Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson Colt Earns Quarter-Mile Bullet At OBS Saturday

Saturday's session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training included a son of Lord Nelson (hip 809) who put up the fastest quarter-mile time of the day. Consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, the colt worked in :20.4 and is the second foal out of Kodiak's Dancer, a half-sister to SP Baby Gray (Precise End). He'll make his third trip through the sales ring next week, having RNA'd at both KEENOV as a weanling for $9,500 and again as a yearling for $8,500 at FTKOCT last...

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Lord Nelson's Whatintheliteral An Upset Winner Of The Astoria

In a race that changed with the early-morning scratch of 'TDN Rising Star' Long Neck Paula (Uncle Mo), it was Whatintheliteral for trainer Jena Antonucci who was able to take the field gate to wire and break her maiden at odds of 13-1 in the Astoria S. Thursday. Run twice at Keeneland over 4 1/2 furlongs, the daughter of Lord Nelson ran into both The Queens M G (Thousand Words) and West Memorial (Caracaro) in her debut start Apr. 7. Up for third beaten just three-quarters of a length Apr....

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Lord Bullingdon Commanding In Eddie Logan Win

The connections of Lord Bullingdon thought highly enough of their horse to jump him up into graded-stakes company after running second to 'TDN Rising Star' Prince of Monaco (Speightstown) at Los Alamitos July 9. Second again in the GIII Del Mar Juvenile Turf S., he was denied again back in maiden special weight company at Santa Anita Oct. 7 before finally breaking through in the Qatar Golden Mile S. Nov. 3. Fourth last out in the GIII Cecil B Demille S., Lord Bullingdon stuck to what he knows best in...

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Seven Juveniles Supplemented To April TTA Sale

Seven juveniles have been supplemented to the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, adding to an already record-setting number of horses cataloged. HIP 187--a filly by Dialed In who is a half to a stakes winner and from the family of MSW Gray Attempt. Consigned by 1880 Bloodstock. HIP 188--a filly by freshman stallion Catholic Boy who is from the family of MGSW Tax, MGSW Yell, and MGIW Elate. Consigned by 1880 Bloodstock. HIP 189--a filly by Tapwrit who is a half to two winners and from the family of GSW...

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Dialed In's Asset Purchase A Debut Winner For Klaravich Stables

5th-Aqueduct, $80,000, Msw, 1-29, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:19.42, ft, 8 lengths. ASSET PURCHASE (f, 3, Dialed In--Quick Hit Fever, by Dublin), just a $75,000 yearling purchase for this leading owner/trainer combo and Sunday's 3-1 third choice on debut, broke greenly but kept pace with the field, tracking from third just off pacesetter Now Showing (Mendelssohn) through a :22.65 opening quarter. Set down from the four path to engage the frontrunners, she easily took over command as the field swung off of the far turn and gave the others no...

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Lord Nelson Filly Tops Penultimate Session of Keeneland September

A filly by the late Lord Nelson brought $125,000 from agent Michael Wallace, acting on behalf of St. Elias Stables, to top Friday's 11th of 12 sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Vinnie Viola's operation has purchased a total of 48 head throughout the sale, either alone or in partnership, for gross receipts of $18,815,000 and an average of $391,979. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for breeder Spendthrift Farm, as Hip 3709, Friday's topper is a full sister to 2022 GII Saratoga Special S. third-place finisher and recent runaway...

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Damon's Mound Cruises To Saratoga Special Win

'TDN Rising Star' Damon's Mound (Girvin) backed up his jaw-dropping, double-digit debut victory at Churchill Downs with an impressive, 3 1/4-length decision over favored 'Rising Star' Gulfport (Uncle Mo) in Saturday's GII Saratoga Special S. Facing just three rivals here, the 9-5 second-choice trailed the closely bunched quartet in the garden spot as Gulfstream debut winner Super Chow (Lord Nelson) flew through an opening quarter in :21.94. Gulfport, a perfect two-for-two to begin his career, led by a 12 1/4-length win in the Bashford Manor S., was forced to check...

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Eight Juveniles Fire Bullets at OBS Wednesday

Five juveniles shared the fastest furlong time of :9 4/5 Wednesday during the fourth session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale breeze show and three others worked a quarter in a bullet :20 3/5. The quartet of :9 4/5 workers were an Uncle Mo filly from Clary Bloodstock (Hip 537) (video); a Goldencents colt consigned by Eddie Woods (Hip 546) (video); a filly by Street Sense from the Lucan Bloodstock shedrow (Hip 611) (video); a Macho Uno colt consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales (Hip 674) (video); and...

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Six Share Furlong Bullet, Three Share Quarter Bullet at OBS Under-Tack Opener

A half-dozen juvenile colts and fillies shared the bullet furlong time of :9 4/5 at the first of seven under-tack preview shows for the upcoming OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Sunday. The first to shade 10 seconds in their one-eighth breeze was Hip 87, a filly by Tapiture out of the unraced mare Youngnflashy (Flashy Bull) consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales. The filly was bought for $25,000 at Fasig-Tipton October. Three more fillies posted :9 4/5 time shortly thereafter--Hip 121, by Speightster, consigned by Randy Miles and...

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Second Chances: Cape Trafalgar Looks to Carry Late Sire's Legacy

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. After bringing $325,000 from John Fort's Peachtree Stable at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase, the expectations were always high for Cape Trafalgar (c, 3, Lord Nelson--Goldrush Girl, by Political Force), who kicked off his career with an encouraging second-place finish on debut at Gulfstream Mar. 12 (video). "He had trained extremely well, but we had a couple of setbacks," Fort said. "I honestly believe that if we...

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Saturday's Insights: American Pharoah Filly Arrives at Aqueduct

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-AQU, $80K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:20 p.m. WITH BELLS ON (American Pharoah) starts her career for owners Bass Stables LLC and Cheyenne Stables after realizing $300,000 at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The dam, a juvenile stakes winner on the turf by Giant's Causeway, has already produced two winners on the dirt including Princess Mo (Uncle Mo). Second dam Marylebone (Unbridled's Song) was also a stakes winning juvenile, taking the GI Matron S. Trainer Todd Pletcher is 11-36 over the last five...

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Lord Nelson Euthanized

Spendthrift Farm's MGISW Lord Nelson (Pulpit--African Jade by Seeking the Gold) was euthanized Thursday after a long battle with laminitis. He was 9-years-old. "Upon consulting with a veterinarian team consisting of Dr. Scott Morrisson, Dr. Jim Morehead, and Dr. Caleb Harms and our stallion manager Wayne Howard, it was determined that the only humane course of action we had was to euthanize Lord Nelson following his latest difficult battle with laminitis," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift's general manager. "It's pretty well chronicled his long fight with the disease. After several encouraging...

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