Joe Sharp

Haskell Winner Girvin To Stand At Ocala Stud

Girvin, winner of the 2017 Haskell Invitational Stakes, has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. Owners Brad and Misty Grady of Grand Oaks Farm have partnered with Kentucky-based Airdrie Stud, in a deal structured by West Bloodstock, to co-own Girvin through his stallion career. “We’ve been […]

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Off To A ‘Sharp’ Start At Saratoga: ‘Everything Has Fallen Into Place’

Trainer Joe Sharp has enjoyed a fruitful start to the Saratoga meet, posting three wins from five starters through the first seven days of racing. He entered Saturday’s card sixth in the trainers’ standings. Sharp is hoping to take that momentum into next week, he said, particularly with Mom’s On Strike in the Grade 2, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton […]

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Sirenusa Headlines Wednesday’s Ta Wee Stakes At Indiana Grand

The sixth running of the $100,000-guaranteed Ta Wee will be the featured event on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand. The one mile event will be held on the newly named Rod Ratcliff Turf Course as the seventh race on the nine-race program. The race was named in honor of Ta Wee, an […]

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2017 Haskell Winner Girvin Retired With Soft-Tissue Injury

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park in 2017, has been retired due to a soft-tissue injury. Girvin is owned by Brad and Misty Grady and trained by Joe Sharp. The son of Tale of Ekati out of the Malibu Moon mare, Catch the Moon, graduated at first asking in December […]

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Mom’s On Strike Well Clear In Closing-Day Bewitch

Carl R. Moore Management and Brad Grady’s Mom’s On Strike drew away from her closest rivals in the stretch for a 3¼-length victory over 3-5 favorite Daddys Lil Darling in the 57th running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) before a closing-day crowd of 18,690. The victory marked the first graded stakes win in North America for jockey […]

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Grade 1 Winner Girvin Returns In Lone Star’s Sexton Mile

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational last July, will return to racing in the Grade 3, $200k Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park on Sunday, May 6. “He is training great,” said owner Brad Grady who attended the races at Lone Star Park Thursday. “He had some great workouts at Keeneland. […]

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Triple Chelsea Runs Down Lady Aurelia In Giant’s Causeway Upset

Brad Grady’s Triple Chelsea, sent off at odds of 8-1, upset the 3-5 favorite Lady Aurelia in Saturday’s $100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland. A 5-year-old daughter of Hat Trick, the mare completed 5 1/2 furlongs over the firm turf in 1:02.40, defeating Lady Aurelia by almost two lengths. Triple Chelsea was ridden by Adam […]

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Charles Town Classic Nominees Led By Hoppertunity, Diversify

Headlined by Grade 1 winners Diversify, Girvin and Hoppertunity, a total of 48 horses have found their way into the nominations for the $1,200,000 Charles Town Classic to be run over the Charles Town oval coming up on April 21.  The Grade 2, 1 1/8 mile test will anchor a 13 race program at Charles Town that kicks off with a […]

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With Four Days Left, Cox, Sharp Neck And Neck In Race For Fair Grounds Training Title

With only four racing days left for the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Winter Meet, the title for leading trainer appears to be going right down to the wire. In the trainers standings, defending leading conditioner Brad Cox is ahead of Joe Sharp by three wins with 49 victories on the meet including a […]

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