Grade 1 Winner Graydar Retired to Taylor Made

Grade 1 winner Graydar, Unbridled’s Song’s undefeated top older horse of 2013, has been retired to Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, KY as property of a syndicate. His 2014 stud fee will be $15,000 stands & nurses. “Graydar’s quarter crack that forced us to miss the Breeders’ Cup wasn’t healing like we hoped to be […]

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BC Dirt Mile: Graydar to Miss Race Due to Quarter Crack

Grade 1 winner Graydar will be forced to miss Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) after he was discovered with a quarter crack in his left front hoof early Monday morning. The 4-year-old colt would have been one of the favorites in the Dirt Mile after winning the Kelso S. (G2), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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BC Dirt Mile: Pletcher Opts Out of Classic With Graydar

Once-beaten Graydar, winner of the Grade 2 Kelso Invitational last out, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic as originally planned. Trainer Todd Pletcher told  Daily Racing Form on Saturday his connections are looking instead toward the Dirt Mile. Earlier this year, Graydar won the Grade 1 Donn at Gulfstream in February and the […]

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BC Classic: Velazquez Works Palace Malice, Graydar at Belmont

Hall of Famer John Velazquez, who is poised to become the leading jockey by earnings in North American racing history, had a busy Sunday morning at Belmont Park aboard a pair of horses preparing for starts in the Breeders’ Cup in early November at Santa Anita Park. Velazquez breezed Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice four […]

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Graydar Ends Six-Month Layoff in Kelso

Graydar, a winner of four of five races, will return to the races for the first time in six months when he goes postward on Saturday as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the 33rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Invitational Handicap for 3-year-olds and up. The one-mile Kelso is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Unbridled’s Song

It was another huge weekend for the deceased stallion Unbridled’s Song as his son Will Take Charge won the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby and his granddaughter Close Hatches (by the Unbridled’s Song stallion First Defence) won the Cotillion, which was the only G1 stakes last Saturday. That pair of successes for Unbridled’s Song at Parx […]

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Fort Larned Leads Distinguished List of Nominees to Homecoming Classic

It is a newcomer on the racing calendar, but Churchill Downs’ inaugural running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic during its new September Meet has drawn a high-powered roster of nominations that includes the names of five winners of Grade I stakes events. Topping the roster of 28 accomplished 3-year-olds and up made eligible for the […]

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TCI: Sorting Out Classic Contenders

Jon & Joel recap the Whitney and tweak the TCI Top 5 for the Classic 3-year-olds and Classic Older Males. The guys also launch a new Top 5 list for the Dirt Mile division, and preview champions Wise Dan and Groupie Doll in action this weekend.

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Taylor Made Buys Interest in Graydar

Taylor Made Stallions purchased an interest in leading older horse Graydar, this year’s impressive winner of the Donn H. (G1) and New Orleans H. (G2), back in February following the colt’s impressive Grade 1 Donn victory. Graydar is campaigned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables, which agreed to partner with Taylor Made on the talented 4-year-old […]

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