Libraryofcongress Breaks Maiden at Pimlico

Herringswell enjoyed a great Preakness Weekend at Pimlico, and LIBRARYOFCONGRESS kept the hometown luck going for us today, breaking his maiden there in his second career start in a 9 furlong turf event. And it was a Maryland win in every regard. The 3-year-old son of Eclipse Award winner Honor Code and Worthy of Love […]

Graham Wins Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

This certainly made the birthday cake taste sweeter! “This weekend’s results were due to an extraordinary effort from the whole barn,” Graham said. “They work long days and long hours, and we are extremely grateful to them.” FROM BLOODHORSE: Graham Motion, a native of England who has been a mainstay on the Maryland circuit for […]

Nagirroc Sets Pimlico Track Record

NAGIRROC kept his never-off-the-board record intact while setting a new track record in the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes, run just before the 148th Preakness Stakes-G1 at Pimlico on Saturday. As Dan Illman wrote in the Daily Racing Form, “When the best horse gets the best trip, it’s usually curtains for the rest of the […]

Amani’s Image Wins at Pimlico

She was making just her second start for Graham, having arrived at our Fair Hill base in early March. And AMANI’S IMAGE chose a grand stage for her second career win in a 1 1/16 mile allowance on the grass at Pimlico on Preakness Day. Fourteen fillies and mares entered the gate in one of […]

Vive la France

Making her first start in this country – and her first since last November – FRIVOLE (FR) captured a beefy allowance at Churchill Downs on Thursday afternoon. Ridden by Vincent Cheminaud, Chervenell Thoroughbreds LLC’s 4-year-old filly came out of the gate a tad slowly and then enjoyed a leisurely pace, coasting in 8th place down […]

Clitheroe (GB) Wins in U.S. Debut

She is named for a small town in the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. But CLITHEROE (GB) was in a New York state of mind today, springing an upset in her first North American start at Belmont Park. Feargal Lynch had the mount as 11 older fillies and mares went to post for the […]

The Grey Wizard (IRE) Back in the Winner’s Circle

The definition of virtuoso is “one who excels in the technique of an art.” Next to that definition, there should appear of photo of Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. Johnny was in the saddle when THE GREY WIZARD (IRE) scored his first North American victory in an allowance at Santa Anita on January 20. […]

Royal Patronage (FR) Gets First U.S. Win

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing LLC’s ROYAL PATRONAGE (FR) celebrated his return after a 7-month layoff with a win in a beefy allowance at Keeneland on April 20. His first North American start was the Caesar’s Belmont Derby Invitational-G1 last July. He finished 5th in that outing before joining us at Herringswell for his next race, the […]

Let’s Hear It For The Girl

Making career start number six, THEGIRLFROMIRELAND loved everything about the Laurel Park turf course today, breaking her maiden under Jorge Ruiz. Bred here in Maryland by owner Tim Rooney, the 3-year-old daughter of Goldencents was making her first start in her home state.  Her first two races were at Aqueduct last fall; she shipped with […]

Contempt Scores in First Start

There was plenty of respect for CONTEMPT today, who rewarded his backers with an $18.00 win payoff in his debut at Laurel Park this afternoon. Nine maidens entered the gate for the 6-furlong spin on the dirt. Jorge Ruiz was aboard the 3-year-old Violence colt, and the pair “continued to grind and wore down the […]

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