Melaina Phipps

  • Groupie Doll

    Groupie Doll Headlines Gardenia Stakes

    The 32nd running of the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 10 will mark 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll's 5-year-old debut.

  • Aubby K
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    Grade I Winner Aubby K Sold After Retirement

    Aubby K, winner of the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) and the Inside Information Stakes (gr. II), was retired from racing this week with a fractured sesamoid in her foreleg sustained after a workout at Saratoga July 29.

  • Mr. Hot Stuff takes the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2671307626&k=TXNXkxC">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Hot Stuff Takes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

    Mr. Hot Stuff, with Paddy Young in the irons, pulled away from early leader Brave Prospect to capture the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes (NSA-I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sir Shackleton Returns to Stand at Dana Point

    Representatives from Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., have announced the return of multiple graded stakes winning stallion Sir Shackleton for the 2014 breeding season.

  • Dance to Bristol wins the Honorable Miss.
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    Honorable Miss Makes Six for Dance to Bristol

    Coming from off the pace in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, Susan Wantz's Dance to Bristol extended her win streak to six with her July 29 victory.

  • Starstruck wins the Matchmaker Stakes.

    Starstruck Shines Bright in Matchmaker Stakes

    Good things come to those who wait, and so it was that Calumet Farm's Irish filly Starstruck bided time stalking the pace, waiting for the right moment to take home the win in the 47th Matchmaker Stakes.

  • Miss Monroe First Winner for Behindatthebar

    Louisiana stallion Behindatthebar was represented by his first winner when Miss Monroe captured a five-furlong maiden special weight for juvenile fillies in her third start July 27 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Laughing won the Matchmaker in 2012.

    International Intrigue in Matchmaker Stakes

    An international field of fillies and mares is set for the 47th running of the $150,000 Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 28.

  • First Starter a Winner for Unbridled Express

    Unbridled Express was represented by his initial winner when his first starter, Express Model, posted an impressive maiden victory in her second start July 24 in the fourth race at Indiana Downs.

  • Old Friends at Cabin Creek Summer Events

    Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York division of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., will be hosting two special events this summer to coincide with the Saratoga Race Course meet.

  • Zafari Nation First Winner for Nationhood

    Multiple stakes winner Nationhood celebrated his first winner when 2-year-old Zafari Nation bested her five rivals in a 4 1/2 furlong maiden claiming sprint for juvenile fillies at Emerald Downs July 13.

  • Robin Scully of Clovelly Farms Dies

    Robin Scully, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died in his sleep July 12 at his home, Abbottswood, in the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the English Cotswolds. He was 89 years old.

  • Seaneen Girl won the 2012 Golden Rod Stakes.

    Wide Open Field of Fillies for Arlington Oaks

    An open field of experience, including graded stakes winners Seaneen Girl and Gold Edge, makes up the field of seven 3-year-old fillies that will go from the gate for the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) July 20.

  • Peppers Pride, who earned $1,066,085, is the top runner sired by Desert God.

    New Mexico Sire Desert God Pensioned

    New Mexico leading sire Desert God has been pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues. He will reside at owner Joseph Allen's farm near Abilene, Texas. He did not cover any mares in the 2013 breeding season.

  • Harlan's Holiday Filly Sells for $270,000

    A gray or roan filly by Harlan's Holiday (hip #107) sold for $270,000 July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. Ernie D. Semersky signed the ticket on the filly who was consigned by Select Sales, agent.

  • Dual Grade I Winner Sewickley Dies

    Sewickley, a dual grade I winner and sire, died July 10 in Marylandat the age of 28. According to his owner, the cause of death was complications due to colic.

  • Uh Oh Bango

    Grade II-Winning Uh Oh Bango to E.A. Ranches

    Dual graded stakes winner Uh Oh Bango has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at E.A. Ranches farm near Ramona, Calif. A fee has yet to be announced for the 6-year-old son of Top Hit.

  • Rydilluc won the Penn Mile on June 1, defeating Charming Kitten and Jack Milton.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548605336&k=MPV9SNq">Order This Photo</a>

    Field of Ten Set for July 13 Virginia Derby

    The 16th running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 13 at Colonial Downs brings together a varied field of competitors, and quite a few of them share the same bloodlines.

