BREAKING NEWS ... Team Valor's home-bred 3yo colt GAIUS (by Leroidesanimaux) wins at Chantilly Racecourse.

Statistics: 2019 Virtual Mirror Image of 2018 Figs for Team Valor,
Winning Strike Rate 17 Percent After Technician Scores 18th Win,
TVI Has Virtually Same Number of Starts, Wins and Stakes Winners.

June 14, 2019

Although many of the players are new, Team Valor International is showing remarkable consistency year to year with virtually identical statistics through June 13. At this date last year, TVI had 110 starts,19 wins and 2 stakes winners. This year, the stable has the same 110 starts, 18 wins and 3 stakes winners. “It really shows that no matter the cast of characters, Team Valor is able to generate the same stats year in and year out.” ... More

Technician Lands Listed Prix Ridgway Yesterday at Longchamp,
Meade-Trained Grey Digs Deep Under Oisin Murphy to Win by Neck,
Jockey Tells Trainer to Run Him Farther and Keep Him on Soft.

June 14, 2019

Connections of Technician could be forgiven for experiencing deja vu yesterday when the 3-year-old grey colt refrused to enter the starting gate until he was fitted with a blindfold. Any reluctance the son of Mastercraftsman may have had entering the gate disappeared during the running of the Listed Prix Ridgway. In fact, his generosity was his hallmark in a dead-game effort in which he repelled a lengthy challenge from Godolphin/Fabre's favored Battle of Toro. ... More

Pillar Mountain Gets Team Valor Off the Schneid in Belmont Win,
Rosario Leaves it Until Very End to Get Up in Time for Pletcher,
Victory Ends Series of Too Many Second-Place Finishes to Count

June 6, 2019

Pillar Mountain, making his second outing off a layoff, showed a high degree of moxie in coming up a very tight opening along the rail while under severe pressure to score by a nose just now at Belmont Park for trainer Todd Pletcher. He was sent off as the 7-to-5 favorite off a big number last year at Saratoga and an excellent comeback third going shorter at Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Festival. ... More

Oleksandra Up in Time Under Rosario to Win Belmont Allowance,
Drysdale's Move East Pays Dividends in Winning $85,000 Grass Dash,
Australian Animal Kingdom Home-Bred is Big Last-to-First Winner

May 24, 2019

The stars were in alignment today at Belmont Park for Team Valor International and partners, as when its Australian home-bred Animal Kingdom mare Oleksandra came from last to first to win an exciting race. Oleksandra officially won by a neck and earned $46,750 bringing her earnings in the U.S. to about $112,000. In 5 U.S. starts, she now has 3 wins. ... More

Mark Brown of Racing Post Impressed by Run of Technician
Runner-Up in Group 3 Classic Trial Seen as 'Most Unlucky'
Should Turn Tables on Winner Bangkok in G1 Epsom Derby

Apr 26, 2019

From Racing Post: The Bet365 Classic Trial often produces a smart performer and both Bangkok and Technician emerged from the race with plenty of credit. Bangkok earned most of the plaudits, being cut generally to 12-to-1 for Epsom, but nowhere near enough was made of how unlucky Technician was. ... More

Axana is Profiled in Germany's Turf Times After Easy G3 Win
Soldier Hollow Filly Eased-Down Winner by Nearly 3 Lengths
A. Woehler Says "She Is Even Better Over a Mile and a Quarter"

Apr 22, 2019

From German Turf Times: This is the time of year when Classic trials are in the spotlight, and Germany is no exception. The Group 3 Schwarzgold-Rennen was won in tremendous style by Team Valor's Axana, trained by Andreas Wöhler. Axana's performance was certainly the best by a German three-year-old so far this year. ... More

La Sardane Escapes Tragedy in Fall on Santa Anita's Grass Course
French Import Unable to Avoid Fallen Runner in Grade 3
Drysdale Reports Team Valor Mare May Have Bruised a Shoulder

March 31, 2019

Multiple Graded stakes winner La Sardane, using today’s Grade 3 San Simeon at Santa Anita as a prep for Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Distaff mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard, was unable to avoid a horse that fell directly in front of her after the field crossed the dirt path. ... More

