Starlight Racing

Rees: Shanghai Bobby’s ‘Flight of Fancy came out of a flight plan filed years ago’

Shanghai Bobby heads into the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with a perfect record and the pro-tem leader of the division. The son of Harlan’s Holiday has been nothing short of superb in his races, having rattled off victories in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. II) and Champagne Stakes (gr. I) in […]

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Undefeated Algorithms to stand at Claiborne

Starlight Racing’s undefeated Algorithms, who was retired from racing earlier this month, will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2013, according to an announcement made by farm representative Bernie Sams.  The son of leading sire Bernardini will stand for $7,500 and will be syndicated. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Algorithms won three races in three starts.  […]

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Undefeated Algorithms retired

Starlight Racing’s Algorithms, winner of the Jan. 29 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. lll) in his most recent start, has been retired. Undefeated in three starts including his five-length win in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park, which earned the colt an impressive 105 Beyer Speed Figure, the son of Bernardini was considered an early favorite […]

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Shanghai Bobby confirmed for Breeders’ Cup

Starlight Racing confirmed Monday afternoon that their undefeated Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner, Shanghai Bobby, would make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3. “Todd and I discussed our options this morning,” said Starlight Racing’s managing partner Jack Wolf in the press release. “The colt came out of the race […]

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Shanghai Bobby gives Pletcher Belmont juvenile sweep

Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his dominance of the East Coast’s 2-year-old stakes after Shanghai Bobby romped to an easy victory over Goldencents in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne at Belmont Park. Under Rosie Napravnik, Shanghai Bobby raced in second position early as  Goldencents set fractions of :23.55, :47.45, and 1:11.25, then took command and drew […]

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Algorithms returns to training at Belmont

Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) winner Algorithms has returned to training and has joined Todd Pletcher’s string at Belmont Park, according to a report at the Blood-Horse. Algorithms, who is owned by Starlight Racing, returned to Belmont on Sept. 11, after having been off for almost seven months due to an injury. Undefeated in three […]

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Donna Barton Brothers named COO of Starlight Racing

Starlight Racing has named Donna Barton Brothers Chief Operating Officer it was announced today. Barton Brothers, based out of Louisville, KY will work closely with managing partners Jack Wolf and Donnie Lucarelli, the existing partners and the newly formed partnership of 2012 in racing operations, marketing and business development. “We are thrilled to have Donna […]

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Algorithms out of Fountain of Youth after popping splint bone

Undefeated Algorithms, who beat 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 29, has been scratched from today’s G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park after popping a splint bone in his right foreleg. Jack Wolf, managing partner of Starlight Racing that owns the Bernardini colt, said, “It’s disappointing. […]

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Hilda’s Passion romps in Ballerina; Sassy Image bolts, far back

Trip handicappers who anticipated that a speed duel in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga between Tar Heel Mom and Hilda’s Passion would set things up perfectly for the late-running Sassy Image were foiled on Saturday as Hilda’s Passion grabbed an easy lead and was never seriously threatened en route to a daylight victory. Tar […]

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