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HIGH COMPRESSION, a 2-year-old filly by two-time Horse of the Year INVASOR, easily won this one mile and 70 yards Maiden race at Delaware Park on October 12.

Coming out of post six to chase the leader early on in the second position, HIGH COMPRESSION turned on the pressure to overtake the frontrunner with a little more than three furlongs to go and continued to widen the gap with every stride to win by the huge margin of 14 1/2 lengths. She is out of the Green Desert mare, Settling In.


 




The 26th running of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile-G1 will be run on Saturday, October 8th, the opening weekend of the Keeneland Fall Race Meeting. The Shadwell Turf Mile is the centerpiece of the 10-race card, scheduled as the ninth race at 5:45 p.m. Run this year during Keeneland’s 75th Year Anniversary Meeting, the Shadwell Turf Mile is a “Win and You’re In” race for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile-G1 to be run November 5th at Churchill Downs.

Shadwell Stable will be represented in this year’s Shadwell Turf Mile by TAJAAWEED, a 6-year-old by Dynaformer out of the Zilzal mare, Uforia. He is a multiple Graded Stakes winner who won this year’s Arlington Handicap-G3 in July.




ANOTHER 1ST CROP 2YO WINNER FOR DAAHER

Sunday, September 25, 2011

CASTELLA, a 2-year-old colt by Freshman sire DAAHER, took a six-furlong Maiden race at Hipodromo de las Americas on September 25. He was making only his third start, having been runnerup in his previous two starts.

Breaking from the inside post position, CASTELLA sat in second until the top of the stretch, where he passed the early frontrunner and then draw off to win by 4 3/4 lengths.

His sire DAAHER won the Cigar Mile H.-G1, running a 114 Beyer, and the Jerome H.-G2, running a 110 Beyer.




LAWN JAMIL, a 2-year-old colt from the first crop of Classic winner JAZIL, became his sire’s fourth winner when he took a hard fought seven-furlong Maiden race at Redcar on September 21.

Tracking the leaders in the early going, LAWN JAMIL took the lead with a little over a furlong to go and won the race to the wire.

LAWN JAMIL is out of the Bahri mare, Khazayin, who is a full sister to Champion Sakhee. This colt’s second dam is G2 SW Thawakib (Ire). Owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, he was bred by Shadwell Farm LLC., and was making only his second career start.




GYPSY ROBIN, a two-year-old filly by DAAHER, became the first stakes winner for her sire September 5th with a victory in Monmouth Park's Sorority S. The Wesley Ward trained filly pressed the pace early during the six furlong race. Passing the quarter pole the filly started to move towards the front and drew away in the final stages to take the comfortable victory. The filly was a head-turning debut winner in April at Keeneland with a 7 1/2 length score. GYPSY ROBIN was bred by Cloyce C. Clark Jr. and has now posted two victories from four starts.




WONDER OF IT ALL, a 2-year-old filly by Freshman sire INVASOR, won her second career start taking a one-mile Maiden race on the turf at Ellis Park on September 5.

Unhurried at the start, WONDER OF IT ALL settled into stride along the rail biding her time, swung wide entering the stretch, took aim on the leaders and quickened in the in final eighth to finish first by a head. She is out of the Maria’s Mon mare, Darling Daughter.




KEEWATIN ICE, a 2-year-old filly by INTIDAB, is now two-for-two after winning the six-furlong Northern Lights Debutante S. at Canterbury Park on September 4.

Breaking a little slow from post three, KEEWATIN ICE gained position in the turn by going inside, then swung out three wide into the stretch and wore down the leaders to win going away  by 1 1/4 lengths. In her debut on July 31, she won a five-furlong Maiden Special Weight, again driving clear late to pull away and win by two lengths.

Among his other stakes winners, INTIDAB is the sire of the multiple graded stakes-winning juvenile Greater Good, who also won the Rebel S.-G3.at three and earned $546,720.




ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, winner of the Donn Handicap-G1 and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The 7-year-old son of Albert the Great was retired due to injuries that occurred two years ago in the Dubai World Cup-G1, where he finished sixth as the favorite.

 “We realized that Albertus was not going to return to his G1 form, so the decision was made to retire him to stud.” said Rick Nichols, vice president and general manager of Shadwell Farm. “He is a strongly-made horse with obvious talent on both synthetic and dirt, and raced successfully on both coasts.”

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS made headlines when he won the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita and the historic Donn Handicap-G1 on dirt at Gulfstream in back-to-back races. Always a consistent graded stakes contender, ALBERTUS MAXIMUS won or placed in 11 of 17 races and earned over $1.3 million. His victories also included the Windy Sands Handicap at Del Mar. In addition, he was second in the Swaps Stakes-G2 and Affirmed Handicap-G3, and in one of his best efforts placed to eventual Dubai World Cup-G1 winner Well Armed in the Goodwood Stakes-G1.

“He’s a very professional racehorse,” stated conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin, “winning the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on all-weather and the Grade 1 Donn Handicap on dirt shows his versatility.”

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS is out of the Forty Niner mare Chasethewildwind, who has also produced G3-placed Chasethegold. The millionaire’s second dam is Grade 1 winner Race the Wild Wind, whose victories include the Santa Maria Handicap-G1.  Race the Wild Wind has produced Champion 3-year-old King Charlemagne and G3 winner Meshaheer, as well as the dam of Forego Stakes-G1 winner Here Comes Ben.

Shadwell would like to give every opportunity for success for ALBERTUS MAXIMUS at stud. In view of the fact that he has been out of the public’s eye for such an extended period, the 2012 stud fee will be waived for approved mares. In addition, a bonus of $5,000 will be awarded to the breeder of the first winner sired by ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, and a bonus of $10,000 will be awarded to the breeder of the first blacktype winner sired by him.  For more information, please contact Kent Barnes at Shadwell Farm.  He can be reached by telephone at (859) 224-4585.
 




FARHAAN, a 2-year-old colt by Freshman sire JAZIL, made it two-in-a-row when he proved best to take a one-mile event at Salisbury on September 1.

Tracking the leader early on, FARHAAN began to challenge that one with three furlongs to go, gained the lead with an eighth-mile to go and fought to the wire winning the battle by a neck. In his previous start, he was much the best taking a seven-furlong Maiden event by four lengths at Newmarket on August 12.

FARHAAN is out of the stakes-winning Danzig mare, Alshadiyah, and his second dam is Champion Shadayid who was highweighted juvenile filly on the European Handicap. This improving colt races for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and was bred by Shadwell Farm LLC.




FIRDAWS, a 2-year-old filly by Mr. Greeley out of the homebred Epsom Oaks-G1 winner ESWARAH, by Unfuwain, took the seven-furlong E B F “Norse Dancer” Quidhampton Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury on September 1.

Tracking the leaders early on in a 17-horse field, FIRDAWS got into the race with a quarter mile to go, challenged the frontrunner in the final furlong, then took over with a sixteenth to go and went on strongly to the wire to win by two lengths.

Reflecting on FIRDAWS back in early May, her conditioner Roger Varian said “...she moves well and looks the part.”




Stakes-placed turf veteran HAMMOCK, a 7-year-old son of INTIDAB, showed that he’s not quite ready for retirement after taking a one-mile turf event at Saratoga on August 31.

Settling toward the rear behind a very slow pace for the first four furlongs, the eldest in the field quickly engaged the frontrunners and it became a grueling battle from there to the finish line with HAMMOCK stretching his neck out at the wire for the win. Bred by Gallagher’s Stud, he races for Niall Brennan and Anthony Mitola and is trained by Richard Schosberg.

An earner of nearly $214,000, it was HAMMOCK’s fifth career win in 24 starts, and second win at Saratoga. In fact, he has started at Saratoga every year he has raced, winning a Maiden Special Weight there in his second career start back in 2007. You’d say he kind of prefers Saratoga because he also was third in an allowance in ‘08, second in an allowance in ‘09, with another third in 2010. His other accomplishments on the track include a stakes placing at Aqueduct at age five, three allowance or allowance/optional claiming wins at Belmont Park and two other top three finishes at Aqueduct.




MUKAMER, a 2-year-colt from the 1st crop of multiple graded stakes winner MUSTANFAR, was runnerup in this five-furlong allowance test at Presque Isle Downs on August 27. Making just his second career start, he stalked the pace four wide and finished with good effort. In his career debut, MUKAMER vied for the lead on the turn, opened up in the stretch and won a five-furlong Maiden Special Weight by 1 3/4 lengths on August 12 at Finger Lakes.




PRINCESS KIHA, a 2-year-old filly by twice Horse of the Year INVASOR, recovered from an awkward start to place in a six-furlong Maiden race at Golden Gate on August 27. Making her racing debut and breaking from post position seven, she broke a little off balance, recovered to be unhurried to the turn, then came through along the rail to rally in the stretch.




DABNABIT, a 6-year-old son of INTIDAB, added another stakes win to his credentials when he took the six-furlong Colts Neck H. at Monmouth Park on August 21.

Dueling with another early in the race, DABNABIT briefly lost the lead but battled back along the inside and prevailed by 1/2 length. It was his third stakes victory of his career and second of 2011. He now has earnings of $272,011 for his owner/breeder G. J. Stables.




REPEAT 1ST CROP 2YO WINNER

Saturday, August 20, 2011

COMPRESSOR, a 2-year-old colt by Freshman sire JAZIL, won for the second time in three starts when he took a 6 1/2-furlong race at Camarero on August 20.  In his first career start, he broke first out of the gate and never relinquished the lead to win a 5 1/2-furlong Maiden race on June 29. Breaking from post five in his debut, COMPRESSOR held a slight lead for the first part of the race, but quickly began to separate himself from the field and won by an eye-catching 9 3/4 lengths.

Out of the Clever Trick mare Butterscotch Sauce, the colt was bred in Kentucky by Normandy Farm LLC, and races for Me K Nic Racing.




Hip 323, a yearling filly from the second crop of Two-time Horse of the Year INVASOR, brought $160,000, on the second night of the two-night Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale. This lovely chestnut filly who is a half-sister to GSW Z Fortune was the highest priced filly of the sale and third highest priced yearling overall of the sale.

Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, this daughter of NINE-time Grade 1 winner INVASOR was purchased by Northshore Bloodstock Ltd., agent.




FIRST WINNER FOR MUSTANFAR

Friday, August 12, 2011

First crop sire MUSTANFAR recorded his first winner August 12 as MUKAMER drove to a convincing victory in his debut at Finger Lakes. Battling for the lead entering the turn, the 2-year-old colt opened up in the stretch to maintain victory in the closing stages. A son of Unbridled, MUSTANFAR is a multiple graded stakes winner from a sire family that includes the likes of Nashwan. His 2-year-olds are currently hitting the track this year.




FARHAAN, a 2-year-old colt from the 1st crop of Classic winner JAZIL, was a professional winner of this seven-furlong Maiden event at Newmarket on August 12.

Racing in a prominent position from the start, FARHAAN took over with a couple of furlongs to go, continued to improve his margin and finished with good effort to win by four lengths.

Out of the stakes-winning Danzig mare, Alshadiyah, this promising colt is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and was bred by Shadwell Farm LLC. He was making his second career start after finishing second in his first start at Newbury on July 15.




CANTAFFORDANOTHER, a 2-year-old filly by INTIDAB, proved she was ready to start her racing career taking this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Arlington on July 31 in her first career start.

Hustled to the lead from the start out of post three, CANTAFFORDANOTHER battled with a rival on the turn, then shook off that one to be in front by four lengths at the top of the stretch, then cruised to the wire for a 2 1/4-length victory.

CANTAFFORDANOTHER is out of the multiple Santa Anita-winning Rainbow Blues (Ire) mare, Blue Cay. She was bred by Monte V. Hehnke and races for Seven Arms Stable.


KEEWATIN ICE, another 2-year-old filly by INTIDAB, also started her racing career of right by taking this five-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Canterbury Park on July 31 in her career debut.

Breaking a little tardily at the start, KEEWATIN ICE circled her rivals three wide through the turn, steadily gained on the leaders in the final stretch drive and drew clear late to win by two lengths.

KEEWATIN ICE, out of the multiple allowance-winning Wolf Power (SAf) mare, Moon Singer, is a homebred for Camelia J. Casby.




INTIDAB 2-year-old filly VALLEY OF AVOCA earned her maiden special weight diploma second time out with a talented display in the 4th race at Belmont Park going six furlongs over the firm turf course.

