Quip ‘Moving A Lot Better’ Heading Into Saturday’s Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s multiple Grade 2 winner Quip leads a strong Doug Watson-trained team this weekend in Dubai and looks to improve upon a disappointing local bow when he makes his second UAE start in Super Saturday’s Group 1 $600,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3. The son of Distorted Humor was a […]

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American Import Quip Will Make Dubai Debut In Thursday’s Firebreak Stakes

Thursday’s Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes at Meydan will mark numerous firsts for multiple G2-winning American import, Quip. It will be his first start of 2020 and in the UAE, as well as for trainer Doug Watson and in the orange and black colors of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi. “Obviously, he has the […]

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Quip, Liam’s Legend Headed To Dubai For Potential World Cup Carnival Starts

Two high-profile former trainees of USA-based Rodolphe Brisset are on their way to Dubai to join six-time UAE champion trainer Doug Watson’s Red Stables. Multiple Grade 2 winner Quip (pictured above) and recent sale topper Liam’s Legend have entered quarantine in Florida and are expected in Meydan’s quarantine facility in mid-December to point toward the […]

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Dams Of Paradise Woods, Perfect Alibi Among Notable Supplements To Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland announced that several prominent broodmares, graded stakes-winning fillies and horses of racing age have been supplemented to its November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17. Among the supplements are Wild Forest, dam of two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods; No Use Denying, dam of Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi; and graded stakes […]

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Churchill Downs: Quip, Tenfold Square Off In Lukas Classic

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Quip will take on Winchell Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Tenfold and eight other rivals under the lights in Saturday’s seventh running of the $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) – one of three stakes events on an action-packed 11-race card for the final Downs After Dark of 2019 at Churchill […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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Seeking The Soul Slight Favorite Vs. 9 In Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic, the west’s richest Thoroughbred race for older runners. The stretch-running bay horse will be saddling up […]

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Total of 18 Nominated To 2019 Pacific Classic

The deadline for regular nominations to the 29th running of the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic passed Thursday night with 18 on the list compiled by the Del Mar racing office. The list includes five that would need to be shipped in from eastern tracks in the days before the Saturday, August 17 race. The […]

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War Story, Seeking The Soul Among Possible Shippers For Pacific Classic

The latest list from the racing office of candidates for the TVG Pacific Classic on August 17 includes four East Coast-based horses. That quartet is comprised of Seeking the Soul for trainer Dallas Stewart, Quip (Rodolphe Brisset), War Story (Jorge Navarro) and Tenfold (Steve Asmussen). Seeking the Soul and Quip have not raced since finishing […]

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