  • Undefeated Champion and Sire Fasliyev Dies

    Fasliyev, European champion 2-year-old and sire of five champions and 32 graded stakes winners, died July 8 at Yushun Stallion Company in Japan. He was 16.

  • Raging Daoust (left) gets up over Big Sur to upset the Salvator Mile.

    33-1 Upsetter and Photo Finish in Salvator

    It was a battle of the longshots down the stretch in the 65th edition of Monmouth Park's Salvator Mile (gr. III) July 6. Raging Daoust, won his first stakes test by a nose over pacesetter Big Sur.

  • Csaba has won 8 stakes races, including the Memorial Handicap on May 25.

    Speedy Field Entered in Salvator Mile

    A speed-laden field has been entered for the 65th running of the $150,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds and up to be held at Monmouth Park July 6.

  • Einstein

    First Crop Stallion Einstein Two-for-Two

    Two months ago, Einstein was awaiting his first starter. He now counts two winners from his first two starters, E Equalsmcsquared and Theoryofrelativity.

  • Delegation wins the Dominion Day Stakes in record time.

    Record Setting Romp for Delegation

    Delegation set the pace and never let up, taking the 61st running of the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (gr. III) in record time at Woodbine on the July 1 Canada Day card.

  • Veteran Horseman Donald Potash Dies

    Donald Potash, horseman, manager of New York-based Tri County Stables, and longtime consultant for Milestone Farm near Lexington, died at his home in Bayside, N.Y., June 23. He was 70.

  • Channel Lady comes on late to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes.

    Channel Lady Proves Best in All Along Stakes

    Splitting rivals down the stretch, Channel Lady overtook front running Welcome Dance and Appealing Cat to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 22 at Colonial Downs.

  • Dabirsim

    French Champion Dabirsim to Stand in Germany

    Dual group I winner and 2010 champion highweighted French colt Dabirsim will stand at Gestt Karlshof Stud near Bergstrasse, where he will join stallions Samum and Kamsin.

  • First Winners for First-Crop Sire Dunkirk

    Two-time grade I-placed Dunkirk had his first winner in the U.S. with Kendini, when the gelding captured a 4 1/2 furlong maiden claiming race at Emerald Downs June 16 in his career debut.

  • Inglorious

    Canadian Champion Filly Inglorious Retires

    Inglorious, the 2011 recipient of Canada's Sovereign Award for champion 3-year-old filly has been retired. She is one of only five fillies to capture both the Woodbine Oaks and the Queen's Plate.

  • Charlie Camac, Racing Official, Dies at 78

    Charles "Charlie" Camac, starter and steward at tracks in Florida and New Jersey for five decades, died May 26 at his home in Williston, Fl. He was 78.

  • First Winner for Freshman Sire Roi Charmant

    California freshman sire Roi Charmant registered his first winner June 8 at Golden Gate Fields when Pheisty Kid gamely captured a maiden special weight sprint in his second effort.

  • Oklahoma Relief Effort

    Hagyard Ships Supplies to Tornado Horses

    In the days immediately following the tornado, Hagyard staff began accepting donations of medical and grooming supplies, tack, and money to help the Oklahoma horses. After weeks of collection, it's all shipping out.

  • Belmont Charity Auction Adds Frankel Halter

    The June 6 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration hosted at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain will feature an auction to benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Dialed In at Darby Dan Farm

    TOBA Breeding Clinic Takes Place in Lexington

    From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.

  • A. U. Miner

    A. U. Miner to Enter Stud in Indiana

    A. U. Miner, winner of the 2010 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park (now Parx Racing) and third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon will enter stud for the 2014 season in Indiana.

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    Looking at Fresh Contenders in the Preakness

    From a field of 19 for the Kentucky Derby, the runners now number nine for the Preakness. This year Departing, Titletown Five, and Govenor Charlie opted to forego the Run for the Roses to chase black-eyed Susans instead.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Rosie Napravnik Joins Board of Old Friends

    Two days before riding Mylute to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 5, jockey Rosie Napravnik was appointed to the board of directors of Old Friends Farm. They are "thrilled to have her," said Michael Blowen.

  • Joseph W. Hocker, Farrier, Dies at 74

    Joseph W. Hocker, noted farrier who tended to many important racehorses for almost five decades, died in his hometown of Lexington, Ky. April 22. He was 74.