Speightstown

Carpe Diem Filly Quickest At OBS Spring Sale’s Third Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 532, a daughter of Carpe Diem consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), agent, worked a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly is out […]

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Maker’s 46 Mile: ‘Legit’ Qurbaan Prepares For Rematch With Heart To Heart

Roger Horgan, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, is not sure why Shadwell Stable decided to ship Qurbaan to the U.S. from Europe, but he is glad the move was made. “He’s a legit horse,” Horgan said of the entrant in Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) before the 6-year-old jogged once around a muddy main […]

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Turf Opportunities Growing For Juvenile Sale Under-Tack Shows

A trio of horses breezed on Gulfstream Park’s turf course during Monday’s under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which tied with last year’s renewal for the most efforts over the grass since the auction moved to the South Florida track. On the surface, three horses in a catalog of 188 […]

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Supplemental Entries Added To Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an initial three supplemental entries for its Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training. These new entries are cataloged as Hips 186-188 and will all be consigned by McKathan Bros., agent: Hip 186: Into Mischief x Shopit colt – Colt by top sire Into Mischief hails from the family of Grade 1-winning […]

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Dawn The Destroyer Scores Black Type In Interborough

Stonestreet Stables’ Dawn the Destroyer handled the return to stakes company with aplomb, running down Sower in deep stretch and surging to the wire to win the rescheduled $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Originally slated for Monday’s card that was canceled due to dangerously low windchill […]

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Competitionofideas Circles Field For First Black Type Score In American Oaks

Making her first start in graded stakes company, Seth Klarman’s Competitionofideas circled her seven rivals en route to a dominant score in Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Chad Brown, was sent off at odds of 5-1 off a third-place effort […]

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Bloodstock Agent Dan Kenny Dies At 73

Dan Kenny, a bloodstock agent, journalist, and co-founder of consignment Four Star Sales, died Dec. 25 in Atlanta, Ga., following a battle with Lewy body dementia, Thoroughbred Daily News and BloodHorse report. He was 73. Born in Johnstown, Penn., Kenny began his career in journalism, making the full-time switch to bloodstock in 1972. He picked […]

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Mendelssohn, Copper Town Highlight Cigar Mile Probables

World traveler Mendelssohn and emerging star Copper Town headline a prospective field of 10 for the 30th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, scheduled for December 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile, the cornerstone of the Aqueduct fall meet, will headline a lucrative day of racing at […]

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$320,000 Broodmare Prospect Saucy Dame Leads Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings paid $320,000 for Saucy Dame, a 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly cataloged as a broodmare prospect, during Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which recorded brisk trade throughout the day. Keeneland sold 259 horses for a total $17,381,000, an average of $67,108 and a median of $52,000. […]

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Weekend Hideaway Retires To Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions In New York

Weekend Hideaway (2010 Speightstown o/o Apocalyptical), a winner of stakes races in seven consecutive years in New York was retired from racing and will stand his first season at stud in 2019 under the management of Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC in New York. Weekend Hideaway is a son of champion sprinter and […]

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