Qurbaan Retired To Shadwell Farm For 2020 Breeding Season

Shadwell Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Qurbaan came out of his victory in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap with a slight injury and has been retired to stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2020 for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Stallion manager Kent Barnes said, “Qurbaan has a […]

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Shagaf Retired To Indiana Stallion Station For 2019

Shagaf, a Grade 3 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for an advertised fee of $2,000. The 6-year-old son of Bernardini raced as a homebred for Shadwell Farm, winning three of seven starts for earnings of $331,700. Trained by Chad Brown, Shagaf […]

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‘I Like What I See’: Brown Pleased With Stellar Wind’s Progress Ahead Of Pegasus

Stellar Wind, the champion sophomore filly of 2015 and a six-time Grade 1 winner, breezed for the first time as a 6-year-old Sunday morning as she continued preparations for an historic start in the Pegasus World Cup. Expected to become the first female to race in the 1 1/8-mile Pegasus, Stellar Wind went five furlongs in 1:01.50 […]

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Brown ‘Very Pleased’ With Practical Joke’s Preparation For Sophomore Debut

Multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke breezed five furlongs in 1:00.45 Sunday at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. The Chad Brown-trained 3-year-old worked in company with 2016 Gotham winner Shagaf in preparation for his 2017 debut. “He worked terrific. I’m very pleased with the way this horse has come […]

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Shagaf Has Chips Removed After Pulling Up In Derby, Will Miss 2016 Season

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf was sent to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for evaluation following an inexplicably poor finish in the Kentucky Derby. Veterinarians there found chips in the both the colt’s left front ankle and knee, according to ESPN. Dr. Alan Ruggles performed the surgery to remove the chips, and believes Shagaf has a strong […]

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My Man Sam: ‘Little Horse’ With A Big Attitude

The Chad Brown-trained duo of Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Jay W. Bligh’s My Man Sam and Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf each jogged one mile at 8:30 a.m., their first day back to the track after timed workouts Friday. Even though there are several more accomplished horses in the field – and Brown even acknowledges […]

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Busy Friday Morning Work Tab At Churchill Downs

For those wanting to get a line on contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby plus enjoy a mild, sun-splashed Kentucky morning, Churchill Downs was the place Friday. Thirteen horses under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) worked over a fast track along with five fillies under consideration for the […]

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Shagaf, My Man Sam Breeze At Churchill Sunday

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf had his first work over the Churchill Downs surface Sunday morning during the training period reserved for Oaks and Derby contenders, rolling through a half-mile in :48 2/5 with splits of :12 4/5, :24 3/5, and :36 3/5. He galloped out in 1:01 1/5 and 1:14 3/5. The son of Bernardini most […]

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Clearer Derby Picture: Which Colts Will Point For Roses

John Keith Desormeaux and Kent Desormeaux are down home guys from Louisiana, far removed from Philadelphia, the so-called City of Brotherly Love, but if the brothers make it to Kentucky with Exaggerator on May 7, everything will be, um, relative, when they take on the likes of champion Nyquist and 18 others in the 142nd […]

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