Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing.
Richard Burton's hombred Cheers to You, a California-bred daughter of freshman sire Santiva, became the stallion's first winner from three starters Dec. 30 when she broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields.
Grade II winner Santiva, a 6-year-old son of Giant's Causeway, will stand the 2015 season at Questroyal North near Stillwater, N.Y., it was announced Nov. 7.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved from Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington to Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, was represented by his first foal when a chestnut filly was born at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Farm near Lexington Jan. 31.
Santiva, a grade II winner by 2012 leading sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2013 at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing because of ankle issues.
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Hal's Hope Stakes and Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. watch video
The Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) not only drew a full field, but many of the entrants are recognizable names with both turf and dirt experience. It should make for an interesting race, as a field of 12 will do battle.
Animal Kingdom, of course, must be included in all exotic bets. It's just a question who do you put with him? read blog
If many of the names in the Belmont (gr. I) look familiar, that's because they should. For the first time in history, the top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) have returned for the final leg of the Triple Crown
If you can overlook the fact that Nehro has won only one race in his career in six starts, he has a much going for him in regard to being an ideal Belmont Stakes horse as anyone. read blog
Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including the first appearance of Master of Hounds at Belmont. Plus, Animal Kingdom, Isn't He Perfect, Santiva, Prime Cut, and Nehro. Watch Video
Steve Haskin looks at the draw, and how the race will be run. read blog
The Belmont could be the start of a big run by one of many horses from this year's crop. read blog
Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 7:30 a.m. (EDT) June 5 to prepare for the June 11, $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Tom R. Walters' Santiva breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs June 4 in his final preparation for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Tom Walters' probable Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starter Santiva worked five furlongs over a fast Churchill Downs track in 1:00.60 May 28 under assistant trainer Brendan Walsh.
Sway Away completed his major training for a run the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a six-furlong work in 1:13 3/5 over a fast track early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs.
The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.
Steve Haskin updates us on the morning works and who is arriving tomorrow. Nehro, Santiva, Watch Me Go, Midnight Interlude, and Brilliant Speed worked this morning. Watch Video
Here is a brief overview of workouts on Monday, May 2, at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman interviews Eddie Kenneally, trainer for Santiva. Watch Video
It was another stormy morning at Churchill Downs on Monday, May 2, but that did not deter the connections of three Kentucky Derby contenders from sending their horses to the track for their final breezes.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude posted his third consecutive bullet workout when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on the Churchill Downs main track the morning of April 26.
A year after he was disappointed by the results of Keeneland's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), trainer Tom Albertrani is heading for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Brilliant Speed.
Live Oak Plantation's 19-1 longshot Brilliant Speed nosed out Twinspired to win a thrilling edition of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 16 at Keeneland.
Jason, Tom and Tim handicap the Arkansas Derby and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Watch Video
On paper, a decent case can be made for all dozen 3-year-olds entered in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), possibly opening the door for yet another outsider to jump into the Triple Crown mix.
Lots of movement, as we have a new No. 1 for the first time. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
No, not seats; tickets to the starting gate. Spaces are filling at a rapid rate and there aren't many left for all the horses scheduled to run over the next two weekends. Read Blog
Keeneland racing secretary Ben Huffman said the Lexington track is expecting field of 10 or 11 for the 87th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on April 16.
Premier Pegasus, Jaycito, and Bench Points had strong works April 3 in preparation for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 9.
Astrology hangs on while a few other horses are shifted in the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
There are changes in this week's Derby Dozen. A few new and a few moved, as we welcome Premier Pegasus and Silver Medallion to the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
This is not about who is going to win the Kentucky Derby, as much as who so far has the look of a Derby winner--who is on track to peak on Derby Day, who looks eager to do more than they already have. Read Blog
Only slight movement this week with Stay Thirsty moving up to #3. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Up popped Mucho Macho Man, Santiva, and Rogue Romance to boost last year's form by finishing 1,2,3 in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes (gr. II). Read Blog
With Rajiv Maragh picking up the mount for the injured Eibar Coa, Mucho Macho Man held off Santiva to win the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds.
Who will win the 2011 Risen Star? A favorite or a longshot? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Predict the Order
It just goes to show you how fragile life is on the Derby trail, metaphorically, of course. One minute you're sitting comfortably near the top of the contenders list and the next you're in a free fall. Read Blog
Steve Haskin continues his 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail with the Derby Dozen. There are a few changes this week, including a tie for position 12! Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Farm Read Blog
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Over the past decade or so, racing has seen a new breed of owner enter the sport, many with a corporate philosophy. Read Blog
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Steve Haskin continues his 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail with the ever popular Derby Dozen. There has already been a change from last week's list! Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Farm Read Blog
Owners of Derby threat have made the most of their weanling buys. Read Blog
Battling between horses in the long stretch duel, the maiden Santiva inched away in the final strides to edge odds-on favorite Astrology and Major Gain in the $165,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 27.
Astrology, the Steve Asmussen-trained winner of the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs last month, tops the field of seven 2-year-olds entered for the Nov. 27 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).
J. B.'s Thunder earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with a front-running romp in the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 9.
Carolyn and Karen Scisney's homebred Maybesomaybenot, winner of the Sanford (gr. II), headlines a field of 11 in the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.
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