A half-dozen years after Groupie Doll graced Ellis Park for the first time, the impact of the multiple Eclipse Award-winning sprinter still resonates at the summertime home of racing in the Bluegrass.
With 1-2 favorite Curlin's Approval not firing, Veb Racing Stable's Distinta closed fast to earn her first graded score near the wire in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) March 18 at Gulfstream Park.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have a trio of big races at Oaklawn Park, a grade 1 at Santa Anita Park, and more.
- By Dave Litfin
- Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region
Older fillies and mares in the spotlight at both Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park.
The daughter of Curlin will turn back in distance to run in the seven-furlong Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream March 18. Curlin's Approval will face seven others in the $200,000 stakes.
Bill Kaplan, one of South Florida's most successful trainers over the past 30 years and conditioner of 2011 champion female sprinter Musical Romance, will retire from training after this weekend.
Stoneway Farm's Stonetastic took charge soon after the start and never relinquished her lead en route to a commanding victory in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.
You Bought Her will take another shot at the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 16 at Gulfstream Park, a race she missed last year by a closing neck.
Bobby Flay, a celebrity chef and prominent racehorse owner, has been named to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's board of trustees, museum president Gretchen Jackson announced Nov. 23.
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.
6-year-old mare took the Inside Information (gr. II) in her 2015 debut. More
Joseph Shields Jr.'s homebred Classic Point, away since last November, returned to the races in fine form to post an upset in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 21 at Gulfstream Park.
Merry Meadow, riding a three-race stakes winning streak, will face six opponents in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park March 21.
Photos from Santa Anita Park, Delta Downs, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Aqueduct and more! view slideshow
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
A $3.9 million broodmare, a record $3 million weanling filly, and a daylong parade of seven-figure horses helped the Keeneland November sale post gains across the board at its lively second session Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Hip 308, Her Smile, brought $1.5 million Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Video Courtesy Keeneland
The mares Hard Not to Like and Her Smile brought back-to-back winning bids of $1.5 million Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013.
- By Steve Haskin
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. view slideshow
Owner/trainer Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, a seven-time winner who never has finished worse than third in 15 starts, eyes consecutive grade I victories in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes at Churchill May 3.
Already 3-for-3 at Keeneland, Judy the Beauty will try to nail down the first grade I victory of her career April 12 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) at the Lexington track.
Four-year-old filly returned to her winning ways in the Inside Information, increasing her earnings to $267,180. More
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Belle of the Hall||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Catch a Thief||Timothy A. Hills||
|Funny Sunny||Timothy E. Hamm||
|Groupie Doll||William B. Bradley||
|Her Smile||Sean Smullen||
|Hot Summer||David Fawkes||
|Magical Feeling||Allen Iwinski||
|Much Rejoicing||James J. Toner||
|Musical Romance||William A. Kaplan||
|Persuading||Dale L. Romans||
|R Holiday Mood||Todd A. Pletcher||
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