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Songbird’s Campbell history

Fox Hill Farms’ champion Songbird (Breeders’ Cup Photo, above) made an impressive 3-year-old debut on Feb. 6 in the G2 Las Virgenes at Santa Anita — if you don’t believe the speed figures — by winning off by six and a half lengths in 1:36.84 to remain undefeated in five starts. Now, this is the … Read More...

Congrats has another stakes filly in Polar River

The conversation and observation above on Twitter on Jan. 17 was a result of the way Congrats had started off the year near the top of the General Sire List (alongside his brother Flatter and in the mix with Tapit and Candy Ride). His top runner this year is the 3-year-old filly Forever Darling, who … Read More...

Clothes Fall Off shoots for G2 success in Saturday’s Barbara Fritchie H.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 10 months ago
Cheyenne Stables and partners’ Clothes Fall Off will try to give her owners an early Valentine’s Day present on Saturday when she faces a field of six other fillies and mares in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie H. (G2)... Read More...

Mor Spirit and Baffert

Before he was on the Triple Crown trail for Bob Baffert, Mor Spirit was a ‘lovely looking 2-year-old’ from the consignment of Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree, as announcer Terence Collier notes in the video above when bidding stalls at $575,000. Mor Spirit had worked an eighth in 10 1/5, but his physical maturity, athleticism, and sheer attractiveness … Read More...

Bayern as a prospect

Bayern, who will start his career at stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in a few days, is a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner (in 1:59.88), a Haskell winner (in 1:47.82 by seven-plus lengths), a G2 Pennsylvania Derby winner (in 1:46.96 by five-plus lengths), and a G2 Woody Stephens winner (in 1:20.75 by seven-plus lengths) over … Read More...

Indian Derby to Desert God

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race below. Grades of races listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races qualify as Listed black type internationally.)  Desert God (Burden of Proof – Running Flame) beat the filly Myrtlewood (Multidimensional – Adamile) by half a length to win the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, Gr.1 … Read More...

Bernardinis with classic aspirations

Preakness winner Bernardini (A.P. Indy – Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) has 13 Triple Crown nominees this year, third behind only Uncle Mo (19) and Tapit (16). Standing at Darley for $100,000 in 2016, the same as his entry fee in 2007, the stallion has been on an extended roll since last summer after a … Read More...

Trappe Shot next up for Tapit

Tapit has started off 2016 where he left off at the end of 2015, and his headliners this week are Frosted, a very impressive winner in Dubai yesterday, and Mohaymen, the pro-tem leader of the 3-year-old division. Top sons will mean stallion sons, and Tapit will have every opportunity to establish his credentials as a … Read More...

Madefromlucky draws the rail for Grade 1 Donn H.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 10 months ago
Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream Park, the feature race of the meet for older males, drew a tough field of eight... Read More...

Wests’ 3-year-old prospects profiled

On Monday, the TDN ran a piece on four promising 3-year-olds owned by Gary and Mary West, each trained by Wayne Catalano and headed by “TDN Rising Star” Malibu Sunset, a 10 1/2-length maiden special winner at Fair Grounds Sunday. You can read the article here. This is the time of year when hope springs eternal … Read More...

Mohaymen and Smokey Image

Mohaymen, a $2.2 million yearling owned by the Shadwell Farm of Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, and Smokey Image, a California homebred for Betty Irvin’s Irvin Racing Stable, made auspicious season debuts Saturday as they begin the demanding task of securing a berth in the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May. Both colts are undefeated … Read More...

Cathryn Sophia’s long ties to Manfuso

The exciting Maryland-bred Street Boss filly Cathryn Sophia won the G2 Forward Gal today by five lengths and remains undefeated in three starts for owner Cash Is King LLC. However, it’s her breeder, Maryland-based Robert T. Manfuso, who is the focus here. Manfuso is associated with five generations of this pedigree. It all began with … Read More...

Seattle Slew inbreeding part of Mohaymen and Conquest Big E

The two sons of Tapit (pictured, photo courtesy of Frances J. Karon), Mohaymen and Conquest Big E, who clash Saturday in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream at 1 1/16 miles, have pedigrees that contain inbreeding to Seattle Slew, and so do the following Graded stakes winners by Tapit, all at a mile or above: G1 … Read More...

