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Stakes Photos: Aug 24 – 30

CARAVEL winning the $74,250 Lady Erie Stakes on August 24, 2020 at Presque Isle Downs. (Winnerf by Missen Mast, out of Zeezee Zoomzooom, by Congrats) (Bred in PA by Elizabeth M. Merryman) (Coady)
JACK AND NOAH (FR) winning the $85,000 Mahony Stakes on August 26, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Bated Breath (GB), out of Winter Count, by Mizzen Mast, 2nd dam Louvakhova by Maria’s Mon, 3rd dam Louvain (Ire) by Dinndar (iIre)) ($55,529 Ylg’18 ARAUG; $189,035 2yo’19 ARQMA) (Bred in FR by Oceanic Bloodstock Inc & Ariane Gravereaux) (Chelesea Durad/NYRA)
FATHER HYMN winning the $100,000 Governor Stakes on August 26, 2020 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Flat Out, out of K C’s Songofprayer, by Songandaprayer, 2nd dam Tactical Info by Tactical Advantage, 3rd dam Prosperous by Northern Prospect. ($30,0000 Ylg’18 EASOCT) (Bred in IN by Sugarland Thoroughbreds LLC.) (Coady)
WELLINGTON WONDER winning the $100,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes on August 26, 2020 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Warrior’s Reward, out of Wellington Avenue, by Street Cry (Ire)) ($25,000 Ylg’18 FTKOCT) (Bred in IN by Swifty Farms Inc.) (Coady)
INTRODUCED winning the $82,450 Smart N Fancy Stakes on August 27, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by El Padrino, out of Stuttgart, by Cherokee Run) ($30,000 Ylg’17 EASOCT; $310,000 2yo’18 OBSMAR) (Bred in MD by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC) (NYRA)
SELFLESSLY winning the $100,000 Lake George Stakes GrIII on August 28, 2020 at Saratoga, (Winner by More Than Ready, out of Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam, 2nd dam Faux Pas (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd dam Negligence (GB) by Roan Rocket (GB)) ($190,000 Wlg’17 KEENOV) (Bred in MD by George Louis Doetsch) (Coglianese)
FLY ON ANGEL winning the $200,000 Charles Town Oaks GrII on August 28, 2020 at Charles Town. (Winner by Palace Malice, our of Runge, by Posse, 2nd dam Tioga by Hadif, 3rd dam Saratoga Babe by Saratoga Six) ($15,000 Wlg’17 KEENOV; $20,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP; $23,000 2yo’19 EASMAY) (Bred in KY by Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm) (Coady)

