Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ’n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. “She is the best turf […]

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland Keeneland Communications Intern Rachel Miller, a graduate of Oregon State University, recently completed the Kentucky Equine Management Internship, a six-month program designed to educate college students about careers in the Thoroughbred industry. While at KEMI, she completed an internship at Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, a successful consignor at Keeneland […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News Accelerate, Diversify Lead in Race to Classic Glory Classic division stars ACCELERATE and DIVERSIFY lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl closed as 3-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager on Sunday evening in the first of three Future Wagering pools. Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager […]

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California as the host site for the upcoming 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In 2019, Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November […]

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Glencrest Farm’s Sighted and Team Valor International’s High Hours figure to give trainer Ralph Nicks a strong hand in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park. Sighted is scheduled to make his turf debut in the five-furlong stakes, while High Hours will be in search of his first victory in the U.S. Sighted, a lightly […]

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock *THT Bloodstock had the honor of being included in Ireland based Horse Tech Conference’s recognition of innovative and pioneering equine businesses market report. The following is an excerpt of our introduction in the Psychology section.* “When investing in inanimate objects, you can […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

American Pharoah in High Demand

American Pharoah in High Demand In America The 2018 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale saw the first yearlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah offered for sale and they lit up the ring with a filly and colt selling for $1.2 million and $1million to top the opening session of this prestigious sale. Offered […]

Buying Horses: Stress & Structure

Buying Horses: Stress & Structure by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock The herd dynamics by their nature come with many parts to the whole that break down in to unique “character traits” and tendencies under stress when isolated. This is why I always advocate the nurture and develop point of reference; you develop the […]

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Keeneland announced today that 4,538 yearlings have been cataloged for the 75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s most important sale of Thoroughbreds, to be held Sept. 10-23. The auction, which attracts major buyers from around the world, produces horses that compete at the highest level of racing led this year by Triple Crown winner Justify and […]

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry Position Paper By: Kerry M Thomas The economics of behavior is a reality in any business that involves anything more than an automated machine, and yet I have long been of the opinion that it is perhaps the least considered and at times underappreciated truth in […]

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock Few things are more performance, health or growth inhibiting than stress, be it physical, mental or as is often the case, both. To understand performance anxiety is to embrace the notion that emotional stress can come from worry about an anticipated event […]

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional When Catherinethegreat rolled to an impressive 4 ¼ length triumph in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 20, John Oxley’s homebred daughter of Uncaptured flattered Gulfstream Park’s Spring/Summer racing program as an increasingly attractive launching pad for promising 2-year-olds The Spring/Summer Meet has strengthened every year since Gulfstream […]

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn headlines the Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds this Saturday, July 7, from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on NBC beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute live broadcast, part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing,” also will include the $350,000 Belmont […]

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up Keeneland sales graduates compete for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, via wins in the Stephen Foster (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) contested at the Louisville track on Saturday. Keeneland sales are represented by six of […]

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. […]

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA THIS SUNDAY; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO BE PARADED BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated […]

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown On this sunny and dry Saturday afternoon Justify won the 150th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NT, becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown and the 2nd undefeated Champion to achieve racing’s most prestigious fete. Starting out of the # 1 post, jockey Mike […]

Big Weekend for Lonhro

Big Weekend for Lonhro

Big Weekend for Lonhro J A McGrath at Godolphin So much surrounding the quest for a 13th American Triple Crown winner depends on Justify’s stamina reserves, and even this brilliant racehorse’s most loyal followers acknowledge this as the obstacle in his path to greatness. Few horses could have coped better with the adverse weather the […]

All Eyes on the Preakness

All Eyes on the Preakness

Preakness has been one of Thoroughbred racing’s most valued Grade 1 races and is an institution in America. As the Middle Jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, Preakness has remained throughout history a true test of a horse’s ability and class. 2018 marks another year where remarkable horses will meet one another in a great classic. […]

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy Exciting young sire No Nay Never got off the mark with his first crop when his Irish-bred daughter Mae Never No (2f No Nay Never x Sweet Shirley Mae, by Broken Vow) made an impressive winning debut over five furlongs at Belmont Park on Thursday. Trained by […]

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Kentucky Derby Post-Race News Conference Transcript JOHN ASHER: Ladies and gentlemen, we will go through the list at the podium. Mike Smith, again, two‑time Kentucky Derby winner. (Applause) Bob Baffert, the Kentucky Derby‑winning trainer. (Applause) I’m going to go to Elliott and make sure I get everybody right in this group here as we go […]

