Yeah Varenka!

After missing out on a Graded Stake score with Secret Message yesterday getting ‘stuck’ behind horses, Varenka made up for it today with a nice win in, not a Stake race but fillies who had been placed in Stake races.  Seems like she had to go 100 wide (probably just 6 wide)  on the turnContinue reading

Tobago Wins Second Race

Tobago seems to have found her niche sprinting, first on the all weather at Presque Isle last time out and yesterday on the turf at Laurel.   This was her second win from four starts and is a filly purchased by George Strawbridge, Jr. as a yearling.  As mentioned before she is a half sister toContinue reading

Nakamura Wins Third Race

Very versatile horse!  The races he’s won have been a mile and a mile and one sixteenth but he has also been Stakes placed over one and a half miles.  He’s by Animal Kingdom so of course very special to us but he has never been worse than fourth in ten races (and that wasContinue reading

Desert Isle Wins First Stake

Fresh from setting the track record at Delaware last month Desert Isle followed that up today with her first Stakes win in the Zadracarta Stakes race at Woodbine.  Not very big, she is all heart and pretty tough as small horses often are!  She is owned and bred by the Sam-Son Farms in Canada soContinue reading

Torres Del Paine

It’s Karakontie’s first crop of two year olds this year, he hasn’t had many runners yet but things are looking promising for him as Torres Del Paine won first time out today for us at Laurel.  Torres Del Paine was bought by Flaxman Holdings out of the OBS March sale and he was also ourContinue reading

Tula 2 for 2

After her win last time out at Churchill Downs on the turf she won two in a row by winning last night at Presque Isle on the Tapeta.  She’s now won a third of her races and more to come I’m sure.  Her mother was Stakes placed in both England and the US.  Congratulations toContinue reading


Another horse who has knocked on the door so many times – five to be exact but he got his win today in good fashion at Monmouth.  Ridden patiently and confidently by Jorge Vargas, Jr. and congratulations to owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Ronald Frankel. As you can see from the photo, he’s a gorgeousContinue reading


You know how some races you feel you are riding to the wire with the jockey?  Today was one of those days with Conducive.  With the race being off the turf everyone got really strung out as the leaders started to fade, Conducive started making up ground, getting to the rail, we were all pushingContinue reading


Nice win at Presque Isle last night by Tobago.  This was her third start, the first two on turf and dirt.   A lot of horses seem to like the Presque Isle Tapeta and unusually for George Strawbrdge, Jr. Tobago is not a home-bred but a filly he bought at the sales with her lovely breedingContinue reading

Saintly Samurai On Top Again

After his nice win at Keeneland a couple of starts back Saintly Samurai duplicated that effort today at Laurel with a comfortable three and a half length win  He was the second longest price on the board, what were they thinking?!    Lightly raced, having only his sixth start and now age four, he has hadContinue reading

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