Keyword: Rock Hard Ten

  • Slideshow: Gary Stevens

    A celebration of the career of Gary Stevens on the occasion of his 5,000th North American victory.

  • Tonito M. wins the Oklahoma Derby.

    Tonito M. Delivers Upset in Oklahoma Derby

    Southern California shipper Tonito M. swept past the leaders to score a mild upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park, earning his first victory in six starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Recount (inside) holds off his rivals to win the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Recount Wires Arlington-Washington Futurity

    Recount led from the gate but had to fight out the finish of the $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) with familiar rival Private Prospect for a head-bobbing victory Sept. 6 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Black Onyx at Churchill Downs.
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    Bravo Flies In to Work Improving Black Onyx

    Black Onyx's final tune-up at Churchill Downs April 27 was less about time and more about attitude, said jockey Joe Bravo, who flew in specifically for the work. The son of Rock Hard Ten worked four furlongs in :48 3/5.

  • Black Onyx and Joe Bravo take the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes.

    Black Onyx in Derby Picture After Spiral Win

    Sterling Racing's Black Onyx ran his way into the picture for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a 1 1/2-length victory in the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway March 23.

  • Rock Hard Ten

    Rock Hard Ten Sold to Korea

    Rock Hard Ten, a multiple grade I winner who has stood at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., since 2006, has been sold to stand at stud by the Korea Racing Authority.

  • Lady Ten holds off Customer Base to win the Autumn Miss Stakes.

    Consistent Lady Ten Aces Autumn Miss

    Mercedes Stable homebred Lady Ten had her consistency rewarded Oct. 27 when she inched away from the pack late in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr.IIIT) and held on to win at Santa Anita Park.

  • Capital Plan wins the Beverly Hills Handicap.

    Rosario Goes Out a Winner on Capital Plan

    Jockey Joel Rosario, heading for New York to ride full time, finished up in Southern California a stakes winner when he guided Capital Plan to victory in the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Steve Shahinian at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

    Shahinian Shopping for 'Another'

    Despite being in Baltimore, the man who recommended selling I'll Have Another won't be at Pimlico Race Course to watch the colt try to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Capital Plan and Brice Blanc take the Santa Barbara.

    Capital Plan Clicks in Santa Barbara

    Capital Plan, with a perfect trip under Brice Blanc, registered a 1 1/2-length victory while making her stakes debut in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf April 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Doubles Partner comes running late to win the Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Doubles Partner Nets Comeback Win in Canadian

    Doubles Partner showed little effect from a 10-month layoff when he charged home late to register a three-quarters of a length victory in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 3 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

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    Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The most thrilling finish to a major stakes in the U.S. during the July 16 weekend came in the American Oaks, when little more than a length separated five of the six-horse field.

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    Cambina, Nereid in American Oaks Dead-Heat

    Cambina, narrowly avoiding a collision in mid-stretch, surged between horses in the final strides to finish in a dead-heat for the win with Nereid in a spectacular finish to the $250,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 16.

  • Doubles Partner takes the Tampa Bay Stakes in a wild finish.

    Doubles Partner Aces Tampa Bay Thriller

    Favored Doubles Partner closed with a rush in the final yards to snatch victory by a neck over Rahystrada in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 19 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Krypton outfights Nordic Truce to capture the Hill Prince.&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%3D9052670%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Krypton Upsets Nordic Truce in Hill Prince

    Harvey Clarke and Ron Winchell's Krypton took over from 3-5 favorite Nordic Truce rounding the turn and held off his rival to win the $100,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a neck June 4 at Belmont Park.

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    Belmont Dudes: Ernie and Bernie Hit New York

    Soaking in the atmosphere at the track before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Ernie Moody and Bernie Schiappia were on the apron the morning of June 4, hanging out with Bob Baffert, who trains their colt Game On Dude.

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    Belmont Dudes: Ernie and Bernie Hit New York

    Soaking in the atmosphere at the track before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Ernie Moody and Bernie Schiappia were on the apron the morning of June 4, hanging out with Bob Baffert, who trains their colt Game On Dude.

