Uncle Mo to start jogging on Monday at WinStar Farm

Uncle Mo (seen here) to start jogging on Monday at WinStar Farm.

Yes, everyone’s favorite uncle will be back in the saddle again, so to speak on Monday, as he begins the long road back to racing with a little light training at WinStar Farm!

He looking good here!




Only 3 are under consideration for 2012 Breeders’ Cup Venue

Our brothers over at Thoroughbred Times are running a story stating that the Breeders’ Cup site selection for 2012 is down to Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park!

The story goes on to say that an announcement on the 2012 site will be coming shortly, so that a 2013 site can be explored!

So put your Breeders’ Cup poly-playbooks back on the shelf for 2011 and 2012 as the 3 sites above are all dirt tracks!

Logic say’s, it’s Belmont’s turn for a while as Santa Anita and Churchill Downs have hosted the last 4 Breeders’ Cup events between them! But this blogger could live with any of them just fine!

Look for an announcement to come out soon!


Pants On Fire Using Pegasus as Haskell Prep | BloodHorse.com

Pants On Fire Using Pegasus as Haskell Prep | BloodHorse.com.

In a case of the rich getting richer, the Kelly Breen and George and Lori Hall connections have two big time graded stakes winners in their barn in Belmont Stakes winner Ruler on Ice and Pants on Fire.

Pants On Fire won the Louisiana Derby this spring and took a middle of the pack 9th in the Kentucky Derby his last trip out.

 Tomorrow, he’ll be competing again in the GIII Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park where he’ll be the 7/5 M/L fav in a field of 6, which includes Preakness runner and Tesio Stakes winner Concealed Identity and Harlan’s Hello!

The very hot jockey Rosie Napravnik will be on Pants On Fire once again in this contest as he preps for the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 31st


Colonial Turf Cup Attracts Older Crowd | BloodHorse.com

Colonial Turf Cup Attracts Older Crowd | BloodHorse.com

The Colonial Downs (seen here) Stakes and Grade Stakes turfing season gets underway in earnest with the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup Stakes this Saturday.

Names like Court Vision, Rahystrada, Guys Reward and Smart Bid are all coming out to compete in this high-priced, non-Graded Stakes event on Saturday, that we almost missed on our Weekend Picks list!

So keep a close eye on this turfer for future clues on the rest of the turfing-handicap division’s upcoming contests this year!