Keyword: Distorted Humor

  • KEEP Raises Nearly $4 Million

    Many horse industry figures were in the spirit of giving during the Kentucky Equine Education Project's stallion season auction, billed with the tag line, "No Time to Hold Your Horses." The auction was held for the first time since 2004 to benefit causes supported by the organization.

  • Bit of Whimsy wins the $174,900 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs.

    'Whimsy All Business in Mrs. Revere

    Bit of Whimsy had already accomplished her major goal of the year for trainer Barclay Tagg when the 3-year-old filly captured the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last month. She put an exclamation point on a strong campaign with her hard-fought victory in the $174,900 Mrs. Revere (gr. IIT) on the Churchill Downs lawn Nov. 10.

  • Bit of Whimsy was the upset winner of the QEII (gr.IT) at Keeneland last month.

    Bit of Whimsy Headlines Mrs. Revere

    Bit of Whimsy, upset winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Oct. 13 at Keeneland, will carry her highest weight ever and take on a field of 13 other 3-year-old fillies, including two previously beaten competitors, in the $150,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dam of Lawyer Ron to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Donation, the dam of Lawyer Ron, along with her weanling colt by Smarty Jones, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected mixed sale Nov. 4. Donation and her foal will be consigned by Four Star Sales for Bobby Trussell.

  • Bit of Whimsy wins theQueen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.<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%3D2509917%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bit of Whimsy Catches Dreaming of Anna in QE II

    For much of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I), there seemed to be no denying classy champion Dreaming of Anna, who was seeking her fourth consecutive stakes victory. But after a ground-saving trip from Javier Castellano, Bit of Whimsy made a late rally along the rail, angled three wide and caught the 2006 Juvenile Fillies Eclipse Award winner in the final 16th to win on Keeneland's Haggin turf course Oct. 13.

  • Weighing Averages and Medians

    One of the more widely used methods of comparing sales results for stallions whose progeny have been offered at a yearling sale is to look at the average prices. Many number-crunchers, however, believe the median price provides a more accurate picture of how well the stallion fared.

  • Storm Cat

    Storm Cat's Stud Fee May Be Reduced

    The shift in sire power at the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale could result in a decreased stud fee for Storm Cat and a reduction in the number of mares to be bred to the most expensive sire in North America.

  • $1 million colt; Distorted Humor - Santa Croce by Saint Ballado.

    Son of Distorted Humor Goes for $1 Million

    A dapper-looking son of Distorted Humor was purchased by WinStar Farm, agent, for the partnership of Maverick Racing for $1 million to highlight the late afternoon session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hystericalady undisturbed in Molly Pitcher win.

    Molly Pitcher a Laugher for Hystericalady

    Favored Hystericalady took care of the drama to the $280,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) soon after the start. She controlled the pace and then drew away when asked by jockey Eddie Castro to score by 6 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park Aug. 25.

  • Distorted Reality powers home in the Lexington.

    Distorted Reality Gains Focus in Lexington Win

    Centaur Farm's Distorted Reality did exactly what trainer Todd Pletcher hoped he would do Sunday afternoon, and the result was a half-length victory for the 2-5 choice over Buddy's Humor in the $106,000 Lexington on the firm inner turf course at Belmont Park.

  • Any Given Saturday enjoys mid-week success against old rival in Dwyer win.<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%3D1608466%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Saturday Upstages 'Shobiz in Dwyer

    Freshened by trainer Todd Pletcher since an eighth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Any Given Saturday repelled his rival Nobiz Like Shobiz at the top of the stretch and rolled to a convincing victory in the $147,000 Dwyer (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Wednesday at Belmont Park.

  • Tempered Fate, a colt by Distorted Humor, topped the final session of the OBSC sale.

    Distorted Humor Colt Paces June Sale Finale

    Tempered Fate, a colt by Distorted Humor consigned by agent Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), was sold for $260,000 to Zayat Stables to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • Transylvania winner Marcavelly tries Belmont's Hill Prince Friday.<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%3D97757%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    NY Stakes Action Kicks off with Friday's Hill Prince Stakes

    Six 3-year-olds will battle one mile over the Widener Turf Course in Friday's 33rd running of the $100,000-added Hill Prince (gr. IIIT), a race in which Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher are likely to combine for a very chalky exacta box.

  • Spin Master Survives Heat to Win Matt Winn

    Favored Spin Master, ridden by Miguel Mena, survived a sizzling three-way duel for the early lead and then pulled away under hand urging to score a 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $108,500 Matt Winn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Hystericalady laughs all the way to the Winner's Circle in the Humana Distaff.<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%3D1145139%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hystericalady Wins Humana Distaff in Laugher

    Hystericalady earned the first grade one victory of her career and began a two-race winning streak when she took the 21st running of the $340,800 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) by a definitive four lengths on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • The Nth Degree and Eddie Castro (8) hold off Congo King (4) to win the Shakertown.<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%3D1012413%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Nth Degree Steps It Up in Shakertown

    Rodney J. Winkler's Colorado homebred The Nth Degree seized the lead less than 100 yards from the wire and tenaciously held on for a neck victory in the $110,200 Shakertown (gr. III) for sprinters on the Keeneland turf Sunday.

