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My, How You’ve Grown: Development of Young Stallion Prospects

When injury cuts short the career of a promising 2- or 3-year-old, the announcement of a stud deal is usually just around the corner. For those breeders and bloodstock agents attending stallion open... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Ms. Cornstalk, dam of two champions, in foal to Creative Cause

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding Staff 0 Ms. Cornstalk, dam of two Canadian champions, is among the first mares pronounced in foal to Grade 1 winner Creative Cause, who is standing his initial season at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky. Ms. Cornstalk, a 9-year-old Indian Charlie mare, is the dam of two Sovereign Award winners from her first two foals to race. read more Read More...

Del Mar notes: Creative Cause remains in light training

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Barbara D. LivingstonCreative Cause has not raced since the Preakness.Trainer Mike Harrington said the multiple stakes winner Creative Cause is only in light training, a status tha... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Empire Way aims to end losing streak in Swaps Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Shigeki KikkawaEmpire Way will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in the $150,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park.INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Empire Way has always had a tough act to follow w... Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Creative Cause won’t start until Del Mar meet

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesCreative Cause, with Rafael Bejarano riding, wins the Best Pal at Del Mar.INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Creative Cause, third in the Preakness Stakes in his last sta... Read More...

Bodemeister targets Haskell; Creative Cause may try turf

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Kim PrattBodemeister is being pointed to the Haskell at Monmouth Park.Bodemeister and Creative Cause, second and third behind I’ll Have Another in the Preakness Stakes, will ... Read More...

Trip Notes: Preakness Stakes, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, and more

DRF | 3 years ago
Michael Hammersly Friday, May 18, 2012 Pimlicoread more Read More...

Beyer: Bodemeister looks best – again – in Preakness

DRF | 3 years ago
Andrew Beyer Alysse JacobsBodemeister (right) and Creative Cause (left) ran strong races in the Kentucky Derby despite adversity. I’ll Have Another (second from left) had a perfect trip.When I&... Read More...

2012 Preakness: Creative Cause displays more spunk during extended gallop

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Mike Harrington said he felt Creative Cause, shown exercising April 30 at Churchill Downs, showed the spark and enthusiasm he was missing in the days l... Read More...

Countdown to the Crown: Week 19, May 11, 2012

DRF | 3 years ago
Jeremy Plonk Countdown to the Crown returns for a seventh season online as one of the most comprehensive handicapper’s scouting reports of the 3-year-old scene. Posted each Friday at DRF.co... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Starters spend Friday morning jogging, galloping

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch LOUISVILLE, Ky. - All 20 prospective starters in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby visited the racetrack on Friday morning for a variety of training activity that ranged from a very eas... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby notes: Liaison fine after having shoe reset

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman LOUISVILLE, Ky. - What is it with Californians and their footwear at this Derby? First Creative Cause had to have his right hind shoe reapplied after his arrival here over the weekend... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Long-time partners finally get a Derby horse in Creative Cause

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonCreative Cause, at Churchill Downs on Monday morning, represents the first Kentucky Derby starter for trainer Mike Harrington and owner Heinz Steinmann.A partners... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Creative Cause, Mark Valeski, and Liaison late-morning workers at Churchill Downs

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonCreative Cause worked a half-mile on Monday in 47.43.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three prospective Kentucky Derby starters, including Santa Anita Derby runner-up Creative C... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Bodemeister puts in solid drill

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonBodemeister gets a bath after working five furlongs on Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It didn’t take trainer Bob Baffert long to... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Creative Cause following Harrington’s plan perfectly

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Shigeki KikkawaCreative Cause worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 at Hollywood Park on Tuesday.INGLEWOOD, Calif. – From the time Creative Cause crossed the wire a close third in the... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Creative Cause works five furlongs at Hollywood Park

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Shigeki KikkawaCreative Cause is scheduled to ship to Kentucky on Saturday for the Kentucky Derby.INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Creative Cause, narrowly beaten in the Santa Anita Derby in... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Creative Cause works at Hollywood Park in ‘cheater blinkers’

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesCreative Cause, Joel Rosario up, wins the San Felipe.Creative Cause moved closer to a start in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong workout ... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Race for graded stakes cash intensifies

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesFrom left: I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause, and Blueskiesnrainbows run 1-2-3 in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – In the winner’s circle follo... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Liaison may join I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause in Louisville

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesI'll Have Another (left), who earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure, heads the race to the wire in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. -  As many as three runne... Read More...

