Horse Racing Bloggers

The Coupling of Horses as a Betting Entry

Good or bad for Horse Racing Partnerships and bettors? Coupling horses as a betting entry in horse racing has been around for decades. The idea is if a trainer or owner is entering more than one horse in a race, he or she knows which one of the two horses is better and could exploit […] Read More...

Paige gets first turf black-type

Paige shipped to Kentucky Downs for the $350,000 Ladies Marathon S. on Thursday and came away with a solid second-place finish... Read More...

Taralena has best stakes showing in Duel Grounds Oaks

A solid second-place finish in Sunday's $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs gave Taralena her best finish in a stakes race... Read More...

Paige stretches out in KY Downs Ladies Marathon S.

Cheyenne Stables' Grade-1 placed filly Paige will make her next start on September 15 in the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S... Read More...

Taralena tackles big field in $200K Dueling Grounds Oaks

Taralena will stretch out to 1 5/16-miles for Sunday's $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs... Read More...

Black type for Noble Ready in stakes debut

Noble Ready stepped up from a maiden win to her first stakes start in Thursday's $100,000 P. G. Johnson S. on the Saratoga turf... Read More...

Paige draws rail for $75,000 Steve Pini Memorial S.

Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables' Grade 1-placed filly Paige, who has found a home on the turf, will break from post 1 in Saturday's $75,000 Steve Pini Memorial S... Read More...

Shake Down Baby bounds to victory in $125K La Prevoyante

Shake Down Baby hit her best stride in the final furlong to surge to a 2 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $125,000 La Prevoyante S. at Woodbine... Read More...

$200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. goes to Genre

Genre repelled a stiff challenge in the stretch from Penwith to capture Saturday's $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. by 1 1/2-lengths... Read More...

Sharp maiden winner Noble Ready steps up in $100K P. G. Johnson S.

Cheyenne's Stables' Noble Ready, fresh off a Delaware Park maiden special weight win last month, will make her first stakes start in the $100,000 P. G. Johnson S... Read More...

Shake Down Baby travels to Woodbine for $125K La Prevoyante S.

Cheyenne Stables' Shake Down Baby returns to Woodbine on Sunday for the $125,000 La Prevoyante S... Read More...

Genre stretches out for $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S.

Genre, recent winner of the Molly Pitcher S. (G3) is one of the top choices for Saturday's $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. at Thistledown... Read More...

Kinsley Kisses back to sprinting in Saturday’s Test S. (G1)

Following a pair of solid graded stakes placings around two turns, Cheyenne Stables' Kinsley Kisses returns to sprinting in Saturday's $500,000 Test S. (G1) at Saratoga... Read More...

Shake Down Baby invades Suffolk for $75,000 Drumtop S.

Shake Down Baby, who already has one stakes victory on her ledger, will try to make it number two on Saturday when she goes postward in the $75,000 Drumtop S... Read More...

Unforgettable season for Barkley

Barkley, a 3-year-old colt bred by Candy Meadows LLC, has quietly racked up one of the most impressive records of 2016... Read More...

Genre will not be denied in Molly Pitcher (G3)

Genre carried the Cheyenne Stables silks to victory in an incredibly game performance in Sunday's $100,000 Molly Pitcher S. (G3) over a sloppy Monmouth Park racetrack... Read More...

Genre steps up for Sunday’s Molly Pitcher S. (G3)

Cheyenne Stables' consistent 4-year-old filly Genre will face a small but select field in Sunday's $100,000 Molly Pitcher S. (G3) at Monmouth Park... Read More...

Noble Quality adds Lamplighter S. to black type resume

Noble Quality's came up just a neck short of the win in Saturday's $60,000 Lamplighter S., chasing a slow pace to just miss... Read More...

Noble Quality favored in Sunday’s Lamplighter S.

Cheyenne Stables' stakes-placed colt Noble Quality will try for his first black type victory in Sunday's $60,000 Lamplighter S. at Monmouth Park... Read More...

Divine Kaleb second winner for Caleb’s Posse

Freshman sire Caleb's Posse got his second winner from just his fourth lifetime starter on Saturday when Divine Kaleb cruised to a 7 1/2-length maiden special weight win... Read More...

Kinsley Kisses tops six figures in Delaware Oaks (G3)

Cheyenne Stables' Kinsley Kisses kept her career top-three finish record intact with a third-place finish in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) on Saturday... Read More...

Kinsley Kisses headlines $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3)

Cheyenne Stables' multiple graded stakes-placed filly Kinsley Kisses is the likely favorite for Saturday's $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3)... Read More...

Genre gives her all in $111K Lady’s Secret S.

Facing another quality field of fillies and mares, Genre once again showed her class with a game second-place effort behind Grade 1 winner Angela Renee in Monday's $111,000 Lady's Secret S... Read More...

Genre draws rail for July 4 Lady’s Secret S.

Cheyenne Stables' Genre, second to Grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox in last month's Obeah S., won't face that foe when she goes postward in Monday's $100,000 Lady's Secret S... Read More...

Genre earns first black type in $100K Obeah S.

Genre stepped up into stakes company for the first time this year in Saturday's $100,000 Obeah S. and responded with a clear second-place finish... Read More...

Taralena back in stakes action on Sunday

Taralena, who has never been off the board in three lifetime starts, puts that streak on the line in Sunday's $200,000 Wonder Again S... Read More...

$200,000 Pennine Ridge S. (G3) on tap for Noble Quality

Fresh off his solid third-place effort in his first stakes start, Cheyenne Stables' Noble Quality will make his next start in Saturday's Pennine Ridge S. (G3)... Read More...

Kinsley Kisses continues graded stakes streak

Making her first start around two turns, Kinsley Kisses held her own against some of the best 3-year-old fillies in the country... Read More...

