Keyword: Empire Maker

  • Hip 82, purchased by Hisashi Wakahara at $435,000, Empire Maker filly produced from  the stakes-placed Event of the Year mare Fortunate Event.

    Japanese Buyers Boost Barretts 2YO Sale

    Kicking off the juvenile sales season coupled with a strong turnout from Japanese buyers boosted the Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 5 in Pomona, Calif.

  • Hip 562, (Empire Maker - Ticker Tape by Royal Applause), at the Keeneland January Sale.

    Empire Maker Filly is Top Yearling at $400K

    A bay filly by Empire Maker bought the highest price for a yearling thus far at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when she fetched $400,000 from Tim Hyde during the auction's second session Jan. 10.

  • Eagle Poise in the Valedictory Stakes.

    Eagle Poise Wins Marathon Valedictory At Wire

    The 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) came down to just a head when distance-loving Eagle Poise outfought Harrods Creek in deep stretch to capture the $150,388 event on Woodbine's closing day Dec. 4.

  • Royal Delta was purchased by Ben Leon's Besilu Stables for $8.5 million to conclude the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Besilu Buys Royal Delta for $8.5 Million

    Likely Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta (by Empire Maker) was purchased by Ben Leon's Besilu Stables for $8.5 million at the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Grace Hall wins the Spinaway Stakes.

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    Grace Hall Takes Spinaway

    Untried Grace Hall won the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) like a true professional Sept. 4, stalking the leaders into the stretch and sweeping past favored Judy the Beauty to handily win the $250,000 event at Saratoga.

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    Royal Delta is Evidence of a Powerful Cross

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The feeling that Empire Maker's move to Japan was a significant loss for U.S. breeders, especially as an excellent cross for A.P. Indy, was reinforced when Royal Delta won the Alabama.

  • Ruler On Ice wins the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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    Mr. Prospector's Dominance in the Belmont

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.

  • Acoma in the Spinster Stakes.

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    Acoma Turns Spinster Upside Down

    Multiple stakes winner winner Acoma added a first grade I victory to her record when she seized the lead coming off the turn for home en route to taking the $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 10.

  • Battle Plan finishes strong in the New Orleans Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8864074%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Battle Plan Shows Way in New Orleans 'Cap

    The impeccably bred Battle Plan lived up to his billing in the $300,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), taking the field all the way in his stakes debut to defeat General Quarters by 1 1/2 lengths March 27 at Fair Grounds.

  • Acoma outfinishes You Go West Girl to win the Cardinal.

    Home Sweet Home: Acoma Wins Cardinal Handicap

    Acoma, who entered off couple of disappointing starts, made it a perfect 3-for-3 on the Churchill Downs turf course when she outfought You Go West Girl by a head to win the $111,700 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Nov. 21.

  • Icon Project ran an impressive race in the Personal Ensign Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8445078%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Icon Project: Yet Another Filly Standout

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It seems 2009 would be a year for filly phenoms, and they're all the result of young, distance-loving sires.

  • Pioneerof the Nile&#39;s biggest win came in the Santa Anita Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7986529%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Injury Ends career of Pioneerof the Nile

    Zayat Stables' Pioneerof the Nile, winner of four consecutive graded stakes and second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.

  • Pioneerof the Nile works a quick four furlongs on May 11 at Churchill Downs.

    Pioneerof the Nile Zips in Churchill Workout

    Zayat Stables' homebred Pioneerof the Nile, second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in :47 3/5 at Churchill Downs May 11 as the Empire Maker colt prepped for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The time was fourth-fastest of the morning among 48 horses working four furlongs.

  • Pioneerof the Nile worked five furlongs in 1:01 April 27 at Churchill Downs. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2F81492%2Fphoto%2F8045147%2F%3Fo%3D2&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Cruises in 1:01 Work

    Pioneerof the Nile didn't turn in the fastest five-furlong work April 27 at Churchill Downs, but that wasn't the goal for his trainer, Bob Baffert. The 3-year-old son of Empire Maker cruised through five furlongs in 1:01 and impressed onlookers with his long, free-flowing stride in his final breeze before the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Pioneerof the Nile, a leading Kentucky Derby contender.