Team Valor Shakes off 2YO Sales Rust to Buy $600,000 Juvenile Colt
Jessica Berry Lands Well-bred, Well-conformed Colt on One Bid
Grey from First Crop of Constitution (G1 Florida Derby/G1 Donn)

March 29, 2019

On one well-timed $600,000 bid from Jessica Berry taking a cue on her cell phone from Barry Irwin, Team Valor was successful in landing the only horse it tried to buy at Wednesday’s boutique sale of 2-year-olds in training conducted by Fasig-Tipton Co. at Gulfstream Park. ... More

First Premio Wins $120,000 Fair Grounds Stakes Off 6-Month Respite
Team Valor Horse Romps by 3¼ Lengths to Earn $75,000 First Prize
Brian Hernandez Rides Turf Winner for Super-Hot Trainer M. Casse

January 19, 2019

Team Valor International’s 5-year-old First Premio, making his first start in 6 months, roared down the Fair Grounds homestretch to score an emphatic 3¼-length triumph while being eased in the final 110 yards to win Saturday’s $120,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Stakes going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. ... More

Team Valor is 2018 Public Syndicate Leader by Stakes Wins
North American Based Partnership Stats Current thru Dec 15
Include Stakes Wins and Stakes Winners Around the World

December 15, 2018

Team Valor is finishing up strongly as the clear leader among North American based public partnerships, based on number of stakes wins globally in the calendar year of 2018. The stable maintains a 3 win margin over the next-nearest syndicate. ... More

Capla Temptress Connects In Grade 3 My Charmer At Gulfstream
Reunited With Rosario, Gr. 1 Winner Caps 3yo Season On High Note
Extends Valor's Lead In Syndicate Standings Of Stakes Success

December 15, 2018

Capla Temptress, a Grade 1 winner in her second race after Team Valor privately acquired her as a 2-year-old in 2017, closed the book on her 3-year-old season in high style on December 15 when she kicked away to a strong win against elders in the Grade 3, $100,000 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream Park. ... More

Team Valor 2-Year-Old Contingent Loaded With Numbers, Class
Ten Winners, Five Stakes Performers, Already In The Fold
Solidifies Overall Roster That Is In Good Shape For 2019 Season

December 13, 2018

Team Valor will go into the New Year with a rare abundance of both quantity and quality among the Northern Hemisphere 2-year-olds who are about to turn 3. ... More

Hastalavistababy Falls Just Short In Ontario Lassie At Woodbine
Juvenile Flies Home, 2nd By Head In Nice Step Up To Stakes Company
TVI Has Somehow Dropped Seven Photo Finishes In Stakes This Year

December 9, 2018

Team Valor and Gary Barber bought Hastalavistababy when she made a dramatic improvement when stretched out to a mile and switched to turf in her third career start, flashing a solid turn of foot in a 5 1/4-length maiden win. On Sunday, she showed a similar kick on the Tapeta synthetic track at Woodbine in falling a head short at the wire in the Ontario Lassie Stakes and with an abundance of stamina to boot, as she galloped out far in front. ... More

Bombshell Lands 1st Stakes Win In $150,000 Forever Together In NY
Revitalized By Delacour, Storms Off By 4 1/4 Lengths At Aqueduct
Syndicated For $185,000, Mare Provides TVI's 11th Stakes Win Of 2018

November 23, 2018

Bombshell relaunched her career with two wins and a stakes placing on turf this summer but she made the most of a dirt opportunity at Aqueduct on November 23, drawing away powerfully to win the $150,000 Forever Together Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths. ... More

Thailand Purchase Provides Team Valor With A Huge Lick
Medaglia d’Oro Weanling Realizes $470,000 At Keeneland
Handsome Bay Out Of Wide Range Is 2nd Highest Colt in Book 1

November 5, 2018

Following the exploits of dual champion Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) two years ago, Team Valor International’s Barry Irwin struck to secure the filly’s half-sister Wide Range (Mineshaft) and repatriated the then 11-year-old mare from Thailand. Her first foal born since she returned to the U.S., a colt by Medaglia d’Oro, went through the ring at Keeneland Monday and sold for $470,000 to Clear Ridge Stables. ... More

