Chad Brown

Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Patch Headline Grade 1 Stephen Foster

East Coast invaders Backyard Heaven and Irish War Cry headline a field of nine older horses in the  Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time Saturday program at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster Handicap is the richest of five graded stakes races on Saturday’s […]

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Brown, Castellano, Dubb Named Top Performers At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Chad Brown, Javier Castellano and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first race on Thursday, June 7 and continued […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Peter Brant ‘Happy To Be Back’ In The Game

Peter M. Brant had quite a run in Thoroughbred racing in the 1970s and ‘80s. There were Eclipse Award winners like Waya in 1979 and Just a Game in 1980, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Belmont winner Swale – the champion 3-year-old he co-owned with Claiborne Farm – in 1984, and champion sprinter Gulch […]

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Belmont Notes: Brown Has Travers In Mind For Gronkowski

On the morning following Gronkowski’s runner-up performance in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Chad Brown was thinking about what could have been and what could be ahead for the colt owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred III and named for All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. “I’m glad our horse gave […]

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German-Bred A Raving Beauty Takes Just A Game For Chad Brown

Five-year-old mare A Raving Beauty’s first start in the U.S. was a victory on the turf at Belmont Park. So was her second. The Chad Brown trainee burst to the lead in mid-stretch under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. to take control of the Grade 1 Just A Game Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park. She won […]

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Fourstar Crook Denies Stablemate Sistercharlie In New York Stakes

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable, and Gary Aisquith’s Fourstar Crook turned the tables on her Chad Brown-trained stablemate on Friday, capturing the G2 New York Stakes by a head over 1-2 favorite Sistercharlie. Sent to the post at 4-1 under Irad Ortiz, the 6-year-old New York-bred daughter of Freud traveled in mid-pack of a strung out […]

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Brown ‘Impressed’ By Equine Gronkowski; Mott Has Hofburg ‘Feeling Good’

Trainer Chad Brown said it’s all systems go for Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Gronkowski one day before the Lonhro colt looks to thwart Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. “Everything is good. His training is done now,” Brown said. “We’ve asked him to work twice and I thought he worked […]

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Lewis Bay An Easy Winner In Bed O’ Roses Invitational

Alpha Delta Stables’ homebred Lewis Bay dominated Friday’s Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Invitational by 5 1/2 lengths, speeding seven furlongs in 1:21.11 over Belmont Park’s fast main track. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernardini, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for Chad Brown, was sent to post at odds of 3-1 seeking her first victory of […]

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Gronkowski Plans To Attend Belmont To Cheer On His Namesake

Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, is planning to meet his namesake for the first time when the 3-year-old colt runs in Saturday’s 150th Belmont Stakes, according to Sports Illustrated. The human Gronkowski will be in attendance at Belmont Park as his equine counterpart, a relative longshot, aims to spoil Justify’s triple crown […]

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Sentient Jet Will Sponsor Gronkowski In 150th Belmont Stakes

Ahead of the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th, Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and avid supporter of the Thoroughbred horse racing community, is pleased to announce it will sponsor Gronkowski for his US debut in the final leg of the Triple Crown races. “We are thrilled to introduce Gronkowski to Sentient Jet’s elite […]

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