General Quarters

General Quarters to Crestwood for 2014

Multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire General Quarters (Sky Mesa—Ecology, by Unbridled’s Song) will stand at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm new for 2014. Victorious in the 2009 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and the 2010 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (G1), General Quarters earned more than $1.2 million in a stellar career on the racetrack […]

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It’s a filly! First foal by General Quarters born in Florida

The first reported foal by G1 winner General Quarters was born at Red Sunset Farm near Ocala in early January, according to Blood-Horse. The chestnut filly is out of Pentilicus mare Hannah’s Ink. “She’s a very well put together filly with a beautiful body reminiscent of General Quarters himself,” said Lisa Simoff, director of bloodstock […]

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General Quarters joins Big Drama at Florida’s Stonewall

Recently retired grade 1 winner General Quarters will stand the 2012 breeding season at Stonewall Farm near Ocala, Florida, reports the Blood-Horse.  The six-year-old son of Sky Mesa joins Big Drama at Stonewall after being retired in December from a career in which he earned more than $1.2 million and won or placed in 15 […]

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General Quarters retired following last-place finish in Clark

Owner/trainer Tom McCarthy said Monday that Friday’s Clark Handicap was the final race for his storied five-year-old General Quarters, who finished last in the 13-horse field at Churchill Downs.  The 78-year-old tells the Norwich Bulletin that General Quarters will be sold to stud duty with the stipulation that he remains in the United States, preferably […]

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Field set for G2 Fayette on Keeneland’s closing day

New York-bred Future Prospect and 2009 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner General Quarters finished one-two in the WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) on September 24 at Turfway Park and will meet again on Saturday in the 53rd running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2) on closing day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meeting. The two will break beside […]

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Kentucky Cup top two may clash in Keeneland stakes finale

Future Prospect and General Quarters, 1-2 finishers in the WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) at Turfway Park on September 24, will likely meet again in the 53rd running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2), a 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-olds and up on closing day at Keeneland. Those two horses, as well as Workin for Hops, fourth […]

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Novak: One-horse stables could be good Breeders’ Cup story

At ESPN.com, Claire Novak profiles trainers Dodson Skaggs and Tom McCarthy, whose longshot horses – Future Prospect and General Quarters – finished one-two in the WinStar Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park last Saturday.  Both trainers are in their mid-70’s and both train just one horse.  Novak writes: “Plenty of big stables will come loaded with […]

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Field of eight drawn for Grade 2 WinStar Kentucky Cup

The field was drawn Thursday for the Grade 2, $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup, the feature race on Saturday’s WinStar Kentucky Cup Day of Champions, which makes its return to Turfway Park after a one-year hiatus. Baryshnikov was installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of eight.  He drew post position five for […]

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General Quarters, Strike Impact likely for Kentucky Cup

The field for Saturday’s feature race at Turfway Park – the $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) –  is taking shape, although decisions regarding several nominees remain up in the air. Among those already likely to run is 7-year-old Strike Impact, third in the Firecracker Handicap (G2) on the turf at Churchill Downs two races back […]

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Arlington: General Quarters, Workin for Hops seek Polytrack win in Washington Park Handicap

Press Release A troika of accomplished stakes winners – Thomas McCarthy’s General Quarters, Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops and Lothenbach Stables’ Mister Marti Gras – share top starting impost of 119 pounds for Saturday’s Washington Park Handicap.  The Grade III race carries a $100,000 purse and will be run at a mile and an eighth […]

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