DIVINELY (IRE) winning the $76,897 Kilarn Stud Flame of Tara Irish European Breeders Fund Stakes on August 28, 2020 at Curragh. (Winner by Galileo (Ire), out of Red Evie (Ire), by Intikhab, 2nd dam Malafemmena (Ire) by Nordico, 3rd dam Martinova by Martinmas(GB)) (Bred in IRE by Coolmore) (
NEW TREASURE (IRE) winning the $59,152 Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes G3 on August 28, 2020 at Curragh. (Winner by New Approach (Ire), out of Maoineach, by Congaree, 2nd dam Trepication by Seeking the Gold, 3rd dam Troubling by Storm Cat) (Bred in IRE by J S Bolger) (
THUNDERING NIGHTS (IRE) winning the $59,152 Snow Fairy FIllies Stakes G3 on August 28, 2020. (Winner by Night Thunder (Ire), out of Cape Castle (Ire), by Cape Cross (Ire), 2nd dam Kaabari by Seeking the Gold, 3rd dam Cloud Castle (GB) by In the Wings (GB)) ($20,034 RNA Wlg’17 GOFNOV; $22,319 RNA Ylg’18 TIRSEP) (Bred in IRE by Manjri Farm) (Sporting Life)
CAPTAIN BOMBASTIC winning the $97,000 New York Stallion Stakes on August 28, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Forty Tales, out of Stolen Star, by Cat Thief, 2nd dam Unbridled Star, by Unbridled, 3rd dm Crystal Vous by Cyrstal Water) ($80,000 2yo’19 OBSMAR) (Bred in NY by Chester and Mary Broman) (NYRA/Coglianese)
TIME FOR GOLD winning the $39,600 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes on August 27, 2020 at Emerald Downs. (Winner by Harbor the Gold, out of Back in Time, by Empire Maker) ($6,500 Ylg’19 WASSEP) (Bred in WA by Bar C Racing Stables Inc.) (Reed Palmer)
DUTTON winning the $36,000 W.T.B.O.A. Lads Stakes on August 27, 2020 at Emerald Downs. (Winner by Noosito, out of Ms Moscow Mattie, by Matty G) (Bred in WA by Ronald A. Hagen, Nina M. Hagen, Larry Bonwell & Mariam Bonwell) (Reed Palmer)
CHANNEL MAKER winning the $500,000 Sword Dancer Stakes GrI on August 29, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by English Channel, out of In Return, by Horse Chestnut (SAf), 2nd dam Bartered Bride by Shadeed, 3rd dam Lady Vixen by Sir Ivor) ($57,000 RNA Ylg’15 KEESEP) (Bred in ON by Tall Oaks Farm) (Skip Dickstein)
WIN WIN WIN winning the $300,000 Forego Stakes GrI on August 29, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Hat Trick (Jpn), out of Miss Smarty Pants, by Smarty Jones, 2nd dam Devotion Unbridled by Unbridled, 3rd dam Icy Warning by Caveat) (Bred in FL by Live Oak Stud) (Skip Dickstein)
SLEEPY EYES TODD winning the $600,000 Charles Town Classic GrII on August 28, 2020 at Charles Town. (Winner by Paddy O’Prado, out of Pledge Mom, by Wild Rush, 2nd dam Golden Gazelle by Meadowlake, 3rd dam Chores At Dawn by What Luck) ($9,0000 Wlg’16 KEENOV) (Bred in KY by Two Hearts Farm LLC & Krtisten Goncharoff) (Coady)
YAUPON winning the $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes GrII on August 29, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Modification, by Vindication, 2nd dam Swift Alliance by Afleet, 3rd dam Stately Bride by Tom Rolfe) ($350,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP; $485,000 RNA @yo’19 FTF<AR; $255,000 270’19 OBSOPN) (Bred in KY by Betz, Lamantia, CoCo Equine, Marers & Burns) (Skip Dickstein)
C Z ROCKET winning the $151,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes GrII on August 28, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by City Zip, out of Successful Sara, by Successful Appeal, 2nd dam Sarah Rosebud by Unreal Zeal, 3rd dam Carolina Cupcake by Whitesburg) ($800,000 2yo’16 OBSOPN) (Bred in FL by Farm III Enterprises LLC) (Benoit)
BYE BYE MELVIN winning the $100,000 Saranac Stakes GrIII on August 29, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Karlovy Vary, by Dynaformer, 2nd dam The Right Pew by Pulpit, 3rd dam Packet by Polish Navy) (Bred in KY by Alex G. Campbell, Jr. Thoroughbreds, LLC) (Skip Dickstein)
CHART winning the $99,624 Ontario Colleen Sakes GrIII on August 29, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Lea, out of Guage, by War Front, 2nd Fairest by Known Fact, 3rd dam Whirl Series by Roberto) ($120,000 2yo’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY by Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider) (Michael Burns)
CENTURY DREAM (IRE) winning the $$70,982 Ladbrokes Celebration Miles Stakes G2 on August 29, 2020 at Goodwood. (Winner Cape Cross (Ire), out of Salacia (Ire), by Echo of Light (GB), 2nd dam Neptune’s Bride by Bering (GB), 3rd dam Wedding of the Sea by BLushing room (Fr)) (Bred in IRE by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited) (