  • Doubles Partner bounds away from the field in the American Turf Stakes. &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%3D8937304%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Doubles Partner Dazzles in American Turf Win

    WinStar Farm's Doubles Partner rebounded from an eighth-place finish in the March 27 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), posting an authoritative win in the American Turf (gr. II) on the Kentucky Oaks day undercard.

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000, was today&#39;s sale topper.

    No Surprises: F-T July Sale Opens With Losses

    The declines were in line with expectations during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale. Buyers and consignors had predicted the market would be down significantly, and there were no surprises July 20 in Lexington.

  • Hip #203; colt; Smart Strike - Private Feeling led session 2 with a final bid of $475,000.

    Keeneland Gross, Average, Median Fall

    Keeneland's sale of 2-year-olds in training, like just about every other Thoroughbred auction in recent memory, generated results that lagged well behind the previous year's statistics. The gross revenue for the two-day sale, which ended the evening of April 7 in Lexington, dropped 27.6% while the average price declined 15.5%. The median price fell 21.7%.

  • OBS Fall Sale

    Declines Steep at OBS Fall Sale Opener

    It took roughly six hours to get there, but a horse selling in the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale finally brought six figures Oct. 6, a day marked by severe across-the-board declines for the Central Florida auction.

  • Afleet Alex

    Afleet Alex's September Yearlings Shine

    The huge Keeneland September auction provided the yearling selling season's biggest and stiffest test of the commercial appeal of new stallions' progeny. Because many young sires had a large number of offspring offered, their success depended less on a few carefully-selected top individuals and more on their ability to pass along good conformation consistently to their offspring.

  • 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.

  • The highest-priced weanling sold at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A Pulpit filly out of Madcap Escapade (by Hennessy) that brought $1.7 million.

    Demand for Weanlings Shapes Market

    High demand put several weanlings at the high end of the Keeneland November market. The highest-priced weanling sold was a Pulpit filly that brought $1.7 million. The only two Kingmambo weanlings in the sale brought the second- and third-highest prices of $950,000 (the top weanling colt) and $850,000.

  • First Foals for Three Lane's End Stallions

    The first reported foals sired by Mingun, the group III-winning son of A.P. Indy and Miesque, arrived on Jan. 26, according to William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. The first foals of multiple grade I winner Rock Hard Ten and 2003 Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Wando were also reported.

  • Rock Hard Ten&#39;s final victory came in the Goodwood Breeders&#39; Cup.

    Rock Hard Ten to Stand at Lane's End for $50,000

    Rock Hard Ten, a multiple grade I winner and impressive winner of the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree Oct. 1 in what would be his final race, will stand the 2006 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. The son of the late leading sire Kris S. will stand for $50,000 it was announced Friday morning.

  • Rock Hard Ten on the track at Belmont earlier in the week.

    Mandella Disappointed Rock Hard Ten is Out of Classic

    Trainer Richard Mandella said he is disappointed that an injury will prevent Rock Hard Ten from running in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), but that he is glad the injury was detected before the colt ran in Saturday's race.

  • Starcraft, may assume a stalking position in the Classic.

    Countdown to the Cup: And They're Off!

    The battle lines have been drawn for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and it is now time to plot strategy and assess the competition. And nowhere will that place with more intensity than in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Rock Hard Ten, ready for the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.

    Mandella Says Rock Hard Ten is '100 %'

    Trainer Richard Mandella, who will saddle Rock Hard Ten in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I) said the 4-year-old colt is ready for action and doing well after a hoof bruise was discovered last week.

  • Woodward Stakes winner Saint Liam, favored in the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.

    Favorites Get Tough Draw in Classic

    The top three choices for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) drew tough assignments when the post positions were drawn Wednesday morning for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Head-to-Head Match-Ups Announced

    The head-to-head match-ups for the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races were announced at the post-position draw Wednesday morning. The Breeders' Cup is Oct. 29 at Belmont Park.