Va Bank Cashes Big Win Despite Conditions In Premio Roma In Italy
German-Based 6yo Guts Out Neck Victory In $297,000 Grade 2
Restored To Form By Woehler, Takes TVI's 10th Stakes Win Of 2018

November 4, 2018

After consistently running well in stiff competition all year, Va Bank looked to be up against it for a change on November 4 when the turf course for his seasonal finale deteriorated to a water-logged mess at Capannelle racecourse in Rome, yet the game 6-year-old gutted out his biggest win to date in the $297,000, Grade 2 Premio Roma. ... More

Devant Kicks Off Valor’s Big Week With Game Gr. 3 Win In France
Found At Obscure Venue, 2yo Filly Flaunts Ability In Paris In Miesque
Second Stakes Win This Month From Team Valor’s French Roster of Four

October 31, 2018

Devant's name is French for "in front," and she got there in the Group 3 Prix Miesque at Maisons-Laffitte today, following up on a painfully close defeat in her Team Valor debut over the summer in a similar event. ... More

With Group 3 Win In France, Devant Lifts Team Valor Stakes Totals
Juvenile Filly Scores Stakes Number 9 For The Stable This Year
Team Valor Is On Verge Of Four Important Statistical Milestones

October 31, 2018

When Devant crossed the line first today at Maisons-Laffite racecourse in Paris, she was winning stakes number 9 this season for Team Valor International. It was sweet compensation for an earlier nose loss in the Group 3 Six Perfections at Longchamp to the nostril of a Godolphin runner. ... More

The Black Album Works Strong 7 Furlongs In Southwest France
Group 3 Winner Heads To Chantilly This Week, Churchill Oct. 26
Barzalona Confirmed For Juvenile Turf, First G1 Runner For Trainer

October 17, 2018

In the Group 3 Prix la Rochette on September 2, The Black Album succeeded as the first-ever Group stakes runner for trainer Jane Soubagne. On November 2, the recent Team Valor International acquisition will bring Soubagne, based at La Teste de Buche in southwest France, to racing's highest level as a participant in the $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. ... More

Nisreen Becomes Black-Type Winner Taking Win Number 4 In 7 Races
Bargain Buy Roars Home To Cop Listed Prix Dahlia At Saint-Cloud
Yutaka Take Gave Trainer John Hammond Dream Ride Over 1¼ Miles

October 5, 2018

Nisreen, a bargain $46,000 buy at Tattersalls last autumn, continued her impressive development at Saint-Cloud racecourse in Paris today by making win number 4 in 7 outings count, as she took the Listed Prix Dahlia under an inspired ride from Yutake Take. ... More

Milestone Stakes Winner 150 Syndicated by Barry Irwin Since 1987
Va Bank Storms Home in Emphatic Style to Seal the Signature Win
International Stable Has Now Passed $2 Million in Earnings in 2018

October 3, 2018

When Va Bank powered home by 5 lengths today in Berlin to win his Group 3, he became individual stakes winner 150 for a horse syndicated by Barry Irwin since 1987. Team Valor International in 2018 has now exceeded the $2-million plateau in earnings with annual gleanings of more than $2,052,000. TVI has now exceeded $2 million in 7 of the last 10 years. ... More

Va Bank Leaves No Doubt In Group 3 Score Today In Berlin
Storms To 5-Length Victory After Pair Of Nose Defeats
Polish Hero Revives Old Form In Dazzling Einheit Performance
Kicks Off Important Week With TVI’s Seventh Stakes Win Of 2018

October 3, 2018

Va Bank dusted off his dazzling form of old with a dominant win in Berlin today in the Group 3 Preis der Deutschen Einheit that was certainly welcome and well-deserved after he had dropped a pair of Group races this summer by miniscule margins. ... More

Team Valor Eyes Breeders’ Cup With French 2yo The Black Album
Recent Group 3 Winner Pointing To $1-Million Juvenile Turf
Highest-Rated Juvenile Colt Addition In Stable’s 30-Year History

September 21, 2018

Team Valor International has acquired The Black Album, recent winner of the Group 3 Prix La Rochette at ParisLongchamp, and will point him to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on November 2 at Churchill Downs. ... More