ISABELLA GILES (IRE) wining the $41,406 Ladbrokes Prestige Stakes G3 on August 29, 2020 at Goodwood. (Winner by Belado (Ire), out of Majestic Dubawi (GB), by Dubawi (Ire), 2nd dam Tidal Chorus (GB) by Singspiel (Ire), 3rd dam South Shore by Caerleon) ($53,302 Ylg’19 GOFSPT) (Bred in IRE by Ballylinch Stud) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
SUBJECTIVE (GB) winning the $53,236 Ladrokes March Stake G3 on August 29, 2020 at Goodwood. (Winner by Teofilo (Ire0, ou of Reckoning (Ire0, by Danehill Dancer (Ire), 2nd dam Great Hope (Ire) by Halling, 3rd dam Aspiration (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells) ($74,400 Ylg’18 TAOCT) (Bred in GB by Mascalls Stud) (George Sehwyn)
EXTRA ELUSIVE (GB) winning the $43,772 Gallagher Group Winter Hill Stakes G3 on August 29, 2020 at Royal Windsor. (Winner by Mastercraftsman (Ire), oug of Nessina, y Hennessy, 2nd dam DIdina (GB) by Nashwan, 3rd dam Didicoy by Danzig) ($360,000 3yo’18 TATAHI) (Bred in GB by Saley Al Homaizi & IMad Al Sagar) (Fran Altoft)
GOLDEN DUCAT (SAF) winning the $25,090 World Sports Betting Champions Cup G1 on August 29, 2020 at Greyville. (Winner by Philanthropist, out of Halfway to Heaven (SAf), by Jet Master (SAf), wnd dam Pas de Basquer (SAf) by Rambo Dancer, 3rd dam Our Legant Girl (SAf) by Our Casey) (Bred in SAF by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritxfontein) (TSA News)
VAN HALEN (SAF) winning the $25,090 World Sports Betting Mercury Sprint G1 on August 29, 2020 at Greyville. (Winner by Oratorio (Ire), out of Rock Concert (SAf), by Lecture, 2nd dam Drummer Girl (SAf) by Al Mufti, 3rd dam Swinging Girl (SAf) by Mullineaux) ($5,905 Yrl’17 CAPJAN) (Bred in SAF by Limpo Retail) (SA News)
ANYTHING GOES (SAF) winning the $19,186 Thekwini Stakes G1 on August 29, 2020 at Greyville. (Winner by Var, out of Ddance Domain (SAf), by Parade Leader, 2nd dam Akinfeet (SAf) by Fort Wood, 3rd dam Dance Every Dance (SAf) by Norther Guest) ($16,239 Yrl’19 BSAAPR; $35,431 RNA 2uo’19 BSANOV) (Bred in SAF by Varsfonstein Stud) (SA News)
SENTBYDESTINY (SAF) winning the $19,186 Premiers Champion Stakes G1 on August 29, 2020 at Greyville. (Winner by Master Of My Fate (SAf), out of Princess Tobin (Saf), by Badger Land, 2nd dam Alice B. Tobin by J.O. Tobin, 3rd dam Gipsy Jet by WIndy Sands) ($4,724 2yo’19 BSAAUG) (Bred in SAF by Varsfonatein Stud) (TSA News)
BEHEMOTH winning the $553,323 Memsie Sakes G1 on August 29, 2020 at MRC. (Winner by All Too Hard, out of Penny Banger, by Zedrich, 2nd dam Miss Firecracker by Twig Ruler, 3rd dam Cheysing by Cheyne Walk (Aus)) (Bred in NSW by Wallings Bldstk Pty Ltd) (Racing Photos)
VALIANCE winning the $153,500 Eatontown Stakes GrIII on August 29, 2020 at Monmouth. (Winner by Tapit, out of Last Full Measure, by Empire Maker) ($650,000 Ylg’17 FTSAUG) (Bred in KY by China Horse Club International Limited) (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)
BREEZE ON BY winning the $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes on August 29, 2020 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Cajun Breeze, out of Miss Primetime, by Fusaichi Pegasus, 2nd dam Voodoo Lily by Baldski, 3rd dam Cap the Moment by For the Moment) (Bred in FL by Stonehedge LLC) (Nicole Thomas)
PRINCESS SECRET winning the $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes on August 29, 2020 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Khozan, out of Golden Horseshoe, by Belong to Me, 2nd dam Striking Profile by Strike the Gold, 3rd dam Perfect Profile by Stop the Music) ($30,000 Ylg’19 OBSOCT) (Bred in FL by Brent & Crystal Fernung) (Lauren King)
HOT BLOODED winning the $75,000 Proud Man Stakes on August 29, 2020 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Declaration of War, out of Hot Cappucino, by Medaglia d’Oro, 2nd dam Warm the Drum by Kingmambo, 3rd dam Colorful Vices by Regal Classic) ($37,000 RNA Ylg’19 OBSOCT) (Bred in FL by Hallmarc Stallions LLC) (#GulfstreamPark)
SPANISH LOVEAFFAIR winning the $75,000 Sharp Susan Stakes on August 29, 2020 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Karakontie (Jpn), out of Spanish Bunny, by Unusual Heat, 2nd dam Spanish Beam bu El Gran Senor, 3rd dam Solar Beam by Majestic Light) ($35,000 Ylg’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Gainesway Thoroughbrds Ltd.) (Lauren King/Coglianese)
BOURBON CALLING winning the $100,000 Russell Road Stakes on August 28, 2020 at Charles Town. (Winner by Dialed In, out of Berstowed a Star, by Aldebaran) ($120,000 Ylg’17 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by John W. Phillips & Pamela P. Gartin) (Coady)
