Syndicated Race Recap

Syndicated enjoyed his first day at school in a very competitive maiden on the Newmarket Downs, where he learnt a lot under the hands of Rob Hornby.

He broke well out of the stalls but found himself keen on the front end due to the slow pace being set. After tackling the dip at Newmarket, he stayed on nicely towards the line, but it was too late as Miami Girl kicked clear.

Enjoy the video, especially the part when Rob Hornby states, “he is going to be a nice one going forward”!

We will update you when we hear how the colt has come out of his race.

Weekly Wrap

The proverbial highs and lows of racehorse ownership were encapsulated to a tee for our partners last week.

In the span of 72 hours, our owners celebrated beautiful wins from Iron Works and Salute to America, and experienced disappointment from the losses of A Mo Reay, Forbidden Kingdom, and Micro Share.

Ups and downs, for sure, but there was one constant theme — the enthusiasm of many of our owners who embraced their experiences, regardless of the results. One of our partners expressed his joy on social media, the morning after Micro Share’s defeat in the Santa Anita Oaks, with a family photo taken at the track with the words, “What a great day . . . best family vacation ever!!!” It’s satisfying to see our community of partners lean into the wild and unpredictable ride that is horse racing, and to be able to do so alongside their families and fellow owners.

We’ll dive into the wins first because they are the most fun to revel in, after all! On a dreary day in New York last Thursday, with a chilly rain falling, Salute to America’s partners were basking in sunshine as their colt splashed his way home a winner of a $70,000 Maiden Special Weight for New York-breds at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old’s astute trainer, Tom Morley, predicted it was going to take this burly colt a few races to hit his best stride, and he was correct. Salute to America, who was ridden to perfection by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano, graduated to the winner ranks in his fourth start in this off-the-turf race.

The weather wasn’t much better at Keeneland on Saturday, with blustery conditions and the unwelcome presence of snowflakes, but Iron Works warmed the hearts of his partners with a powerful victory in a $110,000 allowance to win his second race from three starts for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Luis Saez. This 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor will likely step into stakes competition at some point this year.

On a warm and dry Saturday in California, our hopes of bringing our MRH partners to the Kentucky Derby for a second time, after we won with Authentic in 2020, were dashed when our two-time stakes winner Forbidden Kingdom finished sixth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby for trainer Richard Mandella. While it was a disappointing outcome, a likely reason for the defeat was found when the colt was scoped post-race and inflammation in his throat region was detected. Forbidden Kingdom will be sent for a video endoscopic exam to look under his epiglottis to see if there is an ulcer. We look forward to getting this very talented colt back to 100% and returned to competition.

Forbidden Kingdom’s stablemate, Micro Share, our promising 3-year-old filly, didn’t perform as we hoped in the Santa Anita Oaks, but Mandella suspects she “tied-up” before the race in the paddock, which is akin to a human having leg cramps.

Another reminder of how these equines are athletes, who can have their off days and produce some head-scratching results, whether it’s attributed to something physical or not, is A Mo Reay, who ran at Keeneland on Friday. Our grade-1 placed daughter of Uncle Mo — who was training very well heading into the race while working on par alongside Nest, who would win the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes later in the day — was eased by Luis Saez because she was bearing out during the running of the allowance race. Post-race nothing physically amiss was found by the Pletcher Team and this is one of those instances where the effort has to be tossed.

We must also mention that while the race results in Santa Anita were not what we had hoped for, we were very excited to have another opportunity to feature one of our wonderful owners on TVG who attended the races this weekend in sunny California. Shout out to Winford for participating!

With that eventful week in the books, we turn ahead to next weekend when we are looking forward to the career debut from Hero Status at Santa Anita, as well as a start from In Due Time, who competes for our partner program, Edge Racing, and is looking to pick up additional Kentucky Derby points in the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.
We will be back later in the week with a full rundown of the action.

Welcome To The Milkybar Kid

Introducing The Milkybar Kid!

Gai & Adrian can’t wait to get this boy on the track – listen to their video above talking about him.

Weekly Preview

Yesterday we kicked off our weekly action with a brilliant maiden-breaking victory from Salute to America at Aqueduct, much to the delight of his partners. And now the MyRacehorse Stable and our partner program, Edge Racing, are ready to continue to put their best hooves forward in multiple upcoming races, starting today through Sunday.

This weekend is really a dream for our partners and comes with the reward of having starters in two of the country’s biggest stakes, plus two very exciting allowance runners, who are taking part in the start of the historic Keeneland spring meet as morning-line favorites.

