distorted humor

Kentucky Downs Juvenile Renamed Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile

Kentucky Downs’ $350,000 2-year-old stakes has been renamed the Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile. The change reflects its sponsorship by the internationally prominent Fasig-Tipton sales company that on Sept. 10 is launching its inaugural Turf Showcase auction of selected yearlings for horses with turf appeal. The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine, begins at 4 p.m. at […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Freshman Sire Power

The freshmen sires of 2017, those with their first racers breaking from the gates this season, are gaining momentum and credit. Already, there are 10 sires who have sired a stakes winner from their first crop at the races. Ranked in order of their total earnings, the stallions with first-crop stakes winners already are Violence […]

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Ward ‘Happy Like A Fool’: Filly Runs In Wednesday’s Molecomb At Goodwood

Happy Like A Fool has been delighting trainer Wesley Ward in her work for the Group 3 Bombay Sapphire Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday. The juvenile daughter of Distorted Humor was tagged as the American banker of the week at the Royal Ascot meeting, but despite Ward having two other winners, she had no […]

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Former Pletcher Assistant, Steeplechase Jockey 4-For-4 At Gulfstream Summer Meet

Trainer Jonathan Thomas continued his impressive winning ways at Gulfstream Park Friday, saddling first-time starter Tillie’s Lily ($3.60) for a thoroughly dominating 8 1/2-length victory in the fifth race. The 37-year-old former assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher ran his record to 4-for-4 during the Summer Meet after saddling three winners and two runners-up from five […]

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Bubbler, Madre Del Campeón Arrogate, Esta Preñada Por Tapit

Bubbler, la madre del campeón tresañero de 2016 Arrogate, fue confirmada en estado de preñez del líder semental Tapit (Pulpit), según información suministrada por Barry Robinette, gerente de Clearsky Farm, haras donde se aloja la reconocida matrona. Bubbler es una hija de Distorted Humor en Grechelle, por Deputy Minister, nacida en 2006. Como corredora fue […]

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Bubbler, Dam Of World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate, In Foal To Tapit

Clearsky Farm manager Barry Robinette confirmed on Tuesday that Bubbler, the dam of Longines World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song), is in foal to perennial leading sire Tapit, according to bloodhorse.com. Bubbler is a graded stakes-placed daughter of Distorted Humor, out of Deputy Minister mare Grechelle. Bubbler is the second stakes winner produced by her […]

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Jimmy Creed’s First Winner Equals Gulfstream Park Track Record

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Jimmy Creed, the Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor, sired his first winner on Wednesday when 2-year-old colt Admiral Jimmy impressively won at first asking in a $50,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream, equaling the 4 ½-furlong track record in 51.07 seconds. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay colt broke […]

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OBS Spring Sale Closes With Record Gains As Creative Cause Filly Brings $850,000

Hip No. 999, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $850,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Friday’s  Under […]

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Honorable Duty Mows Down Breaking Lucking In New Orleans Handicap

David A. Ross’ Honorable Duty put in a long stretch run to just get his head in front of Breaking Lucky at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap, winning his third consecutive stakes race of the Fair Grounds meeting. It was also his third victory since he’d been gelded. Under jockey James […]

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Honorable Duty Posts Mild Upset In Mineshaft Handicap

David A. Ross’ Honorable Duty posted a half-length victory at odds of 5-1 for a mild upset in Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old son of Distorted Humor, ridden by Julien Leparoux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.03. The Mineshaft is the first graded stakes victory […]

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