After recording a five-furlong work from the gate in 1:00.75 at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 21, trainer Mark Casse doesn't see any reason why Classic Empire shouldn't be on track for the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2).
Who he really is a son of A. P. Indy, already one of the great American sires.
John Oxley will turn 80 Jan. 24 but the classic-winning owner feels like he's half that age. And, he's ready to spend that energy on a busy upcoming racing and personal schedule.
San Gabriel, Santa Ynez, Sham, Las Cienegas, Dania Beach, Violet Handicap, Bauhinia Sprint Handicap, Old Hat, Mucho Macho Man, Ginger Brew.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will undergo hip replacement surgery next week, the legendary rider announced Dec. 13, and is unsure when or if he will return to the saddle for yet another comeback.
Trainer Antonio Sano has mapped out a best-case-scenario schedule for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, targeting the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park following a prep race.
Two dominating performances by juveniles happened back-to-back at Delta Downs Nov. 19 as Gunnevera, under jockey Javier Castellano, took the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths.
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
For those who’ve been waiting to see what the first foals sired by recent racing stars Mucho Macho Man, Verrazano, Handsome Mike, and Goldencents look like, they’ll get their first chance Oct. 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.
Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Reckling graduated in his second start, going wire-to-wire to win the first race on the Travers Day card at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 27.
- By Ron Mitchell
The only Mineshaft yearling in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale is among the horses to watch during the Aug. 25 final session of the two-day open sale in Ocala, Fla.
Gunnevera, a son of Dialed In, rallied from last to win the Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14. With Javier Castellano up, the Antonio Sano-trained colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.00.
Maximum Edge shows competitive spirit in first win.
This week we take a closer look at Mohaymen, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) on Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen, who won the Jan. 30 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) to remain undefeated in four starts, came out of the race in good order and is on target for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I).
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen made easy work of five rivals to draw clear in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30, pushing his perfect record to 4-for-4.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its fifth annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-7.
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. read blog
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) featuring Mohaymen, Greenpointcrusader, and Conquest Big E. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) featuring Mohaymen, Greenpointcrusader, and Conquest Big E. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Holy Bull.
Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.
Conquest Stables' Tapit colt Conquest Big E took another step toward his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with an easy half-mile breeze Jan. 24.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Black N Beauty||Henry Dominguez||
|Dialed In||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Gourmet Dinner||Bruce R. Brown||
|Leave of Absence||Philip M. Serpe||
|Major Gain||Louie J. Roussel, III||
|Mucho Macho Man||Katherine Ritvo||
|Printing Press||Edward K. Auwarter||
|Ribo Bobo||Jason Servis||
|Sweet Ducky||Kelly J. Breen||
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