Keyword: Elusive Quality

  • Servis Not Worried About Belmont Distance

    Trainer John Servis is not worried about Smarty Jones getting the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) distance of 1 1/2 miles. But just a few months ago he was worried about the colt going 1 1/4 miles.

  • Elusive Quality's Half-Brother to Australia

    Seeking Greatness, a stakes-placed half-brother to Smarty Jones' sire, Elusive Quality, will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Baerami Thoroughbreds in the Widden Valley of New South Wales in Australia.

  • Elusive Quality's Half-Brother to Australia

    Seeking Greatness, a stakes-placed half-brother to Smarty Jones' sire, Elusive Quality, will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Baerami Thoroughbreds in the Widden Valley of New South Wales in Australia.

  • Dual classic winner Smarty Jones.

    Smarty At Stud: Decision in the Next Month

    The decision on where Smarty Jones will stand at stud should be made within the month, according to George Isaacs, who is acting as the liaison between Roy and Patricia Chapman and stud farm operators in Kentucky bidding for Smarty Jones' services.

  • Smarty Jones to Race On After the Triple Crown

    As Someday Farm's Smarty Jones prepares to make a run at history to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in next Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the race for his future career as a stallion is rolling like a :21 and change opening quarter. One thing for certain is that in any syndication deal for Smarty Jones will include a stipulation that he will race on after the Triple Crown and may compete as a 4-year-old.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Bonus Round

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Smarty Jones' win in the Derby will feed the dreams of thousands who own or breed on a modest scale...

  • Elusive Diva Enjoys Railbird View Better

    A distant fourth in last month's Fantasy Stakes (gr. II), Elusive Diva found the field and a cutback in distance a little more to her liking Sunday, winning a tight four-horse decision in the $109,600 Railbird (gr. III) at seven furlongs for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

  • Smarty Jones makes it six-in-a-row and a run for the roses with decisive win in the Arkansas Derby.

    Smarty Jones Moves to Head of Class

    Undefeated Smarty Jones showed an impressive turn of foot coming out of the final turn and held the closing Borrego off through the stretch for a comfortable 1 1/2-length win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park Saturday.

  • Darley Expanding Australian Stallion Operation

    When Darley came to Australia in 2001, everyone connected withThoroughbred breeding sensed it was going to be a move of significance. Last year, Darley stood 10 stallions and attracted 785 mares.

  • Pedigree Profile: Smarty Jones a Smart Choice

    Some Kentucky Derby pundits have questioned Smarty Jones' pedigree due to the speed influences of his sire, <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1396994&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Elusive Quality</a>, and broodmare sire, Smile. Their problem lies in the fact they haven't scratched much beyond the surface.

  • Smarty Jones and jockey Stewart Elliott (7) win the Southwest Stakes, Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

    Smarty Jones Sharp Enough in Southwest Stakes

    Someday Farm's heavily-favored Smarty Jones ran his undefeated record to four Saturday, holding off the rallying Two Down Automatic and Pro Prado for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park.

  • New York-based Smarty Jones is likely favorite for Saturday&#39;s Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

    Smarty Jones Faces Local Competition in Southwest

    Pro Prado and Wildcat Shoes, the one-two finishers in the Mountain Valley Stakes on Jan. 24, and the undefeated New York invader Smarty Jones, head the field for Saturday's $100,000 Southwest Stakes at one mile at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  • Crackup Undergoes Ankle Surgery

    Stan E. Fulton's Crackup, who finished sixth in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) on March 8 at Golden Gate Fields, underwent surgery last week to remove bone chips from both front ankles. He will be turned out for several months, trainer Rafael Becerra said.

  • Crowned King Reigns Supreme in Rebel

    McKeever Racing Stable's Crowned King, a 36-1 shot ridden by Chandra Rennie, wore down 3-5 favorite Great Notion in mid-stretch and went on to win the $125,000 Rebel Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Saturday.

  • Rebel Stakes a Longer Test for Great Notion

    Silverton Hills' Great Notion, a nine-length winner of the Southwest Stakes on March 1, figures to be a heavy favorite in Saturday's $125,000 Rebel Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park.

  • Spring Season Arrives at Woodbine

    Canadian racing fans can wave goodbye to a miserable winter. The beginning of the 2003 spring racing season at Woodbine is on Saturday.

  • Crackup Bled in El Camino, Will Rest

    Trainer Rafael Becerra said that Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup bled badly during his sixth-place effort in Saturday's El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields and has been declared from consideration for any of the Triple Crown races.

  • Omega Code wins the San Miguel.

    Omega Code Stretches Out for San Rafael

    Omega Code faces his most serious test Saturday, trying two turns for the first time in the one-mile San Rafael Stakes (Gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Omega Code, winning the San Miguel, worked Sunday.

    Team Valor's Omega Code Zips in First Work

    San Miguel (gr. III) winner Omega Code posted his first breeze for new owners Team Valor Sunday, zipping a bullet five furlongs in :58 2/5 breezing at Santa Anita while in company with the John Dolan-trained Alices Silver Lady, who was given the same time as her workmate. The moves were easily the fastest of the 56 who worked at the distance.

  • Krone Subs for Chavez in San Vicente

    Trainer Wesley Ward replaced Jorge Chavez with Julie Krone aboard Runnin' On Nitro in Saturday's San Vicente Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Omega Code to Race for Team Valor

    Team Valor and Margaux Farm of Midway, Ky., have purchased 75 percent of San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) winner Omega Code for $1.1 million, Team Valor president Barry Irwin said Friday.

  • Southern Image Hopes to be in Derby Picture

    Blahut Stables, LLC's Southern Image, who is to make his stakes debut in Saturday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, worked over Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning. Dense fog that hovered over the track all morning prevented clockers from recording an official time.

  • Distorted Humor, leading freshman sire for 2002.

    Elusive City DQ'd; Distorted Humor Elevated to Leading Freshman Sire

    Elusive City was disqualified Wednesday from two British successes -- a maiden race at Lingfield on July 17 and the Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (Eng-II) at Goodwood on July 30. The ruling has a major impact in North America on the list for leading freshman sire by earnings.

  • San Miguel Stakes winner Omega Code could have a new owner soon.

    Omega Code's Connections Consider Sale

    Omega Code, an authoritative one-length winner of Sunday's $107,800 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at six furlongs, could have a new owner soon.

  • Omega Code in Exclusive Company

    Wesley Ward says Omega Code is one of the best horses he's ever trained, putting him in the ranks of venerable Men's Exclusive, a 10-year-old that has earned more than $1 million.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Race to the Wire

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The battle between Elusive Quality and Distorted Humor to be leading freshman sire in North America could be decided in a hearing room of the Jockey Club of England next month.

  • Chimichurri Puts it Together in Tempted Stakes

    Chimichurri broke alertly and made every pole a winner as she cruised to victory in the 27th running of the $110,400 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct on Sunday.

  • Chimichurri Heads Sunday's Tempted Stakes

    Two-year-old fillies will be in the spotlight on Sunday when eight are scheduled to go in the $100,000-added Tempted Stakes (gr. III) over one mile at Aqueduct.

  • TRF Raises a Record $325,000

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised a record $325,000 Monday evening at a dinner auction at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Elusive City Wins Richmond Stakes at Goodwood

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Elusive City scored a three-length victory in the Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (Eng-II) at Goodwood. The victory was the first major stakes score for The Thoroughbred Corp. since the death of Prince Ahmed bin Salman on July 22.