Quality Road

$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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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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