More Than Ready's multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy made a triumphant return to the races in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixie (G2) at Pimlico Race Course, besting Admission Office by a half-length to sixth lifetime graded stakes win.
WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Quip made a successful return to Oaklawn, holding off Lone Sailor by a neck to win the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses before an estimated crowd of 45,000 on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile died suddenly today, the farm announced. The 13-year-old son of Empire Maker—Star of Goshen, by Lord at War (ARG), bred a mare this morning and started acting uncomfortable once he was back in his stall. He was en route to the clinic when he died.
WinStar Farm LLC has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2018 with $8,765,757 in earnings, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing teamed up to win the first running of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint with the brilliant colt Bulletin, who led the 5 1/2-furlong race from gate-to-wire, winning by 2 3/4-lengths.