Quality Road

‘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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‘He Pays For Four Or Five Research Grants Per Year’: Quality Road’s Multi-Million Dollar Charitable Ties

A good presentation needs to grab the audience from the start, and when Dr. Michael Lewis speaks on behalf of the Edward P. Evans Foundation, the organization’s president has a proven way to get his hooks into them early. “I always use it as my introduction for our scientific meetings,” he said. “’I want to […]

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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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Game Winner To Lane’s End In 2021; Farm Announces 2020 Stud Fees

Champion Two-Year-Old and three-time Grade 1-winner, Game Winner will join Catalina Cruiser as the new additions to the Lane’s End Farm stallion roster, which was announced today. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to stand Game Winner upon retirement in 2021,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. “Champion Two-Year-Olds are hard to come by […]

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Come Dancing ‘Sensational’ In Six-Furlong Work For Breeders’ Cup

Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano. Owned by Marc Holliday’s Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade […]

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Dams Of Paradise Woods, Perfect Alibi Among Notable Supplements To Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland announced that several prominent broodmares, graded stakes-winning fillies and horses of racing age have been supplemented to its November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17. Among the supplements are Wild Forest, dam of two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods; No Use Denying, dam of Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi; and graded stakes […]

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