Clement's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner this year, Governor Malibu—owned in partnership by Jump Sucker Stable and breeder Oak Bluff Stable—is generating some buzz off a second-place run in the Peter Pan (gr. II) last time out May 14.
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Lenny Shulman talks about Trevor Denman, Shared Belief, Robert Evans and sits down with Kenny Rice. Kenny tells his Triple Crown story and a moment he had with Gary Busey. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Four-time grade I winner Tonalist has been retired to Lane's End Farm, according to a Dec. 9 release. The son of Tapit will stand the 2016 season for an advertised fee of $40,000.
Lenny Shulman talks about Trevor Denman, Shared Belief, Robert Evans and of course sits down with Kenny Rice. Kenny tells his Triple Crown story and a moment he had with Gary Busey. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
Tonalist's late rally earns victory in the Cigar Mile and more inside the December 5, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Tonalist came flying with a big late run Nov. 28 to win the $670,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, edging out Red Vine in a photo finish after tracking far back under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.
Blinkers will go back on Tonalist, who comes off a fifth in the 1 1/4-mile Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as he takes on defending Cigar Mile winner Private Zone after that rival's second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Regulators in New York have fined jockey John Velazquez for misusing his riding crop on a horse in a race earlier this year at Belmont Park.
Trainer Christophe Clement was in good spirits Nov. 22 when discussing Tonalist and Red Vine, his dual threat for the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.
American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner to run in the Breeders' Cup, went out an emphatic winner Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
American Pharoah will have one last chance to add to his racing legacy when he starts in $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.
The large crowds that had lined the Keeneland apron hoping to get a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the previous two days were nowhere around when the colt went to the main track Oct. 30.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Breeders' Cup Classic featuring American Pharoah, Keen Ice, Frosted, Tonalist, Effinex, and Honor Code. Watch Video
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Rene and Lauren Woolcott didn't necessarily plan to be the breeders of Tonalist, but they've loved every moment of their association with the classic winner.
Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.
Claire Novak delivers the news of the day, including the activities of American Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, Frosted, Wedding Toast, and Tonalist. Watch Video
The multiple grade I winner had a brisk gallop at Keeneland after visiting the paddock Oct. 28. Frosted and Keen Ice also made appearances on the track for the first time.
The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.
Now that entries have been drawn, let's get the final Breeders' Cup Classic analysis in the books and then go over the rest of the Breeders' Cup card later in the week and look for longshot specials. read blog
Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Frosted fired a half-mile bullet in :47 at Greentree Training Center near Saratoga Race Course and will arrive at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 27.
Of the top six finishers from last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), only fifth-place finisher Tonalist is among the pre-entries in this year's edition Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
He's reliable, he's honest, he loves a mile and a quarter, and he consistently runs fast speed figures. But is Tonalist good enough to win the Breeders' Cup Classic...away from Belmont Park? read blog
A cadre of candidates for the Breeders' Cup World Championships worked at Belmont Park Oct. 17, led by Tonalist, who went six furlongs in 1:14 in advance of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Well, all the preps are over, and now comes the waiting; first for the pre-entries, then the entries to determine the starting fields. read blog
Robert S. Evans' Tonalist rated early and exploded late to win the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Tapit colt won the Gold Cup last year as well.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park. read blog
While Tonalist enters the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Oct. 3 on -- by his standards -- a downward trend, the Tapit colt will be favored to repeat his 2014 victory in the Belmont Park race.
Reigning Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Tonalist drilled a bullet five furlongs Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in preparation for this year's edition of the race Oct. 3.
The fields for six graded stakes on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card are beginning to take form.
- By Steve Haskin
So, is Tonalist better with or without blinkers? read blog
Grade I winners Honor Code and Tonalist remain on target for races on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card.
If horses on the list of probable starters all show up, the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course could prove very interesting.
Honor Code caught early leader Liam's Map in the final strides to win the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Off a scintillating Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) win on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard, Honor Code was installed as the 3-1 favorite for the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work.
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland.
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex went eye-to-eye with two-time grade I winner Tonalist in the stretch and won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by a head bob July 4 at Belmont Park.
Tonalist will find himself in easier company July 4 than he did last time out, with only five to tackle and not another grade I winner in the bunch in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.
Tonalist will look to rebound in the July 4 $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes day.
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Honor Code turned on the afterburners and flew home June 6 in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, with last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist getting up for second.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Belmont Stakes Day, including an update on the weather and the crowd. Watch Video
With two days remaining until the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), contenders for the third classic had a busy morning at Belmont Park June 4.
The Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard for the second year in a row. With the 2014 edition won by the previous year's Belmont winner, Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can also win.
Trainer Christophe Clement reflects on the 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist. Christophe also comments on Tonalist's 2015 campaign and run in the Met Mile. watch video
Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
It's been a year since Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome a Triple Crown, and the son of Tapit will once again be running on the Belmont card.
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Robert S. Evans|
|Tonalist View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Settling Mist||Pleasant Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Sweezey & Partners, agent for Woodslane Farm||($195,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Mind Your Biscuits|
|Highland Reel (IRE)|
|A Red Tie Day|