Barry Irwin Explains Team Valor's 'International' Strategy
Wide-Ranging Interview in France's TDN equivalent, Jour de Galop
Article Inspired by Devant's Near Miss in French Gr. 3 in TVI Debut

August 1, 2018

From France's Jour de Galop: Since 1987, Team Valor has won 263 podiums at the black type level and has 28 winners of Gr1. The famous union of American owners is still talking about him this year in Europe, with horses like Devant, Kingstar or Va Bank. Barry Irwin, who heads the entity, answered our questions. ... More

Talk Veuve To Me Takes Indiana Oaks By Nearly 5 Lengths At 1-10
Cruises Home In $200,000 Grade 3 In Her First Try Around 2 Turns
Notches Sixth Stakes Victory For The Team Valor Roster In 2018

July 14, 2018

Free from the shadow of established leaders within her division, Talk Veuve to Me added a new element and continued to climb the ladder herself on July 14, cruising to a nearly 5-length win at 1-to-10 odds in the $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks. ... More

TRC Examines Barry Irwin’s Groundbreaking Strategy
La Sardane, Belvoir Bay Are Latest Team Valor Validations
Many Other Stables In America Are Looking In Similar Direction

July 6, 2018

From Bob Ehalt comes the following for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary: “If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Barry Irwin has every right to feel extremely flattered.” ... More

La Sardane Seizes Perfect Sting For Third Win In Seven Weeks
French Import Is Razor Sharp For Jockey Prat, Trainer Drysdale
Sets Stakes Record With Frontrunning Score, Eyes G2 At The Spa

June 30, 2018

French import La Sardane recorded her third straight win and fourth overall in five starts for Team Valor as the stable wrapped up the first half of the year well ahead of its pace from 2017. ... More

La Sardane Lands Grade 3 Intercontinental In Game Fashion
Drysdale Restores Filly To Best Form, A Year After Gr. 2 Triumph
Extends TVI Hot Streak, 11th Black-Type Horse For Stable In 2018

June 7, 2018

La Sardane, despite a preposterous morning-line price of 20-to-1, stood out on back class in yesterday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes at Belmont Park and she showed that she has been restored to that form, gallantly prevailing by a neck in her third start in the U.S. ... More

Chris Mccarron Dives Into New Role With Team Valor
Riding Legend Has Already Been A Hit At The Races With Partners
His Addition Also Has Coincided With A (Predictable) Hot Streak

June 6, 2018

Since Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron jockey joined the Team Valor executive staff during Kentucky Derby week, horses near and far have been running lights out for the stable, piling up nine wins from 25 runners. ... More

Milestone 300 Stakes Wins For Runners Syndicated By Barry Irwin
Belvoir Bay Hits Unprecedented Mark For A U.S.-Based Partnership
No Other Public Partnership Has Come Close To Matching Output

May 28, 2018

When Belvoir Bay cruised to victory on Memorial Day, her Grade 2 triumph fashioned yet another new accomplishment for Barry Irwin’s racing partnerships. Since 1987 Irwin’s partnerships have developed 149 individual stakes winners that now have won 300 stakes races. ... More

Belvoir Bay Dominates Down Santa Anita’s Toboggan Slide Course
English Import Explodes To Open Up And Cruise To Daylight Score
Ups Earnings To More Than $550,000 In Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes Win

May 28, 2018

Belvoir Bay, small in stature but not in breadth, speed or heart, once again dominated her rivals in a sprint down the hill at Santa Anita by taking her first career Grade 2 in the $200,000 Monrovia on Memorial Day. She has now won four stakes in her last five starts. ... More

Chris Mccarron Joins Team Valor International, Starts This Week
Hall Of Fame Rider Joins Executive Team At Kentucky Home Base
Hire Part Of Reshaping And Refocusing As Stable Reinvents Itself

May 1, 2018

Chris McCarron has joined Team Valor International and will be part of the executive team of the far-flung organization. He starts this week and will be involved at Churchill Downs, where the operation races three runners (two in stakes) this week in Louisville. ... More

