Yearly Archives: 2018

UNION STRIKE SEALS THE DEAL IN GALLANT BLOOM

September 24, 2018

A trip to the winner’s circle has been long overdue for grade 1 winner Union Strike, who finally broke her five-race losing streak Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Gallant …

THE FACTOR’S ABSENCE HAS MADE THE HEART GROW FONDER

September 10, 2018

By Chris McGrath
It was impossible not feel the electricity round the Lane’s End barns on the Keeneland sales grounds yesterday. For these are exciting times at a farm launching …

CANDY RIDE’S GAME WINNER COMES THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH IN DMR FUTURITY

September 4, 2018

Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}), tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after a debut victory at Del Mar Aug. 18, broke free of the shadow …

QUALITY ROAD’S BELLAFINA SMOKES ‘EM IN DMR DEBUTANTE

It was exactly 52 Saturdays ago that trainer Simon Callaghan and jockey Flavien Prat teamed to win the GI Del Mar Debutante with ‘TDN Rising Star’ Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon). …

BOUND FOR NOWHERE HANDLES STRETCH OUT IN TOURIST MILE

Bound for Nowhere had never been beyond six furlongs, but owner-trainer Wesley Ward was more than willing to take a shot Sept. 1 at Kentucky Downs
Now Ward is bound …

ACCELERATE TO STAND AT LANE’S END UPON RETIREMENT

August 29, 2018

Three-time Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky—Issues, by Awesome Again) will stand at Lane’s End Farm upon retirement.
“Accelerate has proven to be the best mile and a …