Keyword: Mr. Prospector

  • Cajun Beat, winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Cajun Beat Highlights Saturday Opener at Gulfstream

    The seasonal debut of Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Cajun Beat and the first $100,000 guaranteed pick three pool in racing history highlights Saturday's opening day program at Gulfstream Park.

  • Improving the Breed

    <i>By Martin Stiles </i> -- Improving the breed would be well served by establishing and maintaining a purse structure that disproportionately rewards the winners of the very best races (grade I), and forbids race-day medication in those races. I think Federico Tesio would approve.

  • Country Life Adds Parker's Storm Cat

    Filling the void left when his half-brother Malibu Moon was recently moved to Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington, Parker's Storm Cat will enter stud in 2004 at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. The son of Storm Cat's fee will be $3,000.

  • Paynes Bay to T.C. Westmeath Farm

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Paynes Bay has been retired from racing and will stand the 2004 breeding season at T.C. Westmeath Farm near Shelburne, Ontario. His fee will be $2,500 (Canadian funds).

  • Aldebaran Arrives at Darby Dan

    Aldebaran, the leading contender for a sprint championship whose 122 Beyer Speed Figure is the second-highest of any runner this year, arrived for stallion duty the afternoon of Oct. 28 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington and will be housed in the same stall that once was home to Honor Grades, Sailor, Sword Dancer, and the great farm homebred Roberto.

  • Aldebaran to stand at Darby Dan.

    Millionaire Aldebaran Starting at $50,000 at Darby Dan

    Aldebaran, who figures to be the favorite for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in what will be his final start, will begin his stallion career for $50,000 live foal at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • Gone West's Fee Remains $125,000

    Gone West, whose yearling filly out of Touch of Greatness brought the top price of $3.8 million at the Keeneland September sale, will stand once again for $125,000.

  • Capote Colt Tops at Keeneland; Numbers Continue to Soar

    A Capote colt who is a brother to grade II stakes winner and grade I producer She's Tops was purchased by J. L. Gladwell for $700,000 to top Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Aldebaran captures the Forego Stakes, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Aldebaran Polishes Off Forego Field

    Flaxman Stable's Aldebaran flashed his superiority at seven furlongs once again in the Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday, destroying a quality field of sprinters with his patented late run.

  • Belmont Winner's Pedigree: Breeding Empire

    Empire Maker, the colt that was supposed to win the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby (gr. I) because of his pedigree, instead won the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I) because of his pedigree. That's a lot of pedigree for one horse, even for one from the vast international breeding empire of Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

  • Aldeberan Wins First Stakes on Derby Day

    Aldeberan, known for his many second-place finishes, did not finish second Saturday in the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II). Under Jerry Bailey, he won the seven-furlong stakes as the 6-5 favorite, withstanding an objection from Tony Farina, who rode second-place finisher Pass Rush.

  • Hancock Looks for Sequel to Original 'Superman'

    In the movie business, sequels usually don't measure up to the originals. But Thoroughbred breeder Arthur B. Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., is hoping a 2003 foal he has nicknamed Superman II is every bit as successful as a 1997 colt Hancock dubbed Superman, later named Fusaichi Pegasus.

  • Crafty C. T., winning the San Rafael.

    Crafty C.T. Returns to Headline San Carlos

    Crafty C.T., a consistent sprinter who has finished first, second or third in 11 of 13 career starts, returns to action Sunday in the $200,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • She's the Silverbullet Belle of New Orleans

    Under a hold at the wire by jockey Calvin Borel, Belle of Perintown completed a decisive 8 1/4-length victory over Afternoon Dreams in Saturday's $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.

  • Balto Star, winning the 2001 running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Balto Star Leads Field for Appleton

    Some of the top turf horses and sprinters on the grounds get their day in the sun at Gulfstream Saturday, as the second day of the 2003 meeting is highlighted by two graded stakes events -- the $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III).

  • Wonderful Effort in Niagra Breeders' Cup Stakes

    Full of Wonder and jockey Todd Kabel, ran down race favorite Perfect Soul in the final strides to win Saturday's $324,400 Niagara Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I-C) at Woodbine.

  • Leading broodmare sire Mr. Prospector.

    Mr. Prospector Tops Broodmare Sire List For Fifth Year in Row

    Mr. Prospector continued his stranglehold on the leading broodmare sire list, racking up his fifth title in a row. And despite the stallion's death in 1999 at the age of 29, he figures to keep a hammerlock on the competition for years to come. At his current pace, there is little reason to believe he can't top the list for another five years.

  • Thunder Gulch takes a romp in his paddock.

    Thunder Gulch Rises to Top of 2001 Sire List

    The rise of Thunder Gulch from champion 3-year-old male to leading sire has been meteoric to say the least. Just six years removed from a championship season as North America's top sophomore, and with just three crops of racing age, the son of Gulch has made it to the apex of the sire charts.

