Jane Lyon

‘She Tried Her Heart Out’: Chasing Yesterday, Half-Sister To American Pharoah, Retired

Chasing Yesterday, a Grade 1-winning half-sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, has been retired from racing to begin her broodmare career in 2020, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary reports. The 3-year-old Tapit filly has been living at owner/breeder Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm in Georgetown, Ky., after suffering an entrapped […]

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Chasing Yesterday Breaks Slowly, Races Wide Throughout In Sunland Park Oaks Win

A half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Jane Lyon’s homebred Chasing Yesterday is continuing to live up to the lofty expectations of her pedigree. Already a Grade 1 winner, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit made her 2019 debut in Sunday’s $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1-9 favorite broke slowly under Drayden Van Dyke, was […]

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Chasing Yesterday Earns Hard-Fought G1 Win In Starlet

Jane Lyon’s Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The juvenile daughter of Tapit had to work hard to hit the wire first; after being forced four-wide on both turns, she ran down both Enaya Alrabb and her stablemate […]

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Juddmonte Mares In Demand On Opening Day Of Tattersalls December Mare Sale

The Tattersalls December Mare Sale got off to a strong start with international buyers the feature of the opening day. Three mares from Prince Khalid Abdulah’s Juddmonte Farms led the way during a session that saw 215 lots realize 12,310,200 guineas (US$16,449,833) at an average of 57,257 guineas ($76,515) and a median of 30,000 guineas […]

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Pharoah’s Half-Sister Chasing Yesterday Adds Desi Arnaz Stakes To Growing Resume

The half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Summer Wind Equine’s homebred Chasing Yesterday continues to build up her resume on the Southern California circuit. The 2-year-old daughter of Tapit captured Monday’s Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/2 lengths, fighting a strong headwind in the stretch to best the three-horse field. Ridden […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Chasing Yesterdays And Second Blessings

Chasing Yesterday, the 2-year-old half-sister to Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, is certainly special to her legion of fans. After watching the homebred Tapit filly earn her first stakes victory at Santa Anita on Sunday, owner Jane Lyon explained the Bob Baffert trainee has a special place in her own heart. “When we started this, […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Hello, Goodbye

The second of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Everybody Loves A Parade Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify made his final public […]

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Graves’ Influence Still Felt During Strong Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale was one of the first auctions hosted by the company following the death of longtime vice president Bill Graves in May, but his work continued to be felt on Tuesday when a Flatter colt rallied to bring a sale-topping $520,000 near the end of trade. Graves was the […]

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Zenyatta’s Sister Eblouissante Second-Highest Price At Tattersalls Tuesday

The second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale was, as ever, a truly international affair with buyers from four continents represented by the top ten lots. The headline act of the day was Hazariya, the dam of Harzand, topping proceedings at 2 million guineas (US$2,129,00). A total of 186 lots sold for 25,512,500 guineas […]

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Summer Wind: ‘Hopefully, the Industry Will Change’ After Love Me Only Trial

Jane Lyon and Summer Wind Farm released the following statement to media the week after a jury failed to reach a decision in a court case between Summer Wind and Coolmore partners, Ashford Stud, and Eaton Sales surrounding the purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only. The mare was purchased for $2.1 million at the Keeneland […]

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