General Quarters

‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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‘Big, Powerful’ Signalman Breezes Toward Fountain Of Youth At Gulfstream

Signalman, one of the most accomplished 2-year-olds of 2018, breezed a half-mile in company in :46.63 in preparation for a scheduled start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2 at Gulfstream Park. ”He looked good. It was his first work here,” said trainer Kenny McPeek, who noted that the 3-year-old son of […]

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Hernandez ‘Off To A Good Start’ In First Winter At Gulfstream Park

His standing among the riding elite in the Midwest cemented by a banner 2018 season, Brian Hernandez Jr. has ventured to Gulfstream Park to test his abundant skills against the world’s best jockeys on a daily basis during his first Championship Meet. The 33-year-old journeyman, who has ridden the winners of 1882 races and more […]

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Signalman Scores Derby Points With Game Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Signalman […]

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Mia Torri Undefeated For Navarro After Tight Sunshine Millions Distaff Victory

Phillip Sagan’s Mia Torri took the lead at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s Sunshine Millions Distaff at Gulfstream Park and then held off the fast-closing You Brought Her to earn her first stakes victory. Ridden by Javier Castellano, Mia Torri won by a neck. You Brought Her finished 1 1/4 lengths clear of […]

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‘Divine Intervention:’ McCarthy’s Blame Angel Wins Ellis Nightcap Day After Trainer’s Death

“Divine intervention in the nightcap,” Ellis Park announcer Jimmy McNerney told the crowd after Blame Angel captured Friday’s eighth race by 2 3/4 lengths over Batten the Hatches. Blame Angel previously ran on Father’s Day at Churchill Downs, winning at 17-1 odds in what proved the last horse to run with Tom R. McCarthy as […]

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Thomas McCarthy, Owner-Trainer Of General Quarters, Dies

Thomas R. McCarthy, the retired high school principal that owned and trained 2009 Kentucky Derby contender General Quarters, passed away Thursday morning. He was 82. The sad news was reported by several sources, including journalist Jennie Rees, via Twitter – Sad news: Tom McCarthy, trainer of BG and WR Turf Classic winner General Quarters, died […]

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Retired Jockey Lopez Turns To Art To Help Fill Void

The riding career of James Lopez came to a premature end in 2011, shortly after a horse flipped over on him in the paddock at Indiana Downs and kicked him in the head. He rode one more race several weeks later at Turfway Park and had difficulty pulling up his mount afterward. “I was having […]

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Blue Grass Winner General Quarters Sires First Winner

Beautiful Sin became the first winner for her sire General Quarters when she captured a maiden claiming race for juvenile fillies at Gulfstream Park Sept. 3. The Blood-Horse reports that Beautiful Sin is trained by Juan Rodriguez for Golden Legacy Stable. The grey/roan filly rallied from sixth to draw off and win by 3 1/2 lengths in […]

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Crestwood Farm Open House to Showcase Bullet Train, General Quarters

Crestwood Farm will host their annual Stallion open house for breeders on Sunday, January 5th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their stallion barn on Spurr Road in Lexington, Ky. There are two new additions to the 2014 roster; BULLET TRAIN (GB), a Group-winner and ¾ brother to the great Frankel, who is the […]

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