Keyword: Malibu Moon

  • Corfu wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Corfu Gives Pletcher First Saratoga Special

    Front-running Corfu nipped Wired Bryan by a bare nose in a desperate finish to the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 11, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the race for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Orb Grazes at Saratoga - 8/10/2013

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr.I) winner Orb grazes at Saratoga Aug. 10 shortly after arriving from Fair Hill. The Malibu Moon colt is prepping for a start in the Aug. 24 Travers (gr.I) for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.

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    Orb Extends Fair Hill Stay, Preps for Travers

    Though Hall of Fame horseman Shug McGaughey originally planned to bring Phipps Stable and Stuart Janney III's Malibu Moon colt to the upstate New York racetrack Aug. 7, he could remain in Maryland until next week.

  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Horses to Watch

    While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.

  • Nervous Optimism at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

    After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.

  • Original Script wins the Bison City Stakes.

    Original Script Seizes Bison City Spotlight

    Favored Original Script, a game third in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser last time out, led every step of the way at Woodbine June 30 to capture the $237,700 Bison City Stakes by one length.

  • Freedom Child, one of 2 starters in the Belmont Stakes by Malibu Moon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2557234431&k=PR7SSnk">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Moon Boasts Two Belmont Starters

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon has been on the rise as a sire, never so much as this year with the Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Peter Pan victor Freedom Child vying for the June 8 Belmont Stakes.

  • Summer Bird is the most recent Belmont Stakes winner sired by a Belmont stakes winner.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2555098366&k=qrwnzXR">Order This Photo</a>

    Sires Who Showed Stamina Deliver in Belmont

    Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the rail in the Preakness.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2514659564&k=khdnmSw">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Draws Rail in Preakness Stakes

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 1 and was made the favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Orb arrives at Pimlico 5/13/2013.

    Preakness: Orb Is In the House

    Orb, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made his way to Baltimore May 13 after a morning workout at Belmont Park, and is bedded down in Stall 40 at Pimlico, the traditional home of the Derby winner.

  • Barretts Sees Strong Momentum for May Sale

    Coming off a March sale that jumped more than 30% in average, Barretts offers a catalog of 142 juveniles plus a catalog supplement of another 13 for its May 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif. The sale is May 13.

  • Freedom Child rolls to victory in the Peter Pan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2506412441&k=vGp2XKs">Order This Photo</a>

    Freedom Child Wins Peter Pan; Belmont Next

    Everything finally went right for Freedom Child May 11 at Belmont Park. Romping in the slop by 13 1/4 lengths to take the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), he punched his ticket to the June 8 Belmont (gr. I).

  • Orb, Joel, Medina, and Shug in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.
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    Derby Winner Orb Exits Well, New York Bound

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb will van to Shug McGaughey's New York base May 5 and train there until the week before the May 18 Preakness, the Hall of Fame trainer said. The colt exited his May 4 Derby victory well.

  • Orb leads the way to victory in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493218528&k=wLFcdHX">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

  • Orb with some of his connections, including trainer Shug McGaughey and Daisy Phipps.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2489650681&k=qGgvc4S">Order This Photo</a

    Tradition is Strong Behind Orb

    Orb carries seven generations of equine blood cultivated by the families of Stuart Janney III and Ogden Mills Phipps, and a long association of those families with trainer Shug McGaughey.

  • Orb, 16; Verrazano, 14, Draw Well in Derby

    Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after drawing post 16 May 1 at Churchill Downs. Verrazano will break from post 14 and is the 4-1 second choice.

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    Spendthrift Hopes for Big Oaks, Derby Weekend

    Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes had plenty of horses to keep an eye on April 30 during the training time for those preparing for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands(gr. I).

  • Jockey Joel Rosario<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2434320264&k=wFqhsjd">Order This Photo</a>

    Rosario Picks Up Derby Mount on Orb

    Jockey Joel Rosario has been named to ride Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Orb in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), agent Ron Anderson confirmed April 10.

