Sky Classic

Can’thelpbelieving Gives Motion Back-To-Back Sky Classic Wins

Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving passed the dueling race leaders down the homestretch to claim the victory in the $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Graham Motion earned his second consecutive win in the 1-3/8 mile turf event for horses three years old and up following a victory with Messi in last […]

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Juvenile Watch: $1.3 Million Frommer Pinhook Grad Makes First Start Saturday At Saratoga

Originally purchased from the Keeneland September yearling sale for $150,000 by pinhooker Cary Frommer as agent, the juvenile son of Uncle Mo and Setareh (Sky Classic) was a smashing success for the veteran from Aiken, SC. At the Ocala Breeders’ March sale of 2-year-olds in training, the colt breezed an eighth of a mile in […]

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No Triple Crown Winner In Canada: Breaking Lucky Takes Prince of Wales

Covered in dirt, jockey Jim McAleney strode through the Fort Erie clubhouse, the flower garland draped around his shoulders, after the most spectacular win of his career. On track, he’d thrown up his arms. He’d scattered petals. The 45-year-old McAleney  had just won Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple […]

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Champion Sky Classic Dies At 28

Sky Classic, a four-time Champion in the U.S. and Canada, died peacefully this morning in his paddock at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud, according to farm manager Clifford Barry.  The 28-year-old stallion had stood at the farm since his retirement from racing in 1992 and had been pensioned from stud duty in January of this […]

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Sky Classic, 28, Pensioned at Pin Oak Stud

Twenty-eight-year-old Sky Classic, a member of the Canadian Hall of Fame and
a perennial leading sire, has been retired from stud duty and will be 
pensioned at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud, according to manager 
Clifford Barry. From 19 crops of racing age, Sky Classic has sired six champions, 59 stakes
winners, ten G1 winners and a […]

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Karibu Gardens Closes Well to Win Sky Classic

Karibu Gardens made his first stakes appearance a winning one in Saturday’s co-featured $203,200 Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner Melnyk Racing Stables, Karibu Gardens made a menacing move in the final turn of the 1 1/4-miles turf tilt, finishing with a flourish under Luis Contreras to win […]

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Pin Oak Stud sets 2012 stud fees

Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud in Versailles, Ky., announced 2012 stud fees for its stallion roster. All fees are live foal, fee payable Oct. 1 of year bred. Bob and John (by Seeking the Gold):  $7,500Broken Vow (by Unbridled): $25,000Cowboy Cal  (by Giant’s Causeway): $7,500Sky Classic  (by Nijinsky II): $10,000 For further information, contact Pin […]

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