Tags ‘Animal Kingdom’

Thoroughbred adoption group hosts online auction for Moneigh paintings

DRF | 6 months ago
ReRun, an adoption organization for Thoroughbred racehorses, announced Wednesday it will host an online auction for its Moneigh paintings. Read More...

Animal Kingdom arrives in Australia, first mares revealed

DRF | 1 year ago
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby and 2013 Dubai World Cup, is in quarantine in Australia as he prepares for his debut season at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales. Read More...

Animal Kingdom Seeking History in Queen Anne Stakes

Michael Compton | 1 year ago
Animal Kingdom is poised for a run at history on June 18 when he starts in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.   Winner of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) at Meydan in his last start and the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1), Animal Kingdom will take on 12 rivals in the Queen [...](Read more...) Read More...

Royal Ascot: Animal Kingdom faces new challenge in Queen Anne

DRF | 1 year ago
The Queen Anne, a Group 1 going a mile, is run down a straight, undulating Royal Ascot course far different from anything Animal Kingdom has encountered in a race. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Animal Kingdom has one more world to conquer

DRF | 1 year ago
There is really no modern precedent for what Animal Kingdom would accomplish were he to win the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday at Royal Ascot. You’d need to go back to Philadelphia’s Bill Tilden breaking through to win Wimbledon in 1920, or to the summer of 1953 when Ben Hogan sailed across the pond to win his one and only try at the British Open. Read More...

Hoping for some Animal magic

The Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom all set for a unique international treble in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes more » Read More...

Animal Kingdom in pursuit of history at Royal Ascot

DRF | 1 year ago
In the final race of his career, Animal Kingdom caps an unconventional yet successful career path by running in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18, 11 weeks after winning the Dubai World Cup. Read More...

Animal Kingdom breezes uphill five furlongs on a synthetic track for Royal Ascot start

DRF | 1 year ago
Animal Kingdom on Wednesday morning had his final breeze for the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday at Royal Ascot when he worked five furlongs on an uphill synthetic-surface gallop in Lambourn, England. Read More...

Animal Kingdom breezes for Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot

DRF | 1 year ago
Animal Kingdom, the winner of the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30, worked a half-mile on soft turf at Ascot Racecourse on Wednesday, preparing for the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes there June 18. Read More...

Emotional return

Englishman abroad Graham Motion won the world’s richest race with Animal Kingdom; now he’s back in his homeland to fulfil a lifelong dream more » Read More...

Eddie Plesa Jr. cover story on North American Trainer magazine

Frances J. Karon, editor of North American Trainer magazine, takes a look at conditioner Eddie Plesa Jr. in the Triple Crown issue. The full color glossy is available free online by clicking here. My commentary on Animal Kingdom’s and Graham Motion’s rescue of our self-loathing selves is on page 91 and titled, “North America — […] Read More...

Half-brother to Animal Kingdom born in Japan

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding Staff A half-brother to Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom was foaled April 10 at Shadai Farm on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The new colt, by Shadai stallion... Read More...

Team Valor, Graham Motion parting ways

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty Less than one week after Team Valor and trainer Graham Motion appeared in the winner’s circle of the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse with Animal Kingdom, the ownership gro... Read More...

Derby talk on Steve Byk’s show

Spoke about some Derby horses and Animal Kingdom on Steve Byk’s show Wednesday. Noted the Jockey Club influences in Orb (bred by Janney and Phipps), Revolutionary (Farish), Hear the Ghost (Farish and Lazy F Ranch), Verrazano (Hamilton), Lines of Battle (Darby Dan family), etc. Click here to listen to our conversation.   Read More...

Animal Kingdom to stand Northern Hemisphere season at Darley

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding Staff Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will stand the Northern Hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., after the interna... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Animal Kingdom might end career at Royal Ascot after impressive victory

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh In a way, the Dubai World Cup was a race Animal Kingdom needed to win. Animal Kingdom had his victory in the Kentucky Derby and subsequently had performed in ways that suggested he c... Read More...

DRF Breeding Weekend Wrap: Animal Kingdom amazes in Dubai, major Derby preps begin

DRF | 2 years ago
Patrick Reed March 30 brought forth an embarrassment of riches for U.S. racing fans, as the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates drew several accomplished America... Read More...

Kingdom rules in Dubai

World Cup falls to Graham Motion’s 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom more » Read More...

Animal Kingdom Wins 2013 Dubai World Cup!

It felt like an episode of Sesame Street for the American contingent at the Meydan Racecourse for the Dubai World Cup event. The number of the day was “11″. Not exactly what racings fans from the U.S or the connections of those who flew their... Read More...

