More Than Ready

Motion Trying For First Queen’s Plate With Sam-Son Contenders

Trainer Graham Motion, who has won some of Thoroughbred racing’s most high-profile events, including the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom, will have two chances to reign victorious in the upcoming Queen’s Plate, a race he’s long dreamed of winning. “It’s definitely a race that’s been on my radar, a race that I’d love to […]

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Catholic Boy Re-Rallies To Defeat Analyze It In Pennine Ridge

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Catholic Boy was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3 Pennine Ridge, leading until the top of the stretch, checking hard at the eighth pole, and re-rallying down the center of the course to best the previously undefeated Analyze It (1-5 favorite) by a neck on […]

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More Than Ready Colt Hammers For $750,000 At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Numbers at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale remained relatively steady Monday with the 2017 auction’s first day. Total sales of $12,066,000 were up 4.5 percent over last year’s opener, while average of $70,151 was down 1.5 percent. The median of $36,000declined by 10 percent. The RNA rate for the first session was […]

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Lady Alexandra An Easy Winner In License Fee

Making her first start of the year, Heider Family Stables’ Lady Alexandra made her 2018 debut in impressive fashion, besting a field of seven to win the $100,000 License Fee for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly from post 7 at odds of 8-1 with Jose Ortiz in […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale

Solid trade in the opening session of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale was headed by a colt from the final crop of SCAT DADDY that realised 800,000 guineas ($1.2 million US). A total of 38 lots sold for 5,222,500 guineas (US$7.8 million), with an average of 137,434 guineas (US$206,357.15) and a median of 75,000 guineas […]

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Rushing Fall Adds To Her Resume With Appalachian Victory

E Five Racing’s Rushing Fall made her 2018 debut a successful one in Sunday’s Grade 2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, adding to a resume that already includes a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, trained by Chad Brown, covered a mile in 1:38.66. Ridden by Javier […]

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Orb Filly Goes Two Panels In :21 Flat To Lead Fasig-Tipton’s Gulfstream Breeze Show

A filly from the second crop of Kentucky Derby winner Orb sped a quarter in :21 flat to lead Monday’s breeze show at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale. Consigned by agent Tom McCrocklin as Hip 54, the filly is out of a Forestry half-sister to Creative Cause and Destin. Her second dam is the Grade 1 […]

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Goldencents Colt Tops Final Session Of OBS Under Tack Show

Conditions were ideal for the second straight day, as the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training came to a close. Enjoying seasonal temperatures and gentle winds, Hip No. 567, a bay colt by Goldencents consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight, Agent, breezed a […]

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Thomas On Catholic Boy: ‘You Just Hope You Progress’

Catholic Boy is scheduled to ship to Gulfstream Park on March 22 to complete his training for a scheduled start in the $1-million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31, returning to the racetrack where his promising career was launched eight months earlier. Currently based at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, the Jonathan Thomas-trained 3-year-old colt debuted […]

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Remsen Winner Catholic Boy Pointed To Florida Derby

Grade 2 Remsen Stakes winner Catholic Boy is being pointed for the Florida Derby on March 31 at Gulfstream Park, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of More Than Ready was most recently second in the G3 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. “Timing-wise it’s the best, and everybody on the team seems to agree,” […]

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