Kid Mercury

Second time starter Kid Mercury made it a winning one at Kentucky Downs this afternoon, seeming to enjoy the undulating course.  By Lemon Drop Kid out of Queenie’s Song (who Graham also trained), this nice big grey colt is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and Albert Frassetto.  Congratulations to them.

A K’s Song

Another first for Animal Kingdom and extra special as she is owned by Carl and Yurie Pascarella who were partners in Animal Kingdom during his racing career.  Although A K’s Song broke last she won well.  Many congratulations to the owners.

English Bee Wins Virginia Derby (Grade 3)

He won the James W. Murphy Stakes a couple of races ago on Preakness Day and today he won the Grade 3 Virginia Derby.  It was an odd race as the two closers, he and Critical Data found themselves in front!  The slow fractions they set didn’t help Critical Data but it helped English BeeContinue reading

Mrs. Sippy Wins Grade 2 Glens Falls

Squishy’s beautiful daughter won her first race in the US, the Grade 2 Glens Falls at Saratoga.  Her stablemate Empressof The Nile was second and not far behind.  So nice to beat the Chad Brown favorite for a change!  Mrs. Sippy as you can read is a version of Mississippi but her mother who weContinue reading

Sharing

The first Shared Account baby we have been given will hopefully be the best so far.  She’s already proved herself by being the dam of a Stakes winner and Stakes placed horse.  This is her first by Speitstown and already she’s shown talent.   She finished third on the turf at Saratoga at the beginning ofContinue reading

Varenka Wins First Graded Stake

Although it was a dead heat she gets major praise as it was a slow pace and the horse she dead heated with got the jump on her by at least two lengths.  What a little trooper.  She’s probably not even 16 hands but her heart is as big as her.  Congratulations to owner andContinue reading

Third in a row for Nakamura

Big, bold Nakamura.  Interestingly bred, by the great Animal Kingdom (!), but the breeder was another of our owners and he was bought at sale.   As with many of the Animal Kingdom’s they get better as they get older.  Nakamura cries out for longer distances so today’s distance of one mile and three eighths atContinue reading

Lucky Jingle

Second start, first win,  yielding turf today at Laurel.  Lucky Jingle is a home bred by Alex Campbell, Jr. by Tonalist out of No Splits, by Smart Strike.  This is the first of the family we have had but looks promising!  Congratulations to him.

Scholar Athlete

What a trooper!  He just won his seventh race last night at Colonial Downs which brought him over the $350,000 mark.  He’s always thereabouts in his races and in fact set a track record at Woodbine in May of 2018.  As with any of the older horses we’ve had since they were babies he isContinue reading

Malakeh

Sweet Malakeh!  She’s sandwiched in between her two boys at the barn – Conducive on one side and Irish Strait on the other and as she’s just outside the office it was odd not to see her in her stall for a couple of days, but she had a job to do in Saratoga whichContinue reading

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