Carrying the stakes hopes of their partners on Saturday at Santa Anita Park are Forbidden Kingdom, who is looking to make it three stakes wins in a row, and Micro Share.

Forbidden Kingdom has already punched his ticket to the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby with his 50 qualifying points earned when he won last month’s San Felipe. Now he tunes up for the big dance in Louisville with a start in the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, a key Kentucky Derby qualifier with points of 100-40-20-10 up for grabs. Micro Share makes her stakes debut for her owners in the Grade 2, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, a qualifier for the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks.

Both of these 3-year-olds are trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, who has won the Santa Anita Oaks four times, but never the Santa Anita Derby.

Juan Hernandez has the mount on Forbidden Kingdom, who is the 6-5 second choice on the morning line. Post time is 5:45 p.m. ET p.m./2:45 p.m. PT for the 6th race on the card. The 85th running of the Santa Anita Derby can be viewed on NBC. For more viewing information, please click here.

Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza climbs aboard our promising filly Micro Share — who looked brilliant winning a maiden race in her last start — for the first time in the Santa Anita Oaks. Our filly is 6-1 on the morning line. Post time for Race 4 is 4:35 p.m. ET/1:35 p.m. PT. The race can be seen on TVG as well as ADW sites.

Our action gets underway today at Keeneland with A Mo Reay, who is a grade-1 placed performer for her partners. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo is coming off a layoff for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and has trained superbly for her assignment in Race 4, an allowance race, in which she is the morning-line favorite. Post time is 2:36 p.m. ET/11:36 a.m. PT. The races at Keeneland can be seen on Keeneland’s website, TVG, and ADW sites.

On Saturday at Keeneland, the Pletcher-trained Iron Works, a promising 3-year-old who won on debut, is set to compete in Race 4, an allowance race, as the morning-line favorite. Post time is 2:10 p.m. ET/11:10 a.m. PT.

The action concludes on Sunday with the Edge Racing entry of Demogorgon in Race 5 at Gulfstream Park in a starter optional claimer on the turf. Post time is 3:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. PT.

All of this excellent racing will be accompanied by on-track festivities for our owners, hosted by our staff. For those in attendance and those folks watching from home, good luck to each of our partners and soak in what promises to be a very thrilling two days of racing!

Weekend Wrap

Our Saturday didn’t conclude with the race results we had hoped for, but the MyRacehorse Team still felt like winners, thanks to our passionate partners who collectively made for very enjoyable and fun afternoons at Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park, with Chasing Time and Laforgia, respectively.

While neither of our colts were impactful at the finish of their races, as most are aware, horse ownership is a challenging endeavor and losses take place much more frequently than wins. But no matter the outcome, seeing your horse compete on race day is a priceless experience.

Many of our owners traveled far and wide to watch Chasing Time participate in an esteemed Kentucky Derby prep race, the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. When the horses approached the starting gate for the $1.25 million race, a thunderous roar came from the 60,000 fans packed in the stands and it was very cool to know that Chasing Time’s partners were part of those collective cheers.

The Arkansas Derby lasted 1:50.42, but the festivities associated with the celebration of Chasing Time running in Oaklawn Park’s signature event were spread over the course of four days. We had morning visits at Steve Asmussen’s barn for Chasing Time’s partners to meet their colt, on Thursday through Sunday, which was a huge hit with his owners. Friday evening, we hosted a lively cocktail party at the hotel adjacent to Oaklawn Park, and this camaraderie-building event served both to bring together old friends and forge new friendships, and included a raffle for some unique items, including a halter with Chasing Time’s name on it. Race day saw our team entertaining a very fun group of Chasing Time’s partners on what was a picture-perfect afternoon, featuring a fabulous 13-race card.

On the West Coast, we felt our owners’ love and support for Laforgia, who was making his very first career start, which is always a momentous occasion on the journey of horse ownership. Laforgia’s partners were able to meet and chat with trainer Richard Mandella before the race and the Hall of Famer was all smiles as he posed with them in photos taken in the paddock.

While we didn’t win the battle with these colts, we’re still looking forward to future races from both Chasing Time and Laforgia and until then, our team and our partners have the takeaway of some very beautiful memories from Saturday.

Next week, starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday, we have nine runners, from both MRH and our partner program, Edge Racing, targeting races across the country, including at historic Keeneland Race Course for the opening of its boutique spring meet. One of our Saturday runners at Santa Anita Park is Forbidden Kingdom, who has already punched his ticket to the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby with his brilliant and buzz-worthy victory in the San Felipe Stakes. This exceptionally talented colt will run in the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, a fabled and key Kentucky Derby prep.