  • Madraar to Stand at Hideaway Farm

    Madraar, a half-brother to European champion and 2001 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light, has been retired and will stand at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farm near San Jacinto, Calif.

  • Juvenile Pedigree Profile: Came Home

    Came Home is by Gone West, by Mr. Prospector, who was the third-leading sire in the United States in 1995. Gone West's best year on the track was 1987, when he captured the grade I Dwyer Stakes, and a pair of grade II's, the Gotham Stakes and the Withers Stakes. Gone West earned $682,251 from 17 lifetime starts.

  • Our Native enjoyed his retirement at High Point Farm near Lexington

    Our Native Dies at 31

    Our Native outlived two of his very famous contemporaries, Mr. Prospector, whom he defeated in the 1973 Calumet Purse, and Secretariat, whom he followed across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that year. But Our Native's age and health caught up with him on Aug. 26, when the 31-year-old stallion was euthanized at High Point Farm near Lexington.

  • Kingmambo colt, sold for $3-million Thursday night.

    Lightning Strikes as Fasig-Tipton Sale Hits Record Heights

    As the first horse entered the ring for the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale Thursday evening, the power went out. Auxiliary generators quickly restored the blacked-out conditions to the sales pavilion, but it was four big-priced horses in the ring as the evening progressed that knocked the lights out of all previous sale records for gross and average.

  • Keeneland Catalogs 4,483 for September Sale

    Keeneland has announced it will catalog 4,483 horses for its 13-day September Yearling Sale. That total includes 2,372 colts, 2,110 fillies, and one gelding.

  • The deceased stallion Mr. Prospector, in his paddock.

    Mr. Prospector Passes $200-Million Milestone in His July Finale

    While only two of the six yearlings from the late Mr. Prospector's final crop of foals exceeded their reserve price, the two that did sell on Tuesday night in the final session of the Keeneland July select yearling sale pushed the legendary sire over the $200-million mark in career revenue for yearlings sold at public auction. With $5,500,000 in receipts at this year's July sale, the son of Raise a Native now has $202,884,728 in lifetime yearling sale revenue.

  • Seeking the Gold filly sold for $3.7 million.

    Seeking the Gold Filly Brings $3.7 Million

    He was shut out on several big lots early at the second session of the Keeneland July sale Tuesday, but Reynolds Bell, bidding for Jayeff B Stable, got the one he really wanted, a Seeking the Gold filly named Scene Seeker. Bell actually dropped out of the bidding, but then jumped back in and secured the filly for $3.7 million.

  • Godolphin Racing&#39;s Street Cry, won his prep for the Dubai World Cup.

    Street Cry: Pedigree Lacking in Stamina

    Though the signals are mixed, on the face of pedigree alone it is hard to see many reasons why Street Cry should be able to handle 1 1/4 miles on the first Saturday in May. His sire was a sprinter on grass, albeit a good one; his dam, though a group I winner in Ireland going 12 furlongs, has yet to pass that distance ability on to her offspring; he has a Dosage Index and profile slanted toward speed; and he has yet to win around two turns.

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

    A Sunday Drive

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Some Western Hemisphere breeders worry about the heavy concentration of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector blood in the modern-day Thoroughbred. They're not alone in their concerns over a limited gene pool. A similar predicament is developing in Japan, where Sunday Silence reigns supreme.

  • Point Given, with Gary Stevens aboard, runs to victory in the $345,690 Hollywood Futurity, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

    Family Matters: Point Given's Pedigree Analysis

    From Thunder Gulch's second crop, Point Given appears poised to make a run at the 2001 Derby, giving the Mr. Prospector line another strong player to extend the dynasty. If successful, Thunder Gulch would join Unbridled (Grindstone) as the most recent Derby winner to sire a Derby winner.

  • Champion Serena's Song Represented by First Winner

    Serena’s Song’s first foal -- Serena’s Tune, by Mr. Prospector -- won her debut race Sunday at Del Mar. Under Kent Desormeaux, the Neil Drysdale trainee, owned by James A. and Alice Sapara, led at every call en route to a seven-length victory over three other maiden juvenile fillies, completing the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.31.

  • Chester House, second from right pink cap, looks for an opening in back of Asidero, right, in the early stretch of the Grade I $2,000,000 Arlington Million.

    Chester House Rallies for Million Win

    Guided by jockey Jerry Bailey for the first time, Juddmonte Farms' homebred Chester House unleashed a powerful rally along the rail through the stretch to earn a 3 1/4-length victory in the $2-million Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT) Saturday at Arlington International.

  • Scatter the Gold Wins Second Jewel

    Sam-Son Farms' homebred 3-year-old colt Scatter the Gold won the $283,800 Prince of Wales Stakes--the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown-- Sunday at Fort Erie. Scatter the Gold won for the first time last month when he won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes.

  • Maiden Wins Queen's Plate

    Sam-Son Farm's Scatter the Gold, winless in four previous races, rallied for a 4 1/4-length victory in the $1-million Queen's Plate Sunday at Woodbine.