157,813 Watch a Thrilling Kentucky Derby

157,813 Watch a Thrilling Kentucky Derby

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ favored Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 ½-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds […]

What the Trainers Said after the Kentucky Derby

What the Trainers Said after the Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert, trainer of Justify (1st), Solomini (10th) – “We saw something really great. That’s greatness right there. When he won his second race we were in (American) Pharoah territory.” On Solomini: “I knew he was up against it, especially since we were going to try something different with him. You have to take a […]

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon, favorite Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby, now the 1st horse in 136 years to win the race after not competing as a 2-year-old. Justify had only 3 starts entering the race, but was a 7-2 favorite to win. No horse since Apollo in Y […]

Keeneland Dominate Kentucky Derby Weekend

Keeneland Dominate Kentucky Derby Weekend

Keeneland sales are represented by 63 graduates competing in graded stakes company across the U.S. over Kentucky Derby Weekend. Among the 15 Keeneland sales alumni entered in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday are top contenders Mendelssohn, the $3 million 2016 September Yearling Sale topper and winner […]

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed by J A McGrath at Godolphin Louisville came alive late Thursday night when ‘Run for the Roses’ fever overwhelmed the town preparing for the 144th running of America’s most famous horse race, the G1 Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs. Days of observing and analysing the finely tuned three-year-olds, […]

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby Mendelssohn One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in […]

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years Hundreds of hopefuls, 45 prep races and now it all comes down to just two minutes, two turns and one winner at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. According to turf writer Bill Finley, the horse that crosses the wire in front on […]

The Full Kentucky Derby Update

The Full Kentucky Derby Update

Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher put his 2018 Run for the Roses arsenal on full display Friday morning at Churchill Downs under a cloudless sky with four workers. Three Pletcher workers were on the track during the special 7:30-7:45 training period for Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses. Audible (Javier Castellano up) worked a half-mile […]

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in racehorse-training […]

Kentucky Derby: Mendelssohn has a Real Shot

Kentucky Derby: Mendelssohn has a Real Shot

Kentucky Derby: Mendelssohn has a Real Shot One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in racehorse-training […]

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ champion Good Magic roared past Flameaway in the upper stretch and went on to score a 1½-length victory in the 94th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 14,269 on a […]

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, JUSTIFY, WINNER: “He rides with room to grow. He’s learning and it’s the first time he rides with the infield open, I don’t know if he saw the umbrellas and everyone screaming that he got to looking at them so much that […]

Todd Pletcher the King of Gulfstream Park

Todd Pletcher the King of Gulfstream Park

Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Luis Saez successfully defended their respective titles, easily outdistancing their peers during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park. Entering Sunday’s final card of the Championship Meet, Pletcher had saddled 67 winners, including Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) hero Audible, to claim an unprecedented 15th straight trainer’s title. “We’ve […]

Audible Ready for Kentucky Derby

Audible Ready for Kentucky Derby

Impressed as he was with Audible’s performance in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was equally thrilled by how the colt bounced out of a powerful three-length victory that stamped him as a leading Triple Crown contender. Pletcher checked in on his latest 3-year-old star early Easter Sunday morning, and found […]

Kentucky Derby: Justify Prepares for Santa Anita Derby

Kentucky Derby: Justify Prepares for Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert, who’s built an unparalleled Hall of Fame career in large-part by utilizing his God-given instincts, is following his “gut” yet again as he’s decided to run top Derby prospect Justify in this Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby following a powerful six furlong workout in 1:13.20 Monday morning at Santa Anita. […]

Todd Pletcher Trained Audible Looks Kentucky Derby Bound

Todd Pletcher Trained Audible Looks Kentucky Derby Bound

Todd Pletcher (Audible, 1st): “The race unfolded with the pace that we were hoping for and we wanted to get some position into the first turn, which he was able to do beautifully. Just watching the race I was a little concerned at the five-eighths pole because he started to drop back a little bit, […]

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby Trainer Todd Pletcher Seeks 5th Florida Derby Win with G2 Holy Bull Winner G2 Fountain of Youth Hero Promises Fulfilled in Field of 9 3-Year-Olds $1 million Florida Derby Headlines Eight Stakes worth $2.4 Million Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout; Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 Pool Guarantees Silks […]

