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JUSTIN PHILLIP On August 5th, this 4-year-old colt by FIRST SAMURAI finished just a neck back in the six-furlong Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.-G1 on a muddy track at Saratoga. Never more than three lengths off the leaders, JUSTIN PHILLIP swung out wide for the stretch drive and battled to the wire for this narrow loss. […]

TDN Rising Star EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE won for the second time in as many starts when she proved much the best in the six-furlong Landaluce S. on Hollywood Park’s all weather surface July 14. Sitting behind the leaders until the turn for home, this 2-year-old filly byFIRST SAMURAI split horses then dropped to the inside for the […]

EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, the $650,000 OBS April sales topper by FIRST SAMURAI, cruised to a docile 4 1/2-length debut score on Hollywood Parks’ all weather surface. After a very slow start out of the gate because of a problem filly next to her, she was allowed to settle into stride in this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight […]

MALIBU WAY, a 3-YO colt by FIRST SAMURAI, notched a win in the Lamplighter Stakes at Monmouth Park going 1 1/16 miles over the turf. MALIBU WAY moved up three wide on the far turn and rallied into the stretch to prevail. This is his second win in 2012 , he was beaten by a […]

The third highest priced colt at the Barretts May 2YO Sale was a juvenile by HORSE GREELEY who went for $160,000. Hip 95, a colt out of the Thunder Gulch mare, Boom Boom Bertie, had the co-fastest time of :21 2/5 for the 1/4-mile distance on preview day. Consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, the […]

On day three of the OBS April Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, HORSE GREELEY led all freshman sires with an average of $56,333. Among the juveniles sold that day was hip 734, a filly consigned by Woodside Ranch, agent, which brought $72,000 from Peter Miller, agent.

A 2-year-old filly by FIRST SAMURAI left the ring Thursday at a price of $650,000. The filly is the sales topper at the OBS April sale. Out of the graded-placed Unaccounted For mare, Refugee. She was consigned by Eddie Woods and purchased by bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. She worked 1/4 mile in :21 flat at […]

ONE FAST FROG became FIRST SAMURAI’s newest winner on Friday. In a Santa Anita maiden, ONE FAST FROG immediately sped to the lead, set the pace down the backstretch, and was a head in front at the wire. This was fourth career start for the 4YO filly, all on the west coast. ONE FAST FROG […]

TRAPPE SHOT, impressive 8 1/2-length winner of this year’s True North H.-G2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2012 at Claiborne Farm, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. The 4-year-old son of leading sire Tapit raced for Mill House and retires with six wins, two seconds, and earnings of $703,884. Bred […]

Eclipse Champion and Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner BLAME saw strong results from his first mares through the ring in Book 1 of the Keeneland November Sale. On Tuesday Hip 378, the Coronado’s Quest mare LE RELAIS in foal to BLAME, went to Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings for a final bid of $800,000. The mare was consigned […]

Over this past weekend, graded stakes winner HORSE GREELEY’S sire, Mr. Greeley, came up with three additional Grade 1 winners. They are the 2yo colt Crusade (Middle Park S.-G1), the 3yo colt Western Aristocrat (Jamaica H.-G1), and the 4yo filly Aruna (Spinster S.-G1). This now gives Mr. Greeley a total of 13 G1 stakes winners. […]

NORTHERN PASSION, a 2-year-old daughter of FIRST SAMURAI, and a $95,000 Claiborne Sales grad out of their 2010 Keeneland September consignment, became his newest graded stakes winner with a determined win in the G3 Natalma S. at Woodbine. During the one mile turf race NORTHERN PASSION settled on the inside just off the pacesetters. Into […]

HORSE GREELEY was represented by a $45,666 average from three yearlings offered at the first session of the OBS August Yearling Sale August 23rd. The yearlings are from the first crop of HORSE GREELEY. The sire’s highest price was Hip 137, sold to Becky Thomas for $80,000. The colt is from the consignment of Hunter […]

TRUBS, a 3-year-old son of FIRST SAMURAI, earned his second black-type victory August 6th in the Super Derby Prelude S. at Louisiana Downs. During the 1 1/6 mile race, TRUBSpatiently positioned just behind the pace to the inside. Into the stretch he drove to the front, and when challenged kicked into gear to post a […]

OAK MARSH,  a 3-year-old filly from the first crop of FIRST SAMURAI, earned her first black type with a runner-up finish in the 1 1/16-mile Desert Vixen S. on the turf at Monmouth on July 24. Battling between foes in the early going, she swung out for the final drive and finished well to be […]

BAFFLE ME, a 2-year-old filly from the second crop of FIRST SAMURAI, won her career debut by taking this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Monmouth Park on July 10. After bobbling at the start and settling near the back early, this $130,000 Keeneland 2010 September sales graduate swung out four wide for the drive […]

JUSTIN PHILLIP, a 3-year-old colt by FIRST SAMURAI, won the G2 Woody Stephens S. on the Belmont undercard in impressive fashion. The colt vied for the lead the start of the 7 furlong race and broke free to the front where he remained for the entire race to score by over three lengths. JUSTIN PHILLIP […]

LIABLE, the dam of 2010 Eclipse Champion Older Male and Claiborne stallion BLAME, was given the prestigious title of 2010 Broodmare of the Year on April 29. BLAME, winner of the historic G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010, and 2011 stakes winnerTEND (by Dynaformer) are among LIABLE’s best progeny. A daughter of Seeking the Gold, […]

SWIFT WARRIOR went wire-to-wire to win the $100,000 Rushaway S., giving FIRST SAMURAI his third stakes winner from his first crop. Allowed to set the pace through this 1 1/16-mile test, the 3-year-old colt opened up as many as four lengths at the top of the stretch and kept his rivals at bay to win […]

ESCORT, a 3-year-old colt by FIRST SAMURAI, won his second in a row in a Gulfstream Allowance March 20. ESCORT settled just behind the pace at the beginning of the six furlong race. The 3-year-old then went wide going for the turn and accelerated in the stretch to win by a half length. ESCORT had […]