Keyword: John Williams

  • Little Mike
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    Little Mike Targeting United Nations July 6

    Little Mike is likely to start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6, the first of a four-race series picked by breeder and co-owner Carlo Vacarezza that would end with a defense of his 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf title.

  • Hip #1, Silver Deputy - Daisy Dukes by Ghazi, brought $520,000 to top the auction.

    OBS Sale Posts Record Average

    The market for young horses sizzled as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. kicked off the selling season for 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Central Florida with its February select auction, which attracted a large, diverse group of enthusiastic shoppers.

  • Flawlessly winning in California.

    Two-time Turf Champion Flawlessly Dead

    Flawlessly, the last runner to win consecutive Eclipse Awards as a turf champion and one of only two mares to have done so, died Sept. 26 of natural causes in her paddock at John Williams' Elmwood near Versailles, Ky.

  • Life Changer

    <i> By John Williams </i> -- In the late fall of 1978, the Bee Gees were topping the pop charts with "Stayin' Alive." Sideburns, long hair, and bell bottoms were still cool. Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the Baltimore Colts were still playing football on 33rd St. where they belonged, and the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown arrived to stand at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • Jonabell Farm Sale To Close Oct. 1; Land Will Get a Rest

    Sheikh Mohammed's first order of business as owner of Jonabell Farm in Lexington will be to "give the land a rest," according to his chief bloodstock adviser John Ferguson. The sheikh's purchase of the 790-acre farm is scheduled to close Oct. 1.

  • Bench Mark Thoroughbred

    <i>By John Williams</i> -- As many of us coped with the death of Affirmed on Jan. 12, one underlying theme was evident: it seemed everybody connected to the horse considered it a privilege that he had touched their lives. This had been true all of his life, I am sure.