Chad Brown

Normandy Invasion Back and ‘Better Than Ever’

At this time last year, Normandy Invasion was taking his first steps on the Triple Crown trail that would ultimately see him forge a lead into mid-stretch before finishing fourth, beaten just 3 ½ lengths by Orb, in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Unraced since the Derby due to a foot abscess and other minor issues, […]

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Promising Coup de Grace Taken Off KY Derby Trail

The promising 3-year-old colt, Coup de Grace, has been taken out of consideration for the G1 Kentucky Derby after a poor performance in the G3 Holy Bull Stakes. Owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm stated on his Facebook page Monday: “Coup de Grace certainly surprised Chad and me and was a real disappointment. I […]

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Gulfstream: Ready to Act Veers Down the Stretch for Sweetest Chant Win

Hardly a model racehorse in recent starts, Ready to Act once again ran erratically Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, who has posed problems for her trainer and jockey in the three starts since winning her debut, fought Javier Castellano’s efforts to keep her on a straight course in the […]

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Storming Inti Rallies to Take Kitten’s Joy Stakes

Storming Inti was facing his toughest competition yet as he looked to extend his win streak, but the Chad Brown-trained colt proved up to the challenge. Passed by Grade 1 winner We Miss Artie in mid-stretch, Storming Inti rallied again along the rail in the final sixteenth of a mile and hit the wire a […]

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Itsmyluckyday, Normandy Invasion Getting ‘Back to Work’

A multiple stakes winner at Gulfstream last winter, Preakness (G1) runner-up Itsmyluckyday is nearing a return to the work tab. The 3-year-old Lawyer Ron colt is stabled at Palm Meadows with trainer Eddie Plesa, who is looking forward to getting his stable star back to the races. “He made a big splash last year at […]

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Deanaallen’skitten Gives Ramseys First Victory of 2013 Claiming Crown

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Deanaallen’skitten stormed home to take the $125,000 Tiara Stakes Saturday afternoon, besting a field of 11 fillies and mares to claim the fifth of eight Claiming Crown races being held at Gulfstream Park. The six-year-old chestnut mare by Kitten’s Joy out of Miss Carmella (IRE) ran as a heavy favorite should, […]

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Last Gunfighter Hits the Mark in Hawthorne Gold Cup

The Grade 2, $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Presented by Xpressbet looked to be a matchup of three horses exiting Breeders’ Cup starts, and in the end one of those emerged on top while a pair of locals ran big races. Breaking from the gate in the 1 1/4 mile Gold Cup, Alpha got away […]

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Eastern Invaders Settle Into Hollywood For Turf Contests

Several eastern invaders for the Turf Festival, which begins Friday and continues through Sunday, arrived safe and sound at Betfair Hollywood Park Tuesday. Jose Hernandez, assistant to trainer Chad Brown, said that Dayatthespa and Pianist, both set to run in Sunday’s Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch, shipped “very well” and were “full of life” Wednesday morning. […]

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Brown: Dayatthespa Is At Her Best

No one could blame Chad Brown if he avoided Betfair Hollywood Park after Dayatthespa’s disastrous trip in last year’s Grade I Matriarch. But that premise could not be further from the truth. The 34-year-old trainer chalked up the incident as a “fluky thing” and is bringing the City Zip filly back for another crack at […]

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Belmont: Brown, Castellano, Darley Take Leading Titles

For the second straight year Chad Brown reigned as the leading trainer during the Belmont Park fall meet with 26 wins, while Javier Castellano continued his strong run by winning 55 races en route to his third straight on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit. Brown, 34, now has won a total of […]

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