Keyword: Holy Bull

  • Racing Loses One of its Greats: Holy Bull Dead at 26

    Holy Bull was 1994 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old. "If you were putting together your fantasy horse stable for the last 25 years, you'd have to have Holy Bull in your top five," Godolphin USA president Jimmy Bell.

  • Gunnevera, Three Rules Work in Florida

    Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera and Florida Sire Stakes victor Three Rules spent the final morning of their freshman seasons working Dec. 31 in Florida for scheduled 3-year-old debuts at Gulfstream Park Feb. 4.

  • Sunny Ridge wins the Withers Stakes (gr. III).

    Making the Grade: Sunny Ridge

    This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Sunny Ridge wins the Sapling Stakes.

    Sunny Ridge Wins Sapling on Stretch Out

    Sunny Ridge, a member of Holy Bull's final crop, went four-wide into the stretch and cruised unchallenged to victory in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds Sept. 6 at Monmouth Park.

  • Choral Society (right) upsets the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-THgfWZF">Order This Photo</a>

    Choral Society Upsets A. P. Smithwick Field

    For the second time in three years, trainer Jack Fisher and jockey Paddy Young teamed to win the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course, this time with Choral Society Aug. 6.

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    Happy My Way, 5, Dies

    Sagamore Farn and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way, a grade III-winning gelding by Wilko, was put down following a slab fracture that could not be repaired. The 5-year-old ran fifth Aug. 1 in a stakes race at Mountaineer.

  • Sherri and Michael DiMenna at 2005 Kentucky Derby

    Racing Voices: Holy Giacomoly!

    It goes without saying that no one forgets attending their first Kentucky Derby (gr. I). However, every once in a while along comes a Derby story that is not only memorable but also unlikely to ever be surpassed.

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    Pedigree Analysis: Upstart

    Although Upstart has a better pedigree for getting a distance than many of his contemporaries, there is reason to think he might be better suited to intermediate distances.

  • A Cinderella Story

    Cinderella became a mother to two great American sire lines through her sons Hastings (1893) and Plaudit (1895).

  • Ralph Evans, on the right holding trophy, following Upstart's win in the Funny Cide Stakes.

    Upstart Has Hopeful Evans on Derby Trail

    A Thoroughbred owner for nearly 50 years, Ralph Evans has attended just one edition of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--the 1979 renewal. Upstart could take him back with a runner and is looking to continue on the path Feb. 21.

  • Quiet American

    Pensioned Stallions: The Old Guard

    These Thoroughbreds are among the few to achieve feats of glory at the races and have gotten the opportunity to pass their genes on to the generations that follow. Read the full feature in the October 18, 2014 issue of TBH.

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Quiet American, Holy Bull, and Cherokee Run at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 23, 2014.

    Pensioned Stallions: The Old Guard

    These Thoroughbreds are among the few to achieve feats of glory at the races and have gotten the opportunity to pass their genes on to the generations that follow.

  • Kandaly

    Kandaly, 1994 Louisiana Derby Winner, Dies

    Kandaly, winner of the 1994 La. Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Main Street Thoroughbreds near Lake Charles, La.

  • Mike Smith, right, with his aunt Nedra Matteucci after his recent induction into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Q&A With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith

    "I try to ride the best I know how to ride," Smith said. "I love horses, I truly do. I like people to know that and I hope it shows in my riding, let's put it that way. I have to be the best I can possibly be."

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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.

  • City of Weston and jockey Paco Lopez upset the Gallant Bob Stakes.

    City of Weston Upsets Gallant Bob Field

    City of Weston and jockey Paco Lopez found room along the rail to rally past four horses and register a 30-1 shocker in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Parx Racing.

  • Downey Profile: Shanghai Bobby Put to Test

    A field of 10, some of them with the look of real contenders, will decide whether Shanghai Bobby will be be upended coming off his 2-year-old championship in the Grade III Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Algorithms

    Holy Bull Winner Algorithms Retired

    Starlight Racing's grade III winner Algorithms, winner of all three career starts, has been retired following the recurrence of an injury that knocked the son of Bernardini off the Triple Crown Trail earlier this year.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.

  • On the Fate of the Holy Bull Male Line

    The impressive Suburban Handicap (gr. II) victory of Mucho Macho Man on July 7 is in interesting juxtaposition to the pensioning of his grandsire, Holy Bull, which was announced one day later.

  • Holy Bull

    Stallion Holy Bull Pensioned

    1994 Horse of the Year and successful stallion Holy Bull, who counts 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo among his progeny, has been pensioned and will retire at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm, Darley announced July 7.

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    Algorithms Injured, Off Derby Trail

    Holy Bull (gr. III) winner Algorithms, who missed the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (gr. II) last weekend, is off of the Kentucky Derby trail after X-rays confirmed a fractured splint bone in his right front leg.

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    Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Magnifico

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Representing a regional sire line and an undistinguished female family, Mucho Macho Man is poised to make waves in the 2011 American classics.

  • Barretts Horses Perform Well During Preview

    Four youngsters worked a furlong in :09 4/5 at the March 19 under-tack preview of the March 22 Barretts selected 2-year-olds in training sale. Those were the fastest times of the day during the preview at Fairplex Park.

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    Piscitelli Works for Holy Bull

    Piscitelli worked five furlongs Jan. 15 in preparation for the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III). Dogwood Stables Aikenite is also expected in what looks to be a strong field.

  • Florida Derby Preps Undergo Minor Changes

    There will be slight modifications this year to the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) and Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), two preps for the Florida Derby (gr. I) that will be run March 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • OBS Sale Down; Four Top $100,000

    In keeping with most other sales this year of 2-year-olds in training, the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. ended its two day June sale June 17 with decreases in all major indices.

  • Derby Trial winner Hull will make his next start in the Preakness.

    Unbeaten Hull Joins Preakness Cast

    Hull, who is unbeaten in three starts by a total of 16 lengths this season for trainer Dale Romans, will line up for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Hull Headed to Coolmore Lexington Stakes

    Hull, a recent late nomination to the Triple Crown, remained undefeated on April 2 with a 7 3/4-length allowance win at Turfway Park. He covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.21 in his second career race.