Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
The defending Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner readied Oct. 19 for his attempt to stretch out in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Nov. 4.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at the key contenders for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Nothing could stop Green Lantern Stables' A. P. Indian as he blazed toward the Keeneland finish line Oct. 7 in the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II).
Sought After gelding is still fast, but has learned to relax during workouts.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Charlton Baker was still smiling Oct. 2, a day after Joking punched his ticket to next month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his win in the Vosburgh (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
After finishing fourth in her grade I debut in the Del Mar Debutante, Noted and Quoted found success in her second try at the top level with a half-length victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Green Lantern Stables' homebred A. P. Indian will be sent after his fourth graded stakes sprint win on the NYRA circuit in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Buyers with unfilled orders continued to shop the Keeneland September yearling sale during the Sept. 24 penultimate session as numbers for the marathon auction are nearly identical to 2015.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
The $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) didn't look like a top race with an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on the line Aug. 27 at Del Mar.
Tragedy was compounded with more tragedy July 18 in the state of Washington.
The Factor was represented by his first winner July 9 when Senora Acero drove to a two-length triumph in the sixth race at Ellis Park.
The penultimate under tack session June 9 for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale once again resulted in a handful of juveniles sharing the day’s fastest times for both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile breezes.
A Fastnet Rock half brother to Australian champion Whobegotyou brought the overall highest price at the record-breaking Magic Millions National weanling sale May 29-30 on the Gold Coast.
Topped by a Medaglia d’Oro colt sold for $600,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got off to a rocky start May 23 in Timonium, Md., with major downturns in every key statistical category from the 2015 first session.
With steady rain falling, the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale began May 17, with two juveniles sharing the top eighth of a mile workout time of :10 and four equaling the best quarter-mile time of :21 3/5.
As young sires go, about the only question left for Uncle Mo to answer is his ability to get a classic horse, and he'll begin that effort for the first time this year.
I Shod the Sheriff wins first time out gate to wire.
Three juveniles shared the eighth of a mile fastest time of :09 4/5 during the April 15 fifth set of under tack workouts for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training sale.
Judging by how they looked at Gulfstream and Ocala, the seven by Hansen left little doubt that he will help establish Tapit as an emerging sire-of-sires.
A son of first-crop sire The Factor, who previewed with a furlong work in :09 4/5, brought $460,000 to top the Barretts select 2-year-old sale at Del Mar March 30.
Following is a list of horses to watch during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training that begins March 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aikenite||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Big Drama||David Fawkes||
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Force Freeze||Jerenesto Torrez||
|Giant Ryan||Bisnath Parboo||
|Hamazing Destiny||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Jackson Bend||Stanley I. Gold||
|The Factor||Bob Baffert||
|Trappe Shot||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
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