Keyword: Team Valor

  • Unbridled Belle Takes Obeah

    Team Valor Stable's Unbridled Belle successfully opened her 2008 campaign with a convincing victory in the $150,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park June 14.

  • Unbridled Belle won the Grade 1 Beldame last September.

    Unbridled Belle Begins Campaign in Obeah

    Last year, Unbridled Belle was coming off a nine-month layoff when she began her 4-year-old campaign and finished second in the Obeah Stakes (gr. III). The connections for the Broken Vow mare, off since finishing fifth in the Oct. 27 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), have chosen the same starting point again in 2008, as she will make her 5-year-old debut in the June 14 Obeah at Delaware Park.

  • Fairbanks will carry high-weight in the Bill Hartack Memorial Handicap.<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%3D949150%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fairbanks Favored in Bill Hartack 'Cap

    Team Valor International's Fairbanks has not won in more than a year, but is still the horse to beat April 19 when he takes on four geldings in the inaugural $200,000 Bill Hartack Memorial Handicap (gr. III) at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Visionaire will run next in the Gotham Stakes.

    Visionaire Headed for Gotham Stakes

    Visionaire, third to Pyro in the Risen Star Stakes (gr.III) at the Fair Grounds Feb. 9, will run next in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 8, majority owner Barry Irwin said Feb. 28.

  • Kellyn Gorder

    The Making of a Trainer

    Kellyn Goder is a skilled horseman, one of the few trainers who actually deserve that distinction. He is not famous, but that is about to change. Gorder is on the verge of a breakthrough.

  • Video: Interview with Barry Irwin

    Team Valor syndicate founder/owner Barry Irwin discusses his Breeders' Cup Distaff contender Unbridled Belle and his methods for purchasing horses with BloodHorseNOW.com reporter Lenny Shulman.

  • Unbridled Belle

    Breeders' Cup Focus: Unbridled Belle

    Unbridled Belle has lived in the shadow of her more illustrious stablemates for most of her career. But when Todd Pletcher trainees Rags to Riches, Indian Vale, Panty Raid, and Octave stepped out of the spotlight, the grade I-winning Broken Vow filly got her chance to shine.

  • Gallant Bloom winner Jazzy would have to be supplemented to enter the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Dirt Sprint.

    BC Bid by Jazzy May Hinge on La Traviata

    Discussions are under way on whether to supplement Gallant Bloom Stakes (gr. II) winner Jazzy to the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Dirt Sprint.

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    Commentary: Howdy, Partner

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - What was the most interesting thing about the $2.2 million sale topper of the annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale was not the breeder, consignor, or sire of the colt, but the buyer and underbidder.

  • Tasha&#39;s Miracle and David Flores hit the head of the stretch on a winning run in the Sorrento Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1948974%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sorrento Win Looks Routine for Tasha's Miracle

    Team Valor, which privately purchased a 50% interest in Tasha's Miracle after the 2-year-old filly's smart maiden score at Hollywood Park, got an immediate return on its investment when the daughter of Harlan's Holiday overwhelmed the field in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Tiago will try to capture the Swaps this Saturday at Hollywood.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D979467%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tiago Looking to Earn Return Ticket Back East

    Yes, there are 3-year-olds west of the Mississippi this year. Which one, or ones, will earn the right to take on the big guns back east will be decided in Saturday's $350,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II), where Tiago will make his first start in California since winning the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Irwin Buys Siegel's Team Valor Share

    Barry Irwin has purchased Jeff Siegel's interest in Team Valor and will operate the stable as its sole owner, the Versailles-based company announced July 3.

  • Fairbanks, with Richard Migliore up, wins the Tokyo City Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D949150%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Fairbanks Ices Foes in Tokyo City Handicap

    Able to avoid the stumbling start that cost him any chance in his most recent race, Team Valor's Fairbanks easily toppled his five opponents with a smooth, gate-to-wire triumph by 6 3/4 lengths in Saturday's $107,200 Tokyo City Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • King of the Roxy won the Futurity at Belmont.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3DS279373%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D565568%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Team Valor Purchase Lands in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    A few minutes after King of the Roxy broke his maiden in his second start July 2 at Hollywood Park, Barry Irwin was on the phone speaking with his Team Valor partner, Jeff Siegel. Now they have a contender for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Singer Toby Keith Joins the Race for Education

    Country music superstar Toby Keith has joined the Race for Education by nominating two of his race horses to the organization's Race Horse Nomination Program. By nominating TK's Whiskey Girl and an unnamed filly by Behrens, Keith agreed to donate a percentage of their future earnings to the national nonprofit.

