Keyword: Dixieland Band

  • First Samurai

    Just Be-Cause

    First Samurai, as is the case for most of the other sons of Giant's Causeway, is a bit different from his sire phenotypically in that he is imbued with a good deal more power in his make-up.

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Princess of Sylmar is a Grade I Warrior

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Majestic Warrior has made impressive strides this season, second among second-crop sires by earnings, and leading with six individual stakes winners.

  • Simmard wins the Mac Diarmida Stakes.

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    Simmard Breaks Through in Mac Diarmida

    Fresh after a three-month layoff, Simmard won a terrific stretch duel with favored Newsdad by a nose in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf Feb. 26.

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    Union Rags' Special Win Hope for Sire's Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />When a neurologic problem brought Dixie Union's life to an untimely end at 13, the son of Dixieland Band had not yet left an heir apparent. Precocious son Union Rags now makes a claim.

  • Dixieland Band

    Dixieland Band Euthanized at Age 30

    Dixieland Band, one of the original three stallions at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and the sire of 117 stakes winners, was euthanized April 7 due to the infirmities of age. The son of Northern Dancer was 30.

  • Southern Image to Rancho San Miguel

    Southern Image will stand the 2010 breeding season at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif., it was announced Nov. 23. The 9-year-old son of Halo's Image will stand for $5,000.

  • Dixieland Band, one of the original stallions at Lane&#39;s End, has been pensioned.

    Dixieland Band Pensioned at Lane's End

    Dixieland Band, sire of 115 stakes winners and the earners of $73 million, has been pensioned from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Declines Continue at Keeneland

    Walklikeanegyptian, a 5-year-old Danehill mare, topped the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she sold to Arch Bloodstock for $220,000.

  • A. P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Remains at $300,000

    A.P. Indy, who shared top billing with Storm Cat and Distorted Humor with a $300,000 stud fee in 2008, now has the top all to himself in 2009 at that price.

  • Eight Belles could be entered in both the Kentucky Oaks and Derby.

    Eight Belles Could Run in Derby

    Owner Rick Porter has always known Eight Belles is a solid contender -- but he's thinking about putting the 3-year-old filly's class and stamina to the ultimate test May 3. Porter said April 13, if all goes well, the daughter of Unbridled's Song will be entered in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Big Truck is finally turning top works into wins.

    Big Truck Growing into His Potential

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Even though he had Tale of Ekati in his barn, trainer Barclay Tagg suggested Big Truck might be his most promising juvenile. The potential Big Truck possessed finally turned into performance in the Tampa Bay Derby, which he won with a gutsy drive against Atoned. Tagg believes Big Truck can handle the Kentucky Derby distance of a 1 1/4 miles. His pedigree raises some doubt.

  • Eight Belles has three consecutive impressive wins under her belt and will now be the likely favorite for Oaklawn&#39;s major Oaks prep, the Fantasy Stakes.

    Eight Belles' on a Winning Crescendo

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Racing for Fox Hill Farms, Eight Belles has three consecutive impressive wins under her belt and will now be the likely favorite for Oaklawn's major Oaks prep, the Fantasy Stakes (gr. II),on April 6. She is the third graded winner by Unbridled's Song to feature inbreeding to Mr. Prospector.

  • Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm.

    Monarchos Moving to Nuckols Farm

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Oct. 12 by owner John Oxley.

  • Sharp Lisa and jockey Corey Nakatani  win the Santa Barbara Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sharp Lisa Nips Eternal Melody in 'Barbara

    There wasn't much speed signed up for Saturday's $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT), and jockey Corey Nakatani took full advantage to drive Sharp Lisa to a crafty front-running victory by a nose over Eternal Melody at 10 furlongs on the Santa Anita lawn.

  • Bowman's Band's First Foal at Shamrock Farm

    Bowman's Band's first foal is a chestnut filly out of the Thirty Eight Paces mare Mrs. Bellerby foaled at Shamrock Farm in Maryland and owned by farm manager Jim Steele. The filly was born on Jan. 20.

  • Brooklyn Handicap winner Limehouse will retire to Vinery at year&#39;s end.

    Limehouse to Retire at End of Year; Will Stand at Vinery

    Limehouse, who ran fourth in Smarty Jones' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) last year and this June won the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will be retired at the end of the year and will stand in 2006 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Pollard's Vision Retired

    Edgewood Farm's Pollard's Vision, a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,430,311, suffered a career-ending injury in the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga and has been retired.

  • Dixie Talking (6) wins the Cicada, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Dixie Talking Leaves 'Em Speechless in Cicada

    Skeedattle Stable's Dixie Talking, a Maryland invader dismissed at 27-1, rallied widest of all Saturday afternoon to take Aqueduct's $109,800 Cicada (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Dixieland Band, still going strong at age 25.

    Dixieland Band, Others Still Going Strong

    Age has not stopped Dixieland Band from putting on a show as one of the nation's top sires at age 25. Other seniors joining him in the ranks of top sires include Cozzene, Crafty Prospector, Runaway Groom, and Mt. Livermore.

  • Sharp Lisa and Corey Nakatani, right, battle Memorette and Kent Desormeaux at the top of the stretch before Sharp Lisa wins the Las Virgenes Stakes,  Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sharp Lisa Slices to Las Virgenes Victory

    Passed by Memorette in upper stretch, odds-on favorite Sharp Lisa refused to give in, coming back powerfully in the final sixteenth of a mile to tally a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Phoenix Breeders&#39; Cup winner Champali to stand at Glencrest Farm.

    Sprint Star Champali to Glencrest for '05

    Champali, an eight-time stakes-winner who won graded stakes at two and four, has been retired and will stand the 2005 season at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky. In the process of being syndicated, Champali will stand for a fee of $7,500 live foal.

  • Society Selection could surprise in Nextel Distaff.

    'Society' Not a Bad Selection in Distaff

    If looks have anything to do with the outcome, sophomore Society Selection has an outstanding chance to get Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens his first win in a Breeders' Cup race Saturday in the $2-million Breeders' Cup Distaff – Presented by Nextel (gr. I).

  • None of Limehouse's Connections are Singing the Blues

    Grand Slam, whose oldest offspring just turned four this year, could have two sons entered in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--Limehouse and Master David. The more accomplished of the two, Limehouse, has four stakes victories to his credit, and quality connections on his side.

  • Texas Juvenile Sale Up in Gross and Average

    A colt by Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.

  • Bowman&#39;s Band wins the Meadowlands Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes.

    Bowman's Band Beats Drum at Meadowlands

    Martin S. Schwartz's Bowman's Band, making his first start for Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, kicked clear in the upper stretch and went on to post a 12-1 upset in Friday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II).

  • Bowman's Band Nips Private Lap in Brandywine

    Martin Schwartz's Bowman's Band, with Ramon Dominguez aboard, out dueled the 7-to-5 favorite Private Lap, with Anthony Black astride, in the $100,000 Brandywine Handicap at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • TCA Raises Nearly $1.3 Million in 'First Phase'

    Thoroughbred Charities of America completed the first phase of its annual Stallion Season and Sporting Art Auction on Dec. 7, with results pointing toward a new record.