Keyword: Monarchos

  • Three For The Ages

    The industry will miss many from '16, including this trifecta: Ted Bates, Lucy Gay Bassett, and Monarchos

  • John Oxley  - Keeneland, October 12, 2016

    Classic Empire Lifts Oxley Operation Back Up

    Since teaming up with trainer Mark Casse, John and Debby Oxley have experienced a strong uptick in success with their Thoroughbred runners, evidenced by Breeders' Cup contenders Classic Empire and La Coronel.

  • Monarchos' Greatness Was Cut Way Too Short

    Monarchos was not your average Kentucky Derby winner. He and his training team of John Ward, who was listed trainer, and his wife Donna paved new ground in how to prepare a horse to win the Derby.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos passed away at age 18

    Kentucky Derby Winner Monarchos Dies

    John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.

  • Three Chimney's stallion barn

    R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

    The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.

  • Danzig Moon at Churchill Downs April 26.
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    Oxley Hopes Danzig Moon Follows Monarchos

    Blue Grass runner-up Danzig Moon, trained by Mark Casse, could give Oklahoma energy man John Oxley his second Kentucky Derby victory if he, like Oxley's Monarchos, can pull off a big upset in the Run for the Roses.

  • Monarchos

    Monarchos to Remain at Hagyard

    Monarchos, who underwent colic surgery July 31 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington, won't be returning Wednesday, Aug. 8, as planned to Charles Nuckols III's Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Win Willy wins the Fifth Season Stakes.

    Win Willy Wiggles Way to Fifth Season Win

    Odds-on choice Win Willy unleashed his terrific stretch kick to win the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes by a neck over Stachys with a well-timed ride from Cliff Berry at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.

  • Informed Decision outfought 33-1 shot Rinterval in the final furlong to win the Chicago Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Informed Decision Gets Nod in Chicago 'Cap

    Overwhelming 1-5 choice Informed Decision narrowly avoided an upset when she outfought 33-1 shot Rinterval in the final furlong to win the Chicago Handicap (gr. III) by a head July 4 at Arlington Park.

  • Past KY Derby Winners: Monarchos

    The 2001 Kentucky Derby winner is the only horse besides the great Secretariat to win the race in under two minutes. Esther Marr visits with Charlie Nuckols, owner of Nuckols Farm, where Monarchos now resides.

  • Win Willy comes home strong to win the Razorback.

    Win Willy Willing Winner in Razorback

    With a big charge through the homestretch, Win Willy picked up his first stakes win since last spring's Rebel Stakes (gr. II) when he drew away to easily take the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park March 6.

  • Informed Decision got the jump on Ventura to take the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8609226%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    F&M Sprint: Informed Decision Upsets Ventura

    Informed Decision, Augustin Stable's daughter of Monarchos, rolls in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The big gray filly is now seven for seven on synthetic surfaces and improved her record at seven furlongs to 7-6-0-1.

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    Informed Decision Ready for F&M Sprint

    Augustin Stable's Informed Decision faces a much-anticipated rematch with Ventura Nov. 6 in the $1-million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park. When the two tangled back in April on Keeneland's Polytrack, Informed Decision defeated Ventura by a head in the Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I).

  • Informed Decision pulls away to win the Presque Isle Downs Masters.

    Informed Decision Right Choice in PID Masters

    Odds-on choice Informed Decision improved to five-for-five on synthetic tracks and cemented her position as a leading candidate for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint when she sailed to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $398,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. III) in Erie, Pa., on the evening of Sept. 12.

  • Talkin' Horses Podcast with Jim Squires

    Jim Squires answers questions about his new book, including reactions from the Thoroughbred industry, ideas for change, Monarchos, and much more. <P>Transcript Now Available!

  • Pinhooker Smith Happy in California

    "You can call it a midlife crisis or whatever you want, but it's the best thing I've ever done," said pinhooker Murray Smith of her move earlier this year to Southern California from the Ocala area in Central Florida.

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    Informed Decision Takes Humana Distaff

    Augustin Stable's Informed Decision made it four stakes victories in a row when she came from off the pace to win the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Win Willy, seen here on April 27, will not run in the Kentucky Derby.

    Win Willy Out of Kentucky Derby

    Win Willy, fourth-place finisher in the Arkansas Derby, was declared out of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) by trainer Mac Robertson the morning of April 29, hours before entries were to be taken.

  • Monarchos

    Past Kentucky Derby Winners: Monarchos

    The 2001 Kentucky Derby winner is the only horse besides the great Secretariat to win the race in under two minutes. Esther Marr visits with Charlie Nuckols, owner of Nuckols Farm, where Monarchos now resides.

  • Snow Dance

    Grade II Winner Snow Dance Euthanized

    Snow Dance, who won or placed in a dozen graded turf stakes, was euthanized March 28 after undergoing colic surgery several days earlier.

  • Win Willy overtakes Old Fashioned to upset the Rebel Stakes.

    Win Willy (56-1) Lights Up Rebel Stakes

    Win Willy, a 56-1 shot, handed Old Fashioned the first loss of his career when he outfought the heavy favorite in the final eighth of a mile to win the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 14.

  • Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) winner Cowboy Cal is being pointed to the April 12 Blue Grass (gr. I).

    Pletcher Works Pair For Blue Grass

    Trainer Todd Pletcher was at Keeneland April 6 for the first time during the spring meet to oversee his horses stabled here, including the 3-year-olds Cowboy Cal and Monba. Both colts worked before sunrise, Monba in company with Ready's Image at about 6:15 a.m., and Cowboy Cal some 45 minutes later.

  • Rapper S S wears down Yonegwa to take the Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park.

    Rapper S S Sinks Yonegwa at Sunland

    Rapper S S wore down the 4-5 favorite Yonegwa in the final furlong to capture the $105,950 Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Dec. 30.

  • Criminologist

    Porter on Pedigrees: Criminologist

    With the Breeders' Cup only days away, the American racing front has been relatively quiet. Still, this does give us the opportunity to turn the spotlight on a filly that appears to be a rising star, and in doing so, pay tribute to her recently deceased sire, Maria's Mon.

  • Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm.

    Monarchos Moving to Nuckols Farm

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Oct. 12 by owner John Oxley.

  • Chief Seattle colt, brought top price during first session of Midlantic sale.

    Chief Seattle Colt Tops Opening Session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

    With this year's edition of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in the record books, the focus of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry turned to selling horses Monday. A strapping Chief Seattle colt was the standout, bringing $350,000 to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic preferred sale of 2-year-olds in training at Timonium.

  • Regal Band, Monarchos' Dam, Dead

    Regal Band, dam of 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos, died April 9 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • Keeneland Establishes Record Gross for January Sale

    Keeneland closed out its 2007 January horses of all ages sale by establishing a record gross for the first sale of the year while the average and median both fell from last year's comparable numbers.

  • Washington Yearling Sale Suffers Declines

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1369240&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Thunder Gulch</a> colt sold for $75,000 Tuesday to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders summer yearling sale at Emerald Downs.

  • Smarty Jones took the Arkansas route to Derby success.

    Different Roads Taken to Derby Success

    If it is true that history repeats itself, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) presented by Yum! Brands has plenty of historical trends to follow. However, the fact that it has a varied history makes it hard to pick exactly which trend to follow.

  • Next month&#39;s Blue Grass holds world of Derby hopes for Strong Contender.

    'Contender's Derby Hopes Down to Bluegrass

    Thanks to what trainer John Ward terms "unfortunate circumstances," John Oxley's Strong Contender has but one pressure-packed race left for a potential trip to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and he'll need a top finish in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 15.