Chris Baker

Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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$750,000 Distorted Humor Mare Leads Tuesday’s Trade At Keeneland January Sale

Brisk trade produced healthy results during Tuesday’s second session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale, topped by the sale of the multiple Grade 3-winning Distorted Humor mare House Rules, in foal to Quality Road, to WinStar Farm for $750,000. On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 242 horses for $17,805,100, for an average of $73,575 and […]

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G1 Winner Funtastic Retired To Three Chimneys For 2019

Three Chimneys Farm announced today that Grade 1 winner Funtastic, raced by the Torrealba family, will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys for the 2019 breeding season. “We have enjoyed immeasurable success from the family of Horses of the Year Gun Runner and Saint Liam,” said Three Chimneys chairman, Goncalo Torrealba. “Gun Runner took us on […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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That’s A Wrap: Gun Runner Closes His Career With A Bang In Pegasus World Cup

Champion Gun Runner left it all on the track on Saturday, and heads off to the breeding shed with no question left unanswered. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride is one of a small number of top-caliber Thoroughbreds to improve with each start, and he ended his career with a personal best Beyer Speed Figure […]

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Full Circle: Three Chimneys’ Baker Involved With Gun Runner From The Start

When Gun Runner concludes his illustrious racing career Saturday in Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and retires to a stallion career at co-owner Three Chimneys Farm, the horse will have come full circle with Chris Baker. Baker, Three Chimneys’ chief operating officer, has been involved with Gun Runner longer than anyone, […]

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A Message From Eddie Olczyk To Horse Racing: Thank You

The following is an open letter to the horse racing community from former National Hockey League player and NBC Sports hockey and horse racing broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, who will not be part of the NBC Sports team at this year’s Breeders’ Cup as he battles colon cancer. However, you can still see Edzo’s Breeders’ Cup “Best […]

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It’s Not Just You: Antibiotic Resistance A Challenge For Equine Veterinarians

Long hailed as the greatest advance in medicine, antibiotics have become the go-to treatment for nearly every scratch, cough, or fever, whether or not they were caused by bacteria. Many doctors and veterinarians began indiscriminately prescribing antibiotics simply because their patients expected — even demanded — them. This overuse of antibiotics eventually created today’s crisis, […]

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Baker Named Chief Operating Officer at Three Chimneys Farm

Chris Baker has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at Three Chimneys Farm, the farm announced today. Baker has over 30 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry, most recently highlighted by 11 years as General Manager at Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm in Virginia, followed by two years in the same role […]

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Chris Baker hired as WinStar General Manager

Chris Baker has accepted the position of General Manager at WinStar Farm, the farm announced Tuesday. Baker had been the General Manager at Spring Hill Farm in Casanova, Va. for late owner Edward P. Evans. He comes to WinStar with 25 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry, including the last 11 years spent at […]

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