‘Quirky Filly’ Micheline Ready For Saturday’s Honey Ryder Stakes At Gulfstream

Trainer Michael Stidham has a lot of talented Thoroughbreds in his barn, but Godolphin LLC’s Micheline isn’t one of them … technically. The 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini, who is entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Ryder at Gulfstream Park, has actually demonstrated considerable ability during a seven-race career that includes a stakes victory and a graded-stakes […]

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Upstart Colt Tops OBS March Sale’s Second Session At $600,000

Hip No. 598, a son of Upstart consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent for $600,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Saturday’s session of the Under […]

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Dubai: Group 1 Winner Capezzano Using Thursday Stakes As Stepping Stone To Saudi Cup

Sultan Ali’s Group 1-winning Capezzano, the beaten market favorite in last year’s $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1), is scheduled to return to action on Thursday for the yard of Salem bin Ghadayer in the Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes. The son of Bernardini was a one-sided winner of a pair of handicaps last DWC […]

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Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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Medaglia D’Oro Leads Darley’s 2020 Stallion Roster At $200,000

2019 has been a another impressive year for Medaglia d’Oro, both in the sale ring and on the track. Following an exceptional 2018, in which eight of his yearlings brought $1 million or more at the sales, he added four more seven-figure yearlings to his resume this year. He has now sired more million-dollar yearlings […]

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Owendale Pulls Clear Late In Oklahoma Derby

Jim Rupp made a decision in the past few years that has led to owning his first near-millionaire horse, Owendale, winner of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday. Rupp, a retired oilman from Bay City, Mich., met renowned bloodstock agent Mike Ryan at the Yearling Sale at Keeneland in 2017 […]

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Dunbar Road Skips Over The Slop For Alabama Triumph

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road proved a deserving 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s rendition of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, skipping over a sloppy Saratoga course after the rain delay to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown for third third win on the […]

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‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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Bernardini Filly Tops Inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The debut edition of the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale dropped into a difficult climate for a horse auction, with Santa Anita Park embroiled in crisis following a series of breakdowns throughout its current meet. The sale faced the task of picking up the torch from the local Barretts auction company, which folded […]

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