Keyword: Team Valor

  • Omega Code to Race for Team Valor

    Team Valor and Margaux Farm of Midway, Ky., have purchased 75 percent of San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) winner Omega Code for $1.1 million, Team Valor president Barry Irwin said Friday.

  • Silky Sweep to Meadowbrook in Florida

    Stakes winner Silky Sweep has been retired from racing and will enter stud for a syndicate at Barbara LaCroix' Meadowbrook of Ocala Jockey Club

  • Point Prince heads to victory in the Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Team Valor's Point Prince in Appleton Upset

    Team Valor's Point Prince pulled a 29-1 upset in Saturday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT), defeating front-running Krieger by 1 1/4 length in the one-mile grass event.

  • Needed: Honest Effort

    <i>By Barry Irwin</i> -- It is high time the entrepreneurs who have invested billions of dollars in facilities and politicians that can appoint individuals to racing boards make an honest effort to listen to the concerns of those folks who wager on horse racing.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year, Wake At Noon.

    Wake At Noon Named Canada's Horse of Year

    With no Triple Crown winner and no dominant performer in the turf or handicap divisions, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year title was anybody's race, with the honor going to Wake at Noon.

  • Bella Bella Bella Makes Comeback for Bray

    Team Valor's Bella Bella Bella, will make her first start since April Sunday in the $100,000-added Cat's Cradle Handicap for California-bred fillies and mares at 7 1/2 furlongs at Hollywood Park.

  • Frankel's Glia Faces Mott Trio in Mrs. Revere

    Hall of Fame trainers Bobby Frankel and Bill Mott will face off Saturday at Churchill Downs in Saturday's $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf.

  • Frankel's Glia Faces Mott Trio in Mrs. Revere

    Hall of Fame trainers Bobby Frankel and Bill Mott will face off Saturday at Churchill Downs in Saturday's $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf.

  • Plenty to See in Keeneland's Valley View

    Keeneland's feature race Saturday, the $100,000-added Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) has drawn a top-class field of 12 3-year-old fillies, set to run 1 1/16 miles over the turf course.

  • Added Edge Romps in Four-Horse Swynford

    There were only four horses in Sunday's $133,250 Swynford Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine Sunday, but as far as Mark Casse, trainer of the winning Added Edge, is concerned, it didn't matter how many ran.

  • Delta Form in Better Form for Turf Classic

    Gary Barber and Team Valor Stable's Delta Form will arrive at Belmont Park Sept. 22 to run in the Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) on Sept. 29. The weight-for-age Turf Classic, at 1 1/2 miles on the turf will be televised live by NBC (4:30 p.m EDT).

  • Zimbabwe Horse Farms Under Attack

    At a time when the mare Ipi Tombe becomes the first Zimbabwe-bred imported to North America, the horses remaining in her native land face injury and slaughter due to a government land grab.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Tops Virginia Derby Nominations

    Medaglia d'Oro heads a group of 57 early nominees for the fifth running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby, which will be contested at 1 1/4 miles over Colonial Downs' Secretariat Turf Course on July 13.

  • Cashier's Dream Gives Team Valor Derby Week Win in La Troienne

    Wednesday, Team Valor's Steve Asmussen trainee Windward Passage was denied a berth in the Kentucky Derby due to the surprise entry of Bob Baffert-trained Danthebluegrassman. Team Valor and Asmussen turned the tables on Baffert Thursday when their Cashier's Dream outdueled Baffert-trained Shameful to win the La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs.

  • Here and There

    New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund establishes new deadlines regarding stallion applications...Auction and fundraiser to benefit Betsy Wells scheduled for April 28...2002 Class of Hall of Fame inductees to be named April 30.

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  • Bella Bella Bella ooutruns Tamarack Bay in the Santa Ysabel.

    Bella Bella Bella Remains Undefeated After Santa Ysabel Win

    Team Valor's Bella Bella Bella raced wide around both turns, then dueled with Tamarack Bay through the stretch to win Sunday's $105,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) by a neck. Later on the card, Mountain Rage closed from ninth-place to win the $75,000 Hill Rise Stakes on a firm turf course.

  • Bella Bella Bella to be Challenged by Three in Santa Ysabel

    Team Valor's Bella Bella Bella has bent sent off favored in both her career starts and that trend will likely continue in Sunday's $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III). Golden Ballet Stakes winner Bella Bella Bella will face just three rivals -- one per Bella -- in the 1 1/16-mile Santa Ysabel, two maiden winners and the maiden Gaslamp Girl.

  • November Sale Coverage From the Magazine: Predictable Downturn

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale used to be one of the Thoroughbred marketplace's strongest performers. Two years ago, the auction established a world record for gross revenue and sold more horses than ever before. Last year, it offered the largest catalogue in its history, set a new November standard for average price, and erased all existing Keeneland marks for single session gross and the number of horses sold for seven-figure prices. But those days of glory are over now.

  • Team Valor Announces Scholarship Winner

    Team Valor has selected Iona College sophomore Marie Taylor as the recipient of its inaugural Valordictorian Award. The 19-year-old resident of Floral Park, N.Y., will be presented with a $25,000 check by Team Valor president Barry Irwin after the fifth race at Saratoga Friday.

