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Champion La Verdad Foals ‘Outstanding’ Daughter Of Curlin

Sheila Rosenblum, founder and owner of Lady Sheila Stable, announced today that La Verdad, the 2015 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, a winner of $1,563,200, foaled a Curlin filly on April 5th at Darley in Lexington, Kentucky. A multiple Graded Stakes winner of 16 races, La Verdad was the dam of last year’s filly sales topper […]

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First Winner For Competitive Edge Comes At Gulfstream Park

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge sired his first juvenile winner on April 11 when the Mark Casse-trained Reiterate, bred by John B. Penn, scored on debut in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Gabe Grossberg owns the Florida-bred filly. “When they sent her from the training center in Ocala, they […]

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Fandom Of Cigar Leads Malter, Ironhorse Racing Stable To Work With Mott

The dream for any young sports fan is to be part of a team they admire. Countless NBA championships have been won off a buzzer-beater into a wastebasket, and just as many Super Bowls have been secured in the backyard as one last pass flies through the air before dinner. For a twenty-something Harlan Malter, […]

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Street Boss Filly Tops Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

After four fillies tied for the fastest time during Sunday’s under tack show at Lone Star Park, fillies again took center stage in Wednesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with the five highest prices. The auction, sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, was held at the Dallas-area track. From 110 horses […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Justify Named Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Horse Of The Year, Stage Magic Named Broodmare Of The Year

Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, was named Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders during today’s KTOB awards luncheon at Keeneland. The KTOB recognized 12 other Kentucky-breds at the luncheon, led by Broodmare of the Year Stage Magic, the dam of Justify, and awards were […]

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Indiana-Breds Find Success Racing In Korea

Two Indiana-bred horses have been in the headlines for Korean racing recently, with both imports finding success at Seoul Racecourse for their separate owners. Choego Money (Stephen Got Even – Lady Heroine, by Sea Hero) was bred by Lawrence Ernst and Red Heart Farm and exported for owner Humchan for trainer Yang Jae Cheol in […]

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Tapit Filly Tops Revived Keeneland April Sale At $1.3 Million

The apex of the revived Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horse Of Racing Age Sale was five years in the making for the auction company, but it was a years-long journey for Chris Baccari as well. The auction’s most expensive juvenile, a Tapit filly who sold to Prince Sultan bin Mishal al Saud of […]

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Bloodlines: Vekoma’s Distinguished Family Roots

Standing stallions is a highly competitive business, and the farms that stand the premium sires rarely have as successful a day as Lane’s End Farm had on April 6, when the 3-year-old colt Roadster (by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road) won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby against odds-on favorite Game […]

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‘Excited And Nervous All At The Same Time’: Mean Sophia Takes Goebel On Whirlwind Trip To Keeneland April Sale

Most 2-year-olds headed to auction in the spring have a fairly conventional method of doing so: Train up to the under-tack show, breeze under the clock for a furlong or two, go through the sale ring, and prepare for a debut start later in the year. In contrast, Mean Sophia’s path to the Keeneland April […]

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