VALLEY OF AVOCA cleared the field in a matter of strides after the break and she held a clear lead through the opening quarter. The running order tightened up around the turn, but the flashy bay filly was still in command and there was plenty left in the tank. Seriously challenged at the top of the stretch, they battle stride for stride until the eighth pole loomed. VALLEY OF AVOCA was not going to let her challenger by and she threw down a determined final furlong in sub-twelve second style to win by a neck.

VALLEY OF AVOCA was bred by Shadwell Farm LLC and she was produced by the Sahm mare, Al Basar. She campaigns for Monarch Stables, Inc. and she is trained by David Fawkes.




MIDNIGHT VADER, 2-year-old colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year INVASOR, placed in the 5 1/2-furlong Hoover S. on July 10 at River Downs. Making only his third start, he was unhurried early and put in a good rally outside into the stretch to earn his first black type. He is a homebred of Bridle Breeze Farm and is out of the Seattle Slew mare, Allou.

His sire INVASOR won nine G1 races, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Whitney and Pimlico Special Handicaps. In 2010, INVASOR was the third leading freshman sire by yearling average, with individuals bringing $350,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga and $300,000, $275,000 and $225,000 at Keeneland September.




DABNABIT, the 6-year-old son of INTIDAB, took the field wire-to-wire in stylish fashion to win the $68,850 John J. Reilly Handicap going six furlongs over the fast main track.

Away in good order from post three, DABNABIT quickly cleared the field and took up the running along the inside. He shook off  his early company and had plenty left to keep the closers at bay. He crossed the line nearly two lengths best.

"I told Pablo [jockey Fragoso] this horse needs to be on the lead," said winning trainer Luis Carvajal Jr.  "Once he got to the front, I thought he had a good shot from there."

DABNABIT has earned $230,221 for owner/breeder G. J Stables. He was produced by the Roman Reasoning mare, Signa.




FIRST WINNER FOR JAZIL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ASLIGIBI is the first winner for our Freshman Sire JAZIL. The 2-year-old filly impressively rallied through the stretch to break her maiden first time out going 800 meters over the slightly soft turf course in the 5th race at Ankara.

Near the back of the field while saving ground around the turn, ALSIGIBI switched to the outside and launched her bid. Closing like a rocket, she swept past the competion and caught the leader in the final strides to win by a neck.

Bred in Kentucky by Rick Nichols and Bernie Sams, ASLIGIBI was produced by the Dixieland Band mare, Tajannub. She races for Francesco Sponza and is trained by Serdar Poyraz.

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GYPSY ROBIN, the first starter for Freshman Sire DAAHER, blew away the field in her debut, the maiden special weight carded as the 6th race at Keeneland.

Dashing away from the break, she opened up a clear lead early and was never seriously challenge. Setting swift fractions of :22.62 and :44.60, she flew home her final sixteenth in :5.74 to post an eye-catching final time of :50.34. It was seven and one-half lengths back to the second place finisher.

GYPSY ROBIN was bred in Kentucky by Cloyce C. Clark, Jr. and she was produced by the Indian Charlie mare, Fiesty Princess. She races for the partnership of Gatewood Bell and her trainer Wesley Ward.




2011 Shadwell Farm Stallions and Stud Fees

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shadwell Farm will maintain their 2010 stud fee levels for the 2011 breeding season. Led by Horse of the year INVASOR and Classic winner JAZIL, the 2011 stallion roster and fees are as follows: 

Daaher           $7,500  

Dumaani         $1,000

Intidab           $3,000 

Invasor         $20,000 

Jazil                $7,500

Kayrawan        $1,000

Mustanfar       $3,000




Champion Gio Ponti Wins G1 Shadwell Mile

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti split horses in deep stretch and drew off to win the 25th running of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) by one length before a crowd of 22,958 on a picture-perfect fall afternoon at Keeneland.

Ridden by Ramon Dominguez and trained by Christophe Clement, Gio Ponti earned himself a spot in the starting gate for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to be run on November 6 at Churchill Downs.

A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Tale of the Cat out of the Alydar mare Chipeta Springs, Gio Ponti improved his record to 22-11-7-0 and boosted his career earnings to $4,677,800 with Saturday’s $360,000 paycheck. Gio Ponti was offered for sale as a yearling at Keeneland’s 2006 September Sale.

Longshot Acting Zippy led the field of six through fractions of :24.22, :47.98 and 1:11.91 with Enriched in closest pursuit. Courageous Cat and Get Stormy raced next with Gio Ponti another four lengths back in the run down the backstretch. Turning for home, Enriched quickly joined Acting Zippy as Dominguez waited patiently on Gio Ponti.

Society’s Chairman got the first jump on Gio Ponti, but at the sixteenth pole, Dominguez sent the dual Eclipse Award winner of 2009 between Society’s Chairman and Courageous Cat and coasted to the wire in 1:35.06 over a firm turf course.

“He will enter one of the Breeders’ Cup races; I’m not sure which one,” said Clement, referring to either the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) or the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

Gio Ponti returned $3.60, $2.60 and $2.10. Society’s Chairman, ridden by Julien Leparoux, paid his backers $8 and $3.40 with Courageous Cat, under Patrick Valenzuela, finishing 1¼ lengths back and returning $2.80 to show. Get Stormy was two lengths back in fourth and followed by Enriched and Acting Zippy.




Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti, winner of 2009 Eclipse Awards as top older male and best male turf horse, will take on five rivals Saturday when he goes postward in the 25th running of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1).

 
The Shadwell Turf Mile is a “Win and You’re In” race for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to be run November 6 at Churchill Downs. Post time for the Shadwell Turf Mile, the 10th race on Saturday’s 11-race program, is 5:45 p.m. (EDT). First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m.
 
 
Trained by Christophe Clement, Gio Ponti has compiled a 5-1-3-0 record in 2010 with his lone off-the-board finish coming in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) over an engineered racing surface in March. In his previous start, Gio Ponti finished second in the Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park on August 21.
 
Regular rider Ramon Dominguez will be aboard Gio Ponti, who will break from post position four. Gio Ponti won his only start over the Keeneland turf course when he captured the Bourbon in 2007 as a 2-year-old.
 
Chief among Gio Ponti’s rivals are Courageous Cat, Enriched and Get Stormy.
 
Pam and Marty Wygod’s Courageous Cat is a two-time graded stakes winner who finished second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile to Goldikova (IRE). Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, who has won the Shadwell Turf Mile twice, Courageous Cat will be ridden by Patrick Valenzuela and break from post position three. The Shadwell Turf Mile marks Courageous Cat’s first start since running ninth in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (G1) in March.
 
Enriched, owned by W.C. Racing, Westside Rentals.com and Neil Haymes, enters Saturday’s race off a front-running score in the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2). Doug O’Neill trains Enriched, who will be ridden by Garrett Gomez and break from post position six.
 
Sullimar Stables’ Get Stormy, a winner of seven of his past eight starts, will make his Grade 1 debut in the Shadwell Turf Mile. Trained by Tom Bush, Get Stormy earned Grade 2 victories in the Bernard Baruch and Fourstardave handicaps this summer at Saratoga under Javier Castellano, who will be aboard Saturday. Get Stormy will break from post position one.
 
The field for the Shadwell Turf Mile, from the rail out, is as follows: Get Stormy (Castellano), Acting Zippy (Eddie Martin Jr.), Courageous Cat (Valenzuela), Gio Ponti (Dominguez), Society’s Chairman (Julien Leparoux) and Enriched (Gomez). All starters will carry 126 pounds.Dual Eclipse Award Winner Goi Ponti Faces Five In Shadwell Turf Mile.



JAZIL YEARLINGS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Classic winner JAZIL has 13 yearlings from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling

Sale that begins September 12 in Lexington.

Selling Tuesday, September 14:

Hip 328

Selling Tuesday, September 21:

Hip 2686

Selling Wednesday, September 22:

Hip 2894   Hip 2924

Selling Thursday, September 23:

Hip 3271   Hip 3395   Hip 3423   Hip 3566

Selling Saturday, September 25:

Hip 4078  Hip 4392  

Selling Sunday, September 26:

Hip 4492   Hip 4725   Hip 4798




INTIDAB YEARLINGS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

INTIDAB has 2 yearlings consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale that begins September 12 in Lexington

Selling Saturday, September 25:

Hip 4073   Hip 4367  
 




DAAHER YEARLINGS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grade 1 Winner DAAHER has 2 yearlings from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale that begins September 12 in Lexington.

Selling Wednesday, September 22:

Hip 2928   Hip 3033  




MUSTANFAR YEARLING AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner MUSTANFAR has one yearling from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale beginning September 12 in Lexington.

Selling Sunday, September 26:

Hip 4784




INVASOR YEARLINGS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Horse of the Year INVASOR has 23 yearlings from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September

Yearling Sale that begins September 12 in Lexington.

Selling Monday, September 13:

Hip 119

Selling Wednesday, September 15:

Hip 537   Hip 547   Hip 669   Hip 730   Hip 758   Hip 820

Selling Friday, September 17:

Hip 1225   Hip 1478

Selling Sunday, September 19:

Hip 1618   Hip 1622   Hip 1656  

Selling Monday, September 20:

Hip 2079  

Selling Tuesday, September 21:

Hip 2356   Hip 2695

Selling Wednesday, September 22:

Hip 2777   Hip 2921   Hip 2953

Selling Thursday, September 23:

Hip 3187   Hip 3372   Hip 3499

Seliing Friday, September 24:

Hip 3970  

Selling Saturday, September 25:

Hip 4149




TAJAAWEED ENTERED IN G1 ARLINGTON MILLION

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shadwell Stable's TAJAAWEED drew post eight in the field of ten for today's Grade 1, $1,000,000 Arlington Million going a mile and one-quarter over the turf course at Arlington Park. TAJAAWEED was third last out in the Grade 3 Arlington Handicap and he will be ridden by Michael Baze. Post time is scheduled for 5:14 p.m. CDT.




FIRST JAZIL YEARLINGS BRING SIX FIGURES

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Classic winner JAZIL has two colts from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky JulySelected Yearlings Sale and they were both purchased for six figure prices.

First through the ring was the bay colt consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, Agent, as HIP 93. Purchased for $110,000 by James M. Hill IV, is out of the Pentelicus manre, Pelicus Affair, who is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Pine Dance, stakes winning and stakes produce Village Dancer (dam of multiple stakes winner The Happy Hopper), and another two time stakes-producer. This is also the family of graded stakes winner Mulrainy.

A little while later, HIP 118  form the consignment of Crossroads Sales Agency, Agent III, was purchased for $210,000 by D. Yokum, Agent for Mercedes Stable. He is a bay colt who is the second foal from the Hennessey mare, Spanish Cat, who was produced by the multiple graded stakes performer Spanish Dior.This is also the family of champion Rare Friends.




FIRST INVASOR YEALING SELLS IN JAPAN

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The JRHA sale also generated news for another U.S.-based stallion who had earned the Horse of the Year title. Shadwell Farm's INVASOR (ARG), America's champion runner of 2006 and winner of the G1 DubaiWorld Cup the following year, was represented by his first yearling reported to sell at auction anywhere.

INVASOR's chestnut son out of Concern Nacca (Concern), a half-sister to Grade I winner Hystericalady (Distorted Humor) and a daughter of Chilean championSacramentada (Chi) (Northair), was sold for -20-million ($222,222) to Nakatsuji Akira. One of the new owners in Japanese racing, the Kyoto-based Akira, who is in the construction and property leasing business, was
making his first purchase at a JRHA sale. The INVASOR colt was sold by Tsuji Bokujo, which bought Concern Nacca for $450,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November sale.




Classic winner JAZIL has two colts from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky JulySelected Yearlings Sale being held in Lexington, Kentucky on July 13 and 14.

Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, Agent, HIP 93 is a bay colt who is out of the Pentelicus manre, Pelicus Affair, who is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Pine Dance, stakes winning and stakes produce Village Dancer (dam of multiple stakes winner The Happy Hopper), and another two time stakes-producer. This is also the family of graded stakes winner Mulrainy.

Consigned by Crossroads Sales Agency, Agent III, HIP 118 is a bay colt who is the second foal from the Hennessey mare, Spanish Cat, who was produced by the multiple graded stakes performer Spanish Dior.
This is also the family of champion Rare Friends.




Horse of the Year INVASOR has two fillies from his first crop consigned to the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky JulySelected Yearlings Sale being held in Lexington, Kentucky on July 13 and 14.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XXX, HIP 40 is the third foal from the multiple graded stakes performing Roar mare, Forty Marinesca (ARG), who is a half-sister to graded stakes winners Marinero Toss, Marpla Toss and and additional graded stakes performer. This is also the family of Horse of the year Savage Toss, champion The Best and G1 winner Monte Silvestre.

