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Updated: Edgar Prado Gets Win No. 7,057, Tying Angel Cordero As Eighth All-Time By Races Won

Edgar Prado moved into a tie with fellow Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. as Thoroughbred racing’s eighth leading riders in the all-time races-won standings Wednesday, scoring his 7,057th career victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Prado won aboard Cory Gal ($5) in front-running fashion in Race 4. “It’s an honor to […]

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Gainesway Releases January Open House Dates

Gainesway will be open this week to visitors wishing to inspect their 2020 roster of stallions. The open house will be daily from 12:30 to 3:00pm, Monday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Jan. 17. In addition to leading sire Tapit, Gainesway stands Afleet Alex, Anchor Down, Bird Song, Birdstone, Empire Maker, Karakontie, Tapizar, and Tapwrit.

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Bird Song, First Weanlings Of 2019

In a year of remembrance for the late Marylou Whitney, a tribute to her program’s success on the track and in the breeding shed can be seen this fall every time a weanling from the first crop of Bird Song walks through the ring. Bird Song, a 6-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, raced as a […]

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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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End Of An Era: Marylou Whitney, Queen Of Saratoga, Dead At 93

Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames “Queen of Saratoga” and “Grand Dame of Saratoga” among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was 93. For seven decades, Mrs. Whitney was among the most successful owners in Thoroughbred racing. She […]

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Aptly-Named Hard Legacy Gives Norm Casse First Graded Win In Regret

Marylou Whitney’s homebred Hard Legacy gave trainer Norm Casse the first graded stakes win of his young career on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, taking the G3 Regret field from gate to wire to triumph by just over a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed nine furlongs over the […]

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Underpressure Improves To Dominate Lousiana Champions Day Classic

In Saturday’s Louisiana Champions Day action at the Fair Grounds, Mallory Greiner’s Underpressure rated mid-pack early in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, took over off the final turn and held firm late. “Obviously we wanted to be up a little closer and were hoping that he would break running,” said jockey Corey Lanerie. “He […]

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Gainesway Sets 2019 Fees, Topped By Tapit At $225,000

Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., has released the full list of advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, topped by perennial leading sire Tapit at $225,000. Empire Maker (by Unbridled), who will enter his fourth season at Gainesway since returning from Japan, will stand for $85,000. His first foals since his repatriation will be 2-year-olds of […]

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Catholic Boy Would Need To Make History To Overcome Post 11 In Travers

Co-fourth choice in the Travers at 8-1 with Tenfold, Robert V. LaPenta’s Catholic Boy is looking to become the first horse since 1901 to finish first in the Travers leaving from Post 11. In 1977, Jatski left from Post 11 in a 14-horse field and finished a nose behind Run Dusty Run but was promoted […]

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