Keyword: Aptitude

  • Empire Maker

    Empire Maker Remains at $100,000

    Empire Maker, 12th on this year's leading second-crop sires list by progeny earnings, will stand once again for $100,000 at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

  • Empire Maker

    Juddmonte Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farm near Lexington announced its 2008 stud fees Nov. 1,with two remaining the same and one seeing an increase.

  • Aptitude to Shuttle to Argentina

    Aptitude, last year's leading second-crop sire by progeny earnings, will be sent to Haras Vacacion in Argentine for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Great Hunter could go on to the Blue Grass Stakes after winning the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Great Hunter Bags Lewis Stakes

    J. Paul Reddam's grade I winner Great Hunter unleashed a big move leaving the quarter pole and rolled to an impressive victory in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Empire Maker to Remain $100,000

    Empire Maker, whose first foals are yearlings, will stand for $100,000 in 2007, the same fee he commanded in his first three years.

  • Great Hunter wins Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, Saturday at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588554%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    O'Neill Shipper Takes Breeders' Futurity

    Great Hunter, shipped east from California by trainer Doug O'Neill, won the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland, upsetting odds-on favorite and previously unbeaten Circular Quay.

  • Steve Haskin's Belmont Report: Who Needs a Triple Crown Winner?

    With each failed Triple Crown attempt comes an outcry from racing fans and horsemen that the structure of the Triple Crown needs changing. If it is the horses' safety and longevity that is the impetus for their comments, then no one can take issue with them. If, however, it is based on the fact that we have gone 28 years without a Triple Crown winner and racing desperately needs a horse to finally win all three races, that's a different matter.

  • High Limit, Louisiana Derby winner trained by Bobby Frankel.

    Frankel Kinda Misses Media Horde

    In the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby two years ago, all the action swirled around Barn 43, where trainer Bobby Frankel gave daily press conferences that were only a chorus or two of "Hail to the Chief" short of presidential.

  • $375,000 Aptitude Colt Tops OBS Spring Sale's Second Session

    A colt from the first crop of multiple grade I winner <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4313540&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Aptitude</a> brought $375,000 Tuesday to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Empire Maker Remains at $100,000

    Empire Maker, last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner who covered 111 mares this year at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington, will keep his $100,000 stud fee for 2005.

  • Generous Rosi Romps at Arlington

    Flying Column II's Generous Rosi, an English-bred son of Generous, led every step of the way en route to a three-length victory in the $50,000 Buckpasser Handicap Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Aptitude

    Aptitude to Stand at Juddmonte for $25,000

    Millionaire Aptitude, whose 123 Beyer Speed Figure recorded in the Oct. 6 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) remains the highest for the year, has been retired from racing to stand at his birthplace, Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, near Lexington for a $25,000 fee.

  • Fantastic Light, surprise entry in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Godolphin Throws a Curve

    On Tuesday night, most people were convinced Godolphin would run Fantastic Light in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Sakhee in the Turf. On Wednesday morning, those people were proven wrong when the Godolphin braintrust pulled a switcheroo that sent a shockwave of disbelief rippling through the backstretch.

  • Macho Uno, winning the Pennsylvania Derby, will be ridden by Gary Stevens in the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.

    Frankel Works Trio; Stevens 'Definite' for Macho Uno

    Trainer Bobby Frankel worked three of his top Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship contenders at Belmont Park on Saturday morning, and Gary Stevens made it official, saying that he is riding Macho Uno in the Classic (gr. I), after working the horse for trainer Joe Orseno.

  • Aptitude, en route to his Gold Cup victory.

    Juddmonte Farms to Stand Aptitude Following Racing Career

    Recent Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Aptitude will join fellow grade/group I winners Distant View and Chester House at the Juddmonte Farms of his breeder and owner, Khalid Abdullah, when he is retired from racing.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Positive Aptitude

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Aptitude was a man among boys in the Gold Cup, but he'll get a sterner test in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Aptitude&#39;s Gold Cup &quot;was a break-out race that catapulted the son of A.P. Indy right up to the head of the class.&quot;

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: One Step Forward, Two Backward

    It seems for every step forward the Classic takes, it takes two steps backward. Last weekend, it took three steps backward, with the defeats of Albert the Great, Tiznow, and Skimming, the last two at the hands of 39-1 shot Freedom Crest. On the other hand, Aptitude's 10-length tour-de-force in the Jockey Club Gold Cup was a break-out race that catapulted the son of A.P. Indy right up to the head of the class.

