Horse Racing Bloggers

Stormy Regatta prevails in thrilling Riskaverse S.

Cheyenne Stables' Stormy Regatta rallied down the center of the track to win the $100,000 Riskaverse S. by a nose in a three-way photo Thursday at Saratoga... Read More...

Classy Class draws post 8 for $500,000 King’s Bishop (G1)

Classy Class will attempt to secure his first Grade 1 victory when he goes postward in Saturday’s $500,000 King’s Bishop S. on Travers Day at Saratoga... Read More...

Stormy Regatta shoots for second straight stakes win

Fresh off a thrilling win in the July 26 Little Silver S. at Monmouth Park, Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta will try to make it two stakes wins in a row in Thursday’s $100,000 Riskaverse S... Read More...

Light the City takes aim at Monmouth Oaks (G3)

Fresh off a sharp second level allowance score on Aug. 1, Light the City looks to make it two wins in a row in Saturday’s $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3)... Read More...

Is Horse Racing Ethical?

The world is filled with amazing creatures that offer beauty and grace. The first thing that comes to mind has to be the deer. Deer are beautiful animals that are not only fast but they are smart. However the next animal that I think of would have to be the horse. I love horses. Horses […] Read More...

Madefromlucky goes wide to take $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2)

Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s star 3-year-old Madefromlucky and jockey Joe Bravo stayed way off the rail and out of traffic trouble to score a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby.. Read More...

Madefromlucky shoots for big money in $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2)

Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky could double his lifetime earnings with a victory in Saturday’s rich West Virginia Derby (G2)... Read More...

Stormy Regatta wins thriller in Little Silver S.

Stormy Regatta’s scintillating stretch run proved just enough to give the 3-year-old Cheyenne Stables filly a nose victory in the $60,000 Little Silver S... Read More...

Stormy Regatta takes aim at Little Silver S.

Cheyenne Stables’ 3-year-old filly Stormy Regatta looks for her first stakes victory in Sunday’s $60,000 Little Silver S. at 1 1/16-miles on the Monmouth Park turf course... Read More...

Paige set for Saturday’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks

Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ 3-year-old filly Paige will ship from her Churchill Downs base to Prairie Meadows in Iowa to contest the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) on Saturday evening... Read More...

Stormy Regatta stakes placed after good run in Wild Applause S.

Making her first start in Cheyenne Stables colors and also in stakes company, Stormy Regatta showed she belonged with a game third-place effort, beaten just two lengths, in Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause S... Read More...

Stormy Regatta tests stakes waters in $100K Wild Applause S.

Riding a two-race winning streak, Cheyenne Stables’ newly acquired filly Stormy Regatta makes her first foray into stakes company in Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause S. at Belmont Park... Read More...

Madefromlucky tops trio of Cheyenne stakes runners on Belmont S. day

The Belmont S. (G1) day card on Saturday features a wealth of graded stakes races, and Cheyenne Stables will have a big chance in three of the races, including Madefromlucky in the featured $1.5 million Belmont S... Read More...

Easy Living rallies to earn black-type in Critical Eye S.

Easy Living had an adventurous trip in the $200,000 Critical Eye S. Monday at Belmont Park, but overcame plenty of obstacles to rally for a game third place finish... Read More...

Three Horse Racing Careers

When most people think about careers in horse racing, they assume the only options are owners, jockeys, and trainers. While all of these careers are very important, it takes an entire army of professionals to get a horse to the race track. If you’re interested in working in the horse racing industry, here are some […] Read More...

Easy Living draws rail for $200,000 Critical Eye S.

Cheyenne Stables’ 4-year-old filly Easy Living will head the post parade in Monday’s $200,000 Critical Eye S. at Belmont Park... Read More...

Sustainable draws rail for Vagrancy (G3)

Sustainable looks for her first career Graded stakes win when she tackles a field of 100% stakes mares in the $150,000 Vagrancy H. (G3) on May 16th at Belmont Park... Read More...

Madefromlucky takes Peter Pan S. (G2) with eye on Belmont S.

Madefromlucky scored a one length win in Saturday’s $200,000 Peter Pan S., the first graded stakes victory for the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer... Read More...

Madefromlucky ready for the Peter Pan (G2)

Fresh off two consecutive Graded stakes efforts against American Pharoah, Madefromlucky seeks his second victory of the year in the $200,000 Peter Pan S. (G2) on May 9th at Belmont Park... Read More...

