Stakes winners Classic Empire and Bitumen clash in Breeders’ Futurity

October 6, 2016

In the race immediately following the First Lady, a dozen 2-year-olds will go postward in the 103rd running of the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Three graded stakes winners top the roster of contenders for the race, and favoritism likely will go to John Oxley’s Classic Empire…. Read the Rest »

Three Euros challenge Coasted in Miss Grillo

September 30, 2016

By David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. – Coasted won’t have to wait until the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf to take on competition from around the world. Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo features horses who last raced in Ireland, France, and Great Britain. By virtue of her two solid victories this summer at Saratoga, Coasted… Read the Rest »

Klimt to Stretch Out in FrontRunner

September 29, 2016

By Frank Angst After extending his win streak to three straight races and securing his first grade I score in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Klimt will try two turns for the first time in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Six juveniles will try the FrontRunner, which… Read the Rest »

2017 Kentucky Derby: Klimt Pedigree Profile

September 28, 2016

On closing day at Del Mar, an impressive victory by Klimt in the Del Mar Futurityassured the two-year-old colt a spot in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  In the last two years, American Pharoah and Nyquist captured the Del Mar Futurity along the way to year-end Championship honors, and continued on to stardom in the… Read the Rest »

BT Adds Seven to 2016-17 Pinhook Venture

September 22, 2016

The BT 2016-2017 Pinhook Venture has added seven very athletic yearlings to the roster at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The venture purchased its first yearling of the sale during the third session, going to $110,000 to secure hip 421 (click here for pedigree), a colt by first-crop sire Orb. Orb won the G1 Kentucky… Read the Rest »

Rainha Da Bateria Edges Dacita in Canadian

September 19, 2016

Grade I winner Dacita suffered a tough beat from a new stablemate when fellow Chad Brown trainee Rainha Da Bateriagot the jump by a nose in the Sept. 17 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) atWoodbine. Watch Video Formerly trained by Graham Motion for Three Chimneys, the 4-year-old Broken Vow   filly moved to Brown this spring, made her first start Saturday for… Read the Rest »

Rainha Da Bateria noses out stablemate in Canadian

September 19, 2016

By Ron Gierkink ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The Chad Brown-trained runners Rainha Da Bateria and even-money favorite Dacita ran one-two while a nose apart in the $303,000 Canadian Stakes on the Woodbine Mile undercard Saturday at Woodbine. With Julien Leparoux aboard, Rainha Da Bateria ($11.30) raced in second on the backstretch behind the runaway leader, Midnight… Read the Rest »

Brown Double Tough in Canadian

September 17, 2016

By Alan Carasso Lethal in almost any spot, but especially on the turf south of the border, trainer Chad Brown ships in two of the three top choices for Saturday’s GII Canadian S. as he looks for his first winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf qualifier. Dacita (Chi) (Scat Daddy) has won… Read the Rest »

Dacita Hopes to Keep Rolling in Canadian

September 17, 2016

By Jeremy Balan Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dacita will look to win her third straight race in her first trip to Canada Sept. 17 for the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, but she’ll have to deal with a local in top form. The Chad Brown-trained daughter of Scat Daddy earned her first grade… Read the Rest »

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