LETRUSKA winning the $125,000 Shuvee Stakes GrIII on August 30, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Super Saver, out of Magic Appeal, by Successful Appeal, 2nd dam Calll Her Magic by Caller I.D., 3rd dam Malibu Magic by Encino) (Bred in KY by St. George Stables LLC) (Chelsea Durand/Coglianese)
STUNNING SPIRIT (GB) winning the $66,854 Barriere Prix Quincey G3 on August 30, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Invincible Spirit, out of Stunning View, by Dynaformer, 2nd dam No Matter What by Nureyev, Words of War by Lord at War (Arg)) ($76,430 5yo’19 ARQARC) (Bred in GB y George Strawbridge) (Scoop Dyga)
BREATHTAKING LOOK (GB) wining the $666,854 Barriere Prix de Meautry G3 on August 30, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Bated Breath, out of Love Your Looks (GB), by Iffraai (GB), 2nd dam PlayAround (Ire) by Niniski, 3rd dm Ply or Pay by Play Fellow) ($50,400 Ylg’16 TAOCT) (Bred in GB by Ellis Stud & Bellow Hill Stud) (Scoop Dyga)
HAPPY POWER (IRE) winning the $53,722 Ladbroke Supreme Stakes G3 on August 30, 2020 at Goodwood. (Winner by Dark Angel (Ire), out of Tamarisk (Ger), by Selkirk, 2nd dam Tanami (GB) by Green Desert, 3rd dam Propensity (GB) by Habitat) ($750,000 Ylg’17 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Yeomanstown Stud) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
SHOCK ACTION (IRE) winning the $561,000 Niigata Nisai Stakes G3 on August 30, 2020 at Niigata. (Winner by Gleneagles (Ire), out of Reset In Blue (Ire), by Fastnet Blue (Aus), 2nd dam Eurirs by Indian Ridge (Ire), 3rd dam Anna Grassi (Ity) by Bound for Honour) ($78,000 Wlg’18 TATNOV) (Bred in IRE by Scudera Effev Srl & Dioccuri Srl) (JRA)
EIGHTEEN GIRL (JPN) winning the $741,597 Keeneland Cup G3 on August 30, 2020 at Sapporo. (Winner by Johannesburg, out of Center Gran Tasse (Jpn), by Agnes Tachon (Jpn), 2nd dam Center Rising (Jpn) by Hector Protector, 3rd dam Dyna Orange (Jp) by Northern Taste) (Bred in JPN by Shono Farm) (JRA)
DRAGON’S BREW winning the $191,595 Simcoe Stakes on August 30, 2020 a Woodbine. (Winner by Milwaukee Brew, out of Miss Dragongly, by Grand Slam, 2nd dam Miss Firefly by Salt Lake, 3rd dam Glomo by Copeland) ($2,279 RNA Ylg’19 CANSEP) (Bred in ON by Goldsmart FarmsInc.) (Michael Burns)
EL BAYERN winning the $192,198 Muskoka Stakes on August 30, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Bayern, out of El Tara, by Schossberg, 2nd dam Parkview Hills by Iskandar Elakbar, 3rd dam Arbela by Conquistador Cielo) ($6,079 Ylg’19 CANSEP)(Bred in ON by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms) (Michael Burns)
ESTILO TALENTOSO winning the $60,000 Escena Stakes on August 30, 2020 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Maclean’s Music, out of Basing Baby, by Afleet Alex) ($77,000 Ylg’18 FTKOCT; $95,000 RNA 2yo’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY Mile High Bloodstock) (Laren King/Coglianese)
TOLD IT ALL winning the $225,109 Elgin Stakes on Auguest 30, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Big Screen, out of Tell No One, by El Prado (Ire)) ($15,198 Ylg’18 CANSEP) (Bred in ON by Spring Farm) (Michael Burns)
MARJORIE’S DREAM winning the $105,927 Algoma Stakes on August 30, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Old Forester, out of the Where’sthe Irish, by Where’sthe Ring) ($1,519 Ylg’18 CANSEP) (Bred in ON by Walnut Ridge Farm) (Michael Burns)
PRENDIMI winning the $125,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap on August 30, 2020 at Monmouth. (Winner by Dane With Ravens, out of Cigno d’Oro, by Tour d’Oro) (Bred in JY by G.J. Stables) (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)
CHU CHU’S LEGACY winning the $60,000 D. S. Shine Young Futurity on August 29, 2020 at Evangeline Downs. (winner by Bind, out of Bond’s Babe, Johannesburg) ($4,000 Ylg’19 ESLMIX) (Bred in LA by J. Adcock & Hume Wornall) (Coady)
ROYAL URN wining the $102,000 New Jersey Breeders Handicap on August 30, 2020 at Monmouth. (Winner by Kantharos, out of Born to Royalty, by King of Kings (Ire)) (Bred in NJ by John Bowers, Jr.) (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)
BLACK OPS winning the $55,000 Budweiser Special Handicap on August 30, 2020 at Albuquerque. (Winner by Hard Spun, out of Rendition, by A.P. Indy) ($85,000 Ylg’14 KEESEP; $24,000 RNA 2y0’15 OBSMAR; $20,000 2yo’15 OBSOPN) (Bred in KY by G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susie Keller, Vicki Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III) (Coady)
MARABEAU winning the $60,000 D.S. Shine Young Futurity on August 29, 2020 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by Bind, out of Smittystown, by Speightstown) ($5,000 Ylg’19 ESLYRL) (bred in LA by J. Adcock & Nathan C Granger) (Coady)

