It’s A Girl! Champion Songbird Has Filly By Tapit

Songbird, a two-time champion and near-record priced auction horse, had her second foal, a filly by commercial juggernaut Tapit, on Jan. 26 at Timber Town Farm in Lexington, Ky. The announcement was made through Timber Town’s social media channels, which reported that both mare and foal were doing well following the birth. The birth comes […]

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On The Threshold: Smith Remembers His Grade 1 Triumphs At Del Mar

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has 215 Grade 1 stakes victories in his career, one short of tying the retired Jerry Bailey for the wins recorded at the highest-level events in racing. While he’s aware of the circumstances, Smith knows from the experience of breaking many records in many categories that envisioning and doing […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Brilliant’ In Latest Work Toward Shared Belief

Roughly 15 hours after riding McKinzie to an impressive and emotionally-charged victory in the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was back at Del Mar riding workouts Sunday morning. Work as usual, but not the usual works. During the 6 o’clock hour Smith was aboard […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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RMTC Prepares Online Halter Auction To Benefit Tactical Research

Beginning November 23 and ending November 30, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous broodmares, racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s grant program to fund critical tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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‘Ward’ Of San Diego, An Aide To Hall Of Fame Trainers

Every Del Mar summer season is a homecoming for Dan Ward, Jr., the top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Ward’s parents, Dan, Sr., and Joan, live in Carlsbad and, since going to work for Hollendorfer in 2008, Dan has been able to stay with them, make the short commute to Del Mar […]

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Songbird Among Top Mares Pronounced In Foal To Arrogate

Juddmonte Farms released a list of some of the exceptional mares that have been pronounced in foal to first-year stallion Arrogate, the champion 3-year-old male of 2016 who retired to stud this year with record career earnings of $17,422,600. Counted among the mares in foal to the son of Unbridled’s Song are: –Two-time champion and […]

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Nations’ Faith In Martini Glass Proves Justified After Azeri Victory

The 5-year-old Martini Glass earned her first graded stakes victory just last month, but trainer and co-owner Keith Nations had had faith in the one-time $16,000 claimer’s talent for some time. On Saturday, the daughter of Kitalpha proved herself with a win against a solid field in the Grade 2 Azeri at Oaklawn Park. After […]

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