Keyword: Bruce Lunsford

  • Jockey Rafael Hernandez guides Stacked Deck to victory in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes Sept. 11, 2016 at Woodbine Racetrack.

    Stacked Deck Aims for Kennedy Road Defense

    Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Kennedy Road Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Excels in Kennedy Road Victory

    Coming off a disappointing 10th-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck was back in his sweet spot Nov. 22, on the Woodbine synthetic main track.

  • Bruce Lunsford

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Bruce Lunsford is a Kentuckian to the core. Having served as state commerce secretary and as an integral member of several Kentucky businesses, Lunsford has since turned to the Bluegrass State's equine pastime.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Holds in Bold Venture

    Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.

  • Hip 1482 by Smart Strike sold for $700,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

    A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.

  • Hip 169 A.P.Indy-Madcap Escapade sold for $900,000 at the Keeneland Yearling Sales.

    Lunsford Buys Out Sikura in A.P. Indy Filly

    A daughter of A.P. Indy out of millionaire Madcap Escapade was bought for $900,000 by breeder Bruce Lunsford from Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent, at the Sept. 13 select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Drilling for Oil Reported Dead in Peru

    Drilling for Oil, a graded stakes winner who was sent in July to Peru for stallion duty, was reportedly taken off a farm where he had arrived for stud duty only a few days earlier. The horse was found dead a few miles from the farm, having been butchered for his meat.

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    Mi Sueno Scores an Upset in the Sorrento

    The first foal out of millionaire Madcap Escapade won a graded stakes in her third start Aug. 7 in the grade III Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar. The filly by Pulpit was sold as a weanling in 2007 for $1.7 million.

  • Late Move Earns Bel Air Beauty Pin Oak Score

    Bel Air Beauty had not won in more than a year. As it turned out, all the 3-year-old filly needed was a return trip to Keeneland to earn her second career victory. Receiving a patient stalking trip from jockey Mark Guidry, Bel Air Beauty hung five-wide throughout the backstretch, followed the leaders, and then made a decisive move in the stretch en route to a two-length victory in the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 19 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Tessa Blue Topples Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks

    Bruce Lunsford's Tessa Blue blew off the final turn more than four lengths in front and kept rolling to the easiest of victories for her first graded stakes win in the $406,500 Indiana Breeders Cup Oaks (gr. III) the night of Oct. 5 at Hoosier Park.

  • Bel Air Beauty makes her mark in Alcibiades win on opening day at Keeneland.

    Maiden Bel Air Beauty Pulls Shocker in Alcibiades

    In her first start, Bel Air Beauty was boxed in at the quarter pole and came flying to finish second. In her second, she angled out, had clear sailing, and won the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. II) to highlight Keeneland's opening day.

  • <a href ="http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P14-1015" target="blank">Champagne winner First Samurai, one of the most exciting horses entered in the Breeders' Cup.</a>

    Co-Owner Says First Samurai Has Charisma

    One of the most exciting horses scheduled to run in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 29 is First Samurai. Undefeated in four races, the son of Giant's Causeway is his division's leader heading into the Bessemer Trust Juvenile (gr. I).

  • First Samurai emerges as early Juvenile star with Hopeful win.

    No Hope for Rivals as First Samurai Romps

    An anticipated stretch battle between the unbeaten colts First Samurai and Henny Hughes never materialized when prohibitive choice Henny Hughes offered no response in the $245,000 Hopeful (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Undefeated Henny Hughes, First Samurai Clash in Hopeful

    A field of five juveniles has drawn in for Saturday's 101st running of the prestigious Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Annexed last year by dual classic winner Afleet Alex, undefeated Henny Hughes and First Samurai lead this year's cast postward.

  • First Samurai Swings Sword Toward Hopeful

    First Samurai, an impressive 2-year-old allowance winner Aug. 7, breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5 over the main track Friday morning with Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey aboard. The son of Giant's Causeway will make his next start in the Hopeful (gr. I), going seven furlongs on the Travers (gr. I) undercard Aug. 27.

  • Madcap Escapade winning the Vinery Madison Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Retired

    Bruce Lunsford's millionaire Madcap Escapade, the brilliantly fast winner of the $500,000-added Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) in Calder Race Course's "Summit of Speed" in her most recent start, has been retired from racing after suffering a leg injury.

  • Madcap Escapade takes Vinery Madison on a rain-soaked afternoon at Keeneland.

    Madcap Escapade Splashes Home in Vinery Madison

    Bruce Lunsford's heavily favored Madcap Escapade stalked the early pace of the seven-furlong Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Race Course before sweeping around the turn to grab Wednesday's $200,000 feature. Jerry Bailey was aboard for a muddy trip in 1:23.33 after quick early fractions of :21.59 and :43.75.

  • Madcap Escapade, ridden by Jerry Bailey, wins the Shirley Jones Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Bad Start No Problem for Madcap Escapade

    Making her first start since April 30, the brilliant filly Madcap Escapade won Saturday's $150,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park in little more than a canter after overcoming a terrible start.

  • Madcap Escapade Out with Hip Fracture

    Bruce Lunsford's Madcap Escapade, winner of the Ashland (gr. I) and third in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is out for the year following the discovery of a hairline fracture in the 3-year-old filly's hip.

  • Madcap Escapade was a front-running winner of the Ashland Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Shows Way in Ashland

    Bruce Lunsord's undefeated Madcap Escapade was able to dictate the pace and hold off a determined Ashado in the stretch for her fourth straight victory in the $485,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Madcap Escapade, en route to victory in the Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Dominates Forward Gal

    Bruce Lunsford's 3-year-old filly Madcap Escapade turned the $150,000 Forward Gal (gr. II) against four opponents Saturday into a procession, galloping to a 4 3/4-length front-running victory at Gulfstream Park.