Madefromlucky pointing to graded stakes options at Belmont

Cheyenne Stables’ Grade 2-placed 3-year-old colt Madefromlucky, previously under consideration for the May 2 Kentucky Derby (G1), will skip the Run for the Roses and instead point for the May 9 Peter Pan S. (G2) and the June 6 Belmont S. (G1)... Read More...

Madefromlucky is all set for $1M Arkansas Derby (G1)

The connections of Triple Crown hopeful Madefromlucky hope his name rings true, when he breaks from post four in the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park... Read More...

Light the City draws rail for Santa Anita Oaks (G1)

Cheyenne Stables' Grade I filly Light the City will break from the rail under Hall of Fame reinsman Kent Desormeaux in Saturday's 76th running of the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1)... Read More...

Classy Class is 2nd choice for Blue Grass S. (G1)

Triple Crown hopeful Classy Class has been installed the 6-1 second choice of the morning line as he prepares to contest the 92nd running of the fabled Blue Grass S. (G1) on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course... Read More...

Madefromlucky’s Rebel S. (G2) sets him up for bigger things

Making his first foray into stakes company, Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky battled to a clear second-place finish in the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) March 14 at Oaklawn Park... Read More...

Five consecutive victories for Cheyenne Stables

Cheyenne Stables sent out five horses in a six-day span from coast to coast, and won every single race... Read More...

We Have Horse Racing Here?

Can you believe that I have lived in this town for most of my life and I never realized that there was a horse racing track just a few minutes outside of town? It is crazy, but true. I didn’t think that I was living a sheltered life, but now that I am aware that […] Read More...

NARREDUS TO THE FORE AS QUASAR SHOCKS BE SAFE IN THE INDIAN TURF INVITATION CUP, GR.1

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race is below. India is a Part II country and grades of races are listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races, however, qualify as Listed black type internationally.) Quasar (Seeking The Dia – Belle Jour) clung on by a fast-diminishing neck to […] Read More...

Classy Class in top 15 on Kentucky Derby points leaderboard following G3 Gotham S.

Classy Class’ strong showing in the $400,000 Gotham S. (G3) Saturday at Aqueduct earned the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby... Read More...

Pedigrees of Royal Son and Stellar Wind discussed on ATR with Steve Byk this week

Tiznow’s Royal Son and Curlin’s Stellar Wind are both from Seattle Slew-line mares; last week, the same applied to Tale of Ekati’s Ekati’s Phaeton and Notional’s Far Right. Most of Seattle Slew these days comes through AP Indy, top and bottom, but the iconic sire’s presence in the sire line of the last two Derby […] Read More...

Cheyenne 3yo looks to show ‘Class’ in $400,000 Gotham (G3)

Classic prospect Classy Class is the 7-2 morning line second choice as he prepares to battle nine other Triple Crown hopefuls in Saturday's $400,000 Gotham S. (G3) at Aqueduct... Read More...

Cheyenne featured in ESPN special racing podcast

Managing partner Everett Dobson was the featured guest on In the Gate, ESPN's Thoroughbred racing podcast, February 27th... Read More...

Tale of Ekati’s Ekati’s Phaeton and Notional’s Far Right: pedigrees examined on Byk show

Click here to listen to the Feb. 25 At the Races radio broadcast with host Steve Byk. We discussed the filly Ekati’s Phaeton and her sire, plus Notional’s son Far Right, but the conversation meandered through a lot of pedigree territory as it always does when Steve and I talk shop. One correction: I said that […] Read More...

Light the City very game in Santa Ysabel S. (G3) duel

Cheyenne Stables’ resolute 3-year-old filly showed her mettle once again in Saturday’s $100,000 Santa Ysabel S. (G3) at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

Light the City faces eight in Santa Ysabel (G3)

Fresh off her Grade 1 runner-up effort in the Las Virgenes S. (G1), Cheyenne Stables' stakes-winning Light the City will face eight of the top 3-year-old fillies in the West, in the 48th running of the Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita... Read More...

McLaughlin considering options for Cheyene Stables’ Classy Class

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has a few targets in mind for Classy Class as far as a next start is concerned, including the Gotham and Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park... Read More...

