Bridlewood Farm

Keeneland Debut Winners Added to April Sale

Seven supplemental entries have been added to the Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale to be held Friday evening following the closing day card at the Lexington track. The latest entries to the auction include: Life Advice (Into Mischief), consigned by Gainesway, agent; Low Country Magic (Good Magic), a three-length winner in her Apr. 17 career debut at Keeneland, consigned by I. C. Racing, agent; Maghra (Ire) (No Nay Never), consigned by Grovendale Sales, agent; Now and Later (Candy Ride {Arg}), consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent; Proud Mary (Point...

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Sunday Insights: Well-Bred Son Of Tapit And Lady Take Charge Debuts At Oaklawn

5th-OP, $115K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 3:22 p.m. ET. A $700,000 Keeneland September purchase by Willis Horton Racing and trained by Eddie Milligan Jr., WILL TAKE IT (Tapit) is the first to the post out of unraced Lady Take Charge (War Front). The latter was the top-priced foal at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale when she was hammered down to Whisper Hill Farm for $3.2 million. Eclipse Award winner Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway), a daughter of Lady Take Charge's half-sister Charming (Seeking the Gold), was the overall topper when...

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Sunday Insights: $1.8 Million Daughter Of Quality Road Looks To Shine At Seaside Oval

3rd-DMR, $61K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1m, 4:30 p.m. At last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, trainer Bob Baffert with agent Donato Lanni bid to $1.8 million to secure NAFISA (Quality Road) on behalf of an undisclosed client who turned out to be Zedan Racing. Consigned by Lane's End (hip 213), the auction's overall third topper was bred by Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch and Lane's End's W. S. Farish. It was Goodman who purchased her SP dam Ithinkisawapudycat (Bluegrass Cat) for $2.2 million in-foal to Constitution at...

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FTBOA Reelects George Isaacs as President

George Isaacs, general manager of Ocala's Bridlewood Farm, has been reelected as the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA) president, according to a release put out by the organization Wednesday. Following the annual member meeting, the FTBOA held a board meeting and also named Rustlewood Farm's George Russell the first vice president, Summerfield's Francis Vanlangendonck the second vice president, Ocala Stud's Joseph M. O'Farrell as treasurer, and Nick de Meric, who operates de Meric Stables and Sales, as secretary. "I have been fortunate to lead FTBOA at a time...

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Belmont S. Winner Sarava Dies At Old Friends

2002 GI Belmont S. winner Sarava (Wild Again) has died at Old Friends. According to the preliminary report from Dr. Colton Thacker at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, he was euthanized due to complications from a leg fracture at the age of 24. The dark bay was the first Classic winner to be retired to the farm Sept. 29, 2012, thanks to his owners, Gary Drake, and Paul and Susan Roy of Great Britain. He upset the field of the 2002 GI Belmont S. at odds of 70-1, defeating Medaglia...

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Thursday's Racing Insights: Well-Related Union Rags Filly Debuts at Keeneland

3rd-KEE, $100k, Msw, 3yo, f, a7f, 2:04 p.m. ET Bridlewood Farm homebred UNION HARMONY (Union Rags), produced by a half-sister to the superstar trio of Into Mischief, Beholder and Mendelssohn, kicks off her career for trainer Brendan Walsh. Union Harmony's dam Leslie's Harmony (Curlin), a $1.1-million KEESEP yearling, was winless in two tries for Bridlewood Farm and trainer Todd Pletcher. Union Harmony, scratched from the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, worked four furlongs from the gate in :47 1/5 (2/56) at Keeneland Apr. 16. This same Union Rags over Smart Strike...

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Sunday Insights: Latest 'Monomoy' Sibling Debuts In New Orleans

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 7th-FG, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 1 1/16mT, 5:15 p.m. The latest foal out of Drumette, TAPTHEDRUM (Tapit) is a Bridlewood Farm homebred racing out of the Brad Cox barn. Bridlewood paid $1.85m for Drumette, the half-sister to GSW Drum Major and dam of dual champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) and GSW Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice) out of the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Fall Mixed Sale. The grey colt has put in consistent works over the Fair Grounds surface and picks up Florent Geroux for his career debut. One gate...

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George Isaacs Named FTBOA President

George Isaacs, general manager of Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, was elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association Friday. "I am honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to this important position," Isaacs said. "Being an active manager of a large Florida breeding operation, I hope to do my part in continuing to bolster the Florida breeding and racing industry." FTBOA board members Marilyn Campbell and Joe O'Farrell, III extended their terms on the board while Jerry Campbell, Mike Hall and Mary Lightner were named to...

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Sunday Racing Insights: Arrogate Filly Debuts for Bridlewood

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 3rd-GP, $50K, MSW, 3yo/up, f, 1 1/16mT, 2:09 p.m.    From the first crop of the late champion Arrogate, USURPED debuts Sunday for trainer Brendan Walsh and owner/breeder Bridlewood Farm. The 3-year-old filly is out of the El Corredor mare Concinnous, making her a half-sister to millionaire & MGISW Iotapa (Afleet Alex), who sold for $2.8 million to the China Horse Club at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Usurped is also a half-sister to GSP Saintly Joan (Northern Afleet), a $625,000 purchase at...

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Arrogate Filly Impresses Against Florida-breds

10th-Gulfstream, $53,000, (S), Msw, 12-16, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:17.21, ft, 8 lengths. AVOW (f, 2, Arrogate--Peace Preserver {GSW, $382,166}, by War Front) loomed large on pedigree and price tag against this Florida-bred bunch and with an upbeat tab on display, and dominated at even-money to kick off her career auspiciously. Away awkwardly to be last early, the bay split horses and came into the frame as the leading group looked taxed following a :45.55 half. Avow swung wide for clear sailing, took over with ease in upper stretch and...

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Immaculately Bred Empire Maker Filly Shines at Del Mar

6th-Del Mar, $72,500, Msw, 11-20, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:17.45, ft, 2 1/4 lengths. EMPIRE GAL (f, 2, Empire Maker--Double Tapped, by Tapit) opened her account at first asking Saturday at Del Mar with a good-looking victory over 6 1/2 furlongs Saturday. Prominent in the early stages, the bay filly drifted back to a midfield position while racing well out into the track approaching the turn. Given her cue with a little less than three-eighths of a mile to travel, the 34-5 chance advanced four or five wide into the...

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Isaacs Returning to FTBOA Board

Edited Press Release Well-respected Florida horseman George Isaacs has returned to the board of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association after a brief absence due to term limits. Laurine Fuller-Vargas of Morriston, George Russell of Reddick, T. Paul Bulmahn of Ocala and Nick de Meric of Ocala were re-elected to the board. They will each serve a three-year term that will run until October 2024. Leaving the board because of term limits is Richard Kent of Kaizen Sales. Isaacs is a past FTBOA board member and officer, who became...

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