Thoughts on the Florida Derby Draw

Thoughts on the Florida Derby Draw

Co-owner Elliott Walden, President/CEO WinStar Farm (Audible, Post 8, 9-5): “With only nine horses in the race, it’s fine. Obviously there was some discussion about the 11 or the 12 going a mile and an eighth here at Gulfstream Park, but he doesn’t have to worry about that so I think everything else is good.” […]

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH Top Derby prospects Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie, who were separated by just a head when last they met, each worked Monday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a highly anticipated rematch in the in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April […]

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep Juddmonte Farms homebred Hofburg, an impressive maiden winner March 3 at Gulfstream Park, will make just his third career start and first in a stakes in the 67th $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 31. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Hofburg is […]

Will Gold Town run in the Kentucky Derby?

Will Gold Town run in the Kentucky Derby?

Will Gold Town run in the Kentucky Derby? by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is adamant that the answer to the question: ‘Will Gold Town run in the Kentucky Derby?’ can be provided emphatically at Meydan on Saturday. The three-year-old gelding faces eight rivals in the G2 UAE Derby, over 1,900m […]

Kentucky Derby Update

Kentucky Derby Update

Saturday’s 105th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) and Sunday’s 15th running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GIII) are the featured stops on this week’s Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series as 3-year-old Thoroughbreds continue their quest for points to secure a berth in the 144th running of […]

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby Courtlandt Farms’ Grade 3-winning homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major preparation for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park’s main track Friday morning. Working in company with regular exercise rider […]

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race JAVIER CASTELLANO, BOLT D’ORO, WINNER: “He broke really well out of the gate and put me in a good spot in the race. He broke and shot out of the gate and put me where I wanted to be. […]

Bolt d’Oro Prepares for Kentucky Derby

Bolt d’Oro Prepares for Kentucky Derby

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Victor Espinoza took top Derby contender Bolt d’Oro through a brisk half mile work of 46.40 this morning at Santa Anita as he readies for a showdown with Bob Baffert’s McKinzie and other top 3-year-olds going a mile and one sixteenth in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes this […]

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled was ‘in good shape’ Sunday morning after registering a front-running victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “He came out of the race very well,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He’s in good shape. Romans is pointing his Fountain of Youth […]

California Cup Derby Preview

California Cup Derby Preview

California Cup Derby Preview In what shapes up as a thrilling spectacle at a mile and one sixteenth for 12 California-bred or sired horses, Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby is headed by trainer Bob Hess, Sr.’s Intimidate, a Northern California invader who is well accomplished around two turns. Bob Baffert’s Heck Yeah, unbeaten in two […]

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby Holy Bull (G1) winner Audible’s next start could well come in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 31. “I think you have to leave all the options open and see how he trains,” trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday afternoon. “Talking to (WinStar Farm’s President, […]

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park Audible (Into Mischief) registered a resounding victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, stamping himself as a prime prospect on the Road to the Florida Derby (G1) and the Triple Crown. Making his stakes debut in the 29th running of […]

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Kentucky Derby Trail

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Kentucky Derby Trail

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Derby Trail Trainer Graham Motion readily admits that he will derive special pride from saddling West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain for his 2018 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Motion takes a lot of pride in saddling all of his horses, but Untamed […]

The Kentucky Derby Journey

The Kentucky Derby Journey The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race carry […]

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin colts Enticed and Avery Island are ready to put their G1 Kentucky Derby credentials up for examination in separate contests in Florida and New York this weekend. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said both had impressed in their final gallops at Palm Meadows Training […]

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records Two-Day Handle $70 Million, Three-Day Handle $81 Million Record-Setting $41.9 Million Handle on Pegasus World Cup Day Sunday’s Total Handle $28 Million Miami’s Gulfstream Park is bringing new interest and new money to the sport by offering some spectacular racing, the innovative Stronach Group his continuing to to build the […]

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin) Foaled on March 1st, 2015, Good Magic was sired by leading sire Curlin and out of Glinda the Good. More importantly, his damsire is 2007 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Hard Spun. He is owned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and trained by the incomparable Chad Brown. With a […]

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry continues to steadily move toward his 4-year-old debut, which trainer Graham Motion expects to come during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. The New Jersey-bred son of Hall of Famer Curlin has breezed twice at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility […]

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior Coolmore’s experiment of sending mares to visit Japan’s super stallion Deep Impact has paid dividends with the emergence of group one-winning juvenile Saxon Warrior. Victories in the Beresford Stakes (G2) and the Racing Post Trophy (G1) have made Saxon Warrior a great stallion prospect already for […]

