Snow & Snowmaster

As the snow continues to drop over Fair Hill like confetti on New Years Eve, Turf Melody remained at Fair Hill on the morning of the Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old had been set to come back after a run in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes just two weeks ago. The Whirlaway, ran at 1 1/16 miles,Continue reading

Stretching out

Snowmaster enjoyed the extra distance yesterday at Santa Anita running for the first time over one mile and a quarter.  He needed to stretch out further so that suited him just fine!  Congratulations to Darley Stable. ADDED DISTANCE AIDS UPSETTER SNOWMASTER IN LONG WALK HOME PURSE AT 1 1/4 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2010)Continue reading

Better Than Bonds – again!

For the second week in a row he finished his show as reserve Grand Champion, competing against some significant and better other horses. He finished 1st, 2nd, 2nd and 3rd in his classes. Again, well done Bondsy and those competing him. We’re very proud of you all.{jcomments on}

Capping off

To cap off a pretty good day yesterday for Mr. J. Mack Robinson, his six year old mare Drop A Line opened the 2010 season with a third at Gulfstream. It was a good effort, not having run since last October at Keeneland (where she was also third).

Cherokee Queen

Won at Gulfstream in a competitive allowance race this afternoon. It was a well deserved result, especially as she just missed in her previous effort in exactly the same kind of race after being caught in traffic. It was also Jeremy Rose’s 2,000 winner so that was rather fitting! Congratulations to him and also toContinue reading


That was a breath stopper!!  Watching Sin And The City run fast fractions with Harry Vega at Laurel, being pressed all the time by another runner who wouldn’t give up, but still holding on VERY gamely at the wire!!  First time blinkers made him very sharp but also kept him honest.  Congratulations to Larry Johnson.{jcommentsContinue reading

Better Than Bonds

Competed in his very first horse show today since being retired last year.  Pat Dale of Conowingo showed him at the Horse Park in New Jersey in an unrated schooling class for green hunters and he finished as reserve champion!!!  He was so well behaved and acted like a seasoned pro and nobody could believeContinue reading

Well done

Rcuandry, running for Graham for the first time won quite impressively at Gulfstream Park yesterday over a trip she obviously relished, one mile and a half.  She’s a half sister to Honey Ryder so the longer the better!!  Many congratulations to the owners Keene Ridge Racing, LLC.

2009 Herringswell Awards

{jcomments on}With another Eclipse Awards ceremony behind us, it is now time to distribute our 2009 Herringswell Awards. Please note, that ‘The Herringswells’ are not actual trophies, they are given out strictly for bragging rights around the barn. Jockey Of The Year: Winner: Jeremy Rose, unanimous. Rose, of Icabad Crane fame, captured stakes aboard Bullsbay,Continue reading

No Match!

I expect everyone watched last night’s Eclipse awards with interest, especially the end part!  First of all, many congratulations to Jonathan Sheppard being the first trainer to win awards for both jumping and flat horses in the same year (nobody seemed to mention that).   He gave the best speech too!  Secondly, the debate seemed to be fuelled again asContinue reading

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