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Horses We Love

Masochistic To Mulhall For Second Career

March 12, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Los Pollos Hermanos and Jay Em Ess Stable’s Grade 1 winner Masochistic, who was retired on Sunday after finishing in front of just one rival in the Sensational Star Stakes for California-breds at Santa Anita, will begin his second career as a riding horse under the care of trainer Kristin Mulhall, the […]

Race Of The Week: Fountain of Youth Stakes

March 2, 2018 |

By Derek Simon After a brief stop in Nebraska for the Maxxam Gold Cup, the Road to the Kentucky Derby resumes this week with a biggie — the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. In addition to luring last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse Good Magic, who has […]

Dream Tree Looks To Grow Oaks Roots In Santa Ysabel

March 2, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom On Saturday, while all eyes watch champion Good Magic return to action in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park, potential superstar Dream Tree will put her undefeated record on the line in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita as she makes her way toward potentially being […]

Ransom Notes: Where Have All The Stars Gone?

February 27, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Question: Does anyone miss Gun Runner? What about Arrogate, Songbird, or even California Chrome? Has anyone really recovered from the retirement of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after his record-setting sophomore year? Honestly, has anyone else noticed that, right now, in this game we all love, we are suffering from a significant […]

Unique Bella Wins Santa Maria In A Romp

February 10, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Don Alberto Stable’s champion Unique Bella went straight to the lead and never looked back en route to a nine-length romp in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (GII) at Santa Anita on Saturday. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee sped through splits of :23.54, :46.80, 1:10.95 and 1:36.49 under regular jockey Mike Smith, drawing […]

Gun Runner Caps Stellar Career With Pegasus Victory

January 28, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom In his final start, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ and Three Chimneys Farm’s recently crowned Horse of the Year Gun Runner put an impressive exclamation point on what has been a standout career with his impressive 2 ½-length victory in the world’s richest horse race — the $16.3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (GI) — […]

Don’t Dismiss Gunnevera In Pegasus World Cup

January 27, 2018 |

By Maria Oachs If you told me a year ago that I would eventually come to respect and admire millionaire Gunnevera as a racehorse, I wouldn’t have believed you. I didn’t notice him until the winter of the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) trail, and I honestly didn’t find him impressive. Bought for $16,000 at the […]

Is Mask A Contender Or Pretender On Kentucky Derby Trail

January 10, 2018 |

By Derek Simon Is he worthy of all the hype? In a word, no. Look, I get it. Mask won the Mucho Macho Man by 6 ¼ lengths — under wraps — and earned a 100 Brisnet Speed Figure (BSF) in the process. Over the past 26 years, 23 winners of the Run for the […]

McKinzie Takes Next Kentucky Derby Step With Sham Victory

January 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom The Triple Crown Trail’s route through Southern California officially got underway on Saturday as Watson, Pegram and Weitman’s McKinzie took the first Kentucky Derby prep of the new year, winning the $100,000 Sham Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita Park by 3 ½ widening lengths under regular rider Mike Smith. The Son of Street Sense gave his […]

Daddys Lil Darling Finally Gets Her Grade 1 In American Oaks

December 30, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Normandy Farm’s homebred Daddys Lil Darling finally earned herself a Grade 1 victory after four previous runner-up finishes with an impressive half-length triumph in Saturday’s $301,380 American Oaks (GIT) at Santa Anita. The bay daughter of Scat Daddy received a perfect, ground-saving trip just off the pace under Hall of Famer Mike […]