Tag: Bernardini

This 2-year-old colt set numerous records when he brought $3.55 million in auction Tuesday in Maryland. (Image: Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Colt Sells for Record $3.55 Million at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

A colt from the late sire Bernardini shattered several records on Tuesday when he brought $3.55 million at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Maryland. The colt, a product of Bernardini out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note, went to Gary Young, the respected West […]

Courvoisier splashed home in the Jerome Stakes New Year's Day. He's trying to become the first horse in 32 years to win both the Jerome and Withers: Aqueduct's first two Kentucky Derby preps. (Image: Joe Labozzetta/NYRA Photo)

Withers Contenders Chase Glittery History Along With Derby Points

The Grade 3 Withers Stakes, Saturday’s New York stop on the Kentucky Derby trail, is one of those races that warrants the one-eye attention from Derby watchers curious to see if someone – anyone – can pick up the historical baton hanging out there. The 148-year-old race predates the Kentucky […]

Bernardini's victory here in the 2006 Jockey Club Gold Cup was his sixth and final victory. The 2006 Preakness winner won six of eight races and became a prolific stallion and broodmare sire. (Image: Darley Farm)

Preakness Champion and Prolific Sire Bernardini Euthanized at 18

Bernardini, the 2006 Preakness Stakes winner and one of the most decorated international sires of this century, was euthanized on Friday after complications from laminitis. He was 18. The stallion was euthanized at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky, where he lived since beginning his stallion career in 2007. Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley […]