Keyword: Saarland

  • Saarland's daughter Saarlight won the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel on March 7.

    Pensioned Stallion Saarland Dead

    Saarland, who was one of the top 2-year-olds of 2001, died March 11 because of injuries suffered after running into a feeder.

  • Saarland Pensioned

    Ten-year-old Saarland, a grade II winner as a homebred for Cynthia Phipps, has been pensioned from stallion duty because of fertility problems.

  • Stakes Producer Arabian Dancer Dead

    Arabian Dancer, a prominent producer for the late Cynthia Phipps, was euthanized Oct. 23 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Day 14 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continues to show increases.

    Keeneland Sale Finishing With a Kick

    Led by the $122,000 given for a half-sister to grade II winner Dream Rush, the Sept. 24 session of the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale again produced lofty percentage increases over the corresponding 2006 session.

  • Saarland Moving to Darby Dan Farm

    A part interest in grade II winner Saarland, a son of Unbridled out of multiple grade I millionaire Versailles Treaty, has been sold to a syndicate and the sophomore sire will relocate to Darby Dan Farm to stand beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • Winery tycoon Jess Jackson, right, with trainer Bruce Headley.

    Wine Tycoon Jackson Takes Bluegrass by Storm

    In an Associated Press article published last year, one of Jess Jackson's employees called the California wine tycoon a whirlwind. But based on what's been happening in Central Kentucky lately, that description was an understatement. Jackson, 75, is roaring through the Bluegrass with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane.

  • Azeri Faces Most Difficult Test in Met Mile

    Monday's Memorial Day $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) kicks off Belmont Stakes week with an outstanding cast, including 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, last year's 3-year-old champion Funny Cide and Pico Central and Strong Hope, the 1-2 finishers of Aqueduct's Carter Handicap (gr. I).

  • Almuhathir Could Provide Value in Stuyvesant

    Shadwell Stable's Almuhathir, who missed time over the summer because of nagging foot problems, figures to be a fair price Tuesday on Aqueduct's special Veterans' Day card when he starts in the $100,000 Stuyvesant (gr. III) at 1 1/8 mile.

  • Balto Star, may be added to Jockey Club Gold Cup field.

    JC Gold Cup Trainers Playing the Waiting Game

    With Empire Maker withdrawn from Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), several trainers who had no plans to run are now reconsidering and will see how the field shapes up before deciding whether to enter on Thursday.

  • Mineshaft among top runners in Saturday's Gold Cup.

    Mineshaft Breezes Toward Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Mineshaft, impressive winner of the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 Monday morning in preparation for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Iron Deputy captures The Brooklyn stakes, Saturday at Belmont Park.

    Speedy Iron Deputy Takes Stormy Brooklyn

    Iron Deputy, the least-heralded of the five runners in Saturday's $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), used a big break in the weights and his own speed to score a front-running 2 ½-length victory in the nine-furlong race.

  • Harlan's Holiday among contestants in Saturday's Brooklyn Handicap.

    Velazquez Opts for Harlan's Holiday in Brooklyn

    A short but select field of six older runners were entered for Saturday's $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, including Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi and graded stakes winners Harlan's Holiday and Evening Attire.

  • Najran, in record-setting victory.

    Najran Shatters Mile Record at Belmont

    Buckram Oak Farm's Najran shattered the one-mile track record at Belmont Park on the opening day card with an impressive victory in the Westchester Handicap (gr. III). His time for the one-turn mile was a blistering 1:32.24.

  • Saarland Wins Aqueduct Allowance

    Cynthia Phipps' Saarland, one of last year's leading Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prospects, won his first race since November on Friday at Aqueduct Park, defeating four rivals in an allowance race as the 7-5 favorite.

  • Saarland, working prior to this year's Kentucky Derby.

    Saarland Returns a Winner at Aqueduct

    Making his first start since finishing tenth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 4, Saarland surged past pacesetter Short Hair in mid-stretch and continued on comfortably to the wire to win the sixth race at Aqueduct on Friday, a one mile allowance contest.

  • Saarland, underwent surgery Monday to remove a chip fracture.

    Saarland Undergoes Surgery to Remove Chip

    Saarland, 10th-place finisher as the co-second choice in the Kentucky Derby, underwent surgery Monday to remove a chip fracture from the front of his left front fetlock joint, according to Dr. Larry Bramlage.

  • Saarland Surgery a Success

    Cynthia Phipp's Saarland, who finished 10th in Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), had surgery May 6 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington to remove a chip fracture from the front of his left fetlock joint.

  • Saarland Early Derby Favorite at 6-1

    With 90 minutes until post time of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Saarland is the 6-1 favorite. Saarland was 15-1 in the morning line.

  • Saarland Derby Favorite in Early Wagering

    With $34,186 wagered on him to win, Saarland emerged as the 5-1 Kentucky Derby favorite at the conclusion of advance wagering on Friday. A total of $251,953 was bet in advance wagering Friday.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Karma Classic

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- Handicapping 101 teaches things like pace, trips, and class, but does not cover what the late oddsmaker Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder used to refer to as the "intangibles." When it comes to handicapping the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the intangibles sometimes seem just as important as the measurable factors.

  • Hard Scuffle Starter Unalienable Right Has Connection With Saarland

    Unalienable Right, a Green Dancer 5-year-old bred by Phipps Stable, is slated to start Thursday in the $100,000 Hard Scuffle Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I) at Churchill Downs. The Hard Scuffle is the first race in the Steeplechase Triple Crown series for novice hurdlers.

  • Saarland was among the Kentucky Derby hopefuls working at Churchill Downs Monday.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (4/29): Morning Madness

    If you blinked Monday morning, chances are you missed one of the 10 works turned in by Derby hopefuls. Starting with Proud Citizen's blazing five-furlong work and Sunday Break's six-furlong move in company at about 5:45, and ending with the five rapid-fire works following the renovation break, it was quite a showcase of Kentucky Derby horses.

  • D. Wayne Lukas grazes Proud Citizen at Churchill on April 29, 2002.
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    Proud Citizen's Fast Work Tops Among Derby Horses

    An ecstatic D. Wayne Lukas jumped off his pony and declared, "We are very much in the Derby." Lukas was referring to Lexington Stakes winner Proud Citizen, who had just worked 5 furlongs in a quick :58 4/5 in the pre-dawn darkness of Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby.

  • Saarland Displaced Soft Palate in Wood Memorial

    For all you Saarland fans who are looking for some positive news, it was discovered after the Wood Memorial that the colt had displaced his soft palate. On Wedneday, veterinarian Mark Cheney performed a tenectomy to correct the problem.

  • Buddha, right, beats Medaglia d&#39;Oro, center, and Sunday Break, far left, to the wire to win the the Wood Memorial.

    Buddha Wins Wood Memorial Stretch Duel

    Gary and Mary West's Buddha dueled though the Aqueduct stretch with Medaglia d'Oro and Sunday Break en route to a head-length win in Saturday's exciting renewal of the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I). Under Pat Day, the gray son of Unbridled's Song completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.61 on a fast track.