King’s Bishop

First Foal A Filly For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Runhappy

The first reported foal sired by Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Runhappy was born on Sunday, according to Claiborne Farm’s Twitter account. The filly was born at Ashview Farm, the same farm on which the Eclipse Award-winning Runhappy himself was born. Runhappy, a 6-year-old son of Super Saver, compiled a record of seven wins in 10 […]

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Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Earns Jockey Of The Week Title With Grade 1 Double

Jockey Mike Smith made the most of his trip to Saratoga as he won the Grade 1 King’s Bishop aboard Drefong and followed that win up with an upset in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes aboard Arrogate. That grade 1 double led to him to him being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On The Spa

A total of six Grade 1 races highlight Saturday’s card at Saratoga, four of which are listed as Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Races for this fall at Santa Anita. Highlighting the card is the Travers Stakes with a full field of 14 scheduled to make the gate, and following that race will […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Dudes: Hitting The Travers Day Card

This article was originally published by the Thoroughbred Racing Dudes. For more original content, free win picks, premium handicapping and more, visit racingdudes.com. The Travers Day card has been drawn and is lining up as one of the biggest days of horse racing this year. The card lends itself to amazing wagering opportunities for those that have been […]

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Mohaymen Shortens Up, Hopes To Bounce Back In G1 King’s Bishop

After winning the first five starts of his career, four of them Grade 2 stakes, Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen stood at the head of the 3-year-old class this past spring with the Triple Crown just around the corner. Three straight off-the-board finishes ensued, however, most recently a fourth as the favorite in his return to action […]

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Mohaymen Will Race In King’s Bishop, Not Travers

Multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen is no longer being pointed to the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 27 at Saratoga. Instead, Kiaran McLaughlin told the Daily Racing Form that the sophomore son of Tapit will be pointed to the G1 King’s Bishop on the same afternoon. The King’s Bishop at seven furlongs will be […]

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Borell: Runhappy’s Owners ‘Only Care About The Money’

What a mess. Less than 24 hours after one of the most uplifting stories of a tremendously exciting homecoming Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland unfolded – the saga of 3-year-old Sprint sensation Runhappy and her unheralded young trainer, Maria Borell –  the story turned sour. Very sour. Borell was fired by Laura Wohlers, racing manager for […]

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G1 Sprinter The Big Beast Retired, Will Stand At Ocala Stud

The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2016 at J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Florida. A fee will be determined and announced soon. “The Big Beast was a tremendously fast and talented Grade 1 winner on the track, and he’s an imposing […]

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Runhappy Runs Away In King’s Bishop

Runhappy took the lead on the backstretch and kept going in the stretch, opening up daylight between himself and his rivals to take the Grade 1, $500,000 NYRA.com King’s Bishop Stakes at odds of 15-1 Saturday at Saratoga. It was the third straight victory for Runhappy, who is trained by Maria Borell for owner James […]

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