Keyword: Rockport Harbor

  • Shelbe Ruis wins her first race with Rockport Babe May 15 at Santa Anita Park

    Shelbe Ruis Wins First Race With Longshot

    Longshot Rockport Babe not only provided an upset at odds of 20-1 in the first race May 15 at Santa Anita Park, but the 3-year-old Rockport Harbor filly also gave 25-year-old Shelbe Ruis with the first win of her training career.

  • Majestic Harbor wins the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II)

    Majestic Harbor Springs Alysheba Upset

    Jockey Corey Lanerie and 13-1 shot Majestic Harbor made a steady rally on the outside rounding the second turn and put away a stiff stretch challenge to win the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs.

  • Hip No. 539, a Rockport Harbor filly, brought $210,000 at the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

    Rockport Harbor Filly Tops OBS June Session

    A Rockport Harbor filly commanded the top price of the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 18, bringing $210,000 from Patrice Miller, EQB Inc.

  • Majestic Harbor runs away from the competition to win the Tokyo City Cup.

    Majestic Harbor Sails to Tokyo City Surprise

    With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor seized control going to the three eighths pole in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) March 29 at Santa Anita Park, opening up an insurmountable lead and winning easily.

  • Ron Paolucci, foreground, and trainer Jeremiah Englehart at Fair Grounds watching Ria Antonia work and at the barn.

    Ria Antonia's Connections Seek Respect

    What makes a man take a longshot gamble, and how often can he expect to be on the winning end? In a restaurant on Bourbon Street, Ron Paolucci contemplated this question. "That's how you hit the home runs," he said.

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    Ria Antonia Readies for Run Against Boys

    The longshot winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) doesn't know she's competing against girls, just knows she wants to beat other runners, according to owner Ron Paolucci.

  • Coastline

    Coastline, Rise Up Set for Delta Jackpot

    After rolling to victory in the Street Sense Stakes Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Coastline will make his graded stakes debut in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.

  • Pataky Kid sprints home in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Pataky Kid Shows Promise in A-W Futurity Win

    Pataky Kid continued his progress up the ladder and gave a hint of good things to come in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity Sept. 8 at Arlington Park, earning his first stakes score for Swifty Farms.

  • May Day Rose

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    Azalea May Come Up Roses

    On paper, Kaleem Shah's May Day Rose looks to be the best of the bunch for Calder's Azalea Stakes (gr. III). The $150,000 event is the first of four graded stakes for the Summit of Speed.

  • Banner Bill cruises in the Victoria Stakes.

    Banner Bill Busts Loose in Victoria Stakes

    Banner Bill remained unbeaten in two starts for trainer Ralph Biamonte when he took command in upper stretch and romped to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $159,244 Victoria Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine June 18.

  • May Day Rose wins the 2011 Railbird Stakes.

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    May Day Rose Uses New Tactic in Railbird Win

    May Day Rose, showing a new dimension, took the lead in the stretch and tallied an easy victory in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) as 11-10 choice Pedaltothemedal finished a distant third at Hollywood Park May 21.

  • Henny Hughes, whose weanlings have been getting positive reviews at the November breeding stock sale.

    First-Crop Weanling Chatter

    The annual November breeding stock sale is a showcase of first-crop weanling sires. Below is a random sampling of comments about the new sires and their weanlings.

  • Street Cry

    Street Cry's Fee Rises to $150,000

    Darley America has announced the stud fees for its 16 stallions for the 2009 breeding season. All stallions, with the exception of Street Cry, Elusive Quality, and E Dubai, have had their fees reduced from their 2008 levels.

  • 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.

  • Inspecting horses at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale.

    Will Trends Continue at OBS Mixed Sale?

    With a yearling auction season all but over, and one that delivered a sharp dose of economic reality, industry eyes will be fixed on the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale, the unofficial annual kick-off to the campaign of selling of broodmares and weanlings.

