Keyword: Giant's Causeway

  • Heavy Breathing to Stand in New York in 2014

    Following the record-breaking success of last year's top New York freshman sire Frost Giant, a group including that stallion's principal owner will stand his full brother, stakes-placed Heavy Breathing, in New York in 2014.

  • Chief Havoc rolls to victory in the Swaps Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Front-Running Chief Havoc Dominates Swaps

    Chief Havoc, enjoying a big tactical advantage over his three rivals, went gate to wire as the odds-on choice to capture the $147,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Love Me Only sold for $2.1 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Expensive Mare at Center of Legal Dispute

    A leading sales agency and three horse owners continue to wrangle with another prominent breeder over the November 2011, $2.1 million sale of the mare Love Me Only, as the purchaser alleges fraud by the consignors.

  • Escado Gets Victory in South Australian Derby

    Jockey Ben Melham's decision to stick to the rail with lightly regarded Escado paid dividends with a breakthrough win for his mount in the Aus$500,000 South Australian Derby (Aus-I) May 4 at Morphettville.

  • Winning Cause comes home strong to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2467436204&k=FFnbW77">Order This Photo</a>

    Winning Cause Gets Up in Coolmore Lexington

    Alto Racing's Winning Cause got up in the final strides of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) April 20 at Keeneland, earning 20 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Juvenile Behavior: Sweet Emma Rose Blooms

    Trainer Wesley Ward added to his reputation as a conditioner of young horses when Sweet Emma Rose sprinted clear early and rolled to a nine-length victory in the first of eight "baby races" scheduled for Keeneland spring.

  • Ciao Bella cruises to victory in the Rampart Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2432868883&k=RSML5H3">Order This Photo</a>

    Ciao Bella Takes Rampart with Authority

    Michael B. Tabor's Ciao Bella ran like a favorite should at Gulfstream Park March 30, holding the advantage from gate to wire and drawing off to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III).

  • War Academy won his March 15 allowance by 3 1/2 lengths.

    War Academy Ready for Big Test, Baffert Says

    With his dominating 3 1/2-length allowance score going 1 1/16 miles March 15, War Academy is ready to join the Derby party, according to both Bob Baffert and Mike Smith.

  • Frost Giant to Shuttle to Australia

    Booked full for the current season, young sire Frost Giant will be headed from his base in New York to stand at Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season that begins in August.

  • Soft Falling Rain and Paul Hanagan take the United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas.

    Unbeaten Soft Falling Rain Wins UAE Guineas

    Favorite Soft Falling Rain easily dispatched pacesetter Deauville Prince in the stretch and drew off to a clear win in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas (UAE-III) Feb. 14 at Meydan.

  • Fed Biz fights off Tritap to win the San Fernando.

    Fed Biz Bounces Back in San Fernando Triumph

    Fed Biz, a colt that came with a big price tag and a world of potential, recorded the first graded stakes win of his career with a gate-to-wire triumph in the $151,000 San Fernando (gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita Park.

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    McGaughey Turf Stars Primed for Gulfstream

    Shug McGaughey's Hall of Fame training career was built on good old American dirt, but he's rounding out his resume with several accomplished turf runners targeting starts at the Gulfstream Park meet in 2013.

  • Courageous Cat to Questroyal North

    Courageous Cat, a grade I winner and millionaire son of Storm Cat, will move to Questroyal North near Stillwater, N.Y., after spending his first season at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.

  • Hip 64 by Giant's Causeway was the session topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale.

    F-T Kentucky October Sale Soars at Start

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale is the last major yearling auction of the year. But 2012's generally upbeat market didn't show any sign of fatigue during the sale's opening session in Lexington Oct. 22.

  • Santiva to Stand at War Horse Place

    Santiva, a grade II winner by 2012 leading sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2013 at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington.

  • Book Review comes on late to win the Charles Town Oaks.

    Book Review Earns Raves in Charles Town Oaks

    Favored Book Review, invading from New York for trainer Chad Brown, took down the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks with a big sweeping move from the back of the pack on the night of Sept. 22 at Charles Town.

  • Naples Bay streaks home to win the Noble Damsel.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2088805952&k=TPdRSRH">Order This Photo</a>

    Naples Bay Sails Home in Noble Damsel Stakes

    Naples Bay broke through with her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Noble Damsel (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park Sept. 15, collaring pacesetter Silver Screamer past mid-stretch en route a 1 1/2-length win.

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    Executiveprivilege a First Samurai Exception

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />First Samurai is regaining considerable momentum this year, and sits third on the table of leading sires of 2-year-olds and fourth on the third-season sire rankings.

  • Hip #807, Giant&#39;s Causeway colt, brought $750,000 on Sept. 13 during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale&#39;s fourth session.

    Giant's Causeway Colt Sells for $750,000

    Trainer Todd Pletcher went to $750,000 Sept. 13 to acquire an attractive son of Giant's Causeway as the top-priced offering during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale's fourth session.

  • Irish Mission wins the Breeders&#39; Stakes.

    Filly Irish Mission Wins Breeders' Showdown

    Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.

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    Irish Mission Shows Classic Canadian Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.

  • Creative Cause fights off Bodemeister to win the San Felipe Stakes.

    Creative Cause Takes Big Step in San Felipe

    Creative Cause established himself as the favorite for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) when he came from off the pace to defeat favored Bodemeister in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. I) March 10 at Santa Anita.

  • Fed Biz cruises at Santa Anita.

    Fed Biz Dominates Santa Anita Allowance Field

    Fed Biz, a colt with a building reputation despite a slight record, gave an indication as to why there's so much interest when he dominated four sophomore rivals in a one-mile allowance race at Santa Anita Feb. 9.

  • Magnificent Honor, Hip 417, at the Keeneland January Sale.

    Magnificent Honour Commands $600,000

    Magnificent Honour, a half or full sister to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Rags to Riches and Jazil, commanded $600,000, the highest price so far during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.