Monthly Archives: June 2017

Virginia Equine Alliance Looking At King George Property For Thoroughbred Track

The following appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Tuesday June 7th.

The Virginia horse racing industry is considering a 1,000-acre farm in King George County to race Thoroughbreds, although it could be months before a decision is made.

“Powhatan (Plantation) is our focus now,” Jeb Hannum, executive director of the Virginia Equine Alliance, said Tuesday at a Virginia Racing Commission meeting.

The alliance, a consortium of horse racing and breeding groups, is studying whether Powhatan Plantation, located east of… Continue reading

Stellar Wind Wins Grade I Beholder Mile With Gutsy Performance

The following story appeared in The Paulick Report shortly after Stellar Wind’s impressive performance.

Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind twice defeated last year’s champion older mare, but could do no better than fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at the end of the season. This year, the 5-year-old daughter of Curlin has returned with a vengeance to win both the G1 Apple Blossom and, on Saturday at Santa Anita, the newly-renamed G1 Beholder Mile. Ridden boldly by jockey Victor Espinoza, Stellar… Continue reading

Stellar Wind To Face Vale Dori In Saturday’s Grade I Beholder Mile At Santa Anita

The $400,000 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) lost some of its luster when Songbird‘s connections decided to send the two-time Eclipse Award winner to Belmont Park for the June 10 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1), but the short field entered for the June 3 race at Santa Anita Park still features a showdown of champions and another with similar aspirations.

Bob Baffert, who will challenge three-time grade 1 winner Stellar Wind in the Beholder Mile with Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al… Continue reading