    Pioneerof the Nile's Full Sister Born

    A full sister to Pioneerof the Nile, one of the leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was foaled April 23.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Pioneerof the Nile will ship to Churchill Downs on April 14. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS637785%2Fphoto%2F7980443%2F%3Fo%3D2&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Set to Ship April 14

    Even as he prepares to ship Pioneerof the Nile to Churchill Downs April 14 for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert says he's still trying to figure out what kind of running style the son of 2003 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker possesses.

  • Pioneerof the Nile and Garrett Gomez take the Santa Anita Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7980443%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Rolls at Santa Anita

    A lack of pace changed the game plan for odds-on choice Pioneerof the Nile, but jockey Garrett Gomez improvised, enabling the son of Empire Maker to hold off Chocolate Candy for a one-length win in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on a picture-perfect day in Arcadia, Calif.

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    'Pioneer' On Course in San Felipe Win

    Odds-on choice Pioneerof the Nile got the test he needed in preparation for his big showdown with The Pamplemousse next month, turning back a challenge in the stretch to win the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 14.

  • Pioneerof the Nile overtakes Papa Clem to win the Robert Lewis Stakes. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7694056%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile On Course in Lewis

    Triple Crown contender Pioneerof the Nile, overcoming traffic problems on the final turn, charged from the back of the pack to win the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) in the final strides over 17-1 shot Papa Clem at Santa Anita Feb. 7.

  • Pioneerof the Nile won the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park last December. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7146565%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Set for First Prep

    Bob Baffert, an old hand at getting horses ready for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), starts heading down the Triple Crown path once again when he saddles Pioneerof the Nile for the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Feb. 7.

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    Pioneerof the Nile Growing Sire's Status

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Pioneerof the Nile, winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), is one of three Empire Maker sons whose recent performances have helped grow their sire's reputation among breeders. The others are Daiwa Prevail (JPN) and Summer's Empire.

  • Pioneerof the Nile holds off I Want Revenge to take the CashCall Futurity.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7146565%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Rolls to Futurity Win

    Heavily favored Pioneerof the Nile, who took over the stall of Midshipman when the Breeder's Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner departed trainer Bob Baffert's barn for Dubai this fall, proved he earned it when he narrowly held off I Want Revenge in an exhilarating renewal of the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Dec. 20.

  • Empire Maker's 2009 Fee Reduced

    Empire Maker, who stands at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington, has had his 2009 fee reduced from a previously announced fee of $100,000 to $75,000.

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    Empire Maker Remains at $100,000

    Empire Maker, 12th on this year's leading second-crop sires list by progeny earnings, will stand once again for $100,000 at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

  • Acoma

    Second-Crop Sires Shuffle in 2008

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires with their first 3-year-olds racing in 2008 have seen some reshuffling among the leaders by progeny earnings, particularly compared with the rankings of this sire class as freshmen.

  • Acoma takes control in the Valley View.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6354907%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Acoma Wins Turf Debut in Valley View

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's homebred Acoma stayed close to the pace, corralled Tight Precision in mid-stretch and went on to win the Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) by a half-length on the Keeneland turf Oct. 17.

  • Country Star is trying to make it to the Breeders&#39; Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3044656%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Country Star Trying to Get to Big Dance

    After being scratched at the gate of last Saturday's Gazelle Handicap, trainer Bobby Frankel is still trying to make Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) with his 3-year-old Country Star.

  • A.P. Indy&#39;s Keeneland day 1 sales topper, a filly which sold for $3.1 million.

    A.P. Indy Emerges as Leading Day 1 Sire

    Although one of his offspring failed to sell for a record RNA price of $7.7 million, A.P. Indy did have the session-topper and emerged as the leading sire of yearlings sold during the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 8.

  • Deauville Yearling Sale Has 515 Lots

    Europe's yearling sale season makes its traditional return Aug. 15 in the picturesque surroundings of Deauville on the Normandy coast of France. Arqana has cataloged 515 lots for its August yearling sale, which runs through Aug. 18.

  • Michael Matz sends Lael Stables&#39; Ready Set in the Barbaro Stakes.

    Is Ready Set Ready For Barbaro Stakes?

    Michael Matz is expecting a big improvement from Ready Set in his next tilt, the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) July 13 at Delaware Park. Six 3-year-olds have been entered in the 1 1/16-mile event on the main track.

  • Acoma

    Acoma is a Blue Hen in the Making

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> No one has to look very deep in Acoma's pedigree to see broodmare potential in spades. Helen Alexander's and Helen Groves' daughter of Empire Maker recently won the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) is now bucking for broodmare prospect of the year honors.