Jockey is full of confidence as he prepares to ride last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint champion in the Dubai Golden Shaheen March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.
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Grade I-winning New York champion Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the June 9 True North Handicap (gr. II), was euthanized at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania June 14.
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New York-bred champion sprinter Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the running of the True North Handicap (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 9, remained stabled at Belmont Park overnight.
Caixa Eletronica took advantage of a blistering early pace to rally in the stretch for a three-quarters of a length victory in the True North Handicap (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes card June 8.
An accomplished field of seasoned, older spinters, headed by grade I victors Smiling Tiger and Giant Ryan, will vie for victory in the $400,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park.
Giant Ryan stole the show at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders' annual awards banquet April 2, winning top honors as 2011 New York-bred Horse of the Year, champion older male, and champion male sprinter.
Giant Ryan and The Factor, the U.S. representatives in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, have worked well on the Tapeta surface at Meydan Racecourse and appear primed for big efforts.
- By Jim Freer
Trainer Bisnath Parboo and son Shivananda head to Dubai with grade I winner Giant Ryan. read blog
The Factor will face Rocket Man and several other of the world's top sprinters when he goes to the post in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
America's contenders for the $27 million Dubai World Cup program, including champion Royal Delta and multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, have landed safely in Dubai and are in good health after the long flight from Florida.
Don't be distracted because Giant Ryan's trainer Bisnath Parboo is not a household name. This horse is coming into the Breeders' Cup Sprint off a six-race winning streak.
Giant Ryan, who is riding a six-race win streak heading into the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5 at Churchill Downs early Oct. 26.
Shivananda Parbhoo's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Trinniberg worked a half-mile over sloppy going in :48 1/5 after the renovation break on a cold and rainy morning Oct. 20 at Churchill Downs.
Under a light rain and on a wet-fast track at Churchill Downs, Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) hopeful Giant Ryan breezed an easy three furlongs in :39 1/5 on Oct. 19.
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Flat Out, Stacelita, Giant Ryan, Uncle Mo, Havre de Grace, Game On Dude. Read More
Giant Ryan held off a challenge by Force Freeze and pulled a 12-1 surprise in the $350,000 Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at muddy Belmont Park.
This week's nominees: TIzway, Courageous Cat, Teaks North, and Giant Ryan. Read More
Giant Ryan ran his winning streak to five races when he collared pacesetting Irrefutable a couple of strides before the wire to win by a neck in the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) July 9 at Calder Race Course.
Noble's Promise made headlines finishing a close third in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and fifth in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Triple Crown Talk blog, with host Jason Shandler, offers Gotham Analysis and Selections.
|Giant Ryan View Five-Cross Pedigree||Freud||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||JMJ Racing||Burleson Farms, agent||$14,000|
|Two-year-old||M&H Training and Sales, agent||($25,000)|
|Two-year-old||Shivananda Racing||M&H Training and Sales, agent||$27,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.