I missed a busy week while vacationing – Presious Passion tanked a course record in the UN, Gio Ponti kept his winning streak going in the Man o’ War, Pure Clan looked charming in the Modesty and Rail Trip also broke a record in the Hollywood Gold Cup. Of course, there was less pleasant [...]
The Eclipse Awards presented (in the words of Radiohead) no surprises; Curlin was duly crowned Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Colt – ESPN notes that only last year, he had yet to make his first start. Chief owner Jess Jackson continued to send out positive signals about Curlin’s continued career on [...]
The World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings were recently released; Curlin is the highest-rated US-based horse, coming in tied for second with Authorized, Dylan Thomas and Invasor (despite his retirement early in the season). Street Sense, English Channel, Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron also make the top ten. Rags to Riches comes in at [...]
The Lawyer Ron legal kerfuffle (see this history here) has been settled for now, although everything is confidential. But it sounds as though both sides are happy at present:
Stonewall general manager Bert Welker said he is looking forward to the day Lawyer Ron officially joins the farm’s 12-horse stallion roster.
“I know we would sure [...]
It was quite a weekend of racing; things are shaping up nicely for the Breeders’ Cup. First, the West Coast:
Tiago performed well in his first outing against older horses in the Goodwood Handicap (Lava Man was scratched in favor of a race next weekend), although he was certainly tested by Awesome Gem — nevertheless, [...]
It’s quite a weekend; Hard Spun and Street Sense face off in Kentucky, while Curlin takes on Lawyer Ron in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Turfway Park did well to ensure that the heavy hitters turned up for the Kentucky Cup Classic — there’s a $150,000 bonus on the line for horses who have [...]
It’s nice to see that the Woodward is drawing a competitive field — Lawyer Ron will likely be the headliner after his career-best performance last time out, but Diamond Stripes and Corinthian are certainly worthy competitors. I’m going with sentiment and sticking with Brass Hat to win, but would not be surprised to see [...]
Here are a few more snippets from Our Woman in Saratoga (as well as her lovely photo of Street Sense before the Jim Dandy):
Two upstate news sources (Albany Times-Union and The Saratogian) quote trainer Pat Kelly as saying that 9-year-old grey gelding Evening Attire will run in an allowance race later in the meet. [...]
Street Sense’s relatively easy win in the Jim Dandy seems to have been somewhat overshadowed by whether or not Lawyer Ron (pictured) broke the track record in the Whitney, with the pros and cons well summed up over at The Last Filly.
The main argument seems to be that Lawyer Ron could not have possibly pulled [...]
Note: Superfecta is guest-blogging over at Tim Woolley Racing for a few days and will be publishing her updates in both places.
Superfecta here, deputizing for Alex; naturally much of the news this morning is on Barbaro’s newest full sibling, born yesterday morning at Mill Ridge Farm. There’s a picture of the new [...]