Carter Sales Co.’s OKC September Sale Posts Big Jump in Average

The Carter Sales Co.’s OKC September Sale average jumped 50 percent, setting a record increase in average and median sale prices and the lowest buyback rate in the sale’s history. The sale was held Sept. 1 at the OKC State Fairgrounds Sales Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.. The average sale price was $10,858 and the […]

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Wondrshegotthundr Bests Older Rivals In Florence Henderson

Wondrshegotthundr has had a brief career but so far, it’s been impressive. The three-year-old daughter of Graydar took on an older, more experienced field in the 16th running of the $100,000 Florence Henderson Stakes at Indiana Grand and ran them all down for the win. Guided by Fernando De La Cruz, Wondrshegotthundr scored the victory […]

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Graydar Relocated To Milky Way Farm In California

Grade 1 winner Graydar has moved from Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky to Linda Madsen’s Milky Way Farms in Temecula, Calif. The 10-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song out of Sweetest Smile, by Dehere, is currently a Top 10 third-crop sire by earnings ($2,534,001), stakes winners (three), and winners (48). He is represented this year by […]

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$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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Gray Attempt Sprints To Gazebo Victory; Arkansas Derby Next

Gray Attempt punched his Arkansas Derby ticket with a front-running 3 ¼-length victory over Hidden Ruler in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. Cutting back to a sprint after finishing a troubled 11th in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18, Gray Attempt controlled the pace from the start under Jon Court and […]

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Fires Turns To Old Friend To Help With Southwest Stakes Contender

After Gray Attempt became tougher to handle in the morning following his victory in the $125,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., trainer Jinks Fires turned to an old friend for help with the Graydar colt. Enter trainer John Henry Prather, 66, who has regularly galloped Gray Attempt the […]

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Fires ‘Very Pleased’ With Gray Attempt Ahead Of Southwest Stakes

Several candidates for Oaklawn’s Presidents Day stakes tripleheader recorded workouts on a cloudy, damp Sunday morning, including Gray Attempt who breezed 5 furlongs in advance of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18. Working just after the renovation break from the 5-furlong pole to the regular finish line, Gray Attempt went in 1:00.20 […]

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Gray Attempt Goes All The Way In Smarty Jones

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, earning his first 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in the process. The 3-year-old son of Graydar crossed the wire a neck ahead of Springboard Mile winner Long Range Toddy, completing a […]

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California Chrome And Daddy Long Legs Arrive At Taylor Made, Open House Slated For Dec. 18-19

Champion California Chrome and champion sire Daddy Long Legs have arrived at Taylor Made Stallions, and the farm is hosting open houses for breeders on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day to feature a viewing of the farm’s stallions for the upcoming breeding season. Food and […]

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