Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Melmich returned to the familiar Woodbine winner's circle July 1 in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III).
Training Progeny of Curlin
Shadwell Stable's multiple grade II winner Mohaymen returned to the worktab June 23 with a three-furlong breeze at the Greentree Training Center adjacent to Saratoga Race Course.
Twelve-time defending Gulfstream Park Championship Meet leading trainer Todd Pletcher reached a personal milestone March 18, when Eagle Scout won the fifth race to give the trainer his 4,000 victory.
Last year's Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice will become the latest U.S. raider to prep for the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in Dubai when he runs March 5 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I).
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.
Three Chimneys reported that the first reported foal for champion Will Take Charge was born at Siena Farm near Paris, Ky., on Jan. 13.
Multiple grade I winner Verrazano was represented by his first reported foal when Night Brigade produced a filly last weekend at Anchor and Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md.
- By Steve Haskin
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Trainer Eric Guillot is not prepared to say if Moreno will return to racing in 2016, but he gave the grade I winner a work Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
The New York Racing Association has released its 2016 racing calendar, with 237 days of live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
For the third year in a row, Gainesway's Tapit leads all North American sires by Comparable Index (CI) of mares bred.
Holiday Star will try for a second straight grade III win going a distance on the turf in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap Saturday, Nov. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., in 2016 for a first-year fee of $200,000, the American division of Coolmore Stud announced Nov. 6.
Stonestreet buys $320,000 Emerald Gal and a $260,000 Curlin colt at Keeneland November's fifth session, which posted declines even as the 12-day auction's overall figures remained ahead of last year's sale.
The son of Curlin will stand at Three Chimneys Farm.
The last two winners of the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) have run well in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I); the connections of Frosted would love to see that trend continue.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Messi and jockey John Velazquez caught longshot Cage Fighter in the final jump of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Belmont Park.
The grade I-winning son of Speightstown will stand in New York for $7,500 live foal.
War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
- By Steve Haskin
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Photos highlighting the 2015 Saratoga race meet. view slideshow
Fans packed the race track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and tuned to NBC in big numbers this past Saturday, Aug. 29, for American Pharoah's second-place finish in the 146th Travers Stakes.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Golden Soul||Dallas Stewart||
|Moreno||Eric J. Guillot||
|Orb||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Palace Malice||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Transparent||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|War Dancer||William I. Mott||
|Will Take Charge||D. Wayne Lukas||
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