Delta Prince will be tested for class against Our Way and All Included in a grassy mile in the Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trying to follow in the footsteps of his half sister Royal Delta.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Southeast Region, West Region
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have nine stakes at Gulfstream Park, Unique Bella at Santa Anita Park, El Areeb at Aqueduct Racetrack, and more.
Grade 1-winning filly Pretty City Dancer will take on the grade 2-winning Miss Sky Warrior in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4.
Barbara Fritchie, Royal Delta, Buena Vista, General George, Bayakoa, Razorback, Southwest, and more.
The late champion Royal Delta was honored twice on the Gulfstream Park card Feb. 18. First with her namesake grade 2 stakes and then again in the last race, when her half brother Delta Prince stormed to victory on the grass.
When Delta Prince tried the turf in his third start, the results were spectacular.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta passed away at age nine earlier this week due to complications from foaling a filly by Galileo at Coolmore Ireland.
Delta Prince, a 3-year-old maiden and half brother to three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta and grade I winner Crown Queen, made his third start a winning one in Gulfstream Park's eighth race Dec. 26 for trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
Cathryn Sophia continued her rise as one of the key contenders on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a flawless performance Feb. 27 in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
The $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes is a modest event on the Aqueduct Racetrack schedule, but this year two graded winners look to return to winning ways in the six-furlong test.
Khozan, a son of Distorted Humor out of grade I producer and graded stakes winner Delta Princess, will stand the 2016 season at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. A fee will be announced in the future.
Willis Horton, who earlier sold Take Charge Brandi for $6 million, bought a War Front filly for $2 million to close out the second Keeneland November breeding stock sale session.
Empire Maker has returned to what appears somewhat of a transitional time in the U.S. stallion colony.
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker. View Slideshow
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.
Groupie Doll's first foal is home at Timber Town Stable in Lexington, Kentucky. view slideshow
On a beautiful sunny day in Central Kentucky, Cathy Sweezey and Mandy Pope drove to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and brought home Groupie Doll's first foal. Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://cs.bloodhorse read
Champion Groupie Doll delivered her first foal on March 5, about a week before her original March 11 due date. The colt was rushed immediately to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
The decision to replace the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan with dirt has had an impact on the 2015 World Cup races, not least in the regeneration of interest among American trainers.
Six horses were reportedly killed during a Feb. 25 early-morning fire that consumed two barns at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway, Ky.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, a three-time winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will send out the duo of Eskenformoney and Enchantress Feb. 21 in the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.
Photos from Santa Anita Park, Delta Downs, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Aqueduct and more! view slideshow
Trainer Todd Pletcher won three graded stakes races with older horses Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, but he also has a wealth of talented 3-year-olds in South Florida.
See photos from Anne's recent visit with Thunder Gulch at Ashford Stud, as well as Groupie Doll and Plum Pretty at Timber Town Stable. read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Awesome Maria||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Canadian Mistress||Lisa Guerrero||
|Captivating Lass||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Disposablepleasure||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Frolic's Revenge||Milton W. Wolfson||
|Ghostly Darkness||Eric R. Reed||
|Grace Hall||William I. Mott||
|Groupie Doll||William B. Bradley||
|Nuffsaid Nuffsaid||Michelle Nevin||
|Royal Delta||William I. Mott||
|Salad Girl||Edward Plesa, Jr.||
|Taker Home||Barbara A. Pirie||
|The Cat's All That||Chuck Peery||
|Yara||Juan Carlos Guerrero||
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