Torie Gladwell

'Top' of the Market: $2-Million OBS March Graduate Muth Headlines Saturday's American Pharoah

When the GI American Pharoah S. even-money morning-line favorite and 'TDN Rising Star' Muth (Good Magic) brought a sale-topping $2 million at OBS March earlier this year, it wasn't exactly a surprise to see Saudi businessman Amr Zedan and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert heading back to the Top Line Sales consignment for more. Fellow Top Line graduate and Zedan Racing Stables Inc. colorbearer 'TDN Rising Star' Arabian Knight (Uncle Mo) will line up next as one of the favorites in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic after posting a...

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Awesome Slew Colt Sets Furlong Mark at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Tuesday

TIMONIUM, MD - The three-day under-tack show ahead of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale began on a picture-perfect day in Timonium Tuesday with a colt by Awesome Slew (hip 91) working the bullet furlong of :10 flat early in the first of the day's seven sets. The juvenile is consigned by Tom McCrocklin, who purchased him on behalf of Michael Sucher's Champion Equine for $150,000 at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Yearling Sale. "He's a very fast horse," McCrocklin said Tuesday. "I was not surprised...

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Frosted Colt, Nyquist Filly Fastest at OBS Tuesday

A colt by Frosted (hip 449) matched the fastest furlong time of the week so far, while a filly by Nyquist (hip 484) tied the fastest quarter-mile breeze with workouts during the third session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Tuesday in Central Florida. Hip 449 worked a furlong in :9 3/5 shortly after 8:30 a.m. for the Longoria Training and Sales consignment. A $50,000 Keeneland September acquisition, the youngster was one of a group of yearlings purchased last year...

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Zedan Goes to $2 million for Good Magic Colt at OBS

A colt by Good Magic, who worked a co-bullet furlong in :9 3/5 last week, lit up the sales ring at OBS Tuesday when selling to Amr Zedan for $2 million. Trainer Bob Baffert was on the phone with Zedan, while bloodstock agent Donato Lanni handled the bidding from the press box. The juvenile was consigned by Torie and Jimbo Gladwell's Top Line Sales. The Gladwell family purchased him for $190,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale.

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Good Magic Colt Swiftest at OBS

A colt by Good Magic (hip 546) turned in the fastest furlong through three sessions of the four-day under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training when covering the distance in :9 3/5 Thursday in Central Florida. The bay juvenile, out of Hoppa (Uncle Mo), is consigned by Top Line Sales. "He had prepped in :10 flat over here, so we knew if the track was back to its original condition, that he had every shot of going :9 4/5," said Top Line's Torie...

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Frosted Colt Gets Grade I Off to a Fast Start at OBS

A colt by Frosted (hip 247) got Nellie and Chetley Breeden's new Grade I Investments consignment off to an auspicious start when he was one of four horses to earn the furlong bullet of :9 4/5 during the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training in Central Florida Wednesday. Nellie Breeden is no stranger to the sales scene, having spent time as assistant trainer to her father, legendary pinhooker Jimmy Gladwell, as well as pinhooking through the Top Line...

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Three New Directors

Torie Gladwell, Jason Loutsch and Cathy Shircliff have joined Thoroughbred Charities of America's Board of Directors. "We are thrilled that Torie, Jason, and Cathy have joined our board and I look forward to working with them," said Mike McMahon president of TCA. "They each bring unique skill sets, new ideas, and most importantly, a passion for TCA's mission. The TCA board is committed to working hard to raise money for the benefit of the approved organizations that support Thoroughbred aftercare as well as the people working on the backstretches and...

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Top Line Juveniles Coming Out Running at OBS

Torie and Jimbo Gladwell's Top Line Sales consignment was responsible for both of the co-fastest furlong workers--both consigned on behalf of owner Marc Tacher--and it shared the co-fastest quarter-mile breeze during Tuesday's third session of the under-tack show for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training in Central Florida. A filly from the first crop of champion Accelerate (hip 461) shared Tuesday's fastest furlong time of :9 4/5. The bay is out of Full Moon Frolic (Vindication), who is a daughter of graded placed Frolicing...

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Shoppers Out in Force Ahead of Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A day after a well-attended breeze show and a day ahead of sale time, shoppers were out in force at the Fasig-Tipton sales barns at Gulfstream Park on a brilliantly sunny Tuesday morning. "It's been very steady," consignor Steve Venosa of SGV Thoroughbreds said as he watched his popular Practical Joke filly (hip 63) head out for another show Tuesday morning. "We started with our first show roughly around 8 a.m. and it's been non-stop for the last three hours. The usual faces are here and...

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Buyers 'More Than Ready' at OBS March

By Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL--The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds continued to buzz with activity during a second straight day of very strong trade as the March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded Wednesday. Bidding was fast and furious right from the start with the top horse of the day--and the sale as a whole--coming in the second juvenile through the ring, Hip 318, a colt by More Than Ready, who summoned $1.2 million from Kaleem Shah. A daughter of American Pharoah (Hip 532) also achieved seven figures...

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Volatile Sires First Foal

Brilliant GISW Volatile (Violence--Melody Lady, by Unbridled's Song) has sired his first foal, a filly, born at Mallory Farm. Bred by Torie Gladwell out of the winning mare Jeweled (Sidney's Candy), the chestnut hails from the female family of GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Summerly. "We sold her dam, who was drop dead gorgeous, to Bob Baffert as a yearling," said Gladwell, also of Top Line Sales. "We were fortunate enough to be able to get her back. The filly has the same qualities as the mare, great looking, well balanced,...

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Top Line Juveniles Shine at OBS

Jimbo and Torie Gladwell's Top Line Sales claimed the fastest furlong and quarter-mile breezes of Friday's third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's under-tack show ahead of the June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, with a filly by Frosted working the second :9 4/5 furlong of the week and a colt by Arrogate setting the new quarter-mile mark of :20 4/5. When hip 447, a daughter of Frosted out of graded stakes winner Jody Slew (Slew City Slew), turned in her :9 4/5 breeze Friday, it was actually the...

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