Morning Line

Battaglia: Pharoah, Dortmund Clear, Inseparable Morning Line Derby Choices

In two weeks, Kentucky Derby linesmaker Mike Battaglia will have to make some tricky decisions in sorting out the morning line for the 20 contenders in Derby 141. Heading into Saturday’s final major prep in Arkansas, Battaglia believed Dortmund would be his slam-dunk morning line favorite, with American Pharoah a close second. But the longtime oddsmaker was […]

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First Foal Arrives for Grade 1 Winner Morning Line

The first reported foal for G1 winner Morning Line arrived over the weekend when the mare Sociable, an unraced half sister to dual G1 winner, The Factor, produced a colt by that stallion. The new arrival was bred by Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino, and Thomas Gaines. Morning Line, an 8-year-old stallion by Tiznow, was a […]

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Lane’s End Announces 2014 Stud Fees

Lane’s End is pleased to present an outstanding roster for the upcoming 2014 breeding season. Consistently home to leading sires such as A.P. Indy and Kingmambo and currently home to such prominent sires as two-time leading sire Smart Strike, Candy Ride (Arg), Lemon Drop Kid, City Zip, Mineshaft and Curlin, as well as promising young […]

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BC Classic: Game On Dude Will Be Morning-Line Favorite

Game On Dude, who is six for six since finishing seventh as the 6-5 favorite in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, will be the morning-line favorite for this year’s Classic, according to Santa Anita’s oddsmaker, Jon White, who again will be making the official morning lines for all of the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Morning Line Retired to Lane’s End

Morning Line, a millionaire and Grade 1-winning son of Tiznow, has been retired to stud duty at Lane’s End. His dam Indian Snow, is by A.P. Indy out of the multiple Grade 1-winning mare, November Snow. Morning Line was bred by Dell Ridge Farm and raced by Lane’s End, Dixiana Stables and Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable. […]

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Game On Dude, Morning Line top Saturday’s Californian

Multiple graded stakes winner Game On Dude will make his first start since a forgettable trip to the United Arab Emirates in the $150,000 Californian Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. A Grade II at 1 1/8 miles over Cushion Track, the Californian is the final major prep for the Grade I, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup […]

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Stubborn Morning Line wins Mervyn LeRoy

Morning Line held off the late charge of Prayer for Relief to win the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 5. Making his first start for trainer John Shirreffs, Morning Line (Tiznow) led from the start and held off Prayer for Relief to win by a half-length. Morning Line was […]

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Morning Line joins Shirreffs barn at Hollywood Park

Grade 1 winner Morning Line has relocated to trainer John Shirreffs’ stable at Hollywood Park, according to the Blood-Horse.  Morning Line had knee surgery following the Whitney Handicap in August.  He was previously trained by Nick Zito, with whom the four-year-old won four of 12, including the 2010 Pennsylvania Derby and the Carter Handicap at […]

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Morning Line has surgery; expected to return to racing

Press Release Grade 1 winner and millionaire Morning Line, who will stand at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky on his retirement from racing, had chips removed from both knees today. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed the surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and reported that Morning Line is […]

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Zito: Something not right with Morning Line

Folllowing Morning Line’s last-place finish in Saturday’s Whitney Handicap at Saratoga, trainer Nick Zito is convinced something is wrong with last year’s second-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. “Obviously, he’s not the same horse,” Zito tells the Albany Times-Union.  “We’re all disappointed, the stable is all disappointed. I hate to use the word […]

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