Horse Racing Bloggers

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

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

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)

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

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.

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 | 10 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 | 10 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.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 10 months ago
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

Horse Racing Partnerships | 10 months ago
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)

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
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

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
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 | 11 months ago
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.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
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

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
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.

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
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)

Horse Racing Partnerships | 12 months ago
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...

Can’t Beat ‘em…

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

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...

My Recent Cruise To The Bahamas

My family was fortunate enough to be able to travel to the Bahamas on a cruise just a few short weeks ago. I had never been on a boat before, at least not like this boat. I was curious about what we would see and what we might do but I had no idea how […] 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...