Consigned by Perrone Sales Ltd., Agent, HIP 139 is a bay filly who is the first foal from the Broad Brush mare, Walk on Broadway, who is out of a full sister to multiple group stakes winner, Spain Lane, a half-sister to multiple G1 winner and successful sire Marquetry and to the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Five Star Day.




DAB OF MAGIC SCORES AT EVANGELINE DOWNS

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DAB OF MAGIC, the 4-year-old daughter of INTIDAB scored the fourth victory of her career in the 9th race at Evangeline Downs going five and one-half furlongs.

Breaking sharply, she dueled with the inside speed. She took over for good coming off the far turn and she held sway through the stretch to win by a length and one-half.

DAB OF MAGIC was bred in Louisiana by Danny M. Brown and Donna B. Brown and she was produced by the Exploit mare, Magic of Springs.




SCHIFTY'S ANGELA GAME IN VICTORY

Monday, June 21, 2010

SCHIFTY'S ANGELA was game every step of the way to win the 2nd race at Finger Lakes going six furlongs over the fast track.

The daughter of INTIDAB was away sharply from post six and she was engaged from the outside and the two carried on their own private match race. SCHIFTY'S ANGELA held the advantage early and then was headed in the stretch. She dug in, regained the lead and she prevailed at the finish by a head..

SCHIFTY'S ANGELA was bred in New York by Joseph Daniels and Jennifter Daniels and she is out of the Buddy mare, Buddy's Bird. She races for Schiffhaurer Stables and she is trained by Michael LeCesse.




Shadwell Stable’s TAQARUB earned the first graded stakes victory of his career with his frontrunning score in the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap going six furlongs over the fast main track at Pimlico Race Course.
 
The speedy colt went to the front with an opening quarter in :23. He set down a second quarter of :22 2/5 and he cleared his closest competitor. He raced strongly to the wire, finishing up in 1:10 and winning by one length.

“Actually I was kind of surprised that somebody wasn’t after him," said winning rider Eibar Coa. "There were a lot of horses with speed in here on paper. I got out there and waited for someone to come by me, but they never did. I wanted to be close, but I just kind of inherited the lead.”

“He broke sharp and got right up there," said Andrew St. Lawence, the assistant to winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. "Speed seems to be holding pretty well today. I think it suits this horse. He’s a pretty talented animal. As a 2-year-old turning 3, he was very good on the dirt at Aqueduct, so we weren’t entirely surprised by this run today.”

TAQARUB is by Aldebaran out of the Honor Grades mare, Honor Bestowed. He has five wins and one second in nine starts and he has earned $232,437.




WELL MEANT SCORES AT AQUEDUCT

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WELL MEANT, the 4-year-old son of INTIDAB, came rolling through the stretch to win the 7th race at Aqueduct going six furlongs over the inner dirt.

WELL MEANT was away well from post three in the field of nine, but he had to steady soon after the break and he found himself near that back of the pack after the opening quarter. He found room along the inside and made steady progress around the final turn. The rail was still golden through the stretch and WELL MEANT used it to his advantage. He unleashed a lively kick to catch the leaders and he went on to score by three-quarters of a length.

WELL MEANT races for Riddle Farms and he is trained by Joseph Aquilino. Bred in New York by Maspeth Stables, LLC, he was produced by the Alydeed mare, Alytazm.




Shadwell Farm, LLC is pleased and excited to continue our relationship with the Emirates Racing Association by sponsoring the opening night racing card at the new Meydan Racecourse on January 28, 2010.

CLICK HERE for the entries and form guide for the eight race program.




JAZIL COLT TOPS OBSC PREFERRED SESSION

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The first weanling through the sales ring from the first crop of our Belmont Stakes (G1) winner JAZIL topped the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’s Sales Co. Fall Mixed Sale.

Purchased for $77,000 by Baccari Bloodstock from the consignment of Barry Menefee, Agent, the bay colt was produced by the Pentelicus mare, Pelicus Affair, who is a half-sister to six winners, including the multiple graded stakes winner Pine Dance, who won both the American Derby (G2) and the Pennsylvania Derby (G3). Pelicus Affair is also a half-sister to the stakes winning Village Dancer, herself the dam of the multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes performer, The Happy Hopper and dual black-type producer Half Crown. This is also the immediate family of graded stakes winner Mulrainy.
 




COURT VISION WINS G1 SHADWELL TURF MILE

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Court Vision narrowly defeated Karelian to win the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) over the soft turf course at Keeneland.

Court Vision engaged early leader Karelian in midstretch and the two raced as team through the stretch of the Shadwell Turf Mile.  Court Vision prevailed by a nose under Robby Albarado with Mr. Sidney 5 ¾ lengths back in third place.

“He was very close (early) for him, within himself, doing it easy,” said Albarado.  “I figured the fractions were slow and I knew this horse would finish up big and he did.”

Court Vision ran the distance in 1:38.68 while posting his first victory since winning the Hollywood Derby (G1) on November 30.  Richard Dutrow Jr. trains the 4-year-old son of Gulch for IEAH Stables, who races the colt in partnership with John A. Roberts’ Resolute Group Stables.

The victory was worth $360,000 to Court Vision, who was winning for the sixth time in 18 career starts boosting his lifetime earnings to $1,477,430.  He paid $11.60 as the third choice and earned a berth in the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).




Head Heart Hoof Game in Allowance Win

Friday, September 25, 2009

HEAD HEART HOOF, the 3-year-old son of INTIDAB, scored a frontrunning win in the 7th race at Finger Lakes, a six furlong allowance over the fast main track.

Away sharply from post six in the field of seven, HEAD HEART HOOF went straight to the lead out in the three path. He took a clear advantage into the stretch and he dug in gamely late to win by three-quarters of a length.

HEAD HEART HOOF races for My Purple Haze Stables and he is trained by Chris Englehart. Bred in partnership by Rhapsody Farm, Alan Alcon and Dora Alcon, he was produced by the Flying Chevron mare, Trustees Gray.
 




Another Win in Hong Kong for Frames Depot

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FRAMES DEPOT, the 8-year-old son of DUMAANI, closed through the straight to win the 2nd race at Happy Valley Race Course in Hong Kong.

Tracking the pace from midpack early in the 1650 meter grass contest, FRAMES DEPOT made his move down the outside. The took the lead inside the final four hundred and he held off the closers late to win by a head.

FRAMES DEPOT races for Mr. and Mrs. Lai Tim Kui and he is trained by T. K. Ng. He was produced by the Cougar II mare, Miss Cougar.




Swain Colt Defeats Older at Niigata

Saturday, September 19, 2009

JAKKU VOICE, the 3-year-old son of SWAIN, defeated a field of older runners in the 10th race at Niigata, a 1200 meter allowance over the firm turf course.

Tracking in third, he closed through the stretch to win by a half-length.

A homebred for North Hills Management, JAKKU VOICE is out of the Danzig mare, Controlling. He is trained by Kazuya Nakatake.




Seek On Takes Six Furlong Allowance

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SEEK ON, the 3-year-old daughter of  INTIDAB, earned her first allowance condition with her victory in the 7th race at Finger Lakes, a six furlong allowance over the fast main track.

Breaking from the inside post, she was four lengths off the leaders down the backstretch and around the turn. Going three wide into the stretch. She split horses as she gained the lead and she opened up to win by nearly three lengths.

SEEK ON races for First Class Thoroughbreds and she is trained by Chris Englehart. Bred in Ian Mulholland in New York, she was produced by the Turkoman mare, Light Wave.
 




Darna Dab Breaks Maiden at Finger Lakes

Monday, September 07, 2009

DARNA DAB romped to an come from behind maiden win going one mile and seventy yards in the 1st race at Finger Lakes.

Trailing in the early going, the 3-year-old son of INTIDAB made a sweeping four wide move around the turn and he took the lead at the top of the stretch. She galloped home as much the best to win by nearly nine lengths.

DARNA DAB races for Rurice Brown and he is trained by Glenroy Brown. Bred in New York by Gallagher's Stud, he is out of the Turkoman mare, Bonita Chica.
 




A Lil Dumaani Wins Del Mar Allowance

Friday, September 04, 2009

A LIL DUMAANI, the 4-year-old DUMAANI gelding, carried top weight to win the 4th race at Del Mar, a five furlongs allowance over the firm turf course.

Breaking from post seven in the field of eight, he was between horses and midpack early. A hole opened along the rail going into the turn and he got a groundsaving route to mount his charge. He flew to the stretch to take the lead and he held determinedly when challenged late to win by three-quarters of a length.

A LIL DUMAANI races as a homebred for Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds and he is trained by Doug O'Neill. Produced by the In Excess (IRE) mare, A Lil Excess, he has earned $241,240.




SAAFI, the 2-year-old daughter of SWAIN, earned her maiden victory in the 2:00 at Beverly going slightly more than seven furlongs over the good to firm going.

Making all the running, SAAFI cleared the field and opened up inside the final furlong to win by five lengths.

SAAFI is a Shadwell homebred and she is trained by Mark Johnston. She was produced by the Storm Cat mare, Reem Al Barari.




JAKKU VOICE WINS AT KOKURA

Saturday, August 29, 2009

JAKKU VOICE, the 3-year-old son of SWAIN broke his maiden going 1,200 meters over the firm turf course in the 5th race at Kokura by three-quarters of a length.

JAKKU VOICE is a Kentucky homebred for North Hills Management Co. Ltd and he is trained by Kazuya Nakatake. He was produced by the Danzig mare, Controlling.
 




Courtesy of NYRA

Shadwell Farm, title sponsor of Saturday’s 140th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, will again award a cash prize of $500 to the groom of the “Best Turned Out” horse in the race.

The award will be determined by a Shadwell representative in the paddock prior to the Shadwell Travers and presented in the winner’s circle before the race.

“We look forward to maintaining our tradition of sponsoring The Best Turned Out Award,” said Rick Nichols, Shadwell’s vice-president and general manager. “We began this tradition to mirror what I had seen done while I was visiting England. It is a way for us to pay tribute to the grooms that take such good care of our horses. These people behind the scenes play a special role in our industry and so often get overlooked. This is yet another avenue Shadwell enjoys and welcomes to the sport of racing.”

Last year, Nichols selected Belmont Stakes winner Da’ Tara, trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, as the most polished horse participating in the 139th running of the Shadwell Travers, awarding groom Jose Vega the $500 cash prize.




Courtesy of NYRA

by Jenny Kellner
For each of its seven participants, the 140th running of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Travers Stakes encompasses an array of possibilities beyond even the glamour and excitement of winning one of the most recognizable races for 3-year-olds in the United States .

Traditionally, the prestige and the purse alone guarantee a compelling event, but this year’s “Mid-Summer Derby” offers both veterans of the Triple Crown trail and late-bloomers the chance to step up and take their place as leaders in a divisional race that could go down to the wire.

Since the advent of naming champions in 1936, 17 winners of the Shadwell Travers have been named champion 3-year-old colt or gelding, most recently Bernardini in 2006. With the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes going to three different horses (one of them a filly) the race for year-end honors among 3-year-old males begins in earnest in the Shadwell Travers.

“It’s a tough race,” said Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of William K. Warren’s Charitable Man, who came out of the Belmont Stakes to finish third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and who was installed at 6-1 on the morning line. “You have to have a lot of respect for these other horses.”

The biggest name in the Shadwell Travers is one which was on top of everyone’s Derby list before he was sidelined with hoof problems: Quality Road, who was made the 8-5 favorite after coming back with a vengeance in the Grade 2 Amsterdam here on August 3 in a track record of 1:13.74 for 6½ furlongs, his second straight track-record performance.

And while going from a sprint to the classic distance of 1¼ miles might be a stretch for some, trainer Todd Pletcher, who won the 2005 Travers with Flower Alley, feels it is well within Quality Road ’s scope.

“He’s a special horse,” said Pletcher of Edward P. Evans’ Florida Derby winner, who set a Gulfstream Park record of 1:47.72 in the race. “It takes a special kind of horse, with both speed and the ability to carry that speed over a distance of ground, and I think he’s that kind of horse.”

With Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird skipping the race to recuperate from surgery to repair an entrapped epiglottis, and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra heading into the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward here on September 5, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes hero Summer Bird is the lone classic winner representative in the Shadwell Travers.

