Keyword: John Franks

  • Lost In The Fog, son of Lost Soldier, in the Kings Bishop.

    Lost Soldier Dies at 20

    Lost Soldier, sire of champion Lost in the Fog, was found dead in his paddock Sept. 7 at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky. The cause of death is believed to have been a heart attack.

  • Franks Mem. 2YO Sale Set for March 21

    The eighth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale will be held March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.

  • Taylor's Tiger Tops John Franks Sale

    Taylor's Tiger, a bay son of Roar of the Tiger, brought $77,000 to top the John Franks Memorial sale of 2-year-olds in training March 22 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana. Midwest Thoroughbred purchased the Louisiana-bred colt from Southwind Farm.

  • 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.

  • Silent Pleasure Repels Bob and John in Texas Mile

    Front-running Silent Pleasure took grade I winner Bob and John's best shot in the stretch run of Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III), then responded to left-handed urging from jockey Tracy Hebert to record his fourth consecutive stakes victory while making his first start at Lone Star Park.

  • Louisiana Sale has 244 Cataloged

    The March 18 John Franks memorial two-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs will offer 211 juveniles and 33 racing and breeding prospects.

  • Adena Springs Heads 2006 Leading Breeders' List

    For the fourth consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2006 with earnings of $13,146,955, according to statistics released Jan. 5 by The Jockey Club Information Systems.

  • Smoke Glacken Filly Tops Evangeline Downs Sale

    Manhattan Model, a 2-year-old bay <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1436590&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Smoke Glacken</a>--All Too Well filly, brought $105,000 and topped the the fourth annual 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale March 13 at Evangeline Downs and Casino in Opelousas, La.

  • Millionaire Lady Tak Retired

    Lady Tak, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner, has been retired from racing with a record of 10 wins from 19 starts.

  • Lady Tak, ridden by jockey John R. Velazquez, captures the Gallant Bloom Stakes, Sunday at Belmont Park.

    Lady Tak Lords Over Gallant Bloom

    The brilliant sprinter Lady Tak, with a confident John Velazquez in the saddle, disposed of pacesetter Molto Vita coming off the turn and cruised to a two-length victory as the heavy favorite in the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares.

  • Juddmonte, Franks Receive Top Honors at TOBA Awards Dinner

    Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms was honored as National Breeder of the Year and the late John Franks was recognized as National Owner of the Year Friday night during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner at Juddmonte near Lexington.

  • TOBA Honors Breeders at Luncheon

    Breeders from around the country were recognized Friday afternoon at a luncheon at Keeneland hosted by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Gold Alert to Gentry Farm in Texas

    Gold Alert, sire of grade I winner Golden Bri, has been acquired by Anthony Gentry's Gentry Farms for stallion duty at the Boerne, Texas, farm.

  • Derby Wish Colt, Precocity Filly Top Fair Grounds Juvenile Sale

    A Derby Wish colt and a <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1444518&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Precocity</a> filly shared the honors for top-priced horse, bringing $27,000 apiece Tuesday during the Fair Grounds Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Louisiana.

  • Old Friends Acquires First Horse

    Old Friends was formed last year with the intent of retiring and/or bringing home pensioned Thoroughbred stallions and giving the public access to these horses. Ironically the operation's first acquisition, aptly named Narrow Escape, is a 21-year-old mare.

  • Stakes Purses Increased at Evangeline Downs

    When Evangeline Downs opens its season April 1, purses for several stakes races will see noticeable increases, thanks to the positive impact of expanded gaming at the Carencro, La., oval. Most notable is the return to prominence of the Evangeline Mile, which received a $25,0000 increase to make the Aug. 14 race now worth $100,000.

  • Favored Heavenly Humor Wins Miss California

    Boxed in at the quarter pole, Heavenly Humor and jockey Kevin Radke found room at the head of the stretch and went on to a five-length win in Saturday's $64,650 Miss California Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Franks Estate to Offer 200 Mares in February

    Alta Franks, the widow of John Franks, has begun the reorganization of her husband's Thoroughbred holdings. Mrs. Franks plans a reduction, but not a complete dispersal, beginning with the sale of about 200 broodmares at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale Feb. 8-9 in Lexington.

  • Chatter Chatter Keeps Buzzing in O'Farrell

    Chatter Chatter once again proved herself the class of Calder's 2-year-old filly division by taking the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies by two lengths Saturday.

  • Deceased champion Answer Lively.

    Champion Answer Lively Dead

    Champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Answer Lively died earlier this year of a heart attack at Ed Milligan Jr.'s Twin Oaks Training Center near Murchison, Texas.

  • Chatter Chatter Leaves Foes Speechless

    Even money choice Chatter Chatter, with Hall of Fame reinsman Jerry Bailey aboard, cruised to a 19 ½-length victory in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Smoocher Kisses Grey Cup Foes Goodbye

    Smoocher kissed his competition goodbye with an impressive closing effort in Sunday's $277,250 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.

  • King Jerry Gets 4th San Carlos With Halo Cat

    Halo Cat gave trainer Jerry Hollendorfer his fourth victory in the San Carlos Handicap by defeating Fleetstreet Dancer by 1 1/4 lengths in the one-mile feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Baze Wins 5 Again; Lucky Sabre Takes Vallejo

    The talented and improving Lucky Sabre earned her first stakes victory Saturday when she defeated Tale Of A Dream by a neck in the $58,950 Vallejo Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.