Keyword: Mineshaft

  • TCA/TOBA Auction Raises $1.9 Million

    The 16th annual charity stallion season and art auction conducted by Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Dec. 3 at CandyLand Farm in Delaware and audiocast to Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Ky. raised $1.9 million.

  • ReRun Celebrates Father's Day with Artwork by Sires

    ReRun announced it will celebrate the coming Father's Day by exhibiting various "Moneighs" created by famous sires and their progeny including; A.P. Indy and sons, Mineshaft and Rock Slide, among others.

  • Monashee Mountain Moving to Ashford

    Monashee Mountain, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Mineshaft, will move from Coolmore Stud in Ireland to Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for 2005.

  • Kingmambo's Fee Jumps to $300,000

    Kingmambo, sire of one of Europe's best 2-year-olds in the filly Divine Proportions, will stand for the same $300,000 fee belonging to fellow Lane's End Farm stallion A.P. Indy.

  • Four Selected for Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

    The 2003 Horse of the Year, Mineshaft, his trainer, and his regular rider make up three-fourths of the induction class of 2005 for the Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame, track officials announced Sept. 21.

  • Roar of the Tiger Launches Comeback

    Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to European star Giant's Causeway, breezed a half-mile on Thursday at Churchill Downs as the 5-year-old took another positive step in his latest comeback from injury.

  • New York Turf Writers Honor Mineshaft

    Mineshaft, Eclipse Award winner as Horse of the Year and best older male, has been named winner of the New York Turf Writers Association's Secretariat Award as New York's Horse of the Year for 2003.

  • Mineshaft Heads Kentucky-Bred Champions

    Mineshaft, the nation's 2003 Horse of the Year and champion older male, and his dam, Prospectors Delite, headlined the award winners honored April 15 at Keeneland by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.

  • Horse of the Year Mineshaft, at Lane's End Farm.

    Two Mares in Foal to Mineshaft

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm reported that the first two mares are in foal to 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft.

  • Lucky Albarado Roots for Panthers Sunday

    If Robby Albarado's luck holds, Jake Delhomme and the Carolina Panthers will upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII on Sunday.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Landslide

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- For clues as to why the coronation of Mineshaft as Horse of the Year was not unanimous, a call to Sigmund Freud would be necessary. The human mind can be a strange thing.

  • William S. Farish, with Horse of the Year trophy.

    Mining for Hardware

    Mineshaft was named 2003 Horse of the Year at the 33rd annual Eclipse Awards, but it wasn't easy taking the spotlight away from Funny Cide, the New York-bred gelding who generated so much publicity during his memorable Triple Crown run last spring and was voted an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old male.

  • Among the 2003 victories by Horse of the Year Mineshaft was the Woodward.

    Mineshaft Runs Away With Horse of the Year Honors

    In seven races in Europe in 2002, all Mineshaft was able to do was break his maiden in a one-mile turf race at Newmarket in England. The final two starts of his 3-year-old campaign produced victories in allowance company in the United States, and they were much more indicative of things to come. The son of A. P. Indy went on to win 10 of 18 lifetime starts before being retired and on Monday was named Horse of the Year and champion handicap horse for 2003.

  • Albarado Reflects on Winning Woolf Award

    Robby Albarado, who was named the winner of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Thursday, reflected on the accomplishment Saturday morning at Fair Grounds. Albarado is currently the leading rider at the New Orleans track.

  • 2001 Eclipse Award won by Barbara Livingston and stolen the night of the awards in Miami, 2002.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Juddmonte Could Add to Eclipse Award Collection; Finalists Listed Here

    The Juddmonte Farms juggernaut of owner/breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah and prominently represented by trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Jerry Bailey is in position to add to its large collection of Eclipse Awards when the annual black-tie dinner is held Jan. 26 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Mineshaft, at Lane&#39;s End Farm.

    New Sires for 2004: Six-Figure Returns

    Can it really be just a year ago that the top price for an incoming stallion was only $40,000? That the second-highest price was $30,000? Well, now the top price for a newcomer is back up to six figures, $100,000 to be exact, and the next highest is $50,000.

  • Epsom Oaks Winner Casual Look Retired

    William S. Farish's Casual Look, winner of the classic Vodaphone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) in 2003, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to join the broodmare band at Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Cup Runneth Over

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The 20th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships had everything a racing fan could ask for: heart-pounding finishes; championship performances, boxcar mutuels, and human interest stories.