More Belmont winners have run in – and won – the Travers than Derby and Preakness victors combined, with Summer Bird’s sire, Birdstone, the 29th and most recent to do so in 2004.

“To follow Birdstone and win the Belmont and come back and win the Travers would be a great accomplishment,” said Summer Bird’s trainer, Tim Ice, of Kalarikkal and Vilasini Jayaraman’s handsome colt, the second choice on the morning-line at 3-1. “I am really happy with the way he’s coming into the race.”

With Rachel Alexandra’s connections opting for her to try and become the first of her sex to win the Woodward, her stablemate, Kensei, will carry the colors of Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Stables in the Shadwell Travers. The son of Mr. Greeley broke his maiden at the Spa last spring, but did not come around in time to make any of the classics.

In his third start at age 3, Kensei finished third at 30-1 to Munnings in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens on Belmont Stakes Day, then appeared to come into his own with impressive victories in both the Grade 2 Dwyer and the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the traditional prep for the Shadwell Travers.

Three of the last four winners of the Travers prepped in the Jim Dandy, most recently Street Sense in 2007.

“This is the defining moment for him,” said Jackson of Kensei. “It won’t be the final moment, but it will be the defining moment.”

One who knows about defining moments is Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, who saddled his first Shadwell Travers starter in 1980 and reached the winner’s circle in 2004 with Birdstone. That year, he also saddled The Cliff’s Edge to finish second; this year, he will send out a son of the 2004 runner-up in Robert V. LaPenta’s Our Edge, a winner of three straight, most recently the Grade 3 Barbaro at Delaware Park .

“The horse is working great and he’s coming off three big wins in a row,” said Zito of Our Edge, who, along with WinStar Farms’ Hold Me Back is listed at 15-1. “Don’t get me wrong, I told Bob LaPenta, we’re really taking an enormous shot. But we always take a shot, that’s been our deal. We either make it, or we don’t. It’s a blessing to be in it. His father, running second to Birdstone, we’ll see what happens.”

Both A. Stevens Miles, Jr.’s Warrior’s Reward and Hold Me Back have shown they can be competitive in the division as well, with Warrior’s Reward no worse than third in six of his seven lifetime starts and Hold Me Back having won the Grade 2 Lane’s End at Turfway and finishing second in the Grade 1 Blue Grass at Keeneland, both over synthetic surfaces.

“I hope the Travers is (Warrior’s Reward’s) breakthrough race,” said trainer Ian Wilkes. “He’s really improving. He’s a slow-maturing horse, and I think he’s finally coming into his own.”

Said Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott of Hold Me Back: “We’re trying him back on the dirt and we’ll see what happens. It’s a big race and we want to give him a chance to show himself. Obviously we think he’s a good horse with a lot of quality. There will be a lot of good horses in there, but a lot of times the favorite doesn’t win.”

Shadwell Farm, the presenting sponsor for last year’s Travers, became the title sponsor of the race in 2009.

“Shadwell Farm is proud to continue its partnership with The New York Racing Association, Inc., by sponsoring the Grade 1 Travers Stakes,” said Rick Nichols, Shadwell’s vice-president and general manager. “Shadwell has always been supportive of New York racing and the opportunity to be involved at Saratoga is a wonderful honor and an exciting experience.

“The history surrounding the Travers and the fact it still remains a dirt race going 1¼ miles makes it a special privilege for us, especially with the Travers approaching its 140th year,” he added. “In 2008, Colonel John’s electrifying victory by a nose illustrated how these athletes create the thrill for both the owners and fans. Being a part of this race continues to bring another realm of energy for Shadwell.”
 

 

 




BLACK VELVET BAND battled from start to finish and earned her victory in the 4th race at Finger Lakes going five and one-half furlongs over the fast (sealed) track.

The daughter of INTIDAB battled for the lead from between horses and she never took a breather the entire trip. The three in front became two late and BLACK VELVET BAND dug in gamely to the wire to win by a head.

Bred in New York by Joanne M. Pamperin and Gallagher's Stud, she is out of the Double Negative mare, Buddy's Dinasha. She races for Heas Stables and she is trained by Daniel Poliziani.




STATEN ISLAND GAL made her second start a winning one, taking the 6th race at Saratoga Race Course, a mile and one-sixteenth maiden special weight over the firm turf course.

The 3-year-old daughter of INTIDAB was wide in the early going after breaking from the outside post in the field of ten. She used her speed to gain position down the backstretch and she was ready to strike around the final turn. She reached the lead at the top of the stretch and gamely held sway to the wire to win by a half-length.

STATEN ISLAND GAL is a homebred racing for Amici Stable LLC and she is trained by Timothy Hills. She was produced by the Personal Flag mare, Personal Wealth.
 




MARAM REMAINS UNDEFEATED

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner MARAM made her 2009 debut and the daughter of SAHM remained undefeated with her victory in the $74,000 John Hettinger Stakes going one mile over the inner turf course at Saratoga.

MARAM settled four lengths off the pace for the first half-mile. She launched her bid three wide around the turn and she was poised to strike at the top of the stretch. Drawing even passing the eighth pole, she battled to the wire and edged away late to win by a half-length.

“I didn't know how fit the other ones were, but I knew I had her ready for a prime effort,” said Chad Brown, who trains MARAM for Karen Woods and Saud bin Khaled.

MARAM was bred in Kentucky by Palides Investments N. V., Inc. and Hair 'Em Corporation. She was produced by the Quest for Fame (GB) mare, American Dreamer.




A LIL DUMAANI took the field gate-to-wire in the 1st race on closing day at Hollywood Park, a six furlong allowance over the firm turf course.

The gray son of DUMAANI had company early and around the final turn. He turned in an :11 2/5 split from the four to five furlong marker and the rest never recovered.  He cruised in by three-quarters of a length and stopped the timer in 1:08 4/5.

A LIL DUMAANI is a California homebred racing for Ren Mar Thoroughbreds and he is trained by Doug O'Neill. He was produced by the In Excess (IRE) mare, A Lil Excess.




Scientist Second in Virgo Libra Stakes

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SCIENTIST, the 3-year-old son of INTIDAB defeated all but one in the $68,450 Virgo Libra Stakes going one mile over the firm turf course at Belmont Park.

Rating just off the early pace, SCIENTIST moved between horses to launched his bid at the top of the stretch. He closed determinedly and just missed the victory by a half-length.




A FAST REB, the 2-year-old son of INTIDAB, made a strong stretch run to break his maiden going six furlongs over the fast main track at Colonial Downs.

Ten lengths back in the early going, A FAST REB made a sweeping outside move with two furlongs to run and he closed with authority, gaining the lead late and winning by a length and one-quarter.

A homebred racing for Mrs. Arturo Peralta-Ramos, he is trained by Hamilton Smith. He was produced by the Our Emblem mare, Our Laura Bell.




Courtesy of Sporting Life

GHANAATI, the 1000 Guineas heroine, followed up in scintillating fashion by thundering clear in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot in course record time.

The filly's trainer, Barry Hills, made a triumphant return to the big time earlier this year following treatment for throat cancer by scooping the Newmarket Classic with the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned superstar.

His stable were in red-hot form through the opening weeks of the campaign, but events took a turn for the worse after the veteran handler was admitted to hospital with a life-threatening blood disorder.

But having returned to good health, and on the day he was released from hospital, his sons Charlie and Richard combined to claim the feature race on day four of the Royal meeting in record-breaking time.

Charlie Hills has been tasked with running his father's Lambourn yard in his absence, and produced the filly looking immaculate as she clashed with French 1000 Guineas winner Elusive Wave and Again, who landed the Irish Guineas.

But the meeting of the nations turned into a one-sided contest once Richard Hills asked the 2-1 favourite to take charge two furlongs from the finish.

The market leader needed minimal assistance from the saddle to skip past the winning post two lengths clear of Reggane, with Rainbow View finishing to good effect in third.

GHANAATI joins Attraction (2004) and Russian Rhythm (2003) as recent fillies to complete the 1000 Guineas-Coronation double, with Hills' only other winner of the latter arriving courtesy of Maids Causeway four years ago.

Her jockey said: "There are only two women in my life - my wife (Jaci) and this filly.

"We nearly lost my dad but thank God we didn't, and what a way to cheer him up.

"I'm very pleased for my father as there was plenty of emotion going in, but she performed beautifully.

"Dad hasn't been very well and we just wanted to get this filly here right.

"There were a lot of people telling Charlie what he should and shouldn't do, but he has listened to the right people and prepared her beautifully.

"She's aptly named because in Arabic GHANAATI means 'My Love' and she's certainly that today.

"She's the best filly I've ridden without a doubt. My dad never lets me take the handbrake off her at home, and for a very good reason.

"I have watched the Coronation from a young age and to break the track record like that is an honour."

Charlie Hills, who will eventually take control at Faringdon Place, said: "She's so professional. She is a beautiful stamp of a filly and is just getting better and better.

"She's still relatively inexperienced and that is only her fourth run so hopefully she has the right attitude to improve again.

"I doubt very much that my father has ever had a filly as good as her, even after 40 years.

"It has been a fantastic opportunity to look after so many good horses over the last few weeks. Dad is on his way home today and I am sure he will have this recorded.

"There are some wonderful races to go for during the rest of the season. There is the Falmouth, Nassau and the Champion Stakes all to consider."
 




ALMAIL Third in GIII Prix du Lys

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ALMAIL, the 3-year-old son of SWAIN, finished third, a half-length back of the winner in the Group III, €80,000 Prix du Lys going 2400 meters at Chantilly.

Last as the field hit the final straight, ALMAIL unleased a strong closing kick and he was finishing fastest of all at the line.

Trained by Freddie Head, the Shadwell Farm homebred is out of the Group 1-placed Green Desert mare, Khassah. 




CLASSIC SWAIN has found a home over the hurdles. The 4-year-old son of SWAIN romped by ten lengths in the 2:10 Stratford at Stratford going two and one-half miles over the good to firm going.

CLASSIC SWAIN set a measured pace and was headed briefly, but he retook the lead and proved much the best on this day to win easily.

"He has done it well considering his penalties and he will be kept busy.We also have the options of sending him over fences next month when four year old's can run in novice chases," said Dan Skelton, assistant trainer to P. F. Nicholls.

From the Racing Post comments - "He has a tendency to jump big but also covers a lot of ground in the air and, combined with a powerful engine, he has a style of running that puts his rivals under unrelenting pressure. He has his quirks, but they could be explained partly by him still being an entire, though on the whole he is genuine enough and a good prospect."

CLASSIC SWAIN, who campaigns for the Stewart Family has four wins and two second in 2009. Bred by Ecurie Du Haras De Meautry. He was produced by the Sky Classic mare, Affirm Miss.




LINCOLN IMP is the latest maiden winner for INTIDAB. The 3-year-old gelding overcame a wide trip to win the 9th race at Suffolk Downs going six furlongs over the fast main track.

Midpack early, he was forced to go five wide while launching his bid around the final turn. Getting over the three path by the top of the stretch, he kept digging in and closed strongly to take the lead and go onto a length and one-half victory.

LINCOLN IMP races for Anthony Andrade and he is trained by Marchus Vitali. Bred in New York by At Liberty Farms, he was produced by the Distinctive Pro mare, Dutch Maid.




FRAMES DEPOT Wins in Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

FRAMES DEPOT came from midpack to win the opener on the Happy Valley racecard going 1650 meters over the good to firm turf course.

The 7-year-old DUMAANI gelding raced one off the rail for the first 1200 meters. He moved out to the five path for the run through the straight and he closed strongly

Racing for Mr. and Mrs. Lai Tin Kiu, FRAMES DEPOT is trained by T. K. Ng. He was produced by the Cougar II mare, Miss Cougar.




ALMAIL wins at Chantilly

Friday, May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009:
ALMAIL, the 3-year-old son of SWAIN, won the 5th race at Chantilly going 2,100 meters by a length and one-half.

A homebred for Shadwell Farm, ALMAIL was produced by the Group 1-placed Green Desert mare, Khassah. He is trained by Freddie Head.




DAB OF MAGIC, the 3-year-old daughter of INTIDAB who was second in her first two starts, made career start number three a winning one in the 3rd race at Evangeline Downs, a five furlong maiden special weight over the firm turf course.

Keeping close in the early going, she made a ground saving move around the turn, took over and she had plenty left to hold off the closers to win by one length.

DAB OF MAGIC is a homebred racing for Loreauvill Racing and Lori LaLane and she is trained by Samuel Breaux. She was produced by the Exploit mare, Magic of Spring.




