Harlan's Holiday figures big in BC Juvenile
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Shanghai Bobby will go postward as one of the favorites in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). Indeed, the 2-year-old Harlan's Holiday colt is the 2-1 morning line choice in the field of nine in the 1 1/16-mile contest.

Harlan's Holiday sits atop the 2012 2-year-old sire list with $1,443,284 in progeny earnings and five stakes-winning juveniles.


Shanghai Bobby has been invincible to this point, with a perfect 4-for-4 record, all at different distances. After breaking his maiden by four lengths going 4 ½ furlongs at Aqueduct in April, the dark bay came back in late June to capture the 5 ½ furlong Track Barron S. at Belmont Park. An impressive 3 ¾ length score came next in the seven furlong, Grade 2 Hopeful S. in early September at Saratoga. Next, it was back to Belmont Park for the one mile Champagne S. (G1) on Oct. 6, and Shanghai Bobby proved much the best with a five-length score.

Jack Wolf, managing partner of owner Starlight Racing, confirmed Tuesday his group sold a 50-percent interest in Shanghai Bobby to the Coolmore partnership of Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.

"They've been interested in the horse prior to the Champagne Stakes and their interest obviously increased when we won the Grade I there," Wolf said. "Before I did anything with these guys I talked to all of our partners and they all agreed that it was the right thing to do. I look forward to being partners with them. They're very smart business people and good horsemen."

Willcox Inn contests Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile


Harlan's Holiday also has Willcox Inn, part of the nine-horse Mile on the turf, in on Saturday's Breeders' Cup card. The dark bay 4-year-old will face the sternest test of his career, but comes into the $2 million race in fine form after finishing second to the formidable Wise Dan on Oct. 6 in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Willcox Inn, trained by Michael Stidham, has never been worse than third in four starts at a mile on the grass.
Classy Paynter colt shines in Oaklawn Park maiden score title=
Paynter

Classy Paynter colt shines in Oaklawn Park maiden score

Pryor was all business as he drew off to an impressive 5 3/4-length maiden special weight win on Presidents' Day at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Paynter fillies double up for maiden victories title=
Paynter

Paynter fillies double up for maiden victories

Paynter has risen to the #4 spot on the active North American Second-Crop Sire list after a pair of fillies by the young WinStar stallion broke their maidens at Fair Grounds and Laurel Park.

[read more]

Promising Paynter 3YO shines in Santa Anita Park debut title=
Paynter

Promising Paynter 3YO shines in Santa Anita Park debut

Westrock Stables' homebred Ike overcame a four-wide trip to score by a half-length in a Feb. 11 Santa Anita Park maiden special weight for 3-year-olds...

[read more]

Tiznow’s Red Ruby jumps onto Oaks Trail in big way title=

Tiznow’s Red Ruby jumps onto Oaks Trail in big way

Red Ruby, the fast-rising 3-year-old filly by Tiznow, threw her name into the 2018 Kentucky Oaks picture on Jan. 10th after her second straight daylight victory, this one coming in her stakes debut in the $125,000 Martha Washington S. at Oaklawn...

[read more]

Tiznow has top yearling at Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale title=
Tiznow

Tiznow has top yearling at Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale

Glenn Brok made the winning bid of $260,000 for a Tiznow colt at the Feb. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale in Kentucky

[read more]

Check Out the WinStar Farm Super Bowl Commercial

Check Out the WinStar Farm Super Bowl Commercial

[read more]

Champion Roy H kicks off 2018 with big win in Palos Verdes S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

Champion Roy H kicks off 2018 with big win in Palos Verdes S. (G2)

More Than Ready's 2017 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Roy H started 2018 in style with an easy 3 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Palos Verdes S. (G2) Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park...

[read more]

Speightstown's Strike Power rules in the Swale S. (G3) title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Strike Power rules in the Swale S. (G3)

Strike Power backed up his superlative Dec. 23 maiden win with another top-notch performance in Saturday's $200,000 Swale S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Audible captures Holy Bull S. (G2) in first stakes start title=

Audible captures Holy Bull S. (G2) in first stakes start

Audible drew off powerfully in the final quarter-mile of Saturday's $350,000 Holy Bull S. (G3) to win the 1 1/16-mile contest by 5 1/2-lengths...

[read more]

Overanalyze filly romps by double-digits at Fair Grounds title=
Overanalyze

Overanalyze filly romps by double-digits at Fair Grounds

Saints' Girl, making her second lifetime start, blasted to a 13 1/4-length maiden special weight score Jan. 28 at Fair Grounds...

[read more]