Keyword: Pleasant Colony

  • Tonalist.

    Cigar Mile Next for Tonalist

    Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.

  • His Majesty

    The Influence of His Majesty

    The common link between this year's Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and third-place finisher Medal Count is His Majesty.

  • Tonalist
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    Belmont: Tonalist Has Ties to Pleasant Colony

    Following a four-length win at Belmont Park in the Peter Pan, Tonalist will have the opportunity June 7 to capture the Triple Crown race that eluded his maternal grandsire while carrying Robert S. Evans' colors.

  • Sahara Sky

    Sahara Sky Taps Pleasant Bicoastal Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.

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    Colonial Affair Dies in Argentina

    Colonial Affair, who helped Julie Krone make history in 1993 by becoming the first female jockey to win the Belmont Stakes and first to win any of the Triple Crown races, died on the morning of April 23 in Argentina.

  • Bewitch winner Communique is out of the BC Filly &amp; Mare Turf.

    Communique Out of F&M Turf

    Communique will not run in the $2-million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Oct. 24 due to a foot abscess in her right front leg.

  • Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger&#39;s Sky Mystic in the California Oaks.

    Sky Mystic Heads Cal Oaks Field

    Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger's Sky Mystic, a 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa, in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 2. The question is, will the Kentucky-bred filly return to her winning form?

  • Majesterian Dies of Heart Attack

    Majesterian, a son of Pleasant Colony owned by Drs. Lutz and Susanne Harfst, died March 22 of an apparent heart attack.

  • Changeintheweather to Xanthus Farm

    Changeintheweather, a grade I-winning son of Gone West, will relocate to Ron and Barbara Rickline's Xanthus Farm near Gettysburg, Pa. for the 2006 breeding season. The dual stakes winner, who entered stud in 2004, moves from Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Prominent Retired Trainer John Campo Sr. Dead

    Retired trainer John Campo Sr., who conditioned champions Pleasant Colony, Protagonist, and Talking Picture, died Nov. 14 due to declining health over the past several years.

  • Hydrogen, with Richard Migliore aboard, captures the Stymie Stakes.

    Slap to Face Doesn't Stop Hydrogen in Stymie

    Earle I. Mack's Hydrogen, roused by a slap in the face, found room in the stretch Saturday and slipped through to win the $80,950 Stymie Handicap by a nose over 9-10 favorite Aggadan.

  • Elusive Quality, leading sire and leading third-crop sire of 2004.

    Leading North American Sire in 2004: Elusive Quality

    Elusive Quality has become a poster boy for what a stallion with a modest fee can accomplish. The 2004 leading sire by progeny earnings had his stud fee go from $10,000 to $30,000, to $50,000, and now to its present $100,000. It's a success story reflecting quality through and through.

  • Colonial Colony nips Southern Image in Stephen Foster upset.

    Colonial Colony Nips 'Image in Foster Shocker

    Colonial Colony, the longest shot in the field at odds of 62-1 with 12 losses in a row, prevailed in a thrilling stretch drive with favored Southern Image to capture the $810,750 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) by a nose Saturday at Churchill Downs on a sloppy track.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Lessons to be Learned From SA Derby

    Before the entries are drawn for this weekend's big Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps, and the races can be fully analyzed, this is a good time to briefly take one more look back at last weekend's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and offer a few odds and ends about the upcoming races.

  • Pleasantly Perfect won the San Antonio in his 2004 debut.

    Pleasantly Perfect Blasts Off In 2004 Debut

    Diamond A Racing's Pleasantly Perfect, with regular rider Alex Solis in the saddle, returned from his Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victory in October in fine form, posting a four-length victory in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Spanish Empire Tops Tenpins in Louisiana 'Cap

    Spanish Empire won the biggest race of his career when he captured the $60,000 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds on Friday by one length over heavily favored Tenpins.

