Delightful Joy Brings $700,000 at Keeneland

January 9, 2017

By Ron Mitchell Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit  , was purchased for $700,000 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. International Equities Holding signed the ticket. Offered as Hip 309 by Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud,… Read the Rest »

Queen’s Trust narrowly beats Lady Eli in BC Filly & Mare Turf

November 7, 2016

ARCADIA, Calif. — Queen’s Trust had only one victory in seven starts and on paper seemed a bit out of place in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. But trainer Michael Stoute knew his horse had legitimate excuses when placing in three Group 1 stakes in Europe, and he very much wanted… Read the Rest »

Lady Eli could return to Filly and Mare Turf in 2017

November 7, 2016

ARCADIA, Calif. – The bad news is Lady Eli lost the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita. The good news is she may have another chance at the race in 2017. As expected, Lady Eli will be withdrawn from this week’s Keeneland November bloodstock sale and instead will… Read the Rest »

Dacita Scratched from Fasig-Tipton November Sale

November 4, 2016

Two-time Chilean champion Dacita (Chi) (Scat Daddy), winner of this year’s GI Diana S., has been scratched from Monday’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale, Bradley Thoroughbreds and Sheep Pond Partners announced Thursday. Most recently beaten a nose by Rainha da Bateria (Broken Vow) in the GII Canadian S. at Woodbine Sept. 17, the 5-year-old mare is set… Read the Rest »

OwnerView Conference Begins

November 1, 2016

OwnerView’s third Thoroughbred Owner Conference got underway Monday, as part of a three-day stand at Santa Anita Park preceding Breeders’ Cup championship weekend. The conference is being hosted by OwnerView, a resource developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, with the objective to spur new owners into racing by providing… Read the Rest »

Leading Lady

October 31, 2016

By Steve Sherack A standing ovation at Belmont Park? Sure, nothing new there. But this one wasn’t for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. The diminutive but adoring ‘Super Saturday’ crowd had every reason to get on its feet to applaud Lady Eli (Divine Park)’s triumphant return to the winner’s circle following the… Read the Rest »

Matriarch attractive spot for Roca Rojo

October 25, 2016

ELMONT, N.Y. – Roca Rojo, a 3 1/4-length winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Athenia Stakes at Belmont, could make her next start in the Grade 1, $300,000 Matriarch at Del Mar on Dec. 4, trainer Chad Brown said Monday. Roca Rojo, an Irish-bred daughter of Strategic Prince, showed an explosive turn of foot in the… Read the Rest »

Roca Rojo Romps in Athenia

October 24, 2016

Roca Rojo scored her first graded stakes victory in style, pulling away to a decisive score in the Athenia. Away well, the bay was reserved in mid-pack by Javier Castellano, running just off the fence as pacesetter All in Fun (Tapit) clocked early fractions of :25.12 and :49.34. Advancing three wide entering the far turn,… Read the Rest »

Lady Eli Ruthless in Flower Bowl

October 10, 2016

By Claire Novak There was no mistaking Lady Eli‘s will to win the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park. Watch Video Ranging up alongside pacesetterSentiero Italia off the final turn, the gritty filly pinned her ears and dug deep with every stride, edging past in the final sixteenth to secure her third… Read the Rest »

Lady Eli Centerpiece of Flower Bowl

October 6, 2016

By Evan Hammonds The racing office at the New York Racing Association found out how many trainers want to run against Lady Eli—only five. Sheep Pond Partners’ star filly has been entered to make the second start of her her comeback in Belmont Park’s $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) and will face only five… Read the Rest »

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