Of course, we will circle back later in the week to give you the scoop on each of our runners!

Trainer Update

We are thrilled to announce that Who Runs The World will be trained by Brad Cox on the Midwest racing circuit.

Brad won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 2020 and 2021 and is best known for training superstars such as Monomoy Girl, Essential Quality, Knicks Go, Arklow, Shedaresthedevil, and Mandaloun, to name a few.

We are excited to have another horse stabled with such a superb horseman, and we are looking forward to what the future holds for our 2-year-old Quality Road filly!

Fun Fact: Brad trained Who Runs the World’s mama, Lucy N Ethel as well! Lucy N Ethel was a five time winner for Brad including a score in the Grade 2 Prioress at Saratoga.

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Dubawi / J Wonder Update

Dubawi / J Wonder continues to do well in his training. He worked on Andrew’s Lochsong gallop this morning, which is a 4 and a half furlong gallop under Group-1 winning jockey Rob Hornby! Rob was extremely impressed by the professional attitude that our colt possesses. Lochsong was a filly who twice won the Cartier Award as Top European Sprinter and was voted 1993 European Horse of the Year trained by Ian Balding (Andrew’s father) at Kingsclere!

Please Enjoy this video!

Super Stable Update

The MyRacehorse Super Stable is ticking over in constant action!

We caught up with trainer Mat Ellerton at Flemington to talk through some of the key horses beginning their Autumn preparation. You can watch the video above.

The three horses discussed – Tanto, Freewheeler and Arctic Fairy – all showed a lot of promise in their first preparations. Coming into the stables for the second time, Ellerton is excited to see what they can do on the track.

Weekend Wrap!

MyRacehorse celebrated its own version of March Madness this past weekend, featuring two winners, which added to an already magical month for the stable by extending our win rate to 33%, with in-the-money finishes (ITM) reaching 58%.

It was a Saturday double for our partners, who celebrated important milestone victories with Provocateur and Psychedelic Shack. Provocateur became a first-time stakes winner in the $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park, giving his Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher his eighth win in the race. It was a powerful performance from the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, who rolled to a two-length victory, after shrugging off a persistent rival in the 1-2 favorite, Nitrous Channel, in the stretch run.

Racing fans at Gulfstream Park certainly had no trouble identifying Provocateur’s owners, as the impassioned group on hand were a fun and lively bunch, cheering loudly for their gritty colt as he motored toward the wire.

Provocateur is certainly indicative of the importance of patience needed in horse ownership, because some horses are just slower than others in showing their best hand. This handsome colt wasn’t an overly precocious type in his training, so he didn’t make it to the races until the middle of October. In his first start, on the turf, Provocateur didn’t show much as the favorite, but the light bulb went on in his second start with an improved finish on the dirt and then it really illuminated in his following race, when he broke his maiden. The Hutcheson was his second start in a stakes and was preceded by a runner-up finish in the Pasco Stakes. It’s wonderful to watch Provocateur develop so nicely from his 2-year-old season to this year, bettering his speed figures with each subsequent start as the competition gets steeper. Needless to say, we’re very pumped to see this colt continue to target races at the highest level.

And speaking of patience, Psychedelic Shack’s partners were given a good schooling in that department, but the payoff revealed itself in a major way on Saturday. The gorgeous gray son of Shackleford encountered some minor speed bumps on his journey to the races, but everything came together beautifully when he made his career debut in a Maiden Special Weight turf sprint at Tampa Bay Downs for trainer Christophe Clement. Running like he had done it many times before, the 4-year-old was full of swagger while rolling home a 2 3/4-length winner. Christophe is known for his Midas touch with turf horses, and has had some particularly good ones who were sprinters, including Pure Sensation and Disco Partner, so naturally, we’re excited about what the future has in store for Shack.

A hearty congratulations to the owners of both these colts, and here’s to having the good times continue with each of them.

We’ll check back later in the week with a look at our upcoming runners, which will include the eagerly anticipated debut from our New York-bred filly, Celebrity News, who is in the entries on Friday at Aqueduct.

Wire to Wire: Cable Boss

This month’s edition of Wire to Wire saw Christina Blacker selecting the striking 2-year-old son of Quality Road, Cable Boss, as her Stable Spotlight! Listen as she explains why. Shares in Cable Boss are still available, click here to buy now.

You can view the full episode of Wire to Wire here.

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