Mr. Freeze

Mr Freeze to Stand in Ohio

Multiple graded stakes winner Mr Freeze (To Honor and Serve--Heavenly Cat, by Tabasco Cat) has been retired to stud at Raimonde Farms Ltd. in Wooster, Ohio. Owned by Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister and trained by Dale Romans, the 7-year-old chestnut retired with a 6-4-2 record in 19 starts, earning $1,595,600 over his career. "He was a gifted horse with a great mind," said Romans. "He ran with the best and we couldn't be happier about this opportunity." Mr. Freeze was a graded stakes winner at ages three, four and...

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There's No Cooling Off Sub-Zero's Jim Bakke

Owner Jim Bakke's experience in horse racing has been fairly typical. He started off with a small stable, didn't have much success and waited for his day to come. It looks like he's not going to have to wait any longer. Along with Gerald Isbister, Bakke is the co-owner of 'TDN Rising Star' Jack Christopher (Munnings), a Chad Brown-trained colt who brought down the house Saturday with an 8 3/4-length maiden win at Saratoga. Jack Christopher, who is named for Bakke's six-month-old grandson, will head to the GI Champagne S.,...

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Pegasus Runner-Up Mr Freeze Heads Competitive Gulfstream Mile

Fresh off a pair of Grade I placings, Jim Bakke and Gerry Isbister's Mr Freeze (To Honor and Serve) will look for his third graded stakes score in an evenly matched 11-horse renewal of the GII Gulfstream Park Mile S. Saturday at the Hallandale Beach oval. Capturing his first two starts at 9-1 two springs ago in Kentucky, the chestnut was a narrow second in the Iowa Derby before cruising by eight lengths in the GIII West Virginia Derby. Failing to find the mark in his next three outings, he...

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Flying High in the Pegasus

The defections of two of favorites Omaha Beach (War Front) and Spun to Run (Hard Spun) saw Saturday's GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. lose some of its star appeal, however, a solid group of graded stakes winners will try and collect the lion's share of the $3-million purse. Trainer John Sadler, who finished third in this race last season with 2018 Champion Older Horse Accelerate in 2019, offers the talented but at times unlucky Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro), who breaks from post 6. Knocking on the door to bigger...

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