GHANAATI WINS ENGLISH 1000 GUINEAS

GHANAATI, who was produced by the half-sister to the dam of Shadwell stallion MUSTANFAR, came away the stirring winner of the English 1,000 Guineas 

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Story below courtesy of Sportinglife.com

Barry Hills registered his 11th Classic success just weeks after clocking up 3000 career wins as GHANAATI caused a 20-1 upset in the stanjames.com 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Much of the pre-race focus surrounded ante-post favourite and eventual 8-11 market leader Rainbow View, but the hitherto unbeaten filly never landed a blow and could only finish fifth.

A little over two weeks ago, Rainbow View blew away the cobwebs with a gallop before racing on the historic Rowley Mile and Ghanaati had done likewise when working with two stablemates.

But while Rainbow View continued to contract in the market, the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned daughter of Giant's Causeway was virtually ignored - especially having just an all-weather maiden win to her name.

But 72-year-old Hills was brimming with confidence and his faith translated into a length-and-a-half blitz under the trainer's son, Richard.

The rider had the filly in the front rank from the moment they jumped from the stalls, and she pulled away in the final two furlongs of the mile Classic to hold the challenge of the rallying Cuis Ghaire.

Hills nominated the general health of his sting as the reason for his amazing start to 2009, which has seen him amass 21 individual winners.

The trainer, who last tasted Classic success with Hamdan Al Maktoum's Haafhd five years ago, said: "I have always thought she is very good and I was hoping for a very big run. I think she will be much better over a mile and a quarter, but I do not know how far she will stay. She has got size and scope and has a great temperament. She is in the Oaks and we will have to talk to Sheikh Hamdan and his racing manager Angus Gold, but I really don't know where she will go after this," continued Hills. "It is too early to say about the Breeders' Cup but at the back of my mind I could see her winning the Champion Stakes, although there a few more races before that."

Talk of retirement often circles Hills, with his son and assistant Charlie waiting in the wings to take over.

The veteran trainer added: "One day I will say that is it and stop. That won't be too long away and I want Charlie to be successful, but it won't be easy."

For the jockey, it was a sixth Classic victory and a third in the 1000 Guineas.

He said: "I haven't seen a replay but it went very straightforward. I was on a filly who can gallop and I used that to my advantage. She has got a great cruising speed and a mile was well within her scope so I made it a proper test. It is special to win this for dad, and he just said 'I told you so' when I came back in."

Bookmakers slashed her for the Oaks, but her owner poured cold water on that prospect with doubts over her staying a mile and a half.

Sheikh Hamdan said, "The trainer has kept quiet about her. I asked him about her at the Craven meeting as she is one of my best-bred fillies and he said not to worry and that she was going the right way. I do not think she will stay a mile and a half. She has now won a Guineas and I don't see much point in winning another, so she will maybe go for the Coronation."

Gold expanded on Hills' recent bullishness, saying: "I said to Barry 'are you sure you want to run in the Guineas' and he said 'yes'. I said 'she could be third or fourth', and Barry said 'or she could win'. He doesn't often say things like that and during this week he got quieter and quieter, which is always a good sign. Fairy play to Barry and his team - they have done a great job with her.

"Last year I thought she would be a mile-and-a-quarter filly and wouldn't have the speed for the Guineas," continued Gold. "I am sure she will be best at a mile and a quarter and all options are open to her. The Coronation would be a fabulous race to aim at, and we also have John Gosden's Mooakada to run in the Oaks."




TIPPETARIUS Wins

Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 19, 2009:
TIPPETARIUS
, the son of DUMAANI, loves the four and one-half furlong dashes at Los Alamitos, coring his latest victory tonight in the 5th race over the fast track.

Dashing away at the start, he was never seriously challenged at any point and he rolled on in two lengths best over a field of seven other speedsters.

TIPPETARIUS was bred in California by Tiffani Howard and he was produced by the L'Natural mare, Just Call Me Pinkie. Racing for Valentin Zamudio, he is trained by Jesus Nunez. He had won or placed in eleven of his fourteen career starts.

March 7, 2009:
KRISTOFFERSON
 dashed to a frontrunning score in the 6th race at Charles Town going four and one-half furlong over the fast track.

The 9-year-old son of DUMAANI swifty broke from post five and he quickly established a clear lead after the opening quarter. He was not seriously challenged to the wire and he won by nearly two lengths. 




Shadwell Farm is proud to once again announce its partnership with the New York Racing Association by sponsoring both the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile and the Grade 1 Travers Stakes. 

"Shadwell has been supportive of New York racing and anxiously look forward to our involvement both at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course as a wonderful honor and we are excited about continuing this experience,” said Rick Nichols, Shadwell Farm Vice President and General Manager.

The 116th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Metropolitan Mile will be contested on Monday, May 25 at Belmont Park. The 140th running of the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Travers Stakes will take place Saturday, August 29 at Saratoga.




SHADWELL COLT MAFAAZ WINS KENTUCKY DERBY CHALLENGE

 MAFAAZ reserved a place in the final line-up for the Kentucky Derby on May2 with a determined victory at Kempton.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 March 18, 2009:

MAFAAZ reserved a place in the final line-up for the Kentucky Derby on May2 with a determined victory at Kempton.

The John Gosden-trained three-year-old showed a willing attitude to take top honours in the inaugural running of the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes.

Kempton's nine-furlong event was a trial contest for the first leg of the US Triple Crown at Churchill Downs, for which the Medicean colt (11-2) is now guaranteed a starting berth after this triumph.

MAFAAZ was prominent turning into the home straight as Sohcahtoa endeavoured to make all the running, and he assumed control inside the final 50 yards under Richard Hills before holding the flying finish of Spring Of Fame by a neck.

Gosden, whose charge was sporting first-time blinkers, revealed the Kentucky Derby is now firmly on Mafaaz's agenda.

He said: "Obviously we'll have to discuss it, but Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum is a great supporter of American racing and he now has the opportunity to go to Kentucky.

"I've got an eye on the Blue Grass Stakes in Keeneland in the middle of April, which would provide him with a big opportunity ahead of the Derby. If we don't get in that race, he'll go straight to Churchill.

"He's a nice, solid horse who has been working well and the blinkers have helped - he's always lacked a bit of focus. He's a tough cookie and is arrogant - he's not a pussycat and has got the right attitude."

SHADWELL TO SPONSOR 2009 MET MILE AND TRAVERS STAKES
Shadwell Farm is proud to once again announce its partnership with the New York Racing Association by sponsoring both the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile and the Grade 1 Travers Stakes. 

"Shadwell has been supportive of New York racing and anxiously look forward to our involvement both at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course as a wonderful honor and we are excited about continuing this experience,” said Rick Nichols, Shadwell Farm Vice President and General Manager.

The 116th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Metropolitan Mile will be contested on Monday, May 25 at Belmont Park. The 140th running of the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Travers Stakes will take place Saturday, August 29 at Saratoga.




LIGHTHOUSE PRIDE Wins at Hawthorne

Friday, April 17, 2009

LIGHTHOUSE PRIDE carried co-topweight of 124 pounds to victory in the 9th race at Hawthorne Race Course, a mile and one-sixteenth maiden special weight over the firm turf course.

The gelded son of SWAIN galloped along midpack in the field of twelve for the first six furlongs. Drawing closer around the turn, he made a five wide move into the stretch. Unleashing a solid closing kick, he took the lead inside the sixteenth pole and drew away to win by a length and one-quarter.

LIGHTHOUSE PRIDE was bred in Illinois by Hussar Racing Stables and he was produced by the Tsunami Slew mare, Lovely Sebeecha.




RACIN EXPRESS wins

Sunday, February 08, 2009

 

RACIN EXPRESS, the 5-year-old son of KAYRAWAN, overcame traffic trouble with a solid stretch run to win the 6th race at Sam Houston Park going a mile and seventy yards over the fast main track.

RACIN EXPRESS raced five lengths or more off the lead until the running began on the far turn. He was full of run but there was nowhere to go. There was no other choice but to move to the far outside. With clear sailing, he caught the leaders inside the eight pole and rolled on by on his way to win by more than four lengths.

Owned and campaigned by Darlene Lind, he was bred by Inside Move Inc. in Texas. He is out of the Prized mare, Highly Regarded. 

 

 

 




ALBERTUS MAXIMUS WINS G1 DONN HANDICAP

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS challenged for the lead on the turn, gamely turned back Finallymadeit approaching the finish, and earned his first graded stakes victory with a half-length win in the $489,000 Donn Handicap (G1) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Courtesy of Thoroughbred Times
by Jeff Apel
ALBERTUS MAXIMUS was purchased privately by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Shadwell
Stable following his win in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in his previous start on October 25 at the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park. Vladimir Cerin previously trained the Albert the Great horse, who made his first start for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin in the Donn.

“He’s a very professional racehorse,” McLaughlin said. “We’re just grateful Sheikh Hamdan bought him after he won the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and sent him to us.”

McLaughlin said ALBERTUS MAXIMUS will be pointed to the $6-million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) on March 28 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse. McLaughlin and Shadwell Stable previously teamed to win the 2007 Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) with Invasor (Arg), the ’06 Eclipse Award winner as Horse of the Year and champion older male.

The Donn was the third career start on a dirt track for ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, who has made 12 of his 16 career starts on synthetic surfaces. ALBERTUS MAXIMUS has two wins and one runner-up finish on dirt surfaces.
 
“There was no question he liked the track today,” winning jockey Alan Garcia said. “He was happy and
comfortable the whole time and really enjoyed himself out there. He gave me everything he had and, when I turned him loose, he went on and won the race.”

Grade 3 winner Finallymadeit set a determined pace near the inside rail and led ALBERTUS MAXIMUS by a half-length through a half-mile in :47 and by a head through six furlongs in 1:11.75. ALBERTUS MAXIMUS seized command on the outside of Finallymadeit and opened a head lead in early stretch.

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS and Finallymadeit, a 30.30-to-1 longshot ridden by Eduardo Nunez, dueled for the lead through the stretch. Albertus Maximus turned back a determined Finallymadeit in the closing strides to win the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:50.96 on a track rated as fast.

“That horse inside me kept fighting,” Garcia said. “I thought he would be [exhausted] by the quarter pole, but he just kept coming back and never gave up.”

Finallymadeit finished 1 3/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Einstein (Brz), a multiple Grade 1 winner. Multiple Grade 2 winner Arson Squad, the 2.40-to-1 favorite in the field of ten four-year-olds and older, finished fourth.

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS earned $711,380 last season while winning three of his seven starts for previous owners Brandon and Marianne Chase, who are also the breeders of the five-year-old horse. ALBERTUS MAXIMUS set a one-mile track record for Del Mar’s synthetic Polytrack surface while winning the 2008 Windy Sands Handicap in 1:35.37.

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS finished third in the 2008 Goodwood Stakes (G1) at the Oak Tree meeting prior to winning the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS posted his sixth win in 16 starts and increased his earnings to $1,208,230. Bred in Kentucky, Albertus Maximus is a half brother to Grade 3-placed winner Chasethegold and is one of three winners from as many starters out of the winning Forty Niner mare Chasethewildwind.




SUPER DANNY

Saturday, January 31, 2009

SUPER DANNY, the 6-year-old son of INTIDAB, scored the eighteenth victory of his career in the $32,025 SPRC Claiming Series Phase I going five and one-half furlongs over the fast track at Sunland Park.

Dashing away from the inside post, he battled every step of the way. Setting all the early pace, a challenger stuck his head in front coming off the turn. Not to be denied, SUPER DANNY fought back, drew even and got the nod at the finish.

SUPER DANNY was bred in Florida by Larry Perkins and he was produced by the Jolie's Halo mare, Jessica's Halo. He races for the partnership of M and M Racing and Jordan and Larry LLC and he is trained by Dennis Hall.




TAQARUB WINS AQUEDUCT STAKES

By easily winning Monday afternoon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature at Aqueduct, the 25th running of the $70,045 Jimmy Winkfield for three-year-olds at six furlongs, Shadwell Stable’s TAQARUB has pretty much served warning that he is ready for greater challenges.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Courtesy of NYRA
By easily winning Monday afternoon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature at Aqueduct, the 25th running
of the $70,045 Jimmy Winkfield for three-year-olds at six furlongs, Shadwell Stable’s TAQARUB has pretty much served warning that he is ready for greater challenges.

He has now won all three of his career starts, and this was his first race of 2009. All three wins have come at six furlongs, all at Aqueduct, two on the inner dirt track and one over a sloppy strip.

