Summer Bird

Gross Up 15 Percent At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

Tuesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on the grounds of Lone Star Park concluded with a sizable increase in gross sales and a slight decrease in average compared to last year’s smaller catalogue. A total of 106 horses went through the ring at the sale operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star […]

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Silent Bird Adds Blinkers To Score In Midnight Lute

Norman Stables’ Silent Bird got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, holding off Tough Sunday by a head to win the Grade 3 Midnight Lute. A 5-year-old son of Summer Bird trained by Mark Glatt, Silent Bird donned blinkers for the first time in the Midnight Lute. Jockey Kent Desormeaux moved him up the […]

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Bird Song To Stand At Gainesway Farm In 2018

Marylou Whitney Stables’ homebred multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, a son of Whitney’s Eclipse champion 3-year-old filly and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Bird Town, will enter stud at Gainesway in 2018. Sired by the late Unbridled’s Song, who currently leads the 2017 general sires list, Bird Song carried his speed to earn triple-digit Beyer […]

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Velazquez Upsets Inside Information With Distinta

VEB Racing Stable Corporation’s Distinta was up just in time to win Saturday’s G2 Inside Information Stakes by a half-length under John Velazquez, earning her first graded stakes victory in the process. The 5-year-old daughter of Summer Bird covered seven furlongs in 1:23.93 on Gulfstream Park’s fast main track for trainer Victor Barboza, Jr. “My […]

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Second Summer Upsets The Californian Stakes

Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Marc Ferrell, and Slam Dunk Racing’s Second Summer was the surprise 9-1 winner of Sunday evening’s Grade 2 Californian Stakes. A 4-year-old gelding by Summer Bird trained by Peter Eurton and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Second Summer crossed the wire about a length in front of the battle-tested Hard Aces to […]

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Thatlookonyerface Splits Rivals To Win Marine Stakes

Dominion Bloodstock and Barry Butzer’s Thatlookonyerface split rivals in the shadow of the wire to win a photo over Bear’sway in Saturday’s $150,000 Grade III Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by David Cotey, Thatlookonyerface left the gate at 32-1 in the 1 1/16-miles Tapeta route for three-year-olds that featured Riker, Canada’s champion two-year-old male of […]

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Birdatthewire Flies Late To Win La Brea

Coming from far back under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Birdatthewire caught front-runner Hot City Girl in the final strides to win Saturday’s Grade 1 La Brea Stakes on Santa Anita Park’s opening day program. Favored Cavorting finished third, with Ben’s Duchess fourth in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies. A Kentucky-bred daughter of […]

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Bloodlines: Best $5,000 Stallion In the World?

Who’s the best $5,000 stallion on the planet? Judging by the quality of his top racers, classic winner Birdstone (by Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone) would surely ring the bell. Sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird, Birdstone started like a rocket at stud, with that pair of classic […]

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After Early Trouble, Birdatthewire Best In Gulfstream Oaks

After fighting with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. in the early going, Forum Racing’s favored Birdatthewire was a determined winner of Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks, taking the lead from Eskenformoney in the final furlong of the Grade 2 event for 3-year-old fillies and winning by 1 1/4 lengths. Eskenformoney edged Danessa Deluxe by three-quarters of a length for second, […]

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Champion Summer Bird Sires First Winner

Deceased champion Summer Bird sired his first winner when is son Kid Brock captured a five-furlong maiden contest at Prairie Meadows July 6. Iowa-bred Kid Brock is owned by Maggi Moss and is trained by Chris Richard. The bay colt was sent off as the even-money favorite, and won easily by 4 3/4-lengths. Summer Bird […]

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