Keyword: Thunder Gulch

  • American Pharoah arrived at Coolmore's Ashford Stud Nov. 2.

    American Pharoah Retires to Ashford

    American Pharoah will be the first Triple Crown winner to stand at stud since Affirmed was retired in 1979, and the first available to breeders since Affirmed died in 2001. A stud fee announcement is expected soon.

  • Lovely Maria

    Pedigree Analysis: Lovely Maria

    Lovely Maria does have some of that old-fashioned classic stamina on her dam's side, as she's out of Thundercup, an unraced daughter of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch.

  • Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thunder Gulch's 1995 Kentucky Derby win, see where each horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Slideshow: Thunder Gulch

    As a companion to the feature in the February 21, 2015 issue of The Blood-Horse, 'The Thunder Rolled,' we present a visual look at Thunder Gulch's 1995 championship season.

  • Slideshow: Gary Stevens

    A celebration of the career of Gary Stevens on the occasion of his 5,000th North American victory.

  • Catching up with Thunder Gulch

    See photos from Anne's recent visit with Thunder Gulch at Ashford Stud, as well as Groupie Doll and Plum Pretty at Timber Town Stable.

  • Ashford Announces 2014 Stud Fees

    Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., has announced its 2014 stud fees, led by Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Maria's Storm, by Rahy), who will stand for $85,000, the same fee as last year.

  • Summer Bird is the most recent Belmont Stakes winner sired by a Belmont stakes winner.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2555098366&k=qrwnzXR">Order This Photo</a>

    Sires Who Showed Stamina Deliver in Belmont

    Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.

  • Pleasant Colony winning the Kentucky Derby.

    Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

    by Anne Peters<br />Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.

  • Spy in the Sky leaps to the win in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2002392444&amp;k=2NBbvZG&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Spy in the Sky Sails in A.P. Smithwick

    Randleston Farm's Spy in the Sky overcame his 25-1 odds as the longest shot in a 10-horse field and held on to win the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Handicap (NSA-I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Monzon&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%3D9352610%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Monzon Works for Belmont at Sagamore

    Monzon, who finished sixth in the May 14 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and is being pointed for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:16 May 31, according to Daily Racing Form.

  • Adirondack Summer wins the 2011 Dania Beach 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%3D9372831%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Adirondack Summer Shows Grit in Dania Beach

    Adirondack Summer, responding to left-handed urging from jockey Alan Garcia, got up at the wire to win the roughly run $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes by a nose over Brilliant Speed on the turf at Gulfstream Park Jan. 16.

  • J. B.&#39;s Thunder goes all the way on the lead in the Dixiana Breeders&#39; Futurity. &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%3D9226145%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    J. B.'s Thunder Rolls in Breeders' Futurity

    J. B.'s Thunder earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with a front-running romp in the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 9.

  • Flying Private worked a quick four furlongs April 27 at Churchill Downs. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2F81492%2Fphoto%2F8045145%2F%3Fo%3D4&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Flying Private Works; Lukas Comfortable

    D. Wayne Lukas, the dean of Kentucky Derby trainers with four winners from 42 previous starters, expressed confidence in Flying Private following the colt's four-furlong work in :47 2/5 April 27.

  • Henrythenavigator will stand for a fee of $65,000 in 2009.

    Ashford Announces 2009 Stud Fees

    The 2009 stud fees for Ashford Stud stallions were announced Nov. 7, including the fees for their newest additions, Henrythenavigator and Majestic Warrior. There was a decline in fees for many of the stallions at Ashford, a division of Coolmore located near Versailles, Ky.

  • Hip 1987; colt; Macho Uno - Bag Lady Jane by Devil&#39;s Bag, was the top seller on Day 6 with a final bid of $400,000.

    Sale Trend Continues; Macho Uno Tops

    A Macho Uno colt brought $400,000 to top the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a session that saw the trend of decreases in the major sale indices continue.

  • Circular Quay

    Circular Quay to Stand at Journeyman

    Grade I winner Circular Quay, a 4-year-old son of leading sire Thunder Gulch, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2009 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Giant&#39;s Causeway

    Giant's Causeway to Shuttle to Argentina

    Giant's Causeway, who ranks third on this year's general sires list, will stand the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at La Mission stallion station near Buenos Aires.

  • Colonel John

    Tiz 2008 the Year for Colonel John?

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES by Alan Porter Following the Breeders' Cup World Championships each year, a major focus for race fans is the game of "spot the classic candidate," with bragging rights for the earliest identification of a future star. Colonel John was added to several lists when the youngster scored an impressive victory in a seven-furlong maiden at the Oak Tree-at-Santa Anita meet, and in all probability he has now moved several places up those lists following a decisive win in the Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood Park, an effort which may have earned him a tilt at the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I).

  • The 10th session of the 2007 Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw declines.

    Keeneland Sale Hits Bump on Day 10

    The runaway train that had been the 2007 Keeneland November breeding stock sale hit a slight speed bump during its 10th session Nov. 14, with gross, average, and median all falling off slightly while the number of horses sold were up compared to figures from last year.

  • Ashford Stud

    Ashford Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Ashford Stud, a division of Coolmore located near Versailles, Ky., released its 2008 stud fees Nov. 1. The list includes Fusaichi Pegasus seeing another significant drop, Van Nistelrooy a sizeable jump, and a fee announced for new stallion Scat Daddy.

  • Seductively Overpowering Whimsical Winner

    Kinghaven Farms homebred Seductively kicked off her 4-year-old campaign in style, winning Sunday's US$154,616 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine by 2 1/4 lengths.

  • Balance storms down the stretch to win the Santa Margarita 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%3D866628%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Steady Balance Overcomes Obstacles in 'Margarita

    Balance, the nation's leading 3-year-old filly last year before going off kilter, continued her ascent toward the top of the older female division on Saturday while overcoming obstacles to win Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Circular Quay wins Louisiana Derby with five-wide move on far turn.&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%3D866216%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Circular Quay Takes Orbit in Louisi

    Favored Circular Quay, able to avoid the traffic issues he encountered in the Risen Star (gr. III) one month ago, circled the field five wide coming off the far turn under John Velazquez and rallied impressively to win the $594,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Saturday.

  • Balance and Victor Espinoza (left) hit the head of the stretch on the way to the win in the La Canada Stakes.

    Balance Beaming Again in Crisp La Canada Win

    John Amerman's Balance, a two-time grade I winner last year, resembled her old self while winning the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths over Bai and Bai Sunday at Santa Anita.

  • Washington Yearling Sale Suffers Declines

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1369240&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Thunder Gulch</a> colt sold for $75,000 Tuesday to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders summer yearling sale at Emerald Downs.

  • Circular Quay Takes Rail to Bashford Manor Win

    Unbeaten Circular Quay, the fifth winner of the day ridden by jockey Rafael Bejarano, shot through a narrow gap along the rail in deep stretch and drew off to a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday's $166,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.