Monthly Archives: May 2013

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Olivier Peslier riding Gloomy Sunday (2R) on their way to winning The Seymour Pierce Henry II Stakes at Sandown racecourse on May 30, 2013 in Esher, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

THE TURF TEN

GENERAL ELECTION (Four-footed Photos)

By Nick Hahn


Nick’s picks for the top ten three year old horses in North America with at least one start on the turf in 2013 and perhaps with an inclination of running in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (G2) at Colonial Downs on July 13th.

1. NOBLE TUNE – Solid run in the American Turf over Derby weekend places Chad Brown’s colt by Unbridled Song atop the Turf Ten. The Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf runner… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Bay Button Bill (g, 8yo), Ball’s Bluff – Magic Dot by Dancing Count. B – Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/24/2013, clmg, $6,820, 4.5 f, 0:52.71.

Big Dividend (g, 4yo), Whywhywhy – Head Start Joanie by Royal Academy. B – Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Cox Jr. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/23/2013, clmg, $9,600, 6.5 f, 1:20.18.
Excessiveness (f, 3yo), Exchange Rate – Vicki Vallencourt by Regal Classic. B – Audley Farm.

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Kasey K Racing & Brier Creek Farm LLC’s Big Sur took command right from the start and held off all challengers to give trainer Ramon Moya and his son, jockey Ramon Moya, a victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park. (Monmoth Park/Equiphoto/Facebook)

Shane Kelly riding Kingsgate Native (L, red) win The Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock racecourse on May 25, 2013 in Haydock, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Channel 4 Racing presenters Graham Cunningham (R) and Jim… Continue reading

Virginia Bred Winners

Bay Button Bill (g, 8yo), Ball’s Bluff – Magic Dot by Dancing Count. B – Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/24/2013, clmg, $6,820, 4.5 f, 0:52.71.

Big Dividend (g, 4yo), Whywhywhy – Head Start Joanie by Royal Academy. B – Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Cox Jr. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/23/2013, clmg, $9,600, 6.5 f, 1:20.18.
Excessiveness (f, 3yo), Exchange Rate – Vicki Vallencourt by Regal Classic. B –… Continue reading

PREAKNESS WEEKEND STAKES

Cramer Racing LLC’s Bayonne and Erik Ramirez winning the $40,000 Kattegat’s Pride Starter Allowance on Friday at Pimlico.  (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

The Jim Stables’ Ben’s Cat and Julian Pimentel winning the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes on Friday for trainer King Leatherbury. (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Tim E. O’Donohue’s Debt Ceiling with Eric Camacho up winning the $75,000 Rollicking Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico.  Debt Ceiling is trained by John Robb. (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey… Continue reading

Picture of the day

iOlivier Peslier riding Gloomy Sunday (2R) on their way to winning The Seymour Pierce Henry II Stakes at Sandown racecourse on May 30, 2013 in Esher, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

VA-BRED WINNERS

Cho Cho Cat (f, 5yo), Tale of the Cat – Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister. B – Edward P. Evans. Evangeline Downs, 5/18/2013, stk, $30,000, 5 f, 0:55.32. ($19,000, 2yo, 2010, keenov)

Code West (r, 3yo), Lemon Drop Kid – Charitabledonation by Saint Ballado. B – Edward P. Evans. Pimlico, 5/18/2013, alwc, $29,640, 8.5 f, 1:46.67. ($340,000, yrlg, 2011, keesep)
Eldarion (g, 5yo), Aragorn (IRE) – Pagan Dance by Valley Crossing. B – Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III.

THE TURF TEN – MAY 20, 2012

By Nick Hahn
Nick’s picks for the top ten three year old horses in North America with at least one start on the turf in 2013 and perhaps with an inclination of running in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (G2) at Colonial Downs on July 13th.
Redwood Kitten, the James Murphy winner on Preakness day at Pimlico, is one of three Kitten’s Joy-sired colts in Nick Hahn’s Turf Ten. Kitten’s Joy won the 2004 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs. (Photo-Jim McCue,… Continue reading

OXBOW UPSETS PREAKNESS

Oxbow #6, ridden by Gary Stevens, leads the field out of the fourth turn to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Molly Riley/Getty Images)

Oxbow #6, ridden by Gary Stevens, leads the field to the finish line to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The field races during the 138th running… Continue reading