  • Orb wears down the competition to win the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433224229&k=h5jPjJW">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Looks Golden With Powerful Florida Derby

    Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was waiting for Orb to take him to Louisville, and the Hall of Fame conditioner should be on his way with the colt's big win in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30.

  • Hip 10, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro -- Maizelle, by Seeking the Gold.

    Hot Prospects Adorn Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale

    Prospective buyers in search of future stakes stars have diligently traversed the barn area of Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., in recent days ahead of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale on Monday, March 25.

  • Hip No. 16, filly by Malibu Moon, out of Miz United States, worked an eighth in 10 seconds flat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Workouts/Fasig-Tipton-Florida-Sale/28552472_78FLM8#!i=2420931313&k=jF2rxwX">Order This Photo</a>

    Seven Work Fastest Furlong at Fasig-Tipton

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon was represented by two of the seven co-bullet workers who sped an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat during Fasig-Tipton's under tack show at Palm Meadows Training Center March 22.

  • Topping the opening session at $480,000 was Hip No. 143, a Flatter colt out of the Well Decorated mare Well.

    Business Brisk During First OBS Session

    The average rose 9.2% and the median was up 23.1% during the first session of the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds March 13 in Ocala. David Ingordo went to $480,000 for the day's topper, a son of Flatter for $480,000.

  • Hip 27, a colt by Malibu Moon -- Fashion Cat, by Forest Wildcat, was the sale topper.

    Business Booms at Barretts 2YO Sale

    Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.

  • Barretts March Sale Featuring Strong Sires

    A week after Barretts extended its brand to include racing at Fairplex Park, the auction company will host its March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. The March 4 sale has cataloged 138 youngsters.

  • Orb goes by Violence to capture the Fountain of Youth. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2378941058&k=6ND6kK4">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Overcomes Violence in Fountain of Youth

    Fast-improving Orb was golden in his stakes debut for trainer Shug McGaughey in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II), coming from off the pace to run down odds-on choice Violence for a narrow win Feb. 23.

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    Orb to Fountain of Youth Pending Monday Work

    Recent allowance winner Orb will likely run Feb. 23 in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, providing that he pleases trainer Shug McGaughey in a workout scheduled for Feb. 18.

  • Kauai Katie won the Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream on January 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299490637&k=TNwvPqD">Order This Photo</a>

    Kauai Katie, New Stablemate Top Forward Gal

    Kauai Katie has proven her talent among the best in North America, while Fusaichiswonderful is undefeated with four graded stakes victories earned in Puerto Rico. Pletcher saddles both at Gulfstream Jan. 26.

  • More Chocolate wins the La Canada Stakes.

    More Chocolate Wins Dirt Debut in La Canada

    More Chocolate, making her first start on dirt for trainer John Sadler, put away Willa B Awesome in the stretch and shook clear for her first stakes victory in the $150,000 La Canada (gr. II) Jan. 20 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Moonwalk (rail) holds off Kitten's Point (white silks, left) to win the Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2143705022&k=BbCgmQs">Order This Photo</a>

    Moonwalk Pulls Off Jessamine Shocker

    Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).

  • Winding Way wins the Rancho Bernardo.

    Winding Way Aces Rancho Bernardo Test

    Favored Winding Way emerged as a female sprinter to watch this season when she overcame a hopelessly tardy start to win the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • Eden's Moon wins the San Clemente Stakes.

    Eden's Moon Rises to San Clemente Challenge

    Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to experiment with the inconsistent filly Eden's Moon on turf and his hunch paid off when the odds-on choice led from the start to take the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

  • Hip 86; colt, Malibu Moon - Uncontrollable by Wild Again, brought $375,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale.

    Malibu Moon Colt Fetches $375,000 at F-T

    A Malibu Moon colt brought $375,000 during the early afternoon portion of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale in Lexington July 10. The strapping dark bay was the highest price at the sale thus far.

  • Prospective and Jermaine Bridgmohan secure victory in the Ohio Derby.

    Prospective Captures Slender Ohio Derby

    Odds-on Prospective registered his third stakes win of the year when he drew clear in the final furlong to capture the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) by 2 1/2 lengths at Thistledown July 7.