Tags ‘Barbaro’

No Matter the Racing Surface, Safety Should Be the Focus

The California Horse Racing Board voted in 2006 to make synthetic or engineered racing surfaces mandatory at the state’s major tracks beginning in 2008. Its members did so with the belief that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Kentucky Derby-winning trainers share some special memories

DRF | 1 year ago
Chip Woolley, John Servis, and Michael Matz recall the week leading up to the day their horses won the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Nicanor, full brother to Barbaro, to stand at Shamrock Farm in Maryland

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding staff 0 Adam CoglianeseNicanor won 4 of 18 career starts and earned $147,697.Nicanor, a stakes-placed full brother to 2006 Ke... Read More...

History Challenge: Laurel Futurity once a heavy hitter in its day

DRF | 2 years ago
Ron Hale 0 Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey ClubBarbaro wins the Laurel Futurity in 2005, when the race was moved to the turf and made an ungrade... Read More...

Dynaformer, sire of Barbaro, dies at 27

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Three Chimneys FarmDynaformer, 27, whose progency have earned more than $110 million, was euthanized Sunday following complications from heart disease.Dynaformer -- sire of 20... Read More...

Hovdey: Producer doesn’t have to look far for story

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Family is not the most important thing in Thoroughbred horse racing, but just try getting from the quarter pole home on Derby Day without it. In that regard, the freshly minted Chloe J... Read More...

Union Rags Dominates Fountain of Youth Foes

Union Rags photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo In a sparkling performance, Union Rags establishes himself as a clear Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags’ reputation may have taken a hit when he lost last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenil... Read More...

Tampa Bay Stakes Attracts Strong Field

Photo of Uptowncharlybrown courtesy of Tampa Bay Downs/Cooley photo Popular runner Uptowncharlybrown finds himself on the outside looking in Saturday’s $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles over the Oldsmar lawn attracted a competitive overf... Read More...

Solid field assembled for Tampa Bay Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Saturday’s $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles over the Oldsmar lawn attracted a competitive overflow field of 13, leaving the popular Uptowncharlybrown’s return to his old stomping grounds on hold on the also eligible list. Read More...