The Aldebaran colt is full of promise and has everyone eager to see how he will handle more distance and two turns.

Certainly jockey Alan Garcia is among these. New York’s leading jockey in 2008, Garcia came up from Florida specifically to ride TAQARUB in the Jimmy Winkfield.

It was an effortless turn around the Big A. Despite a slight bobble at the start, TAQARUB quickly gathered himself and went to the lead that he would never relinquish.

“He stumbled at the break and re-positioned himself very quickly,” said Garcia, who left immediately after the race to catch a flight back to Florida.

Never seriously challenged, TAQARUB set a pace of 22.81, 45.78 and 57.23, got stronger as the race went on and was an 8 ¼-length winner in 1:09.26.

“Alan (Garcia) did a great job recovering when he bobbled at the start,” said Art Magnuson, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who is also wintering at Gulfstream Park . “We’re pointing him toward the Fred “Cappy” Capossela next ($65,000, six furlongs, 3yos, February 15), but he could go to Florida at any time.”

Magnuson said that the race reminded the winning connections of BobWitham, a verteran horseman who worked for Shadwell until his death on December 17. The 65-year-old Witham, who helped develop such horses as 2006 Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, died as the result of injuries suffered in a spill from his pony.

“With the Shadwell connection, we’re all thinking about Bob Witham,” Magnuson said.




HASTY TREND

Thursday, January 15, 2009

HASTY TREND was favored to made his second start a winning one and he did not disappoint in the 8th race at Santa Anita going six furlongs over the Pro Ride surface.

The 3-year-old INTIDAB colt has keen early foot and with the other speed inside, he was able to press from the outside. He put away the leader at the top of the stretch and he drew away to win by by four lengths.

HASTY TREND was produced by the Mr. Greeley mare, Gone to Boston and he was bred in Florida by Newchance Farm. He races for Cornejo Racing Inc. and he is trained by Jeff Mullins




TIPPETARIUS

Thursday, January 15, 2009

TIPPETARIUS challenged around the turn and through the stretch to win the opener on the card at Los Alamitos going four and one-half furlongs over the fast track.

The 4-year-old son of DUMAANI was away smartly from post four, but the favorite got away faster and opened up a length and one-half lead. TIPPETARIUS began to close around the turn and he flew past the leader at the top of the stretch. Ridden out to the wire, he won by three and one-half lengths.

TIPPETARIUS races for the partnership of Chuck Risho and his trainer Dennis Ward. A consistent performer, he has won or placed in eight of his ten starts. Bred in California by Tiffani Howard, he was produced by the L'Natural mare, Just Call Me Pinky.




FIRST FOAL BY CLASSIC WINNER JAZIL

The first reported foal by Belmont S.-G1 winner JAZIL was born Sunday, January 11, at Calumet Farm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bred by Calumet, the bay colt is out of the Mineshaft mare, Art Affair, who is out of Calumet’s Athenia H.-G3 winner Antoniette, by Nicholas.

JAZIL won the 2006 Belmont S., and his half-sister Rags to Riches won the 2007 edition en route to earning an Eclipse Award as Champion 3-Year-Old Filly. Their dam, Better Than Honour, was named 2007 Broodmare of the Year and later sold for a world-record $14 million at Fasig-Tipton in November, 2008.




FIRST FOAL by HORSE OF THE YEAR INVASOR

The first reported foal by Horse of the Year INVASOR was born
Sunday, January 11, at Shadwell Farm.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bred by Shadwell, the bay colt is out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare, AbbyRoad. She is out of a winning half-sister to Leading Sire Unbridled’s Song. Abby Road will be bred back to Shadwell stallion Daaher.

INVASOR won Eclipse Awards as Champion Older Male and Horse of the Yearfor 2006, following victories in the Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1, Whitney-G1, Pimlico Special-G1, and Suburban-G1. He won the 2007 Donn H.-G1 and Dubai World Cup-G1 before injury forced his retirement to stud at Shadwell.




HABAYA WINS G3 MIESQUE STAKES

The 17th Turf Festival at Hollywood Park began Friday and in the co-feature, Shadwell Farm's HABAYA closed from mid-pack under Richard Migliore to win the $113,800 Miesque Stakes (G3) by three-quarters of a length over Internallyflawless.

Friday, November 28, 2008
Courtesy of Hollywood Park
The 17th Turf Festival at Hollywood Park began Friday and in the co-feature, Shadwell Farm's HABAYA closed from mid-pack under Richard Migliore to win the $113,800 Miesque Stakes (G3) by three-quarters of a length over Internallyflawless. Eloquently was just a nose back in third with favorite Emmy Darling another nose back in fourth in the field of 12 2-year-old fillies.

HABAYA, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, covered one mile on turf in 1:37.07 while rewarding backers with payoffs of $6.80, $4.20 and $3.20. Internallyflawless paid $4.60 and $3.80, while the show payoff on Eloquently was $4.80.

HABAYA, a winner of two of three races, broke her maiden in her career debut in September at Belmont Park, then finished second in the Jessamine at Keeneland in October. All of her starts have been on turf.

"We're going to space out her races a little bit, look after her, and have big goals in mind next summer like the American Oaks," said Neal McLaughlin, assistant trainer to his brother. "I really feel like she is a filly that wants to go a mile and one-quarter. Our main worry was the mile might be a little short for her because she really is bred to go a mile and one-eighth or a mile and one-quarter."

HABAYA, a daughter of Storm Cat out of champion Golden Apples, banked $73,800 to raise her earnings to $135,000.




QE II CHALLENGE CUP WINNER ALWAJEEHA RETIRED

ALWAJEEHA, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) on October 11 at Keeneland Race Course, has been retired to owner-breeder Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Shadwell Farm in Lexington.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Courtesy of the Thoroughbred Times
by Jeff Lowe
ALWAJEEHA, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) on October 11 at Keeneland Race Course, has been retired to owner-breeder Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Shadwell Farm in Lexington.

The three-year-old filly by Dixieland Band out of Ridaa, by Seattle Slew, came out of a workout on October 24 at Keeneland with filling in an ankle, Shadwell General Manager Rick Nichols said.
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SAHM FILLY MARAM WINS THE BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLES TURF

Maram made a powerful move in late stretch and then held off a determined Heart Shaped in the final strides to capture the $1,035,080 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday at the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Courtesy of the Thoroughbred Times
by Steve Bailey
Trainer Chad Brown, co-owner Karen Woods, and jockey Jose Lezcano all made the most of their first trips to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Maram made a powerful move in late stretch and then held off a determined Heart Shaped in the final strides to capture the $1,035,080 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday at the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park.

The SAHM filly out of the Quest for Fame (GB) mare American Dreamer,
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ALWAJEEHA WINS THE G1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP

Jockey John Velazquez returned to action Saturday at Keeneland after being injured in a fall eight days ago and guided Alwajeeha to an upset victory in the $500,000,  Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Courtesy of Keeneland:

Jockey John Velazquez returned to action Saturday at Keeneland after being injured in a fall eight days ago and guided Alwajeeha to an upset victory in the $500,000,  Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

The daughter of Dixieland Band caught Storm Mesa, the pacesetter, with a quarter of a mile remaining and then fought off the on-rushing Backseat Rhythm and My Princess Jess for the win.

“The filly did it great,” said Velazquez.  “We wanted to be close to the lead.  After that, every time I asked her for a little more she kept giving it to me.  I was very, very impressed with her.”

Alwajeeha finished  1 ¼ lengths in front of runner-up Backseat Rhythm, winner of the Garden City (G1) in her previous start.  It was a neck back to third-place My Princess Jess.

Both Backseat Rhythm and My Princess Jess had finished in front of Alwajeeha in the Garden City, which was run on a yielding turf course.  The turf was firm Saturday and Alwajeeha ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.09.

Alwajeeha is owned by Sheik Hamdan al Maktoum’s Shadwell Stable and is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.  She showed her affinity for the Keeneland turf course in the spring by winning the Appalachian (G3) at one mile.

The winner improved her record to three wins in nine starts and increased her earnings to $486,927 with the winner’s purse of $310,000. 




SHAKIS WINS BERNARD BARUCH FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

Shadwell Stable's Shakis got a flawless ride from red-hot jockey Alan Garcia to run past unsuspecting War Monger and go on to a repeat victory in the 50th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at nine furlongs on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Courtesy of NYRA

Shadwell Stable's Shakis got a flawless ride from red-hot jockey Alan Garcia to run past unsuspecting War Monger and go on to a repeat victory in the 50th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at nine furlongs on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course.

The Bernard Baruch was part of a 12-race card, featuring the 139th running of the Grad 1, $1 million Traver Stakes presented by Shadwell Farm.

With his one-length victory, the 8-year-old, Irish-bred Machiavellian horse became only the third horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Bernard Baruch, joining Win (1984-1985) and Hap (2000-2001).

"He's very sound and he trains good," said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin of his third winner on the Travers Day card. "We just wish they ran the Bernard Baruch twice a year."

"He's really been unlucky. His first race back, he was 10-wide at Keeneland. Then, we went to Pimlico and he had a rough trip. He ran back in three weeks on short rest going 10 furlongs. (But) this is what he wants to do. Alan did a great job."

If Shakis had been unlucky before, that wasn't the case on Saturday.

With Thorn Song on the lead, the timer went in 23.40, 48.17, 1:11.67 and 1:35.26. But War Monger was a strong second throughout and took the lead easily. He just never saw Shakis, who had come from eighth to win in 1:46.78.

"I didn't think we had any chance at the top of the stretch," McLaughlin said. "I was afraid that they weren't going fast enough up front; I was looking for a faster pace."

"This just worked out great. This is very special because so many people from Shadwell are here because they are sponsoring the Travers. That makes it special. They are great people to work for. There are like 30 people from Shadwell, and for many of them, this is there first (Saratoga) experience. Sheikh Hamdan (bin Rashid al Maktoum) is a great owner and it is nice to win for people who are so good to you."

Another who was good to McLaughlin was Garcia. Shakis was his fourth winner of the afternoon.

"I'm very happy," Garcia said. "Mr. McLaughlin has done a wonderful job with this horse. He gave me the instructions and told me to forget about his last two races. He's in better form. He was flying at the end. Everything went as planned."




MAYBE SHADWELL STABLEs ABRAAJ IS JUST A GOOD SPORT

... the favorite tested the patience of Saratoga Race Course’s 27,297 fans as well as jockey Alan Garcia’s resolve before finally getting his act together to win the six-furlong sprint by 2 ½-lengths over First Defence in 1:10.23 on the fast main track.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Courtesy of NYRA

He didn’t want to make Saturday afternoon’s 24th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt look too easy.

So, he didn’t.

Instead, the favorite tested the patience of Saratoga Race Course’s 27,297 fans as well as jockey Alan Garcia’s resolve before finally getting his act together to win the six-furlong sprint by 2 ½-lengths over First Defence in 1:10.23 on the fast main track.

The 5-year-old Carson City colt, benefitting from the absence of undefeated Bustin Stones, who was forced to scratch in the morning because of a deep stone bruise, recorded his fifth win in 13 starts, and automatically earned a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at six furlongs at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet on Saturday, October 25.

It was no surprise that Garcia would take ABRAAJ back off of Sammarco’s pace of 22.06, 44.57 and 56.98, and the majority of Saratoga’s fans eagerly waited for a big run.

And waited. . . and waited. . .

“I wasn’t worried about the first quarter,” said 'ABRAAJ's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin. “At the three-eighths pole, because Alan had to scrub on him a little bit to kick him in, I was worried. Once he started running, I thought the leader had to slow down. I felt good at the quarter-pole.”

Most of the fans felt better, too, as ABRAAJ kicked clear and returned $5.40 to win.

Since running eighth in the Vanderbilt in 2007, ABRAAJ has benefitted from time off and a spacing of races. He came back to the races in May, posted a win, and then was a game third in the Grade 2 True North at Belmont Park on June 7. Now, he automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on October 25 because he won the A.G. Vanderbilt.

“ABRAAJ needed time off from the Vanderbilt last year,” McLaughlin said. “The time off did him good. He put on weight, he looks great and sound. We have two nice sprinters for the same owners; we are glad to have Lucky Island in the same barn waiting for the Forego (Grade 1, $250,000, seven furlongs, Saratoga, August 30). We might run them both in the Forego, we don’t know. It’s great for a trainer and owner to know that they are in (for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint). They don’t have to worry about points or graded earnings. When you’re in, you can adjust your schedule accordingly.”

Said Garcia: “I am very proud of my horse. He finished very strong. I don’t know why he wasn’t running smooth early. When I started riding him, he finally started to get going. Then, he just kept going and ran very, very good.”

