Simon Callaghan

Bellafina Rebounds With Dominant 8 1/2-Length Santa Ynez Win

Her magnificent stride silhouetted against a striking afternoon sun at Santa Anita, heavily favored Bellafina made short work of four rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by 8 ½ lengths, thus in large part erasing the memory of a disappointing run in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies this past […]

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Bellafina ‘Feeling Good,’ Fires Bullet Toward Santa Ynez

Dual Grade 1 winner Bellafina has proved to trainer Simon Callaghan that she is on track for the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 6, according to bloodhorse.com, cruising through a bullet workout on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road covered a half-mile in :47 flat, best of 87 at that […]

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West Coast Juveniles Instagrand, Bellafina Preparing For 3-Year-Old Campaigns

Bellafina, last seen finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, will rest up for the remainder of the year, while undefeated 2-year-old colt Instagrand is back in California, getting ready for a sophomore campaign, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Trainer Simon Callaghan told DRF Bellafina would most likely start next in the Grade […]

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Bellafina Found To Have Been In Season During Fourth-Place Juvenile Fillies Effort

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday, Bellafina finished a disappointing fourth for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road was apparently in season during Friday’s race at Churchill Downs, Callaghan later told drf.com. “She’s come out of the race fine, sound,” Callaghan […]

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Toinette Leads Full Gate Of Turf Fillies In Santa Anita’s Autumn Miss

A highly regarded winner of three out her five starts, Neil Drysdale-trained Toinette, idle since July 7, heads a competitive field of 14 sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, which will be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. Also prominent in Saturday’s Autumn Miss are the consistent Richard […]

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Bellafina, Baffert Quartet Have Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Santa Anita

With owner Kaleem Shah on hand, Chandelier Stakes winner and Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Bellafina worked five furlongs Friday morning in a minute flat for her ultimate goal at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “I’m really happy,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “She’ll have one more breeze here before leaving for Kentucky.” Bellafina (1:00.00) & Kazan […]

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Keeneland: Moonshine Memories Headlines Full Field In Raven Run Stakes

Michael Tabor, Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Moonshine Memories heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2). The 7-furlong main track test will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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Bellafina Makes It Look Easy In Chandelier

Kaleem Shah’s juvenile filly Bellafina added a third consecutive graded stakes win to her resume on Saturday, galloping home the 6 1/2-length winner of Santa Anita’s Grade 1 Chandelier. Jockey Flavien Prat and trainer Simon Callaghan also won last year’s edition of the Chandelier with Moonshine Memories. Favored at 4-5, Bellafina (Quality Road) completed 1 […]

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Bellafina Kicks Clear In Del Mar Debutante

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina showed up with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante, taking command from Mother Mother in the far turn and drawing away to a commanding four-length win as the 2-1 second choice. The juvenile daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Simon Callaghan, covered seven furlongs […]

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$250,000 Unusual Heat Colt Tops Barretts Select Yearling Sale

A colt from the final crop of the late Unusual Heat sent the perennial top California sire out on a high note Tuesday, leading the Barretts Select Yearling Sale at $250,000. The transaction highlighted a sale that saw significant gains in gross, average, and median, but a significantly higher buyback rate. Tuesday’s sale at Del […]

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