Keyword: Mineshaft

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • J Boys Echo comes home strong to win the Gotham

    J Boys Echo Blitzes to Gotham Score

    Trainer Dale Romans has been persistent in his pursuit of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and his chance at this year's edition just snapped into focus thanks to Albaugh Family Stable's J Boys Echo.

  • Effinex preparing Oct. 31 for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park

    Jerkens Returns with Effinex, Shaman Ghost

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will send out a pair of horses as he tries to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) for the first time and secure the third Breeders' Cup win of his career Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • The OBS August Sale

    Mineshaft Colt Tops OBS Day 3 Watch List

    The only Mineshaft yearling in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale is among the horses to watch during the Aug. 25 final session of the two-day open sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • Hip 490 sold for $335,000

    Upstart's Half Brother to Trainer Rice

    Trainer Linda Rice continued her bullish buying at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale Aug. 14, this time taking down a Mineshaft colt who is a half brother to millionaire Upstart for $335,000.

  • Suddenbreakingnews

    Suddenbreakingnews Now 'Official Ridgling'

    Samuel Henderson's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Suddenbreakingnews, recently discovered to be a ridgling, continued preparations for the $1.5 million classic with a six-furlong breeze May 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Effinex.

    Effinex Breezes for Oaklawn Handicap

    The Clark Handicap (gr. I) winner will contest the April 16 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) before returning to New York, where he was recently named New York-bred Horse of the Year. He breezed five furlongs April 7.

  • Suddenbreakingnews wins Southwest Stakes

    Suddenbreakingnews Again Outside in Rebel

    In terms of track, distance, and post position, a familiar challenge awaits Suddenbreakingnews in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park, but following up may be his biggest challenge.

  • Suddenbreakingnews wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Making the Grade: Suddenbreakingnews

    This week we take a closer look at Suddenbreakingnews, winner of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 15 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Lane's End Announces 2016 Fees

    Multiple grade I winner Honor Code will stand for $40,000 off his third in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), while Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Liam's Map is available for $25,000.

  • Hip 1356, a colt by Mineshaft, sold for $485,000 to top the session.

    Mineshaft Colt Leads Second Book 2 Session

    The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its two Book 2 sessions Saturday night in Lexington with a $485,000 Mineshaft colt session-topper and across-the-board gains as compared with last year's Book 2 portion.

  • Hip 1356, a bay colt by Mineshaft, brought a winning bid of $485,000.

    Mineshaft Colt Brings $485,000 From Albaugh

    Iowa-based Dennis Albaugh, through Kempton Bloodstock's Steve Castagnola, went to $485,000 to secure a Mineshaft colt Sept. 19, topping to that point the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Effinex wins the Excelsior Stakes.
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    Effinex Wins Excelsior, Wicked Strong Third

    Instead of 3-5 favorite Wicked Strong winning in his second start of the season, it was the 6-1 Effinex who made a sweeping move on the final turn and put away pacesetter Red Rifle to win the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Upstart
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    Upstart is Uplifting for Joanne Nielsen

    Despite the fact she has seven empty mares and has yet to decide which stallions to breed to this year, Joanne Nielsen has had an uplifting start to 2015. She is the breeder of Upstart, who won the Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 24.

  • Hip 1482 by Smart Strike sold for $700,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

    A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.

  • Bond Holder

    Reddam's Bond Holder Succumbs to Laminitis

    Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, at one time a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has lost his battle with laminitis, according to an April 19 announcement by trainer Doug O'Neill.

  • Bond Holder

    Stranded Bond Holder Headed for Tampa Derby

    Problems started on a flight from California to New Orleans for the Feb. 22 Risen Star Stakes, when Bond Holder was slightly injured after being severely jarred by turbulence. The incident took a severe mental toll.

  • Mico Margarita rolls home to win the Carry Back.

    Mico Margarita Solid in Carry Back Score

    The $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) set up perfectly for a closer at Calder Casino & Race Course on July 6, and Mico Margarita took full advantage to win his first graded stakes for J. Kirk and Judy Robison.

  • A. U. Miner

    A. U. Miner to Enter Stud in Indiana

    A. U. Miner, winner of the 2010 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park (now Parx Racing) and third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon will enter stud for the 2014 season in Indiana.

  • A.P. Indy
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    Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.

  • Hightail (inside) outfights favorite Merit Man to win the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile Sprint.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Sprint/26130236_bRN9v4#!i=2191121620&amp;k=htSfGmX&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Hightail Captures Juvenile Sprint for Lukas

    Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.

  • Nates Mineshaft wins the New Orleans Handicap.

    Track Mark for Nates Mineshaft in New Orleans

    Front-running Nates Mineshaft took all of the drama out of the $396,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) April 1 at Fair Grounds, running away from the field at odds of 9-1 while setting a track record in the process.

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    It's Tricky Returns a Winner in Top Flight

    Godolphin Racing's two-time grade I winner It's Tricky made her season debut successful in the Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) when she took over from pacesetter Love and Pride at the top of the lane and cruised to victory.

  • Thiskyhasnolimit

    Surgery Successful on Thiskyhasnolimit

    Thiskyhasnolimit, who suffered a fracture to his right front cannon bone during the Feb. 25 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, underwent successful surgery Feb. 26 and has a good prognosis for recovery.

  • Nates Mineshaft leads the way in the Mineshaft at Fair Grounds.

    Nates Mineshaft Upends Marred Mineshaft

    Nates Mineshaft led all the way in the $120,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) for his first stakes victory in a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Thiskyhasnolimit Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds.