Resolute Racing

Mensa A 'Smart' Winner of the Victoria S., Second SW For Red-Hot Complexity

Mensa (Complexity), who fetched a then-record $740,000 on the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform from John Stewart's Resolute Racing 13 days after an impressive debut victory in the colors of D J Stable over the Gulfstream Tapeta Apr. 12, atoned for a down-the-field effort when well-backed in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes last time with a dominating score in Friday's Victoria Stakes at Woodbine. Off as the second betting choice behind stable companion Into Diamonds (Into Mischief)--himself a first-out winner sprinting on the turf at Keeneland Apr. 25--Mensa was soon in front and...

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Patience Pays For Correas And His Horses Alike

Returning to New York from a winter working in Louisiana, the first since his emigration, Ignacio Correas appeared literally a shadow of his former self. His former vet came from the old country and found that Correas, this blueblood of the Argentinian Turf, had lost around 30 lbs. "What are you doing here?" his visitor asked. "Why don't you go back? I mean, look at you." "Don't worry," Correas replied. "I'm going to be okay." Now, 23 years later, he sits outside the Keeneland barn that houses the leading turf...

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Didia Goes One Better from 2023 Running, Takes New York in Style

She might have been the bridesmaid in last year's running, but no one was taking her 'New York moment' in 2024. Didia (Arg) (m, 6, Orpen--Delambre {Brz}, by Rainbow Corner {GB}) broke well to briefly see open air in the GI New York S.  before eager pacesetters to her outside, namely Royalty Interest (Fr) (Le Havre {Fr}) and Surprisingly (Mastery), stepped out to dispute who would lead the large field of 13. The former ended up at the head of affairs and rolled along through :23.18 and :47.74 fractions as...

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Stewart Transfers Pricey Australian Purchase To U.S.

On Thursday, Resolute Racing's John Stewart confirmed to TTR AusNZ that his A$3.2 million acquisition from the Inglis Chairman's Sale, MG1SP Tutta La Vita (Aus) (The Autumn Sun {Aus}), will continue her career in America under the care of trainer Ignacio Correas. Stewart, who ventured into the Australian market by spending A$5.44 million on six yearlings at Inglis Easter, said that the Southern Hemisphere 3-year-old filly would compete in some of the feature American turf events under her new trainer. "We're going to bring her [Tutta La Vita] up here...

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After The Races And Retired Racehorse Project Split Winnings In Resolute Poker Tournament

A pair of winners, After the Races and the Retired Racehorse Project, opted to split the winnings of the Resolute Racing's Poker For Ponies Tournament held in the lead up to the GI Kentucky Derby earlier this month. Hosted by the Louisville Thoroughbred Society May 1, the tournament invited players to pledge winnings to one of 20 pre-selected Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. Jimmy Gladwell and Gavin O'Connor each tied for the win and earned $32,500 apiece for their two respective organizations. "Support from the racing industry has played a vital role...

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Stewart Strikes for A$3.2 Million Tutta La Vita at Inglis Chairman's Sale

John Stewart's Resolute Racing continued its world-wide buying spree in Australia Thursday when going to A$3.2 million to acquire multiple Group 1-placed Tutta La Vita (Aus) (The Autumn Sun {Aus}) (hip 87) at the Inglis Chairman's Sale. The 3-year-old filly, the second-highest priced lot at the sale, had been campaigned by Kevin and Vikki Payne, who purchased her for A$300,000 as a yearling in 2022. She will continue to be trained by Chris Waller. "We are really excited about buying Tutta La Vita," Stewart said. "We met Chris Waller when...

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West Memorial Becomes First Winner for Freshman Sire Caracaro with Kentucky Juvenile Upset

West Memorial became the first winner for freshman sire Caracaro (by Uncle Mo) with an upset win over the boys in the Kentucky Juvenile S. at Churchill Downs on Thursday. The John Hancock trainee was a close second on debut at Keeneland Apr. 7. Overlooked at 17-1 here, the bay watched as the Wesley Ward-trained 'TDN Rising Star' Shoot It True (Munnings), a runaway Keeneland debut winner Apr. 5, and Resolute Racing acquisition Mensa (Complexity), a $740,000 purchase earlier this week via the Fasig-Tipton Digital Sale platform, battled for command...

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Resolute Secures Mensa For $740k In Record-Setting FT Digital Flash Sale

Mensa (Complexity), the first 2-year-old winner for his freshman sire, sold on a final bid of $740,000 April 29 in the one-horse Mensa Flash Sale, a record-setting sum for the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform, the company announced Monday. Offered by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for D.J. Stables LLC Graduate, the colt went the way of John Stewart's Resolute Bloodstock. Mensa is entered in Thursday's Kentucky Juvenile S. at Churchill Downs, where he has been installed as the morning-line second choice. "We are always looking to add talented runners to our...

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'TDN Rising Star' Sweet Rebecca Ultra Smooth In Memories of Silver At Big A

Sweet Rebecca, dubbed a 'TDN Rising Star' off her Gulfstream debut March 10, made her first start for John Stewart's Resolute Racing Sunday in the Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct. Moved from Brendan Walsh to Chad Brown following her private sale, the full-sister to Sweet Melania stepped into stakes company and was well-backed, jumping at odds of 1-2 with Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle as he was on her debut. Kept in mid-pack fourth while clearly eager to be closer to the front, Sweet Rebecca stayed covered up behind...

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Stewart's Resolute Racing Buys Into Pegasus F&M Turf Winner Didia

John Stewart's Resolute Racing has purchased this year's GII Pegasus Filly and Mare Turf Invitational S. winner Didia (Arg) (Orpen), he told the TDN in a text message. He will race her in partnership with her owners, John Moores's and Charles Noell's Merriebelle Stable. Didia is entered in this Saturday's GI Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland. "I have a ranking system I use and she was at the top," said Stewart. "I have been trying to buy her for four months. The agreement is for me to buy her. I pay...

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Debbie Kepitis Secures Winx Filly for Record-Breaking Price

by TTR Aus/NZ Drama. Emotion. History. Arguably the most highly anticipated offering ever seen at public auction delivered all that and more as the Pierro (Aus) filly out of wondermare Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) brought a jaw-dropping AU$10-million (US$6.6-million) in front of a packed Inglis auditorium. There had been much speculation about how much the blue-blooded, Coolmore-consigned youngster would make, and an opening bid of $2-million duly foretold an utterly unprecedented price. The bid board struggled to keep pace with the scale and speed with which the increases came...

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At Home With John Stewart and the Team at Resolute Farm

Statements don't come much bigger than that made by John Stewart in the second half of 2023 when he spent over $25 million at public auction in less than 10 weeks, suddenly announcing himself as an emerging force in racing and bloodstock. Stewart's most costly recruits included the second-top lot at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, an Uncle Mo half-sister to the multiple Grade I winner Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) who sold for $2.5 million. He then rolled into the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale where a pair of Breeders' Cup winners headlined...

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