Bridlewood Farm

Florida Sire Chitu’s First Winners Come At Gulfstream Park

Baoma Corporation’s Florida freshman sire, Chitu, gained his first two winners in September, lighting up the Gulfstream Park tote board in both cases. On Sept. 12, Silver Tunes, out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Nile Tunes, captured a $25,000 maiden claimer at odds of 86-1, with Dick Cardenas riding, and paid $174.20. The filly, […]

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Osare, Half-Sister To Arrogate, Retired

Bridlewood Farm’s Osare, a stakes-winning half-sister to champion Arrogate trained by Jonathan Thomas, has been retired following an off-the-board effort on July 6 in the Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, the dark bay or brown daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is out of the multiple stakes-winning […]

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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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G1 Winners Catholic Boy, Diversify Training Forwardly For Jonathan Thomas

Conditioner Jonathan Thomas, who last year managed 4-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy to three wins from six starts, including a pair of Grade 1 victories in the Runhappy Travers and Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf, reported the More Than Ready colt has continued to mature over the winter at Bridlewood Farm after […]

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Catholic Boy Shows Good ‘Energy Level’ In First Work Since Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Jonathan Thomas reported Saturday that multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Catholic Boy is on schedule for a late-spring return to racing after breezing Friday for the first time since finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Catholic Boy breezed three-furlongs in 39.40 seconds Friday at Bridlewood Farm […]

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Catholic Boy Exits Classic With Gash On Ankle, Will Race In 2019

Jonathan Thomas’ trainee Catholic Boy finished a disappointing 13th out of 14 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, but it was easy to see why as soon as he returned to be unsaddled. The dual Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt suffered a gash on his left ankle, according to, which may […]

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Channel Cat Wins Dueling Grounds Derby; Osare Takes Oaks As Kentucky Downs Handle Soars

Record-setting trainer Todd Pletcher picked a great time to win his first race at Kentucky Downs since 2010 as Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat outfought the late-running Cullum Road to win the $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby by a head on Wednesday’s penultimate card of America’s most unique race meet. Winning the $300,000 Fifth Third […]

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Tapwrit ‘Full Of Himself’ In Final Work For Whitney

Tapwrit turned in his final official workout for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney, breezing four furlongs in 49.11 seconds on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Saturday morning. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, Tapwrit worked outside of Argentine import Village King and finished on even […]

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Catholic Boy Bled ‘A Significant Amount’ In Florida Derby, To Have A Break

Remsen Stakes winner Catholic Boy finished fourth in Saturday’s G1 Florida Derby, but it was discovered that the colt bled during the race, reports “Unfortunately, he bled a significant amount,” said John Panagot, part-owner Robert LaPenta’s racing manager. “We’re going to have to stop on him and let him heal.” Catholic Boy was beaten 12 […]

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