The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
A field of 10 fillies and mares is set for the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Churchill Downs.
A winner of three straight races, Artemis Agrotera could nail down champion female sprinter honors if the daughter of Roman Ruler can extend that victory streak in the DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita.
Three horses under consideration for the Breeders' Cup World Championships worked on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 18, led by Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner Don't Tell Sophia.
Stonetastic turned an evenly matched race on paper into a runaway victory on the track, registering a powerful 8 1/2-length score in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) from Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30.
A trio of fillies who have registered runner-up finishes in recent grade I races in New York will try to finish atop the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
After securing the first grade I win of her career last year at Saratoga Race Course, recent Acorn Stakes (gr. I) winner Sweet Reason will try to register a second straight top-level score Aug. 2 in the Longines Test Stakes.
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey and jockey Julien Leparoux took advantage of a quick pace set by Socialbug to take charge in the stretch and post a facile victory in the Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs May 26.
Apropos, owned and bred by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, seems to have found a good spot in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes May 26, when she will face eight opponents in the six-furlong sprint at Churchill Downs.
|Trainer||George R. Arnold, II|
|Jockey||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Breeder||Whisper Hill Farm|
|Southern Honey View Five-Cross Pedigree||Colonel John||Tiznow|
|Mama Tia||Carson City|
|Ticket to Houston|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||McMahon & Hill Bloodstock||Sweezey & Partners, agent for Whisper Hill Farm||$155,000|
|Yearling||Ashbrook Farm||Hidden Brook, agent for Spruce Lane Farm||$180,000|