Keyword: Chris Baker

  • Hip 174, a Pioneerof the Nile colt sells for $600,000

    Pioneerof the Nile colt goes for $600,000

    A dark bay colt by WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile sold to RC Thoroughbreds for $600,000 to become the highest priced weanling more than half way through the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Gun Runner Works April 18, 2016 at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

    In an April 18 workout for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner provided a snapshot why Three Chimneys Farm was keen on retaining part-interest when it sold the chestnut colt to Winchell Thoroughbreds last year.

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Chris Baker

    Esther Marr talks with Chris Baker, Spring Hill Farm Manager, about the Edward P. Evans Dispersal, including thoughts of some of the top yearlings offered.

  • Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker

    Evans Dispersal Evokes Good Memories

    Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Edward Evans, left, in 2006, with broodmare Kobla and Quality Road, who had been foaled less than 24 hours earlier.

    Prominent Breeder-Owner Edward Evans Dies

    Edward Evans, whose racing and breeding program at Spring Hill Farm in Casanova, Va., produced numerous stakes winners including 2010 multiple grade I winner Quality Road, died Dec. 31 in New York. He was 68.

  • A Little Warm won the Jim Dandy on July 31.<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%3D9124508%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    A Little Warm Injured; Likely to be Retired

    A Little Warm, winner of the July 31 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, suffered condylar fractures to both front legs Oct. 21 and will most likely be retired from racing, his connections told the Daily Racing Form.

  • Jerry and Ann Moss were named leading national owners of 2009 by the Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.

    National and State Breeders, Owners of 2009

    Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.

  • Quality Road will return to Florida, where he won the Florida Derby. <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%3D7964933%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road to Skip Cigar Mile; Off to Fla.

    It's wait until next year for Quality Road, who will pass on the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) and instead will point for a 4-year-old campaign, which could begin in the Hal's Hope (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Quality Road was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Classic after acting up during the loading process.

    Quality Road Passes First Gate Test

    Quality Road, whose exploits have been followed closely since his traumatic encounter with the starting gate before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, schooling at Belmont to the satisfaction of trainer Todd Pletcher and starter Bob Duncan.

  • Quality Road
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    Quality Road Arrives at Belmont Park

    Quality Road, who was forced to scratch from the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after suffering minor injuries during a bad incident at the starting gate, arrived safely at Todd Pletcher's barn at Belmont Park at 6 a.m. Tuesday following an uneventful cross-country van ride from Santa Anita.

  • Quality Road was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Classic after acting up during the loading process.

    Traumatized Quality Road Will Van Home

    Quality Road not only suffered several injuries from his traumatic incident at the starting gate prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), he suffered mentally as well and now will have to van home to Belmont Park from California after refusing to get on the plane.

  • Florida Derby winner Quality Road<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%3D7964864%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road Sent to Pletcher

    Quality Road, winner of this year's Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth (gr. II), has been transferred from Jimmy Jerkens' barn to Todd Pletcher by owner and breeder Edward P. Evans, who also took five other horses away from Jerkens.

  • Quality Road, shown at Belmont Park April 26, will not run in the Kentucky Derby.

    Quality Road Out of Derby Contention

    Quality Road, who figured to be among the top choices for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not start in the Run for the Roses, it was confirmed Monday morning by Chris Baker, farm manager of Edward Evans' Spring Hill Farm. Jockey John Velazquez will now ride Mr. Hot Stuff.

  • Vindication heads trio of first-crop sires making news at Keeneland sale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D7157%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D551381%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    September Sire Power: Young and Old Rule at Keeneland

    While it was Sheikh Mohammed who drove the market during the two-day select sessions of Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday and Tuesday, it was powered by the sires of those yearlings. The leading sires from Book One are a heady mix of the old guard with a trio of young shooters making some interesting headway.