Keyword: Midas Eyes

  • Breeding Incentives to Midas Eyes

    Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y., has announced a stud fee reduction of 50% and more for the 2009 breeding season to grade I winner Midas Eyes

  • Frankel, Gann Part Company

    Trainer Bobby Frankel said Monday that Edmund Gann, for whom Frankel won stakes with Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, and You, among others, has removed his 14 horses from Frankel's care and given them to John Sadler.

  • Midas Eyes Moving to Empire Stud in New York

    Midas Eyes, a grade I winning sprinter who stood his first season at stud this year, will move to Kurt Butenhoff and Jamie LaMonica's Empire Stud New York for the 2007 breeding season.

  • Gone West's Fee Reduced to $125,000

    Gone West, a leading sire for years at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, will have his fee dropped to $125,000 from $150,000.

  • Southern Image Named Florida-Bred Horse of Year

    It was a big night for the connections of Southern Image at the March 20 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association annual awards dinner. Southern Image was named Florida-bred horse of the year and champion older horse, while his sire, Halo's Image, who stands at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm, was named sire of the year.

  • FTBOA Announces 2004 Champions

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has announced the eight divisional Florida-bred champions for 2004. The award winners will be honored at the 45th Annual FTBOA awards dinner March 20, at Hilton Ocala in Ocala, Fla. The Florida breeder, horse, stallion and broodmare of the year award recipients will be announced March 20.

  • California-bred Musique Toujours (3), with Jorge Chavez riding, holds off the challenge of Zakocity (4) to win the Ocala Breeders Sales Classic on Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park.

    Musique Toujours Stuns in Sunshine Classic

    Musique Toujours, with Jorge Chavez in the irons, shocked a quality field in Saturday's $1 million headline race on Sunshine Millions day, going gate-to-wire at odds of 70-1 to win the Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mida Eyes, winning last year's Forego, stretches out to nine furlongs in the Classic.

    Midas Eyes Stretching Out in Millions Classic

    Grade I winner Midas Eyes, stretching out to nine furlongs in Saturday's $1 million Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic at Gulfstream Park, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in a full field for the featured event on the Sunshine Millions card.

  • Sunshine Millions Attracts 144 Pre-Entries

    The Sunshine Millions, matching California-breds against Florida-breds, will be renewed Saturday, Jan. 29 with eight races worth a combined $3.6 million.

  • Wildcat Heir digs in along the rail to win the De Francis Dash, Saturday at Pimlico.

    Wildcat Heir Digs In, Wins De Francis Dash

    In spite of contesting just off a fast pace, New Farm's homebred Wildcat Heir had enough in the tank to hold off favored Midas Eyes by a neck in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Saturday.

  • A Huevo is back to defend his title in the De Francis Dash.

    It's Deja Vu in De Francis Dash; Top 3 from 2003 Return

    The top three finishers from last year's race plus four horses who competed in last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 11 entries for Saturday's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Mitchell Happy with Five Post for Kela

    Trainer Mike Mitchell said he was pleased with drawing the five post for Kela after post positions were drawn for Saturday's $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Kela is among the 13 entered for the six-furlong affair at Lone Star Park.

  • Midas Eyes scores stunning victory in Saturday's Forego Handicap.

    Quick Return Pays Off for Midas Eyes

    Wheeled back on only 10 days of rest, Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes put away favored Strong Hope inside the final furlong and went on to a powerful victory in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Domestic Dispute, left, out runs During, center, and Buckland Manor to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    No Argument: Domestic Dispute Tops in Strub

    Domestic Dispute, who hadn't reached the winner's circle in more than a year, rallied in spite of trouble in the stretch run to defeat During and his former trainer Bob Baffert by a neck in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Luck Changed With Weather for Strub Contender

    A change in the weather proved fortuitous for trainer Paco Gonzalez and Buckland Manor, who enters Saturday's $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita off a two-length victory in the Sir Beaufort, which was switched from the turf to the main track Dec. 26 due to rain.

  • Midas Eyes a Rainy Day Option for Frankel

    Trainer Bobby Frankel entered Midas Eyes as an entry with Peace Rules in Saturday's $1 million Barretts/CTBA Classic, the marquee race on Sunshine Millions Day at Santa Anita Park, but the son of Touch Gold will only run if the weather turns inclement, which is not likely.

  • Midas Eyes Skipping Millions, Headed for Strub

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, who was considering the Sunshine Million Classic instead of the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint at Gulfstream Park for Midas Eyes, called another audible Sunday morning. He said the son of Touch Gold would be pointed to the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Feb. 7.

