Erin Shea

  • Martini Glass runs by the favored Lewis Bay to score in the Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Martini Glass Upsets Lewis Bay in Royal Delta

    Showing an extra gear late, Martini Glass managed to catch multiple graded stakes winner Lewis Bay and run by the even-money favorite with ease in the Gulfstream Park stretch to win the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.

  • Joe Bravo aboard Synchrony wins the Fair Grounds Handicap

    Synchrony Wins Fair Grounds Handicap Off Layoff

    Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony earned his first graded stakes victory in style when he edged favored Mr. Misunderstood in the stretch to take the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) by two lengths Feb. 17. 

  • The Player wins the Mineshaft Handicap

    The Player Sharp in Mineshaft Handicap Win

    Bouncing back from his last two off-the-board efforts, The Player made his 4 1/4-length win look easy Feb. 17 in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) when he lead at every call in the 1 1/16-mile event at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Former Puerto Rico Runner Settles in at Rose Bower

    Barbara Luna specifically looks to help horses that are 7 years old and up with at least 70 starts. While he doesn't exactly fit those specifications, Ten Tequilas is another kind of war horse that piqued her interest.

  • World Approval, John Velazquez, and Mark Casse after the Tampa Bay Stakes

    World Approval to Bypass Dubai, Aim for U.S. Races

    World Approval, 2017 champion turf male, will not head to Dubai to compete in the March 31 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) but will stay in the U.S. and be pointed to grade 1 stakes going a mile, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 12. 

  • Battle Station wins the Rego Park Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct

    Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Ring Weekend wins his season debut at Gulfstream Park

    Ring Weekend Opens 7-Year-Old Season a Winner

    West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend had not visited the winner's circle since November of 2016, but he found his way back in his 7-year-old season opener Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Heart to Heart takes the Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes over Kurilov

    Heart to Heart Earns Elusive G1 Win in GP Turf

    Under the familiar guidance of jockey Julien Leparoux, Heart to Heart had his way with the pace on the front end and earned his first top-level victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes (G1T) Feb. 10 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Daisy scores in the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Daisy, Blonde Bomber Top Suncoast Stakes

    Fox Hill Farms' Daisy, winner of the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack in November, will make her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Good Magic wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Del Mar

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Carries Eclipse to Good Magic

    Good Magic finally broke his maiden in the Nov. 4 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), and with that victory, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables' colt earned an Eclipse Award for 2017 champion juvenile male. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Vinceremos: 'A Poster Child' for the Thoroughbred Cycle

    Vinceremos, the Machmer Hall-bred who ran in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), was on a familiar path. Even with his promising start on the Derby trail, as time went on he started to drop down through the ranks.

  • Control Group takes the Alex M. Robb Stakes by four lengths at Aqueduct

    Control Group Too Good in Alex M. Robb

    Michael Dubb and David Simon's Control Group ran to his odds-on favoritism and easily added another win to his résumé in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes Jan. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Awesome Banner wins the Fire Plug Stakes

    Awesome Banner Back to Winner's Circle After Fire Plug

    Jacks or Better Farm homebred Awesome Banner started out 2018 with a return to the winner's circle. The 5-year-old son of Awesome of Course pulled away to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes Jan. 20 at Laurel Park.

  • Madame Stripes and Kent Desormeaux win the Megahertz Stakes

    Madame Stripes Surges to Megahertz Win

    A multiple graded-placed runner, Gainesway Stable's Madame Stripes (ARG) finally earned her first graded victory Jan. 15 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) as she ran down rivals in the Santa Anita Park stretch.

  • Dreaming of Anna wins the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

    Champion Dreaming of Anna Dies at 14

    Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion 2-year-old filly, died of a ruptured aorta Jan. 9 at Woodspring Farm near Versailles, Ky., Dr. Gary Priest confirmed Jan. 15. She was 14.

  • Farrell wins the Pippin Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Farrell Notches Hard-Fought Pippin Stakes Score

    Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell was pressed early by Terra Promessa and then had to battle back late against Ever So Clever to eke out a win by three-quarters of a length Jan. 13 at Oaklawn Park in the $125,000 Pippin Stakes

  • Ultra Brat and Nik Juarez win the Marshua's River Stakes

    Ultra Brat Finds Another Gear in Marshua's River

    Ultra Brat earned her first graded stakes win in style when she gained the lead at the quarter pole and put away a bid from favored Dream Dancing to take the Marshua's River Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Sharp Azteca

    Paolucci Secures Two Pegasus Entries, Eyes Third

    Owner Ron Paolucci, who races as Loooch Racing Stable, has worked out a deal to run Ivan Rodriguez's Sharp Azteca and his co-owned War Story in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1). He is eyeing a spot for his Game Over.

  • Flameaway wins the Kitten's Joy Stakes

    Flameaway Game in Kitten’s Joy Win

    Guided by jockey Julien Leparoux through a ground-saving trip, Flameaway battled back when challenged in the deep stretch to win the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 6. 

  • Harmonize lands her first graded stakes score in the 2015 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland

    Grade 1 Winner Harmonize Retired

    Grade 1 winner Harmonize has been retired from racing and will be bred to WinStar Farm's More Than Ready, owner Larkin Armstrong announced via Twitter Jan. 1. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Adena Helps OTTBs Find New Careers Via In-House Program

    The Stronach family's Adena Springs is known in the Thoroughbred industry as a successful breeder and owner participating in the highest levels in the United States and Canada, but the Stronachs are also advocates for responsible aftercare.

  • Service Stripe at Crestwood Farm, where he began his stud career

    Service Stripe Euthanized Due to Old Age

    Pensioned sire Service Stripe, who was relocated to Oklahoma in 2009, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, owner Ellen Caines said Dec. 27. The son of Deputy Minister—Wedding Picture, by Blushing Groom, was 26. 

  • Valadorna and Brian Hernandez Jr. gallop home to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Valadorna an Easy Winner in Tiffany Lass

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Valadorna coasted home an easy winner in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 26. The win was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is grade 1-placed. 

  • Do Share pulls off a narrow win in the Gravesend Stakes

    Do Share Surges to Gravesend Score

    Racing back in just a little over a week since his win in an optional-claiming allowance race, Do Share rallied from fifth to take the Dec. 23 $100,000 Gravesend Stakes by a half-length over Life in Shambles at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Cozmic One and Isabela de Sousa

    Cozmic One Begins New Off-Track Career

    Cozmic One, a son of Bernardini out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, only made $5,770 in five starts but he could make up for that when he competes in the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 4-7, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Mo Cash takes the FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs

    Mo Cash, Tricks to Doo Impress at Tampa Bay Downs

    Marco Thoroughbred Corp.'s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16.