Esther Marr

  • A.P. Indy's Last Yearling Crop

    Esther Marr talks with Mt. Brilliant farm owner Greg Goodman and farm manager Jody Alexander, and Ted Voute of Clearsky Farm, about their A.P. Indy yearling fillies to be sold at the September Sale.

  • Keeneland September Sale Preview

    Esther Marr asks Keeneland's Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, about A.P. Indy and interest in horses prior to the sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Easter's Gift wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Easter Gift Wraps Up Victory in Smarty Jones

    Robert LaPenta's 3-year-old colt Easter Gift proved best in the Sept. 3 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing when he drew off in the final furlong to win the mile-and-70 yard contest in the slop.

  • Hit It Rich wins the Glens Falls Stakes.

    Hit It Rich Has Golden Win in Glens Falls

    Hit It Rich struck gold with her impressive, gate-to-wire performance under Javier Castellano in the Sept. 3 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga for owner/breeder Stuart Janney and trainer Shug McGaughey.

  • Unbridled Command wins the Saranac Stakes.

    Unbridled Command Gives Dominguez Record

    When jockey Ramon Dominguez piloted 10-1 shot Unbridled Command to victory in the Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga Race Course, he achieved another great milestone: a new record for number of wins during the meet.

  • Z Fortune

    Z Fortune Dies of Heart Attack

    Grade III winner Z Fortune died suddenly of a heart attack the morning of Aug. 23, his owner, HRTV reporter Carolyn Conley reported via her Twitter account.

  • Believe You Can

    Believe You Can to Skip Alabama

    Brereton Jones' homebred Believe You Can, who had been working toward a start in the Aug. 18 Alabama Stakes (gr. I), will instead be given some time off at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

  • Dede Snowden

    Winner's Circle: Rebuilding Her Empire

    Breeder Diane "Dede" Snowden attended the Aug. 6-7 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale with one specific purpose: to watch her flashy Empire Maker colt bring big money.

  • Hip #117, filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Wait a While, by Maria's Mon, brought $1.575 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.575M at F-T

    A daughter of Medaglia d'Oro became the current sales topper during the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, bringing a final bid of $1.575 million from trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Hip 80, by Street Cry out of Serenading, sold for $1.2 million at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga.

    Street Cry Colt Fetches $1.2 Million at F-T

    A Street Cry colt was the first seven-figure transaction at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale when he brought a final bid of $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.

  • Hip 154 is by Old Fashioned out of Cintarosa.

    McPeek Shares Saratoga Sale Short List

    With few hours left before the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 6, trainer Kenny McPeek shared the short list of horses he believes will bring big prices.

  • John Veitch

    Veitch Hearing Takes Place in Kentucky

    Former Kentucky chief racing steward John Veitch finally got his day in court Aug. 1 when Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge Thomas Wingate heard arguments on both sides of the controversial Life At Ten case.

  • Zodiac

    OTTB Spotlight: Zodiac

    A year and a half ago, Zodiac was the most critically ill horse to ever come through the gates of the Woodbine, Md.-based Days End Horse Rescue. But thanks to the help from many, he has endured through the darkest of days

  • Hip 86; colt, Malibu Moon - Uncontrollable by Wild Again, brought $375,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale.

    Malibu Moon Colt Fetches $375,000 at F-T

    A Malibu Moon colt brought $375,000 during the early afternoon portion of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale in Lexington July 10. The strapping dark bay was the highest price at the sale thus far.

  • Musical Romance

    Musical Romance Stands Out in Princess Rooney

    In step with the trend from recent years, the July 7 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course has attracted mostly local horses, highlighted by reigning champion female sprinter Musical Romance.

  • Ruthenia won Monmouth's May 28 Violet Stakes over Unbridled Humor and other fellow Eatontown contender Pinch Pie.

    Three Graded Victors Vie for Eatontown Win

    The June 30 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park has attracted a diverse group of fillies and mares, with graded stakes winners Ruthenia, Heavenly Landing, and Unbridled Humor being the standouts.

  • Smiling Tiger has won three grade one races, including the 2011 Triple Bend Handicap.

    Smiling Tiger Heads Tough True North Field

    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.

  • Hansen

    Hansen to Skip Woody Stephens

    Hansen, who won this year's Gotham (gr. III) and was last year's champion 2-year-old male, will not start in the June 9 Woody Stephens (gr. II) at Belmont Park due to a low red blood cell count.

  • Dr Kendall Hansen

    Kendall Hansen Reveals Future Plans

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, the owner/breeder, who is known for pulling such wacky acts as dying his champion colt Hansen's tail blue prior to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), recently revealed some other unusual plans

  • Upperline takes on 6 in the Arlington Matron Stakes.

    Upperline Looks to Double Luck at Arlington

    A competitive filed of older fillies and mares, including previous Arlington Park graded stakes winner Upperline, comprise the lineup for the May 26 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby Leads Acorn Probables

    Among the list of current Acorn probables is Anita Ebert-Cauley's homebred filly On Fire Baby, who is looking to redeem a lackluster fifth-place effort in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Speedy Broadway's Alibi Ready for Lilies

    The daughter of Vindication, who is the co-second choice in the Oaks at 4-1, has developed fast and furious in the last few weeks, enough to convince her connections she's ready to reach for the Lilies.

  • Summer Applause Laying Low for KY Oaks

    Tucked away in Bret Calhoun's barn 22, a considerable distance from the Kentucky Derby backside bustle, is Kentucky Oaks-bound filly Summer Applause, who was casually eating a hearty hay breakfast the morning of May 2.

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    Grace Hall the One to Beat in KY Oaks

    While the striking bay Grace Hall has the favored 5-2 morning line status in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are plenty of other fillies in the full field of 14 that deserve much more than a passing glance.

  • Winner's Circle - A's Game

    Karlovy Vary provided Alex G. Campbell Jr. his most recent adrenaline rush April 7 when she scored a front-running victory in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) and became a live contender for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).