Kingmambo and Arch

Kingmambo and Arch, both influential sires, died recently, and I had occasion to speak about them Wednesday on the Steve Byk show. You can listen to it below, at the end of the post. Also included here is the link to the post I wrote about Kingmambo on Sept. 29, 2010, the day after he … Read More...

Myrtlewood Completes a Stylish Double in Indian Oaks

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race below. Grades of races listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races qualify as Listed black type internationally.) Myrtlewood (Multidimensional – Adamile) added the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks, Gr.1 to her Eat India Company Indian 1000 Guineas, Gr.1 to bag a splendid […] Read More...

Kinsley Kisses off to a great start in Gulfstream debut

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Cheyenne Stables latest unveiling came early Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park when Kinsley Kisses lived up to the pre-race hype... Read More...

Finding a Great Riding Instructor

There’s something about little girls and horses that just go together. It’s rather like peanut butter and jelly. Most girls go through a phase where it seems like all they do is beg their parents for a pony of their very own. Instead of breaking down and getting your daughter the cute little pony you […] Read More...

Aqueduct’s Ladies H. on tap for Sustainable

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Sustainable will try to get her first stakes win on Sunday at Aqueduct when she faces a field of five fillies and mares in the $100,000 Ladies H... Read More...

Madefromlucky entered in Saturday’s Fort Lauderdale S. (G2)

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky was installed the 8-5 favorite for Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Sallisaw boosts black type resume

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Cheyenne Stables’ multiple stakes-placed colt Sallisaw earned his second straight black type of his young career on New Year’s Day... Read More...

Sallisaw to start 2016 in Lost in the Fog S.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-placed 2-year-old Sallisaw will make his first start as a 3-year-old in the $125,000 Lost in the Fog S. on New Year’s Day... Read More...

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, or simply known as “the Bahamas”, is an island nation of which Nassau is the capital. There are over 700 individual Bahamian landmasses. The region of the Bahamas is located off the coast of Florida, and covers an area of approximately 180,000 square miles. The Bahamas were discovered by Christopher […] Read More...

Sons of Phoenix Tower 1-2 in Indian 2000 Guineas

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.) Two dark bay sons of the Manjri Stud stallion Phoenix Tower battled at the […] Read More...

Uncle Mo latest freshman king for Ashford

Irish-based Coolmore’s Ashford division in Kentucky began collecting domestic 2-year-old champions with Lookin at Lucky (2009 champ), followed by Uncle Mo (2010), Hansen (2011), Shanghai Bobby (2012), and most recently American Pharoah (2014) — with whom they hit the bonanza at 3, too. The only other juvenile champ during these range of years was the […] Read More...

Society’s Chairman leading in Canada

I’ve tweeted this story-in-the-making as it’s developed throughout the season, but perhaps it’s time for a longer format, because, frankly, it’s dumbfounding in this age of commercial breeding. Imagine this: a little-known stallion who didn’t make his racetrack debut until age 5 — and, for the record, he’s by an unraced stallion — goes to […] Read More...

Myrtlewood wins first Indian Classic Sunday

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.) Myrtlewood  (b f 2012 Multidimensional[IRE] – Adamile by Razeen [USA]) won the Eat India […] Read More...

Madefromlucky adds to stakes tally in Harlan’s Holiday S.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 12 months ago
Madefromlucky’s powerful stretch rally in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Harlan’s Holiday S. at Gulfstream Park may have come up a half-length short, but could set up the 3-year-old colt perfectly for the 1 1/8 mile Donn H... Read More...

Madefromlucky kicks off Gulfstream meet in $100K Harlan’s Holiday S.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 12 months ago
Cheyenne Stables’ and Mac Nichol’s multiple graded stakes winner Madefromlucky will make his next start in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday S... Read More...

Sallisaw a clear second in the $150,000 Kings’s Swan S.

Sallisaw returned to the main track for Saturday’s $150,000 King’s Swan S. at Aqueduct and responded with a solid second place finish... Read More...

$150,000 King’s Swan S. next up for Sallisaw

Cheyenne Stables’ sharp debut maiden winner Sallisaw will make his next start in the Nov. 27 King’s Swan S. at Aqueduct... Read More...

Madefromlucky surpasses $900K earnings mark in Discovery H. (G3)

In what may have been his final start of an excellent 2015 campaign, Madefromlucky forged through the sloppy Aqueduct surface to finish second in the $150,000 Discovery H. (G3)... Read More...

