Grade I-winning millionaire gelding The Usual Q. T. was euthanized the first week of February due to complications from an illness, trainer Jim Cassidy confirmed Feb. 27.
The Usual Q. T.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2006
Two-time grade I winner The Usual Q. T., who earned more than $1.5 million in his career, has been retired, trainer Jim Cassidy announced March 8.
Sanagas, a dominating 3 1/4-length winner of the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. I) last November, returns to action for new connections in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 11 at Santa Anita.
Norvsky charged past 7-10 favorite Jeranimo late in the stretch to capture the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park in California.
Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Jeranimo rates a solid chance to repeat in the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. II) on the Santa Anita turf Jan. 16 in a race that marks the return of millionaire The Usual Q. T.
Tracking a hot pace for jockey Joe Talamo, Ryehill Dreamer shot home to win the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) by a whisker over Sidney's Candy on the Hollywood Park turf May 28.
Sidney's Candy is back on the turf for the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 28 following his upset at odds of 2-5 in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) earlier this month on the Cushion Track.
Liberian Freighter dictated the pace and once again proved too tough to pass in the lane, posting a half-length win in the $98,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Easter Day feature over the Hollywood Park turf April 24.
The Usual Q. T., winner of the 2009 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), returns to Hollywood Park on Easter Sunday, April 24, for the $100,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) against five rivals.
Caracortado, a grade II winner on Santa Anita's synthetic track last winter, proved equally at home on the lawn when he outlasted The Usual Q. T. to capture the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Turf by a half-length Jan. 29.
The Usual Q. T., in his first appearance since placing third in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), heads the field for the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the second day of the Santa Anita season Dec. 27.
Multiple grade I winner Court Vision, overlooked at odds of 7-1, soared past The Usual Q. T. in deep stretch to capture the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) at the Toronto track Sept. 19.
Top turf horses from the East, West, Europe, and a handful of local contenders will converge in Toronto for a sparkling edition of the $1 million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) on Sept. 19.
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of brisnet.com preview the Woodbine Mile (Can-IT). Plus, picks for the Summer Stakes (Can-IIIT). Watch Video
The Woodbine Mile is shaping up to be a sensational race, as Court Vision could meet a couple of other East Coast rivals, five locally-based challengers, a European invader, as well as three shipping in from California.
Richard's Kid successfully defended his title in the $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG (gr. I) when he came from off the pace to edge Crowded House at Del Mar Aug. 28.
Awesome Gem, the pride of the ownership syndicate West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Craig Dollase, takes his record fourth shot at the $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG (gr. I) as one of the favorites Aug. 28.
Richard's Kid worked a quick half-mile in :46 4/5 at Del Mar on Aug. 23 as he continued to prep for a defense of his title in the Aug. 28 $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG.
The Usual Q. T., ridden patiently by Victor Espinoza, made easy work of strong field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) over the Del Mar turf for the second grade I victory of his career July 24.
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Eddie Read (gr. I) at Del Mar on July 24. Also picks for the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga. Watch Video
Four grade or group I winner are among the compact field of seven set to contest the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), the first graded stakes on the Del Mar summer program July 24.
Longshot Al Shemali took over from a trio of American horses in upper stretch and pulled away to win the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) March 27 at Meydan Racecourse.
Three U.S.-based runners -- The Usual Q. T., Take the Points, and Courageous Cat -- are among a full field of 16 drawn for the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) to be held on the Meydan Racecourse turf March 27.
California Flag and Dancing in Silks, both Breeders' Cup winners last year, share the honor of California-bred Horse of the Year for 2009.
Dancing in Silks, winner of the 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been named California champion sprinter and older male by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Bold Chieftain made a late charge from mid-pack to win the Sunshine Millions Classic. Palladio finished a close second.
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The Usual Q. T., on a six-race winning streak on grass, will stay home for the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, even though it means switching to Santa Anita's Pro-Ride main track Jan. 30.
Grade I winner The Usual Q. T. rallied wide on the far turn to take the $100,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIIT) for his sixth consecutive win on opening day Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
Since trainer James Cassidy switched The Usual Q.T. to the turf to break his maiden in August, all the California-bred son of standout sire Unusual Heat has done is win. He ran his streak to five against a powerful field.
Take the Points, winner of a pair of grade I stakes in his last two starts, will renew acquaintances with Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) winner Battle of Hastings and five other graded winners Nov. 29 in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.
|Trainer||James M. Cassidy|
|Owner||Don Van Racing, Inc., Nentwig, Michael, Saadeh, Goerge and Byer, Jeffrey|
|Breeder||Carlee Van Kempen|
|The Usual Q. T. View Five-Cross Pedigree||Unusual Heat||Nureyev|
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