Henley’s Joy

Omaha Beach Breezes Five Furlongs In Preparation For Jan. 25 Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 Sunday morning in preparation for the $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. Jockey Julien Leparoux was up for the work, the 4-year-old son of War Front’s first since he completed his very successful 2019 season with a decisive victory in the Malibu […]

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Concrete Rose Leads 2019 Graduates Of Aiken Training Track

Multiple stakes winner Concrete Rose leads a roster of graduates of the Aiken Training Track in Aiken, S.C., that earned more than $5.6 million in purses in 2019 and included 20 stakes winners and 25 stakes-placed runners. William Gutfarb, newly elected president of the track’s board of directors and chair of its finance committee, tallied […]

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Six Millionaires, Eight Grade 1 Winners Among 17 Invitees To Pegasus World Cup Turf

Eight Grade 1 winners, led by millionaires Arklow, Magic Wand, Henley’s Joy, Next Shares, Sadler’s Joy and Starship Jubilee, and seven other graded-stakes winners are among a list of 17 horses formally invited Sunday to the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The second running of the 1 3/16-mile Pegasus Turf […]

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A Thread Of Blue, Henley’s Joy Ready For Rematch In Jockey Club Derby

Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue and Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy square off in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational, the third and final leg of the Turf Trinity at Belmont Park. The 37-day Belmont fall meet begins Friday, offering 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money and eight Breeders’ Cup […]

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Henley’s Joy ‘On Target’ For Saratoga Derby, To Be Joined By New Stablemate Kadar

Trainer Mike Maker will be represented by a pair of strong contenders in the second leg of the Turf Trinity in the $1 million Saratoga Derby set for Sunday, August 4, when he saddles Henley’s Joy and newcomer Kadar. Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy was a three-quarter length winner of the first leg of the […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Propelled ‘Serious Contender’ Henley’s Joy To Belmont Derby Upset

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy kicked off the Turf Trinity with a rousing score in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Mike Maker for Bloom Racing Stable, Henley’s Joy rated in third position in the 10-furlong test on the inner turf and showed good acceleration down […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival Generates Record Handle Of $25 Million

Saturday’s 11-race Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card, highlighted by an upset victory by Henley’s Joy in the 70th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, generated all-sources handle of $25,766,176, the highest handle figure since the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014. […]

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Henley’s Joy Springs 20-1 Upset In Belmont Derby

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy surprised bettors with a 20-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby, his first win of 2019. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy and jockey Jose Lezcano defeated 16-1 chance Social Paranoia by three-quarters of a length on the wire, completing 1 1/4 miles over Belmont’s firm turf course in […]

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Avie’s Flatter Holds Off Favored Henley’s Joy In Transylvania

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Avie’s Flatter, a two-time restricted stakes winner in Canada, made his 2019 debut a winning one in Friday’s G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old son of Flatter and jockey Javier Castellano got clear in the stretch and had to hold off a late run from favorite Henley’s Joy, winning by a […]

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