Wertheimer et Frere

‘I Like My Chances’: Under-The-Radar Derby Suits Pletcher Just Fine

It is difficult to ever consider trainer Todd Pletcher a longshot in a Grade 1 affair, but that is the situation in Saturday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – though it should not worry his faithful much. When Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor and Wertheimer et Frere’s Spinoff – 15th and 19th on the Kentucky Derby points […]

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Goldi’s Girl: Daughter Of Goldikova Defeats Treve’s Sister In G3 Prix Cleopatre

Terrakova remained perfect in two starts when she rallied from just off the pace to win the G3 Prix Cleopatre at Saint-Cloud May 23. The race marked the stakes debut for the beautifully-bred 3-year-old filly, who is by Galileo out of three-time G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner, Goldikova. One of Terrakova’s rivals in the 10-furlong […]

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Five-Time Group 1 Winner Solow Retired From Racing

The Wertheimer brothers’ Solow, who flashed his brilliance in 2015 when he captured five Group 1 stakes, has been retired from racing. Sporting Life reports that the 7-year-old gelding by Singspiel had never quite recovered since suffering a leg injury in the spring of last year. While he missed the entire 2016 season, it had been […]

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More Than Just ‘Luck’: Half Sister To Champion Goldikova Breaks Maiden In Career Debut

Two-year-old filly Gold Luck has long way to go before she matches the accomplishments of her older half-sister Goldikova, but she got her career off on the right foot with a when she captured a one-mile maiden race at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday. Gold Luck is the fifteenth foal produced from the Blushing Groom mare, Born Gold. […]

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UPDATED: Injury Knocks Solow Out Of Dubai Turf

Multiple Group 1 winner Solow has been ruled out of the defense of his G1 Dubai Turf title after failing to recover sufficiently from an injury sustained during a gallop in Chantilly on Wednesday. The Racing Post reports that trainer Freddy Head feels that even though the injury is minor, with the gelding due to ship to Dubai Friday, he didn’t want […]

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Solow Prevails Over Tenacious Arod To Capture Sussex Stakes

Heavily-favored Solow overhauled a stubborn Arod nearing the wire to win the Group 1 QIPCO Sussex Stakes by a half-length at Glorious Goodwood July 29. The victory earned Solow an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile Oct. 31. The gelded son of Singspiel now has won eight consecutive races, the last four being […]

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Solow Scores Impressive Dubai Turf Win

Wertheimer et Frere’s homebred Solow pulled away to win by open lengths over The Grey Gatsby in Saturday’s Group 1, $6 million Dubai Turf at Meydan Racecourse. In contrast to The Grey Gatsby, who grew very warm before the race and had to be blindfolded in order to be loaded into the starting gate, Solow […]

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BC Mile Runner-Up Anodin to Haras du Quesnay in 2015

Anodin, who finished a fast-closing second in Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile, has been retired and will stand at the Head family’s Haras du Quesnay in Normandy, France, in 2015. Although only sporting two victories in 14 career starts, the 4-year-old full brother to three-time BC Mile winner Goldikova has been competitive in the […]

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Mile: Anodin Hoping to Emulate ‘Big Sis’ Goldikova With a Victory in Mile

Goldikova was brilliant on the racecourse, winning 14 Group 1 races which included three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup Mile. On Saturday, her full brother, Anodin, will try to follow in his big sister’s hoofprints and win the 2014 edition of the race. Like Goldikova, Anodin races as a homebred for the Wertheimer Bros., […]

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France: Peslier, Wertheimers Part Company

Olivier Peslier, who has been the contract rider for the Wertheimer brothers for the past 12 years, will not renew his contract in 2015. The Racing Post reports that the split between Peslier and the Wertheimers was amicable. The owner-jockey team has had great success over the years, most notably with three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile […]

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