2020 VTA Yearling Futurity – Wednesday 9/9/2020 9am


The Nineteenth Annual $27,500 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia.


Rules and Procedures: Please review the Rules and Procedures Information sheet for details about eligibility, participation fees and more.
CLICK HERE for Rules and Procedures Information sheet

Entries: The attached entry form must be completed and returned to VTA along with copies of current Coggins, for each participating yearling by September 1st. Non-VTA members must submit check payment for entry fees.
CLICK HERE for Futurity Entry form

Coggins: Each entry MUST be accompanied by a legible copy of a current Coggins – NO EXCEPTIONS. If a Coggins is not received prior to the event date, the yearling may be ineligible to participate!

Email entries to: or mail themAttn: Page, Virginia Thoroughbred Association, 250 West Main Street, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Awards: $7,500 in prize money will be divided within each of three classes:

1) VA-Bred or VA-Sired yearling colts/geldings ($7,500)

2) VA-Bred or VA-Sired yearling fillies ($7,500)

3) VA-Certified colts, geldings and fillies ($7,500)

Groom’s prizes will also be awarded. 

3 –Year- Old Bonus Award: Any Virginia-Bred, Virginia-Sired or VA-Certified yearling that completes in the ring will be eligible to complete for a percentage of a $5,000 bonus to be awarded at the c 2020 VTA Yearling Futurity, September 9, 2020, 9 am – 1 pm, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia

The Nineteenth Annual $27,500 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia.


Participating Virginia-Bred and Virginia-Sired thoroughbreds must be registered with the Virginia Breeders Fund. If your yearling has not been registered, you may do so by going to the VTA website at prior to September 9th.

Participating Virginia-Certified Thoroughbred yearlings must be registered with the VTA. These yearlings must have completed their six month residency requirement, at a certified farm, and their owners issued a VA-Certified certificate, before being allowed to compete.


The judge for this year’s competition is Rick Abbott, a former longtime Pennsylvania bloodstock agent who along with his wife Dixie, had a successful sales consignment business, Charlton Bloodstock. The Abbotts, who were both active in show horses and hunting when they met and married in the early 1970s, earned a reputation as conscientious, honest horse people with a strong work ethic.

Among the horses bred, raised and/or sold by Charlton were graded stakes winners Miss Union Avenue, Palmeiro and Afleet Again. Their most prominent broodmare was $10,000 private purchase Christmas Strike, a half-sister to Ned Evan’s Grade 1 winner Christmas Kid. Among the 12 offspring of Christmas Strike were Double Down Vinman, a 20-race winner who earned nearly $450,000 and four stakes-placed runners, including Holy Christmas, the dam of stakes winner and graded-placed Holy Lute.

The Abbott’s retired in 2016 and sold their 160 acre farm near Coatesville, Pennsylvania. In a Bloodhorse article published four years ago, Abbott said any emotion attached to retirement is associated with the farm and not the business. “The emotion is not about giving up the business as much as it is about giving up the farm,” he said. “We have been there 36 years. We raised our children there. It’s a beautiful place and we love it, but it really needs to be a business. We’re sentimental about the farm, but I’m ready to give up the business. We’ve been doing it for 40 years.”

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators

August 2020 vs. August 2019
IndicatorAugust 2020August 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$1,154,522,663$1,177,165,980-1.92%
U.S. Purses$104,515,752$128,293,370-18.53%
U.S. Race Days445515-13.59%
U.S. Races3,6074,026-10.41%
U.S. Starts26,96428,895-6.68%
Average Field Size7.487.18+4.16%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$2,594,433$2,285,759+13.50%
Average Purses Per Race Day$234,867$249,113-5.72%
YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019
IndicatorYTD 2020YTD 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$7,308,988,910$7,792,183,885-6.20%
U.S. Purses$518,901,054$775,638,076-33.10%
U.S. Race Days2,1443,103-30.91%
U.S. Races17,79325,225-29.46%
U.S. Starts140,022185,746-24.62%
Average Field Size7.877.36+6.87%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$3,409,043$2,511,178+35.75%
Average Purses Per Race Day$242,025$249,964-3.18%

Tiz the Law Tops Field of 18 in Kentucky Derby


By Evan Hammonds/Blood Horse

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, with a classic score already under his belt and winner of the Aug. 8 Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), drew post 17 for the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

The Derby, delayed from May 2, saw 18 horses entered but because of COVID-19 will be run without fans.

Tiz the Law was made the 3-5 morning-line favorite. The last time the early choice was slated at 3-5 was 1989 with the entry of Easy Goer and Awe Inspiring.

There are two Virginia tie-ins to the Derby field this year. NY Traffic is Virginia-Certified and spent his six-month residency at Spencer Young’s Sunny Dell Farm in Barboursville. The Cross Traffic colt has $565,470 in earnings from runner-up finishes in the Haskell, Matt Winn Stakes and Louisiana Derby. Ny Traffic also took third in the Risen Star Stakes earlier this year.

