Keyword: Helen Alexander

  • Somali Lemonade<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bKR8Tzn">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Somali Lemonade Dies

    Grade I winner Somali Lemonade died Jan. 23 from complications of foaling, according to breeder Helen Alexander, sister of the 7-year-old mare's owner, Caroline Forgason.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.

  • Hip No. 130, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy -- Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch brought $1.4 million.

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Sale at F-T Florida

    Judging by the final results of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park March 4, the sales company's decision to return its select offering to South Florida was clearly a winning one.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Win National Breeder, Owner Awards

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home honors as national owner of the year and national breeder of the year for 2013 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner in Lexington the evening of Sept. 5.

  • Owners, Breeders to be Honored at TOBA Dinner

    Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.

  • The Jockey Club Renames its Foundation

    The Jockey Club Foundation, a charitable trust that assists individuals in the Thoroughbred community, announced it has has been renamed The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, effective immediately.

  • TOBA's First 50 Years

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.

  • Carribean Sunset, hip 110, Keeneland November Sale.

    Carribean Sunset Goes for $1 Million

    Broodmare prospect Carribean Sunset, a group III winner in Ireland and a stakes winner in this country, brought $1 million Nov. 8 during the opening session in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.

  • 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.

  • Acoma leads a field of nine in the Cardinal.

    Acoma Tries to Right the Ship in Cardinal H.

    On paper, it seems as though multiple graded stakes winner Acoma is moving in the wrong direction. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker has been way off her game in her last two starts, finishing sixth and ninth, respectively, in the July 19 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) and Oct. 10 First Lady (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Acoma comes home strong in the Mint Julep.

    Acoma Holds Off Pure Clan in Mint Julep

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's Acoma repelled a late bid from Pure Clan and held on for a neck victory in the $109,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) June 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Acoma gets her third straight stakes win in the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Acoma Takes Command in Azeri Stakes

    Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' rising star Acoma notched her third consecutive graded stakes victory March 8 at Oaklawn Park, coming from off the pace to score a five-length win in the $144,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III).

  • Vacare wins the Dahlia Handicap in the final race of her career.

    Vacare Goes Out a Winner in Dahlia 'Cap

    Odds-on choice Vacare gave trainer Christophe Clement his 1,000th lifetime win in her final career start when she rallied in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (g. IIT) on closing day of the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet Dec. 21.

  • Acoma takes control in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Mrs. Revere: Acoma Stays Perfect on Turf

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's Acoma seems to have found a new home on the grass, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly won her second graded turf event in as many starts, this time taking the $201,950 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs.

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    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.

  • Farish Re-elected Breeders' Cup Chair

    William S. Farish Jr. will again serve as chairman of the Breeders' Cup board of directors, an election for which was held July 11.

  • Four Not Re-Elected to Cup Board

    Four incumbents, including vice chairman Robert Clay, weren't re-elected to the Breeders' Cup's board of members and trustees.

  • 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.

  • Acoma (#7) rolls home late to capture the Dogwood (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs.

    Acoma Gets Up Late to Win Dogwood

    Acoma went from maiden to graded stakes winner in less than six weeks, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly took over inside the sixteenth-pole in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs and went on to win by a half-length under Robby Albarado.

  • Helen Groves to Receive Award at TTA Banquet

    Helen Groves, whose family owned King Ranch, will receive the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award from the Texas Thoroughbred Association at the organizations 50th anniversary celebration and annual conference.

  • No Seven Figure Transactions During Early Part of Third Sale Session

    After two days of Keeneland's September sale in which 27 horses brought $1-million bids or more, Wednesday's session of the annual yearling sale in Lexington slowed down as the "select" portion gave way to the first of 10 remaining days of the auction.

  • Danzig colt, topped Monday&#39;s Keeneland sale session.

    Keeneland Sale: Speed from the Gate

    Keeneland's September yearling sale broke out of the starting gate running hard. Nearly every key business figure sprinted ahead of last year's pace on Sept. 8 during the first of the auction's two select sessions.

  • Danzig colt, sold for $3.6 million.

    Keeneland Sale Opens With Gains in Every Major Category

    Boosted by competitive bidding from leading international buyers, the Keeneland September yearling sale began on a strong note Monday at the company's sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The average price was up 41.1%, the median rose 32.4%, and the RNA rate was 29.7%.

  • Top Broodmare Too Chic Dies at Age 24

    Grade I winner and foundation broodmare Too Chic was euthanized Wednesday at Middlebrook Farm near Lexington, Ky. due to the infirmities of old age.

  • Festival of Ligth to Valor Farm in Texas

    Festival of Light, Dubai's Horse of the Year in 2001 for Godolphin Racing, will enter stud at Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.