Winter Memories

Turf Opportunities Growing For Juvenile Sale Under-Tack Shows

A trio of horses breezed on Gulfstream Park’s turf course during Monday’s under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which tied with last year’s renewal for the most efforts over the grass since the auction moved to the South Florida track. On the surface, three horses in a catalog of 188 […]

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event. The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final […]

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Royally-Bred Winter Sunset Targeting Summer’s Belmont Oaks

The Fair Grounds’ Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes winner Winter Sunset looked “fabulous” following her triumphant stakes debut according to trainer Wayne Catalano, who stated that the Grade I $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational on July 6 will be a main target for later this year. “I talked to (Owners) Mr. Bob (Cummings of Coffeepot Stables) […]

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Winter Sunset Earns Stakes Score In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

The expectations are always high with a well-bred horse and Coffeepot Stables and Phillips Racing Partnerships’ Winter Sunset ($7.40, $3.20 and $2.40) took her connections’ hopes and aspirations up a notch with a victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Guided by jockey Channing Hill, the 3-year-old daughter of […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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Catalano ‘Ecstatic’ About Royally-Bred Maiden Winner Winter Sunset

Trainer Wayne Catalano could not have been any happier with the career debut of Winter Sunset, who won first time out over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday afternoon. Breaking from the rail under jockey Channing Hill, Winter Sunset was sent straight to the front and glided home […]

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Got Stormy Hoping For Firmer Ground In Holiday Winter Memories

Gary Barber’s Got Stormy will look to get back to winning ways in Thursday’s $150,000 Winter Memories, part of a stakes-laden Thanksgiving card, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the Get Stormy chestnut enjoyed a spectacular run of form this summer when travelling a mile on the turf, winning the Penn Oaks, the Wild […]

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G1 Winner, Producer Memories Of Silver Euthanized At 24

Darby Dan Farm’s Memories of Silver, who was a Grade 1 winner and producer, was euthanized Sept. 18 due to the infirmities of old age. She was 24. During her racing career, the daughter of Silver Hawk captured the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at three, and added the G1 Beverly D. Stakes the […]

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Photo: Winter Memories Delivers ‘Stellar’ Street Cry Colt

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Winter Memories delivered her first foal on March 1st, a colt by Street Cry (Ire) born at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. Foaled during a winter snow storm that blanketed Central Kentucky, the colt was described as “stellar” by Phillips, whose Phillips Racing Partnership owns the mare and foal. […]

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Darby Dan Proud to be Home to Four Diana Winners

With the 75th renewal of the prestigious Grade 1 Diana Stakes approaching this Saturday, Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips and his team have a special reason–or four special reasons–to celebrate Saratoga’s biggest annual turf race for older fillies and mares. It’s because the historic Lexington-based farm is home to four living winners of the […]

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