Attachment Rate is a Virginia-bred and is fresh off a runner-up finish in the Ellis Park Derby, the Dale Romans trainee was bred by Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Iselin III. In 2020, the Hard Spun colt has earned $142,925 in purses. 

VA-Connected Photo of Yesterday

Sarah Andrew

Foal & ball – A colt by Hoppertunity and out of Code Name Flirt (by Va-bred Hansel ) plays with a new toy on Monday at Nearaway Farm in Perrineville, NJ. Foaled on June 8, the colt is owned by breeder Erika Neuberg. (Original photo by way of TDN.)

Nine Virginia-breds entered in Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 553 yearlings for its 2020 Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale to be held Oct. 5-6. The auction, which will be held immediately following the rescheduled GI Preakness S. Oct. 3, will be conducted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Among the yearlings entered are nine Virginia-breds.

Hips 1-200 will be offered in the Monday session, which will begin at 1 pm. The sale will begin with a large group of New York-breds, which are catalogued together as hips 1-154. Hips 201-553 will be offered in the Tuesday session, which will begin at 10 am.

“This is a strong catalogue, with our entries up 27% over last year,” commented Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. “Consignors have a lot of confidence in the Midlantic marketplace and have supported the sale with increased sire power and quality. We are also pleased to welcome major Kentucky and New York-based consignors to Midlantic this year.”

Bennett continued: “Conducting the sale on the Monday and Tuesday after the Preakness adds another exciting element to this year’s auction, as it provides those participating in Preakness weekend racing a nearby venue to shop for quality yearlings. With 10 different state-bred programs represented in the catalogue, the sale provides great opportunities for both national and regional racing stables.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available beginning Sept. 8. Phone bidding and online bidding services will also be available.

The Virginia-bred yearlings (click on the hip # to see catalogue page) are:










Equibase Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY — August 31, 2020

Contact: Rhonda Norby (859) 224-2856, Director of Marketing and Communications

Equibase Statement on GPS Technology

There have been recent reports about the timing accuracy of GPS technology that Equibase has deployed at several tracks. We are conducting an extensive analysis of these installations. In the meantime, we are increasing our quality control efforts with respect to the GPS timing data and have sought input from speed figure makers and others in the racing community. We are also working toward a more integrated timing and tracking solution that combines the times produced by the beam system with the positional data produced by GPS. The result should be better overall performance and a more comprehensive dataset. Finally, we will not replace another beam system until we are satisfied that the replacement provides a similar or better level of accuracy.

Equibase has served as the official database for Thoroughbred horse racing’s performance data for more than 20 years. It is a responsibility that we take very seriously, and we will provide updates on our progress with GPS timing.


In 2013, Saturday Night Live did a new skit during the Weekend Update section with Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler asking Michael Vick “Really!?!” about his response to getting arrested at a Miami Airport after trying to take a water bottle secretly stashed with marijuana onto the plane.  

After a series of wacky editorial comments, they would sarcastically ask REALLY!?! Here is the YouTube of the original broadcast.

Hence the title of this post.

That said, all I can say about 2020 is: what weird year. We had the bad timing that our youngest was graduating from high school and going off to college. I’m guessing most of you know how that turned.

After waiting years for Colonial Downs to reopen live racing, it was forced to close in July thanks to the current pandemic. Sports events, sans spectators, is odd to say the least. Just watching the Virginia Gold Cup streaming from a spectator-less Great Meadow was crazy weird, as was last weekend’s Indy 500, and so will be the Kentucky Derby coming in September.


In late June, there was an email going around titled “Dear Diary – 2020 Edition” and it was funny. While too long to regurgitate in this space, here are some highlights and editions to take us through August.

It begins like this: “In January, Australia caught on fire. I don’t even know when that fire was put out, because we straight up almost went to war with Iran. But, then there was the thing happening in China, then Prince Harry and Meghan vacated the Royal family, and there was the whole impeachment trial. Then, Kobe Bryant was killed in a plane cash and the UK exited out of the European Union.”

“In February, Iowa crapped itself with the caucus results, the President was acquitted, and the Speaker of the House ripped up his speech in what looked like slow-motion.  Then the WHO decided to give the virus a name – COVID-19, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty, and everyone on Facebook became a doctor who just knew the flu killed way more people than COVID 1 through 18 combined.”

“In March, Warren dropped out of the presidential race. Italy shut down, and then COVID-19 officially became what everyone already realized – a pandemic. A nationwide state of emergency was declared in the U.S., but it didn’t really change anything. Then, the one celebrity everyone loves -Tom Hanks was totally infected. Then the DOW threw up all over itself, and we were all introduced to Tiger King. Thank you, Netflix!”

“In April, Bernie finally busted himself out of the presidential race, but then NYC became the center of Covid-19 infections, and we learned that no one had face masks, ventilators, toilet paper, or Swiffer Wet Jet liquid. (REALLY!?!) Then, Kim Jong-Un died, but then he came back to life…or did he? Who knows, because then the Pentagon released videos of UFOs, and we were like man, it’s only April…”


“In May, the biblical end times kicked off historical locust swarms and then we learned of murder hornets and realized that legit people protested lockdown measures with AR-15s, and then sports events were cancelled everywhere.

But then people all over America finally reached a breaking point with race issues and violence when George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. There were protests in every city, but then people forgot about the pandemic and a dead whale was found in the middle of the Amazon rain forest (not kidding) and a giant asteroid narrowly missed earth.”

“In June, science and common sense just got thrown straight out the window and somehow wearing masks became a political thing, but then a whole lot of people realized the South actually lost the civil war and statues started coming down. But, then some folks decided that not wearing a mask was somehow a God given right (even though nobody has found that part in the Bible or the Constitution).

Then it was also announced that there is a strange radio single coming from somewhere in the universe that repeats itself every so many days. So far, things have gone spectacularly not that great.”