Madefromlucky still going strong at the end of 2015

Cheyenne Stables’ and Mac Nichols multiple graded stakes winner Madefromlucky looks to make his third graded score of 2015 in Wednesday’s $150,000 Discovery H. (G3) at Aqueduct. Read More...

Racetrack Clockers, workout times and their value

Horse Racing Partnerships, Trainers and Gamblers use private clocker information to gain a valuable edge.   There are basically two types of clockers. The first is an official clocker. This is a racetrack employee whose breeze figures are supplied to the Daily Racing Form and Equibase. The second is a private clocker. A private clocker […] Read More...

Clothes Fall Off finishes with big rally in $100K Fort Springs S.

Cheyenne Stables’ 3-year-old filly Clothes Fall Off got her first black type in the $100,000 Fort Springs S. in the finale Saturday at Keeneland... Read More...

Clothes Fall Off in Breeders’ Cup day finale at Keeneland

Less than an hour after Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is history, Cheyenne Stables and Southern Equine’s 3-year-old filly will try to make her own highlight in the $100,000 Fort Springs S... Read More...

Stormy Regatta gears up for Grade 3 Valley View S.

After giving a very good account of herself in the Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel Park last month, Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta will face a full field of 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $150,000 Valley View S... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Trends through the Ages

The Kentucky Derby has been known as the fashion show of sporting events. Though trends have changed over the years, but the hat has remained a tradition. 1920s – You could expect to see these ladies decked out in their finest apparel, including their best dress or suit with a jacket, long gloves, high heels, […] Read More...

Ancient Animal Remains Found in the Bahamas

There’s something about old bones that’s exciting, probably the fact that we can learn so much from a pile of bones that used to be an animal who roamed the earth thousands of years ago. One exciting dig that resulted in what is the archeological equivalent of the mother lode, led to the discovery of […] Read More...

Sallisaw looks to punch ticket to Breeders’ Cup in Sunday’s Bourbon S. (G3)

Cheyenne Stables’ 2-year-old colt Sallisaw will look to earn a shot in the Breeders’ Cup later this month at Keeneland when he lines up Sunday in the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3)... Read More...

India: Quasar romps home in final classic

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 (ch c 2011 Seeking The Dia – Belle Jour, by Smarty Jones) came […] Read More...

Stormy Regatta becomes Cheyenne’s newest Graded performer

Stormy Regatta, a 3-year-old Midshipman filly trained by Christophe Clement, became Cheyenne’s newest Graded performer on Saturday, Sept. 26th when she rallied to be a good third in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3)... Read More...

Classy Class: Oklahoma Derby (G3) preview

Following a trio of one-turn races, Classy Class will stretch back out to two turns in Sunday’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3)... Read More...

Paige goes back to dirt for $200,000 Remington Park Oaks

After making her previous two starts on the turf, Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables’ 3-year-old filly Paige will go back to the main track in Sunday’s $200,000 Remington Park Oaks... Read More...

Stormy Regatta makes first graded stakes start in Saturday’s Commonwealth Oaks (G3)

Cheyenne Stable LLC’s Stormy Regatta looks to secure her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3)... Read More...

Madefromlucky goes for the big money in $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2)

Fresh off a rousing win in the West Virginia Derby (G2), Mac Nichols and Cheyenne Stables’ Madefromlucky will shoot for his second straight graded win on Saturday in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby... Read More...

$200,000 Indiana Grand S. on Paige’s agenda

Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ 3-year-old filly Paige, who placed in last year’s Alcibiades S. (G1), looks to score her first stakes victory in the $200,000 Indiana Grand S. on Wed., Sept. 9... Read More...

Sallisaw steps up for Grade 1 Hopeful S.

Fresh off a sharp maiden debut score, Sallisaw makes his first start in stakes company on Monday in Saratoga Race Course’s $350,000 Hopeful S. (G1)... Read More...

Grade 2 Prioress S. up next for Clothes Fall Off

Clothes Fall Off makes her first start in stakes company on Sunday when the filly goes postward in a field of 11 3-year-old fillies in the $300,000 Prioress S. (G2)... Read More...

Private purchase Stormy Regatta takes the $100,000 Riskaverse S.

Cheyenne Stables' private purchase Stormy Regatta wins the Riskaverse S... Read More...