Trainer Todd Pletcher started this year on top of the game. He won a fifth Eclipse Award trophy and entered 2011 with three newly turned 3-year-old Breeders' Cup race winners, including superstar Uncle Mo.
Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first mares confirmed in foal from his debut book at stud at WinStar Farm.
Bluegrass Cat, the second leading freshman sire of 2010 by progeny earnings and a top second-crop sire of 2011, will shuttle to Liliana Solari's Haras Don Alberto in Chile for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Calvin Borel captured the Meydan Masters International jockey competition at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai Feb. 18, finishing with 86 points. He was the lone American rider in the challenge that involved 12 jockeys.
Super Saver's half brother bursts on the scene with a big win at Tampa. A TrueNicks pedigree profile. Read Blog
Brethren remained unbeaten in three starts and did so in scintillating fashion, drawing off to a four length victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III).
When it comes to finding Derby winners, the best prospects are in other places... Read Blog
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2011, including Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and more. View Slideshow
WinStar Farm Nov. 16 announced 2011 fees for its roster of stallions, led by leading Sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $90,000 if paid by Nov. 1, 2011, or $100,000 live foal stands and nurses.
Super Saver, the 2010 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who was retired from racing in October, will stand his introductory season at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm for a fee of $20,000.
WinStar Farm president and CEO Doug Cauthen, who has been with the operation since its inception in 2000, is leaving the farm. He is creating his own independent consulting service.
A look back at the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Super Saver's victory. View Slideshow
Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
WinStar unleashed a half brother to its Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver at Belmont Park Oct. 16, and the result proved highly promising.
Kenny Troutt, who started WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., with Bill Casner, is now the sole owner of the farm and Casner the farm's largest client.
Super Saver, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been temporarily sidelined from racing due to condylar bruising.
Kentucky Derby Presented By! Yum Brands (gr. I) winner was 10th in the Travers (gr. I).
In a thrilling edition of $1 million Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I), Afleet Express held off Fly Down by the narrowest of margins to win the "Mid-summer Derby" Aug. 28 at Saratoga.
First Dude is the tentative selection in a very difficult Travers... Read Blog
Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of TwinSpires.com preview the Travers (gr.I) and Pacific Classic (gr.I). Watch Video
A field of 11 was drawn for the Travers, with Jim Dandy winner A Little Warm pegged as the 7-2 morning-line favorite. Trappe Shot, First Dude, Super Saver, Afleet Again, and Ice Box are also returning from the Haskell.
A double wager linking the Aug. 28 Travers Stakes (gr. I) with the following day's Personal Ensign (gr. I) will be offered at Saratoga Race Course.
Seven contenders for what appears will be a big field for the $1 million Travers (gr. I) had their final works Aug. 21 at both Saratoga and Churchill Downs.
Oaklawn Park has announced a 32-stakes program totaling $4.6 million for the 56-day meet that begins Jan. 14, 2011.
Hedge Fund, the only full brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver, has been retired from racing.
Breezing in company over the main track at Saratoga early the morning of Aug. 15, Devil May Care had her final serious work for the matchup with West coast-based Blind Luck in the Aug. 21 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
Travers (gr. I) hopeful Friend Or Foe had his first work since a fourth-place finish in the Jim Dandy (gr. II), covering five furlongs on the Saratoga main track in 1:00.11 Aug. 13.
Preakness (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.
Led by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Super Saver and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky, one of the deepest fields in the 43-year history of the IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) was drawn July 29 at Monmouth.
Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky will face off against Derby winner Super Saver in Sunday's Haskell
A halter and an autographed photo of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Super Saver and a Barbaro print will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Halo House Foundation in Houston, Texas.
Lenny and Steve discuss the opening of racing at Del Mar and Saratoga, the 3-year-olds, including a preview of the Haskell, the travels of Rail Trip, and more. Watch Video
Quality Road tuned up for the Whitney with a bullet :58 3/5 breeze at Belmont Park Sunday.
Rachel Alexandra will have four definite opponents in the $400,000 Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.
Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky appears to be on schedule for the Aug. 1 IZOD Haskell Invitational.
First Dude is pointing for the Izod Haskell Invitational (gr. I), but it will be tight for Preakness (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky, who missed training time.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will make his next start in the Izod Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park Aug. 1, trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed June 27.
Line of David, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing. He has been purchased by B. Wayne Hughes, who plans to stand the son of Lion Heart at his Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
It was a busy Father's Day morning for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park, highlighted by half-mile breezes from stable stars Quality Road and Super Saver June 20.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, who returned to the work tab the morning of June 12, came out of the four-furlong move in good order, reported Jonathan Thomas, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher.
Steve Haskin looks back at the 2010 Triple Crown and some of its unsung heroes.
It should be no surprise that the three winners of this year's Triple Crown races would top the final National Thoroughbred Racing Association's 3-Year-Old poll, with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky on top.
Trainer Bill Mott said he's looking forward to his primary goal this summer for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 28.
Super Name Sweepstakes winner names Super Saver's half brother Superfection
The good karma returned, as Lookin At Lucky had a dream trip to win the Preakness. Read Column
On the morning following Lookin At Lucky's victory in the 135th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 15, trainer Bob Baffert said the colt would be given a break and will not contest the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in three weeks.
Lookin At Lucky redeemed himself in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as he took the lead at the top of the stretch and stubbornly held off pacesetter First Dude and Jackson Bend under new rider Martin Garcia may 15 at Pimlico.
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Super Saver and Lookin At Lucky both at 9-5 in early wagering.
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