‘Horse Of A Lifetime’: Champion Mare Sistercharlie To Race Again In 2020

Sistercharlie (IRE), one of the most accomplished turf horses of the decade, will remain in training for 2020, it was announced today. The five-year-old mare was North America’s champion turf mare in 2018 and is a contender for a second consecutive Eclipse Award for owner Peter M. Brant after a strong 2019 season in which […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Iridessa Outduels Vasilika To Win Filly & Mare Turf

Irish-bred Iridessa gave Joseph O’Brien his first Breeders’ Cup victory as a trainer and jockey Wayne Lordan earned his initial success in the World Championships on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., reeling in front-runner Mirth and then outdueling local favorite Vasilika in the final furlong to win the $2-million, Grade 1 Filly […]

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CHRB’s Arthur Scratches Thais From Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Peter Brant’s Thais has been scratched from Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after being “placed on the vet’s list as unsound,” reports The California Horse Racing Board’s equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur made the recommendation to scratch the 5-year-old daughter of Rio De La Plata. Trained by Chad Brown, the multiple Grade […]

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Brown ‘Leaning Toward’ Turf For Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar

It was a busy Sunday morning for trainer Chad Brown, who sent out numerous turf workers in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Four-time Grade 1 winner and Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar worked in company with Without Parole, winner of last year’s Group 1 St. James’s Palace at Royal […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou Confirmed In Leading Spots Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With the major North American preparatory races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll are expected to hold position until the two-day event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. The top spot on the poll has been owned by multiple Grade […]

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Omaha Beach Vaults Back Into NTRA’s Top Thoroughbred Poll

The dazzling effort Omaha Beach put forth to capture the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes this past weekend launched the son of War Front back in the race for divisional honors and landed the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In his first start since capturing the Grade […]

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Ultra-Consistent Sistercharlie Scores Sixth Straight Grade 1 In Flower Bowl

For the sixth consecutive time, Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Sistercharlie outclassed a Grade 1 field. The Chad Brown trainee stayed off the speed set by stablemate Thais, gained command in the stretch and fended off Mrs. Sippy’s late challenge from the outside for a three-quarter length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies […]

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Sistercharlie Going For Sixth Straight Grade 1 In Flower Bowl

Trainer Chad Brown’s Sistercharlie will look to add another Grade 1 victory to her robust resume on Sunday at Belmont Park when she contests the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational for fillies and mares at 1 ¼ miles on turf, a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on November […]

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