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  • Elusive Kate at Churchill Downs on Nov 1.<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%3D9726185%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Elusive Kate Sold to Terry Yoshida

    Elusive Kate, the group I-winning daughter of Elusive Quality and morning-line favorite for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was sold Oct. 31 to Terry Yoshida.

  • Champion Midshipman<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%3D6457152%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Midshipman Retired

    Midshipman, champion 2-year-old male of 2008 and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand his first season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.

  • Cowboy Cal will try to bounce back from a 10th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Mile in the Citation Handicap.<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%3D7685665%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cowboy Cal Looks to Bounce Back in Citation

    Robert and Janice McNair's Cowboy Cal, runner-up here last fall in the Hollywood Derby (gr. I), will try to bounce back from a 10th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in Hollywood Park's $300,000 Citation Handicap on Nov. 27.

  • Raven's Pass leaves Curlin behind in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<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%3D6458912%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stunner! Raven's Pass Upsets Curlin

    European challengers Raven's Pass and Henrythenavigator plus U.S. contender Tiago defeat fourth-placed Curlin. Despite a big move by Curlin at the top of the stretch that put him on the lead, Raven's Pass roared past him on the outside. Meanwhile, Henrythenavigator came along the rail to take second.

  • Darley Buys Stonerside from McNair

    Stonerside Stable has been sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley. Included in the transaction will be approximately 80 horses in training, plus another 170 or so broodmares, yearlings and weanlings, as well as the main 2,000-acre farm near Paris, Ky., and the training center in Aiken, S.C.

  • Cowboy Cal Races to Help Fight Cancer

    Janice and Robert McNair of Stonerside Stable announced April 29 that any earnings by their homebred Cowboy Cal in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be donated to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in memory of John Long.

  • Sheikh Mohammed Buys Saratoga Farm

    Shekih Mohammed's Darley operation has purchased a 106-acre farm adjacent to Saratoga Racecourse from Robert and Janice McNairs' Stonerside Stable for $17.4 million.

  • Argentina Purchased by Stonerside Stable; Will Remain with Frankel

    Janice and Robert McNair's Stonerside Stable has purchased the 4-year-old filly Argentina from the Wildenstein family's Dayton Investments. The daughter of Sadler's Wells will stay with current trainer Bobby Frankel, who is pointing her for the Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 7.

  • Texas Champion Native Annie Retired

    Native Annie, a Texas homebred champion for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired from racing with a record of eight wins from 16 starts and earnings of $336,492.

  • Stonerside Stable has purchased a majority interest in Sis City, shown winning last year's Demoiselle.<br>

    Stonerside Purchases Majority Interest in Sis City

    Janice and Robert McNair's Stonerside Stable has purchased a controlling interest in the 3-year-old filly Sis City from the partnership of Sanford Goldfarb, New York Yankees' manager Joe Torre, Michael Dubb, and Ira Davis.

  • Smarty Jones, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm last year.

    Smarty Jones Gets First Mare in Foal

    Graded stakes winner Forest Heiress is the first mare to be checked in foal to 2004 champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones.

  • The Jockey Club Elects Seven New Members

    The Jockey Club today announced the election of seven new members: William Backer, Robert McNair, Nick Nicholson, Mace Siegel, Stella Thayer, Frank "Scoop" Vessels III, and William T. Young, Jr.

  • Congaree, to stud at Adena Springs in Kentucky.

    Congaree to Stud at Adena Springs Kentucky

    Janice and Robert McNair of Stonerside Stable will stand their multiple grade I winner Congaree in 2005 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Midway, Ky.

  • McNair Among Honorees at TTA Awards Banquet

    Robert McNair, owner of Stonerside Stable and the NFL's Houston Texans, was among the honorees at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual awards banquet held on January 17 at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Congaree gives Jery Bailey his third stakes win of the day while taking the Cigar Mile for the second year in a row.

    Congaree, Bailey Light Up Another Cigar

    Stonerside Stable's strong favorite Congaree won the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) for the second year in a row and gave jockey Jerry Bailey his third consecutive stakes victory at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Congaree cruises to victory in the San Antonio Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

    Bailey Guides Congaree to Comfortable Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey, visiting Santa Anita this weekend, won Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Stakes with Congaree after capturing Saturday's $400,000 Strub aboard Medaglia d'Oro as well.

  • Baffert Looks for More From Congaree

    Congaree won his last two races by a combined margin of 11 ½ lengths, but trainer Bob Baffert doesn't think they were the horse's best efforts. That should raise concern for Congaree's five rivals in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for older horses at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Congaree runs to victory in the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Congaree Trounces San Pasqual Rivals

    Congaree, looking to establish himself as the class of national handicap picture, trounced a solid field in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • TOBA Plans Televised Thoroughbred Championship Tour

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association hopes to launch a for-profit, televised racing series with the assistance of Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, but it could be 2004 before the series has legs.

  • Grade II Winner Krisada Retired After Injury

    Krisada, who won the Dec. 29 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) in her final outing, has been retired and will be bred this spring, according to her trainer, Shug McGaughey.

  • Hunt Remembered in Coverage of America's Richest

    He didn't make the list, but Nelson Bunker Hunt and his return to Thoroughbred racing was profiled in <i>Forbes</i> magazine's annual coverage of America's 400 wealthiest people.

  • Simple Math

    <i>By Robert McNair</i> -- Racing used to be a major sport in the 1930s along with baseball and college football, but has since become a minor one. This concerns me, and I'd like to see the sport regain its popularity.

  • Champion Chilukki, retired to be bred to Storm Cat.

    Eclipse Winner Chilukki Retired; To Be Bred to Storm Cat

    Chilukki, who won an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly of 1999 for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired and will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat. Trainer Bob Baffert said the decision to retire the daughter of Cherokee Run was made by the McNairs after some filling was detected in an ankle just before Baffert left for Dubai, where he captured the March 24 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with Mike Pegram's Captain Steve.

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith: &quot;Horseracing needs the ability to compete, innovate and meet the needs of its customers without excessive regulation.&quot;

    Task Force Report: Regulations Impair Racing's Ability to Compete

    A report conducted on behalf of the NTRA Task Force on Economic Regulation has concluded that excessive regulation impairs horseracing's ability to compete in the gaming and entertainment marketplace. In addition, the report concludes that much of the regulation of the pari-mutuel industry is a holdover from an era when it enjoyed a virtual monopoly on legalized gaming in the U.S. The report, issued Friday as part of the Symposium on Racing in Arizona, also offered recommendations on how the regulatory stranglehold can be relieved.