2009 Bay Colt
|Trainer: Michael R. Matz|
|Jockey: John R. Velazquez|
|Owner: Chadds Ford Stable|
|Breeder: Phyllis M Wyeth|
|Union Rags||Dixie Union||Dixieland Band|
|2010||Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2010 Select Yearling Sale||$145,000|
GRADE 1 WINNER AT 2 & A CLASSIC
WINNER AT 3 WITH BELMONT S. WIN.
" . . . BIG, BEAUTIFUL & EXTREMELY
TALENTED" - Steve Haskin, TBH
by John P. Sparkman
Despite admirable objective accomplishments, some very good sires like Dixie Union seem fated not to be fully appreciated within their lifetimes.
Gibson Thoroughbred Farm in Washington state has purchased War Power, a multiple winner by Pulpit out of a half sister to 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags.Monday, February 18, 2013
Bloodhorse.com's most popular stories, blogs, videos, slideshows, and horse profiles for 2012.Wednesday, January 02, 2013
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2013.Friday, December 07, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Distance concerns were, to a degree, dispelled by his determined triumph over the Remsen's nine furlongs.
Jason and Tom give their picks for the 138th Kentucky Derby.Friday, November 16, 2012
Lane's End stallion Smart Strike, a two-time leading sire, will stand in 2013 for $85,000, the same fee he stood for in 2012.Monday, November 05, 2012
Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury.Monday, September 17, 2012
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., the farm announced Aug. 16.Friday, August 17, 2012
Five other contenders line up for their shot at a $1 million purse, joining the Bob Baffert trainee in trying to bring excitement to a summer season lacking major 3-year-old stars.Thursday, July 26, 2012
Owner Phyllis Wyeth is now shopping for a stud deal for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags, her adviser Russell Jones said July 20.Friday, July 20, 2012
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags has sustained a minor suspensory injury and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Jockeys Javier Castellano, Ramon Dominguez, Mario Gutierrez, and John Velazquez are the four nominees in the "Best Jockey" category for the 20th annual ESPY awards, ESPN announced June 27Wednesday, June 27, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leading up to the 2012 classics, many speculated that Union Rags could be the horse to end the long wait for a 12th winner of the U.S. Triple Crown.
Velazquez will not require surgery on a broken right collarbone sustained in a June 16 riding accident at Churchill Downs, according to a medical update issued June 21 by the jockey's wife.Thursday, June 21, 2012
This free report is a look back at the 2012 Triple Crown by award-winning turf writer Steve Haskin.Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Amid the chaos in New York, Union Rags delivers a brilliant performance.Tuesday, June 12, 2012
In his hauntingly melodic song, "Hallelujah," Leonard Cohen wrote, "Baby I've been here before. I know this room, I've walked this floor."Monday, June 11, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), True North Handicap (gr. II), Just A Game Stakes (gr. I), and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT).Sunday, June 10, 2012
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags was a happy horse this morning in Michael Matz's barn at the Fair Hill training center in Elkton, Md.Sunday, June 10, 2012
Overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on NBC soared in spite of the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I'll Have Another, topping last year's overnight by 13% and the 2010 overnight by 74%.Sunday, June 10, 2012
View the excitement of Belmont Stakes 144.Sunday, June 10, 2012
Lenny Shulman recaps the exciting 2012 Belmont Stakes won by Union Rags. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.Saturday, June 09, 2012
Trainer Michael Matz and Jockey John Velazquez answer questions after Union Rags' victory in the 2012 Belmont Stakes.Saturday, June 09, 2012
A photo gallery of a typical morning with Belmont Stakes contender Union Rags.Saturday, June 09, 2012
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