Keyword: Melnyk

  • Winding Oaks to Hold Stallion Preview

    Eugene Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm will show its two stallions, Graeme Hall (by Dehere) and Strong Hope (by Grand Slam), the morning of Oct. 12-13.

  • Gouldings Green been retired from racing for stud duty at Mohns Hill Farm.

    Gouldings Green to Mohns Hill

    Gouldings Green, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing for stud duty at Mohns Hill Farm near Reinholds, Pa

  • Harry T. Mangurian, Jr.

    Owner Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Dead

    Harry T. Mangurian Jr., one of Florida's leading breeders and owners for years, died Oct. 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after battling leukemia.

  • Harlington

    Harlington to Hill 'n' Dale

    Eugene Melnyk's Harlington, a grade II winner out of Hall of Famer Serena's Song, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • Sterwins takes the Ben Ali over Go Between.

    Sterwins Comes From Last, Shocks Ben Ali

    Ignored at the betting windows, Melnyk Racing Stables' homebred Sterwins rallied from last, shot through the stretch, and pulled away for a commanding 3 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 20 on the Keeneland Polytrack.

  • Host (CHI) will have one more start before going to stud in Australia later this year.

    Host to Stand in Australia

    Swettenham Stud has announced that millionaire Host, winner of the Jan. 4 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), will stand the 2008 breeding season at its Nagambie property in Victoria, Australia.

  • Melnyk Buys Kentucky Farm

    Eugene Melnyk has purchased the property formally known as Ripplewood Farm in Kentucky. The farm, a 117 acre property located on Muir Station Road, will be renamed Winding Oaks Farm, and will serve primarily as a boarding facility for the Melnyk mares that are visiting Kentucky-based stallions.

  • Host Sold to Australian Interest

    Host, a grade I winner for owner Eugene Melnyk, has been bought by an Australian group that will stand him at stud.

  • Pool Land Retired

    Grade I winner Pool Land has been retired from racing and will be bred to A.P. Indy.

  • Host looks for victory in the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Host Heads Tropical Turf Handicap

    Coming off a fifth-place finish in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and carrying significantly less weight than his 126-pound load in that race, Eugene Melnyk's Host looks for his first victory since May 26 when he competes in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

  • Flower Alley to Stand at Three Chimneys

    Eugene Melnyk and Robert N. Clay have reached an agreement in principle for Melnyk Racing Stables' grade I winner Flower Alley to stand at Clay's Three Chimneys Farm in 2007.

  • Flower Alley, winning the Travers, returns to Saratoga for the Whitney.

    Saratoga Specialist Flower Alley Heads Whitney

    It's hard to imagine this year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) could top the 2005 running when the speedy Commentator held off a surging future Horse of the Year in Saint Liam.

  • Graeme Hall, winning the Jim Dandy, has been represented by his first winner as a stallion.

    Millionaire Graeme Hall's First Winner

    Millionaire Graeme Hall was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Bovell Road, won June 22 by 6 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park.

  • Classy Speightstown Sizzles in Sprint

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Speightstown roared to the front in early stretch, opened up a commanding lead, then held off the late run of Kela to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by 1 ¼ lengths. The son of Gone West covered the six furlongs in 1:08.11.

  • Grade I Winner Harmony Lodge Retired

    Harmony Lodge, one of the top sprint mares the last few seasons, has been retired from racing with 19 wins and placings from 24 starts.

  • Strong Hope Retired to Claiborne

    Strong Hope, a multiple grade II winner for Eugene and Laura Melnyk, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Speightstown to Stand at WinStar

    Speightstown, winner of the recent Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II), will stand next year at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Jim Dandy winner Strong Hope, inside, hopes to triumph in Forego.

    Strong Hope(s) Abound in Forego Handicap

    Eleven older horses passed the entry box for Saturday's Forego Handicap (gr. I), the last grade I event on the Saratoga calendar as the 36-day meet draws to a close at the end of the Labor Day weekend. The highweight in the seven-furlong race is Strong Hope at 118 pounds.

  • Speightstown Rolls To Win In True North Handicap

    John Velazquez was on some speedballs Saturday at Belmont. A race after he guided Bear Fan to a track record going 6 1/2 furlongs, he took Speightstown on a tour-de-force at six furlongs.

  • Lodge Hill to Norse Ridge Farm

    Lodge Hill, winner of the 2000 Breeders' Stakes for Eugene and Laura Melnyk and Bristow Farms, has been retired and will stand at Norse Ridge Farm near King Township, Ontario, Canada.

  • Harmony Lodge, shown winning the Ballerina, seeks fourth straight stakes win.

    Harmony Lodge Out to Win Another Gulfstream Stakes

    Harmony Lodge goes for her fourth Gulfstream stakes victory -- and her fourth stakes score in a row -- when she tops a field of eight in Sunday's $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) over seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.

  • Paynes Bay to T.C. Westmeath Farm

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Paynes Bay has been retired from racing and will stand the 2004 breeding season at T.C. Westmeath Farm near Shelburne, Ontario. His fee will be $2,500 (Canadian funds).

  • Melnyk Buys Schettine's Broodmares

    Eugene Melnyk, owner with wife Laura of Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., privately purchased 37 of William Schettine's mares.

  • Longshot Harmony Lodge (right) hangs on for gutsy upset in the Ballerina, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Harmony Lodge Holds On for Ballerina Upset

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Harmony Lodge, at 12-1 the longest shot on the board, set an easy pace and had just enough to hold off the fierce late charge of Shine Again by a nose in the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Archers Bay's First Winner

    Canadian champion and classic winner Archers Bay came up with his first winner when his son Kent Ridge won July 5

  • Arlington Park's Richard Duchossois calls for change.

    Duchossois: 'We Have to Change Some of Our Ways'

    Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois says the horse racing industry can attract new patrons, but that it needs to change some of the ways it does business in order to remain competitive.

  • Belmont Barn Notes

    Medaglia d'Oro breezes...No BC for Funny Cide...Balto Star slated to start at Keeneland.

  • TRF Raises a Record $325,000

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised a record $325,000 Monday evening at a dinner auction at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Storm Cat colt topped the Keeneland July yearling sale at $3.1-million.

    Keeneland Rebounds in Second Session, But Overall Average Down 31.4%

    Unlike Monday's opener, in which only two horses were sold in excess of seven figures, the second session of Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale was strong from start to finish. For the entire two-day sale, Keeneland reported 87 yearlings were sold for a total of $42,385,000. The sale average of $487,184 represented a decline of 31.4% from 2001 when 89 horses were sold for a total of $63,212,000 and an average price of $710,247.