Keyword: Team Valor International

  • Va Bank

    Team Valor Acquires Half in Unbeaten Va Bank

    Team Valor International has acquired a 50% interest in Poland-based Va Bank, a 4-year-old son of Archipenko, who is unbeaten in 12 career starts after winning the Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe (Ger-III) Aug. 27 at Baden-Baden in Germany.

  • Blossom d'Orange wins Produccion Nacional at Maronas in Uruguay to become 1,000th winner for Barry Irwin's Team Valor International

    Team Valor Reaches 1,000th-Win Milestone

    Team Valor International reached a major milestone July 30 when Blossom d'Orange provided the 1,000th win for a partnership formed by Barry Irwin, scoring by five lengths in the Produccion Nacional (Uru-III) at Maronas in Uruguay.

  • Euro Charline

    Euro Charline Retired, to Sell in December

    Euro Charline, the first 3-year-old to capture the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) for fillies and mares in 2014 at Arlington, has been retired from racing and will be entered in the Tattersalls December sale, owner Team Valor International said July 6.

  • Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

    Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June.

  • Kasseopia Seeks Better Start in Spiral

    In light of a slow start that left him with plenty to do to close into a soft pace, Team Valor International and Gary Barber's Kasseopia put in an impressive run to get third in the Feb. 13 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

  • Kasseopia finished second in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine in October.

    Motion, Team Valor Collaborate With Kasseopia

    Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia.

  • Mexikoma fights off Mr. Jordan to win the Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-cGDqrWk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mexikoma Takes Sunshine Millions Classic

    Team Valor International's Mexikoma, fifth in the Harlan's Holiday Stakes in his previous start in December, reeled in a determined Mr. Jordan in deep stretch to win the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Flavien Prat

    Healthy Prat Returns to Winner's Circle

    Sidelined after sustaining multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung during a spill at Los Alamitos Race Course Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat registered his first win on the comeback trail Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Speechify won the 2014 Mr. Prospector Stakes.

    Mr. Prospector Winners Back for More

    Neither has crossed the wire in front since notching their respective first graded stakes victories in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) a year apart, but Speechify and Singanothersong hope to end that streak Dec. 19.

  • Chris Wittstruck receives the Stan Bergstein Writing Award from Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, left, and media director Jeff Lowe.

    Wittstruck Recipient of Bergstein Award

    Chris Wittstruck, a columnist for the United States Trotting Association website, was presented with Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award the evening of Nov. 12 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.

  • Euro Charline and Stephanie's Kitten finished 1-2 in the 2014 Beverly D. Stakes.

    Euro Charline, Stephanie's Kitten Rematch

    Team Valor International's Euro Charline and Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten will hook up yet again in the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Three Hearts will break from the rail in the Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Three Hearts, Diversy Harbor Meet Again

    Graded stakes winners Three Hearts and Diversy Harbor provide the most class in a field of nine older fillies and mares set for the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Three Hearts streaks to the win in the Red Carpet Handicap.

    Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

    Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

    Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Euro Charline comes home strong to take the Beverly D. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BJWhx3g">Order This Photo</a>

    Euro Charline Charges to Beverly D. Triumph

    Euro Charline, a stakes winner at Ascot three weeks ago, soared through the stretch under a well-timed ride by Ryan Moore to upset the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) in her U.S. debut Aug. 16 on turf at Arlington

  • Mexikoma<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2871567258&k=HbbWR6r">Order This Photo</a>

    Mexikoma Off Derby Trail, Aimed at Belmont

    Team Valor International announced March 20 that 3-year-old colt Mexikoma is no longer being aimed at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and is now pointed toward the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Paulick Presented With Bergstein Award

    Ray Paulick, publisher of The Paulick Report, was presented with this year's Stan Bergstein Writing Award by Team Valor International Dec. 11 during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Mexikoma at the Breeders' Cup.
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    Mexikoma Heads to Florida to Prepare for 2014

    Team Valor International said its recent private purchase Mexikoma, who rallied well to finish a close-up sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2, is headed to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old season.

  • Indian Charlie Filly Brings $600,000

    A filly from the last crop of Indian Charlie was sold for $600,000 to become the first horse over the half-million-dollar mark during the early portion of the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Infinite Magic gets through on the inside to win the American Derby.

    Infinite Magic Pulls Out Tight American Derby

    Infinite Magic, overlooked at 12-1 odds, prevailed by head over Admiral Kitten and Stormy Len to register his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) July 13 over the Arlington Park turf.

  • Animal Kingdom
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    Animal Kingdom Bids for Unprecedented Triple

    United States-based star Animal Kingdom appears poised to solidify his place among racing's all-time greats June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on opening day at Royal Ascot.

  • Animal Kingdom in the Dubai World Cup.
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    Animal Kingdom in Final Queen Anne Workout

    In what is expected to be the last workout of his career, Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs in 1:03 with his dedicated workmate over the uphill Polytrack surface near David Lanigan's yard in Lambourn, England on June 12.

  • Cerro outfights Dynamic Strike to win the Canonero II Stakes.

    Cerro Gets Key Win for Mettee, Team Valor

    Odds-on favorite Cerro (IRE) gave trainer Rick Mettee his first win as the conditioner for Team Valor International when he was all out to land the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes June 1 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Frankie Dettori

    Dettori on First Cornerstone in French Derby

    Jockey Frankie Dettori, cleared by France Galop to resume his career, has been named to ride Team Valor International's group II winner First Cornerstone in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Fr-I) at Chantilly June 2.

  • Cerro hopes to use the Lexington as a springboard to the Preakness Stakes.

    Pure Fun, Cerro Head Coolmore Lexington

    The April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) offers 20 points and a potential place in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starting gate, but not all contenders in the last-minute prep will aim for the first Saturday in May.

  • Howe Great Wins at Keeneland; Turallure 6th

    Howe Great, the 2012 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) victor whose last win came in the July 21 Jersey Derby at Monmouth, took a strong Keeneland allowance race April 6 in which 2011 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure ran sixth.