Simon Callaghan

Talented Filly Donna Veloce Will Get Time Off To ‘Decompress,’ Return In March

Kaleem Shah and Coolmore’s juvenile filly Donna Veloce will now be given a couple months away from the races, reports drf.com. The runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet had previously finished a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, which was just her second career start. “She came out of it really good,” trainer […]

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‘Thanks Is Not Enough’: Callaghan’s Assistant Receives Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria received a life-saving kidney transplant on Monday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to a report on Cincinatti’s Fox 19. The long-time employee of Simon Callaghan has worked with this year’s Kentucky Oaks hopeful Bellfina, as well as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Donna Veloce. Earlier this year, Santamaria met […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Donna Veloce May Target Grade 1 Starlet Stakes

Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]

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Bellafina To Remain In Training For 2020, Withdrawn From Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Multiple Grade 1 winner Bellafina, who finished second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park, will be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November Sale and remain in training for a 2020 campaign. The decision was announced Sunday morning via the Twitter account of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, which was slated to […]

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‘A Heck Of A Battle’: Likely Eclipse Award Winner British Idiom To Be Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom was already back at her Churchill Downs base Saturday morning after catching a 2 a.m. flight back home along with several other Kentucky-based Friday runners, including beaten Juvenile favorite Dennis’ Moment. British Idiom, with Javier Castellano in the irons, was seventh of nine early, saved ground down […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Coolmore’s ‘Future’ Bet

While the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hasn’t exactly been a smooth gateway to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, it’s still considered the most important 2-year-old race of the year for a variety of reasons. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss this year’s field, starting with today’s news […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Juvenile Filly Power?

Each day leading up to the 36th running of the World Championships, keep up with the latest news, workout information and analysis with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute powered by DRF Formulator. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick check out the final breeze for one of the Distaff contenders and mull the field […]

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Catalina Cruiser Pivots To Sprint; Bellafina ‘Looked Really Good’ In Penultimate Work

Higher Power worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning in his penultimate major drill for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks hence, on Nov. 2. With Flavien Prat aboard, the Pacific Classic winner was one of four John Sadler workers bound for the Breeders’ Cup, the others being Catalina […]

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True Valour’s Late Rally Nets City Of Hope Mile Win

Qatar Racing’s True Valour emerged victorious in a five-horse blanket finish at the wire of Saturday’s Grade 2 City of Hope Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., rallying from off the pace under Drayden Van Dyke to win by a head. The Irish-bred by Kodiac (GB) is trained by Simon Callaghan. The […]

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Juvenile Filly Amalfi Sunrise Could Be Retired After Month-Long Battle With Pneumonia

Winner of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, the talented Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution) could be headed for an early retirement, according to bloodhorse.com. The filly has been at the San Luis Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., battling with pneumonia for nearly an entire month. Though Amalfi Sunrise is nearly ready to be released from […]

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