Keyword: Team Block

  • Fort Prado during his race days, winning 2009 Black Tie Affair Stakes.

    Team Block relocating Fort Prado to Indiana  

    Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27.

  • Ioya Bigtime in Uruguay

    Illinois-bred son of Dynaformer, a multiple graded stakes winner who raced for Team Block, walks at Haras La Concordia in Uruguay. The 2012 Illinois Horse of the Year is at stud there.

  • Suntracer holds off Pyrite Mountain to win the Kentucky Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-m9PS5wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

    Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13.

  • Afortable makes his stakes debut in the Arlington Classic Stakes.

    Arlington Classic Stakes Debut for Afortable

    After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Dark Cove won the Louisville Handicap by a half-length on May 25.

    Another Distance Turf Test for Dark Cove

    After winning a pair of graded stakes in 1 1/2-mile turf races in Kentucky, Dark Cove will try to make it three straight at the distance when he starts in the Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 13.

  • Volcat Virginia

    Pin Oak Valley View to Be Run in Divisions

    An overflow of 24 sophomore fillies passed the entry box for the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT), forcing Keeneland officials to split the Oct. 19 running of the race into divisions for the second time in history.

  • Ioya Bigtime is a determined winner in the Kentucky Turf Cup.

    Ioya Bigtime Pays Off in KD Turf Cup Effort

    Ioya Bigtime, staked to a loping lead by Jeffrey Sanchez, refused to buckle under relentless pressure from favored Rahystrada to win the $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on the grass course at Kentucky Downs Sept. 15.

  • Musketier won the Singspiel Stakes at Woodbine on June 24.

    Musketier Heads Stars and Stripes Field

    Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine Race Course, headlines a field of 11 turf marathoners in the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Arlington.

  • Never Retreat

    Never Retreat Canada's Horse of the Year

    Team Block's Never Retreat narrowly beat out a pair of 3-year old champions in Inglorious and Pender Harbour to be named Canada's Horse of the Year for 2011 at the 37th Sovereign Awards.

  • Never Retreat, Green Cap, wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Never Retreat Digs In for Dance Smartly Win

    Never Retreat, beaten as the favorite when second to Bay to Bay in last month's Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT), turned the tables on her rival at Woodbine in the $313,395 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 10.

  • Never Retreat and Julien Leparoux take the Honey Fox at Gulfstream. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9432741%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Never Retreat Scores Honey Fox

    Team Block's Never Retreat, trained by Chris Block and ridden by Julien Leparoux, took over from Persuading at the top of the stretch and went on to win the $100,000 Honey Fox (gr. IIIT) by a length March 5 at Gulfstream.

  • Askbut I Won'ttell flies late to win the My Charmer.

    Askbut I Won'ttell Rallies to Win My Charmer

    Shaun Bridgmohan and Chris Block took their winning act to Florida in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT), as Askbut I Won'ttell ran down pacesetter Trip for A. J. in the final yards Dec. 4 at Calder Casino.

  • Askbut I Won'ttell Answers Cardinal Riddle

    Askbut I Won'ttell switched off the hedge in upper stretch and ran down favored Kiss Mine and My Baby Baby to register her first graded stakes win in the $113,900 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Free Fighter takes the Louisville Handicap under Francisco Torres.

    Free Fighter Liberates Louisville Handicap

    Free Fighter seized the lead from Eagle Poise coming into the stretch and drew off in the lane to produce a determined upset at odds of 12-1 in the $113,800 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 22.

  • Fort Prado won or placed in 36 of 59 races and earned $1,211,681.

    Fort Prado to Hill 'N Dale in Illinois

    Fort Prado, an eight-time Illinois champion, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farms near Barrington, Ill.

  • Nightlinger won the 2008 Shakertown at Keeneland.

    Sprint Specialists to Set Sail in Woodford

    A well-balanced group of seasoned turf sprinters will line up Oct. 10 at Keeneland for the $125,000 Woodford Stakes. The 5 1/2-furlong event is the first of five graded stakes on the card for Keeneland's second day of the fall meeting.

  • Free Fighter outfought favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the  Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Free Fighter Outfights Brass Hat at Arlington

    Free Fighter, with James Graham aboard, outfought 9-10 favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the $125,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 7.

  • Vacare won the Dec. 21 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7289010%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Vacare Retired

    Vacare, a grade I winner who raced exclusively on turf, will not contest the Jan. 4 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita and instead has been retired from racing.

  • Cashel Castle

    Cashel Castle to Journeyman

    Graded stakes winner Cashel Castle will stand at Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for $2,500.

  • Fort Prado Takes Connally Turf for 3rd Straight

    Fort Prado lived up to his 4-5 favoritism in Saturday night's $193,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park by winning his third consecutive stakes and second graded stakes of the year for owners Patricia, Ryan, and David Block.

  • Late-Running Fort Prado Captures Tampa BC

    Graded stakes winner Fort Prado came from far back to tally a two-length victory in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Breeder's Cup on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday.

  • Fort Prado Storms to Fair Grounds BC Win

    Team Block's always-tough Fort Prado ran closer to the pacesetter Onthedeanslist this time around and registered a neck victory over his rival in the $189,800 Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Harrah's Louisiana Downs turf Saturday.

  • Fort Prado Conquers Sea O'Erin BC Mile

    Team Block's Fort Prado overtook Old Deuteronomy mid-stretch and drew off to win the $117,000 Sea o'Erin Breeders' Cup Mile by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Dyna Da Wyna, winning Keeneland's Stravinsky Stakes.

    Dyna Da Wyna Tops Leggio Field

    Team Block's Dyna Da Wyna headlines a solid field of 13, including five stakes/group winners, in Saturday's $100,000 Dr. A. B. Leggio Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. The turf dash for older fillies and mares will be run as the first of four $100,000 stakes on the day's card.

  • Hind Injury Could End Mystery Giver's Career

    Team Block's millionaire Mystery Giver, who finished 10th in Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT), was diagnosed with a non-life threatening injury to his right hind.

  • Mystery Giver, right, runs to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap, Sunday at Fair Grounds.

    Mystery Giver Solves Fair Grounds Turf Again

    Team Block's Mystery Giver continued his mastery over the Fair Grounds' turf, coming from far back to win Sunday's $500,000 Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday, setting a course record while going over the $1 million mark in career earnings.

  • Mystery Giver Completes Fair Grounds 3-Peat

    Mystery Giver gave new meaning to "three-peat" in winning the $125,000 Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap at 1 1/8 mile on the turf for the third consecutive year Saturday.

  • Carey Memorial No Puzzle for Mystery Giver

    Closing widest of all from dead last, favored Mystery Giver and jockey Carlos Marquez Jr. gave Team Block a stirring half-length victory in the $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hawthorne Park turf Saturday.

  • Mystery Giver Leads List of Probables for Carey

    Reigning Illinois Horse of the Year Mystery Giver headlines the list of probables for the 21st running of the Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Hawthorne.

  • No Suspense for Mystery Giver in Repeat

    Team Block's Mystery Giver unleashed a tremendous rally through the stretch to win the $150,000 Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap for the second consecutive year Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Team Block's Ioya Two Retired

    Team Block's Ioya Two, who thrilled Thoroughbred racing fans twice last summer at Arlington Park with courageous victories, has been retired and will leave this week for her upcoming career as a broodmare.