  • Michigan-Bred Juvenile Filly Breaks Course Record in Debutante

    Michigan-bred Cashier's Dream remained undefeated when posting a 3 1/2-length win in Saturday's $110,500 Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. The 2-year-old daughter of Service Stripe led all the way and stopped the timer in 1:02.52 after completing the 5 1/2 furlongs on a fast track under Donnie Meche. The winning time eclipses Leelanau's track record of 1:03.11 established earlier in the meet.

  • Golden Ballet, upon her arrival at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Golden Ballet, upon her arrival at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Team Valor Antes Up For Education

    Team Valor, the racing partnership that will be represented by longshot Dr Greenfield in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, is establishing a scholarship program to benefit children of racetrack backstretch workers.

  • Golden Ballet is led off a van at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Dr Greenfield Turns in Sharp Work for Belmont

    Team Valor's Dr Greenfield, winner of the listed Dee Stakes at Chester in his last start, worked a half-mile out of the gate Saturday morning at trainer Gerard Butler's yard near Lambourn, England. Butler, a former assistant to D. Wayne Lukas and Rodney Rash, said the son of Dr Devious couldn't be doing any better.

  • Team Valor's Dr. Greenfield Heading For Belmont Stakes

    Remember My Memoirs, who finished a fast-closing second to A.P. Indy at 18-1 in the 1992 Belmont Stakes? Well, that English import's owner, Team Valor, will have another one just like him in this year's Belmont Stakes. Dr. Greenfield, who was purchased by Team Valor after breaking his maiden by 7 lengths on the all-weather (dirt) track at Lingfield on Nov. 9, captured Thursday's 1 1/4-mile Dee Stakes at Chester over highly regarded Grandera.

  • Romolo's Fritzi Out for Year with Knee Fracture

    Romolo's Fritzi, who finished a well-beaten second in an Aqueduct allowance race Saturday as a prep for the Wood Memorial, came out of the race with a fracture of the right front knee, co-owner Barry Irwin of Team Valor said Monday.

  • Golden Ballet to Point for Filly Races

    Golden Ballet, who extended her winning streak to five in last Saturday's Santa Anita Oaks, will continue to compete against fillies, Team Valor president Barry Irwin said Wednesday.

  • Santa Anita Race Report: Golden Ballet Passes Another Test

    The pace was hot, and she'd been running hard from the moment the flag fell. Those who stayed close early had paid a painful price. Now, with just a quarter-mile left to run, Golden Ballet was being put to the test. A new challenge, the Seattle Slew filly Flute, had come peeling around the bend, braced to blow right on by. To that point in her career, Golden Ballet had sparkled. She had been flashy, breaking her maiden in a stakes and doing it in record time. She had been coveted, purchased privately by high rollers looking for the next superstar. She had been resilient, roaring back from a summertime illness to completely flatten her competition. And when she finally caught sight of Flute turning for home in the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks, the daughter of Moscow Ballet let everyone know what she's made of.

  • Golden Ballet, winning the Las Virgenes Stakes.

    Golden Ballet May Face Colts After Santa Anita Oaks

    If Golden Ballet is as brilliant in the Mar. 10 Santa Anita Oaks as she's been in her two starts this year, then beware, boys. Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor, who co-owns the daughter of Moscow Ballet, told <i>The Blood-Horse</i> that if Golden Ballet comes out of the Oaks in good shape, there is a good chance she will then take on the colts.

  • Golden Ballet, winning Saturday&#39;s Las Virgenes.

    Golden Ballet Dances to Victory in Las Virgenes

    Golden Ballet continued her dominance of Southern California's 3-year-old filly division Saturday with a 2 1/2-length victory over Two Item Limit in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Ridden by Chris McCarron at high weight of 122 pounds, Golden Ballet ran one mile in 1:36.89 on a fast main track and returned $2.80, $2.60 and $2.10. It was the fourth straight victory for Golden Ballet –- all in stakes races –- and her first win in a grade I event. Jenine Sahadi trains the winner for Team Valor and Heiligbrodt Racing Stables.

  • Golden Ballet Dances to Santa Ynez Victory

    Golden Ballet made a sparkling return with a seven-length victory in the grade II, $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Golden Ballet, racing for the first time since June, ran seven furlongs in 1:22 1/5 and paid $4.20, $3 and $3. Chris McCarron was up at 123 pounds for Team Valor and Heiligbrodt Racing Stables.

  • The Deputy, working out before this year&#39;s Kentucky Derby, has been retired to enter stud next year.

    The Deputy Retired to Stud at Margaux Farm

    The Deputy, winner of this year's Santa Anita Derby sent off as the second choice in the Kentucky Derby, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky. Owned by Steve Johnson, Dr. Ira Mersack, and Rick Trontz, Margaux purchased a half-interest in Irish-bred The Deputy from Team Valor (Barry Irwin, president) and Gary Barber. The Deputy, who came up with a filling in a tendon while being prepared for the Malibu Stakes, will stand for $7,500 live foal.