  • Aptitude posted his third straight triumph in taking the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Gold Cup Report: New Aptitude

    For the past several months, an insatiable monster has been running amok, devouring stakes and causing mayhem across the land. Finally, horsemen could take no more, and their cry resounded throughout the racing world: Frankelstein must be destroyed.

  • Albert the Great, winning last year&#39;s Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Albert the Great, Aptitude Head Gold Cup Field

    Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, as expected, shapes up as a head-to-head showdown between Bobby Frankel and Nick Zito. Frankel and Zito train four of the seven starters entered for the 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup, including the three standouts – Albert the Great and A P Valentine, from Zito's barn, and Aptitude, from Frankel's barn. Frankel's other starter, Sumitas, was scratched from last week's Meadowlands Cup to make sure Albert the Great does not have an easy time on the lead.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Classic winner Tiznow worked Monday in preparation for the Goodwood Handicap.

    Feisty Tiznow in Sharp Work for Goodwood

    Defending Horse of the Year Tiznow turned in a sharp five furlong work in :59 2/5 at Santa Anita Monday morning, and will run in Sunday's Goodwood Handicap, trainer Jay Robbins said following the work. Robbins said he was very happy with the work and the way the son of Cee's Tizzy galloped out afterward, but wishes the colt would get his act together around the pony.

  • Aptitude and jockey Laffit Pincay are led into the winner&#39;s circle after being awarded the Hollywood Gold Cup.

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  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Bobbles

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- It's not a very satisfying way to determine the outcome of such an important race, but that's the way the game has always been played.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Hopefuls to Work Tuesday

    Trainers of Captain Steve, Skimming, Aptitude, and Futural -- the four leading contenders for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) -- will send their charges out Tuesday morning for their final major preparations for the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • Skimming, winning the Californian.

    Frankel, Dollase Runners Dominate Californian

    Trainers Bobby Frankel and Craig Dollase each sent out a pair of horses to run in Sunday's $500,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) and then watched as their horses filled the top four finishing positions in the Hollywood Park race.

  • Godolphin Racing&#39;s Street Cry will prep for the Kentucky Derby in Saturday&#39;s UAE Derby that is part of the Dubai World Cup card.

    Stage Set For World Cup; Street Cry in Derby Prep

    Mike Pegram's Captain Steve and Godolphin's Best of the Bests, co-favorites at 7-4 for Saturday's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with British bookmaker William Hill, will break from the starting gate alongside each other in post-positions 11 and 10 respectively as a dozen international runners face the starter for the $6 million pot, richest in racing with $3.6 million earmarked for the winner. Also competing in the 1 1/4-mile test is Bobby Frankel-trained Aptitude.

  • Captain Steve, Best of the Bests, Co-Favored in World Cup

    There are clear favorites in three of the big Dubai World Cup Day races, but in THE BIG race, the $6 million Dubai World Cup, Captain Steve from the U.S. and the home team's Best of the Bests are both 7-4. According to William Hill, one of England's leading bookmakers. the biggest favorite on the day is Sunline, who is the 13-8 choice in the Dubai Duty Free.

  • Aptitude Works at Nad Al Sheba

    Aptitude, who is in Dubai preparing for Saturday's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), worked 1,200 meters (six furlongs) Sunday. The son of A.P. Indy covered the distance in 1:10.4 while moving with stablemate Lido Palace.

  • Ladies Din, being patted by Kent Desormeaux after his Eddie Read Handicap win last year, will contest the Dubai Duty Free on the World Cup card.

    Ladies Din, Arkadian Hero Confirmed For World Cup Card

    The fields for the $15.25million Dubai World Cup meeting at Nad Al Sheba on March 24 are all but finalized with just one or two horses yet to confirm their participation. U.S.-based Ladies Din and Arkadian Hero will contest the grade II Dubai Duty Free, joining Captain Steve and Aptitude, who will run in the featured Wolrd Cup.

  • Gary Stevens, who will ride Aptitude in the Dubai World Cup.

    Captain Steve, Aptitude Have World Cup Preps; Frankel Names Stevens

    Mike Pegram's Captain Steve and Juddmonte Farms' Aptitude, America's two entries in the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 24, each worked in Southern California on Friday, one day before they are scheduled to leave on their long journey to the desert nation. Also on Friday, trainer Robert Frankel indicated that Gary Stevens will ride Aptitude for the first time in the World Cup.

  • Captain Steve, Aptitude Confirmed For Dubai World Cup

    Representatives of 17 different countries totaling 80 international runners have confirmed their participation at the 2001 Dubai World Cup meeting at Nad Al Sheba on March 24. The $6-million group I Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates and the opening leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series Racing Championships, is likely to attract 14 runners, including Captain Steve and Aptitude from the U.S.