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim Bob Baffert’s McKinzie took another significant step toward the Kentucky Derby by winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes in stylish fashion under Mike Smith, as he dominated by 3 ½ lengths while getting a flat mile in 1:36.58. With Baffert removing blinkers, McKinzie seemed more settled […]

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments THUNDER SNOW (G2 UAE Derby, Meydan) This tough son of Darley stallion Helmet fought every inch of the long Meydan straight to get the better of Japanese colt Epicharis in an epic running of the local Classic. Thunder Snow ran eight times for the campaign, returning from a bizarre episode when […]

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

With lifetime earnings of over $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking older horses, and exceptional colts […]

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Greyvitos’ eye-catching victory in Sunday’s Remington Springboard Mile netted the colt 10 points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland September Sale alumni accounted for three Grade 3 wins on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream: Rich Mommy was an authoritative winner of the Sugar Swirl; Lewis Bay returned from a 13-month freshener to […]

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality Promising filly Dream Tree (2f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her perfect record just that when scoring a resounding win in the $294,000 Grade I Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on the weekend. Prepared by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree (pictured) has won her only two […]

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin remains confident he has two Derby contenders for next year in his stable. The burning question is: which colt for which Derby? McLaughlin was pleased with the second registered by Avery Island in Saturday’s G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, particularly […]

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby from J A McGrath at Godolphin It is never too early to start dreaming of the annual ‘Run For The Roses’ at Churchill Downs, and Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin already believes he has two young colts, who could be realistic contenders come May 5, 2018. Enticed, […]

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Enticed came through to gain a gutsy victory in an exciting finish to the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes over an extended mile on dirt at Churchill Downs, USA, on Saturday, November 25 The two-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Junior Alvarado, has […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Champion Stellar Wind Commands $6 Million during Opening Session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale   The big news at Keeneland was Champion Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November […]

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah The first weanlings offered at public auction by Triple Crown legend American Pharoah were in hot demand at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday. American Pharoah had five weanlings sell at average of $475,000 with his star performer a filly from Untouched Talent that made $1million for Eaton Sales […]

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations A record-setting renewal of The October Sale ended Thursday with an historical high in gross and average. In sum, 981 yearlings sold for $35,812,900, good for an average of $36,507 and median of $12,000. Gross was up 39.4% over 2016, while average rose 10.4%. The previous record gross […]

LANE’S END ANNOUNCES 2018 STALLION ROSTER

LANE’S END ANNOUNCES 2018 STALLION ROSTER

Lane’s End announced its 2018 stallion roster and stud fees. After a successful 2017 for their stallions, the farm looks forward to building on that momentum next year with a roster that includes its long-standing, proven stallions as well as its strong team of young up and comers. Lane’s End’s 2018 stallion roster includes two […]

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Medaglia d’Oro‘s best son Astern will join the 2018 Darley stallion roster at Jonabell for a fee of $15,000.  Astern, who is currently proving very popular during his first southern hemisphere season as a Darley stallion at Kelvinside Farm in Australia, is rated the best ever winner of the G1 Golden Rose, Australia’s top seven-furlong […]

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom Champion three-year-old and brilliant winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup rated 128 by Timeform. Uniquely talented: a G1 horse on dirt, turf and synthetic tracks. Brilliantly consistent: out of the first two only twice in his career. Three Stakes winning juveniles in his first crop, including G2 winner […]

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), will return to training in November and be pointed for a 4-year-old racing campaign in 2018, it was announced Monday. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have […]

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend Four Fall Stars Weekend stakes live on NBC Sports; all races carried live on TVG, Keeneland.com and Keeneland Race Day App No matter your location, Keeneland fans can tune into the Fall Meet racing action via a number of broadcast, radio and online platforms, including live streaming of races on Keeneland.com and […]

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale Keeneland has cataloged 4,145 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Stellar Wind and Grade 1 stakes winners […]

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which […]

Become a Racehorse Owner

Become a Racehorse Owner

Become a Racehorse Owner Price:$50000.00 Shipping: $0.00 Add to Cart ​Racing Member 10% Return 3 Years Racing Member $50,000 Become a part owner in all the horses we are racing for 3 years Be there in the Winners Circle No Monthly Bills Make a minimum of 10% per annum and get your money back VIP, private-guided, […]

