Juvenile champion Classic Empire will not start as expected in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 4 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 19.
Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in 1:01 Feb. 18 at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a scheduled start in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4.
Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales.
Days after John Oxley's champion Classic Empire finished a well-beaten third to Irish War Cry in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2), a foot abscess was discovered in the son of Pioneerof the Nile.
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.
Two high-quality horses who had less-than-ideal trips during the Nov. 5 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) will return to the track Dec. 10 in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course.
With a solid position atop the leading freshman sire list, Union Rags has had his stud fee raised to $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season, according Lane's End.
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.
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.
Union Strike became freshman sire Union Rags' first graded stakes winner at the highest level in the Sept. 3 Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, was second. The final time was 1:23.22.
Shaman Ghost bided his time down on the inside and then easily flew past frontrunners Doyouknowsomething and Waymond Boyd to take the Brooklyn Invitational June 11 at Belmont Park.
Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds and Black Swan Stable's Kid Cruz will look to win his third straight stakes June 11 in the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II).
Impressive Pimlico Race Course maiden special weight race winner Recruiting Ready has become the first North American winner for Claiborne Farm’s first-season stallion Algorithms.
Freshman sire Union Rags' first progeny to race also became his first winner April 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack, where Brian Kahn's homebred Lady Stardust won impressively for trainer Wesley Ward.
W. S. Farish's homebred Eagle broke through for his first graded stakes win April 16 and kept an unbeaten record at Keeneland intact in the $200,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III).
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.
Led by a striking son of Tapit sold for $1.8 million, the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training produced across-the-board increases in all key statistical categories.
The Wavertree Stables consignment was the highest-priced colt not to hit $1M at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale March 2. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert selected him for Charles Chu's Baoma Corp.
Mohaymen runs away with the Fountain of Youth and more inside the March 5, 2016 Blood-Horse magazine!
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With Kentucky Derby (gr. I) qualifying points on a 50-20-10-5 scale available to the top four finishers, Mohaymen could rocket to the top of the standings with a victory in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (gr. II).
The promising 3-year-old colt Cherry Wine will miss the Feb. 27 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes because of a fever that spiked Feb.23, trainer Dale Romans said.
Zulu and Awesome Speed both worked a half-mile Feb. 21 in preparation for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Algorithms||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Casual Trick||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Center Divider||Brendan P. Walsh||
|Crimson China||H. Graham Motion||
|Csaba||Philip A. Gleaves||
|Discreet Dancer||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Dixie Emperor||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Eagle Poise||H. Graham Motion||
|Fort Loudon||Stanley I. Gold||
|Mambo Meister||Philip A. Gleaves||
|Middie||Philip J. Oliver||
|Minister Colin||Dominic G. Galluscio||
|Musketier (GER)||Roger L. Attfield||
|Neck 'n Neck||Ian R. Wilkes||
|News Pending||Dale L. Romans||
|Newsdad||William I. Mott||
|Simmard||Roger L. Attfield||
|Union Rags||Michael R. Matz||
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