Toinette Proves Deserving Favorite In Sunday’s Goldikova

Attentive to the early pace, heavily favored Toinette proved much the best in winning the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.38. With longshot Streak of […]

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First Mare In Foal For Mill Ridge Farm’s Oscar Performance

Mill Ridge Farm is pleased to share the exciting news of the first mare in foal to record-breaking miler, Oscar Performance. Scanned on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the mare Gold Round is a half-sister to three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and champion Goldikova, and she is the dam of Golden Valentine, winner of the Group 3 Prix Minerve in France. […]

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Vasilika, Cambodia Square Off In Sunday’s Goldikova Stakes

With talented runners shipping in from points eastward, Santa Anita-based Vasilika and Cambodia will square off with New York-based Lull and Kentucky-based La Sardane as a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares go a mile on turf in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes. With a return to Standard time on Sunday, there will […]

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Years Later, Breeders’ Cup Veteran California Flag Still ‘Hard To Replace’

California Flag, for whom Saturday’s $100,000 stakes race at Santa Anita Park is named, didn’t come close to the laudatory achievements of Goldikova, but he did exceed the magnificent mare in one respect: running in Breeders’ Cup races five consecutive years. Goldikova ran in Breeders’ Cup races four straight years, that being the Breeders’ Cup […]

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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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Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez, Goldikova Elected To Hall Of Fame

Three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockeys Javier Castellano and the late Garrett Gomez and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in the contemporary category. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 […]

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Gomez, Shirreffs Among 2017 Hall Of Fame Finalists

Five jockeys, three trainers and three racehorses comprise the 11 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Robby Albarado, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza Garrett Gomez and Craig Perret; trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley; […]

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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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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Longshots: The ‘Old Man’ At 64-1

Only at the Breeders’ Cup could you have a four-time Grade 1 winner go off at odds of 64.80 to one. It’s what makes the World Championships such an enticing betting affair most years. In fairness to the betting public, Court Vision did come into the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile having failed to hit the […]

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