Monthly Archives: October 2012

GRINDING SPEED WINS INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP, VA-BRED AERO SECOND

AERO (L) and GRINDING SPEED (R) (Douglas Lees Photo)

(From NSA)  Trained by Alicia Murphy, Grinding Speed moved into the ranks of timber stakes winners following a good second-place finish behind timber-standings leader Incomplete in the National Sporting Library Chronicle Cup at Virginia Fall on Oct. 6. He was ridden to victory in the International Gold Cup by Mark Beecher, who won the race last year with Incomplete.

Owner-trainer Karen Gray’s Hot Rize set the early pace, but Grinding… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Untouched Talent, the dam of Arkansas Derby Gr. 1 winner and Kentucky Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister will be sold by Audley Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. (Thoroughbred Daily News Photo)

  The Budweiser Clydesdales at Keeneland.  (Coady Photography/Keeneland)

Jockey Craig Williams on Dunaden celebrates winning the $2.67 million BMW Caulfield Cup at Caulfield Racecourse on October 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac)

King 9 Stables, Gatewood Bell, Bret Jones and… Continue reading

VA-BREDS AT FASIG OCTOBER YEARLING SALE

VETERANS AND NEWCOMERS TRY INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP

AERO (left) (Douglas Lees Photo)

(From NationalSteeplechase.com) Alfred C. Griffin Jr.’s Virginia-bred Aero will be seeking to improve on last year’s second-place finish when he meets a well-matched field in the 75th anniversary running of the $50,000 International Gold Cup, the feature race of the International Gold Cup meet at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains on Saturday, Oct. 20. First post time for the 29th annual International Gold Cup meet is 1:30 p.m.

Trained by Middleburg-based horseman Doug… Continue reading

Pictures Of The Day

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Kindergarden Kid caught pace-setting Ioya Bigtime in deep stretch to win the 18th running of the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes Gr.3 by a neck before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 9,601 at Keeneland.  (Coady Photography/Keeneland)

Runners make their way past the low setting sun at Huntingdon racecourse on October 16, 2012 in Huntingdon, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Tony McCoy riding Another Trump (C) on their way to winning The simplythebestevents.co.uk Handicap Steeple Chase at Huntingdon… Continue reading

VA-BRED MECKLENBURG WINS GENESEE VALLEY HUNT CUP

(From National Steeplechase) Rosbrian Farm’s (Virginia-bred) Mecklenburg set the pace with Radio Flyer in the $25,000 Genesee Valley Hunt Cup and drew away in the late stages to win the 3 1/2-mile timber stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mark Beecher was in the saddle for trainer Tara Elmore.

Augustin Stables’ Radio Flyer finished second under Darren Nagle, and Mary Motion’s Woodmont finished third. Taking the fourth spot in a field of seven was Armata Stables’ Embarrassed.… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Forchtenberg (g, 6yo), Hennessy – Ballet Colony by Pleasant Colony. B – Edward P. Evans. Turf Paradise, 10/12/2012, clmg, $5,084, 8 f, 1:39.18. ($225,000, yrlg, 2007, keesep)

Irsaal (c, 2yo), More Than Ready – Quiet Now by Tiznow. B – Edward P. Evans. Belmont Park, 10/11/2012, mdn sp wgt, $43,800, 8.5 f, 1:46.19. ($325,000, yrlg, 2011, keesep)
La Recoleta (f, 4yo), Cactus Ridge – Tango Diva by Spicy Story. B – Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC.n Laurel Park, 10/8/2012,… Continue reading

LE DELUGE SETS TWO TRACK RECORDS AT PRESQUE ISLE

LE DELUGE (Coady Photography)

Long distance specialist Le Deluge won the second and third races of the Preque Isle Downs Distance Series of starter allowances and set new track records both times.

Shipping north from the Braeburn Training Center for owner Midge Wilson and trainer Patrick Nuesch, the four-year-old gelding won going 1 ¾ miles on July 28th, winning by three lengths and earing $24,600 for is effort. 
Three weeks later, Le Deluge came back and won… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Joshua Tree, piloted by renowned jockey Frankie Dettori, made every pole a winning one, taking Canada’s richest horse race, the Grade 1, $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International, by a half-length over a charging Dandino, Sunday at Woodbine. (WEG/Michael Burns Photography/Facebook)

Memories of Silver was a multiple Grade 1 winner of over $1.4million… but she might have outdone herself as a broodmare. Her best known daughter, Winter Memories, retired earlier this year, but an older daughter, La Cloche, is still going.… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Early morning exercise on racecourse side gallops at Newmarket racecourse on October 10, 2012 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Frankel leaves the horsebox before galloping at Newmarket racecourse on October 10, 2012 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Another veiw of Newmarket racecourse on October 10, 2012 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Horses are prepared for sale at Tattersalls yearling sales on October 10, 2012 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

The auction ring… Continue reading