Monthly Archives: March 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SECRETARIAT!

 (Bob Coglianese/Blood Horse/Facebook)

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Blueskiesnrainbows(c, 4yo), English Channel – Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister. B – Edward P. Evans. Santa Anita Park, 3/22/2013, alwc opt clmg, $36,000, 8 f, 1:36.28. ($33,000, yrlg, 2010, keesep)

Eldarion (g, 5yo), Aragorn (IRE) – Pagan Dance by Valley Crossing. B – Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III. Penn National, 3/23/2013, str alwc, $11,400, 6 f, 1:11.81. ($11,500, yrlg, 2009, keesep)
Layin Low (c, 3yo), Langfuhr – Perfect Forest by Forestry. B – Edward P. Evans. Delta Downs,… Continue reading

2012 VA-BRED CHAMPIONS NAMED

BODEMEISTER (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association’s Awards Committee recently named the Virginia-bred champions for 2012 with Audley Farm leading the way.

Audley was named Virginia Breeder of the Year after knocking the late Edward P. Evans off the top of the Virginia-bred progeny earnings list.  In 2012, Audley-breds earned $2,358,873 in racing purses while posting 42 winners. Included in those winners was Bodemeister who earned $1,304,800 while winning the Arkansas Derby Gr.1 and finishing second in… Continue reading

VLADYKOV WINS VA-BRED RACE AT PIEDMONT

L to R: Tu Baku (Kieran Norris) 4th; Colleen’s Charm (Bruce Daley) 3rd; Vladykov (James Slater) 1st and Prized Pupil (Mark Beecher) 2nd

Casanova-based breeder Sara Collette has a knack for winning races at jump meets. Her most famous product is Virginia-bred champion and Gold Cup winner Salmo, but of late Collette-breds have been dominating the VHBPA flat series for Virginia-bred/sired horses run at the Virginia point-to-point races.

Last week, Collette’s homebred Wahoo won the race at the Warrenton Hunt… Continue reading

VA-BRED FOALS

Filly by Artie Schiller, out of In Too Deep born 3/15/13 at Paradigm Farm. Susan Cooney owner/breeder. This filly is half-sister to 2012 Virginia-bred Co-Champion Older Mare Embarr, a multiple stakes winner on the turf and graded stakes placed.

Foal by Elusive Quality, out of Skipstone, owned by Morgan’s Ford Farm and trainer Bill Mott.

Filly by Include, out of Early Mass, owned and bred by Susie and Wayne Chatfield-Taylors’ Morgan’s Ford Farm. This filly is a full-sister to two-time… Continue reading

BLACK CAVIAR WINS 24TH STRAIGHT

Luke Nolen riding Black Caviar winning her 24th straight win in the Hacer Group William Reid Stakes during Melbourne racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on March 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

 Just before the finish. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Luke Nolen riding Black Caviar heads to the start before winning her 24th straight win in the Hacer Group William Reid Stakes during Melbourne racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on March 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)… Continue reading

EVANS-BRED TOPS OCALA SALE AT $1.8 MILLION

(Louise Reinagel Photo)

(BloodHorse.com edited) Through bloodstock agent John Moynihan, Stonestreet paid a sale-topping (and record equaling) $1.8 million for a Smart Strike colt at this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March sale of two-year-olds in training from King’s Equine, agent.

The sale topper who worked a co-bullet eighth in :09 4/5 for consignor Raul Reyes’ King’s Equine at the under tack preview. The colt was the first million-dollar purchase at OBS March since 2006, and his price equaled the… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Joe Bravo celebrates the victory by Black Onyx in the $550,000 Spiral Stakes horse race at Turfway Park racetrack in Florence, Ky., Saturday, March 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Dr. Alex (Teddy Zimmerman) won the amateur highweight timber race over Justpourit (George Hundt, Jr.  (Susan M. Carter Photo/Central Entry)

Snickersville Stable’s Rutledge Classic (Woods Winants – right) won the foxhunter timber race. Baylor Dude (Bart Poole) finished fourth. (Susan M. Carter Photo/Central Entry)

Charles Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY FROM ACROSS THE POND

…or, as the case may be, a couple of ponds.

Adam Kirby riding Camachoice win The BetVictor Aintree Grand National NRNB Handicap Stakes at Kempton racecourse on March 21, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Jim Crowley riding Brocklebank (yellow) win The Fuel Communications Handicap Stakes at Lingfield racecourse on March 26, 2013 in Lingfield, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Jockeys approaching the straight in the Sky High Mt Dandenong Handicap during Melbourne racing at Caulfield Racecourse on… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Bean (g, 9yo), Will’s Way – Mexicali Rose by El Gran Senor. B – William M. Backer. Fonner Park, 3/16/2013, clmg, $2,400, 8 f, 1:43.60.

Dance Wild (f, 3yo), Dance With Ravens – Wild Punch by Two Punch. B – Althea D. Richards. Gulfstream Park, 3/15/2013, mdn clmg, $8,400, 8 f, 1:41.50.
Flipofthecoin (f, 5yo), Songandaprayer – Proof Positive by Editor’s Note. B – Morgan’s Ford Farm & Marablue Farm LLC. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 3/15/2013, clmg, $6,600,… Continue reading