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

Smart Man!

Smart Bid kicked off 2010 with an amazing second in the San Fernando Stakes (Grade II) at Santa Anita, beaten only by Papa Clem who was on the Derby trail last year!  Interestingly, they are both by Smart Strike.  Smart Bid ran against Papa Clem in his last start over 7f but the extra distanceContinue reading

Third time lucky

Caesar’s Gold made it three times a charm today at Philaldelphia Park winning on his third try.  This flashy Roman Ruler colt was up with the pace and drew away to win by 2 1/2 lengths.  Congratulations to Marathon Farm.

Immortal Seabiscuit

Brent Johnson looking for his new Better Talk Now.  Little late for this one Brent! Speaking of his great horse, Better Talk Now is thoroughly enjoying his retirement at the Fair Hill Training Center, getting turned out every day with Gala Spinaway who turned 22 this year! They both love to come in on theContinue reading

Smart Bid Returns To Route

{jcomments on}In April, Smart Bid looked like a contender for the 1 1/4 miles Grade I Secretariat at Arlington Park after his slowly-gaining second place finish in the G III Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. After the Transylvania, the 3-year-old Smart Strike runner missed seven months because of a bone chip in his ankle. Kiss theContinue reading

Keg Of Dynamite

{jcomments on}We had a 5 year old gray filly stabled at our barn yesterday while she waited for a Sallee van to take her to Kentucky.  They kindly donated a trip as she was on her way to her final home, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center, Old Friends.  Her story thankfully has a happy ending butContinue reading

Turf Melody: Trunk Always Packed

Delaware Park. Colonial Downs. Arlington Park. Woodbine. Keeneland. Laurel. Remington Park. Sounds like a list of random racetracks to anyone if read aloud. If you ask anyone close to Turf Melody, they will tell you its a listing of tracks the young 3-year-old has visited in his first seven starts. The Maria’s Mon colt looks to makeContinue reading

Zilva Back In Action

{jcomments on}Augustin Stable’s Zilva is all set to run in Sunday’s Santa Ysabel (Grade 111) at Santa Anita.  This will be her first start since her unlucky trip in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade 1).  Rafael Bejerano will ride.


Gulfstream 2010 is here The Hallandale Beach track opens its gates on Sunday January 3 with the feature the Grade III Hal’s Hope featuring Florida Derby champion Quality Road. Heading to the starting gate for Herringswell is Desertstormelite. The daughter of Chester House races for Mitchell Ranch in the fifth race, a $50,000 claimer onContinue reading

Priscilla Graham’s Hat Trick

Naturally, fresh out of Turf Melody’s win in the $200,000 Springboard Mile, minds begin to wonder. Anytime a 2-year-old wins a race, whether a maiden, allowance ,or stakes minds of the connections start to imagine. Imagine the possibilities.   Two days after her Maria’s Mon juvenile captured his first stakes, first time starter Dandy WaltzContinue reading

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