Keyword: Unbridled

  • Day 14 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continues to show increases.

    Keeneland Sale Finishing With a Kick

    Led by the $122,000 given for a half-sister to grade II winner Dream Rush, the Sept. 24 session of the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale again produced lofty percentage increases over the corresponding 2006 session.

  • La Traviata

    La Traviata, Essence of Speed

    If speed is the essence of a good racehorse, then there is little question that La Traviata is a good one. Undefeated in her three lifetime starts, the filly has demolished her hapless opponents by a combined 27 1/2 lengths and this after stumbling at the start of her last race, the Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III). One wonders what she might do with a completely clean trip. La Traviata comes by speed honestly with one major source courtesy of her sire, Johannesburg. Both Johannesburg's grandsire Storm Cat and his sire Hennessy have done quite well with mares returning Mr. Prospector.

  • Tacit Agreement Bought for Melbourne Cup

    American distance specialist Tacit Agreement, a winner of three straight stakes races at Calder in his last three starts by more than 31 combined lengths, has been purchased privately and will ship to Australia to prepare for the 2007 US$4.2 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) on Nov. 6.

  • Derby trainer Doug O'Neill with Great Hunter.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D14779%26sequencenum%3D0%26provider_id%3D368%26process%3Dgallery%26page%3Dthumbnails">Derby Works Photos</a>

    O'Neill Basking in First Derby Experience

    Although trainer Doug O'Neill has played a significant role in some of racing's biggest days, on May 5 he will experience saddling a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender for the first time. After the defection of his trainee Cobalt Blue, O'Neill will be saddling two horses in the Derby, Great Hunter and Liquidity

  • Street Sense, completed his Derby preparations Tuesday morning.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D14779%26sequencenum%3D0%26provider_id%3D368%26process%3Dgallery%26page%3Dthumbnails">Derby Works Photos</a>

    Street Sense Completes Derby Preparations

    Jim Tafel's Street Sense completed his final preparations for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, May 1.

  • Symphony Sid wins the Carleton F. Burke Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Symphony Sid Orchestrates Burke Surprise

    Symphony Sid turned Saturday's 38th running of Oak Tree's Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr.IIIT) into a laugher on the Santa Anita Park grass, bringing an eight-race losing streak to an end in stakes-record time.

  • Tacit Agreement Wins 'Extreme' Umphrey Marathon

    Live Oak Plantation's Tacit Agreement won the $250,000 Bob Umphrey Marathon at two miles Saturday at Calder, the stakes highlight of "Extreme Day." The race was originally carded for turf but rained off to the main track.

  • Harlington(4) and John Velazquez hold off It's No Joke (1) to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Harlington's Talent Apparent in Gulfstream 'Cap Win

    The first graded stakes win for Melnyk Racing Stable's $2.8 million colt Harlington was a long time in coming, but the 4-year-old got the job done while fully extended for John Velazquez to win the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) over a strong field.

  • Harlington Makes Return in Gulf Allowance

    Big things have been expected of Melnyk Racing Stable's 4-year-old Harlington, a $2.8 million Keeneland yearling who's likely to be favored in Wednesday's 'three other than' allowance feature at Gulfstream Park.

  • Spanish Steps' First Foal Arrives

    Spanish Steps, a full brother to Unbridled's Song (Unbridled--Trolley Song, by Caro) was represented by his first foal Jan. 2 when Ribot's Flair delivered a bay colt in Florida.

  • Perfect Gift Arrives On Time in Truly Bound

    The combination of trainer Neil Howard and jockey Robby Albarado reunited in the winner's circle with Private Gift in the $75,000 Truly Bound Breeders' Cup Handicap, the Christmas Eve feature of the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • Saarland Moving to Darby Dan Farm

    A part interest in grade II winner Saarland, a son of Unbridled out of multiple grade I millionaire Versailles Treaty, has been sold to a syndicate and the sophomore sire will relocate to Darby Dan Farm to stand beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • Smuggler impresses in CCA Oaks win.

    Smuggler Takes Off With Coaching Club Oaks

    Phipps Stable's favored Smuggler swept past her rivals Spun Sugar and Summerly to register an impressive victory in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Eddington Gets Pace He Needs In Pimlico Special

    There was plenty of speed for Eddington to run at this time. The son of Unbridled bided his time behind the pace and blew by down the stretch to win the $500,000 Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I) Friday by 5 1/4 lengths.

  • Hot Combo Wins Pan Am With Navesink River

    Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez teamed for their third straight stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Char-Mari Stable's Navesink River prevailed in the $150,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. II) on the grass.

