unbridled’s song

Pee Wee Reese Goes Up The Rail For Eddie D Victory

Nick Alexander’s homebred Pee Wee Reese earned his second graded stakes victory in Friday’s Grade 2 Eddie D, making a move up the rail and streaking away down the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length as the 5-2 second choice. The 6-year-old son of Tribal Rule, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Phil […]

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$510,000 Quality Road Colt Tops Sunday’s Session At Keeneland September

Trade continued at a brisk pace on Sunday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, with the session headlined by the sale of a Quality Road colt for $510,000 to China Horse Club and Maverick Racing. Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall, consigned the top-priced yearling, who is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Stainless. Out of the […]

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Long Range Toddy Pointing To Oklahoma Derby

Long Range Toddy, winner of the 2018 Springboard Mile at Remington Park, continues to train where he began his career, putting in a half-mile workout Tuesday morning. Owned and bred by Willis Horton Racing of Marshall, Ark. and trained by National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, Long Range Toddy breezed in :50.19 under Brooke […]

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Déjà Vu: Stewart Hoping For Repeat Success At Del Mar

In the mid-1980s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Gene Klein were making Del Mar history, and using it as home base for a run of national success, Lukas assistant Dallas Stewart never set foot at the place. “I worked for Wayne up at Santa Anita, and then when they came here I’d head […]

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Turned-Back Sale Of Unbridled’s Song As A Juvenile Altered Thoroughbred Industry’s Course

The horse that brings the most money at a sale will usually be the one that gets the most headlines immediately after the fact, but some of horse racing’s greatest competitors are ones that went home with the person trying to sell them. Unbridled’s Song did both, and altered the direction of North American racing […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Old Sale: The Influence Of Unbridled’s Song’s Buyback

Today, Fasig-Tipton launches its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale at Santa Anita Park, and the Paulick Report is on the grounds with a special print publication. In this edition of the PR Special, Bloodstock Editor Joe Nevills tells the story of Unbridled’s Song, who was reluctantly bought back by his consignor at the 1995 Barretts […]

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Maxim Rate Determined In Senorita

Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a […]

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Electric Forest Splashes Home On Top In Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ Electric Forest took the lead shortly after the start and repelled a couple of surges from Go Google Yourself to win the 25th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length before a Friday afternoon crowd of 13,957 at Keeneland. Trained by Chad Brown […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Top Freshman Sires Of 2018

The leading freshmen sires of 2018 were notable on a couple of counts, and not the least of these is that the leader is the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, sire of the likely juvenile champion filly Jaywalk and the first son of his fabled sire to lead a national sire list in North America. […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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