The limited participation of United States interests in the prestigious Japan Cup in recent years has officials wondering if horsemen are no longer interested in the international stage.
Vagabond Shoes (IRE)
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2007
|Trainer||John W. Sadler|
|Owner||Hronis Racing LLC|
|Breeder||Almagro de Actividades Comerciales S A|
|Vagabond Shoes (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Beat Hollow (GB)||Sadler's Wells|
|Wemyss Bight (GB)|
|Atiza (IRE)||Singspiel (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Yann Durepaire||($200,805)|
|Racing prospect||Hubert Guy Bloodstock||Yann Durepaire||$130,360|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Irish-based Magician took advantage of a fast early pace to roll to victory in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Vagabond Shoes is a 6-year-old gelding who has raced in six different countries, but the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) entrant has never been better than he is now.
Ten Breeders' Cup runners slated for the turf events, led by Obviously (IRE), worked on the grass at Santa Anita Park Oct. 26.
Rebounding from a dismal try in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), Indy Point charged to victory in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park for red-hot jockey Gary Stevens.
Thirteen opponents await Slim Shadey in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) as the British-bred 5-year-old attempts to defend his title Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park.
Favored Vagabond Shoes, circling the field under Victor Espinoza, reached the lead in deep stretch to edge Lucayan by a neck in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 on the turf.
The $150,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 presents a golden opportunity for one of seven older colts and geldings to earn an automatic slot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall.
Late-running Jeranimo returned to his best form with a perfect setup in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), soaring through the stretch under a confident Rafael Bejarano to win going away on the turf July 20 at Del Mar.
French invader Sofast adds a new face to the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, which attracted a familiar group of Southern California-based middle-distance turf runners to the first grade I event of the season July 20 at Del Mar.
Liaison returns to the scene of the biggest victory of his career when he battles six other well-matched older horses at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) May 4.
Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy, an impressive 2 1/2-length winner of the Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) over the Santa Anita Park turf one month ago, heads an eight-horse field in the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (gr. IT).
Lightly raced Silentio, a stylish winner of his stakes debut to begin the Santa Anita season in December, will be part of a packed starting gate for his first start as a 4-year-old in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT).
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|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|