Keyword: Distorted Humor

  • Commentator (right) finishes ahead of Saint Liam to win the Whitney Handicap.

    Commentator Ready to Hit Comeback Trail

    Tracy Farmer's Commentator, winner of last year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) over eventual Horse of the Year Saint Liam, is ready to begin training at Palm Meadows training center, trainer Nick Zito said Wednesday.

  • Call Zoll, had the fastest quarter mile time during Barretts training workouts Sunday.

    Richter Scale Colt Tops Barretts Workouts

    Call Zoll, a colt by Richter Scale who is a full brother to stakes winner Quite a Ruckus cataloged by B.C.3. Thoroughbreds, agent for Timberline as Hip 17, clocked the fast quarter-mile work of :20 4/5 during Sunday's training preview for the Barretts Equine March sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Sharp Humor (inside) and Mark Guidry pull ahead of Noonmark to win the Swale Stakes.

    Sharp Humor No Joke in Swale Surprise

    The gritty 13-1 outsider Sharp Humor battled back along the rail to defeat the heavy choice Noonmark in the $150,000 Swale (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Original Spin Named Illinois Horse of Year

    Original Spin, winner of the Arlington Washington Lassie (gr. III) and third-place finisher in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) as a 2-year-old, edged Fort Prado for Illinois-bred Horse of the Year honors in 2005.

  • Da Stoops and Victor Espinoza win the Sunshine Millions Pepsi Dash.

    Da Stoops Drops Da Hammer in Millions Dash

    Favored Da Stoops left the field far behind on the turn and swept to the easiest of victories in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds, the first of four stakes races at Santa Anita Park for California and Florida-bred horses Saturday.

  • Horse Paintings Available for Holidays

    If you're looking for that perfect holiday gift for the racing fan on your shopping list, take heart--paintings by famous racehorses will be available for purchase on E-Bay beginning Saturday, Dec. 10.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Upped to $150,000

    Distorted Humor, who stands at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., is the newest member of the six-figure club.

  • Fourty Niners Son strikes it rich at Oak Tree.

    Fourty Niners Son Hits Pay Dirt in Hirsch Turf

    Favored Fourty Niners Son, who has pounced on the American grass handicap division with passion this summer, scored his first graded stakes victory in Sunday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Original Spin Flawless in Arlington Lassie

    Illinois-bred filly Original Spin, who races in the colors of the Russell L. Reineman Stable Inc., rallied four-wide in the stretch to win the $147,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Lassie (gr. III) by 4 ¼ lengths in her second career start.

  • Distorted Humor colt brought $900,000 on fourth day of sale.

    Keeneland Day Four: Just a Little off the Top

    Day four of Keeneland's marathon September yearling sale "might have been a little softer in spots," according to director of sales Geoffrey Russell, but business was still plenty good Thursday in Lexington, Ky. as the world's largest yearling sale rolled on. Overall, the gross revenue for the first four days is up 17.3% from last year's record sale.

  • Thoroughbred breeder Charles Nuckols, bred Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Charles Nuckols Jr. Dead

    Charles Nuckols Jr., an icon of the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 2 at his home near Midway, Ky. Nuckols, 83, had been fighting a variety of ailments the past several years, and died of complications from congestive heart failure.

  • Commentator Returns to Track

    Grade I winner Commentator breezed a half mile over Saratoga's training track Friday morning in :51. It was the gelding's first recorded work since winning the Whitney Handica (gr. I) Aug. 6.

  • Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale Starts Sunday in Saratoga

    Fresh off a successful Saratoga select sale, Fasig-Tipton officials hope to keep the momentum going with their New York-bred yearling auction Sunday and Monday. There are 211 yearlings catalogued for the two sessions, which each begin at 7 p.m. (EDT) at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • TRF Saratoga Fundraiser Sets Record

    With the horse racing industry responding to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's need to care for a rapidly increasing population of retirees--now numbering 1,037--the charity raised $629,000 at its annual fundraiser Monday night at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Commentator (right) survives late surge by Saint Liam to win the Whitney.

    Commentator Holds Off Saint Liam in Whitney

    The classy sprinter Commentator was able to stretch his speed all the way to the wire under Gary Stevens in Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I), digging in to hold off Saint Liam by a neck at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Flower Alley gives team of Todd Pletcher & John Velazquez third straight Jim Dandy win.

    Pletcher's Budding Star Wins Jim Dandy

    The only graded stakes winner in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II), budding Flower Alley outclassed his 3-year-old foes at Saratoga Race Course to establish himself as one of the favorites for the upcoming Travers (gr. I).

