Alex Solis II

Dual Champion Covfefe Retired, To Be Bred To Constitution

Covfefe, the champion female sprinter and 3-year-old filly of 2019, has been retired from racing and will be bred to fast-rising young sire Constitution in 2020, per a release from owner LNJ Foxwoods. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief will spend her days as a broodmare at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., where LNJ Foxwoods bloodstock […]

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Q&A: Alex Solis II, Gainesway’s New Director Of Bloodstock

Last year was a big one for the resume of Alex Solis II, spearheaded by the success of Kentucky Derby winner Country House and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Covfefe, both selected or managed by Solis/Litt Bloodstock. Just a few days into 2020, Solis has laid the foundation to grow upon that success […]

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PR Special Keeneland January Sale: Meet Gainesway’s New Director Of Bloodstock

As the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale rolls toward its halfway point, the Paulick Report is on the scene with an edition of the PR Special. The latest issue leads with a Q&A interview with Alex Solis II, who has set the foundation for a big year as Gainesway’s new director of bloodstock. Solis […]

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Gainesway Names Alex Solis II Director Of Bloodstock

Gainesway Farm announced on Thursday the appointment of Alex Solis II as director of bloodstock. Solis has established a top-class reputation as a bloodstock agent, his resume having been further enhanced in 2019 by Kentucky Derby winner Country House and Breeders’ Cup-winning sprinter Covfefe. Past selections include champion Shared Belief and dual Breeders’ Cup Turf […]

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$485,000 Mineshaft Yearling Tops Fifth Keeneland Session

Business continued at a brisk pace on Saturday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which registered across-the-board increases for the final day of Book 2 and was led by the sale of a Mineshaft colt for $485,000. A total of 267 yearlings sold on Saturday for $32,095,000, up 12.89 percent from the corresponding session in 2014 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A ‘Shared’ History

Like many who work in the Thoroughbred industry or are merely fans of the sport, Jason Litt’s introduction came through family. “My dad was a big fan,” said Litt, a partner in the Solis/Litt bloodstock agency and a partner in Shared Belief, who ranks as the No. 1 horse in North America by virtue of […]

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Keeneland Day 3: War Front, Malibu Moon Weanlings Shine

Weanlings led Thursday’s third session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as a War Front colt sold for $850,000 to Clear Ridge Stables and a Malibu Moon filly brought $750,000 from Solis/Litt. They contributed to total sales of 271 horses reaching $29,701,000 to mark a five percent increase from the corresponding session last […]

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For the Solis Family, Racing is in the Blood(stock)

Although they’re in different vocations, when it comes to Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, and his son, Alex II, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. The elder Solis, 50, is in his fourth decade of riding and approaching 5,000 career victories. The junior Solis, who recently turned 30, is a successful bloodstock […]

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Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: ‘Wild Ride’ for Jockey’s Son

Alex Solis II spent much of his childhood at the racetrack while father Alex Solis built a riding career that has included a Dubai World Cup, three Breeders’ Cup victories, and close to 5,000 career wins. The younger Solis has worked under Mel Stute, Richard Mandella, Bruce Headley, and Taylor Made Farm’s John Hall. He […]

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