First Defence, who won the Grade 3 Jaipur on the grass back at Belmont Park by a head, gave a solid accounting of himself in his return to dirt.

“I had a perfect trip,” said jockey Javier Castellano. “I had a beautiful trip. I was right where I wanted to be today - right off the speed.

“They went pretty fast and they came back to me. I think he ran a pretty good race. I think he was second -best today. I got the jump at the quarter pole and the other horse was just much the best. He went around me four- or five- wide on the turn and still he got to the wire in front.”

Sammarco held for third by a nose over Thor’s Echo, the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion, Black Seventeen and E Z Warrior.




NORTHERN KRAZE WINS 250000 DOLLARS WONDER WHERE

NORTHERN KRAZE rallied gamely in the final furlong to capture Saturday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment

NORTHERN KRAZE rallied gamely in the final furlong to capture Saturday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine.

The 1 ¼-mile turf event is the third jewel of the Triple Tiara series for three-year-old fillies, foaled in Canada.

NORTHERN KRAZE wore down 15-1 shot Roses ‘n’ Wine in the final 40 yards to tally her first career added-money event by three-quarters of a length. Money My Honey, the 3-1 favorite, finished third, almost 11 lengths behind the runner-up.

The running time, over a ‘yielding’ course, was 2:06.78.

Jockey Chantal Sutherland said she was concerned early that the Mark Frostad trainee was too eager.

“Around the hairpin, I was concerned,” said Sutherland. “I had a good hold and she was responding to me.”

Up the backstretch, Roses ‘n’ Wine was the clear leader in the 12-horse field. NORTHERN KRAZE made a quick move to the front-runner’s inside. The early bid was quickly repelled by Roses ‘n’ Wine, who cantered away from her rival.

Late on the second turn, Sutherland guided NORTHERN KRAZE to the outside for a second shot at the Dave Bell-trained leader. She needed most of the stretch to pass the stubborn runner-up.

The Wonder Where was the second consecutive victory for the filly, who is owned by Frostad and Anderson Farms.

The filly’s stock is on the rise, considering one month ago, the daughter of ALJABR was still a zero-for-6 maiden. On July 1, after three straight defeats over Woodbine’s Polytrack, NORTHERN KRAZE broke her maiden in style. The event proved to be a perfect confidence-booster heading into the Wonder Where.

“She’s turf and proved it today,” said co-owner Bob Anderson. “We tried her on the Poly and she really didn’t want any part of it.”

Frostad said she won’t be returning to the synthetic surface.

“We’re not going to go back to the Poly,” affirmed Frostad. “Chantal did a great job relaxing her. She came on strong at the end and ran a great race.”

Anderson, who bred the filly, said the victory was special.

“It’s very special. I’ve been friends with (Mark Frostad) since we were kids,” he said. “I couldn’t get a bid on this one at the sale. I threw my arm up, trying to get it started. I ended up with it. (Mark) said, ‘I quite liked her. I’ll take half.’ Early on, he said this filly is special.”

The bay filly showed flashes of greatness on the turf as a two-year-old. In her second career start, she finished a close fourth against seasoned colts and geldings, defeated just one length, in the Cup & Saucer.

NORTHERN KRAZE increased her earnings to $238,635.




ALJABR TO STAND IN CANADA IN 2009

ALJABR will stand the 2009 season at Ascot Stud at Berkshire Stables in Ontario, Canada. His stud fee will remain $3,500.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

July 5, 2008:
ALJABR TO STAND IN CANADA IN 2009
ALJABR will stand the 2009 season at Ascot Stud at Berkshire Stables in Ontario, Canada. His stud fee will remain $3,500.




LUCKY ISLAND WINS G2 TOM FOOL HANDICAP

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Courtesy of NYRA

Lucky Island’s development as one of the nation’s top sprinters continued Friday afternoon at Belmont Park as Shadwell Stable’s 4-year-old Argentina-bred ran away from four rivals and easily won the 34th edition of the Grade 2, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for three-year-olds and up at seven furlongs.

The co-feature on an Independence Day card at Belmont – Any Limit won the Grade 2 First Flight one race earlier -- the Tom Fool became Lucky Island’s fourth straight victory and fifth in six starts. Getting a great jump at the start under jockey Alan Garcia, Lucky Island kept a length ahead of Tasteyville on the muddy track through splits of 22.84; 45.37 and 1:09.58.

When Garcia asked for a bit more, Lucky Island obliged by opening up for a 4 ¼-length victory in 1:22.73

“You know, he broke so sharp, that was the key,” said winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “We thought we might be cleared, but Alan (Garcia) did a great job of getting him away from there. He always had a lot of horse. He’s a very, very VERY nice horse. We are so happy with him.”

Next, McLaughlin said he would point Lucky Island to Saratoga Race Course’s Grade 1, $250,000 Forego Handicap for three-year-olds and up at seven furlongs on Saturday, August 30.

“My horse was so sharp and he broke so good,” Garcia said. “I had a ton of horse all the way around. When I asked him at the end, he acted like the race was just starting again. I was so confident with him. He had a little adjusting to do from Argentina, but now he loves it here.”

Tasteyville held for second, with Premium Wine, Starforaday and Council Member trailing. Not For Money was scratched.




LUCKY ISLAND WINS G2 BOLD RULER HANDICAP

Shadwell Stable’s LUCKY ISLAND, an Argentina-bred with a promising future, became a graded stakes winner Saturday afternoon, catching up to front-running Man of Danger in mid-stretch and then accelerating for a 2 1/4-length victory in the 33rd running of the Grade 2, $109,100 Bold Ruler Handicap for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Belmont Park’s fast main track.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Courtesy of NYRA

Shadwell Stable’s LUCKY ISLAND, an Argentina-bred with a promising future, became a graded stakes winner Saturday afternoon, catching up to front-running Man of Danger in mid-stretch and then accelerating for a 2 1/4-length victory in the 33rd running of the Grade 2, $109,100 Bold Ruler Handicap for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Belmont Park’s fast main track.

In winning for the third straight time and fourth time in five lifetime starts, the 4-year-old Lucky Roberto colt turned in a professional performance that figures to be the building block on big career.

Under jockey Alan Garcia, LUCKY ISLAND sat off of Man of Danger, who broke from the rail to set a pace of 21.95, 45.06 and 56.79 But when LUCKY ISLAND challenged the pacesetter, he took the lead without a fight and went on to win in 1:09.14 on a track that started off “good” and was “fast” by midafternoon.

 “He’s a nice horse,” Garcia said. Kiaran (McLaughlin, trainer) did a great job with this horse. I thought he was the best horse coming into the race, and the race set up for me really, really good. My horse was a little slow early, but I managed to save ground. Turning for home, I knew I had the best horse.”

LUCKY ISLAND’s only loss came in December at Calder, when he stumbled and lost all chance in a 6 ½-furlong sprint. He ran seventh.

“The first time we ran him, he bled,” said McLaughlin, who took over the training of LUCKY ISLAND from Argentine trainer Jorge Myansky Neer.

“We were thinking of sending him to Dubai, which is why he ran without Lasix. Now, he is 3-for-3 for us on Lasix. This was a big step up from a `two other than.’ He proved he belonged. He looked great in there. By the fall, we could stretch him out. We’ll keep him sprinting for now.”  




One leading breeding farm and two venerable stakes will be linked in 2008 as Shadwell Farm becomes the presenting sponsor for the New York Racing Association’s Travers Stakes (G1) and Suburban Handicap (G1) through 2009.   The two races account for 259 runnings and boast stakes histories crowded with champions, classic winners and Hall of Fame horses.

“Shadwell Farm is proud to announce its partnership with the New York Racing Association by sponsoring both the Grade 1 Suburban Handicap and the Grade 1 Travers Stakes.  Shadwell has been supportive of New York racing and anxiously look forward to our involvement both at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course as a wonderful honor and an exciting new experience,” said Rick Nichols, Shadwell Farm Vice President and General Manager.

Gavin Landry, NYRA Senior Vice President, Sales and Market Development, said, “Beyond the seven-figure investment that Shadwell has made in New York racing, what is most important is Shadwell’s commitment to a partnership with NYRA and the desire to associate with the NYRA brand, representing the best racing in the world.”

Oldest of the country’s three-year-old races and centerpiece of the prestigious Saratoga Race Course season, the $1 million, mile-and-a-quarter Travers Stakes presented by Shadwell Farm,  will be run for the 139th time on Saturday, August 23 and be televised nationwide on ESPN.

First run in 1884, the Suburban Handicap has long been one of the signature handicap races in America and figured prominently in the resume of Shadwell Stable’s 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor.  The 122nd running of the $400,000, mile-and-a-quarter Suburban Handicap presented by Shadwell Farm will be at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 28.

Located in the limestone rich soil of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Shadwell Farm has produced a remarkable array of talented runners, including winners of nine classic races, as a result of assembling all the necessary ingredients for a top-notch program worldwide. Shadwell is home to many of the world's top broodmares as well as a roster of leading stallions at its nearby Nashwan Stud.  Last year Shadwell Stable’s Daaher won the Hill ‘N’ Dale Cigar Mile, the final Grade 1 stake on the NYRA calendar. 




DAAHER RETIRES TO SHADWELL FARM

Grade 1 winner DAAHER has been retired from racing and will stand in 2008 at Shadwell Farm’s Nashwan Stud in Lexington.

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Awesome Again colt out of multiple stakes winner Irish Cherry, by Irish Open, will stand for $30,000. DAAHER is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Spun Sugar.

Rick Nichols, Shadwell Farm’s vice president and general manager, said the decision to retire DAAHER was made after scintigraphy revealed torn and injured ligaments in the colt’s right front ankle. Campaigned by Shadwell Stable, DAAHER finished third in the Stymie Handicap on March 1 at Aqueduct.

“He lugged in the first half of that race pretty severely,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. “We had to think something was bothering him. There was no inflammation or heat in the ankle, but further tests diagnosed the problem.”

McLaughlin believes DAAHER was also bothered by the injury during an unplaced finish in the Donn Handicap (G1) in his season debut on February 2 at Gulfstream Park.

“He was blowing hard after that race, like something wasn’t right,” McLaughlin said. “It was all very uncharacteristic of him.”

A career earner of $455,163, DAAHER won four of his nine starts. The colt concluded his three-year-old season in 2007 with three consecutive wins, including back-to-back victories at one mile in the Jerome Handicap (G2) on October 7 at Belmont Park and the Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) on November 24 at Aqueduct.

DAAHER also finished third in the ’07 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown at Fort Erie.

“DAAHER has natural speed and was most effective at a mile,” Nichols said. “He is an outstanding looking horse, and he has a pedigree that completes the package.

“We are sad to see DAAHER’s racing career cut short, but his career at stud has a tremendous upside.”




Grade 1 SW DAAHER Retired

Friday, March 07, 2008

Shadwell Stable’s DAAHER, brilliant winner of last’s year Cigar Mile-G1, has been retired from racing and will enter stud for the 2008 season at Shadwell’s Nashwan Stud.

Rick Nichols, Vice President and General Manager of Shadwell Farm, said that the decision was made to retire DAAHER after scintigraphy revealed torn and injured ligaments in his right front ankle. The colt had most recently finished a surprising third in last Saturday’s Stymie H. at Aqueduct. “He lugged in the last half of that race pretty severely, ” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “We had to think something was bothering him. There was no inflammation or heat in the ankle, but further tests diagnosed the problem.”

McLaughlin added that he believes DAAHER was hindered by the injury in the Feb. 2 Donn H.- G1 as well. “He was blowing hard after that race, like something wasn’t right – it was all very uncharacteristic of him,” said McLaughlin.

Last year as a 3-year-old, DAAHER went from an impressive Belmont maiden win to take on Canada’s top 3-year-olds, finishing on the board in both the Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales S. He then posted an eye-popping 13 3/4-length win in an allowance race at Saratoga and won Belmont’s Jerome H-G2 in front-running style.

In one of the year’s best performances, DAAHER proved himself a top miler winning the Cigar Mile-G1 over older horses, including subsequent Champion Sprinter
Midnight Lute.

Purchased by Shadwell from the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, DAAHER (Awesome Again – Irish Cherry, by Irish Open) is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Spun Sugar. Their dam, a stakes winner of six races, sold for $800,000 at the 2006 Keeneland November Sale.