That said, I’ll add a few more items to ponder:

Also in June:

  • Trump decides now is a good time to ask the Supreme Court to shut down Obama Care because what better time to do so than in the middle of a pandemic?
  • There was a massive dust cloud coming straight at us from the Sahara Desert.
  • The Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak is over, and we were all like, there was an Ebola outbreak that was the worst ever?
  • Riot police rushed demonstrators in Lafayette Park to clear the way for Trump to have a photo op.
  • Protesters all over the world started a conversation about race relations and police brutality when in mid-month Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by police and it all started over again.
  • Mississippi retired the state flag that included the Confederacy’s battle flag.
  • NASCAR prohibited flying said flag at their events. 

In July:

  • Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffery Epstein’s co-conspirator was arrested.
  • Portland and parts of Seattle were lawless.
  • All 50 states issued a warning regarding suspicious packages of seeds being randomly sent.
  • Kanye West announced he was running for President.
  • The NFL’s entry the team formerly know as the Washington Redskins changed it name to the Washington Football Team – a new name is TBD.

In early August:

  • Beirut blew up when chemicals stored in the harbor (for over SIX years!) were ignited by a fire. This one deserves a REALLY!?! (All on it’s own.)
  • Wildfires in California burned millions of acres and are still burning.
  • Hurricanes Isalia and Lucy rampaged.  
  • Strong winds and floods devastated the Midwest.
  • There were landslides in India.
  • Apparently, somebody poisoned Alexei Navalny, a big critic of Vladimir Putin. (Nothing suspicious about that. Sidebar: REALLY!?!)
  • MLB, NBA and NHL all figured out to start or end their seasons, all without fans. Some in the bubble, some not – the sports, not the fans. We are all at home where we have been since mid-March.  
  • College football got the boot with only the SEC, Big 12, ACC and Notre Dame playing.
  • There are no spectators for PGA golf events, horse racing and the Indianapolis 500 which was held last weekend.
  • Jacob Blake is shot by police in Wisconsin and the protest and violence start anew.

What next? The Kentucky Derby in September and the Masters golf tournament in November? Wait, that has already happened…


Stakes Photos August 23 – 19

Again, in no particular order!

BATTAASH (IRE) winning the $294,874 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes G1 on August 21, 2020 at York. (Winner by Dark Angel (Ire), out of Anna Law (Ire), by Lawman (Fr), 2nd dam Portelet (GB) by Night Shift, 3rd dam Noirmant (Ire) by Dominion (GB)) (Bred in IRE by Ballyphilip Stud) (George Sehwyn)
ENBIHAAR (IRE) winning the $117,949 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup G2 on August 21, 2020 at York. (Winner by Redoute’s Choice (Aus), out of Chanterelle (Gr), by Trempolino, 2nd dam Spectacular Joke by Spectacular Bid, 3rd dam No Joke by Shecky Greene) ($600,000 Ylg’16 ARAUG) (Bred in IRE by Bara Du Mezeray) (Hugh Routledge)
MINZAAL (IRE) winning the $117,949 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes G2 on August 21 , 2020 at York. (Winner by Mehmas (Ire), out of Pardoven (Ire), by Clodovil (Ire), 2nd dam Dancing Prize (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd dam Aim for the Top by Irish River) ($102,000 Wlg’18 TATGOA; $168,000 Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Ringfort Stud( (
SNEAKING OUT winning the $101,500 Rancho Bernardo Handicap GrIII on August 21, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Indian Evening, out of Maddie’s Odyssey, by Kitten’s Joy, 2nd dam Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid, 3rd dam Double Platinum (GB) by Seeking the Gold) (Bred in CA by KMN Racing) (Benoit)
LOVE (IRE) winning the $294,874 Darley Yorkshire Oaks G1 on August 20, 2020 at York. (Winner by Galileo (Ire), out of Pikaboo (GB), by Pivotal (GB) 2nd dam Gleam of Light (Ire) by Danehill, 3rd dam Gold Runner by Runnett (GB)) (Bred in IRE by Coolmore) (Bill Sehwyn)
MISS AMULET (IRE) winning the $88,462 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes G2 on August 20, 2020 at York. (Winner by Sir Prancelot (Ire), out of Shena’s Dream (Ire), by Oasis Deam (GB), 2nd dam Sallanchers by Gone West, 3rd dam Stresa (Ire) by Mill Reef) ($1,179 Wlg’18 GOFNOV; $8,846 Ylg’19 TASAYG) (Bred in IRE by Ringfort Stud) (Bill Sehwyn)
GHAIYYATH (IRE) winning the $324,362 Juddmonte International Stakes G1 on August 19, 2020 at York. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), out of Nightime (Ire), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd dam Caumshinaun (Ire) by Indian Ridge (Ire), 3rd dam Ridge Pool (Ire) by Bluebird) ($1,297,448 Wlg’15 GOFNOV) (Bred in IRE by Springbank Way Stud) (Bill Selwyn)
PYLEDRIVER (GB) winning the $88,462 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes G2 on August 19, 2020 at York. (Winner by Harbour Watch (Ire), out of La Pyle (Fr), by Le Haver (Ire), 2nd dam Lidana (Ire) by King’s Best, 3rd dam Lidakiya (Ire) by Kahyasi (Ire)) ($$12,000 RNA Wlg’17 TATFOA) (Bred in GB by Knox & Wells Ltd & R Devlin) (
GEAR UP (IRE) winning the $47,321 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes G3 on August 19, 2020 at York. (Winner by Teofilo (Ire), out of Gearanai, by Toccet, 2nd dam Plaintiff by Seeking the Gold, 3rd dam Dispute by Danzig) ($16,334 Ylg’19 GOFOR) (Bred in IRE by Jim Bolger) (
GRETZKY THE GREAT winning the $85,404 Soaring Free Stakes on August 23, 2020 at Woodbine, (Winner by Nyquist, out of Pearl Turn, by Bernardini, 2nd dam Turn Me Loose b Kris S, 3rd dam Adoradancer by Danzig Connection) ($295,000 RNA Ylg’19 FTKOCT) (Bred in ON by Anderson Farms Ont. Inc) (Michael Burns)
ALDA winning the $79,792 Catch A Glimpse Stakes on August 23, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Munnings, out of Soldata, by Maria’s Mon, 2nd dam Soldera by Polish Numbers, 3rd dam La Pepite by Mr. Prospector) (Bred in KY by Wertheimer et Frere) (Michael Burns)
ARCHIDUST winning the $79,500 Get Serious Stakes on August 23, 2020 at Monmouth. (Winner by Verrazano, out of Chilling Effect, Gold Fever) ($85,000 Wlg’16KEENOV; $300,000 2yo’18 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by Wolverton Mountain Farm, LLC) (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)
COURT RETURN winning the $76,454 Eternal Search Stakes On August 22, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Court Vision, out of In Return, by Horse Chestnut (Saf)) (Bred in ON by Tall Oaks Farm) (Michael Burns)
TOBYS HEART wining the $85,000 Bolton Landing Stakes on August 19, 2020 at Saratoga. (WInner by Jack Milton, out of Pick of the Pack, by Lil’s Lad, 2nd dam Cat Attack by Storm Cat, 3rd dam Harp String (Fr) by Luthier (Fr)) ($5,500 Ylg’19 FTKOCT; $45,000 2yo’20 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by Tackside Farm) (Colglianese/Chelsea Duran)
STAN THE MAN winning the $82,450 Tale Of The Cat Stakes on August 20, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Broken Vow, out of Nite In Rome, by Harlan’s Holiday) ($82,000 Wlg’14 KEENOV; $150,000 Ylg’15 FKJUL) (Bred in KY by Emma and Dermot Quin & Scott and Pierce)(Coglainese/Chelsea Durand)
GOLDEN PAL winning the $85,000 Skidmore Stake on August 21, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Lady Shipman, by Midshipman, 2nd dam Sumthingtotalkabt by Mutakddim, 3rd dam Nannetta by Falstaff) ($325,000 RNA Ylg’19 KEESEP) (Bred in FL by Randall E Lowe) (Coglianese)
RASHAAN (IRE) winning the $100,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap on August 20, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by Manduro (Ger), out of Ranyanna (Ire), by Rainbow Quest) (Bred in IRE by HST Aga Khan’s Stud S.C.) (Coglianese)

