Denali Stud Consigns Twelve for Historic Saratoga Sale
Friday, August 06, 2021

  Fasig-Tipton is celebrating “The Sale of a Century” in 2021 when the Saratoga Sale returns to its historic stomping ground. Denali Stud is fortunate to consign twelve yearlings as part of what promises to be an incredibly special auction, and a unique opportunity for buyers to purchase some of the best bred yearlings in […]

Malathaat wins the Longines Kentucky Oaks
Monday, May 17, 2021

  Denali sales graduate Malathaat rallied from a stalking position to win the 147th running of the Gr. I Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on the last Friday in April. She was the 5-2 morning-line favorite and went off as such at post time. She fought tooth and nail with another undefeated filly, Search Results, […]

Malathaat Wins G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland
Monday, April 05, 2021

  Malathaat kicked off her 2021 campaign with an impressive victory in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon. Her next start will come in the Kentucky Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin emerged from a four-month layoff to remain undefeated in her fourth career start, screaming through the stretch to catch […]

Travel Column Wins Fair Grounds Oaks
Friday, March 26, 2021

  With little speed in the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), jockey Florent Geroux allowed OXO Equine’s Travel Column to sit just off the pace through easy fractions March 20 before opening up in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots stretch. The 3-year-old Frosted filly cruised home to win the 1 1/16-mile race […]

$550,000 Pair Top OBS March Sale
Thursday, March 18, 2021

  Topping the day were two juveniles purchased for $550,000 each. The first to reach that mark was hip 48, a colt by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms stallion Violence out of Lemon Belle. Bred in Kentucky by Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds, the colt’s page was one of the more impressive in the catalogue, as his second […]

Idol Wins Santa Anita Handicap
Friday, March 12, 2021

A little more distance seemed to be what Idol needed for his first victory in three graded-stakes tries. Or maybe it was his new jockey. With Joel Rosario riding him for the first time, Idol (5-1) moved from seventh place nearing the second turn Saturday, gobbled up ground with big strides through the stretch and got the […]

Knicks Go, Charlatan Square Off in $20M Saudi Cup
Saturday, February 20, 2021

  In an era when timing and spacing are the preferred words and horses only run a handful of times a year, it generally takes some extraordinary circumstances to set up a dazzling showdown. Clearly $20 million falls into the category of an extraordinary circumstance. With a huge treasure chest of cash as the lure […]

Travel Column, Clairiere rematch in Rachel Alexandra
Saturday, February 13, 2021

  Clairiere evinced high quality overcoming a difficult trip to win her career debut last fall, showing her connections enough to earn a start in the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes in November at Churchill Downs. There, Clairiere cleaned up the relatively minor mistakes she’d made first time out, moving smoothly into contention around the […]

Ride A Comet Stars in Tropical Turf
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  A little more than 28 months had passed since the last time Ride a Comet had appeared in a turf race and that absence surely made his heart grow fonder for a start on sod. The 6-year-old son of Candy Ride  made a triumphant return to turf Jan. 9 when he recorded a half-length victory over Casa Creed in the […]

Charlatan Wins Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on Opening Day
Thursday, December 31, 2020

  There have been some great performances in the Malibu Stakes over the years at Santa Anita, but perhaps none better than the show Charlatan put on Saturday during opening day of the track’s 84th winter-spring meet. The anticipated showdown between Nashville, the 6-5 favorite, and Charlatan, the Bob Baffert-trained speed ball, turned into a […]