Belvoir Bay Beats Males In Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes
English Import Collects Sixth Stakes Win In So. California
Acquired As Juvenile, Versatile Mare Better Than Ever At Five

April 29, 2018

With no local opportunity available against fillies and mares, Belvoir Bay nearly was flown across the country for a Listed race at Belmont Park, but her connections decided to keep her home and take on males instead in the Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes on April 29 at Santa Anita. She responded with a dominant victory, her sixth Black-Type triumph in Southern California for trainer Peter Miller. ... More

Jessica Berry To Join Team Valor After ‘Flying Start’
Graduates From Esteemed Godolphin Program This Summer
Previously Coordinated Stan Bergstein Writing Award For TVI

April 22, 2018

Jessica Berry will join Team Valor International upon graduation in July from the Godolphin Flying Start program. ... More

Long-Time Partner Belling Prevails In First-Quarter Contest
Bags $3,500 With Prediction Of Six Wins, Nearly Nails Earnings
Just Edges Wallace And Kim McGeorge, Who Take $1,500 For Second

April 1, 2018

Mark Belling is one of Team Valor's longest-running partners, dating back to the early 1990s, and he has been involved in many of the stable's top horses over the years. What he had not been able to make a dent in was a Team Valor contest—until now, as Belling came out on top of the first-quarter partner contest carrying a first prize of $3,500. ... More

Belvoir Bay Back To Winner's Circle In 1st Start Since SLR Fire
English Import Holds On In Mizdirection For Fifth Stakes Win
Seventh Black-Type Horse For Team Valor International In 2018

March 25, 2018

Imported from England as a 2-year-old in 2015, Belvoir Bay became a stakes winner for the fourth season in a row for Team Valor and Gary Barber and trainer Peter Miller, getting up by a head in Sunday's Listed Mizdirection Stakes over the hillside course at Santa Anita. ... More

After ‘Fountain’ Debacle, Storm Runner Shoots For Fla. Derby
Colt Has Trained Up A Storm In Florida, All For Naught In Gr. 2
Connections Have Lost No Faith In Bargain Private Purchase

March 6, 2018

After a frustrating outing in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 3, Storm Runner will get another chance on the Triple Crown trail at Gulfstream Park in the $1-million Florida Derby on March 31. ... More

Storm Runner Rises Into Derby Picture With Gulfstream Win
Game Colt Now Has Two Wins And A Second In 3 Dirt Outings
Held Off Heavy Favorite Who Was Scratched At 5-1 From Grade 2

February 4, 2018

Apparently Storm Runner was trying to tell his connections something all along, as he jumped into a new dimension on the Gulfstream Park dirt on Sunday. ... More

Hayabusa One Denied By ‘Dirtiest Of Noses’ In Santa Anita Grade 2
French Import Rewards Patience, Long-Held Faith In His Ability
Third Black-Type Horse For The Stable In The Last Three Weeks

February 3, 2018

Hayabusa One, less than two months after escaping the Lilac fire at San Luis Rey Training Center, went toe-to-toe with the top horse in the Southern California turf division, Itsinthepost, in Saturday's Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes, as the French-bred duo hooked up in one of the most exciting races thus far in 2018. ... More

With Grade 1 In Bag, Capla Temptress Heading Back To Botti
Partnership Voted This Week In Favor Of Return To England
More Opportunities Abroad As Turf 3YO, Plus Option To Raid Again

November 8, 2017

Capla Temptress came away from her trip to North America with a Grade 1 triumph that was a huge success and a disappointing but hardly dreadful Breeders' Cup outing. Now she is headed back to England. ... More

Arles Strikes In Grade 3 Long Island After Nine Months Away
Graham Motion Pulls Off Admirable Training Feat With 5YO Mare
German Import Never Worse Than 2nd For Valor, All In Stakes

November 4, 2017

Arles made the most of a very tight schedule and benefited from what Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin considered to be an incredible training feat from Graham Motion when she scored a frontrunning victory in the $200,000, Grade 3 Long Island Handicap on November 4 at Aqueduct. ... More

Belvoir Bay Adds To Resume On Breeders' Cup Card At Del Mar
English Filly Surges In Stretch To Land Gr. 3 Sen. Ken Maddy
Now A Stakes Winner At Ages 2, 3 And 4 For Trainer Peter Miller

