March 6, 2023.Reading time 4 minutes.
Stiletto Boy, the 5-year old son of Shackleford, has run competitively in some of America’s richest races — twice third in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup and fifth in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic — but yesterday’s win of the $500,000 2023 Santa Anita Handicap marked his first G1 win. The colt, ridden […]
February 1, 2023.Reading time 3 minutes.
Although some people thought Art Collector’s best days were behind him, the 6-year old proved his detractors wrong with a decisive 4 1/2 length victory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup. Art Collector’s last race was the G2 Lukas Classic last October where he finished 5th. Defunded finished second and pace setter Stiletto Boy […]
January 25, 2023.Reading time 4 minutes.
Hot Rod Charlie, the Grade 1 winner and earner of over $5.6 million on the racetrack, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Shadai Farm in Japan for the 2023 breeding season. I’ll miss watching him race. He showed up to every race and gave it his all, often battling down the […]
December 10, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
It made be months until the Kentucky Derby but with the release of the 2023 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by international artist, Romero Britto, Churchill Downs has set the stage for this most iconic of races.Known for his vibrant colors and bold patterns that evoke joy and fun, Britto is one of the […]
November 21, 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
A three-story mural of the great Secretariat was unveiled November 19th in the stallion’s hometown of Paris, Kentucky. The Paris community choir sang “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,” and a stereo played Chic Anderson’s memorable call of the 1973 Belmont Stakes, in which he declared that Secretariat was “moving like a tremendous machine!” The mural was […]
November 16, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
Champion sprinter Gamine, now in foal to Quality Road, topped the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Auction, selling for a cool $7 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier. Gamine won nine races of her eleven career starts, including the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the 2020 Acorn, earning more than $1.7 million. Technically, Gamine […]
November 7, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Well, I guess I won’t be a partial owner of Flightline! The 2.5% share in the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner sold for $4.6 million tonight at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The buyer, represented by Freddie Seitz of Brookdale Farm, remained anonymous. Bidding started at $500,000 on Monday and went up in increments of […]
November 6, 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
While this year’s Breeders’ Cup had a number of exceptional races, none was as emotional as the triumph of Cody’s Wish in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile because the 4 year old was not just racing for his owner: he carried the hopes and dreams of 16 year old Cody Dorman, who has such genetic […]