  • Howard Not Accepting Congratulations Yet

    Even though Pleasantly Perfect's upset win in Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) puts trainer Neil Howard's retired colt Mineshaft securely in the driver's seat for Horse of the Year honors, the conditioner wasn't accepting congratulations Sunday morning.

  • Miracles

    <i>By Lenny Shulman</i> -- Remember the good old days when only injuries kept horses from running in the Breeders' Cup?

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Opportunity Knocks

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Mineshaft has little to lose if he contests the Breeders' Cup Classic and doesn't win.

  • Volponi, center, hopes to use Meadowlands Cup as steppingstone to Classic success.

    Volponi Works For Friday's Meadowlands Cup

    Volponi, who used the Meadowlands Cup (gr. III) as a springboard to victory in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), breezed a half mile in :49 2/5 at Belmont for Friday night's running of the 1 1/8-mile event.

  • Mineshaft, leading Horse of the Year candidate.

    Mineshaft Might Not Like Santa Anita, Howard Says

    Despite Mineshaft's status as the top handicap horse in the country, the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Oct. 25 will by no means be a definite start for the four-time grade I winner and leading Horse of the Year candidate.

  • Mineshaft (top) and Moon Ballad (bottom) set to square off in Saturday&#39;s Gold Cup.

    Mineshaft Meets Moon Ballad in Gold Cup

    William Farish's Mineshaft, considered the top handicap horse in North America with three grade I scores this year, will be challenged by Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Moon Ballad in the 85th running of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Balto Star, may be added to Jockey Club Gold Cup field.

    JC Gold Cup Trainers Playing the Waiting Game

    With Empire Maker withdrawn from Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), several trainers who had no plans to run are now reconsidering and will see how the field shapes up before deciding whether to enter on Thursday.

  • Trainer Laura de Seroux, with Horse of the Year Azeri.

    BC Classic Not Out of the Question For Azeri

    Laura de Seroux, trainer of Azeri, said Tuesday that in the wake of the defections of Candy Ride and Perfect Drift, she will keep her options open regarding the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Mineshaft, will enter stud in 2004 for a fee of $100,000.

    Lane's End Sets Mineshaft's Fee at $100,000

    Move over Vindication. There's a new leader among the stallions entering stud in 2004. Mineshaft, the leader on the NTRA poll, will begin his stallion career in 2004 for $100,000, twice that of Vindication, last year's champion juvenile male.

  • Mineshaft among top runners in Saturday&#39;s Gold Cup.

    Mineshaft Breezes Toward Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Mineshaft, impressive winner of the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 Monday morning in preparation for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Pacific Classic winner Candy Ride&#39;s plans uncertain.

    Craigs May Skip BC Classic With Candy Ride

    Although no decision has been made regarding Candy Ride's status in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), trainer Ron McAnally said after meeting with co-owner Sid Craig that they may decide to put the horse away until next year.

  • Mineshaft: vulnerable in Saturday&#39;s Woodward?

    Mineshaft Could Hit Solid 'Rock' in Woodward

    With Saratoga still fresh in everyone's mind, Belmont's first big "Fall Preview" weekend is already here. On paper, Mineshaft looks virtually unbeatable in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), but pay very close attention to Northern Rock, who should be rolling along on an uncontested lead.

  • Mineshaft seeks third straight Grade I win Saturday.

    Mineshaft Ready for Next Step in Woodward

    William Farish's Mineshaft will be the marquee attraction on Saturday's Belmont Park card that will feature three grade I events. The 4-year-old colt will go for his third straight grade I win against four rivals in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Mineshaft Posts Impressive Move

    Will Farish's Mineshaft moved one step closer to next Saturday's $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park with a six-furlong work that went in an impressive 1:11 2/5 over the Saratoga Race Course main track Thursday morning for trainer Neil Howard.

  • Mineshaft 5-1 ML Favorite for Breeders' Cup Classic Future Bet

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's Period 2 of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Mineshaft, impressive winner of the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park in July, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 5-1 odds.

  • TRF Saratoga Gala Raises More Than $500,000

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its annual gala, held Monday. Aug. 4, at the Saratoga Golf & Polo Club. The bulk of the money, a record amount for the event, was raised through separate live auctions, one for season options to breed to select stallions, the other for "unique experiences."