November 3, 2017

Belvoir Bay broke through on Friday's finale of Breeders' Cup Day One at Del Mar to win the Grade 3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, surging up the rail to land her fourth career stakes triumph for Team Valor, co-owner Gary Barber and trainer Peter Miller. ... More

Capla Temptress Surges To Grade 1 Win In Natalma At Woodbine
Flies Home To Punch Ticket For Breeders’ Cup At Del Mar
Filly Succeeds At Top Level Two Races After Private Purchase

September 17, 2017

Two races after a low-level win in England attracted the attention of Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, Capla Temptress roared home for a Grade 1 triumph and free pass to the Breeders’ Cup with a sharp score in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. ... More

Animal Kingdom On The Rise In Freshman Sire Standings
Third Black-Type Winner Part Of Hot Weekend For TVI Homebred
His Son Untamed Domain Gets Up In G2 Summer Stakes For BC Berth

September 17, 2017

On the same program as Team Valor's Grade 1 triumph with Capla Temptress at Woodbine, the stable's homebred champion Animal Kingdom was represented by his first Graded stakes winner when Untamed Domain prevailed in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes. ... More

Responsibleforlove Reels In Stakes Win At Del Mar On Wednesday
European Import Improves With Change Of Pace In CTT & TOC H.
Perfectly Timed Rally Under Joe Talamo For Trainer Drysdale

August 16, 2017

Responsibleforlove and Joe Talamo unleashed a perfectly timed rally to get up by a head in the $75,000 CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar on August 17 as the 4-year-old European import landed her first stakes victory in the U.S. ... More

Brazilian G1 Winner Love 'n' Happiness Latest Champion For TVI
Filly Is 16th Champion To Race For A Barry Irwin Partnership
Premio Immensity Heroine On The Ground In U.S., California-Bound

August 7, 2017

Love 'n' Happiness, a Grade 1 winner in her first race since being snatched up by Team Valor, has now been anointed as Brazil's champion 2-year-old filly. She is the 16th champion to be campaigned by one of Barry Irwin's public partnerships. ... More

Animal Kingdom Notches 2nd Stakes Winner At Del Mar Sunday
Cal-Bred Continental Divide Scores As Maiden In Graduation S.
From 9 Runners, Lone 1st-Crop Sire With Multiple Stakes Winners

August 6, 2017

Animal Kingdom, from just nine starters in North America, was represented by his second stakes winner on August 6 when Continental Divide prevailed as a maiden in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for juvenile California-breds at Del Mar. ... More

Dream Mover Makes All Right Moves In U.S. Debut At Saratoga
Juvenile Sale Buy Continues To Beat Odds After Wind Issue
Flashy Chestnut Was Sharp Right Off The Bat For Jimmy Jerkens

July 31, 2017

Dream Mover delivered a dreamy start to his American career yesterday with a strong drive to get up at Saratoga over a 5 1/2-furlong trip that was well short of his bailiwick in Europe. ... More

Animal Kingdom Gets First Stakes Winner with First Runner
Filly Sunny Skies Shines Following Stormy Downpour Friday
Blood-Horse Magazine Profiles Breeder/Owner Nancy Polk

July 1, 2017

A rainy late night at Churchill Downs didn't keep Nancy Polk from enjoying Sunny Skies. The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand through stormy weather for the filly's second win in as many starts. ... More

Love 'N' Happiness Scores Grade 1 Honors In Team Valor Debut
Becomes 27th Top-Level Winner For Kentucky-Based Stable
Juvenile Filly Likely Locks Up Divisional Honors In Native Brazil
Latest Star From Potent Stud Chesapeake Family Is U.S.-Bound

June 24, 2017

For the second time in three weeks, Team Valor International reaped immediate rewards with a brand-new acquisition on June 24 when Love 'N' Happiness not only scored in the Grade 1 Gran Premio Immensity in Sao Paulo but also likely locked up championship honors as Brazil's leading 2-year-old filly. ... More

La Sardane Strikes For Group 2 Win Sunday In Chantilly, France
Comfortable Score In Prix Sandringham On French Derby Card
California-Bound Filly Delivers Right Off Bat In Her TVI Debut

