Argentina

Top South American Sire Luhuk Dies At Age 28

Luhuk, a European stakes winner, perennial leading sire in South America, and sire of Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio, died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina, Turf Diario reports. The 28-year-old son of Forty Niner had been living as a pensioner since 2015 when declining fertility took him out of active stallion duty. Bred in […]

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Overanalyze, Daddy Long Legs, Editorial Book South American Shuttle Destinations

With the Northern Hemisphere breeding season drawn to a close, a handful of U.S. stallions will shuttle to different locations in South America to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. South American publication Turf Diario rounded up some of the stallions headed south for the summer. Overanalyze, the leading juvenile sire of 2017, is already […]

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Pair Of Harlan’s Holiday Fillies Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Argentina

The formidable duo of Stud Firmamento’s Bamb Harlan (ARG) and Halo Holiday (ARG), both 4-year-old daughters of Harlan’s Holiday, headline a field of 15 fillies and mares entered for Wednesday’s (May 1) 1¼-mile Gran Premio Criadores (G1) on dirt at Hipodromo Argentino. The winner of the Gran Premio Criadores will receive the first automatic starting […]

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Jockey Iggy Puglisi ‘Back On The Upswing’ At Santa Anita

Ignacio Puglisi is back on track in a career that began 29 years ago when he was a mere pup of 16. Now 45, but still fit, formidable and friendly, the jockey pals refer to as ‘Iggy’ is doing what he loves best–riding horses. “I’ve been back since mid-November now, so it’s been a while,” said […]

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Hi Happy Retired To Stand In Argentina

Hi Happy, a Horse of the Year in his native Argentina and Grade 1 winner in the U.S., has been retired from racing and will return to Argentina to begin his stallion career, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 7-year-old son of Pure Prize will stand at Haras Vacación for a syndicate that includes Haras La […]

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Mubtaahij Retired, Likely To Stand In Argentina

Mubtaahij, a graded stakes winner in the U.S. and U.A.E., has been retired from racing and will likely begin his stallion career in Argentina, BloodHorse reports. The 7-year-old son of Dubawi is currently residing at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., while his stud plans are finalized. Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni told BloodHorse’s Jeremy […]

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McPeek Preparing Trio For Early Venture To Dubai World Cup Carnival

American trainer Kenny McPeek has long made a good living by winning big races and making intelligent ventures with racehorses. Led now by the aptly named Senior Investment, he is set to invade the Dubai World Cup Carnival with a trio of intriguing prospects, marking him as the first American trainer to come to the Carnival […]

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Village King Crowned In Dramatic Off-The-Turf Red Smith

Village King, expertly handled by Javier Castellano, nosed out Soglio in a dramatic photo finish to capture the off-the-turf Grade 3 Red Smith on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Angels of Catalina Inc., Village King and Soglio tracked pacesetters Exulting and Control Group through a quarter-mile in 25.20 seconds and the […]

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Hokey Pokey? Blue Prize Darts In, Then Out, Still Wins Juddmonte Spinster

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize extended her win streak to three straight graded stakes on Sunday, adding her first top-level triumph with a victory in the G1 Juddmonte Spinster at Keeneland. In the stretch, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize ran erratically, first darting toward the rail and then away from it, but jockey Joe Bravo […]

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Hi Happy Gets His North American G1 In Man O’ War

La Providencia’s homebred Hi Happy put together back-to-back victories when he surged to the wire a half-length winner in Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park, adding to his most recent triumph and first North American victory in Gulfstream’s G2 Pan American. The 6-year-old son of Pure Prize, a native of Argentina, […]

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