  • Pesci Gets Lead Role in Hollywood Debut

    Pesci had the lead role Thanksgiving Day at Hollywood Park. That is Pesci, the 3-year-old filly namesake of the Oscar Award-winning actor, Joe Pesci. Pesci, making her first start, cruised to an 8 1/2-length victory in the second race Thursday, leaving the actor in a jovial mood.

  • Mixed Emotions

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is a day for celebration. But this year it also left pedigree lovers feeling a twinge of sadness. Of the nine winners on the day, four are by sires now deceased.

  • Manhattan, Foster Weighed for Colonial Colony

    Churchill Downs-based trainer Walter Bindner will decide in the next couple of days whether to ship Lakeside Farm's rapidly-improving Colonial Colony to New York for Saturday's Manhattan (gr. IT) at Belmont or stay home for the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 14.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Flexing His Muscles

    The technicality that kept Pleasantly Perfect out of the Breeders' Cup Classic is history, and trainer Richard Mandella believes his lightly raced 5-year-old is ready to deliver a smasher in Sunday's San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Forbidden Apple Looks for One Last Bite

    Following Saturday's five-furlong breeze in :51 4/5 at Payson Park, trainer Christophe Clement confirmed that Forbidden Apple will make his final start in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Saturday.

  • Filly By Gentlemen Tops Keeneland Thursday

    Roger Devenport paid a top price of $260,000 for the 3-year-old filly Lovely Sage during Thursday's session of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

  • Pleasant Colony, at Blue Ridge Farm in the spring of 2001.

    Champion and Major Sire Pleasant Colony Dead

    Pleasant Colony, who won the 1981 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), died Dec. 31 of natural causes in his paddock at George Grayson's Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, Puxa Saco Drill at Santa Anita

    Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, on a stakes path for the Santa Anita Handicap March 1, worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 handily over the Arcadia track Wednesday.

  • Phipps' Cat Cay Back for Keeneland's TCA Stakes

    Sunday's $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) over six furlongs at Keeneland has attracted a talented field of 11 distaffers, including defending champion Cat Cay.

  • Denon provided trainer Frankel with his second straight Turf Classic win.

    Denon Gives Frankel Back-to-Back Turf Classics

    After two near-misses in grade I turf stakes to With Anticipation, Denon took advantage of a rail-saving ride to score a narrow win in Sunday's $750,000 Belmont Turf Classic (gr. IT).

  • China Visit Seeks Maktoum Challenge Repeat

    Godolphin Racing's China Visit will seek his second consecutive victory in the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge (UAE-III) at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night, with three stablemates among the challengers.

  • Cat Cay (on the inside, mostly hidden), catches Tugger to win the Top Flight Handicap.

    Cat Cay Pounces on Tugger for Top Flight Win

    Ogden Phipps' homebred Cat Cay beat pacesetting Tugger by a head in Aqueduct's Friday feature, the 62nd running of the grade II, $150,000 Top Flight Handicap for fillies and mare

  • Half-Sister To Aly's Alley Tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

    Capricha, a half-sister to grade III winner Aly's Alley, brought the top price of $240,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age on Tuesday in Timonium, Md. Produced from the unraced Alydar mare Aly Capri, the Pleasant Colony filly was purchased by Eaglestone Farm from Bill Reightler, agent.

  • Pleasant Colony colt brought a final bid of $650,000 at Keeneland&#39;s 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday.

    Pleasant Colony Colt Tops at Keeneland 2-Year-Old Sale

    With about one hour remaining in Keeneland's April sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday, top price of $650,000 had been paid by Emanuel and Laura de Seroux's Narvick International for a Pleasant Colony colt consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables Inc. Three juveniles had fetched the co-second highest price of $400,000.

  • Behrens, who is going to stand at Darby Dan, winning the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Behrens to Darby Dan

    Behrens, a multiple grade I winner and graded winner in three of the four years he raced, has been retired and will take up stud duty for the 2001 season at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington. The 6-year-old's stud fee will be $20,000.