Tuned

In France she won her first race but her form tapered off after that.  Glad we have her over here though as her first race here was at Keeneland today in competitive allowance company which she put away nicely to win going away by about three lengths.  Congratulations to owner and breeder Al Shaqab Racing.Continue reading

Parx Derby for English Bee

Not many horses can say they’ve won two Derby’s but English Bee has won two in a row!.  He added the Parx Fall Derby to his resume yesterday after winning the Virginia Derby in his last start, bringing his tally of wins to 5 from 10 races.    He already has a Grade 3 under hisContinue reading

Lucky Jingle

From Tonalist’s first crop Lucky Jingle has already won on both surfaces.  She won her maiden on the turf in August and won her allowance on the dirt today.  She won well too over the 7f distance – good to see the front runners go a bit fast for the distance as you know thereContinue reading

Strike Me Down

A nice start to our Saturday racing with Strike Me Down, who has not run in almost a year, winning his comeback race in good fashion.  I was a bit worried about Trevor McCarthy sitting pretty and confident with a foe looming on the outside but of course he knows best and roused Strike MeContinue reading

Peppermints!

Anyone who has visited Herringswell Stables will know they are ALWAYS welcome, as we go through a lot.   We buy them in bulk actually! Wendy Ross-Terry saw the tweet of Main Sequence and Ring Weekend and thought they looked like they needed some peppermints – good call Wendy and thank you very much, theyContinue reading

One And Two

Irish Mias first, Torres Del Paine second in the Laurel Futurity last Saturday, see previous post.  Very proud of these boys! Photo Jim McCue, Track Photo, MD

Three’s Company

We had quite the afternoon on the turf at Laurel Park today!  On a stakes-laden card, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stables’ SHARING got the ball rolling with her victory in the historic Selima Stakes, an 8.5 furlong test on the grass for 2-year-old fillies. First run in 1926, the Selima helped launch the successfulContinue reading

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

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