  • Becrux posted a narrow victory over Rebel Rebel in the Woodbine Mile.

    Sub P-Val Drives Becrux to Woodbine Mile Win

    Riding for the first time since July 16 because of a back injury, the subbing Patrick Valenzuela drove the 8-1 shot Becrux to a neck victory over Rebel Rebel in the $896,460(US) Bell Woodbine Mile (Can-I) on the E.P. Taylor turf course Sunday.

  • Added Edge to Special K Farm in Iowa

    Added Edge, voted champion 2-year-old colt in Canada during his undefeated 2002 season in which his four wins included the grade III Nashua Stakes in New York, will enter stud next spring in Iowa at Special K Stables near Runnells.

  • My Memoirs, Second to A.P. Indy in the Belmont, Dead

    My Memoirs, an English-bred who finished second to A.P. Indy in the 1992 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in his first U.S. start, died June 24 at George and Susan Wafer's Wafer Thoroughbred Ranch near Elizabeth, Colo.

  • Tiger Hunt to Stud in South Africa

    Stakes winner and grade II-placed Tiger Hunt will enter stud during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Brendon and Candice Norman's Connington in the Mooi River valley in South Africa.

  • Irridescence Sparkles in Tight QE II Cup Win

    Team Valor's South African champion Irridescence took the lead at the start and had enough left in the tank to hold off a determined Ouija Board in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) over 10 furlongs at Sha Tin on Sunday.

  • Irridescence Recovered From Dubai Paddock Accident

    Team Valor's Irridescence, who was withdrawn from the recent Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) after a paddock accident at Nad al Sheba March 25, has recovered from the incident and will make her next start on April 23 in Hong Kong.

  • Team Valor's Irridescence Headed for Duty Free After Win

    Team Valor's 4-year-old Irridescence, a champion filly in South Africa last season, beat double group-winning French filly Satwa Queen by 1 1/4 lengths Friday evening at Nad al Sheba in the listed Balanchine Stakes.

  • English Champion Sweet Stream Retired

    Sweet Stream, an English champion and French group I winner, has been retired from racing because of a bone fracture in a hind foot.

  • Sweet Stream Out of Melbourne Cup, Irwin Says

    French-based Sweet Stream has been withdrawn from consideration for the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) Nov. 1 at Flemington, Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor, announced Thursday.

  • Added Edge won the Razorback in his final career start.

    Canadian Champ Added Edge Retired

    Team Valor and Robert Wilson's multiple grade III winner Added Edge, who went unbeaten in four starts when voted champion 2-year-old colt in Canada, has been retired from racing. Stud plans have not been determined.

  • Sweet Stream Gets Rider for Melbourne Cup

    Sweet Stream, the French-based mare who booked passage to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) with a convincing victory last week in the Park Hill Stakes (Eng-II) in England, will be ridden Nov. 1 at Flemington by veteran jockey Greg Childs.

  • Fallon Takes 2005 Gulfstream Debut

    Kieren Fallon, the six-time English riding champion, made a splash in his 2005 debut at Gulfstream Park Thursday, riding Cartoonist to victory in the ninth race.

  • UAE Derby winner Lundy&#39;s Liability was one half of trainer Michael de Kock&#39;s Dubai Double at last year&#39;s Carnival.

    Trainer de Kock Primed for Dubai Success

    South Africa trainer Mike de Kock is assembling a very powerful team for the 2005 Dubai International Racing Carnival as he bids to repeat his success of last year. At that inaugural Carnival, de Kock's horses won nine times and about £1.9 million in the process, as well as a $50,000 bonus for the trainer as leading Carnival handler.

  • Ipi Tombe, brought top price at Tuesday&#39;s session of Tattersalls&#39; December sale.

    Ipi Tombe Tops Tattersalls Second Session

    It may have lacked a seven-figure lot, but Tuesday's second breeding stock session of the Tattersalls December Sale at Newmarket, England saw a fantastic trade resulting in figures that just fell short of the same day 12 months ago.

  • Added Edge Nips 'Coach' in Schaefer Mile

    Team Valor Stables and Robert J. Wilson's Added Edge won the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Mile Saturday night by the slimmest of margins over Coach Jimi Lee.

  • Grade I Winner Crimson Palace Retired

    Crimson Palace, winner of the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) in August at Arlington Park for Godolphin, has been retired from racing. She was scheduled to contest the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park.

  • Team Valor Parts Ways With Ralph Nicks

    Team Valor has ended its employment contract with Ralph Nicks, who took over training for the Kentucky-based stable of syndicated runners in January.