Lexington Winner Mr Speaker Pointed Towards Belmont Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey stated after Mr Speaker’s Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes win on Saturday that the Belmont Derby, not the Kentucky Derby, was the goal for his colt. The Belmont Derby is New York’s new $1.25 million race for three year-olds, run at ten furlongs on the grass and formerly known as the Jamaica. […]

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Shug McGaughey Earns 1,800th Career Victory With Party Now

Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Party Now won the $60,000 Hurstland Purse for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths over A Little Bit Sassy before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 13,442 at Keeneland. Trained by Lexington native Shug McGaughey and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr., Party Now covered the mile on a turf course rated […]

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Canadian sire Philanthropist to South Africa

Successful Canadian sire Philanthropist will relocate to the Rupert family’s Drakenstein Stud in the Western Cape in South Africa. The 11-year-old son of Kris S. formerly stood at Gardiner Farms Limited near Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The 11-year-old stallion by Kris S. has sired five stakes winners, including Pender Harbour, the 2011 Canadian champion 3-year-old male.

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By Ray Paulick This Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Ogden Mills Phipps  — better known as Dinny throughout the Thoroughbred world – will preside over the 56th Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing. For those who have never attended, there is no “round table” at this annual throat-clearing exercise for many […]

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