Starlight Racing

G3 Winner Uncle Vinny Retired To Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions

Uncle Vinny, winner of the G3 Sanford Stakes, has been retired from racing, owner Starlight Racing told bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo will stand at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla. for a $4,000 fee, stands and nurses. “Uncle Vinny provided our partners with many thrills during his racing career, and we are […]

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Pegasus: Keen Ice, Neolithic ‘Worked Super’ In Company Saturday

Todd Pletcher’s hopefuls for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), Keen Ice and Neolithic, worked in company Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs. Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice, the runner-up in the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3), and Starlight Racing’s Neolithic finished on even terms and were each given a time of 1:00.40 for their […]

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‘Excited To Be A Part Of Such A Big Day’: Neolithic To Represent Starlight Racing In Pegasus World Cup

Starlight Racing will be represented by Neolithic in the upcoming $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational which is scheduled to be held for the first time on January 28 at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the dark bay colt is a son of former Starlight Racing color bearer Harlan’s Holiday and has won two […]

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‘Fantastic’: Starlight Partners Excited About Pegasus World Cup Prospect Neolithic

Having passed his audition with flying colors, Starlight Racing’s Neolithic has founder and managing partner Jack Wolf excited about the 3-year-old colt’s prospects for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Neolithic rolled to a front-running allowance victory by nine lengths under a hand-ride from jockey […]

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‘Giving Back To The People Who Do So Much For Us’: Starlight Racing Treats Backstretch Workers To Lunch, Gifts

Wednesday was a relatively light day of racing for trainer Todd Pletcher and his employees at Saratoga – they only had one horse running that afternoon. There was still a great amount of activity however, back in the barn area, much more than usual. Pletcher’s employees – all 89 of them – were treated to breakfast […]

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$12-Million Pegasus World Cup: My Horse Against Yours

Some people thought the late John Gaines was crazy in the early 1980s when he proposed Thoroughbred breeders fund a $10-million day of seven championship races. That idea, the Breeders’ Cup – which has grown to a two-day $25-million extravaganza – has worked out pretty well. It’s not surprising that Frank Stronach’s proposal for the […]

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G2 Winner Itsaknockout Retired With Fractured Sesamoid

Starlight Racing announced Sunday morning via twitter that the stable’s Grade 2 winner Itsaknockout would be retired from racing. The 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid suffered a fractured sesamoid when finishing sixth Saturday’s Maker’s 46 Mile, discovered with x-rays when the colt was lame Sunday morning, according to the Courier-Journal. “According to the vets,” […]

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General A Rod Returns To Winner’s Circle With Seven And A Half-Length Victory

Looking more like the horse that earned his way into all three Triple Crown races in 2014, Starlight Racing and Skychai Racing’s General a Rod returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in 10 months with a powerful 7 ½-length victory Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, aboard […]

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New Vocations Announces New Foundation Donors For Capital Campaign

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that prominent racehorse owner Mike Repole and leading syndicate Starlight Racing along with StarLadies Racing have become Foundation Donors of the program’s capital campaign by each donating $50,000. New Vocations hopes other owners and syndicates will follow as additional support is needed to complete the project. “Aftercare of retired […]

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Itsaknockout, Connections To Promote Boxing Match During Derby Week

Starlight Racing, owners of Kentucky Derby contender Itsaknockout, have agreed to an advertising partnership with promoters of the championship boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on the same day as the Derby. According to the New York Times, the colt was spotted Friday in a blanket with Mayweather and Pacquiao’s names printed […]

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