First Time Starter Batyah Prevails

A Fasig Tipton Two Year Old In Training May purchase this year paid off quite handsomely today when Batyah ran a professional first race at Belmont circling the field to win by a comfortable two and quarter lengths.  Congratulations to owner Earle Mack. Photo taken following morning at Belmont by Alice Clapham

Sharing Comes Back In Style

Phew, I think I speak for everyone that they can now breathe!  It’s been a while since Sharing came back from putting up such a great performance at Ascot in June and you often wonder about the ‘bounce’ they talk about.  She ‘bounced’ back to win the Grade 2 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill this afternoon,Continue reading

Bye Bye Melvin Wins First Graded Stake

Mean Mary’s baby brother Bye Bye Melvin won the Grade 3 Saranac Stakes at Saratoga this afternoon, almost a week since Mean Mary herself almost won her first Grade 1 there.  This was the first time he’d encountered a soft turf course so nobody really knew if he’d like it.  Last time out he wasContinue reading

Alda Wins Catch A Glimpse Stakes

In only her third race, where she has already won, Alda bagged her first Stakes win today.  The fractions showed how fast she is as although being slow away from the gate she picked off her rivals, who weren’t hanging around, one by one in the six and a half furlongs Stake.  She won byContinue reading

He’s No Lemon Squeezed In!

Literally!  He squeezed his opponent Midnight Tea Time (his half brother) out of first place at the wire to win by a neck in the one mile and thee furlong distance at Saratoga this afternoon.  Our other runner, Nakamura finished a game third.  It’s lovely to watch these longer races who so many horses screamContinue reading

Mrs. Dianne Cotter

We received news today of the passing of Mrs. Dianne Cotter who, along with her husband Julian, bred and campaigned 2011 Wood Memorial-G1 winner Toby’s Corner. The Cotters also bred Toby’s sire, multiple graded stakes winner Bellamy Road. Dianne’s granddaughter, top three-day event rider Hillary Irwin, posted this lovely tribute on social media today: “WeContinue reading

Amazing Irish Strait

Although he was third (beaten a nose for second) today in the Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth (which used to be a Grade 3 and which he was third in two years ago), Irish Strait is now eight years old and hasn’t run for over a year.  The only horse who was with us for moreContinue reading

Invincible Gal

It’s ironic that our first two year old winner is a British bred sprinter.  Having said that her dam Alsindi was a Stakes winner over seven furlongs and her sire was a sprinter so maybe not such a surprise.  Invincible Gal won at the Spa yesterday in her first start in a race run inContinue reading

Sweet Talking Girl

After a freshener and a start on the turf after two previous races on the dirt, Sweet Talking Girl got it done today in her race at Laurel.  It was lovely to watch her enjoy their turf course.  Congratulations to Maryland owners and breeders Skeedattle Associates.

Champions: Shorty and Finley

We don’t only try and find our racehorses the best home on retirement, but the ponies too!  Shorty had been a long time, highly trained racetrack pony.  He retired from Belmont and came to live with us for a few years, doing the Fair Hill, Palm Meadows circuit.  When it became time for him toContinue reading

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