Horse Chestnut, Adjudicating reported dead via Twitter

Terrible news that Legendary South African racehorse Horse Chestnut has passed on — Robert Brogan (@SAFBETTINGCLAN) February 20, 2015 -RIP Champ- Today is a sad day for South African breeders as we mourn the loss of a true champion,Horse… http://t.co/kS8Dkofb0b — Drakenstein Stud (@DrakensteinStud) February 20, 2015 SA bids farewell to a legend as Horse Chestnut […] Read More...

Metaboss, Street Boss discussed on Byk radio show along with Power Jam, Concord Point

Metaboss, the Street Boss colt who will aim to get to the Derby without a win on dirt – like Animal Kingdom – was the starting point of a pedigree analysis on Wednesday on the weekly radio appearance I make on At the Races, Steve Byk’s show. Also discussed: the exciting Kaleem Shah homebred Power […] Read More...

Glen Hill didn’t get Ocala Stud, but it did get Diversy Harbor

Craig Bernick, president of Glen Hill Farm and grandson of GHF founder Leonard Lavin, tweeted tonight that Ocala Stud has been sold to developers and that GHF wasn’t afforded an opportunity to buy the land, much to Bernick’s dismay. However, a day earlier GHF’s Diversy Harbor won her first Graded stakes, which brought a lot […] Read More...

Kentucky snowscapes from Twitter

Today it is snowing.. a lot. How appropriate is the February calendar photo? By Dell Hancock pic.twitter.com/SlCtPdAPaj — Claiborne Farm (@claibornefarm) February 16, 2015 A lovely day at Denali Thanks to our guys and gals who have to get it done regardless of what Mother Nature delivers pic.twitter.com/7vJPCMiwzw — craig bandoroff (@BandoroffCraig) February 16, 2015 […] Read More...

Talented Genre seeking first stakes win in Davona Dale (G2)

Cheyenne Stables' Genre will tackle the best 3-year-old fillies in the East, when she lines up in... Read More...

Some background on Metaboss breeder

John Toffan, who w late partner Trudy McCaffery raced horses such as Free House and Bien Bien, is breeder of Metaboss and first three dams. — Sid Fernando + Obser (@sidfernando) February 15, 2015 re last tweet: Toffan longtime client of @headleybell and Metaboss's dam by Free House and second dam by Bien Bien. Purchased […] Read More...

Galileo’s affinity for female family 9

Got the following note from Fernando Martinez, pedigree advisor at Haras Musa, in Uruguay, about the tremendous success Galileo has enjoyed with mares from female family 9. It’s an interesting read. I have edited for language, when appropriate, and length. Dear Sid, 22,22% of Group 1 winners by GALILEO are from mares descending from the […] Read More...

Far From Over, Dortmund, Firing Line pedigrees discussed on Byk show

Latest appearance on the Steve Byk radio show on Wednesday was all about Blame’s classic prospect Far From Over and the duo of Dortmund and Firing Line, sons of Big Brown and Line of David, respectively. Note that Line of David, originally advertised for $2,000 LF, stands now for $3,500. Firing Line, by the way, […] Read More...

Classy Class considered for Gotham S. after gutsy Withers (G3) effort

Classy Class’ race-long duel with favorite El Kabier in Saturday’s Withers S. (G3) at Aqueduct may... Read More...

Classy Class draws rail for Grade 3 Withers S.

Cheyenne Stables’ promising 3-year-old Classy Class makes his first start of 2015 in Saturday’s $250,000 Withers S. (G3) at Aqueduct... Read More...

Ocean Knight, Prospect Park pedigrees discussed on Steve Byk show today

Had an interesting conversation on the pedigrees of Curlin’s Ocean Knight and Tapit’s Prospect Park with Steve Byk on his radio show today. See the link below to listen to it. http://www.thoroughbredracingradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=1919&year=2015&month=02&day=04&Itemid=35 Read More...

Holy Roman Emperor’s Be Safe wins Indian Derby today

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Link to video at end of post.] The Holy Roman Emperor colt Be Safe (out of Oriental Lady, by King’s Best) cruised to a four-and-a-half length victory in the McDowell Signature Indian Derby, Gr.1, today at Mahalakshmi, and yet bettered the race and track record to give his owner Dr. […] Read More...

Light the City right there in Grade 1 Las Virgenes

Light the City’s close second in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park earned the 3-year-old Cheyenne Stables’ filly her first top-three finish in a graded stakes... Read More...

Light the City aims for G1 glory in Las Virgenes S.

Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-winning Light the City heads a quintet of entries trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S... Read More...

The scent of money last fall

From Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder magazine, Europe. Read More...