Natalie Voss

Delacour Stable comes to aid of seriously injured exercise rider

Delacour Stable representatives have established an aid fund for exercise rider Erasmo Tranquilino, who was injured in an accident on the backstretch over the weekend. It’s still not clear exactly what happened, but Delacour Stable’s Leigh Delacour says he may have fallen off the back of a golf cart and hit his head. Tranquilino has […]

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Is there an app for that? Shanghai Bobby to ‘tweet’ promotion to fans

Juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby will make his 2013 debut in Saturday’s G3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Co-owner Starlight Racing hopes to get fans excited about the colt’s quest for the Kentucky Derby with a Twitter contest for fans. The contest is called a “Twitter Treasure Hunt”, during which followers will use a set […]

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Will new marketing schemes pay off for stud farms?

As mare owners browse more than 2,000 Thoroughbred stallions looking for that perfect match, stallion farms have become more creative about how they attract–and keep–their clients’ attention. Most breeders say a hot young stallion generates enough buzz in his first couple of years at stud to fill his books. By year three or four however, […]

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North American buyers flex their muscles at Keeneland January

In a slight departure from recent sales, North American buyers made their presence felt at the higher levels in the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Top buyers by money spent throughout the sale’s first three sessions included Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Texas-based Baumann Stables, Ben Glass, Denali Stud, and Stonestreet Thoroughbreds (which led […]

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Ladies first: Valor Ladies runner wins stakes in inaugural U.S. start

The ladies-only ownership group begun by Team Valor International won its inaugural U.S. start Tuesday when Tuttipaesi (Ire) crossed the wire first in the Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream. Valor Ladies purchased the three-year-old Clodovil (IRE) filly in Italy upon the advice of Barry Irwin, CEO of Team Valor International. At that time, Tuttipaesi had […]

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A reality check: Dettori confirmed for ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Earlier reports that internationally renowned jockey Frankie Dettori will appear on Britain’s reality tv show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ are confirmed. The 42-year-old will move into the Big Brother house Thursday evening, where he will get to know roommates whispered to include a variety of personalities from Meat Loaf to Lindsay Lohan. Filming is projected to take around […]

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Only in California? A ‘bikini’ in the winner’s circle

Victor Espinoza donned a distinctive set of silks in Santa Anita’s winner’s circle Tuesday aboard maiden winner Sugar Spice (http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8468984&registry=T). Owners Vicky Dimitri and Sauci Belvoir race their five-year-old Tavasco mare under silks that made the veteran jockey appear to sport an itsby bitsy, teeny, weeny pink bikini.  “I had the idea to make the […]

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