Big field for Kinsley Kisses in G2 Black-Eyed Susan

Kinsley Kisses, placed last out in the Beaumont S. (G3), will be part of a full field of 14 3-year-old fillies in the May 20 Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2)... Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Noble Quality strong in first stakes start

Faced with an outside post and wide trip. Noble Quality still put in a hearty stretch run in Saturday's $75,000 English Channel S. at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Noble Quality puts winning streak on the line

Cheyenne Stables' Noble Quality, riding a two-race winning streak, will try to make it three in a row when he goes postward in Saturday's $75,000 English Channel S... Read More...

Derby sire-line facts

Since Spectacular Bid, the champion 2-year-old colt of 1978, won the Derby in 1979, two other champion juvenile colts have emulated him in the ensuing 36 years: American Pharoah in 2015 and Street Sense in 2007. This isn’t a flattering endorsement for championship form at 2 for the Derby, and it extends to the winners of the … Read More...

Giant’s Causeway is big cat for sire and Ashford

Tapit and Uncle Mo have received the lion’s share of Derby press this year — including from this corner — with potential multiple entries in the classic, but they aren’t the only two. Results from the last few days were the reminder that there’s a third stallion in this elite group with far-reaching influence.  He’s Ashford’s … Read More...

Taralena handles stakes debut with class

Making just her third lifetime start in Sunday's $100,000 Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct, Taralena responded with a rousing effort to finish third in the hotly-contested turf affair... Read More...

Taralena jumps into stakes company for Sunday’s Memories of Silver S.

Taralena, a sharp Gulfstream Park maiden winner in late February, will make the leap from maiden to stakes company when she faces eight foes in the $100,000 Memories of Silver S. Sunday... Read More...

Black type for Kinsley Kisses in Beaumont S. (G3)

Kinsley Kisses' valiant effort in Sunday's $150,000 Beaumont S. (G3) at Keeneland earned the 3-year-old Cheyenne Stables colorbearer black type in her first stakes start... Read More...

Kinsley Kisses lines up for Sunday’s Beaumont S. (G3)

Cheyenne Stables' Kinsley Kisses was installed the 9-5 morning line favorite in a small, but select, field for Sunday's $150,000 Beaumont S. (G3)... Read More...

Spirited effort from Madefromlucky in G3 Excelsior

A “very game” Madefromlucky valiantly battled through the Aqueduct stretch with Kid Cruz in the $200,000 Excelsior (G3)... Read More...

Lonhro’s Shakhimat makes move to Queen’s Plate for Attfield

Roger Attfield, along with Harry Giddings Jr., has won Canada’s premier classic, the Queen’s Plate, a remarkable eight times. Last year he attempted to enter the record books with Danish Dynaformer, a homebred colt from the last crop of Dynaformer for client Charles Fipke. This year, he will try again with Shakhimat, a colt from the … Read More...

Grade 1 Madison S. next assignment for Clothes Fall Off

Following her solid score in the Correction S. three weeks ago, Clothes Fall Off will face the toughest test of her career in Saturday's $300,000 Madison S. (G1) at Keeneland... Read More...

Sallisaw gets the fence for Saturday Bay Shore S. (G3)

Looking to build on his game allowance score of a month ago, Cheyenne Stables' Sallisaw drew the rail in the field of eight 3-year-olds set to contest Saturday's $300,000 Bay Shore S. (G3)... Read More...

Madefromlucky looks to get the trip in Grade 3 Excelsior

Multiple stakes winner Madefromlucky will make his next start in Saturday's $200,000 Excelsior S. (G3) at Aqueduct... Read More...

Montjeu sprinter rising as a sire in New Zealand

Lots of news from Australia and New Zealand today. Winx is becoming an icon for her late sire Street Cry — a Southern Hemisphere bookend for Street Cry’s legendary Northern Hemisphere daughter Zenyatta. Written Tycoon, fresh off the G1 mark with the Golden Slipper winner Capitalist a few weeks ago, struck again at the highest level with … Read More...

Pope link to California Chrome and Sunday Silence

The last two posts here were about California Chrome and Sunday Silence, both linked by the races in Dubai on Saturday — and perhaps by their non-commercial female families. California breeder George A. Pope, Jr. (1901-1979), mentioned in the piece on Sunday Silence as the breeder of his first three dams (4th dam Dowager was bred … Read More...

The age and level a Thoroughbred will perform at it’s peak.

Another tool for Horse Racing Partnerships. As with most athletes, including equine athletes, the performance life cycle has three basic stages. First, early rapid improvement, peak performance in the middle of the career and a decline at the end of a career. Gramm and Marksteiner produced an article “The Effect of Age on Thoroughbred Racing Performance” […] Read More...

Weak family of Sunday Silence

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence, the broodmare sire of G2 UAE Derby winner Lani and the paternal grandsire of G1 Dubai Turf winner Real Steel this past weekend, was sold to Japan for stud duty because there wasn’t interest in him here. In a Daily Racing Form piece on January 3, 2014, the … Read More...

Tesco Boy’s heirloom line back with Big Arthur

The speedy Princely Gift branch of Nasrullah through Tesco Boy is an heirloom sire line though this was not always the case. Before the advent of the big-time Shadai stallions, which have dominated the leading sire list almost uninterrupted since Northern Taste topped it in 1982 to Deep Impact in 2015, the Nasrullah sprinter Princely Gift’s British-bred … Read More...

Taylor Made gamble pays off big

What a change in the perception and accomplishments of California Chrome from a year ago, huh? Second in the Dubai World Cup, he was then taken from the popular trainer that had developed him and sent to Newmarket to prepare for … well, you know the strange and unflattering story that ended with Chrome’s return … Read More...