Tracy Gantz

  • Giant Expectations trains toward the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar Nov. 1

    Giant Expectations Has Giant Shoes to Fill

    Giant Expectations, whose owners Ryan Exline and Justin Border also co-own Champagne Room, will shoot to give his owners more Breeders' Cup luck when he goes in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Nov. 3

  • Imperial Hint is on the muscle as he gallops ahead of the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Imperial Hint a Fortunate Impulse Buy for Connections

    Owner Raymond Mamone likes to race a horse or two with trainer Luis Carvajal Jr., and if the 2-year-old filly he planned to race in late 2015 had been ready, Carvajal might not be at the Breeders' Cup with Florida-bred Imperial Hint.

  • (l to r) Panel moderator Simon Bray, John Philips, John Harris, David Ingordo, and Alex Solis II

    Breeding Strategy Discussed at OwnerView Conference

    Despite the many tools available to help with breeding decisions, it's still important to know your horses and look at stallions. That was one of the many tips a panel of experts shared at the OwnerView Conference at the Del Mar Hilton Oct. 31.

  • George Bolton (right) and other partners who co-own Lady Aurelia accept the trophy for her King's Stand win from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Ascot

    Positives of Partnerships Discussed at OwnerView

    In the "Partnerships, Syndicates & Racing Clubs" panel at the 2017 OwnerView Conference, George Bolton, Little Red Feather's Gary Fenton, and Churchill Downs Racing Club's Gary Palmisano discussed their ownership experiences.

  • Hip 94, a Smiling Tiger filly, sold for $220,000 at the Barretts October sale

    Smiling Tiger Filly Tops Barretts Sale for Hull

    Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the action with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California himself.

  • Piedras Negras, the dam of La Traviata (pictured), will be offered at the upcoming Barretts fall sale

    Songbird Breeder Antonelli Plans Dispersal at Barretts

    John Antonelli, breeder of champion filly Songbird, will offer Piedras Negras, dam of graded winner La Traviata and granddam of group 1 winners Seventh Heaven (IRE) and Crusade, as part of his California dispersal at the Barretts fall sale.

  • Hip 78, a daughter of Bodemeister out of the Jump Start mare North Freeway, set a Barretts record when she sold for $300,000

    Strong Cal-Breds Shine at Barretts Select Yearling Sale

    Three yearlings—all California-breds—sold for six figures each at the Barretts select yearling sale Aug. 29 at Del Mar. A daughter of Bodemeister brought $300,000, an Unusual Heat filly sold for $200,000, and Mucho Macho Man colt brought $120,000.

  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

  • Hip 6, a Lucky Pulpit filly, clocked an eighth-mile in :09 4/5

    Two Juveniles Post Fastest Times at Barretts

    A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt who worked a quarter-mile in :20 3/5.

  • Barretts sale horses work over the track at Del Mar

    Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West to Barretts

    After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location.

  • Bruno DeBerdt of Excel Bloodstock

    DeBerdt, Excel Bloodstock Target Barretts Sale

    Following its business plan of purchasing mid-priced yearlings with the pedigrees and athleticism to move forward as both pinhooks and as racehorses, Excel Bloodstock targets the Barretts March sale each year.

  • West Coast Regional: Hello, Daehling

    Joe Daehling has mastered the art of practicality in a way that makes his Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., run at peak cost-efficiency while providing horses with room to run, develop, and grow into athletes.

  • Gloryzapper working at Santa Anita Park Oct. 18

    Heberts' Pride Gloryzapper in F&M Sprint

    Jeff and Kathleen Hebert fell in love with a Kentucky-bred daughter of Ghostzapper at the 2013 Keeneland yearling sale. She had some veterinary issues, which scared enough bidders away that the couple got her for just $15,000.

  • Spain Burg's co-owners Dean Reeves (left) and Randy Hill at Santa Anita Park.

    Must-Have Filly Takes Owners to Breeders' Cup

    Dean Reeves cut short a Bahama vacation to buy Spain Burg out of this year's Arqana Arc sale for €1.5 million. He and partner Randy Hill now have a starter in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I).

  • Spreading the Risk Key for New Owners

    When deciding to get into horse ownership, go slowly and spread your risk, advised a panel of experts at the opening session of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Masochistic worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:00

    Masochistic Relaxed in BC Sprint Workout

    Masochistic worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:00 with jockey Mike Smith aboard in a relaxed manner that had all of his connections pleased with the Oct. 29 move at Santa Anita Park.

  • Owner Richard Eamer Dies at 88

    Richard Eamer, who owned divisions of Mandysland Farm in California and Kentucky during the 1980s and 1990s, died May 2, it was announced in the June 5 edition of the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.

  • Milton Freewater

    Candy Ride Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.

  • Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5

    Hansen, Speightstown Progeny Fast at Barretts

    Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at Del Mar. Among those working a quarter-mile, a son of Speightstown posted :20 3/5.

  • Hip 12, a colt by The Factor, brought $460,000.

    The Factor Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A son of first-crop sire The Factor, who previewed with a furlong work in :09 4/5, brought $460,000 to top the Barretts select 2-year-old sale at Del Mar March 30.

  • Barretts' first Del Mar sale was held last May

    Barretts Sees Strength in March Catalog

    More than 20% of the horses in Barretts' March 2-year-old sale catalog have gone through a yearling sale for six figures. That could indicate strength in the company's first select juvenile auction at Del Mar March 30.

  • High Cotton Filly Tops Barretts Sale

    A 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton topped the Barretts January mixed sale, selling for $55,000. The sale, held at Del Mar Jan. 20, had an average of $8,239, down 2.9% from the 2015 average of $8,487.

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    Honor Code Named Champion Older Dirt Male

    Honor Code earned his Eclipse Award the old-fashioned way. He campaigned from late winter until the fall, didn't duck the competition, and won prestigious and historic grade I events in New York.