At at the recently concluded Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Stone Farm consigned and sold the top priced mare of the sale for owner Bobby Flay. WHITE HOT (IRE), a 10-year-old daughter of top international sire Galileo, was bought by BBA Ireland for $2.1 million during the opening day of the sale and is in foal to perennial leading sire Into Mischief.
Stone Farm raised and sold SHE FEELS PRETTY finished a strong third in the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf -G1 on day one of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship at Santa Anita. Racing for Lael Stables, the 2-year-old daughter of of Katakontie finished behind HARD TO JUSTIFY and PORTA FORTUNA by a half-length and head. The race was the third career start for SHE FEELS PRETTY.
Lael Stables’ SHE FEELS PRETTY unleashed a powerful kick in the stretch to post a 4 1/2-length win in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Sept. 16. The 2-year-old daughter of Karakontie completed the mile on turf in 1:35.34 – a time slightly faster than colt Carson’s Run posted in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes on the same card. SHE FEELS PRETTY’s victory marked the first Grade 1 win for her trainer Cheryl DeVau.
Journalist Chris McGrath sat down with Arthur Hancock as a part of the on-going Equine Oral History Project entitled Life’s Work, which is a part of the Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. The Nunn Center has been recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection and preservation of oral histories.
Sent off the favorite in the field of six, MR. FISK chased down front runner TAHOE SUNRISE to finish in a deadheat with that rival in the one-mile $125,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar on Sept. 3.
On Aug. 25, 2-year-old TIPSY TALES won the Canadian Juvenile S. going six furlongs on the dirt at Century Mile in Canada Two days later, 4-year-old MOUFFY (pictured left) won the Ellis Park Turf Stakes going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. The victories marked the first blacktype wins for the Stone Farm raised runners.
A homebred racing for John Ed Anthony’s Shortleaf Stable, Whelen Springs won the 1 1/16-mile Iselin Stakes-G3 at Monmouth Park by a half-length after a contintious stretch. Winner of two stakes at Oaklawn Park in 2022, the 4-year-old colt had run second in the Monmouth Cup Stakes-G3 last time out. His victory in the Iselin marked his first Graded stakes win and also the first Graded stakes win for his trainer, Lindsay Schultz.
Three-year-old Solo Album posted her first graded stakes win in the 1 1/16-mile Selene Stakes at Woodbine on July 1. Bred by the late Virginia Kraft Payson’s Payson Stud, Solo Album settled just off the leaders, began making her move in the far turn, then drew clear in the stretchto win by 6 1/4 lengths.
Of the six blacktype races contested at Caterbury Park on June 21 George Strawbridge Jr.’s Augustin Stables won a third of them. REGAL REALM won the Lady Canterbury Stakes and within the hour HIGH FRONT (pictured) took the Dark Star Turf Sprint. Both distaffers are trained by Jonathon Thomas and both were foaled and raised at Stone Farm for long-time client Strawbridge.
After finishing second by a neck in an allowance race at Keeneland in her 4-year-old debut, multiple Graded stakes winner BUBBLE ROCK came back to win the six-=furlong listed License Stakes at Belmont on May 7.