Keyword: Mr. Greeley

  • Villandry rolls to victory in the River City Handicap.

    Villandry Gets First Stakes Win in River City

    Well positioned just behind the leaders early, Villandry swung out for the drive and drew off to victory in the $114,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a very firm Churchill Downs turf course Nov. 8.

  • Amaranth delivers a victory in the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bZtbCxx">Order This Photo</a>

    Amaranth Takes Off-Turf Ken Maddy

    Amaranth recorded the biggest win of her career when she held off favored Velvet Mesquite to take the $100,250 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, Breeders' Cup Saturday morning.

  • Guys Reward comes home strong to win the Tampa Bay Stakes.

    Guys Reward Strikes From Last in Tampa Bay

    Halting a six-race winless stretch, Michael Bruder's Guys Reward stormed past favorite Salto late to complete a torrid last-to-first upset in the $150,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 1.

  • Left a Message

    Left a Message to Open Campaign in Endeavour

    After closing 2013 with a third-place finish in the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), Left a Message will try to nail down her first graded stakes victory Jan. 25 in the Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Cerro outfights Dynamic Strike to win the Canonero II Stakes.

    Cerro Gets Key Win for Mettee, Team Valor

    Odds-on favorite Cerro (IRE) gave trainer Rick Mettee his first win as the conditioner for Team Valor International when he was all out to land the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes June 1 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Infrattini (left) fights off Mark Valeski to win the Louisiana Handicap.

    Infrattini Continues Streak in Louisiana 'Cap

    Z Thoroughbreds' homebred Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory, accomplished over four different tracks, by outfinishing odds-on choice Mark Valeski in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds.

  • Aruna won the 2011 Spinster for trainer Graham Motion under jockey Ramon Dominguez.

    Aruna Primed for Juddmonte Spinster Defense

    Flaxman Holdings' Aruna seeks back-to-back wins in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 6, facing 12 rivals as she attempts to become just the fourth horse to accomplish the feat.

  • Closing Argument Moves to La. for 2012

    Closing Argument, a top 10 leading third-crop sire of 2011, has moved to Whispering Oaks Farm near Carnecro, La. for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Successful Appeal will stand for $5,000.

  • Aruna at Churchill Downs<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%3D9726609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Right Choice Made For Aruna

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna to go in Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 4-year-old has impressed her connections from the start and has strong black-type pedigree to back up the decision.

  • Western Aristocrat, son of Mr. Greeley, won the Jamaica Handicap on Oct. 8.<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%3D9705417%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Greeley's Grand October

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Three big winners the weekend of October 8-9 add to Mr. Greeley's growing legacy. Alan Porter also discusses the late Mr. Greeley's affinity for mares containing Fappiano.

  • Mr Greeley

    Mr. Greeley Euthanized

    Gainesway Farm stallion Mr. Greeley was euthanized early Nov. 30. The 18-year-old son of Gone West was diagnosed with laminitis several weeks ago. His condition recently deteriorated.

  • Tapit

    Tapit's Fee Upped to $80,000

    Tapit, who stands at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, has enjoyed such a successful season that his fee has been upped to $80,000 from $50,000.

  • Mr Gruff and Joel Rosario roll down the hill in the San Simeon.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8896388%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr Gruff Double Tough in San Simeon Repeat

    Trainer Ron Ellis could have something special in Mr Gruff, who sped away from the field en route to a 2 1/4-length repeat victory in the San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Santa Anita's hillside turf course April 17.

  • Miss Catalyst, a stakes-winning daughter of Mr. Greeley, topped the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland January.

    Miss Catalyst Brings $325,000; to Race Again

    Steve Davidson and Randy Gullatt's Twin Creeks Farm went to $325,000 for Miss Catalyst, a stakes-winning daughter of Mr. Greeley, who tops the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Kentucky Bear

    Kentucky Bear Tops CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

    The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year's venue. One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000.

  • Birdstone

    Birdstone's Fee Upped to $30,000

    Birdstone, sire of two of the three United States classic winners this year, will stand in 2010 for $30,000, up from $10,000, at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Soul Warrior

    Second-Crop Standouts

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>The weekend brought a couple of new players to the 3-year-old scene and also underlined just how strong the second-crop sires are.

  • Kensei pulls away in the Dwyer.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8298531%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kensei in Dwyer Upset; Warrior's Reward 3rd

    Kensei, ridden by Edgar Prado and trained by Steve Asmussen, made a powerful move on the far turn en route to an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the 92nd running of the grade II, $200,000 Dwyer at Belmont Park on the July 4 holiday card.

  • Mr Gruff powers home in the San Simeon.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8018677%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr Gruff Gets Smooth Trip in San Simeon

    Front-running Mr Gruff won his stakes debut in style, turning back a brief challenge in the lane to win the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 18.

