J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set 2017 stud fees for its expanded 13-stallion roster, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and grade I winner The Big Beast, who will both stand for a fee of $6,000, stands and nurses.
One start after earning his first grade I-placing, Beach Patrol secured his first top-level win, holding off a game Long Island Sound in the stretch to secure a close victory in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Arlington.
Classic-placed Cherry Wine will return to grass racing Saturday, Aug. 13 as one of nine 3-year-olds entered in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse.
The two have been most successful on turf, and if both advance to the Secretariat, they will be making their first grade I attempts on that surface.
There are so many factors that can affect the outcome of a horse sale it is often difficult to predict a probable outcome. But all signs are pointing toward a positive Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds.
Javier Castellano was voted outstanding jockey after he exceeded his own previous single-season earnings record as his mounts in 2015 earned $28,120,767, surpassing his previous mark of $26,219,907 in 2013.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Grade I-winning miler Jack Milton will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm in Kentucky for the 2016 season, where he will stand for a published fee of $6,500.
Top miler Jack Milton, currently the leading U.S. turf earner for his sire War Front, has been retired and will be offered as a stallion prospect at Fasig-Tipton's mixed sale in Lexington on Nov. 1.
Highland Reel went gate-to-wire in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, quickening away brilliantly after setting the pace to win by 5 1/4 lengths.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.
Undefeated Italian Derby winner (Ity-II) Goldstream will make his first start for Australian Bloodstock Aug. 15, when he faces Belmont Derby (gr. IT) victor Force the Pass in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).
Trainer William 'Buff' Bradley has decided to point multiple stakes-winning sophomore turf colt Divisidero to the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Arlington International Racecourse has cut overnight purses by 10% and trimmed the purses of most of its few remaining graded stakes.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome is among 78 nominations for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), the centerpiece of the International Festival of Racing Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will look to make it a double June 6 in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, coming off his first grade I win in the May 9 Man o' War Handicap (gr. IT).
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) twice and finished second four times, has three opportunities to improve on that record in the June 6 renewal of the classic at Belmont Park.
Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake returned from California in winning form to capture the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again, who just missed winning last year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, will try again in his first start of the year in $500,000 turf stakes May 2 at the Kentucky track.
Arlington International Racecourse starts a 77-day live racing season May 1 that includes stakes races on nine consecutive Saturdays throughout July and August during the Arlington International Championship Season.
Gary Barber's Jack Milton went from last to first to claim his first grade I score in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT), tracking down longshot Aripeka in the lane April 10 at Keeneland
The $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) in mid-August anchors Arlington International Racecourse's 2015 stakes schedule of 18 races worth a combined $3.5 million.
Long On Value returned to his winning ways with a closing victory in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park.
Fresh off a victory in the Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) 14 days earlier, Lochte looks to continue his winning ways Feb. 7 in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT).
Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Admiral Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Amen Kitten||Wesley A. Ward||
|Balthazar||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Draw Two||H. Graham Motion||
|First Cornerstone (IRE)||Andrew Oliver||
|Golden Jason||Edward J. Coletti, Sr.||
|Jack Milton||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Rydilluc||Gary C. Contessa||
|Stormy Len||David G. Donk||
|Tattenham||H. Graham Motion||
|Visiyani (FR)||Alain De Royer-Dupre||
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