Saw Jim Gagliano and Eric Hamelback on the same day at Saratoga

You can sit on a bench between the paddock and the grandstand at Saratoga and observe a lot. That’s where I was last Wednesday morning before the races, sitting with Frances J. Karon, editor of North American Trainer magazine, when we saw owner Peter Brant, daughter in tow, walking back and forth about a dozen … Continue reading Saw Jim Gagliano and Eric Hamelback on the same day at Saratoga

Brody’s Cause gives Albaugh another Giant in Kentucky

Brody’s Cause is one of two sons of Giant’s Causeway for the Albaugh Family Stable to enter stud in Kentucky in 2017. He’ll stand at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift for $12,500 and is priced attractively for a dual G1 winner. The other, Not This Time, was covered here. Dennis Albaugh, an Iowa billionaire, first got … Continue reading Brody’s Cause gives Albaugh another Giant in Kentucky

Air Force Blue: Another juvenile champion for Ashford

After a near monopoly of standing recent North American 2-year-old champions at Ashford in Kentucky, Coolmore’s streak was stopped when Darley nabbed 2015 champion Nyquist, but the Irish conglomerate was undeterred. It has sent two juvenile champions from abroad to stand the 2017 season at Ashford to keep the mojo alive, and one of them, … Continue reading Air Force Blue: Another juvenile champion for Ashford