Quality Road

Haskell Dreaming: The ‘Amazing Story’ Of Bethlehem Road’s Recovery

With their homebred Bethlehem Road, owners Jeff Bowen of Gryphon Investments, Don Ameche III and Randy Reed and trainer Dee Curry will make their first appearance in a Grade 1 stakes race Saturday and should this horse prevail in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park he’ll also receive an all-expenses-paid berth in […]

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Dunbar Road’s Easy Mother Goose Win ‘Will Set Her Up For Later’

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road patiently stayed off the lead and made a strong stretch-drive move from the outside to overtake Classic Fit and clear away for a 2 ½-length score in the 63rd running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trainer Chad Brown notched his second […]

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$400,000 Tapit Colt Tops OBS June Sale’s Opening Session

Hip No. 277, a son of Tapit consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, went to M Racing for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut colt, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, who breezed an eighth in […]

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$1-Million Quality Road Filly Leads Second Day Of OBS Spring Sale

Many sale-goers predicted the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training would have a higher tempo than Tuesday’s opener, and they were spot-on. Twelve horses sold for more money than Tuesday’s high price of $430,000, led by a $1-million Quality Road filly. Wednesday’s session finished with 171 horses […]

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Roadster Runs Down Stablemate Game Winner In The Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert called it last summer: the trainer told TMZ that his next Kentucky Derby winner just might be a gray colt named Roadster. On Saturday, Speedway Stable’s Roadster evolved into a Grade 1 winner with a 3/4-length triumph over his stablemate and last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The […]

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Bellafina Cruises To Easy Santa Anita Oaks Win

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina was at least three-wide around both turns in Saturday’s G1 Santa Anita Oaks, but still pulled away to win by an easy 5 1/4 lengths in the stretch. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road was favored at 1-5 in the field of four, and completed 1 1/16 miles over the fast main […]

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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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