Wonder Wheel

Len Green To Receive Marylou Whitney Award At Annual Saratoga Brunch

Len Green will be honored by the New York Race Track Chaplaincy with the Marylou Whitney Award at its Annual Fundraising Brunch Aug. 14, the organization announced Thursday. Founder of The Green Group, a CPA firm specializing in the Thoroughbred industry, Green also works with son Jon who manages D.J. Stables, the owners of Eclipse winners Jaywalk (Cross Traffic) and Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief). "Len and his late wife Lois have silently, although generously, supported an increasing number of NY Chaplaincy vital initiatives and events over the course of the...

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Len Green Joins the TDN Writers' Room Podcast

Who better to be the Green Group Guest of the Week Than Mr. Green Group himself, Len Green. Green joined the 'TDN Writers' Room' podcast presented by Keeneland to discuss the latest goings-on with his DJ Stable as well as to offer advice on how those in the Thoroughbred industry can best prepare for the upcoming tax season. The best horse DJ Stable campaigned in recent years was Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief), who won the 2022 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on her way to being named champion 2-year-old filly....

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Len Green Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Len Green, the founder of The Green Group, joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to share what breeders and owners can do before the close of the year to save money on taxes.

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Mark Taylor Reflects on Close of Another November Sales Season

After wrapping up the annual whirlwind doubleheader between the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November breeding stock sales, Mark Taylor has a lot to be grateful for as he reflects on another successful year for the Taylor Made Sales consignment. Taylor Made was the leading consignor at both auctions, with 35 horses sold at Fasig-Tipton for $22.965 million and 262 sold for over $22.8 million at Keeneland. While the Lane's End consignment beat Taylor Made out for the title last year at Keeneland by a little under $500,000, Taylor Made was back...

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'Remarkable' Fasig November Gross Tops $100 Million Again as Nest, Goodnight Olive Bring $6 Million

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY - After a vibrant afternoon-into-night of bidding, the Fasig-Tipton November Sale grossed over $100 million for the third straight year with champions Nest (Curlin) and Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) leading the way when bringing matching $6-million final bids Tuesday at Newtown Paddocks. "It was another remarkable horse sale, literally from start to finish," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It's really humbling to think that we've been able, for three years in a row, do over $100 million in sales in a single night....

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Katsumi Yoshida Adds Wonder Wheel for $3.2M to Fasig-Tipton Shopping Cart

Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief--Wonder Gal, by Tiz Wonderful), the champion 2-year-old filly of 2022 following wins in the GI NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and GI Darley Alcibiades S., fetched $3.2 million Tuesday evening at the Fasig-Tipton November sale from buyer Katsumi Yoshida. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for DJ Stable LLC Graduate, the dark bay or brown 3-year-old was the first 2-year-old champion for four-time leading sire Into Mischief. Sold as a broodmare prospect as hip 200, Wonder Wheel is from the same family as GISW Force...

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Wonder Wheel, Who Took the Greens on the Ride of a Lifetime, To Sell at Fasig November

When Lois Green was a young girl, her family would take her once a year to Coney Island, where she thought the most exhilarating ride was the Wonder Wheel. So when the family bought a yearling by Into Mischief out of the multiple stakes winner and multiple Grade I stakes-placed Wonder Gal at auction, the name was a natural for the DJ Stable matriarch. Wonder Wheel would go on to become Into Mischief's first juvenile champion, winning two Grade Is including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and four of five...

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Fasig-Tipton November Offers Champions, Breeders' Cup Winners, and More

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 246 main-catalogue entries for The November Sale, the company's selected mixed sale to be held in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 7, following the Breeders' Cup. The single-session sale will begin at 2 p.m. "The Fasig-Tipton November Sale annually offers a collection of the world's finest bloodstock," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "This year's catalogue is once again outstanding, offering 55 graded stakes winners or producers, 26 of which are Grade I." Browning continued: "We have Eclipse Champions, international champions, multiple Breeders' Cup winners, and a Kentucky...

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Champion Wonder Wheel Retired, to Sell at Fasig-Tipton November

Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief--Wonder Gal, Tiz Wonderful), the 2022 champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired after finishing eighth in the July 1 GIII Selene S. at Woodbine, reports Jon Green, the general manager of the owner, D.J. Stables. She will be sold this fall at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. After clinching an Eclipse Award with her win in the 2022 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Wonder Wheel struggled this year, going 0-for-4. In the Selene, she was beaten 21 3/4 lengths. "Wonder Wheel has been battling a couple of minor...

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Graded Stakes Fireworks Set For Saturday

Ellis Park will host its first Grade I race in its 100-year history Saturday, but there are plenty of other graded stakes scheduled before the Fourth of July at Belmont Park, Delaware Park, Woodbine Racetrack and Gulfstream Park. Here's a rundown of what's on tap. Showdown in Belmont's Dwyer One of two graded stakes on Saturday in Elmont is the GIII Dwyer S. Going a mile, the race pits Fort Bragg (Tapit), who was forced to scratch from the GI Woody Stephens S. by trainer Bob Baffert when the 3-year-old...

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Lois Green of DJ Stables Passes Away

Lois Green, the co-owner of DJ Stables with her husband Len, passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, according to her husband. She was 84. Green graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Biology. She was a trustee of the Leonard and Lois Green Charitable Foundation. "Lois was an avid reader of the TDN and was a truly involved horse person," said Len Green in an email. "Her specialty was the vet work and breeding. She was manager of DJ Stable in the early years. Under her leadership we won...

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Streaking Wet Paint Headlines Full Field Drawn for Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Godolphin homebred Wet Paint (Blame), an impressive come-from-behind winner in three straight while sweeping the Oaklawn Park series for 3-year-old fillies headed by the GIII Fantasy S. Apr. 1, was tabbed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Friday's GI Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Conditioned by two-time Kentucky Oaks-winning trainer Brad Cox, Wet Paint was assigned post seven in the full field of 14. Flavien Prat will ride. Cox will also saddle impressive Bourbonette Oaks heroine and 4-1 second-choice Botanical (Medaglia d'Oro) (post six), who tries dirt...

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