  • ReRun Celebrates Father's Day with Artwork by Sires

    ReRun announced it will celebrate the coming Father's Day by exhibiting various "Moneighs" created by famous sires and their progeny including; A.P. Indy and sons, Mineshaft and Rock Slide, among others.

  • Flower Alley, with jockey Jorge Chavez up, leads Wild Desert (3) and Magna Graduate (2) to the finish line to win the Lane's End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Pletcher's Flower Alley Blooms in Lane's End

    One race after watching his Proud Accolade flop as the heavy favorite in the Rushaway, trainer Todd Pletcher's inexperienced Flower Alley surprised his rivals in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Saturday at muddy Turfway Park.

  • Funny Cide, Balletto Work in New York

    Funny Cide, the New York-bred dual classic winner of 2003, breezed a half-mile in 46 4/5 at Belmont Park Tuesday, with trainer Barclay Tagg declaring that "Funny Cide is doing better than he ever has in his life."

  • Commentator Runs Away with Perryville

    The Nick Zito-trained Commentator glided to an easy seven-length win in Thursday's $112,600 Perryville Stakes at Keeneland. Eurosilver was second, with Weigelia a half-length back in third.

  • Funny Cide and Jose Santos edge out Newfoundland to run away with a dramatic win in the Jockey Club Gold.

    Funny Cide Gets Serious in JC Gold Cup

    The gritty gelding Funny Cide, a loser of six straight grade I races since he won the 2003 Preakness, came back from what appeared to be certain defeat for a spine-tingling victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Alinghi Pulls Upset in Ascot Vale Stakes

    Danehill produced two group III winners at Warwick Farm, where Unearthly surprisingly headed a 1-2 for the Dane's nemesis, Zabeel, in the Chelmsford Stakes (Aust-II). But the headline of Australian racing Sept. 4 was the stunning victory by Alinghi in the Ascot Vale Stakes (Aust-II) at Flemington.

  • CTBA Del Mar Yearling Sale Seeks Rebound

    Hoping to rebound from disappointing numbers a year ago, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will unveil its 2004 yearling sale at Del Mar Racetrack Monday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

  • Twisted Wit Toys With Queenston Foes

    Queen's Plate hopeful Twisted Wit turned in a smart 2004 debut, winning the $166,350 Queenston Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths at Woodbine on Saturday.

  • Record Price, $975,000, at OBS April Sale

    The wild and wacky juvenile sale season continued Wednesday with yet another mark set, this time a record for the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.'s April auction.

  • Funny Cide pulls ahead of Evening Attire to win the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Funny Cide Reigns in New York's Excelsior

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide made his return to New York successful with a half-length win over Evening Attire in the $196,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Funny Cide Returns to New York

    Funny Cide, the New York-bred winner of last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), returns to his native state Saturday for a start in the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    No Laughing Matter

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- This note to Kentucky legislators: Friends Lake, winner of the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) March 13, was foaled in New York, the same state that produced Funny Cide, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Funny Cide Schools; Ready for Donn

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who will start in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, schooled in the paddock before Friday's first race.

  • Favored Heavenly Humor Wins Miss California

    Boxed in at the quarter pole, Heavenly Humor and jockey Kevin Radke found room at the head of the stretch and went on to a five-length win in Saturday's $64,650 Miss California Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Awesome Humor Retired With Injury

    WinStar Farm's Awesome Humor, one of the nation's top 3-year-old fillies, has been knocked out of Saturday's $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs by injury and has been retired from racing.

  • Awesome Humor Nearing End of Racing Career

    With her days as a race mare numbered, grade I winner Awesome Humor is looking to go out a winner when she takes the gate for Saturday's $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. If all goes well in the Distaff trainer Elliott Walden expects her to wrap up her career in Churchill Downs' $300,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Thanksgiving Day before joining the broodmare band at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Goes to $50,000

    Distorted Humor, sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide, will stand in 2004 for $50,000 at Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Awesome Humor Ends String of Seconds

    Winstar Farm's favored Awesome Humor, seeking to regain her tremendous 2-year-old form, registered her first stakes win of 2003, holding off Cloakof Vagueness by three quarters of a length in Friday night's $300,000 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at muddy Hoosier Park.

  • Capote Colt Tops at Keeneland; Numbers Continue to Soar

    A Capote colt who is a brother to grade II stakes winner and grade I producer She's Tops was purchased by J. L. Gladwell for $700,000 to top Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • No Seven Figure Transactions During Early Part of Third Sale Session

    After two days of Keeneland's September sale in which 27 horses brought $1-million bids or more, Wednesday's session of the annual yearling sale in Lexington slowed down as the "select" portion gave way to the first of 10 remaining days of the auction.