Eddie Kenneally

Versatile Abscond Looking To Run Away With Grade 3 Herecomesthebride

Apogee Bloodstock’s Abscond, a Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of Blame, will be looking to run away with Saturday’s $150,000 Herecomesthebride at Gulfstream Park. Abscond is scheduled to meet 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the 1 1/16-mile turf race, one of 10 stakes, nine graded, on Saturday’s 14-race program that will be highlighted by the $400,000 […]

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Full Field Of 14 Seeks Kentucky Derby Points In Lecomte Stakes

Led by Joseph W. Sutton’s Scabbard, the maximum number of 14 three-year-olds are programmed to leave the starting gate in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3), one of six stakes to be run on “Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone”. Now run at 1 1/16 miles, the Lecomte offers 10-4-2-1 points on the […]

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‘No One Was Able To Close’: Disappointing Finishers Dennis’ Moment, Scabbard Look To Rebound From Juvenile

Highly-touted juvenile Dennis’ Moment returned to training Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following his disappointing last-place finish in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita. “I just wanted to get him out there to see how he’d handle things,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He looked really good. We’ll see where we go next […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Needing A Miracle In The Mile

The TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is one of the most coveted races to win on the Breeders’ Cup card – but what if your life depended on winning it? In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz this week, we’re speaking to notable Thoroughbred industry names about their experiences with the World Championships and posing a few hypothetical […]

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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard ‘Improving All The Time’ For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s Scabbard, who finished second to huge favorite Dennis’ Moment in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, had his penultimate work before the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Thursday, starting off behind two stablemates and finishing well to be timed the half-mile in 48 4/5 seconds. “We were trying to give him a little […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Size Isn’t Everything When They Run Big

At Thoroughbred sales, size really does matter. Young horses generally need to be at least of average height for their age to attract notice, and those that are particularly diminutive just don’t get as much attention. In the case of the filly Abscond, Jerry Romans, Jr. was willing to overlook her short stature.  He picked […]

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Abscond Takes Aim At Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf From Keeneland Base

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson’s Abscond continued her preparations for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) by working a half-mile on Keeneland’s main track in :49 Thursday morning. “She worked well yesterday and probably will have one more work here before going to Santa Anita,” trainer Eddie Kenneally said. Home for Abscond since the […]

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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard Targeting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s homebred Scabbard will target the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita following his runner-up effort behind Dennis’ Moment in last Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Eddie Kenneally. “We’re definitely going to target the Breeders’ Cup after that,” Kenneally said. “We’re very proud of […]

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Irad Ortiz Doubles Up As Abscond Nails Natalma Photo

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes, rallying between rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the three-way photo by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz for his second Grade 1 win on the card, covered a mile […]

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