Race Horse Syndication

Race Horse Syndication

Race Horse Syndication We love horse racing, in our business at Knightsbridge we have a focus on breeding and bloodlines, if you are in the market for a horse or are looking to sell it would behoove you (pun intended) to contact us. Beyond investing Knightsbridge is a premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred club and […]

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records The thoroughbred breeding industry around the world is booming and Keeneland will set brand new records this year. If you are intereseted in investing in the Thoroughbred industry now is the time, Contact us or complete the form at the bottom of this article. Keeneland announced the expansion of […]

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America Lookin at Lucky Grade I placed three times last year, Money Multiplier (5h Lookin at Lucky x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) was long overdue to post a big win and finally did so when taking out the $199,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes on Sunday. Prepared by Chad Brown, Money Multiplier […]

Todd Pletcher Aims Always Dreaming at the Jim Dandy

Todd Pletcher Aims Always Dreaming at the Jim Dandy

Bodemeister’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming will make his first start since the May 20 Preakness S. (G1) in the $600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Always Dreaming’s meteoric rise in the first half of the year culminated with his historic Derby victory. After breaking his maiden by a dozen […]

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia Animal Kingdom’s two-year-old son Animalia dominated a one-mile maiden against older horses at Gosford on July 20, becoming his sire’s sixth winner in the Southern Hemisphere.  A Godolphin homebred, Animalia pulled away in the stretch to win impressively by seven lengths. Animalia is out of the Stakes winning […]

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Making Moments is a daughter of 2yo Breeders Cup winner WAR PASS from the mare Moments I Treasure . Unbeaten at 2, War Pass captured the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Champagne Stakes (gr. I). He was named champion 2-year-old male in 2007. At 3, he ran second in the Wood […]

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius Knightsbridge Bloodstock has purchased the Mares by Kentucky Derby winners Smarty Jones and Big Brown. Smarty Jones Winner of over $7.6 million 1st in the G1 Kentucky Derby, 1st in the G1 Preakness Stakes and 2nd in the G1 Belmont Stakes Over $32 Million Lifetime Progeny […]

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

The interactive catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available online.  The session will be held Monday, July 10 at 5 pm in Lexington, Kentucky.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 am. by Fasig-Tipton The catalogue currently features […]

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Campaigned by Sheikh Mohammed, the 24-year-old took up residence at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1999, as the second stallion to stand for Sheikh […]

Investing in Horse Racing: Knightsbridge Bloodstock

Investing in Horse Racing: Knightsbridge Bloodstock

Investing in Horse Racing: Knightsbridge Bloodstock Knightsbridge Bloodstock has some great horses for you to get involved with in Australia, Dubai and the USA. We offer a 17% return on our Pinhooking partnerships, a 20% return on our stallion fund or buy in to a syndicate or participate in all the horses at a VIP […]

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock One of my favourite things about being interested in Horse Racing breeding is pinpointing new stallions to follow. One stallion I like the look of and will follow with interest is Honorius, who will stand in Australia but also stand […]

Honorius to Stand at Stud for Knightsbridge

Honorius to Stand at Stud for Knightsbridge

Honorius to Stand at Stud for Knightsbridge The proven Australian race horse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018. Bred to be a Champion Honorius is a 7 year stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials that will prove to be popular in Australia, Hong […]

Knightsbridge Race Horse Syndication

Knightsbridge Race Horse Syndication

Race Horse Syndication We love horse racing, in our business at Knightsbridge we have a focus on breeding and bloodlines, if you are in the market for a horse or are looking to sell it would behoove you (pun intended) to contact us. Beyond investing Knightsbridge is a premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred club and […]

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners Late bloomer Kathryn The Wise (4m Uncle Mo x Shea d’Lady, by Crafty Prospector) kept her unbeaten record intact when scoring a resounding victory in the $200,000 Critical Eye Stakes for New York breds at Belmont. A homebred for Lawrence Goichman prepared by Chad Brown, Kathryn The Wise had dominated […]

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility Thunder Snow, the horse that caught the world attention at the Kentucky Derby with an unusual performance at the starting gate has proven just how versatile he is, from Dirt to Turf Thunder Snow is a champion performer. Thunder Snow bounced back to form with a good second on his […]

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day by Fasig-Tipton A chestnut colt by Curlin (Hip 388) led the way at the 2017 edition of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale when sold for $1,500,000 during the second and final session of the sale on Tuesday. The price tag was both a record for this […]