  • Whywhywhy&#39;s son Nownownow took the San Fernando Stakes on January 17.

    Isn't It Obvious

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Whywhywhy is now back with a bang, with Nownownow capturing the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) and another son, Ikigai, capturing the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III).

  • Mr. Greeley

    Mr. Greeley's Fee Lowered to $75,000

    Gainesway has lowered the 2009 stud fee for Mr. Greeley from $100,000 to $75,000, payable when a live foal stands and nurses.

  • Sky Mesa Colt Tops; Day's Market off 36%

    A weanling colt by Sky Mesa sold for $77,000 during the Nov. 14 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale. The day's gloomy final figures weren't any different from the rest of the sessions, with the gross off 36% from last year's figures.

  • Tapit

    Tapit's Fee Increased to $35,000

    Tapit, whose daughter Stardom Bound won the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will stand in 2009 for a fee of $35,000, up from $12,500 in 2008.

  • Hip 712, Mr. Greeley-Chinoe Road by Old Trieste, brought $875,000 to lead the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Third Session Numbers Solid

    No horses inspired buyers to pay dazzling seven-figure amounts during the third day of the Keeeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. But some of the results for the auction's first open session were encouraging after significant downturns during the two select sessions that kicked off the sale.

  • Hip 712, a colt by Mr. Greeley, brought $875,000 in the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Mr. Greeley Colt Sells for $875,000

    A chestnut son of Mr. Greeley went to Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables for $875,000 midway through the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Storm Cat - Get Lucky by Mr. Prospector,  brought $2 Million at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

    Average Up and Median Steady at Saratoga

    Boosted by an impressive-looking son of Storm Cat, which fetched a final bid of $2 million, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale ended its two-night run in New York Aug. 5 with an increase in average price. The median price held steady whle the gross revenue dipped slightly compared to last year's figures.

  • Lot 46, Haafhd  --  Allespagne filly, brought 380,000 guineas at Tattersalls&#39; Craven breeze-up sale April 16.

    Business Booms at Craven Sale

    With several of the world's biggest owners present -- including Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan, and Michael Tabor -- Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale began Wednesday night in England with its most successful ever session.

  • Hip #64, Red Vow, a colt by Broken Vow out of the Strawberry Road mare Sedona Berry was the first session&#39;s top-selling horse, bringing $625,000.

    OBS March Sale Surges at the Start

    With four horses bringing more than $500,000 apiece, the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training blasted out of the starting gate Tuesday in Central Florida.

  • Sir Greeley holds on for victory in the Toboggan.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3808815%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sir Greeley Skims Rail To Take Toboggan

    Betting favorite Sir Greeley saved ground in the early going, moved along that same path in the upper stretch to take the lead, and held on gamely under Eibar Coa for a 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Toboggan Handicap (gr. II) March 8 in the slop at Aqueduct.

  • Sir Greeley makes first start since the Nov. 24 Cigar Mile in the Toboggan Handicap.

    Sir Greeley Ready for Toboggan Ride

    In his last start, Denise Walsh's Sir Greeley finished well back in the Nov. 24 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I). Now trainer Jimmy Jerkens is dropping the son of Mr. Greeley down in class and shooting for a third stakes win in the $100,000-added Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 8.

  • Tough Game to Stand in California

    Tough Game, an earner of $300,330, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at West 12 Ranch near Lodi, Calif. The 8-year old son of Mr. Greeley will stand for a fee of $1,500.

  • Odds-on favorite Foxy Danseur drew off to a 2 3/4-length win in the Sharp Cat.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2809510%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Foxy Danseur Wires Sharp Cat

    Odds-on favorite Foxy Danseur shook loose of pace rival Champagne Eyes mid-stretch and drew off to a 2 3/4-length win in the $107,100 Sharp Cat for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 17.

  • Mr. Greeley&#39;s 2008 fee has increased $50,000, to $125,000.

    Mr. Greeley's Fee Upped to $125,000

    Gainesway Farm has announced the 2008 stud fee for prominent sire Mr. Greeley will be $125,000, up from $75,000 in 2007.

  • Commentary: Culture Change

    <i>By Bobby Trussell</i> - Fifty years ago, the average number of lifetime starts per runner was more than 40. Now, shockingly, it is less than 14. Why? What has changed so much?

  • Sale Topper Day 4; colt, El Prado - Favorite Funtime by Seeking the Gold.

    Son of El Prado Highlights Keeneland Day Four

    A striking son of El Prado sold for $750,000 to keep the train moving on the fourth day and the close of second catalog of the massive 15-day Keeneland September yearling sale. For the day, the sale company realized increases in gross, average, and median despite a drop in the number of horses sold.