Hard-knocking Dads Caps had been three times the bridesmaid in recent starts, but he broke through at the highest level April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack when stealing the Carter Handicap (gr. I) at odds of 10-1.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Ah Day||King T. Leatherbury||
|Biker Boy||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Driven by Success||Bruce N. Levine||
|Fabulous Strike||Todd M. Beattie||
|Kodiak Kowboy||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Tale of Ekati||Barclay Tagg||
|True Quality||Roy Sedlacek||
|Understatement||Todd A. Pletcher||
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Runner-up in the 2013 Carter Handicap (gr. I) and lightly raced since then, California-based Sahara Sky will get another crack at the seven-furlong sprint April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Dual grade I winner Tale of Ekati was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his juvenile daughter Princesa Gold won the first race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico March 28.
Dual stakes winner Understatement was represented by his first foal when a colt was born in Oregon Feb. 9.
Photographer Chad Harmon, who won the WinStar StableMates Saratoga Challenge, shares photos from his visit to WinStar Farm on December 20, 2013. View Slideshow
Grade I winner Swagger Jack has been retired from racing and will stand at Millennium Farms in Kentucky in 2014 as part of a partnership, farm owner Ro Parra said Nov. 25.
Morning Line, a grade I-winning son of Tiznow, will stand at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky for 2014. The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) runner-up will stand for $10,000.
When the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale kicks off in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., breeding industry professionals will be looking closely to see how offspring of first-crop sires fare.
Freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy was represented by his first starter and winner when 2-year-old filly Bear Facts won a Trial race at Turf Paradise April 19.
Silverton Hill's Swagger Jack rallies to win the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct. The son of Smart Strike gets the trip in 1:21.44.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer threatens to have grade I winners on both coasts April 6 as he ships Sahara Sky to Aqueduct Racetrack for the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I).
Recently-acquired stallions Pure Prize, Kodiak Kowboy, and Street Hero have been added to WinStar Farm's "Breed to Win" promotion.
Major sires More Than Ready and Congrats head a group of five stallions that have been relocated to Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Understatement, a dual stakes-winning son of Distorted Humor and $1,050,000 Keeneland September yearling, has been retired to stallion duty at Oakhurst Thoroughbreds in Newburg, Oregon.
Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and a grade I winner this year, will begin his stallion career for a $20,000 fee at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Vinery has announced their 2013 stud fees for the stallion divisions in Kentucky and New York. All fees are payable when foal stands and nurses.
- By Claire Novak
'The little horse that could,' as Jackson Bend has affectionately come to be known, will start July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course read blog
Defending winner Jackson Bend looks for a repeat July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. As usual, he'll have to tangle with a giant to get the job done.
Jackson Bend, the longest shot in the field, held off a flying even-money choice Caleb's Posse in the final strides to prevail in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 7.
Calibrachoa, one of the favorites for $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been scratched.
Nearly unbeatable at Aqueduct Racetrack, Calibrachoa will attempt to extend his dominance when he takes on a field that includes Caleb's Posse, Shackleford, and Jackson Bend in the $400,000 Carter Handicap April 7.
Caleb's Posse worked March 27 for a run in Aqueduct's Carter Handicap (gr. I) April 7; Scatman goes a half in :49 in first move since running third in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
Grade I winner Jackson Bend is to join what is shaping up as a powerful lineup for the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 7.
Multiple grade I winner Tale of Ekati sired his first three reported foals on the same morning, as two fillies and a colt were born on Feb. 1.
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