Grade I Winning Sire Fastness Dies at 23

By Melaina Phipps, @BH_MPhipps   Photo: Blood-Horse Library Fastness   Turf specialist and dual grade I-winning stallion Fastness died in July at Timber Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa., from the infirmities of old age, Timber Ridge owner Boggs Shoemaker said. The Irish-bred son of Rousillon was 23.   Bred in Ireland by Ballymacoll Stud Farm, Read more »

Wise Dan Handles Test in Fourstardave Repeat

y Jack Shinar U   Photo: Coglianese Photos   Heavily favored Wise Dan ran his winning streak to eight while rolling to a repeat victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, defeating pacesetter King Kreesa by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 10 (VIDEO). The reigning Horse of the Year, who began Read more »

Princess of Sylmar Crowned Queen of Alabama

By Jack Shinar   Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand Princess of Sylmar rolls to victory in the Alabama Stakes.   Princess of Sylmar likely wrapped up an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old filly with another sharp victory, this time in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course, her third grade I victory Read more »

Ramseys’ Real Solution Takes ‘Million on DQ

  Photo: Four Footed Fotos   By Claire Novak and Jack Shinar   Even when they didn’t win, they couldn’t lose. Ken and Sarah Ramsey capped an unbelievable day Aug. 17 with their third grade I victory when Real Solution was placed first via disqualification in the Arlington Million (VIDEO). Little Mike, last year’s Million Read more »

Jane’s Stake Spotlight

PA-Bred 1-2-3 Finishers July 16-31, 2013                                                July 20: ’10 f PRINCESS OF SYLMAR 1st 300K TVG Coaching Club American Oaks G1 1-1/8M –Saratoga   July 20: ’09 f Evening Show 2nd 100K The Sweet and Sassy 6F – Delaware Park   July 21: ’11 c Hollywood Talent* 3rd 200K Sanford Read more »

Stallion Rockport Harbor Euthanized

By Blood-Horse Staff       Photo: Courtesy Pin Oak Lane Stud Rockport Harbor   Rockport Harbor   was euthanized Aug. 2 at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., due to complications arising from laminitis. A 11-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song  , Rockport Harbor won five of eight career starts for Richard Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, Read more »

Smarty Jones Back in Uruguay for Third Season

By Steve Haskin, @SteveHaskin   Smarty Jones  , who has been shuttling from Northview Stallion Station in Pennsylvania to Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay since 2011, arrived at the South American farm July 31 to begin his third year as a Southern Hemisphere stallion.   “Smarty arrived yesterday at the farm from quarantine,” Claudia Rosas, who Read more »

Sir Shackleton Returns to Stand at Dana Point

By Melaina Phipps, @BH_MPhipps   Representatives from Gayle Gerth’s Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., have announced the return of multiple graded stakes winning stallion Sir Shackleton   for the 2014 breeding season. Sir Shackleton had recently been standing in Indiana.   The stallion entered stud in 2007 at Castleton Lyons near Lexington. He moved to Read more »

Princess of Sylmar Rules in CCA Oaks

By Jack Shinar   Photo: Coglianese Photos Princess of Sylmar leaves the others behind in the Coaching Club American Oaks.   Princess of Sylmar was much the best in the $294,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), adding the July 20 Saratoga Race Course fixture to her earlier win in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Read more »