Idiot Proof

Richard’s Boy Achieves Millionaire Status At Remington Park

Richard’s Boy became a millionaire by winning the eighth race at Remington Park on Saturday night. It was jockey Stewart Elliott’s fourth win of the evening. This 7-year-old gelded son of Idiot Proof, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Joy, was a near winner in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del […]

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Oops, They Did It Again: O’Neill Stable Sends Out Five Winners At Del Mar

Trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable sent out five winners on the seven-race program at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet on Wednesday, matching the Del Mar, Calif., track’s record for most winners in a day the O’Neill barn set July 29, 2015. O’Neill, five-time leading trainer at Del Mar, began the afternoon with a $49.20 upset […]

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Richard’s Boy Claimed By Clark Brewster, Slated For Rest And ‘Very Best In Care’

Near-millionaire Richard’s Boy was entered for a $40,000 tag in his most recent start, and a claim was dropped by trainer Steve Asmussen on behalf of owner Clark Brewster. They walked away with the 7-year-old son of Idiot Proof, a winner of nine of his 39 lifetime starts, after the gelding finished last in the […]

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Benchmark, Leading Stallion Son Of Alydar, Euthanized At 26

Longtime California sire Benchmark was euthanized June 23 due to the infirmities of old age, according to a release from Ballena Vista Farm. He was 26. Sire of Eclipse Award winner Points Offthebench and top racehorses including Brother Derek, Idiot Proof,¬†and Bench Points, the son of Alydar was pensioned in 2014 and lived out his […]

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Dubai-To-California-To-Maryland, Richard’s Boy Ready For Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Just as the rain began pouring down in earnest, the starting gates opened for the 12th running of the Jim McKay Turf Sprint on Black-Eyed Susan day at Pimlico Race Course. A full field of 14 flew off the blocks, but in the final strides it was just Richard’s Boy and Pay Any Price far […]

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Benchmark, Son of Alydar Who Made His Mark in California, Pensioned

Ballena Vista Farm announced today that Benchmark has been retired from the breeding shed. Initially the farm thought he was physically and reproductively capable of another season and bred a handful of mares to him the first two months of the 2014 season. Benchmark failed to impregnate them and will now be pensioned alongside fellow […]

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