  • Rockport Harbor

    Rockport Harbor's First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Rockport Harbor was born at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Porter Starts New Partnership, Turf Club USA

    Rick Porter, whose Hard Spun won the Aug. 25 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I), is launching a new partnership venture named Turf Club USA. Porter, who races as Fox Hill Farm, has also campaigned grade I winners Jostle and Round Pond.

  • Rockport Harbor, defeating Galloping Grocer in the 2004 Remsen.

    It's Official: Rockport Harbor Retired

    The roller coaster career of Rockport Harbor finally came to an end Monday when owner Rick Porter officially announced the colt has been retired following his latest injury suffered in the Razorback Handicap (gr. III).

  • Rockport Harbor, will remain in training.

    Rockport Harbor to Stay in Training

    Rockport Harbor, who re-injured his right, hind foot in the March 12 Razorback Handicap (gr. III), will remain in training after an encouraging report from blacksmith Sonny Broadus, owner Rick Porter said Thursday night.

  • Re-aggravated injury could end Rockport Harbor's racing career.

    Rockport Harbor Re-injures Foot; Retirement Possible

    Fox Hill Farms' Rockport Harbor, who has had more than his share of bad luck during his racing career, came out of his fifth-place finish in the March 12 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) with a foot injury that may force his retirement.

  • Purim looks sharp in Razorback win.

    Razor-Sharp Purim Sinks 'Harbor at Oaklawn

    Edward Sukley's homebred Purim tracked the pressed pacesetter Rockport Harbor and 80-1 shot Chippewa Trail coming off the far turn and assumed command in upper stretch, rolling to victory in the $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Sunday.

  • Rockport Harbor meets several old foes in Razorback 'Cap.

    'Rocky' Takes Next Step on Comeback Trail

    Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor, making his second start of the year, is the horse to beat in Sunday's field of eight for the $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) featuring older horses going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park.

  • Rockport Harbor Shows No Rust in Essex Win

    Even-money favorite Rockport Harbor, making his first start in more than nine months, put away the challenge of Cougar Cat in the final eighth of a mile to post his first win since 2004 in the $100,000 Essex Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Saturday.

  • Rockport Harbor faces rematch in Essex.

    Greater Good, Rockport Harbor Vie in Essex

    Greater Good and Rockport Harbor, who provided the most exciting finish of the 2005 Oaklawn meet in the Rebel Stakes (gr. III), square off again at the Arkansas track Saturday in the $100,000 Essex Handicap (gr. III).

  • Acorn Stakes winner Round Pond is sidelined.

    Round Pond Sidelined with Knee Chip

    Fox Hill Farm's Round Pond, winner of the Acorn (gr. I) and Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) has been taken out of training after a small chip was discovered in her knee following her second-place finish in the Delaware Oaks (gr. II).

  • Rockport Harbor, will be given time off for abscess to heal.

    Rockport Harbor to be Turned Out For Two to Three Months

    Fox Hill Farm's Rick Porter, owner of Rockport Harbor, and trainer John Servis have decided to turn the colt out for two to three months after several tests and X-rays taken at New Bolton Medical Center revealed the abscess that has plagued last year's Remsen (gr. II) winner has not healed sufficiently.

  • 'Rocky OK But is Off Triple Crown Trail

    Rockport Harbor, who finished sixth in Saturday's Lexington Stakes (gr. II) as the 3-5 favorite, emerged from the race in "great physical condition" but will no longer be pointed toward the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) or other two legs of the Triple Crown, according to owner Rick Porter.

  • Rockport Harbor hopes to tune up for run at the roses in Saturday's Lexington Stakes.

    'Rocky' On Last Road to Derby; Faces Seven in Lexington Stakes

    A field of eight 3-year-olds will go to the post Saturday in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), the last chance to pick up significant graded earnings before the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The standout in the field, 6-5 morning-line favorite Rockport Harbor, doesn't need the earnings, but definitely needs the race to make it to Churchill Downs for the first Saturday in May.

  • Rockport Harbor, Fantasy Winner at Keeneland

    Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor arrived at Keeneland Sunday night to begin preparations for his next scheduled start in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II), the final prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).