Candy Ride Colt Graduates a 'Rising Star' at Santa Anita


Though he was a bit chilly on the board for a Bob Baffert-trained, John Velazquez-ridden, $475,000 KEESEP buy by the powerful ownership conglomerate nicknamed The Avengers, Wharton (Candy Ride {Arg}–Her Smile, by Include) earned 'TDN Rising Star'-dom all the same Friday as he left a highly regarded second timer in his wake at Santa Anita.

Fri, 12/31/2021

Value Sires for '22, Part VII: Through the Crossroads


Bronze: UNION RAGS (Dixie Union–Tempo, by Gone West)

$30,000 Lane's End


Thu, 12/30/2021

Value Sires, Part VI: Earning their Stripes


Silver: TONALIST (Tapit–Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony)

$10,000 Lane's End


Wed, 12/22/2021

Value Sires, Part V: First Sophomores in 2022


Silver: UNIFIED (Candy Ride {Arg}–Union City by Dixie Union), $10,000, Lane's End

The other steps on the podium go to a couple that could heat up a slightly tepid commercial reception for their yearlings, now that they are beginning to offer a more meaningful gauge of their ability to recycle their excellence. Unified, in contrast, has achieved an absolutely unmissable momentum at auction.

Wed, 12/15/2021

Value Sires, Part IV: First Juveniles in '22


Gold: ACCELERATE (Lookin At Lucky–Issues by Awesome Again)

$15,000 Lane's End

Mon, 12/13/2021

Value Sires, Part II: First Foals in '22


Silver: HONOR A. P. (Honor Code–Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush)

$15,000 Lane's End


Still fantastic value, still a whole lot of racehorse for this money. And I cling stubbornly to the belief that he was as talented as any of his generation, beating the Horse of the Year on merit the only time they met properly toe-to-toe (undercooked for their first encounter; undone by a shocking trip in their third).

Mon, 12/06/2021

'Meaux' Brilliance at Del Mar


Twenty-four hours after producing Say the Word (More Than Ready) from last to scoop the GII Hollywood Turf Cup, jockey Kent Desormeaux rode a perfect race from the front to upset Saturday's GI Hollywood Derby with the appropriately named Beyond Brilliant (Twirling Candy) for Lee Searing's C R K Stable and trainer John Shirreffs. Midwest shipper Santin (Distorted Humor) was given a peach of a ride from the 14 hole by Umberto Rispoli and was getting to the winner late, while Cathkin Peak (Ire) (Alhebayeb {Ire}) checked in third.

Mon, 11/29/2021

Lexitonian to Stand at Lane's End


Grade I winner Lexitonian (Speightstown–Riviera Romper, by Tapit) will stand the 2022 breeding season at Lane's Farm and will command a fee of $10,000.

Winner of the GIII Chick Lang S. as a sophomore in 2019 and beaten a nose I the 2020 GI Bing Crosby S., the Calumet Farm homebred defeated the likes of next-out GII Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. winner Special Reserve (Midshipman) and 2020 champion sprinter Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect) in the prestigious GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at Saratoga this July.

Sat, 11/13/2021

Can't Catch Corniche in the Juvenile


Following the unfortunate vet scratch of speedy morning-line favorite and 'TDN Rising Star' Jack Christopher (Munnings), unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' Corniche (Quality Road) had things his own way on the front end and ran to the money as the 7-5 favorite for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert in Friday's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Del Mar.

Sat, 11/06/2021



Lane’s End farm announced today that the W.S. Farish owned and bred Code of Honor will stand the 2022 season at their Versailles farm. Earning almost $3 million in a career that included graded stakes performances each year from two to five, the colt is a multiple Grade 1 and six-time graded stakes winner.

Sun, 10/24/2021

Catalina Cruiser Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale


The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale, canceled last year due to the pandemic, returned to the Humphrey S. Pavilion Monday with a weanling filly from the first crop of multiple graded stakes winner Catalina Cruiser (Union Rags) (hip 215) bringing top price of $195,000. The filly, bred by Robert Chasanoff's Gentry Stable and consigned by Sequel New York, was purchased by Dean and Patti Reeves, in partnership with Steven Rocco.

Mon, 10/18/2021

Connect Colt 'Rolls' in Breeders' Futurity


Rattle N Roll (Connect) provided his first-crop sire with a first Grade I win, and potentially a Breeders' Cup-bound colt to go along with his promising filly Hidden Connection, as he powered away to an impressive score in Saturday's 'Win and You're In' GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.

Sat, 10/09/2021