Quality Road

Quality Road Colt Gritty at Gulfstream

St Elias Stable's lightly raced Dr Post (Quality Road) stamped himself as a sophomore to watch Saturday after securing a first stakes score despite tough trip in Gulfstream's Unbridled S. Fourth at 1-2 odds at Belmont way back in July of 2019 behind subsequent GSW/GISP Green Light Go (Hard Spun) and SW/GSP Another Miracle (American Pharoah), the $400,000 Keeneland September yearling resurfaced to score here Mar. 29 while earning a strong Beyer Speed Figure of 94. He was backed down to even-money favoritism this time over GIII Gotham S. third...

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Bellafina and Mia Mischief Bookend Carousel S.

Top-level scorers Bellafina (Quality Road) and Mia Mischief (Into Mischief) will break from opposite ends of the gate Saturday at Oaklawn as the headliners of the Carousel S. A force to be reckoned with on the Santa Anita road to the GI Kentucky Oaks last spring, the bay has been winless since the GI Santa Anita Oaks in April, but finished off last term with a pair of strong seconds. Closing strongly to finish within 3/4 of a length of dual champion Covfefe (Into Mischief) in the GI Breeders' Cup...

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Thursday’s Racing Insights: $1-Million Quality Road Filly Debuts at Gulfstream

10th-GP, $45K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 5:38 p.m. ET MIGHTY ROAD (Quality Road), a $220,000 KEESEP yearling turned $1-million OBSAPR breezer (:9 4/5), makes her debut for trainer Chad Brown and owner HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud over the Gulfstream lawn. The 3-year-old filly is a half-sister to graded winner Decelerator (Dehere). Mighty Road's dam Paris Rose (Accelerator) is a half-sister to GI Test S. heroine Fabulously Fast (Deputy Minister) and Paris Notion (Dehere), dam of MGISW City of Light (Quality Road). TJCIS PPs

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Bast Bred to Quality Road

Multiple Grade I winner Bast (Uncle Mo--Laffina, by Arch) has been bred to Quality Road, Susan and Charles Chu's Baoma Corporation announced Thursday. Susan Chu said it was still to be decided if the 3-year-old would be offered at public auction this fall or kept for the Baoma Corp.'s broodmare band. Bast won last year's GI Del Mar Debutante S., GI Chandelier S., and GI Starlet S. and was third in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. In her only sophomore start, Bast captured the Jan. 5 GII Santa Ynez...

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This End Up: A Fountain of Memories, Whatever the Future Holds

Never mind a Fountain of Youth. Right now we find ourselves in need of a rather more pressing therapy. Without wishing to be impertinent, in Europe it does feel as though the insidious economic peril of coronavirus--quite apart from its biological impact, deadly as that can be--has been grasped rather more urgently on one side of the Atlantic than the other. That's perfectly understandable, given its unexplained foothold in Italy at a time when the U.S. President could still declare that domestic cases would "within a couple of days... be...

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Restless Rider Retired

Grade I winner Restless Rider (Distorted Humor--Silky Serenade, by Unbridled's Song) has been retired from racing and will be bred to Quality Road, owners Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm announced Wednesday. "Restless Rider is representative of what we are looking to do at Three Chimneys--to race top quality horses with like-minded partners, and to share the ups and downs together," said Three Chimneys chairman Goncalo Torrealba. "We are honored to be partners with Paul Fireman's Fern Circle Stables, and to have won a Grade I race like the...

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Roadster Kicks Off 2020 in San Pasqual

Speedway Stable's Roadster (Quality Road) looks to kick off 2020 on the right hoof Saturday in the GII San Pasqual S. at Santa Anita. The 'TDN Rising Star' has not visited the winner's circle since denying champion stablemate Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}) in the track-and-trip GI Santa Anita Derby last April. Second behind fellow Baffert trainee and recent GI Pegasus World Cup romper Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) in the GIII Affirmed S. in Arcadia in June, the gray was given the rest of the summer off and came...

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City of Light’s First Foal a Filly

Lane's End resident City of Light (Quality Road) sired his first foal, a filly, Friday at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. The filly is also the first foal out of unraced Redbud (Union Rags), a half-sister to graded stakes winner Wishful Tomcat (Tactical Cat) and stakes winners Uncle T Seven (Freud), Lucky Lewis (Forest Camp) and Zetterholm (Silver Train). "We are thrilled to bits over our City of Light filly!" said Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden. "She has a beautiful feminine head and great balance and frame." City of Light will...

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