Evan Hammonds

  • Nyquist Update: Jogs at Keeneland

    Nyquist, the unbeaten favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), jogs twice around Keeneland's main track April 19. Reddam Racing's champion is slated to work on Friday.

  • Nickname Holds Class Edge in Beaumont

    LNJ Foxwoods' Nickname, winner of last year's Frizette Stakes (gr. I), holds a class advantage over her four rivals in Keeneland's Beaumont Stakes (gr. III). The race is for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Nyquist jogged three times around the training track under exercise rider Jonny Garcia on April 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-VqTfGrj">Order This Photo</a>

    Nyquist Jogs on Keeneland Training Track

    Champion Nyquist jogged on Keeneland's synthetic training track a day after galloping on the main track at the Lexington oval. He is slated to work for the first time since winning the Florida Derby (gr. I) April 15.

  • Unified is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the April 9 Bay Shore Stakes

    Unified Favored in Bay Shore

    Centennial Farms' Unified is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the April 9 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) off one start. The son of Candy Ride broke his maiden Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Go Maggie Go leads the way to victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-hHnBWcp">Order This Photo</a>

    Go Maggie Go Gallops in Oaks

    Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go (by Ghostzapper) making just her second career start, tops Paola Queen and odds-on favorite Off the Tracks in the 50th running of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).

  • Upstart winning last year's Holy Bull Stakes

    Upstart Makes Season Debut in Razorback

    Ralph Evans' Upstart, a grade II winner and player on the Triple Crown trail last year, makes his 2016 debut as the 120-pound highweight in the March 19 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Naughty Natisha Dies at 22

    Naughty Natisha, the dam of 2007 New York-bred horse of the year Naughty New Yorker, died Feb. 24 at Stepwise Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • American Pharoah

    New Sires: American Made

    Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:

  • Fasig-Tipton Ky Winter Mixed Sale Preview

    Evan Hammonds previews the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, includes comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winner's Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972 Now known as the Eclipse Awards

    BH 100: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards having taken place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event—and coverage—since the inaugural "Winner’s Circle Awards" dinner took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York Jan. 26, 1972.

  • NYTB Seats New Board

    New York Thoroughbred Breeders held its first meeting of 2016 Jan. 21. The newly seated board is headed by president Thomas J. Gallo III.

  • Stellar Wind

    Eclipse Nod to Stellar Wind as Top 3YO Female

    Dominating the division in Southern California and a tough-as-nails defeat against the older Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders' Cup was enough for Stellar Wind to be named the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.

  • Lucy N Ethel leaves the competition behind in the Old Hat Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vrn2ntK">Order This Photo</a>

    Lucy N Ethel Cruises in Old Hat

    Lucy N Ethel, two-for-two at Parx last year, went wire-to-wire in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Gulfstream Park. The daughter of During covered the six furlongs in 1:10.03.

  • Ballet Diva winning the Susan's Girl Stakes.

    Ballet Diva Steps Up in Old Hat

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Ballet Diva (by Hear No Evil) goes for career win number five in her graded debut Jan. 2, the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.