Keyword: Bird Town

  • Cape Town to Brazil

    Cape Town, who has stood his entire career at Overbrook Farm near Lexington, has been sold for stallion duty in Brazil.

  • So Long Birdie to Buena Suerte Equine

    So Long Birdie, a half-brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone and champion filly Bird Town, will stand in 2006 at Dr. Leonard Blach's Buena Suerte Equine near Roswell, N.M. His fee will be $2,000.

  • Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko, may not make his first 2005 start until the March 19 San Felipe.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Birds of a Feather

    You could say that So Long Birdie has some awfully big wings to fill. Last year, his half-brother, Birdstone, won the grade I Belmont and Travers, and the year before, his half-sister, Bird Town, captured the grade I Kentucky Oaks and Acorn on her way to an Eclipse Award.

  • Bird Town, flew to victory in the Acorn.

    2003 Eclipse 3YO Female of the Year: Bird Town

    The crowning achievement of Bird Town's 3-year-old campaign began with a dose of bad luck. When the gates sprang open for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on May 2, the Marylou Whitney homebred stumbled, and the confirmed front-running filly was 11th in the field of 12. The slower-than-usual start, however, helped turn her into a lioness in front of a national audience in deep stretch as the daughter of Cape Town ran to victory in an unforgettably powerful performance.

  • Heavily favored Sightseek and Jerry Bailey cruise to victory in the Beldame, Saturday at Belmont.

    Beldame All Sightseek; Frankel Sets Mark

    Juddmonte Farm's' Sightseek romped to her fourth consecutive grade I victory in Saturday's $750,000 Beldame for fillies and mares at Belmont Park, setting the stage for a possible showdown with Azeri in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • Island Fashion turns for home on the way to decisive win in Alabama.

    Island Fashion Ruffles Spoken Fur's Tiara Try

    Jeffrey L. Nielsen's Island Fashion, a lights-out winner of her last start, proved it wasn't a fluke Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, romping home in the $750,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, denying Spoken Fur's bid to sweep the New York Triple Tiara.

  • Spoken Fur Looking for Filly Triple

    When Spoken Fur takes the gate for Saturday's Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, the Bobby Frankel-trainee will be looking for more than her sixth consecutive win. She'll be looking to sweep the inaugural edition of the Triple Tiara and receive a $2-million bonus for owners John and Jerry Amerman.

  • Lady Tak, winning the Test Stakes.

    Lady Tak Turns Table on Bird Town in Test

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Lady Tak hit the stretch in front with jockey Jerry Bailey in the saddle and kicked away from Bird Town for a convincing 4 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Bird Town Returns Home for Test

    Marylou Whitney Stable's Bird Town established herself as a leader in the 3-year-old filly division this spring wirh wins in the Kentucky Oaks and Acorn, both grade I's. She will face seven rivals in Saturday's Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Bird Town (7) makes it two in a row with Acorn win.

    Bird Town Edges Lady Tak in Exciting Acorn

    Bird Town made the lead as they came out of the turn, and then held off a late charge from Lady Tak to win the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) Friday at Belmont Park. It was the second straight grade I win for Bird Town, who won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the day before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Storm Flag Flying

    Storm Flag Flying on Rail for Acorn

    Storm Flag Flying, seeking to get back to her championship form from a year ago, will break from post 1 for Friday's Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The Ogden Mills Phipps' homebred daughter of Storm Cat out of My Flag will face six 3-year-old fillies in the one-turn mile contest.

  • Kentucky Oaks Day Handle Up

    Wagering Friday on Kentucky Oaks Day was up both on and off track, Churchill Downs officials announced.

  • Edgar Prado takes the Ky Oaks aboard stumbling longshot Bird Town.

    Bird Town Overcomes Stumble to Win Oaks

    Before a crowd of 100,523, Marylou Whitney's homebred Bird Town stumbled out of the gate but recovered to pull an upset at 18-1 in the $573,800 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Bird Town drew away in the stretch to win by 3 ¼ lengths in a stakes-record time of 1:48.64.

  • My Boston Gal, impressive in Beaumont victory.

    My Boston Gal Impresses in Stonerside Beaumont

    My Boston Gal made a triumphant return to Keeneland Race Course Thursday with her second career graded stakes win in the about seven-furlong Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies.

  • My Boston Gal Tries to Regain Winning Form

    After two losses to open the 2003 campaign, My Boston Gal faces a deep field in Thursday's $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at about seven furlongs for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland.

  • Storm Flag Flying Closes at Lowest Odds in KOFW

    Reigning juvenile filly champion Storm Flag Flying has yet to race in 2003, but that did not stop racing fans across the United States from making the unbeaten filly a solid favorite in Churchill Downs' inaugural Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which ended its four-day run on April 6.

  • Elloluv Remains a Good Price in Oaks Future

    Elloluv, who ran away from previously undefeated Lady Tak and the remainder of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) field in an impressive display at Keeneland Saturday, is still a good price in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager at 12-1.

  • Dakota Light Turns It On in Calder's Three Ring

    Dakota Light returned to running two turns in Saturday's $100,000 Three Ring Stakes at Calder, contested at a mile and a sixteenth, and the filly celebrated with her first stakes victory.