  • Frankel's Florida Breds Going in Sunshine Millions

    Bobby Frankel, who did not participate in last year's inaugural $3.6 million Sunshine Millions, plans to have four startes in the 2004 series, which pits Florida and California breds in a series of eight stakes races at Gulfstream and Santa Anita parks.

  • Southern Image, foreground, out battles fellow longshot Marino Marini, inside, to win the Malibu Stakes on the opening day of the winter meet at Santa Anita.

    Southern Image Rides Upset Wave in Malibu

    Away since Aug. 2, lightly raced Southern Image motored down the middle of the track to catch 33-1 shot Marino Marini in the final strides for a head victory in Friday's $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds on opening day at Santa Anita.

  • Congaree gives Jery Bailey his third stakes win of the day while taking the Cigar Mile for the second year in a row.

    Congaree, Bailey Light Up Another Cigar

    Stonerside Stable's strong favorite Congaree won the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) for the second year in a row and gave jockey Jerry Bailey his third consecutive stakes victory at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Jerry Bailey ends New York racing season with three live Saturday mounts.

    Bailey Positioned for Stakes Run Saturday

    Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey will wrap up his year in New York on Saturday with a trio of stakes mounts. One behind Mike Smith's record of 68 stakes victories in a year, Bailey will be aboard likely favorites Congaree in the Cigar Mile, Read the Footnotes in the Remsen and Ashado in the Demoiselle.

  • Shake You Down Tops De Francis Pre-Entries

    Shake You Down, who finished third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, headlines the 26 pre-entries for next Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park, the signature race of the fall meet.

  • Congaree to Run in Cigar Mile; Frankel Horses Fine

    Trainer Bob Baffert said Stonerside Stable's Congaree, who set the pace in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) before finishing fourth, will make his next start in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 29 at Aqueduct.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel.

    Wild Spirit Out of Distaff; Frankel Trio Works

    Bobby Frankel said Tuesday that Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) winner Wild Spirit will not run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), and will be given time off to point for next year's campaign. Frankel worked Peace Rules, Aldebaran, and Midas Eyes at Hollywood Park.

  • Posse, foreground, closes to upset Midas Eyes in the Riva Ridge.

    Posse Closes to Nose Out Midas Eyes in Riva Ridge

    Posse, closing ground with every stride, got by odds-on favorite Midas Eyes at the wire to take the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Belmont Park Saturday. The 3-year-old Silver Deputy colt covered the seven furlongs over a sloppy track in a good 1:22.03.

  • Preakness-Bound Peace Rules, Kissin Saint Drill

    Two Preakness-bound starters, Peace Rules and Kissin Saint, turned in workouts over Belmont's main track this morning. Derby Trial (gr. III) Midas Eyes, recorded his first workout since winning at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby runner-up Empire Maker, awaits Belmont Stakes.

    Empire Maker Will Await Belmont Stakes

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, will not not run in the Preakness, and will go straight to the Belmont Stakes, trainer Bobby Frankel said Thursday morning.

  • Midas Eyes wins the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill.

    Midas Eyes Kicks Off Frankel's Derby Week

    Midas Eyes kicked off what could be a banner week for trainer Bobby Frankel by posting a 2 ½-length gate-to-wire victory in the $167,400 Derby Trial (gr. III) Saturday at Churchill Downs before an opening day crowd of 14,492.

  • Derby Trial favorite Midas Eyes, here winning the Swale Stakes.

    Midas Eyes Clear Favorite in Derby Trial

    Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes, another dazzling star from the powerhouse stable of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, heads a small field of six 3-year-olds in Saturday's running of the $150,000-added Derby Trial (gr. III), the opening day feature of the 52-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Ten Most Wanted, with Brian Beccia up, worked at Keeneland on Wednesday.

    Domestic Dispute Confirmed for Lexington; Ten Most Wanted Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert, speaking from his Santa Anita headquarters, indicated that Gary Garber's Domestic Dispute will start in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes. Meanwhile, Illinois Derby winner Ten Most Wanted worked at Keeneland on Wednesday.

  • Wood Memorial Next for Empire Maker

    After thinking things over Saturday night, trainer Bobby Frankel said he's decided to send Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Empire Maker to New York's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) after all.

  • Bailey Shows Golden Touch on Midas Eyes

    Jockey Jerry Bailey showed his golden touch with Midas Eyes, runaway winner of Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III), giving he and trainer Bobby Frankel a sweep of Saturday's rich 3-year-old stakes at Gulfstream Park.