Stakes Photos – August 22 – 23

In no particular discernible order, we are just glad racetracks around the glob are still operating in this crazy year! — GP

RUSHING FALLS winning the $485,000 Diana Stakes GrI on August 23, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by More Than Ready, out of Autumnal, by Forestry, 2nd am Marie J by Mr. Prospector, 3rd dam In My Cap by Vice Regent) ($320,000 Ylg’16 FTSAUG) (Bred in KY by Fred W Hertrich III & John D. Fielding) (Skip Dickstein/Tim Lanahan)
MO FORZA winning the $152,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap GrII on August 23, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Inflamed, by Unusual Heat, 2nd dam Little Hottie, by Afternoon Deelites, 3rd dam Mistrely bu Miswaki) (Bred in KY by Bardy Farm) (Benoit)
CAMPANELLE (IRE) winning the $247,694 Darley Prix Morny-Finale Des Darley Series G1 on August 23, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Kodiac, out of Jamina (GB), by Namid (GB), 2nd dam Lady Dominatrix (Ire) by Danehill Dancer (Ire), 3rd dam Spout House (Ire) by Flash of Steel (Ire)) ($228,000 Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Tally-Ho Stud) (Zuzanna Lupa)
AUDARYA (FR) winning the $176,924 Darley Prix Jean Romanet G1 on August 23, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Wootton Bassett (GB), out of Green Bananas (Fr), by Green Tune, 2nd dam Anabaa Republic by Anabaa, 3rd dam Gigawatt (Fr) by Double Bed (Fr)) ($147,437 Ylg’17 AROCT) (Bred in FR by Haras d’Ecouves) (Zuzanna Lupa)
EBAIYRA (inside) winning the $106,154 Darley Prix De Pomone G2 on August 23, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Distorted Humor, out of Ebiyza (ire), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire), 2nd dam Ebalist (Ire) by Selkirk, 3rd dam Eviadiyla (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells) (Bred in KY by S.A. Aga Khan) (Zuzanna Lupa)
CALL THE WIND (GB) winning the $106,154 Darley Prix Kergorlay G2 on August 23, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Frankel (GB), out of In Clover (GB), by Inchinor (GB), 2nd dam Bellarida (Fr) by Bellypha (Ire), 3rd dam Lerida (Fr) by Riverman) (Bred in GB by George Strawbridge) (Zuzanna Lupa)
ETONIAN (IRE) winning the $30,077 Betway Solario Sakes G3 on August 23, 2020 at Naas. (Winner by Olympic Glory (Ire), out of Naan (Ire), by Indian Charlie, 2nd dam Wingspan by Silver Hawk, 3rd dam Broad Pennant by Broad Bush) ($16.512 Wlg’18 GOVNOV; $12,000 RNA Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Emir Alkas) (
MAAMORA (IRE) (second from left) winning the $43,641 Betway Atalanta Stakes G3 on August 23, 2020 at Sandown. (Winner by Duabawi (Ire), out of Zoowraa (GB), by Azamour (Ire), 2nd dam Beraysim GB) by Lion Cavern, 3rd dam Silk Braid by Danzig) (Bred in IRE by Godolphin) (PA Wire)
NORMCORE (JPN) winning the $1,277,095 Sapoporo Kinen G2 on August 23 ,2020 at Sappora. (Winner by Harbinger (GB), out of Chronologis (Jpn), by Kurofune, 2nd dam In This Unison (Jpn) by Sunday Silence, 3rd da,m Rustic Belle by Mr. Prospector) ($207,507 Ylg’16 JRHAJUL) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
RED EN CIEL (JPN) winning the $713,159 TV Nishinippon Corp.Sho Kitakyushu Kinen G3 on August 23, 2020 at Kokura. (WInner by Manhattan CafJ (Jpn), out of Stylestick, but Storm Cat, 2nd dam Magnificient Style by Silver Hawk, 3rd am Mia Karina by Icecapade) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
MAXIMUM SECURITY winning the $500,000 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes GrI on August 22, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by New Year’s Day, out of Lil Indy, by Anasheed, 2nd dam Cresta Lil by Cresta Rider, 3rd dam Rugosa by Double Jay) (Bred in KY by Gary & Mary West Stables Inc.) (Eclipse Sportswire)
HALLADAY winning the $400,000 Fourstardave Handicap GrI on August 22, 2020 at Saratoga. (Winner by War Front, out of Hightap, by Tapit, 2nd dam Don’tellmichelle, 3rd dam L’Instaitable by Caveat) ($225,000 RNA Ylg’17 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Gainesway Thoroughbred Ltd. & Winchell Thoroughbreds, LCC) (Skip Dickstein)
RED LARK (IRE) winning the $252,500 Del Mar Oaks GrI on August 22, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Epaulette (Aus), out of Firecrest (Ire), by Darshaan (GB), 2nd dam Tefoil (Fr) by Blakeney (GB), 3rd dam First Bloom (GB) by Primera (GB) (16,513 RNA Ylg’18 GOFFEB; $14,154 RNA Ylg;18 TIRSEP) (Bred in IRE by Mrs, S.N. Rogers & Sir Thomas Pilkington) (Benoit)
RED KING winning the $203,000 Del Mar Handicap GrII on August 22, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by English Channel, out of Youre Speeding Luv, by A. P. Indy, 2nd dam Lovage by Roberto, 3rd dam Proud Delta by Delta Judge) (Bred in KY by Calumet Farm) (Benoit)
WARRIOR’S CHARGE (right) winning via DQ the $190,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes GrIII on August 22, 2020 at Monmouth. (Winner by Munnings, out of Battling Brook, by Broken Vow, 2nd dam Crazy Woman Creek by Wild Rush, 3rd dam Boa, by Rahy) (Bred in FL by Shaquab Racing) (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)
HARVEST MOON winning the $100,500 Torrey Pines Stakes GrIII on August 22, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Qaraaba (GB), by Shamardal, 2nd dam Mokaraba (GB) by Unfuwain, 3rd dam Muhaba by Mr. Prospector) (Bred in KY by Alice Bamford) (Benoit)
CHAOS THEORY winning the $101,000 Green Flash Handicap GrIII on August 22, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Curlin, out of Chaotic Cat, by Tale of the Cat, 2nd dam Joyful Chaos by Rahy, 3rd dam Alya by Deputy Misister) ($260,000 Wlg’15 KEENOV; $42,000 3yo’18 KEENOV) (Bred in KY by Bluewater Sales & Mike Carpenter) (Benoit)
MAC SWINEY (IRE) winning the $122,622 Galileo Irish EBG Futurity on August 22, 2020 at Curragh. (Winner by New Approach (Ire), out of Hall Na Saoire (Ire), by Teofilo (Ire), 2nd dam Siamsa by Quest For Fame (GB), 3rd dam Amoura by Northfield) (Bred in IRE by Jim Bolger) (Patrick McCann/Racing Post)
TAWKEEL (GB) winning the $106,695 Shadwell Prix De La Nonette G2 on August 22, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by by Teofilo (Ire), out of Rafaaday (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB), 2nd dam Joanna (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire), 3rd dam Secrete Marina (Ire) by Mujadil) (Bred in GB by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) (
PRETTY GORGEOUS (FR) winning the $94,840 A.R.M. Holding Debutante Stakes G2 on August 22, 2020 a Curragh. (Winner by Lawman (Fr), out of Lady Gorgeous (GB), by Compton Place (GB), 2nd dam Cayman Sunset by Night Shift, 3rd dam Rominia by Roberto) ($64,872 Wlg’18 ARQDE; $630,000 Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in FR by EARL Ecurie Hara du Dadran, Enrico Ciampi, SAS I.E.I & Ecurie La Boetie) (Patrick McCann/Racing Post)
FEV ROVER (IRE) winning the $106,695 Shadwell Prix Du Calvados G2 on August 22, 2020 at Deauville. (Winer by Gutaifan (Ire), ouf of Laurelita (Ire), by High Chaparral (Ire), 2nd dam Chervil (GB) by Dansili (GB), 3rd dam Nashmeel by Blushing Groom (Fr)) ($23,589 Ylg’19 GOFFPR) (Bred in IRE by Manister House Stud) (
SAFE VOYAGE (IRE) winning the $124,478 Sky Bet City of York Stakes G2 on August 22, 2020 at York. (Winner by Fast Company (Ire), out of Shishangaan (Ire), by Mujadil, 2nd dam Irish Flower by Zieten, 3rd dam Sally St. Clair (Ire) by Sallust (GB) ($61,334 Ylg’14 DNPRM) (Bred in IRE by Schneider Adolf) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
THORIN (GER) winning the Shadwell Prix Daphnis G3 on August 22, 2020 at Deauville. (Winner by Soldier Hollow (GB), out of Taita (Ger), by Big Shuffle, 2nd dam Tamarita (Ger) by Acatenango (Ger), 3rd dam Tamacana (GB) by Windwurf (Ger) (Bred in GER by Gestut Hachtsee) (
VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) (center, red & blue sleeves) winning the $358,010 Winx Stakes G1 on August 22, 2020 at ATC. (Winner by Zed (NZ), out of Opulence (NZ) by Danraod, 2nd dam Mulan Magic by King’s Theatre, 3rd dam Chalet Girl (NZ) by Imposing (Aus) (Bred in NZ by J D Goodwin, Auckland, NZ) (