Quality Road

Grade 1 Winner Bast Bred To Quality Road

Owner Baoma Corp announced on Thursday that their recently retired multiple Grade 1-winning filly Bast (Uncle Mo – Laffina, by Arch) has been bred to Quality Road, the number-one general sire by Grade 1 wins in 2019, standing at Lane’s End. Bast retired Feb. 20 after a highly successful 2-year-old campaign with trainer Bob Baffert, […]

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‘Her Kind Of Talent Is Hard To Find’: Restless Rider Retired, To Visit Quality Road

Grade 1 winner Restless Rider has been retired from racing and will visit leading sire Quality Road, owners Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm announced Feb. 26. The 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor out of Unbridled’s Song mare Silky Serenade, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire, Private Vow, retires with $897,160 […]

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Captain Scotty Denies Flagstaff In Palos Verdes

In a race reduced to four horses as the result of a pair of program scratches, trainer Peter Miller’s Captain Scotty went to the front and never looked back as he registered a neck victory over heavily favored Flagstaff in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes. Ridden to victory by Abel Cedillo, who […]

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‘Great Balance And Frame’: City Of Light’s First Foal A Filly At Machmer Hall

The first foal by Quality Road’s four-time Grade I winner City of Light has arrived. The filly was born on Friday, January 17th at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. This is the first foal out of the unraced Union Rags mare Redbud, who is a half-sister to graded winner Wishful Tomcat and stakes winners Uncle […]

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Private Sale Applauding Leads Well-Grounded Marketplace At Keeneland January Sale

It was going to be hard for the day-one figures at the 2020 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale to top last year’s leadoff session after champion Abel Tasman kicked off the 2019 edition with a record $5-million hammer price. Despite that daunting challenge, the middle ground of the marketplace held relatively steady on […]

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High Velocity Outduels Favored Strongconstitution In Bob Hope

Gary and Mary West’s High Velocity, a $350,000 purchase as a yearling, appeared worth every cent Saturday as he outdueled highly-regarded Strongconstitution to win Del Mar’s featured Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes in convincing fashion. High Velocity, a son of Quality Road sent off at odds of even-money, went to the front at the […]

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Daughter Of Oaks Winner Tops Penultimate Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Q Bee, a winning daughter of Quality Road in foal to Keen Ice, sold to Arif Kurtel for $57,000 to lead Saturday’s 11th of 12 sessions of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Mill Ridge Sales, agent, consigned Q Bee, a 6-year-old mare whose dam is Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Pike Place Dancer, by Seattle […]

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Conquest Eclipse Tops Second Day Of Keeneland November Sale At $650,000

The second day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale posted numbers at a similar pace to last year’s comparable session on Thursday, led by the $650,000 broodmare Conquest Eclipse. There was plenty there to draw Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm to raise his hand for the final bid on Hip 570. The 7-year-old Malibu […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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