Keyword: Speightstown

  • Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

    WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver.

  • Passion for Action

    Passion for Action Rolls to Cup & Saucer Win

    Favored Passion for Action, making his stakes debut, kicked clear in the drive for an impressive 3 1/4-length win in the $223,966 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-old Canadian-breds on the Woodbine turf Oct. 12.

  • Leigh Court won the 2014 Thoroughbred Club of America, earning her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

    Melnyk Could Add BC Win With Leigh Court

    While Eugene Melnyk is winding down his Thoroughbred ownership and breeding operation, the multiple Sovereign Award winner will have at least one chance to pick up another Breeders' Cup victory.

  • Golden Ticket gets up late to win the Left Bank.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hBdrtv6">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Ticket Up in Time for Left Bank Score

    Golden Ticket and Alpha, dead-heat winners of the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I), met up again in the Left Bank Stakes on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 5, but this time Golden Ticket was the clear victor.

  • Seek Again comes home strong to win the Fourstardave Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2q4BP9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Seek Again Wins Fourstardave in Record Time

    Seek Again overcame traffic in the stretch, advancing at the rail with an eye-catching run to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II) in course-record time Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.

  • Speightstown Colt Works Quick Quarter at OBS

    A colt by Speightstown posted the fastest quarter mile breeze April 18, stopping the timer in :20 3/5 during the fourth and final session of the under tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale.

  • Mark Casse

    Casse Optimistic About Derby Prep Starters

    While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date.

  • Mr. Prospector

    Vein of Gold

    Among this year's classic prospects, the list with Mr. Prospector inbreeding includes California Chrome, Noble Moon, In Trouble, Rise Up, Vinceremos, and Ring Weekend.

  • Heart Stealer and Joel Rosario take the Inside Information at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3136362360&k=sXKdkfb">Order This Photo</a>

    Heart Stealer Back to Best at Gulfstream

    Finishing far behind champion Groupie Doll in her first start of the year, Heart Stealer got back to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Admiral Kitten wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Surging Admiral Kitten Wins Connally Turf Cup

    Odds-on choice Admiral Kitten surged through the stretch to catch Fredericksburg just in time for a neck victory in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on the night of Jan. 25 at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Slideshow: A Visit to WinStar Farm

    Photographer Chad Harmon, who won the WinStar StableMates Saratoga Challenge, shares photos from his visit to WinStar Farm on December 20, 2013.

  • Heart Stealer gets up late to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.
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    Heart Stealer Rallies to Sugar Swirl Victory

    Newly crowned single-season North American earnings record holder Javier Castellano picked up a graded win Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park when he guided Heart Stealer in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes.

  • Seek Again wins the Hollywood Derby.

    Seek Again Sneaks to Hollywood Derby Surprise

    British invader Seek Again, making his United States debut, rode the rail under Corey Nakatani to an impressive victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), which was run for the final time Dec. 1 at Hollywood Park.

  • 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.

  • Paynter will stand his first season at WinStar for a fee of $25,000.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2874000456&k=W4j4p8K">Order This Photo</a>

    WinStar Farm Sets 2014 Stud Fees

    Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 stands and nurses.

  • Sum of the Parts delivers a repeat performance in the Phoenix Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2810624366&k=nTmj3Cb">Order This Photo</a>

    Sum of the Parts Adds Repeat Phoenix Win

    Sum of the Parts popped the gate and never looked back en route to a repeat victory in the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III), posting his first win of the season on opening day at Keeneland Oct. 4.

  • Hip 541, an Indian Charlie filly, brought $2.2 million on Day 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    High-End Buys Keep Keeneland Sale Hopping

    Mandy Pope collected another high-class filly Sept. 11 at the Keeneland yearling sale, scooping the $2.2 million session-topper and sale leader, a half sister to grade I winners Will Take Charge and Take Charge Indy.

  • Dance to Bristol holds off Book Review to win the Ballerina.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2719391496&k=HgCS2Vc">Order This Photo</a>

    Sizzling Dance to Bristol Captures Ballerina

    Dance to Bristol ran her winning streak to seven races with her first grade I tally in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes, staving off favored Book Review by a head with determination Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hip 379 was the sale topper for session II of the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Saratoga Sale.

    New York-Bred Sale Soars in All Categories

    A record-setting $430,000 yearling was the highlight of a strong Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, which ended its two-night run on a powerful upswing for the third year in a row.

  • Essence Hit Man holds off Dimension to win the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Essence Hit Man Scores Bold Venture Repeat

    Essence Hit Man had to survive a claim of foul after holding off 28-1 shot Dimension in deep stretch by a neck to score a repeat victory in the $162,002 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 17 at Woodbine.