Despite such a challenging environment, the 14-year-old son of Not Impossible has had his progeny perform unbelievably well.
Two young sires on opposite ends of the globe were rewarded March 11 with first black-type winners—both in graded stakes.
The bay filly covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.60 for trainer Thomas M. Bush, eclipsing the old mark of 1:41.89 established by Tapicat in 2013.
Five jockeys, three trainers and three racehorses comprise the 11 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.
With his Eclipse Award for male sprinter awarded Jan. 21, Drefong joins Lost in the Fog (2005), Trinniberg (2012), and Runhappy (2015) as the only 3-year-olds who earned the honor this century.
Darley Alcibiades, Shadwell Turf Mile, Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Juddmonte Spinster, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Champagne, Flower Bowl, Frizette, Kelso and more.
An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.
Robert Masterson’s champion turf female Tepin, continues to march toward the Breeders’ Cup as the 5-year-old mare worked a half-mile in :49.01 Sept. 30 over the turf at Saratoga Race Course. The move was the fastest of 24 on the day’s tab at the Spa.
Charles Chu's Drefong broke alertly from the outside in a field of 12, took the lead, and never faltered en route to victory in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course.
Robert Marzilli's Caren went gate to wire to capture $250,000 Bison City Stakes, second leg of the filly Triple Tiara, July 10 at Woodbine.
After a third-place run in the Plate Trial June 12, an extra furlong seemed to suit Sir Dudley Digges July 3 in the $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
The races faced by the first winners for freshman sires Get Stormy and Calimonco could not have been more different.
The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.
Tranquility Lake, who won a pair of grade I races and produced a pair of grade I winners as a broodmare, has died at age 21.
Castleton Lyons has announced the 2016 stud fees for its two stallions, Gio Ponti ($12,500) and Justin Phillip ($5,000).
A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.
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The Pizza Man is riding a three-race winning streak into the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 3 during Fall Stars weekend at Keeneland.
Midwest Thoroughbreds' The Pizza Man breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 on the Churchill Downs dirt Sept. 19 for trainer Roger Bruggemann.
The Pizza Man, who became the first Illinois-bred to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will make his next start at Keeneland with an eye on the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and beyond.
Silver Max, a consistent turf miler who went 12-5-1 in a 27-start career and won the 2013 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland over Wise Dan, has been retired. He will stand at Adena Springs North for 2016.
Code Warrior turned in an impressive debut score in the sixth race Aug. 28 at Golden Gate Fields to give trainer Manny Badilla an emotional and notable victory.
Most Inspiring, from the first crop of three-time champion Gio Ponti, breaks her maiden in her first attempt July 31 at Woodbine, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight on the turf in 1:10.36.
Just more than a month after Robert Marzilli's Caren became the first winner for the stallion Society's Chariman, the 2-year-old filly again provided her sire a milestone in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.
Robert Marzilli's Caren, a 2-year-old filly and first winner for the stallion Society's Chairman, will look to replicate her debut success in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Acting Zippy||William Don Bennett||
|Courageous Cat||William I. Mott||
|Enriched||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Get Stormy||Thomas M. Bush||
|Gio Ponti||Christophe Clement||
|Society's Chairman||Roger L. Attfield||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Real Good Deal S.||DMR|
|Prairie Gold Juvenile S.||PRM|
|Duke City Sprint S.||ALB|
|Arapahoe Debutante S.||ARP|