Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kid In A Candy Store’

Rafael Lopez spent years watching racing from the sidelines as a handicapper and fan, which is why standing in the trainers’ lounge at Gulfstream Park recently made him do something of a double take. “It’s unbelievable,” said Lopez. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be hanging out and watching a race with […]

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Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: The Partnership

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. For those wanting to experience the thrill of owning a racehorse without the same time commitment, liability, and […]

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Connections of Matterhorn Hope to Scale Belmont Heights

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners confirmed Monday that Matterhorn, a 3-year-old son of Tapit, would be entered to run in the G1 Belmont Stakes June 7, the Blood-Horse reports. The dark bay colt is trained by Todd Pletcher, and will be ridden by Joe Bravo. Matterhorn enters the Belmont off a fourth-place finish in the G2 Peter […]

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Danza Forced to Miss Belmont Stakes

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Grade I Arkansas Derby winner, Danza, who was most recently a troubled third in the Kentucky Derby, will miss the June 7th Belmont Stakes. Trainer Todd Pletcher was dissatisfied with the manner in which the colt emerged from his workout on Sunday at Belmont Park. “Danza worked very well, but I wasn’t […]

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Twinspires.com presents Derby Dreams: Danza

“Believe big.” That’s the tagline on all the promotional materials for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and the philosophy paid off with Danza. Although he was a shocker in the Arkansas Derby with odds of 41-1, Eclipse president Aron Wellman had been hoping the colt would be the ownership group’s ticket to the Kentucky Derby since 2012. […]

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Photos of the Week: 4.14.14

A huge weekend of racing saw the return of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan at Keeneland and the last two major prep races for the Kentucky Derby run at Keeneland and Oaklawn Park. Oaklawn Park wrapped up its successful season with its annual Festival of the South, which saw champion Will Take Charge […]

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Danza Shocks Arkansas Derby at 41-1

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza came in as the lesser heralded stablemate, but is leaving Oaklawn as the 78th winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and with a ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs after earning 100 points. The winner, sent off as the second highest odds on the board by […]

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Palace Malice to Make 2014 Debut in Gulfstream Park Handicap

Palace Malice, winner of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, will make his seasonal debut in the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap March 8. Brisnet.com reports that the 4-year-old son of Curlin has been back with trainer Todd Pletcher since Jan. 7. Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell said regarding the decision to run in this race, “This […]

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Turfway Park: Ownership Group to Help Fund Health Screenings

In 2012, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners formed a charitable partnership with the Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate whereby a percentage of race earnings won by the company’s star filly, In Lingerie, were donated to the charity. As In Lingerie put forth victories in the Black Eyed Susan and Spinster Stakes she helped execute on Eclipse […]

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King’s Bishop Winner Capo Bastone to Train Up to Breeders’ Cup

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Capo Bastone, the recent winner of last month’s Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga, will be trained up to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, according to Eclipse President, Aron Wellman and the colt’s conditioner, Todd Pletcher. Capo Bastone will be making his first ever start on the grass […]

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