English Channel

Just Howard Named Maryland-Bred Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-Year-Old, Turf Horse

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, winner of the Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby at Laurel Park as part of a four-race win streak over the summer of 2017, took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old male and champion turf horse. The announcements were made at the inaugural Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort […]

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Heart To Heart Finalmente Logra Un Grado 1 Al Ganar El Gulfstream Park Turf

Heart to Heart, propiedad de Terry Hamilton, mostró su clase a los siete años de edad, ganando con valentía el Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) el sábado 10. El hijo de English Channel tomó la delantera con facilidad, y luego se mantuvo en la vanguardia para ganar por pescuezo sobre Kurilov. Cotizado 5/2 en las apuestas, […]

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Heart To Heart Very Game Late In Gulfstream Park Turf

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart showed his class at 7 years of age, gutting out a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf. The son of English Channel made the lead easily, then stayed on well late to win by about a neck over Kurilov. Off at odds of 5-2, Heart to Heart and […]

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Former Claimer Rye Up In Time For Unusual Heat Turf Classic Win

As he’s done literally thousands of times throughout his Hall of Fame career, Kent Desormeaux timed it to the minute when the big money was down in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita, as he was just up to win by head aboard aboard Rye, a 5-year-old full horse by English Channel.  […]

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Keen Ice, Bal A Bali Among New Additions To Calumet Farm Stallion Roster For 2018

Keen Ice, a son of leading sire Curlin, boasts an impressive race record – a G1 winner with earnings over $3.4 million. Possibly one of the most notable accomplishments of his career was defeating American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Travers, making him the only horse to cross the wire ahead of the reigning Triple […]

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Dalarna Last-To-First In English Channel

Gunpowder Farms’ Dalarna rallied from last in a seven-horse field to gain the lead in deep stretch and outkicked 4-5 favorite Let’s Get Loud by a nose to win the third running of the $100,000 English Channel for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Belmont Park. In his stakes debut, Dalarna stayed well off Fact Finding’s pace, […]

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Just Howard Keeps Win Streak Alive In Commonwealth Derby

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard won his fourth straight race and earned his first graded stakes victory Saturday by three-quarters of a length over Voodoo Song in the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) at Laurel Park. Under jockey Feargal Lynch, who won four races, three of them stakes, on the ‘Class on the Grass’ program, Just Howard […]

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Johnny Bear Noses Out Hawkbill In Northern Dancer Turf

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear just got his nose in front of 3-5 favorite Hawkbill to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine Racecourse. At odds of 9-1, the 6-year-old son of English Channel covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:28.34 under jockey Luis Contreras. It was the first […]

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Heart To Heart In Front All The Way In Bernard Baruch

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart took the field from gate-to-wire in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forge and Delta Prince. The 6-year-old son of English Channel was taken to the lead by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who set well-timed fractions to have plenty of horse […]

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Half-Brother To Irish War Cry, Irish Strait Favored In Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile

Trainer Graham Motion was a bit surprised hear Irish Strait is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs. But the 5-year-old gelding is arguably the most consistent horse in the field of eight, especially on the turf. The son of turf champion English Channel won Monmouth Park’s Grade 3 Red […]

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