Lemon Drop Kid

Romantic Vision Splashes Home On Top In Spinster

G. Watts Humphrey’s homebred Romantic Vision earned the first Grade 1 win of her career as well as a berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in Sunday’s Spinster Stakes at Keeneland. The 5-year-old Lemon Drop Kid mare, ridden by Brian Hernandez, sat just behind the pacesetter and took over in the stretch, pulling away late […]

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Beach Patrol Puts Together Back-To-Back Grade Ones In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners’ Beach Patrol has now won back-to-back Grade 1 races, the Arlington Million and this Saturday’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. The five-length victory earns the 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf. Off at odds of 5-1, Beach […]

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Beach Patrol Very Game To Secure Secretariat-Arlington Million Double

James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners’ Beach Patrol captured the G1 Secretariat during the 2016 Arlington International Festival of Racing, then did not find the winner’s circle again until the same day in 2017, when he was triumphant in the 35th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million. The 4-year-old son […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kid Cruz Bows Tendon, Retired To Breeder Machmer Hall

During Sunday’s second race at Aqueduct, 6-year-old Kid Cruz was pulled up in the lane by jockey Cornelio Velasquez. The son of Lemon Drop Kid was vanned off, and back at the barn it was discovered that he had bowed the tendon in his left front leg, according to drf.com. Black Swan Stable’s John Destefano, […]

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‘Reliable’ Da Big Hoss Under Consideration For Pan American Stakes

Millionaire Da Big Hoss, a winner of five stakes, including four in succession, during his 2016 campaign, took a step closer to his seasonal debut by working six furlongs on the dirt in 1:14.42 at Gulfstream Park Friday morning. The 6-year-old, a former claimer who was plucked out of a mile turf race for $50,000 […]

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Inspector Lynley Holds Off Kasaqui In Tampa Bay Stakes

Stuart S. Janney, III and Phipps Stable’s homebred Inspector Lynley was the game winner of Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes, given a well-timed ride by John Velazquez to hold off Kasaqui by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, trained by Shug McGaughey, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Broodmare Sires

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the leaders of different divisions of the American Graded Stakes Standings of 2016. This week, we’ll look at broodmare sires. The stallions that ranked among the top five broodmare sires of AGS winners are familiar names, although a couple may come as a surprise. […]

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Candy Ride Tops Lane’s End 2017 Stallion Roster

On Sunday, Nov. 6 Lane’s End Farm announced their stallion fees for the 2017 season. Topping the farm’s roster is Argentinian-bred Candy Ride, whose fee remains unchanged from 2016 at $60,000. Union Rags’ fee received a boost from $35,000 to $50,000 for 2017, having sired a pair of G1 winners in his first crop (Dancing […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Big Move For Da Big Hoss

Skychai Racing’s Da Big Hoss continued his winning ways when he rallied from far back to win the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup Sept. 10. It was the fourth consecutive graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, and it moved him into tie for third on the American Graded Stakes Standings list […]

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Da Big Hoss Storms Home In Kentucky Turf Cup

Skychai Racing’s Da Big Hoss made it back-to-back victories in the 25th running of the Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup, powering through a rain-soaked course to win by 1 1/4 lengths for trainer Mike Maker. The 5-year-old by Lemon Drop Kid, a former claimer, laid well off the early pace and then made a bold […]

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