Keyword: Empire Maker

  • Bodemeister

    Unbridled Redux

    That Always Dreaming came home on top in the Derby might not have surprised handicappers. However, the result underscored the importance of this rapidly emerging branch of a line which is often misidentified as that of Fappiano, sire of Unbridled.

  • Unbridled

    Unbridled Unleashed

    One might wonder why the Unbridled sire line has seemed to be spectacular in spurts. Part of the reason could be phenotypical.

  • Unbridled.

    Legends: Unbridled's Lasting Impact

    Unbridled was a star as a runner and a sire. While those mattered incredibly to his connections, trainer Nafzger's lingering memories center around the Derby race call he gave owner Mrs. Genter, and Unbridled's gentle nature.

  • American Pharoah

    New Sires: American Made

    Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:

  • Keri Belle wins the Megahertz Stakes.

    Keri Belle Upsets Stormy Lucy in Megahertz

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss' homebred Keri Belle was all out to hold off strong closing bids from Stormy Lucy and Theatre Bid to capture the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Frivolous worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland on Oct 23.

    Frivolous Tunes Up for Distaff Run

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.

  • Inside the October 10, 2015 Issue

    Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.

  • Empire Maker at the JBBA's Shizunai Stallion Station in June 2013

    Progeny of Empire Maker

    As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.

  • Untapable will be making her Keeneland racing debut Sunday. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/i-fHmhk5m">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable, Lovely Maria to Clash in Spinster

    In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.

  • Empire Maker Returning Home

    For Bobby Frankel, he was to be the Messiah; the gifted regally bred racing machine that would be racing's next superstar. He even had the appropriate name -- Empire Maker.

  • Empire Maker, the grandsire of American Pharoah, will stand at Gainesway in 2016.
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    Empire Maker Coming Home to Kentucky

    After five years in Japan, Empire Maker is returning to Kentucky to stand at Gainesway, farm president Antony Beck confirmed Sept. 29. The stallion was purchased in partnership with Don Alberto Corp.

  • Hip 108, by Tapit, in the ring during the JRHA Yearling Sale.

    Tapit Colt a Hit at Yearling Sale in Japan

    Central Kentucky operation WinStar Farm bought three yearlings and a Tapit colt was a hit at a record-setting edition of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select yearling sale July 13 in Hokkaido.

  • Fappiano

    Fappiano's Follow Through

    The obvious question is whether American Pharoah, a colt gifted with excellent speed, has the stamina to master the "Test of the Champion," the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Forges Way to Zayat's Heart

    While Zayat Stables plans to enter three horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby including grade II winner El Kabeir, multiple grade I-placed Mr. Z, the homebred American Pharoah is closest to his owner's heart.

  • Funny Cide Still Draws a Crowd

    Eleven years after Funny Cide's Triple Crown attempt was spoiled by Empire Maker, he and his connections are still a hot item. Catch up with the New York-bred gelding with a day in his life at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Trainer Barclay Tagg

    Tagg Takes 'Cides' with California Chrome

    Barclay Tagg, trainer of 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, discusses the distractions and pitfalls of Belmont week as California Chrome nears his run to become racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown.

  • Empress of Midway worked four furlongs in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs on April 25,2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-ZHdSxF3">Order This Photo</a>

    Pair of Oaks Fillies Work at Churchill Downs

    While no horses being pointed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) worked at Churchill Downs April 25, a pair of fillies being pointed to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) breezed.

  • Daring Dancer wins the Appalachian Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443841913&k=xwF3gGm">Order This Photo</a>

    Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

    Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

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    Prince of South Florida

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Cairo Prince could have just the right balance of stamina and speed to be a successful contender in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Royal Delta works at Belmont Park on October 26. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2860749700&amp;k=pNp8zqn&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Royal Delta, Close Hatches Take to SA Oval

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott oversaw Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contenders Royal Delta and Close Hatches as they stretched their legs at Santa Anita on Oct. 29 after arriving from New York the day before.

  • Emollient wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Emollient Rolls Last-to-First in Spinster

    A smashing winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) this spring, favored Emollient returned to Keeneland Oct. 6 to capture the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) in another dazzling effort.

  • Broadway Empire wins the Oklahoma Derby.

    Broadway Empire Upsets Departing in OK Derby

    Broadway Empire, a Turf Paradise-based gelding who shipped to Oklahoma after back-to-back wins in Alberta, Canada, grabbed the early lead and never looked back en route to victory in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington.

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    Royal Delta Breezes at Belmont Park

    Champion Royal Delta wrapped up serious preparation for defense of her Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I) win with a four-furlong breeze Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.

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    Royal Delta May Go to Europe for First Mating

    While champion Royal Delta is wrapping up her 2013 campaign with planned starts in the Beldame Invitational and Breeders' Cup Distaff (both gr. I), her connections are considering her future as a broodmare.