Tale of Ekati

Dialed In Leads Darby Dan Farm Stallion Roster At $25,000

Darby Dan Farm has set 2019 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by leading third-crop sires Dialed In and Shackleford. Dialed In will stand for $25,000 S&N and Shackleford will stand for $20,000 S&N. New to the roster for 2019 is Poseidon’s Warrior who will […]

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The Force Was With Him: Dark Vader Breaks His Maiden At Los Alamitos

A return to dirt and the maiden ranks helped Dark Vader spring a 10-1 upset Thursday at Los Alamitos. Owned by a partnership that includes Sharon Alesia, Burns Racing LLC and Ciaglia Racing LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Dark Vader, a 2-year-old Tale of Ekati colt, was up in the final strides to defeat […]

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Travers: Gunnevera ‘Grown Up And Filled Out,’ Wilkes Plans To Let McCraken ‘Run His Race’

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Gunnevera galloped 1 ½ miles over the main track Friday morning on the eve of his return to Grade 1 competition in Saturday’s Travers. South Florida-based trainer Antonio Sano continues to be thrilled with the condition and attitude of the chestnut Dialed In colt, who arrived in Saratoga Tuesday morning. “I […]

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Travers: No Decision Yet From Cloud Computing Team, Girvin ‘Confident’ In Final Breeze

The decision on whether Klaravich Stable’s Cloud Computing will run in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets will have to wait until Monday, according to trainer Chad Brown. The colt by Maclean’s Music breezed five furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main track Saturday morning, shortly before 9 with Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano in the irons. The […]

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Girvin Flies Last-To-First, Noses Out McCraken In Haskell Invitational

Brad Grady’s Girvin was nearly 13 lengths behind the leaders around the first turn in Sunday’s Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational, but came flying down the center of the course under Robby Albarado to nip McCraken on the wire by a nose, taking his first top-level victory. The 3-year-old son of Tale of Ekati is also the […]

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‘A Great Work’ Puts Girvin In The Mix For Haskell Invitational

Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final official breeze this morning as he prepares for his next start in the 50th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30 at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Tale of Ekati went to the track at Saratoga this morning and […]

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Girvin Busca Retomar La Ruta Ganadora El Sabado En El Ohio Derby

Luego de una desafortunada actuación en el Kentucky Derby (G1), Girvin regresa a la acción el sábado 24 en el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) ante ocho rivales, incluidos otros tres participantes de la carrera de las Rosas. El Ohio Derby será la carrera central del programa de Thistledown. El hijo de Tale of Ekati que […]

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Questions Surround Girvin As Final Derby Work Delayed Again; Colt Being Treated For Quarter Crack

Questions and rumors continue to swirl around Louisiana Derby winner Girvin after the colt once again had his final workout for the May 6 Kentucky Derby delayed. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Joe Sharp trainee, who is stabled at Keeneland, was scheduled to have a workout Friday, April 28, but it now has been moved […]

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Sharp ‘Confident’ In Decision To Change Up Girvin’s Work Schedule

Trainer Joe Sharp opened the proverbial can of worms on Monday this week, cancelling a planned workout at Keeneland for his Kentucky Derby contender Girvin. Concern was immediately raised that the son of Tale of Ekati was not in top form, but Sharp, who will be saddling his first Derby runner, countered that assumption on […]

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Girvin Shipped From Trackside To Keeneland In Anticipation Of Heavy Thunderstorms

Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2), will be spending the next few days at Keeneland to continue training for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6. “We are going to utilize the (all-weather) training track the next couple of days,” said trainer […]

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