Keyword: Ian Banwell

  • Eblouissante Benefits from Dressage Training

    British-born Jacqueline Kandalaft-Gomez imparts basic dressage tenets to all of the young Thoroughbreds she exercises for trainer John Shirreffs, including Zenyatta's half sister, Eblouissante.

  • Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, sold for $2.1 million on Nov. 5.

    St. George Farm Buys Zenyatta's Half Sister

    Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, captivated attendees of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when the daughter of Bernardini commanded a price of $2.1 million Nov. 5.

  • Elvis Trujillo and Closing Range upset the La Prevoyante Handicap at Calder.

    Closing Range Earns Grade in La Prevoyante

    Able to milk an easy lead for jockey Elvis Trujillo, Closing Range spurted away from favorites Ciao Bella and Havant at the head of the lane and went on to post a 19-1 upset in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Mr. Commons wins the Sir Beaufort.

    Smith Guides Mr. Commons to Sir Beaufort Win

    Under a heady ride from Mike Smith, Mr. Commons split horses in the stretch and drew off to a convincing 3 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Dec. 26 opening day card at Santa Anita.

  • Breeders' Cup 2011 is a much calmer affair for John Shirreffs.

    Shirreffs Having More Common Time

    He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.