Santa Anita Derby: I’ll Have Another outgames Creative Cause by a nose after long stretch run

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesI'll Have Another (left) outfinishes Creative Cause (center) and Bluesskiesnrainbows to win the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – When trainer Doug ... Read More...

Santa Anita Derby: Creative Cause has eyes on bigger prize

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman ARCADIA, Calif. – Creative Cause will be wearing No. 1 when he enters the gate for the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, an appropriate designation for the colt w... Read More...

Creative Cause Headlines Santa Anita Derby

With the upset of Union Rags last weekend in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, many racing pundits including myself have Creative Cause as the #1 contender heading into the Kentucky Derby next month. There is one more obstacle in the way of the gray Giant’s... Read More...

Santa Anita Derby: Creative Cause sticks with new work pattern

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Shigeki KikkawaCreative Cause has been working without blinkers and will not have them the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – An altered training schedule worked successfull... Read More...

Free: Usually reliable mutuel field may fail to cash in Kentucky Derby Future Wager

DRF | 3 years ago
Ever get the feeling you took a wrong turn? Backed the wrong horse?Perhaps then, you will relate to apprehension regarding the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Something this year is very odd.The third and final pool for the 2012 Derby closes Sunday a... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Scouting the top horses and key prep races

DRF | 3 years ago
DRF staff Lynn RobertsEl Padrino (left) outduels Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star. What did the race say about both colts' Kentucky Derby chances?As March turns to April, our anal... Read More...

Jerardi: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile continues as key race

DRF | 3 years ago
Dick Jerardi Barbara D. LivingstonHansen (right) wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, holding off Union Rags (left), and Creative Cause (center).Here is some advice for you all you future-book fanc... Read More...

Santa Anita: Creative Cause, Bodemeister likely to meet again in Santa Anita Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesCreative Cause (left), with Rafael Bejarano up, defeats Bodemeister in the San Felipe.ARCADIA, Calif. – Creative Cause and Bodemeister, the one-two finishers ... Read More...

No “Cause” for Concern after San Felipe Win

After winning the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar last August, then finishing 2nd in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and winning the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita, the gray Giant’s Causeway colt Creative Cause finished 3rd in the Grey Goose... Read More...

Creative Cause wins San Felipe Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Creative Cause reaffirmed his rank as California’s leading 3-year-old on Saturday with a game victory over 2-1 favorite Bodemeister in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Read More...

Santa Anita: Creative Cause outduels Bodemeister in San Felipe Stakes

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesCreative Cause (left) outfinishes Bodemeister on his way to a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes.ARCADIA, Calif. – Creative Cause, ... Read More...

Mike Harrington to saddle two in today’s San Felipe

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Trainer Mike Harrington, who turns 70 on April 5, will send out both Creative Cause and Empire Way in today’s San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The key prep race for the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 7, the San Felipe is also a steppingstone to the ultimate goal: the Kentucky Derby (G1) […] Read More...

Bodemeister fast, but untested heading into San Felipe Stakes

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman ARCADIA, Calif. – A handicapping conundrum as old as the sport comes front and center Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade 2, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes, when the raw, yet untes... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: BC Juvenile looking key

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Shigeki KikkawaCreative Cause's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is looking better and better.In the 28 times the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has been run since 1984,... Read More...

Maiden Madness

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the continuation of new shooters onto the Kentucky Derby trail, and interview the owner that potentially holds the strongest hand in this year’s Kentucky Derby picture. Read More...

More Young Guns

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Quick recap of the Hutcheson S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park and several other races that produced more Young Guns on the Kentucky Derby Trail. Is it too late for a maiden winner to make it to the Kentucky Derby? Wait till you see what Bob Baffert thinks. Read More...

Fast-Paced Derby Snapshot

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys quickly catch you up on the progress of major Triple Crown contenders yet to make their 3-year-old debuts, and tell you where they will likely surface. They also discuss a couple of races this weekend that could have an impact on the Triple Crown Trail. Read More...

Season Premiere

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel kick off the third year of TCI – aka Triple Crown Insider – and catch up on the three-year-old picture through the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Read More...