Animal Kingdom

Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Oleksandra Kicks Clear In Franklin County

Team Valor International’s Oleksandra (AUS) found racing room between Morticia and the pacesetting Girls Know Best in deep stretch and went on to win the 23rd running of the $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares by two lengths over Morticia before a Friday afternoon crowd of 19,026 at Keeneland. Trained by […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Relocated To Japan For 2020 Breeding Season

Animal Kingdom, the winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, will move to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s stallion operation for the 2020 breeding season, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 11-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux has resided at Darley’s Jonabell Farm location in Lexington, Ky., for each Northern Hemisphere season since 2014. He initially debuted during the […]

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Animal Kingdom Gelding Powers Gains At CTHS British Columbia Sale

The annual Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia Division) Yearling and Mixed Sale, held Sept. 11 at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, B.C., enjoyed brisk business, with solid middle-market trade. The median price of $14,250 represented a whopping 90 percent leap on last year’s rather anemic figure, while the average price of $16,648 reflected […]

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Oleksandra Closes For Smart N Fancy Win

Team Valor International’s homebred Oleksandra closed impressively into swift splits to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy, a 5 ½-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Neil Drysdale and piloted by Joel Rosario, the 5-year-old Animal Kingdom mare was last of seven early in the Smart […]

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Ahimsa Scores Front-Running Victory In Osunitas At Del Mar

Cleverly rated on the lead by veteran jockey Brice Blanc, 2-1 favored Ahimsa won in wire-to-wire fashion Friday in the featured $90,904 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. Ahimsa, a daughter of Animal Kingdom owned by Three Great Sons and Hughes and trained by Peter Eurton, […]

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Elsa Lets It Go For West Coast Debut; Godolphin Filly Dominates Jimmy Durante

In Saturday’s companion feature at Del Mar, the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, 11-1 longshot Elsa provided jockey Joe Bravo with his second straight success in the mile and one-sixteenth grass contest, sweeping to the lead from the outside for a convincing two and one-quarter length triumph. Bravo won the race […]

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Darley America Announces 2019 Fees, Topped By Medaglia d’Oro At $200,000

Darley America, based at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has announced the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster. This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring. He has sired an astounding eight seven-figure yearlings, including three of the top four at Saratoga and an additional five at Keeneland September. Only Northern Dancer and Storm […]

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Untamed Domain, Curlin’s Honor Top Ceasars Stakes At Indiana Grand

A field of eight will go postward in the 13th running of the $200,000 Caesars Stakes during Indiana’s richest day of turf racing Wednesday, Sept. 5. The race, formerly known as the Centaur Stakes, will feature several horses with Graded Stakes experience, including Untamed Domain from the H. Graham Motion Stable. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Untamed […]

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