Union Rags

‘Hard To Reach Any Conclusions’ About Paradise Woods’ Santa Monica Bust

Dual Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods made her debut for new trainer John Shirreffs on Saturday, finishing fifth and last in the G2 Santa Monica Stakes at odds of 5-1. “It was hard to reach any conclusions,” Shirreffs told drf.com. “She didn’t break running and rushed up a little and got boxed in. That’s not her […]

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Paradise Woods To Make First Start For Shirreffs In Santa Monica

Multiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods is scheduled to make her first start under the direction of trainer John Shirreffs in this Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs. It would mark the first race in seven months for the five-year-old daughter of Union Rags […]

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Noted Owner Wyeth, Breeder Of Union Rags, Dies At 78

Phyllis Mills Wyeth, noted Thoroughbred owner/breeder and philanthropist, died earlier this week at the age of 78. Wyeth was best known for homebred Union Rags, who won the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Wyeth was the daughter of Richard Mills and Alice du Pont Mills, who were also involved in bloodstock, campaigning Devil’s Bag and Gone West […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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$750,000 Distorted Humor Mare Leads Tuesday’s Trade At Keeneland January Sale

Brisk trade produced healthy results during Tuesday’s second session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale, topped by the sale of the multiple Grade 3-winning Distorted Humor mare House Rules, in foal to Quality Road, to WinStar Farm for $750,000. On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 242 horses for $17,805,100, for an average of $73,575 and […]

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Dual Grade 1 Winner Paradise Woods Moved From Mandella To Shirreffs

Steve Sarkowsky and Marty and Pam Wygod’s Paradise Woods won a pair of Grade 1 races under the care of trainer Richard Mandella, but a sub-par 2018 campaign led her connections to make a change. According to drf.com, the soon-to-be 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags has been transferred to trainer John Shirreffs’ barn at Santa Anita […]

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Tequilita Goes Out On Top In Rampart Stakes

Dorothy Matz’ homebred filly Tequilita will close her career with a win, having captured Saturday’s G3 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park by about two lengths as the 5-2 second choice. The 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags will be bred in the spring, likely to Street Sense, according to trainer Michael Matz. Ridden by Luis Saez, […]

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Union Strike Supplemented To Keeneland November Catalog

Grade 1 stakes winner Union Strike, who captured the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont last month, has been supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale as Hip 245E. Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign the 4-year-old filly by Union Rags as a racing or broodmare prospect. “We are thrilled to […]

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G1 Winner Union Strike Retired, Scheduled To Visit Bolt D’Oro In 2019

Owner Mick Ruis told drf.com on Tuesday that his Grade 1-winning filly Union Strike has officially been retired due to a “minor issue.” The 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags had been scheduled to start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs next weekend, but Ruis did not pre-enter her. “She’s fine, but she’s […]

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Lane’s End Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Quality Road At $150,000

Lane’s End has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, led by Quality Road at $150,000. The 12-year-old son of Elusive Quality heads up an 18-horse roster at the Versailles, Ky., farm. He stood the previous season for $70,000, and has been led in 2018 by runners including Grade 1 winners City of […]

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