Month: May 2021Page 1 of 20

Something Different

  “Rosie” Recently, I’ve been riding Rosie in the small outdoor arena, but this past weekend I opted for the indoor.  It’s been raining for a few days…

Obituary: Hall of Fame Jockey Boulmetis Leaves Legacy

Besides the memories of his long list of top wins on horses like fellow Racing Hall of Famer Tosmah, retired jockey Sam Boulmetis Sr. leaves behind a family…

Godolphin Flying Start Announces 2021-23 Trainees

Eight men and four women from from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States have been accepted into the two-year program. Take all the…

ST Academy Graduates | May 2021

In May 2021, eight Scholars and STudents in the ST Academy from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK, and the US passed a Touchstone in the Scholars Program! (Names…

Monday 31st May, 2021

Very pleasing runs from both Present From Dubai and Methodtothemagic over the weekend.  Present From Dubai (pictured) ran a very pleasing third behind a well-handicapped favourite at Ffos…

Monday 31st May

We send out 6 runners today between Punchestown and Roscommon. Punchestown RECENT REVELATIONS is our first runner of the day on the Swordlestown Beginners Chase. The drop back…

Crazy Beautiful All Class in Summertime Oaks

Shipping in from Kentucky, Crazy Beautiful landed the May 30 Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita Park for owner Phoenix Thoroughbred III and trainer Kenny McPeek Take all…

Mainstay, Half Sister to Vequist, to Debut in Astoria

Swilcan Stable and LC Racing’s Mainstay, a half sister to reigning 2-year-old champion filly Vequist, will make her career debut in the $150,000 Astoria Stakes June 3 at Belmont…

Regal Glory Tops Brown Duo in Intercontinental Stakes

Chad Brown knows how to go the distance in the Intercontinental Stakes (G3T), having saddled three of its seven winners, including the first four home last year. On…

Pletcher to Saddle Jouster, Con Lima in Wonder Again

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle a formidable pair of contenders in Jouster and Con Lima in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G3T), a nine-furlong inner turf…

Favored Beren Romps in Off-the-Turf Paradise Creek

Even-money favorite Beren broke sharp from the innermost post and never wavered, posting a gate-to-wire 10 3/4-length win in the May 29 $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes for 3-year-olds…

Daughter of Gleneagles Wins German One Thousand Guineas

Gleneagles continued his upwardly mobile start to 2021 when his daughter, Novemba, ran out a hugely impressive winner of the May 30 German One Thousand Guineas (G2) at…

Stakes Recap: May 29 Action

Acacia Courtney and Andy Serling look back at Saturday’s graded stakes from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac…

State-Breds the Focus on NY Breeders’ Showcase Day

A special Memorial Day card will see state-breds take center stage May 31 at Belmont Park, with six stakes worth a combined $900,000 highlighting New York Breeders’ Showcase…

Coming up in June

A lot of empowering live classes are coming up in June Groundwork classes Longeing classes Work in hand classes Riding classes Liberty classes Self-mastery classes Weekly ST A…

Favorite Summer Dresses

It’s fall-like weather here in Virginia. I can’t believe how cold it is but we need the rain badly so I’ll take it!  Dreaming of wearing one of…

Sunday 30th May

We head back to Punchestown today with 9 runners. Our first runners of the day are METAL MAN and TULLYBEG in the Ladbrokes Safer Gambling Beginners Chase. Both…

Magic On Tap Makes the Grade in Triple Bend

Homebred Magic On Tap became the latest success for Summer Wind Equine May 29 with a two-length victory in the $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita…

Award Winner Springs Charles Whittingham Upset

Jockey Juan Hernandez threaded the needle perfectly between front-runner and closers to bring Award Winner to the wire on top in the $196,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May…

Smooth Like Strait Chases Grade 1 Win in Shoemaker

Cannon Thoroughbreds’ Smooth Like Strait may be winless in two 2021 starts, but he surely has earned an “A” for effort. Take all the Work out of Currying…

Mighty Heart Winner of Photo Finish in Blame Stakes

Mighty Heart, the second longest shot in the field of six older horses at odds of 9-1, emerged as the nose winner in a three-horse photo with 3-2…

Bombard Leads the Way to Daytona Score

Quick from the gate and head-to-head with speedy Law Abidin Citizen, heavily favored Bombard refused to be denied May 29 in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (G3T) at Santa…

Sainthood Takes Pennine Ridge Despite Surface Switch

A main purpose of a race such as the Pennine Ridge Stakes (G2T) is to provide 3-year-old turfers with a springboard to the much more lucrative $1 million…

Fulsome Claims First Graded Victory in Matt Winn

The son of Into Mischief and Juddmonte Farms’ homebred adds another laurel to an already heralded family. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac…

Mandella Seeks Third Gold Cup With South American-Bred

Richard Mandella has entered Brazilian-bred group 1 winner Royal Ship. The Hall of Fame trainer won two previous editions of the Hollywood Gold Cup with Brazilian-bred Siphon and…