Animal Kingdom Dazzling in Dubai World Cup Win

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Leroidesanimaux’s Animal Kingdom produced a scintillating performance to defeat the best horses in the World on Saturday, simply dominating the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1). Ridden by Joel Rosario, Animal Kingdom won the world’s richest race with relative ease. Rosario steered Animal Kingdom to loom outside two-time American champion filly Royal Delta, who had [...](Read more...) Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Animal Kingdom takes world by storm

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Animal Kingdom is by Leroidesanimaux, a horse bred in Brazil, and he was produced by a German-bred mare named Dalicia. Late last year, an Australi... Read More...

Jam-Packed Weekend Ahead of Us, Enjoy!

Wow, where do we begin?! It doesn’t matter if you reside in the United States or around the World, the “World” of horse racing will have plenty to offer this coming Saturday, March 30. The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up as we head... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Royal Delta gets luck of the post draw

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Royal Delta had the luck of the draw Wednesday, her connections landing the third pick of the post-position draw for the Dubai World Cup. Fellow A... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: All the major players entered among field of 13

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Thirteen horses were entered Monday in the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup, while the other eight stakes races on Saturday’s program we... Read More...

Dubai: Animal Kingdom leads U.S. team out to end World Cup futility

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom is expected to run in the Dubai World Cup on March 30 at Meydan. U.S.-based runners are... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Animal Kingdom still on target for Dubai World Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Graham Motion said he is hoping to work Animal Kingdom three times in Florida before sending hi... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Point of Entry takes Turf Handicap after Animal Kingdom makes bold early move

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPoint of Entry pulls away from Animal Kingdom in deep stretch of the Gulfstream Turf Handicap.HALLANDAL... Read More...

Battle Ensues in 2013 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

This time of year, the attention is usually on the three year old male division due to the prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown races (Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes). This week however, the focus comes away from the three... Read More...

Andrew Beyer: Animal Kingdom being given chance to make history

DRF | 2 years ago
0 Andrew Beyer Tom KeyserThe 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom starts his 5-year-old campaign in Saturday's Grade 1 Gulfstream Par... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Point of Entry under consideration for trip to Dubai

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPoint of Entry will run Feb. 9 in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, and then could go to Dubai for the... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Animal Kingdom will have Rosario aboard for Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom's schedule calls for him to breeze twice more before the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Han... Read More...

Dubai Winter Carnival opens with a different look

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom is being pointed for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.The Dubai Winter Carnival begins T... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: Illman’s unofficial year-end awards

DRF | 2 years ago
Dan Illman 0 Getty ImagesFrankel wins the June 19 Queen Anne Stakes, one of his five Group 1 wins in 2012. Frankel scored his wins by a co... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: I’ll Have Another embodied season of defections, debate

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonView SlideshowMay 19: I'll Have Another (left) runs down Bodemeister again to win the Preakness.I&rsquo... Read More...

Animal Kingdom to stand stud in Australia next fall

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding staff 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom has won 4 of 9 career starts for earnings of $2,327,500.Champion Animal Kingdom, ... Read More...

Gulfstream notes: Animal Kingdom starts cranking up

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom, who breezed a half-mile at Palm Meadows on Tuesday, is pointing for the Grade 1 Gulfstr... Read More...

Animal Kingdom to prep for Dubai World Cup in Gulfstream Park Turf

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom comes off a spectacular second to Wise Dan in the Breeders' Cup Mile.HALLANDALE BEACH, F... Read More...

Jerardi: No superstars going into Breeders’ Cup, but races produce some super performances

DRF | 2 years ago
Dick Jerardi 0 Tom KeyserAnimal Kingdom looked good in defeat in the Breeders' Cup Mile and could be set for a big 2013 season.Absent any ... Read More...

Wise Dan Wins BC Mile in Course Record Time

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Wise Dan, the 9-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, justified his favoritism in defeating Animal Kingdom in course record time. Ridden by John Velazquez, Wise Dan grabbed the lead from pacesetter Obviously at the head of the lane and ope... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Animal Kingdom completes major work with Keeneland breeze

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty 0 Coady Photography/KeenelandAnimal Kingdom, David Nava up, works five furlongs over the Keeneland turf in 1:02.60 on Friday.... Read More...

Keeneland: Animal Kingdom on the move

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom has had nine workouts at Fair Hill in Maryland since mid-August.LEXINGTON, Ky. – A... Read More...

Animal Kingdom to make return in Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom has made only one start since running in the 2011 Belmont Stakes.Animal Kingdom, the 20... Read More...