Up With the Birds

Flintshire Has First Mare Confirmed In Foal

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms reported today that Eclipse Champion Flintshire, a 5-time G1 Winner of over $9,500,000 and the leading Turf earner in the world today, had his first mare, Singwiththebirds, confirmed in foal. Owned by Elevage, the mare is a half-sister to Multiple Champion and Grade 1 Winner Up With the Birds, by Stormy Atlantic. […]

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Millionaire Up With The Birds Headlines Thursday’s Sycamore

Sam-Son Farm’s Up With the Birds, a three-time graded stakes winner and earner of more than $1.8 million, heads a field of 14 and one also-eligible entered Sunday for Thursday’s 22nd running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going 1½ miles on the turf at Keeneland. Now in the barn of Graham […]

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Up With The Birds Flies Last-To-First To Win Nijinsky Stakes

Sam-Son Farm captured it’s first graded stakes of the year on Sunday afternoon when its homebred Up With The Birds made a bold move down the stretch to win the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths. The 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic covered nine furlongs over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 1:49.18 under […]

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The Pizza Man Favored In Hollywood Turf Cup On Thanksgiving Day

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, feature of Del Mar’s Thanksgiving Day racing program Thursday. The Pizza Man, a six-year-old son of English Channel trained by […]

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Motion Seeks Woodbine G1 Double With Up With The Birds, Eastern Belle

Sam-Son Farm’s homebred Up With the Birds, trained this year by Graham Motion, will be trying to become the sixth different Canadian-bred to win the $1-million Pattison Canadian International, and the first since Thornfield in 1999. The five-year-old Stormy Atlantic fellow enjoyed a banner three-year-old season at Woodbine, when trained by Malcolm Pierce, which saw […]

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Mr Speaker, Up With The Birds Top Field Of Seven For Commonwealth Cup

Trainer Niall Saville entered Legendary for Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park Wednesday, hoping to relive a moment of triumph provided by the British import last September. Although Legendary had previously won on soft turf, Walter Swinburn’s 6-year-old gelding demonstrated a distinct fondness for the firm going of the Laurel Park turf course […]

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Brown’s Bombers: Slumber, Big Blue Kitten Headline Competitive Arlington Million Field

The 33rd running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million on Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse has drawn an immensely competitive baker’s dozen, topped by the hot Chad Brown-trained tag team of Michael Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners and Bethlehem Stables’ Slumber, and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Big Blue Kitten. First and second, respectively, in […]

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Quiet Force Prevails In Arlington Handicap

Despite the presence of the two top betting choices to his inside and outside, Quiet Force bravely kept on down the stretch for a victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Arlington Handicap Saturday afternoon. It was the first graded stakes win for Quiet Force, who is trained by Mike Maker for Warner Thoroughbreds LLC. Ridden […]

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Equibase Analysis: Up With The Birds Featured In Arlington Handicap

The Grade 3, $100,000 Arlington Handicap is the second of four successive turf stakes on the day and brings together a field of 10 mostly accomplished turf runners. Leading the field, at least insofar as career success, is Up With the Birds, who has earned more than $1.4 million in his career including a win […]

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Ironicus Captures Dixie In Stakes Debut

Javier Castellano has been having a good weekend at Pimlico. After several stakes races on Friday and Saturday, the jockey guided Ironicus to a late-charging victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes Saturday afternoon, the race directly preceding the 140th Preakness Stakes. “This race set up perfectly for us,” Castellano said. “In his […]

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