Keyword: Eugene Melnyk

  • Grade I winner Bribon is one of the leading contenders for the Barbados Gold Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8053125%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bribon, Sterwins Headline Barbados Gold Cup

    Stakes-winners Bribon and Sterwins headline a strong field in the Barbados Gold Cup, which also includes top Barbadian runner Areutalkintome and last year's Gold Cup winner, Daylight Express.

  • First Foal by Harlington Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Harlington is a filly born Jan. 20 at Curraghmore Farm near Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.

  • Full Siblings Win Consecutive Suffolk Races

    Full siblings Mount Wilton and East Coaster won consecutive races at Suffolk Downs Oct. 14. Both horses are by Graeme Hall out of the Our Emblem mare Eastlynne. May May Stable owns Mount Wilton, who was bred in Florida by Eugene Melnyk. Frances McDonnell is the owner and breeder of East Coaster.

  • Bridgetown leaves the rest behind in the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.

    Brilliant Bridgetown Scores in Summer Stakes

    Bridgetown surged past favored Stormy Lord in the stretch and held sway to win the $286,891 Summer Stakes (Can-IIIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 19, locking up a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf with the victory.

  • Five-year-old Marchfield rallied down the stretch to win the Sky Classic at Woodbine.

    Marchfield Wins Sky Classic Stretch Duel

    Hard-charging Marchfield outfought a game Champs Elysees in a gritty stretch duel to register a half-length win in the $256,100 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Aug. 23.

  • Marchfield is in control in the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Marchfield Delivers in Canada's Dominion Day

    Marchfield, named Canada's outstanding older horse last year, found the winner's circle for the first time in 2009 when he rallied from last on the final turn to capture the $190,767 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 1.

  • Chamberlain Bridge rallies late to take the Aegon Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8060783%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Chamberlain Bridge Wins Aegon Turf Sprint

    Favored Chamberlain Bridge, a former claimer that had lost two in a row, overcame a rough start and bounced back in the $112,800 Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 1 at Churchill Downs. He charged down the stretch late and held off the rallying Cannonball by a neck.

  • Gemswick Park (center) wins a three-way photo in the Jan. 4 Old Hat at Gulfstream Park. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7311174%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gemswick Park Captures Old Hat Thriller

    Gemswick Park, sandwiched between two undefeated fillies as they lurched toward the wire, got her nose in front at the line to win an exciting renewal of the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 4.

  • Marchfield takes the Autumn Stakes Nov. 9 at Woodbine.

    Chilly Ride Helps Marchfield Win Autumn

    On a 43-degree day at Woodbine, jockey Patrick Husbands sat chilly on Marchfield until the last possible moment, rallying for a half-length victory in the $139,125 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) on the Toronto oval's Polytrack Nov. 9.

  • Speedy Gemswick Park Tops Tempted Cast

    Gemswick Park, third-place finisher in the Frizette (gr. I) a month ago in her stakes debut for trainer Tom Albertrani, returns in a more comfortable spot as the likely favorite in the $100,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 2 at Aqueduct Park.

  • Trainer Tom Albertrani sends out Gemswick Park and Royal Ballade in the Frizette Stakes.

    Albertrani Saddles Two in Frizette

    Trainer Tom Albertrani is looking forward to taking big steps with Gemswick Park and Royal Ballade in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr.I) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park. Gemswick Park, owned and bred by Eugene Melnyk, and the Darley-owned Royal Ballade, are coming off open-length maiden wins at Belmont Sept. 14. Both fillies led from gate-to-wire.

  • Adena Springs Tops Breeders' Lists

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs heads the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2007 with earnings of $18,055,772, according to statistics released Jan. 4 by The Jockey Club Information Systems.

  • The connections of Sealy Hill - jockey Patrick Husbands, owner Eugene Melnyk, and trainer Mark Casse - all won Sovereign Awards in their respective categories.

    Sealy Hill Canada's Top Horse

    Sealy Hill, by Point Given, dominated the 33rd Sovereign Awards Dec. 14, walking away with three awards, including Canada's Horse of the Year honors.

  • Melnyk Buys Kentucky Farm

    Eugene Melnyk has purchased the property formally known as Ripplewood Farm in Kentucky. The farm, a 117 acre property located on Muir Station Road, will be renamed Winding Oaks Farm, and will serve primarily as a boarding facility for the Melnyk mares that are visiting Kentucky-based stallions.