  • O'Neill's 'Appointment Wins Sensational Star

    Santa Anita's leading trainer Doug O'Neill won his seventh stakes of the meeting Sunday when Grand Appointment took the $137,875 Sensational Star Handicap for older horses bred in California.

  • Harlington, Son of Serena's Song, Wins Debut

    Harlington won his debut at Aqueduct on Sunday, becoming the fifth winner from as many foals out of champion mare Serena's Song to become a winner. Each of Harlington's older siblings won in excess of $100,000 including group I winner Sophisticat.

  • Bid spotter works the crowd at Keeneland sale.

    Well-Bred Fillies in Demand at Keeneland Sale

    A 2-year-old daughter of Storm Cat and a 3-year-old Unbridled filly were both bought by Arch Bloodstock to top Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The session average was up 36.7% and the median rose 50% over the comparable day one year ago.

  • Eddington Takes Turf Debut in Calder Derby

    Making his first start on grass, former Triple Crown contender Eddington squeezed between horses in the stretch to nip the determined pacesetter Bob's Proud Movement by a head for victory in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) in Florida.

  • Mustanfar takes the Sycamore BC in style.

    Mustanfar Dazzles Sycamore BC Turf Foes

    With an eye-catching move in mid-stretch, 3-year-old Mustanfar defeated older horses for the first time in his career, capturing the $150,000-added Sycamore Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) in fine style Saturday on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Derby Hopeful Tapit Has Classic Pedigree

    Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Tapit is by a horse that ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and out of a mare by a horse that won the Kentucky Derby.

  • Malabar Gold's first foal.

    Malabar Gold's First Foal

    The first foal for Malabar Gold arrived Jan. 27 at Phil T. Owens' Houstondale Farm near Lexington. The chestnut colt, bred by Owens, is out of Time to Renew, a 14-year-old daughter of Time for a Change.

  • Halfbridled, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Halfbridled to be Nominated to Triple Crown

    Undefeated Hallbridled, who Jan. 26 will most likely be named champion juvenile filly for 2003, will be nominated to the VISA Triple Crown, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville <i>Courier-Journal</i>.

  • New Retirement Foundation Next for Stalwart Member

    Stalwart Member, a two-time New York-bred winner of the Sports Page Handicap (gr. II) and earner of $783,807, will be retired to the Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, where he will be the founding member of the new retirement organization.

  • 2004 Kentucky Derby contender Birdstone won the Champagne Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Zito Loaded For Bear

    This is the first in a series of early looks at next year's 3-year-olds and where they might stack up on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail. Right now, it is Nick Zito, Richard Mandella, and Todd Pletcher who have the numbers.

  • Mixed Emotions

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is a day for celebration. But this year it also left pedigree lovers feeling a twinge of sadness. Of the nine winners on the day, four are by sires now deceased.

  • Empire Maker, spoiled Funny Cide&#39;s Triple Crown with this Belmont victory.

    Empire Maker Retired to Juddmonte: Fee $100,000

    Empire Maker, whose Belmont Stakes (gr. I) win ended the Triple Crown threat of Funny Cide, has been retired from racing and will stand for a fee of $100,000 live foal at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.

  • Unloosened to B & B in Illinois

    Graded stakes-placed Unloosened will stand the 2004 breeding season at Leroy Bormet's B & B Farm near Monee, Ill.

  • Halfbridled, ridden by Julie Krone, leads the field en route to winning the Oak Leaf Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Halfbridled Impresses Again in Oak Leaf

    Wertheimer Farm's unbeaten Halfbridled, the likely favorite for next month's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), showed her versatility in winning Sunday's $250,000 Oak Leaf States (gr. II) for jockey Julie Krone at Santa Anita.

  • Danzig colt, topped Monday&#39;s Keeneland sale session.

    Keeneland Sale: Speed from the Gate

    Keeneland's September yearling sale broke out of the starting gate running hard. Nearly every key business figure sprinted ahead of last year's pace on Sept. 8 during the first of the auction's two select sessions.

  • Danzig colt, sold for $3.6 million.

    Keeneland Sale Opens With Gains in Every Major Category

    Boosted by competitive bidding from leading international buyers, the Keeneland September yearling sale began on a strong note Monday at the company's sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The average price was up 41.1%, the median rose 32.4%, and the RNA rate was 29.7%.

  • Halfbridled, with Julie Krone aboard,  wins the Grade I Del Mar Debutante.

    Halfbridled Turns in Smashing Debutante Win

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled showed why she's likely to be heard from later this year when she recorded a scintillating five-length victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.