Mike Smith likely saved multiple grade I winner Shared Belief from additional injury by pulling him up in the April 18 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), as diagnostic work revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right hip.
Prospect Park is off the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail, trainer Cliff Sise said April 9, citing elevated white blood cell levels, a high temperature, and mucous.
The morning after Dortmund's impressive victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the colt's connections were more than pleased with where they sit in the Triple Crown picture.
Sise, Wygod, and Desormeaux all point to Prospect Park's last four jumpd, where he began advancing quickly on Dortmund to the wire, in the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe, as the main source of their optimism.
The first reported foal for Storm Cat's dual stakes-winning son Calimonco was a filly born Feb. 5 at Don and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Freshman sire Idiot Proof was represented by his first winner March 18 when the 2-year-old filly On Autopilot won the first race at Mexico's Hipodromo de las Americas.
Donald Cohn and Martin Wygod purchased 10 distaffers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale to be bred.
Harmonious, a leading 3-year-old turf filly in 2010 for Martin, Pam, and Emily Wygod, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
Bertrando, a champion on the racetrack and a leading California sire, has been retired from stud duty after standing in 2011 at Don Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Twirling Candy, who was being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, has been retired from racing because of an injury.
Twirling Candy enhanced his reputation as perhaps the best handicap horse in the nation when he overcame traffic problems to run down the field in the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 4.
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and California breeder/owner Martin Wygod have purchased an interest in grade I winner Twirling Candy.
California shipper Harmonious easily ran away from Evening Jewel in the stretch to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 16 at Keeneland.
The California Cup yearling sale will get an added boost this year from a dispersal of California breeding stock owned by Martin and Pam Wygod.
There are 61 mares and 35 foals of 2010 are in the dispersal of Martin and Pam Wygod's California breeding stock.
Grade I winner and two-time track record setter Idiot Proof has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, CA for the 2010 breeding season. His fee will be $1,500.
International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, (IEAH Stables), owners of 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Big Brown, will donate a percentage of winnings of all IEAH starters in next month's Breeders' Cup World Championships to Breeders' Cup Charities.
Pam and Martin Wygod's After Market, the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Arlington Million XXV (gr. IT), was unexpectedly withdrawn the morning of the race due to the yielding condition of the turf course.
After Market, the 3-5 favorite ridden by Alex Solis, enhanced his reputation as one of America's outstanding horses on grass Sunday with a sparkling victory in the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar.
Pirate's Bounty, a California leading sire, was euthanized last week at Marty and Pam Wygod's River Edge Farm near Buellton, Calif., because of the infirmities of old age.
Unbeaten After Market, showing some greenness while making his stakes debut in his third start, collared Carnera in mid-stretch Sunday and went on to victory in the $107,400 Lexington (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on Belmont Park's firm inner turf course.
For all her accomplishments, the millionaire mare Star Parade has never been able to win successive races. That dubious distinction held when the even-money choice in Saturday's $168,000 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) came up a head short of the winning Proposed after a stretch-long drive to the wire at Hollywood Park.
Martin and Pam Wygod's homebred champion Sweet Catomine delivered an A.P. Indy filly March 28 at Mill Ridge Farm.
Keeneland officials have again cancelled the July selected yearling sale in 2006, announcing that all yearlings will be sold this year during the September yearling sale.
- By Jack Shinar
A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who wagered on Sweet Catomine in last April's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) was dismissed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge last week.
Strive, a grade II stakes-placed son of Deputy Minister, has been bought by Patricia Youngman for stallion duty at her Pepper Oaks Farm near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Sweet Catomine, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, is in foal to leading sire A.P. Indy off a single May 5 cover.
- By Jack Shinar
A lawyer for prominent racehorse owner and breeder Martin Wygod wants to question the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board May 10 in connection with the flawed Sweet Catomine investigation. But an attorney for the plaintiff in the pending civil case against Wygod said Thursday that he'll go to court the day before to stop the deposition going forward.
A complaint filed against owner Martin Wygod by the California Horse Racing Board was dismissed Saturday by Hollywood Park stewards, who concluded Wygod had not violated racing rules with his conduct and comments regarding his champion filly, Sweet Catomine.
- By Jack Shinar
Trainer Julio Canani became the third person facing a California Horse Racing Board complaint regarding the health and activities of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) favorite Sweet Catomine during the week prior to the April 9 race.
The California Horse Racing Board filed complaints Monday against Martin J. Wygod, the owner of Sweet Catomine, and a racehorse transport driver after determining the champion filly was falsely identified to the stable gate guard as a "pony" when she left Santa Anita at 3 a.m. April 4 for special medical treatment and again when she returned to the stable area the following night.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's champion Sweet Catomine, getting ready to take on males for the first time in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :49 under regular jockey Corey Nakatani over Santa Anita's fast main track Monday morning.
A full sister to Martin and Pam Wygod's champion 2-year-old filly Sweet Catomine was foaled March 5 at Mill Ridge Farm.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Sweet Catomine kicked off her 3-year-old campaign with a facile win over four overmatched foes in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park Sunday.
Grade I winner Silent Sighs has been retired from racing because of an ankle injury.
Sweet Catomine emerged from the $200,000 Oak Leaf (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet as a major contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park with a sweeping victory Saturday.
Sweet Catomine, a well-bred maiden filly making only her second career start for trainer Julio Canani, ran down Souvenir Gift in deep stretch to win the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Saturday by three quarters of a length.
Leading California stallion Bertrando, whose maternal granddaughter Silent Sighs beat champion Halfbridled in winning the March 13 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), is suffering from a liver disease and might be pensioned from stallion duty at the end of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's California homebred Silent Sighs, facing open company for the first time, held on gamely over a surging Halfbridled to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Wygod's homebred Delmonico Cat surged to the lead in the final strides to win the $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by a half-length Saturday at Gulfstream Park, registering her first career graded stakes victory.
Stakes winner Yankee Gentleman, whose 117 Beyer Speed Figure is one of the highest of the year, will enter stud at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Stakes winner Yankee Gentleman, a homebred for Martin and Pam Wygod, has been retired from racing because of a suspensory injury.
Six-year-old Tribal Rule, who started only four times in his star-crossed career, has been retired from racing after suffering a sesamoid injury in a July 10 allowance race at Hollywood Park
Feverish, a grade II winner as a homebred for Martin and Pam Wygod, has been retired from racing with $908,983 in earnings.
Millionaire Tranquility Lake, who was scheduled to run in the Dec. 15 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, was retired prior to the race and will begin life as a broodmare for owners Martin and Pam Wygod.
While Tranquility Lake has spent the better part of her career racing on turf, the 6-year-old mare has the kind of versatile pedigree that shows why she is a proven commodity on both dirt and turf.
Horses bred by Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Wygod won three races on Saturday's card at Del Mar.
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