Keyword: Kitten's Joy

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Filly and Mare Turf.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Claims Filly & Mare Turf

    Four years after claiming her first Breeders' Cup victory, Stephanie's Kitten returned to a Breeders' Cup winner's circle again Oct. 31 after a courageous rally to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Cymric was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm.

    BC Euro Cymric Has Local Ties

    Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the 2015 Flower Bowl.

    Last Go Around for Stephanie's Kitten

    She will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 1, but first Stephanie's Kitten will seek her second Breeders' Cup victory, this time in the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), which she narrowly lost a year ago.

  • Barretts Set for First Del Mar Yearling Sale

    Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Day 1 Notebook

    Glenye Cain Oakford looks at some of the opening session's sire results, recent commercial acceptance of turf-oriented pedigrees, and talks to Dr. Kendall Hansen as champion Hansen's first yearlings head for the ring.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Hillsborough Stakes.

    Stephanie's Kitten Tops New York Field

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten returns in the June 5 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. The daughter of Kitten's Joy won Tampa Bay's Hillsborough Stakes (gr. III) last time out.

  • Hip 65, Chicken Hawk, a son of J P's Gusto topped the sale at $230,000.

    Barretts' First Del Mar Sale Sees Increase

    Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif.

  • Ken Ramsey

    Ramsey Hopes for Shining Star

    Ken Ramsey said he is loaded with 2-year-olds for next year's Kentucky Derby, but International Star, who swept the Fair Grounds Derby preps, might get him the roses a year earlier than planned.

  • Luck of the Kitten

    Luck of the Kitten Starts '15 in Transylvania

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) runner-up Luck of the Kitten will try to start his 3-year-old season on the right foot when he faces a large field in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Divisidero won his only start on Feb. 7 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

    Divisidero Has Buzz in Redrawn Palm Beach

    Divisidero, a son of Kitten's Joy, broke his maiden first-time out Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park and steps up to graded stakes company March 7 in a re-drawn edition of the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.

  • Irish Mission has earned $1,266,863 in 28 starts.

    Very One Stakes Irish Mission's Next Mission

    After closing 2014 with a win in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf, Irish Mission will attempt to open 2015 with a win on that same course in the Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT.)

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red shares top weight with Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-Mg324fF">Order This Photo</a>

    Ties Atop TJC's Experimental Free Handicaps

    The Jockey Club's 2014 Experimental Free Handicap features ties in both the male and female categories: Texas Red and champion American Pharoah top the male list and champion Take Charge Brandi and Lady Eli lead the females.

  • Coalport wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes.

    Coalport Convincing Winner of Connally Cup

    Odds-on choice Coalport, shipping from Florida for Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker, dominated the $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park for his first graded stakes victory.

  • A dozen people who stood out this year for leaving their mark on the industry.

    2014 Newsmakers

    Achievement and retirement. Shame and success. Low points and comebacks. 2014 offered a taste of just about everything. Here are a dozen people who stood out this year for leaving their mark on the industry.

  • International Star has not been worse than second in his four starts.

    Ramseys Double Up in BC Juvenile Turf

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were disappointed last year by Bobby's Kitten's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will send out both International Star and Luck of the Kitten to try to win this year's version

  • Pick of the Litter (light) outfinishes Departing to win the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.

    Pick of the Litter Shows Best in Fayette Win

    Pick of the Litter benefited from a ground-saving trip under Corey Lanerie to get up in the last strides over favored Departing in the $200,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), earning his first graded win Oct. 25 at Keeneland.

  • Mares and Foals

    Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

    Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.

  • Stephanie's Kitten rolls to victory in the Flower Bowl. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-SF4vMbr">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Surges to Flower Bowl Win

    Favored Stephanie's Kitten drove clear down the stretch on the outside to register her first win of the year Sept. 27 in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass at Belmont Park.

  • Home Run Kitten (left) gets up late to win the Eddie D. over Ambitious Brew.

    Home Run Kitten Goes Deep to Take Eddie D.

    Home Run Kitten went deep to nab favored Ambitious Brew by a nose in the $101,500 Eddie D. Stakes to conclude opening-day action of the autumn meet at Santa Anita Park with a 10-1 upset over the hillside turf course Sept. 26.

  • Suntracer holds off Pyrite Mountain to win the Kentucky Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-m9PS5wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

    Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13.

  • Big Blue Kitten comes on late to win the Lure Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xvvBNKn">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten From Last to First in Lure

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's two-time grade I winner Big Blue Kitten was guided out of a pocket in the stretch and completed a last-to-first rally in the $100,000 Lure Stakes in his 2014 debut Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Real Solution rolls home to win the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QTJn9W6">Order This Photo</a>

    Real Solution Runs Down Manhattan Rivals

    Real Solution, kept to the outside for a clear path, overpowered his rivals in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) to post his second grade I victory June 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.

  • Charming Kitten rallies late to win the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-W8ppVrG">Order This Photo</a>

    Charming Kitten Wins First Belmont Gold Cup

    Attempting the rare distance of two miles on turf for the first time, Charming Kitten overcame 10 rivals to win the inaugural $200,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by one length at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Bobby's Kitten was an easy winner of the Penn Mile.

    Back on Turf, Bobby's Kitten Takes Penn Mile

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby's Kitten, again showing his affinity for the turf, rated nicely early and pulled away to a comfortable victory in the $500,000 Penn Mile on the grass at Penn National Race Course May 31.

  • Take Charge Lady, 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Take-Charge-Lady/38502801_KBwVr5#!i=3181377917&k=krW4bvc">Order This Photo</a>

    Take Charge Lady Kentucky Broodmare of Year

    Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17.