June 4, 2017

La Sardane swooped in powerfully to win the Group 2 Prix Sandringham on French Derby day at Chantilly on Sunday in her Team Valor debut. ... More

Animal Kingdom’s 1st American Runner Draws Off At Keeneland
Nine-Length Romp Gets Derby And Dubai Hero Off The Mark In U.S.
Shuttle Stallion Already Among Freshman Leaders In Australia

April 27, 2017

Animal Kingdom's first runner in America and first anywhere on dirt drew off to win by 9 lengths today at Keeneland in a 4 ½-furlong maiden race. Sunny Skies, a homebred filly for Normandy Farm and trainer Ken McPeek, prevailed as the 3-to-5 favorite off a series of sharp gate works. ... More

The TDN Checks In On Plans For Va Bank’s Five-Year-Old Season
Managing Editor Alan Carasso Follows Polish Star Closely
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe At Chantilly In October Is Chief Goal

March 31, 2017

From the the Thoroughbred Daily News's Alan Carasso, who may have been the first writer for an English-language publication to catch on to Va Bank back in 2015, comes the following on early plans for the Polish star’s 5-year-old season. ... More

Animal Kingdom Sires His First Winner Wednesday Afternoon
Earth Angel Emulates Famous Dam Miss Finland in Debut Win
Australian Website Posts Story and Interview

March 8, 2017

Earth Angel has a long way to go before she matches the deeds of her famous mother Miss Finland but she has started her career in similar fashion, with a win on debut at Ballarat. It was more than 11 years ago that Miss Finland was taken to the same track for her first run and she duly saluted. ... More

Barry Irwin Interviewed About Horse Racing Partnerships
Explains Ins And Outs For Capitalism.Com Investment Podcast
Team Valor CEO Pulls No Punches In Describing Risks And Rewards

February 6, 2017

Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin spoke at length about public horse racing partnerships, from the various facets of the business to the process of getting involved, in a podcast interview on ... More

Team Valor Homebred Yearling Topping Fillies in Cape Town Sale
Filly is out of Valor's Classic-Winning Champion Captain's Lover
Partner Gaynor Rupert Co-Bred and Consigned the $265,000 Filly

January 21, 2017

The Vapors, a Var filly out of Classic and Grade 1-winning heroine Captain's Lover, is topping the first day's fillies at the Cape Thoroughbred Sales in Cape Town this evening in Cape Town, South Africa. The bay filly realized a final bid of 3.6 million Rand ($265,000) from Peter Graaf of Lammerskraal Stud in the Western Cape. The shapely miss was bred and owned by Barry Irwin’s Team Valor International in partnership with Gaynor Rupert, whose Drakenstein Stud was the consignor. ... More

TVI Second In Stakes Wins, Ties For Lead In Graded Tallies In 2016 Stable
Won Stakes With 6 Horses, 35 Races Overall On The Season
Top Earner Euro Charline Banked $1.3-Million Despite Seconditis

January 20, 2017

Team Valor International occupied its familiar position at or near the top of the public partnership standings for the 2016 racing season, ranking second with seven stakes wins and tying for the premier spot with three Graded stakes tallies. ... More

John Box Prevails In Team Valor’s Annual Partner Contest
Prize Is A Free 5 Percent Interest In A Team Valor Syndicate In ‘17
Long List Of Clients Hit Bull’s Eye At 35 Victories On 2016 Season

January 5, 2017

John Box of Charlotte, North Carolina, came out on top of Team Valor's annual partner contest with the most accurate prediction of the stable's 2016 seasonal totals for wins and purse earnings. His prize is a free 5 percent interest in a Team Valor horse syndicated during 2017. ... More

Euro Charline Sells For Just Shy of $1-Million In England
High-Class Mare Made Nearly $3.5-Million Between Races, Sales
Japan's Yoshidas Return To Proven Well Buying From Team Valor

November 29, 2016

Team Valor wrapped up a high-class chapter Wednesday in selling Grade 1 winner Euro Charline for a hair under seven figures at $978,000 to Japan's Northern Farm. ... More

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