Guarana ‘Not 100 Percent,’ Ruled Out Of Filly & Mare Sprint

Expected to be one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Guarana will not make the starting gate after trainer Chad Brown was unhappy with the filly’s recent training. According to, the 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper will return to owner/breeder Three Chimneys Farm for further evaluation and some rest. “This week […]

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Doyle Hoping To Continue ‘Fantastic Ride’ With Street Band In Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Street Band and jockey Sophie Doyle came into Parx Racing’s $1 million Cotillion on Sept. 21 with victories in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks and Grade 3 Indiana Oaks. Both filly and rider earned their first Grade 1 victory as Street Band rallied from near-last and looping wide to take the 1 1/16-mile Cotillion […]

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Street Band ‘Still Has Quite A Bit Of Upside,’ Will Point To Breeders’ Cup Distaff

With her rallying victory in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Philadelphia’s Parx Racing, Street Band became the fifth Grade 1 winner to come out of Ellis Park’s 2018 2-year-old races. Street Band — whom jockey Sophie Doyle rode to a 2 1/4-length victory over previously unbeaten favorite Guarana — earned a fees-paid (worth $60,000) […]

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Cotillion Win ‘An Absolute Thrill’ For Jockey Sophie Doyle, Street Band’s Ownership

Ray Francis, Cindy and Larry Jones, Medallion Racing and MyRaceHorse Stable’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes (Grade I) winner Street Band returned to Churchill Downs Sunday at 8:30 a.m. following her 2 ¼-length score at Parx Saturday. Street Band rallied from nearly 10 lengths back of early pace-setting Jaywalk and passed heavy favorite Guarana in late […]

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Guarana Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Cotillion At Parx

Three Chimney Farm’s Guarana will look to keep her perfect record intact against ten rivals, seeking her third straight Grade 1 win, as the headliner in the $1 million G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ghostzapper 3-year-old burst on to the scene with an eye catching performance in her career […]

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Juvenile Filly Champ Jaywalk, Unbeaten Guarana Headed For Cotillion Clash

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies has drawn 14 nominations hoping for a start in the 51st Running of the race on Saturday September 21 at Parx. The Cotillion is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Series, awarding an automatic berth into the Distaff, and will be shown […]

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Guarana’s Half Sister Magic Dance Faces Seven Other Juvenile Fillies In Adirondack At Saratoga

Three Chimneys Farm’s Magic Dance will look to stay unbeaten, drawing the outside post in the eight-horse filed assembled for Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for 2-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, a two-time Adirondack winner, trains the daughter of More Than Ready, who is the field’s […]

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Bloodlines: Unbeaten Guarana Could Be Off On A ‘Magical’ Ride

For the last three years running, and in five of the last nine racing seasons, a filly has won both the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park and the Coaching Club American Oaks, now contested at Saratoga. This year, undefeated Guarana (by Ghostzapper) added the Oaks to her previous blowout success in the Acorn. In winning […]

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Guarana Goes Wire-To-Wire In CCA Oaks

Three Chimneys Farm’s Guarana continued her career’s torrid start and earned her second consecutive Grade 1 victory, kicking away from Point of Honor in the stretch to stay undefeated in capturing the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks in wire-to-wire fashion by a length on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Rescheduled after Saturday’s card was cancelled […]

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