Grade 1 winner The Big Beast
First Foal A Colt For The Big Beast

Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 3rd when a colt was born in Ocala, Fla.  Bred by Christy Whitman, the bay colt is out of the Slew Gin Fizz mare Look to the Stars, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Isitingood. […]

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Holy Bull Could Be On The Horizon For McLaughlin’s Takaful

Shadwell Stable’s Grade 2-placed Takaful returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze Thursday morning, and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said the G2 Holy Bull Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park is among the races being considered for his next start.  In his first work since finishing seventh in the G2 Jerome  Jan. 2 at Aqueduct, […]

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Danza post-gallop at Churchill Downs
Country Singer Toby Keith Breeder Of Danza’s First Reported Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Danza, dominant winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Sunday, Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms in Lexington, KY.  Bred by country singer Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin Farms, Inc., the dark bay or brown filly is out of the young Cactus Ridge mare Peeker, a […]

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First foal by Fast Anna, a colt out of Unbridled Grace
Fast Anna’s First Foal Born In New York

The first foal by Medaglia d’Oro’s Grade 1-performing son Fast Anna has been born in New York It was announced today that the first foal by King’s Bishop (G1) runner-up Fast Anna was born on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Five Oak Farm in Saratoga Springs, New York. Bred by Thomas Mina, the bay colt is […]

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Churchill Downs Tracks, TwinSpires Holding Out On Simulcasting Pegasus World Cup

An impasse over the cost of the simulcast signal for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28 could leave customers of Churchill Downs Inc. racetracks and its advance deposit wagering company, TwinSpires, shut out of the betting on the inaugural running of the $12-million race. “Unfortunately, we have […]

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Valuable Keeneland Spring Schedule Anchored By 16 Stakes Worth $4.325 Million

Keeneland today announced a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), and introduces Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet as the signature sponsor of the $200,000 Lexington (G3). Purse money for the Lexington and opening day Transylvania (G3) […]

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Veteran Dennis Moore to add Del Mar track maintenance to his responsibilities
Dennis Moore To Oversee Del Mar Track Maintenance

Veteran trackman Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has agreed to accept the additional role of director of track maintenance at Del Mar, it has been announced. Moore, 67, with more than 44 years of experience working racetracks around the world, will continue his full-time role at Santa Anita while also assuming […]

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First foal by Bahamian Squall - a colt out of the winning Rockport Harbor mare, Rock Steady Baby
First Foal Arrives For G2 Smile Sprint Winner Bahamian Squall

Bahamian Squall, winner of the G2 Smile Sprint, had his first foal arrive Jan. 18 in Ocala, Fla. The colt, which was bred by Mr. Digole (Dee) Williams, is out of the winning Rockport Harbor mare, Rock Steady Baby. Bahamian Squall will begin his second season at stud at Donald R Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm […]

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Warrior's Club wins the inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
Churchill Downs: Filly Division Added To Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes

Fresh off a successful inaugural running of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Oct. 30, Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the annual event which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017 – one for 2-year-old colts & geldings, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies. “The Spendthrift […]

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Cathryn Sophia, ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by John Servis, wins the 2016 Kentucky Oaks
KY Oaks Heroine Cathryn Sophia Voted Top Midlantic-Bred For 2016

Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia has earned the Mid-Atlanic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred for 2016. Stellar Wind’s bid to repeat as the top horse bred in the mid-Atlantic fell just short. Instead, it is Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia who earns the laurels as the Mid-Atlanic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred for 2016. Cathryn Sophia finished just ahead […]

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