Keyword: Birdstone

  • Blue Tone captured his first stakes win in the San Gabriel

    Blue Tone Preserves San Gabriel Advantage

    Blue Tone's connections supplemented to the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G3) thinking it might come off the turf, and couldn't have been happier in rainy Southern California when he splashed through the slop to his first stakes score.

  • Smarty Jones

    Legends: Smarty Jones an Unlikely Hero

    The chestnut colt blazed a rare trail for a Pennsylvania-bred, becoming only the second to win the Kentucky Derby, and each victory on the road to the Derby greatly increased his popularity and fan following.

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Pointing to Oaklawn Handicap

    Following a five-furlong workout earlier this week at Oaklawn Park, trainer Mark Casse said John Oxley's Noble Bird continues to progress toward his first major objective this year, the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Out for Rest of Year

    Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Noble Bird will sit out the rest of the year after emerging from the Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with a hip injury, trainer Mark Casse said Sept. 12.

  • Blood-Horse Feature Wins Eclipse Award

    The Blood-Horse has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media Internet category for "Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory: A generation repeatedly denied a Triple Crown winner looks to California Chrome".

  • Florida Won wins the Ontario Derby.

    Florida Won Steals Ontario Derby Show

    Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won rallied from last and outkicked Canadian classic winner Coltimus Prime in the final sixteenth to win the Ontario Derby Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 21 at Woodbine.

  • Thank You Marylou comes home strong to win the Dogwood Stakes.

    Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs.

  • Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong.

    Rival Jockeys Have Visions of Beating Chrome

    "Most likely (California Chrome) will be in front of us early on," said Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong. "...We'll have to go by in the stretch. I've had a couple of dreams the last few nights that I pass him.

  • Giant's Causeway

    Sources of Stamina

    It's time to remind breeders and broadcasters alike that stamina still exists in America and remains an essential part of breeding classic winners.

  • Wicked Strong<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162316731&k=Hdr9k6J">Order This Photo</a>

    Wicked Strong Thriving on Training Track

    In preparations similar to trainer Nick Zito's handling of Birdstone between his off-the-board Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finish and his victory in the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Wicked Strong appears to be progressing.

  • Mark Casse

    Casse Optimistic About Derby Prep Starters

    While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date.

  • Smarty Jones won the 2004 Rebel in a time of 1:42.07.

    Retro Rebel: Smarty Jones Wowed in 2004

    "He was just getting better... He matured and had filled out nicely. He was more rounded and he was more settled."--trainer John Servis on Smarty Jones at the time of his Rebel Stakes win.

  • Grindstone Offspring Debuting at Portland

    Grindstone, the first Kentucky Derby winner to stand in the state of Oregon, will see several of his 2-year-olds make their debuts on Oregon Championship Day Nov. 17 at Portland Meadows.

  • Nick Zito

    Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito reflects on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.

  • Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito refelcts on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.

  • Summer Bird is the most recent Belmont Stakes winner sired by a Belmont stakes winner.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2555098366&k=qrwnzXR">Order This Photo</a>

    Sires Who Showed Stamina Deliver in Belmont

    Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.

  • Hip 607, a son of Birdstone, sold for $375,000 at the the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

    Record March Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Climbing like the temperature, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continued its record march April 24, posting another day of positive returns.

  • Summer Bird

    Summer Bird Sold, to Stand in Japan

    Summer Bird, a three-time grade I winner and champion 3-year-old of 2009, has been purchased by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association and will take up stud duty in Japan, WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13.

  • Tapit

    Tapit's Fee Upped to $80,000

    Tapit, who stands at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, has enjoyed such a successful season that his fee has been upped to $80,000 from $50,000.

  • New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell (right), Dr. Leonard Blach (center), and Scott Scanland of Sunland Park celebrate Mine That Bird as New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009.

    NM House Honors Mine That Bird

    New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell recognized Mine That Bird as "New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009." The memorial passed the state's House of Representatives Feb. 11 unanimously by a vote of 70-0.

  • Birdstone

    Birdstone's Fee Upped to $30,000

    Birdstone, sire of two of the three United States classic winners this year, will stand in 2010 for $30,000, up from $10,000, at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Grindstone to Stand in Oregon

    Overbrook Farm stallion Grindstone will continue his stallion career at veterinarian Jack Root's Oakhurst Equine Farm near Newberg, Ore., according to Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.

  • Summer Bird comes home strong in the Travers Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8443336%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Bird Takes Flight in Travers Victory

    Summer Bird continued his meteoric rise to the top of the nation's 3-year-old ranks, as he rolled through the slop for an easy 3 1/2-length score in the $1-million Shadwell Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.