Florida Grad Factor It In Rolls to Another Stakes Victory

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Michael Scheffres’ multiple grade 3-placed Factor It In continued his career-best form Jan. 21 at Laurel Park by cruising to his third stakes victory in his past five starts, a two-length triumph in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes. With Angel Cruz up for trainer Carlos Mancilla, Factor It In covered the distance in 1:18.01 on […]

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Florida Grad Factor It In Caps Off Stellar 2022 With Another Stakes Victory

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hidden Brook Florida grad Factor It In captured 19th running of the Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up sprinting six furlongs was among six $100,000 stakes on a Christmastide Day rescheduled from Dec. 26. Factor It In ($6), trained by Carlos Mancilla, covered the distance in 1:10.65 over a fast main track to give jockey Angel […]

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Bred, Raised and Sold Bankit Adds a 7th Stakes Victory to Account

Monday, December 5, 2022

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s millionaire New York-bred Bankit added a seventh stakes score to his impressive resume when he stalked and pounced to an open-length victory in Sunday’s $125,000 NYSSS Thunder Rumble for eligible state-sired 3-year-olds and up sprinting seven furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, the 6-year-old […]

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Moonage Daydream is the Latest Hidden Brook Florida Blacktype Winner

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

In the Stewart Manor S. on Breeders´ Cup Saturday at Aqueduct, Moonage Daydream set fractions of 22.30 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.66 for the half-mile. In the stretch she turned back a bid from Redifined, and went on to a 1 1/4-length win over that one. It was another neck back in third […]

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September Grad Evvie Jets Flies to Graded Victory in Noble Damsel S. (G3)

Monday, October 24, 2022

Evvie Jets and trainer Mertkan Kantarmaci both notched defining wins Saturday when Evvie Jets darted to a 1 1/4-length victory over Plum Ali in the Grade 3, $150,000 Noble Damsel at Belmont at Aqueduct. It was the first stakes win for Evvie Jets and the first stakes victory in the United States for Kantarmaci. The 4-year-old […]

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Florida Grad Arabian Lion Named ´TDN Rising Star´; Dams Sells in November

Monday, October 10, 2022

Trainer Bob Baffert unveiled yet another potential superstar Sunday at Santa Anita in the form of Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s $600,000 OBSAPR acquisition Arabian Lion. Sold by Hidden Brook Farm, the colt by Triple Crown hero Justify was also prepared for his :10 flat sale breeze at the famed Hidden Brook Florida training facility and […]

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September Grad Philip My Dear Wins Second Stakes at Woodbine

Favored Philip My Dear used his patented stretch kick to beat a solid group of Canadian-bred 2-year-olds on Sunday in the 85th running of the $251,600 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine. A son of Silent Name, Philip My Dear earned $150,000 in his second stakes success for Raroma Stable. He captured the Soaring Free […]

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Factor It In is 9th Florida Grad Stakes Winner of 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Owner Michael Scheffres got his first stakes win, when Factor It In won the Challedon Stakes at Laurel Park by 2 3/4 lengths. Under Jorge Ruiz, the gray 6-year-old rated off the pace towards the inside, then split horses as they entered the stretch. He overhauled early leader Backnthewoods in the last eighth and drew […]

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Two Hidden Brook Florida Grads Score in Saturday Stakes

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Lightning finally struck for John D. Gunther and Tanya Gunther’s Love And Thunder (Ire), who captured her first graded stakes win with a last-to-first move, storming down the stretch to collar pacesetter Evvie Jets in the Athenia Stakes (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at the Belmont at the Big A fall […]

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September Grad Sendero Scores Stakes Victory in Jamestown S.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Sendero became the second stakes winner and seventh winner overall for his freshman sire City of Light with a maiden-breaking victory in the $125,000 Jamestown S. at Colonial Downs. Sent off the 1-5 favorite, the bay colt was hustled out of the gate and rushed up to press the pace four wide down the backstretch […]

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