  • Cowtown Cat wins the Illinois Derby  Saturday at Hawthorne.

    Cowtown Cat Milks Pace for Smart Illinois Derby Win

    WinStar Farm's Cowtown Cat had the benefit of the front end on the speed-favoring Hawthorne Race Course main track and the Todd Pletcher trainee took full advantage, drawing off in the final furlong for a 2 1/4-length triumph in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Cowtown Cat, ridden by Ramon Dominguez, wins the Gotham Saturday  Aqueduct.<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%3D866240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Lassos Gotham With Cowtown Cat

    If trainer Todd Pletcher doesn't manage to win a spring 3-year-old Classic this year, it won't be for lack of trying. On the day he saddled Circular Quay for a convincing victory in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), he was also taking the $200,000 Gotham (gr. III) with Cowtown Cat at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Any Given Saturday adds his name to the list of Derby Trail winners with Sam Davis victory.

    Any Given Saturday Clearly Best in Sam Davis

    WinStar Farm's Any Given Saturday went off at odds of 1-5 in his 3-year-old debut Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. He gave his supporters little reason for concern with a 2 3/4-length triumph in the $146,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes.

  • Texas-bred Champions Honored

    The 2006 Texas-bred champions were honored Saturday night as guest speaker Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable told the crowd there will always be room for the little guy in racing.

  • Dash of Humor (10) noses out longshot Aly's Vow, rear, to win the Furl Sail Handicap, Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Dash of Humor Sly Winner of Furl Sail 'Cap

    James Conway's Dash of Humor, ridden patiently by Brian Hernandez Jr., captured the $75,000 Furl Sail Handicap for fillies and mares by a head Sunday in a tight three-way finish at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Change Up Baffles Pocahontas Challengers

    Favored Change Up gave jockey Garrett Gomez a sweep of Saturday's opening-day stakes for juveniles when she wore down the stubborn Mistical Plan in the stretch and scored a two-length victory in the $114,300 Pocahontas (gr. III) for fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Upped to $225,000

    Distorted Humor, who leads all North American sires with 18 stakes winners and 24 stakes wins, will stand in 2007 for a fee of $225,000, up from $150,000.

  • Pulpit colt brings $1.3 million on day four of Keeneland sale.

    All Signs Remain Up at Keeneland September

    The fourth session of the massive 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale ended on a positive note Thursday with the Central Kentucky auction house realizing increases in gross, average and median. The sale company also reported across the board cumulative increases.

  • Storm Cat colt brings $8.2 million to top first session of Keeneland sale.

    Keeneland Sale Opens With Increases in Average, Median

    After breaking from the gate a bit slowly, the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale quickly picked up speed, led by the purchasing power of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, to post increases in average and median price despite the gross and number of horses selling showing a slight decline.

  • Sky Mesa filly tops opening session at $1.15 million.

    Two Yearlings Hit $1M at Saratoga; Hot Market for Fillies

    The opening session of the 86th annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale was one for the ladies, as a strong market for fillies led the way Tuesday evening in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Three of the eight highest-priced yearlings that sold for $500,000 or more were fillies, including the session topper -- a $1,150,000 daughter of first-year sire Sky Mesa. A colt by Distorted Humor later sold for $1 million.

  • TRF Annual Gala Raises More Than $500,000

    Thanks in large part to the $58,000 celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent on options to breed to two of the sport's top stallions, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised in excess of $500,000 Aug. 7 at its annual gala at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club.

  • Funny Cide Crosses Border to Win Dominion Day

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide made his first race outside of the United States a winning one, taking Saturday's $200,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Distorted Humor's Dam, Danzig's Beauty, Dead

    Danzig's Beauty, dam of major sire Distorted Humor, was euthanized June 17 because of complications from three bouts of colic since delivering an Empire Maker filly April 27.

  • Hystericalady and Patrick Valenzuela win the Hollywood BC Oaks Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Hystericalady No Joke in Hollywood BC Oaks

    Hystericalady, shipped south by trainer leading Northern California conditioner Jerry Hollendorfer, demolished the field in the $152,400 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) Sunday at Hollywood Park.

  • WinStar Farm buys interest in Derby contender Sharp Humor.

    WinStar Acquires Interest in Sharp Humor

    WinStar Farm, which owns Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender Bluegrass Cat, has acquired an interest in Derby hopeful Sharp Humor, the farm announced April 27.

  • ReRun Teams Up with Derby Winners and Other Notables on eBay

    ReRun, a 501(c)(3) non-profit adoption organization, announced April 24 that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners and other notable racehorses are now available on eBay.