Airdrie Stud's multiple grade 2 winner Cairo Prince topped the first-crop yearling sire ranking by average price at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 11.
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Horse racing newcomer Larry Best struck again, going to $1 million to acquire a Medaglia d'Oro filly during the waning minutes of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, highlighting a strong auction that kicked off the yearling sale season.
The Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale offers buyers the first opportunity to see yearlings from first-crop sires and one of the top horses to watch at the July 11 sale is a colt sired by Cairo Prince.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale sees a Tapit mare sell for $140,000 and a Cairo Prince weanling colt that brings $120,000 as its session leaders.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
With his stud fee doubling from $10,000 this year to $20,000 for 2016, Majesticperfection will carry the top fee for the upcoming season at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud.
After winning last year's Holy Bull (gr. II) with Cairo Prince, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns to the $400,000 race Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park with another strong contender in the highly regarded Frosted.
Airdrie Stud announced 2015 stud fees Oct. 29. Topping the roster is Creative Cause at $15,000; newcomer Cairo Prince to stand for $10,000.
Cairo Prince, the early spring favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I), has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. under a partnership deal with Darley.
Although too early for objective conclusions, we can say subjectively with some confidence that Pioneerof the Nile is well on his way to an important career as a stallion.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reports that Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince is slated to undergo surgery April 25 in Lexington and could return for a late summer/early autumn campaign.
Wildcat Red, working a half-mile at Gulfstream Park the morning of April 20, was reunited with jockey Luis Saez for the first time since they teamed for a front-running victory in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth.
Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince has sustained an injury to his left front ankle and will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said April 19.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), becoming the sixth jockey employed by trainer Jose Garoffalo in the colt's past six starts.
Steve Haskin reflects on this year's "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and shares his thoughts on who will be on top on the first Saturday in May.
Steve Haskin tells us how the final weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races have affected his Derby Dozen. read blog
Steve Haskin makes the case for Kentucky Derby contender Cairo Prince. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list.
Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list for the Kentucky Derby after the final two major preps a day earlier.
Steve Haskin brings Constitution into his Kentucky Derby Dozen this week, but read to see who falls off the list! read blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher was mulling his Kentucky plans for Constitution the day after the undefeated colt's courageous victory in $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park March 29.
For only the third time in the 16-year history of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's final pool, bettors were unable to decide on an individual horse, instead making the Mutuel Field the top choice.
If horseplayers had a question of which runner to bet in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park March 29, the one Javier Castellano was named on seemed as sure a shot as any.
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. watch video
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Florida Derby.
When the calendar pages turn to March, and the days slowly count down to the final Saturday of the month, the annual anticipation for one of the greatest days in horse racing begins to build. read blog
Kiaran McLaughlin knew he was taking a risk when he decided to bypass the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth with Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince; now the colt has little margin for error on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
"Paul Braverman said, 'Do you have any Derby horses this year?' and I said, 'Paul, this is our Derby horse.' " -- Kiaran McLaughlin on Cairo Prince.
Did the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes shake Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen this week? You may be surprised, read and find out! read blog
The fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open March 27 with fast-rising West Coast star California Chrome as the narrow morning-line favorite over East Coast standout Cairo Prince.
Steve Haskin looks at the Florida Derby, examining Constitution and Cairo Prince.
Cairo Prince, the probable favorite for the upcoming $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, breezed an easy half-mile in :50.90 the morning of March 22 at Palm Meadows.
As the buildup continues for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 29, Honors Stable's Wildcat Red is acting like he can't wait. Trainer Jose Garoffalo said the colt is full of himself.
Cairo Prince, likely favorite for the March 29 Florida Derby (gr. I), worked at Palm Meadows March 15 while fellow Florida Derby contenders Wildcat Red and General a Rod prepped at Gulfstream.
Game On Dude, who recently won the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) for a record-breaking third time, heads the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014.
Several new horses appear on Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week, including a new number one. Steve expands on thoughts of California Chrome's start out of the gate in the San Felipe Stakes. read blog
Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code makes his highly anticipated 3-year-old debut in a 1 1/16-mile allowance event at Gulfstream Park March 12 rather than shipping to Oaklawn for the Rebel (gr. II).
Twenty-two of the top 25 point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leader board are among the 191 3-year-olds nominated to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) that will be run April 12 at Keeneland Racecourse.
Steve Haskin shuffles his Kentucky Derby Dozen on the bottom end this week, but read what he says about those left unmoved. read blog
Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 closed March 1 with the mutuel field, or "All Others", the solid the 3-1 favorite.
A sharp Cairo Prince continued his preparations for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) by breezing a bullet five furlongs March 1 at Palm Meadows, the Gulfstream Park satellite training facility.
Darley has purchased a majority interest in current Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Cairo Prince. The son of Pioneerof the Nile will race in the blue silks of Godolphin Racing.
Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run Feb. 27 at noon EST.
Wildcat Red and General a Rod, the one-two finishers in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will likely take their nascent rivalry to the next level in the $1 million Florida Derby.
No changes at the top of the Derby Dozen, but some new faces, including Bayern and Tapiture. read blog
Early Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) favorite Cairo Prince breezed a half mile in :48.75 the morning of Feb. 15 at the Palm Meadows training facility.
Almost Famous will make his next start in the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth (gr. II); Honor Code returns to tab; Cairo Prince expected to breeze Feb. 15 while prepping for the Florida Derby (gr. I).
Steve Haskin adds a new horse to his Kentucky Derby Dozen, shuffles a little and removes one Kentucky Derby prep race winner completely. Read to find out who! read blog
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Owner||Godolphin Racing LLC, Murray, T., Braverman, P., Clarke, H. et al.|
|Breeder||Richard L. Elam & Katherine H. Elam|
|Cairo Prince View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pioneerof the Nile||Empire Maker|
|Star of Goshen|
|Holy Bubbette||Holy Bull|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Vinery Bloodstock & Whisper Hill Farm||St. George Sales, agent||$200,000|
|Yearling||Steve Shahinian, agent for Namcook Stables||Vinery Sales, agent||$250,000|