Monthly Archives: September 2012

PICTURES OF THE DAY

William Buick riding Caucus (L) win The Jockey Club Rose Bowl at Newmarket racecourse on September 27, 2012. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Runners pull up after finishing The Cambridge News Excellent Horseracing Coverage Nursery Handicap Stakes at Newmarket racecourse on September 27, 2012 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Paul Hanagan riding Hezmah (C, blue) on their way to winning The British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes at Newmarket racecourse. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

VA-BRED WINNERS

American Wildcat (g, 4yo), Forest Wildcat – Gingham And Lace by Kris S. B – Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Fairplex Park, 9/22/2012, clmg, $6,600, 4 f, 0:46.03. ($115,000, yrlg, 2009, keesep)

Blue Mountain Cat (g, 3yo), Discreet Cat – Silentlea by Cherokee Run. B – Grace E. Ritzenberg. Penn National, 9/21/2012, clmg, $14,400, 6 f, 1:11.09.
Cee’s Fast (f, 4yo), First Samurai – Cee’s Irish by Cee’s Tizzy. B – S. Barton Inc. Laurel Park, 9/20/2012, clmg, $7,410, 6 f,… Continue reading

LATEST NEW YORK TIMES RACING ARTICLE TAKES AIM AT VETS

(Benjamin Norman/New York Times)

The New York Times has published its latest installment in a series of articles on racing.  The latet installment focuses on the abuse of prescription medications and the veterinarians prescribing them.

“Only veterinarians can legally prescribe medicine, yet they often let trainers, who are paid to win races, make medical decisions, including which drugs to use,” the article reads. “These veterinarians also have a powerful financial incentive to prescribe drugs: they are both doctor and… Continue reading

MORE VA-BREDS AT KEENELAND

2362 C, Tale of the Cat – Steady Play, Knockgriffin Farm, Agent – $80,000, Barry and Joni Butzow. Bred by the Estate of Edward P. Evans.
2385 C, Tiz Wonderful – Tico Breeze, St. George Sales, Agent XIX – $65,000, Michael Sucher.  Bred by Hart Farm.

2486 F, Elusive Quality – Cat Minstrel, St. George Sales, Agent XVI – L.S. Racing, $38,000. Bred by the Estate of Edward P. Evans.
2541 C, Ready’s Image – Evangel, Ashview Farm LLC… Continue reading

EVANS’ DISPERSAL WEANLINGS PINHOOKS

Conventional wisdom would suggest that one not purchase weanlings from a dispersal to pinhook the following season as yearlings.  Dispersal horses tend to sell for retail prices for a variety of reasons.


The folks who purchased weanlings from the Estate of Edward P. Evans last November had a tough go of it at the Keeneland sale for the most part.


Twenty-three weanlings foaled in Virginia at Evans’ Spring Hill Farm and sold last November were entered for re-sale in… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Handsome Mike, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. riding winning the $1,000,000 Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., on Saturday Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/EQUI-PHOTO, Bill Denver)

Handsome Mike, second from left, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. rounding the final turn of the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa on Saturday Sept. 22, 2012. Competing against Handsome Mike are Golden Ticket, left,, Alpha, second from right, and Stephanoatsee, right. (AP Photo/EQUI-PHOTO, Nikki Sherman)

My Miss Aurelia,… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Autumn Affair (f, 5yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) – Gold Leaf by Slew O’ Gold. B – Holly Ridge Farm, LLC. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 9/13/2012, alwc, $15,600, 4.5 f, 0:51.48.

Centrique (f, 3yo), Malibu Moon – Penny Marie by Sky Classic. B – Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Belmont Park, 9/16/2012, clmg, $17,400, 8 f, 1:36.71. ($60,000, yrlg, 2010, keesep)
Gator Gone Wild (f, 3yo), Gators N Bears – Double Digit by Jimmy Barnie (GB). B – Sam… Continue reading

MORE VA-BREDS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

796 F,  Arch – Go Baby Go (IRE), Morgan’s Ford Farm – $340,000, Justice Racing. Bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm.

             
936 C, Mr. Greeley – Life in Seattle, Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC – $410,000, Shortleaf Stable. Bred by Lazy Lane Farm.
969 C, Malibu Moon – Mambo Bell, Lane’s End, Agent – $200,000, Jeff Treadway. ($200,000 KEE Nov weanling) Bred by the Estate… Continue reading

THOROUGHBRED TIMES HALTS PUBLICATION DUE TO BANKUPCY

A journalistic icon of the Thoroughbred industry is no more as the Thoroughbred Times closed its doors on Friday due to financial difficulties.

To read more, click here.  

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Sagamore Farm’s Charged Cotton (and Horacio Karamanos) left the starting gate as the 7-5 favorite and lived up to top billing with a rallying score in the $100,000 All Brandy Stakes for registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park. (Jim McCue/MJC Photo)

Deputed Testamony, winner of the 1983 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the oldest living winner of a Triple Crown race, died Tuesday morning at Bonita Farm in Maryland. He was 32 and the last Maryland-bred to win… Continue reading