Quality Road

Core Beliefs Takes New Orleans Handicap Off The Layoff

Unraced since finishing fifth in last year’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary Broad’s Core Beliefs made a strong impression in his 2019 debut to win Saturday’s G2 New Orleans Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Peter Eurton, covered nine furlongs over the Fair Grounds fast main track in 1:51.36. […]

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Egyptian Storm, Half Sister To Justify, Bound For November Sales

Egyptian Storm, a 3-year-old half sister to Triple Crown winner Justify, has been retired from racing and booked to top sire Quality Road. Owners Robert S. Evans and West Point Thoroughbreds will offer the daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper, in one of the Kentucky breeding stock sales in November.When […]

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‘TMZ Horse’ Roadster ‘Passed The Two-Turn Test,’ Points To Santa Anita Derby

The infamous “TMZ horse,” Roadster, who trainer Bob Baffert identified to tabloid news website TMZ as his next big stable star back in July of 2018, could be making his way toward the Santa Anita Derby. The 3-year-old son of Quality Road won an allowance race on March 1 by 2 1/2 lengths, pleasing Baffert […]

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Roadster ‘Back On The Derby Trail’ After Friday Allowance Win

Idle since running third to eventual Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner Sept. 3, Bob Baffert’s Roadster returned to the races today with aplomb, as he powered to a 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Mike Smith, Roadster, a grey colt by Quality Road, got a […]

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Cherry Lodge Retired, Will Be Bred To Quality Road

Cherry Lodge, a Grade 1-placed stakes winner, has been retired from racing, and will visit fast-rising sire Quality Road for her first mating later this year. The announcement was made via the Twitter account of Maggie Sweet, chief operating officer of trainer Todd Pletcher’s stable. The 5-year-old Bernardini mare raced for Antony Beck’s Gainesway Stable. […]

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Bellafina All-Out To Hold Off Enaya Alrabb In Las Virgenes

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, the 1-9 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Las Virgenes, felt late pressure from 6-1 chance Enaya Alrabb but was able to fend off that rival for a 3/4-length victory in her second start of 2019. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Simon Callaghan, covered one mile […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pegasus World Cup Card Swings Early Races

Javier Castellano guided City of Light to a dominant score in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, which put the exclamation point on a productive first month of the racing calendar for the Venezuelan-born rider. The Pegasus was Castellano’s fourth graded stakes win on the year, securing the lead […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: City Of Light Offers Diverse Traits

When the slop settled at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, City of Light (by Quality Road) took home the gold and glory after bolting home by 5 ¾ lengths over a talented outsider in Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul) and race favorite Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky). And just like that, the first and third horses in […]

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City Of Light Dominates Sloppy Conditions To Go Out On Top In Pegasus World Cup

He was the only horse to beat Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate in 2018, and Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light did it again at the beginning of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Quality Road seemed to relish the sloppy conditions at Gulfstream Park, settling just off the pacesetter and kicking away in […]

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Gunthers Plan 2019 Matings: Three Mares To Support Homebred Justify

John and Tanya Gunther, breeders of the Triple Crown winner Justify, have been hard at work planning the matings for their 30-strong broodmare band in the U.S, as well as their 12 mares based on Europe. The father-daughter team will send three mares to Ashford to support Justify in his first season, reports racingpost.com. “With Justify, […]

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