“DAAHER has natural speed and was most effective at a mile. He is an outstanding looking horse, and he has a pedigree that completes the package,” said Rick Nichols. “We are sad to see DAAHER’s racing career cut short, but his career at stud has a tremendous upside.”

DAAHER will stand for $30,000 live foal. For more information contact Kent Barnes at Nashwan Stud (859) 224-4585.




Taking a strong stand against what he sees as troubling trends in the breeding industry, Sheikh Hamdan has decided to limit the first-year books of both his Horse of the Year Invasor and classic winner Jazil to 85 mares each.

The movement toward books of 150 and more mares demand that stallions often be bred as many as four times a day, which Rick Nichols, vice president and general manager of Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Farm near Lexington, said “is just the wrong thing to do. “We don’t feel that’s right for the horse,” Nichols explained, adding that Sheikh Hamdan “first and foremost, always does what’s best for the horse.” Without realistic limits, “you sacrifice your horse for the economics of your operation and we don’t believe in doing that.”

Many farms encourage huge books for their young stallions because if the horses don’t get a grade I winner in their first crop, they are not considered commercially viable anymore. The increased numbers may lead to increased chances at that measure of success as well as generate immediate revenue through stud fees. However, Nichols said Sheikh Hamdan believes that if it takes 200 mares to produce a grade I winner for a sire, “then that horse is not good enough.” Nichols and Sheikh Hamdan also are concerned that stallions that cover large numbers of mares may sire more weak offspring in general than those that do not.

Furthermore, the trend toward huge books for some stallions means that others that may be worthy are not getting enough opportunities, a trend that eventually will lead to less diversity in the breed. “If Mr. Prospector and Danzig were to go to stud today, neither would get a full book because their race records weren’t strong enough,” Nichols said. “Sheikh Hamdan is a very good steward of our breed and he sees things that we’re not doing right. We’re developing a breed that’s very closely related,” he continued. “All of us in this industry need to take a step back and see what we’re doing to the breed and stop looking at our pocketbooks.”

Argentine-bred Invasor, a son of Candy Stripes, will stand his first season next year for $35,000, while Jazil, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner by Seeking the Gold who is a half brother to Belmont winner Rags to Riches, will stand for $12,500. Sheikh Hamdan will support both stallions with his own mares, although matings have not been determined yet, Nichols said.




RACIN EXPRESS

Friday, February 08, 2008

RACIN EXPRESS, the 5-year-old son of KAYRAWAN, overcame traffic trouble with a solid stretch run to win the 6th race at Sam Houston Park going a mile and seventy yards over the fast main track.

RACIN EXPRESS raced five lengths or more off the lead until the running began on the far turn. He was full of run but there was nowhere to go. There was no other choice but to move to the far outside. With clear sailing, he caught the leaders inside the eight pole and rolled on by on his way to win by more than four lengths.

Owned and campaigned by Darlene Lind, he was bred by Inside Move Inc. in Texas. He is out of the Prized mare, Highly Regarded.




SHADWELL STABLE EARNS ECLIPSE AWARD AS OUTSTANDING OWNER

Although Jazil’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victory and Invasor’s Horse of the Year campaign in 2006 resulted in a banner year for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stable, 2007 had more than its share of triumphs as well. Three of the stable’s stars posted grade I victories, and SHADWELL STABLE earned the ECLIPSE AWARD for OUTSTANDING OWNER.....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Courtesy of the NTRA

Although Jazil’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victory and Invasor’s Horse of the Year campaign in 2006 resulted in a banner year for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stable, 2007 had more than its share of triumphs as well. Three of the stable’s stars posted grade I victories, and SHADWELL STABLE earned the ECLIPSE AWARD for OUTSTANDING OWNER..... click here for more, including video

SHADWELL'S LAHUDOOD NAMED CHAMPION TURF FEMALE!

Expectations for LAHUDOOD in 2007 were relatively low, but the filly soared above them to become a grade I winner and a turf champion. The homebred daughter of Singspiel, out of Rahayeb (by Arazi), captured 188 first-place votes to claim the female turf crown.....click here for more, including video




NO ALLEGIANCE

Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 30, 2007:
NO ALLEGIANCE
, the 5-year-old son of KAYRAWAN, took the field wire-to-wire in the opener on the Aqueduct card going six furlongs over the inner track which was rated good on the day.

Setting a solid pace, he opened up through the stretch to win by nearly two lengths.

NO ALLEGIANCE was bred in New York by John Pregman, Jr., who is also his trainer. He races for John Pregman in partnership with Avastar LLC. He is out of the Hostage mare, Hostile Fleet.




MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER MUSTANFAR RETIRED
Multiple graded stakes winner and G1-placed MUSTANFAR suffered a soft tissue injury to his left front ankle and has been retired to Shadwell Farm.

Winner of over $625,000, the Shadwell homebred by Unbridled, MUSTANFAR won or placed in nine graded stakes on dirt, turf, and synthetic surface. A very consistent performer, MUSTANFAR won Belmont’s Lexington S.-G3, defeated older horses in Keeneland’s Sycamore S.-G3, was second four times in graded stakes by a total of one length, in addition to a half-length third in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park H.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin indicated that MUSTANFAR didn’t always enjoy the best of racing luck saying, “really, he has always run well, but it’s just been one thing or another, he’s never really had a bad race.”

Breaking his maiden in his second start at two, MUSTANFAR, won or placed in graded stakes at seven different race tracks, placing in Tampa Bay Derby-G3, Hall of Fame H.-G2, Saranac H.-G3, Ben Ali H.-G3, Dominion Day H.-G3, and the Washington Park H.-G2.

MUSTANFAR is by Unbridled, sire of current leading sires Broken Vow, Unbridled’s Song, and first-crop G1 sire Empire Maker. His dam, Manwah, is by Lyphard and is a half-sister to Champions Nashwan and Unfuwain, as well as top first crop sire Nayef, all out of the legendary broodmare Height of Fashion. A family that continues to succeed at the highest level, Shadwell’s
recent Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf-G1 winner Lahudood is out of another granddaughter of Height of Fashion.

MUSTANFAR joins additional first year stallions INVASOR and JAZIL at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. He will stand the 2008 season for a fee of $3,000 live foal.




INGLES

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November 14, 2007:
INGLES
, the 7-year-old son of KAYRAWAN, turned in his thirty-fourth top three finished he earned his sixteenth victory in the 5th race at Hoosier Park going five and one-half furlongs over fast main track.

INGLES was at the back of the pack through the opening quarter. He set off for the leaders with two furlongs left to the wire. He split horses at the top of the stretch and closed stoutly to take lead inside the eighth pole and draw away to win by nearly two lengths.

INGLES races for Kendra Awsumb and he is trained by Carmelo Mendoza. Bred in Kentucky by Shadow Stud LLC, he is out of the Danzig mare, Atuf.




PRIME INDICATOR

Friday, October 12, 2007

October 12, 2007:
PRIME INDICATOR
, the 4-year-old son of KAYRAWAN, was the easiest of winners in the 6th race at Hoosier Park going five and one-half furlongs over the fast main track.

Stalking the leader down the backstretch, PRIME INDICATOR took the lead midway around the turn and took a three length advantage into the stretch. He was never challenged thereafter and he coasted in to win by four and one-half lengths.

PRIME INDICATOR has finished in the top three eleven times in nineteen career starts. He races for Gary Spragg and he is trained by Steve Manley. Bred in Texas by Ken Quirk and Linda Quirk, he is out of the Green Dancer mare, Emerald Bracelet.




WOLFE BE SALTY

Thursday, September 27, 2007

September 7, 2007:
WOLFE BE SALTY,
the son of KAYRAWAN, won the 2nd race at Retama Park by nearly two lengths going six furlongs over the fast main track.

WOLFE BE SALTY was sent to the lead from post position four. Engaged on the outside, he shook off that rival two furlongs from home and didn't let anyone else get closer than his winning margin.

WOLFE BE SALTY races for Frank P. Mieschwietz and he is trained by Tommie Morgan. Produced by the Salt Dome mare, Miss Salty Dawg, he was bred in Texas by Tracey D. Wolfe.




INGLES

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

August 14, 2007:
INGLES
, the son of KAYRAWAN, was favored by the crowd at Fairmount Park to win the 8th race and he did not disappoint, rolling in from off the pace with a rousing stretch run to win the six furlong contest.

Rating midpack for the run down the backstretch, he began to close around the turn. Moving out to the six path at the top of the stretch, he took off after switching leads and flew past the leaders and went on to win by two and one-quarter lengths.

INGLES races for Ronald Warchol and his trainer, John Cox. Bred in Kentucky by Shadow Stud LLC, he is the first foal from the Danzig mare, Atuf.




PRIME INDICATOR

Monday, June 18, 2007

JUNE 18, 2007:
PRIME INDICATOR
did let the sloppy going bother him, as he galloped in the easiest of winners in the 5th race at Prairie Meadows going five and one-half furlongs.

The 4-year-old KAYRAWAN gelding was the outside horse in a three horse pace battle from the break. He ran the opposition off their feet around the turn and opened up under a hand ride through the stretch to win by three lengths.

PRIME INDICATOR is owned by Maggi Moss and he is trained by Dick Clark. Bred in Texas by Ken Quirk and Linda Quirk, he is out of the Green Dancer mare, Emerald Bracelet.




ANIMATION MASTER

Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1, 2007

ANIMATION MASTER (00 c, o/o Ly Dawg, by Lyphard) opened the month of June with his fourth known victory in Macau. At the Taipa racecourse, he took on a field of 10 rivals and held them all at bay to win by three-quarters of a length. The race, contested over good ground, was run over 1300 meters, or about 6 1/2 furlongs. Bred in the U.S., ANIMATION MASTER is trained by Y.K. Lau. The son of KAYRAWAN was originally named Itsallkarma.




MORIAH

Monday, May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

MORIAH (02 f, o/o Thebesticouldbe, by Lomond) registered her second win of 2007 when she captured a six furlong sprint at Will Rogers Downs in excellent time. The daughter of KAYRAWAN broke on top, set all the pace, and held everyone at bay to cross the wire 3 1/2 lengths the best as the favorite. She got the six furlongs in a stellar 1:09 3/5. Bred in Oklahoma by Kevin Robert Teeman, MORIAH races as a homebred for Kevin and Robert Teeman. Her training is handled by Joe S. Offolter.




SKYWAN CLASSIC

Monday, March 05, 2007

March 5, 2007

SKYWAN CLASSIC (02 c, o/o Rising Sky, by Sky Classic) demolished a maiden field at Will Rogers Downs. The betting favorite broke well and settled midpack in the 5 1/2 furlong maiden. He closed on the outside, sailing by the leaders and drawing clear to win by 6 1/4 lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Thomas M. McCann, SKYWAN CLASSIC was a $23,000 Keeneland September yearling. He is owned and trained by John Ness.




MORIAH

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February 18, 2007

Oklahoma-bred MORIAH (02 f, o/o Thebesticouldbe, by Lomond) took her show on the road to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and found the winner's circle. She broke on top and dueled for the lead throughout the six furlong race. It was in the stretch that she was finally able to put away the pesky rival, still holding the win safe from a new challenger in an extremely determined effort. The daughter of KAYRAWAN won by a final margin of a neck. Bred in Oklahoma by Kevin Robert Teeman, MORIAH races as a homebred for Kevin and Robert Teeman. She is trained by Joe S. Offolter.




PRIME INDICATOR

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February 18, 2007

PRIME INDICATOR (03 c, o/o Emerald Bracelet, by Green Dancer) was the second winner of the day for his sire at Oaklawn Park, capturing a 5 1/2 furlong maiden contest. He went to post as the favorite in spite of breaking from the extreme outside. He immediately put pressure on the frontrunner and took command coming into the stretch. The chestnut turned back another opponent in late stretch to prevail by a neck as the co-highweight. Ken and Linda Quirk bred PRIME INDICATOR in Texas. A graduate of the 2004 Texas August yearling sale, the son of KAYRAWAN is owned by Marvin W. Jones and is trained by Allen Milligan.




BIG K

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

January 1, 2007

BIG K (02 c, o/o Bold an Fast, by Personal Flag) started the new year in style for sire KAYRAWAN by winning on New Year's Day. Going 6 1/2 furlongs over the all weather track at Turfway Park, the freshly-minted 5-year-old was outrun early and took his time at the back of the pack. He made a bold move while four wide on the turn and closed furiously. He flew past the field in late stretch for a half-length triumph. Bred in Kentucky by Tim Napier, BIG K races for Jason Cook, Michael Hulett, and James McDonald. Co-owner Jason G. Cook trains the five-time winner.