Abel Tasman

Santa Ysabel: Is Anyone ‘Abel’ To Beat Unique Bella?

On paper, it appears every horse is running for second against 1-5 morning line favorite Unique Bella in Saturday’s Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles. But they still have to run the race, which is why Joe Talamo, who has ridden Abel Tasman in each of her four career starts, winning […]

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Famous Footsteps: Unique Bella Following Same Early Season Path As Champion Stablemate

Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track. With the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks set as her next local objective, the flashy grey daughter of Tapit will again be […]

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Champagne Room, Unique Bella Among 96 Fillies Nominated To Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Two West Coast-based stars – champion Champagne Room and dominant two-time Grade 2 winner Unique Bella – lead the list of 96 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland has been a springboard to success in […]

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Report: China Horse Club Buys Into Starlet Winner Abel Tasman

China Horse Club has bought into Abel Tasman, winner of the G1 Starlet Stakes last month. The BloodHorse reports that the promising 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road will remain with trainer Simon Callaghan. China Horse Club will campaign the filly in partnership with breeder Clearsky Farm. Michael Wallace, the racing and bloodstock manager for the China Horse Club, confirmed […]

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Abel Tasman Upsets Baffert’s American Gal In Starlet

Off at odds of 12-1, Clearsky Farms’ homebred Abel Tasman provided an upset to the heavily favored Bob Baffert-trained American Gal in Saturday’s G1 Starlet, rushing down the center of the track to win by a length. Under the guidance of jockey Joe Talamo, the juvenile daughter of Quality Road covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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