  • Indian Vale and John Velazquez win the Fleur de Lis Handicap, Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Indian Vale Slips Away in Fleur de Lis

    Melnyk Racing Stables' homebred Indian Vale, responding well to strong left-handed urging from John Velazquez, edged away from Asi Siempre in the final stages to win the $327,600 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Sealy Hill Scales Labatt Woodbine Oaks

    Eugene Melnyk's Sealy Hill collared pacesetters Street Sounds and Saskawea in early stretch before pulling away to win Sunday's CAN$502,000 Labatt Woodbine Oaks in a thoroughly dominating performance.

  • Pletcher Calls Flower Alley Classic Exclusion 'A Joke'

    Trainer Todd Pletcher called the exclusion of Flower Alley from the body of the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) 'a joke' during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup media teleconference Oct. 25 to announce the pre-entries for the eight-race $20-million event.

  • Graeme Hall, winning the Jim Dandy, has been represented by his first winner as a stallion.

    Millionaire Graeme Hall's First Winner

    Millionaire Graeme Hall was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Bovell Road, won June 22 by 6 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park.

  • Pool Land (1) jumps out of the gate and runs away with Doubledogdare.

    Pool Land Tallies by 12 in Doubledogdare

    Pool Land established an early lead from her inside post and then dusted her four rivals in the stretch for a 12-length victory in the $107,300 Doubledogdare Wednesday at Keeneland.

  • Melnyk Resigns as NYRA Trustee

    Eugene Melnyk, whose racing stable is one of three finalists for an Eclipse Award as outstanding owner of 2005, has resigned his position on the New York Racing Association's board of trustees, according to a release from NYRA.

  • TOBA Honors Stronach and the Melnyks

    Frank Stronach of Adena Springs and Eugene and Laura Melnyk were the big winners during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner Friday night at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

  • Owner Eugene Melnyk's visit to the Saratoga winner's circle rekindled many memories.

    Haskin's Travers Roundup: Memories in Bloom

    Sure, you can look at the 136th running of the Travers Stakes (gr. I) as just another day at the office for the high-powered firm of Pletcher and Velazquez, Inc. But to many of the people close to the victorious Flower Alley, this one was personal.

  • Flower Alley claims first Travers win for Pletcher & Velazquez.

    Flower Alley Glows Brightest in Travers

    Flower Alley overtook a sharp Bellamy Road approaching the eighth pole and edged away to win Saturday's $1 million Travers (gr. I) and give the dominating duo of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez a first victory in the Midsummer Derby.

  • Zito To Saddle A Pair in Short Jim Dandy Field

    Trainer Nick Zito will send two of his 2005 Triple Crown contenders into action in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Andromeda's Hero and barnmate Noble Causeway lead the field of six entered.

  • Harlington, Son of Serena's Song, Wins Debut

    Harlington won his debut at Aqueduct on Sunday, becoming the fifth winner from as many foals out of champion mare Serena's Song to become a winner. Each of Harlington's older siblings won in excess of $100,000 including group I winner Sophisticat.

  • Classy Speightstown Sizzles in Sprint

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Speightstown roared to the front in early stretch, opened up a commanding lead, then held off the late run of Kela to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by 1 ¼ lengths. The son of Gone West covered the six furlongs in 1:08.11.

  • Pletcher: "[Speightstown} has to win to be the champion."

    Championship Honors on Line for Speightstown

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Speightstown will enter the gate for Saturday's $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Lone Star Park as one of the heavy favorites to win the six-furlong race, but a win could almost guarantee end of the year divisional honors.

  • Grade I Winner Harmony Lodge Retired

    Harmony Lodge, one of the top sprint mares the last few seasons, has been retired from racing with 19 wins and placings from 24 starts.

  • Strong Hope Retired to Claiborne

    Strong Hope, a multiple grade II winner for Eugene and Laura Melnyk, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Host Preps for Dubai in Gulfstream Allowance

    Laura and Eugene Melnyk's Host, Horse of the Year in Chile last season and second in his U.S. debut at Gulfstream Park earlier this month, preps for a start in Dubai on March 27 in Monday's $46,000 Gulfstream allowance feature at 1 1/8 mile on the turf.

  • Lodge Hill to Norse Ridge Farm

    Lodge Hill, winner of the 2000 Breeders' Stakes for Eugene and Laura Melnyk and Bristow Farms, has been retired and will stand at Norse Ridge Farm near King Township, Ontario, Canada.

  • Melnyk Company Under SEC Investigation

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal inquiry into the accounting and financial-reporting practices of Eugene Melnyk's pharmaceutical company Biovail Corp.