Keyword: Midwest Thoroughbreds

  • The Pizza Man's greatest win of 2016 came in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by HPIBet at Woodbine

    The Pizza Man Gets Rolling Again

    The massive Illinois-bred bay son of English Channel stretched his imposing stride April 18 in his first serious work toward an 8-year-old bow, working a half-mile in :50 flat.

  • Bernardini colt tops the Fasig-Tipton closing session Oct. 26

    Bernardini Rules Fasig-Tipton Final Session

    Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.

  • The Pizza Man Aims for Second Woodbine GI Win

    Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine, 7-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back grade I scores, this time in $1 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16 at the Toronto racetrack.

  • The Pizza Man wins the 2015 Arlington Million

    The Pizza Man Back for Another Million

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' homebred The Pizza Man will look to become the first horse to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) back-to-back Aug. 13, but will have to pick up his recent form to do so.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Ortiz, Rodriguez Take Aqueduct Spring Titles

    Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack's 19-day spring season April 24 with their second and third straight meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner.

  • Midwest, Ness Split After Successful Run

    One of the most successful partnerships in Thoroughbred racing, that of Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness, ended quietly with a phone call the week of Feb. 15.

  • Two-Year-Olds Focus of Tampa Bay Stakes

    The road to the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) begins locally Dec. 19 when 2-year-olds face off in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The Saturday card features two other stakes.

  • The Pizza Man comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes.

    The Pizza Man Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

    The Pizza Man, coming off a good fifth-place finish last out in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), proved too much for his Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) field, easily capturing the Nov. 26 race in which he was third a year ago.

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    The Pizza Man Ups His Game

    Rejuvenated from a six-month winter/spring Florida vacation, The Pizza Man has come back remarkably strong this season and is now on-track to face Europe's best runner in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • The Pizza Man prepares to work on the Churchill Downs turf.

    The Pizza Man Breezes on Churchill Turf

    The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)

  • Hyper has made three starts this season for trainer Chad Brown.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2750249369&k=8DFL7PK">Order This Photo</a>

    Hyper the New 'Man' in St. Leger

    Should fan favorite The Pizza Man start in the Arlington Million XXXIII Stakes (gr. IT), then Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Hyper becomes the main threat for the 1 11/16-mile American St. Leger Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Work All Week takes the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes.

    Champ Work All Week Takes Mountaineer Stakes

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' champion Work All Week, second in his two races this year after his Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) victory in 2014, got back on track with a win in the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes Aug. 1.

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    Sprint Champ, Commanding Curve Spice Stakes

    The 2014 champion male sprinter and a 4-year-old that finished second in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are among the horses entered on an all-stakes undercard for the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby.

  • Alsvid (center) defeated Work All Week (right) in the May 30 Aristides.

    Work All Week, Alsvid Meet Again in Smile

    Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Work All Week is the most accomplished performer in the July 5 Summit of Speed program, and the champion male sprinter of 2014 looks to get his revenge on season debut spoiler Alsvid.

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    Work All Week Earns Male Sprint Eclipse Award

    When he won the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Work All Week became only the second Illinois-bred to capture a Breeders' Cup event. He won five of six starts in 2014 and was second once for earnings of $1,131,173.

  • Work All Week wins the 2014 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/i-CW4VZQj/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Work All Week Strong in Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' Work All Week, winner of the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in his previous start as the favorite, wheeled right back at 19-1 to win the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Work All Week rolls to victory in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes.

    Work All Week Makes Phoenix Win Look Easy

    Win machine Work All Week remained undefeated in nine starts on dirt and stamped his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a smart win in the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Oct. 3

  • The Pizza Man leads them home in the American St. Leger.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-x9GXqNX">Order This Photo</a>

    The Pizza Man Triumphs in American St. Leger

    The Pizza Man delivered some home cooking Aug. 16 when he captured the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes by a length over defending winner Dandino at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • The Pizza Man leads the way to victory in the Stars and Stripes.

    The Pizza Man Gets Dough in Stars and Stripes

    The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again in a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International turf.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Lead Field for Outstanding Owners

    Behind 43 stakes wins, 17 of them graded, Ken and Sarah Ramsey set the bar high for owners in 2013, and are favored to win the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner of fellow finalists Juddmonte Farms and Midwest Thoroughbreds.