Tag: Into Mischief

B. Wayne Hughes built a storage empire, then built a owner/breeder empire at Spendthrift Farm. The horse racing visionary died Wednesday at 87. (Image: Inglis Easter Yearlings Sales)

Spendthrift Farm’s Influential Owner B. Wayne Hughes Dies at 87

B. Wayne Hughes, the billionaire co-founder of Public Storage and one of the most influential figures in horse racing, died Wednesday at his Spendthrift Farm home in Kentucky. He was 87. Any comprehensive 21st-century horse racing chronicle must include a chapter on Hughes. His impact on the sport through his […]

Galileo was the European Champion 3-Year-Old of 2001. As a stallion, he won 12 British-Irish sire titles in 13 years. (Image: Coolmore)

Incomparable Champion Sire Galileo Euthanized At 23 After Foot Injury

Galileo, the most successful European sire in racing history, was euthanized early Saturday morning after suffering a chronic, debilitating injury to his left fore foot. The son of Sadler’s Wells was 23. Coolmore Farm, Galileo’s owners, announced the death after Galileo’s injury failed to respond to treatment. “It is a […]

An in-foal Oleksandra had just enough to hold off favored Raging Bull in Sunday's Grade 3 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park. The 7-year-old mare retired after her eighth career victory. (Image: Joe Labozzetta/NYRA)

After a Pregnant Pause, In-Foal Oleksandra Wins Poker Stakes

Oleksandra provided the perfect blueprint for how to go out on top: win your final race as the lone mare in a nine-deep field of colts and horses as a 17/1 long shot. But the 7-year-old mare threw in an irresistible and endearing plot twist to her racing finale. Not […]

As one of North America's top sires, Uncle Mo mated with 257 mares in 2020. Under a new rule by The Jockey Club, Uncle Mo's last 117 foals would not be registered as Thoroughbreds. (Image: Coolmore America)

Three Powerful Breeding Farms Sue The Jockey Club Over Stallion Cap

Three of Kentucky’s most powerful breeding farms filed suit in US District Court on Tuesday, seeking to end The Jockey Club’s stallion cap rule that limits stallions born in 2020 or later to 140 mares a year. The plaintiffs, Spendthrift Farm, Ashford Stud, and Three Chimneys Farm, also listed two […]

Mutasaabeq already owns a Grade 2 victory with his Bourbon Stakes win in October. He'll try duplicating the feat back on dirt in Saturday's Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park. (Image: Coady Photography)

Mutasaabeq Trades Turf for Dirt As Mucho Macho Man Favorite

You’ve seen Mutasaabeq on the front page of Kentucky Derby futures prospects. Now, you’ll see him back on dirt in Saturday’s Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park. When you do, you’ll see the Todd Pletcher-trained, son of Into Mischief take marquee status in Gulfstream Park’s first Derby prep of […]

Not even his most devoted supporters saw Into Mischief enter the 2020s as North America's top stallion. The sire of Kentucky Derby winner Authentic captured that honor for the second consecutive year in a runaway. (Image: Coyle Photography/Spendthrift Farm)

Into Mischief Takes Top Stallion Honors for Second Consecutive Year

That Into Mischief became North America’s leading stallion for the second consecutive year is borne out by facts that carry weight, heft and meaning beyond the breeding shed. Yes, there’s the $225,000 stud fee he commands. That hasn’t stopped would-be filly and mare owners from beating a path to his […]

Alain Barows seized the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby lead with his Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun victory earlier this month. The undefeated colt debuted on Circa Sports' Derby Futures Board at 55/1. (Image: Tomoya Moriuchi/Horsephotos.com)

Kentucky Derby Futures Board Gets Quiet Before 2-Year-Olds Turn 3

Consider this week on the Kentucky Derby futures odds watch the lull before the Kentucky Derby prep storm. And that storm blows in this weekend, ushering in three prep races opening 2021. Those are Friday’s Listed Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct, Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, and the […]

Instilled Regard won his first graded stakes race on the turf in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes last December. He turned into a standout turf horse over his career. (Image: Ryan Thompson/Coglianese Photo)

Instilled Regard Reinvents Himself Again, Retires to Stud

Instilled Regard, a horse who illustrated the upside of redefining himself, retired Tuesday, his owners OXO Equine LLC announced. And, according to OXO Equine, Instilled Regard already has his first date. That would be Blue Prize, the three-time Grade 1-winning Argentinian mare. She is currently in foal to Into Mischief, […]

Life Is Good sprinted up the Kentucky Derby futures betting boards. His next test is likely at January's Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Life Is Good’s Next Stop: The Derby Trail’s Sham Stakes

The same day that 2-year-old sensation Life Is Good became the favorite in the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool, trainer Bob Baffert said he’s likely to run next in the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Baffert told the Thoroughbred Daily News that Life Is Good will join the […]

Keepmeinmind looked like a Kentucky Derby prospect with his last-to-first victory in Saturday's Kentucky Jockey Club. William Hill dropped his odds from 75/1 to 50/1. (Image: Churchill Downs)

Keepmeinmind Enters Thoughts of Kentucky Derby Future Bettors

Keepmeinmind entered the mind of bettors this past weekend when he won the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. That plunged his future odds in William Hill Nevada’s latest Kentucky Derby Futures Board to 50/1 from 75/1. On the futures front, however, it’s worth keeping in mind that […]

Will this be the year super sire Tapit finally fathers a Kentucky Derby winner? You can bet on this through the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. (Image: Gainesway Farm)

Derby Sire Future Wager: You Can Bet on the Derby Winner’s Dad

You can make Kentucky Derby futures bets at William Hill Nevada and – starting Thursday and running through Sunday – Churchill Downs through its first Kentucky Derby Futures Wager pool. But now, you can also wager on Kentucky Derby sires through the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. That’s right. You […]

Into Mischief broke a 2016 Tapit record for highest progeny earnings in a calendar year. (Image: Spendthrift Farm)

Into Mischief Again Proves He’s a Breed Above the Rest

Into Mischief illustrated again why he is the most sought-after sire in North America when his suddenly hot 2-year-old, Life Is Good, won his Del Mar debut Sunday. With the victory, Into Mischief broke the North American single-season progeny earnings record. When Life Is Good romped home by 9-½ lengths […]

Who says horses don't play to the camera? Authentic's playful side came out earlier this year outside his barn. Just don't expect him to play around at Pimlico during Saturday's Preakness Stakes. (Image: MyRacehorse.com)

Speed, Breeding, Competitive Fire Produces an Authentic Champion

When he races, Authentic doesn’t show a lot of patience on the track. He’s developed a well-earned reputation as the proverbial front-runner, a horse who likes the lead and a horse who relishes a challenge. This, however, contrasts with the connections and background of the Kentucky Derby champion and 9/5 […]