Sweet Stream Realizes Bid of $2.38 Million in the United Kingdom,
Team Valor/Gary Barber Cash in Big Time in Newmarket, England,
Group 1-Winning Champion was In-Foal on Complimentary Season

December 4, 2007

Sweet Stream realized a final bid of $2,380,235 from Charles Gordon-Watson as agent tonight at Tattersalls' annual December Sale in Newmarket, England. She was among only three mares in the vendue offered in-foal to the German sire Monsun. More

Team Valor Scores Graded Stakes Double in So Africa on First of December,
Once-Beaten Captain's Lover Fashions Slim Victory in G1 Fillies Guineas,
Stratos Wins Grade 2 Stakes Named After Team Valor's Great Filly Ipi Tombe

December 1, 2007

Team Valor International fashioned two famous triumphs on the South African turf on December 1 when Captain’s Lover won the Classic Grade 1 Cape Fillies Guineas at Kenilworth race course in Cape Town and Stratos won the Grade 2 Ipi Tombe Challenge at Turffontein in Johannesburg. More

Team Valor International has Special Offer to First-Time Buyers,
Stable Makes Available Interests in a New York-Based 2yo Winner,
Terms Include Special 3-Payment Plan for New Owners to Stable

November 27, 2007

Team Valor International principal Barry Irwin has designed a special promotion to encourage participation by newcomers to the stable by offering interests in a wnining 2-year-old colt based in New York. More

Field Event Jets Home to Extraordinary Win by Nearly 3 Lengths,
Colt Smashes Class Record for Second Time in 4 Career Outings,
Team Valor Selected Yearling Buy Gets Rave Reviews in 3YO Bow

November 17, 2007

Field Event showed on Saturday in winning a comeback sprint at Kenilworth that he may be as good as his partners’ wildest dreams about him. More

Stratos Posts Upset in G3 Yellowwood Handicap in South Africa,
Mare Carries Top Weight of 132 Pounds over 1 1/18 Miles for Score,
Jet Master Mare Becomes Graded Winner, TVI's 11th During Season

November 8, 2007

Stratos shocked even her normally upbeat trainer Mike Azzie when springing a major upset victory today at Turffontein in the Grade 3 Yellowwood Handicap. The Jet Master mare’s odds doubled from a morning line of 7 to 1 to an off-time final figure of 14 to 1, even with the presence in the saddle of Weichong Marwing. More

Captain's Lover Eased-Down, 4-Length Winner of Grade 2 Stakes,
Soph Cruises in Odessa Stud Fillies Championship in South Africa,
Bargain TVI Yearling will be Favored Next in Grade 1 Classic on Dec. 1

November 6, 2007

Captain’s Lover, a $27,000 bargain-basement National Yearling Sale steal prospected by Barry Irwin, cruised to an easy 4-length triumph on Sunday at Kenilworth race course in the Grade 2 Odessa Stud Fillies Championship last Sunday to assume the mantle of the top 3-year-old training in South Africa. More

Ginger Punch Scores Big Win for Helena Handbasket Owners,
Half-Sister to Yearling Wins $2-Million Breeders' Cup Distaff,
Valor Owns 50-Percent of Half to Probable Champion Filly

October 29, 2007

Ginger Punch, owned by Adena Springs, gave Team Valor some reason to celebrate in winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Saturday. By doing such, Ginger Punch enhanced the value of her yearling half-sister, whom TVI has named Helena Handbasket. More

Team Valor's Three Breeders' Horses All Well Meant,
Irwin Says They are All Fresh, Sound and Raring to Go,
Weather is Biggest Concern about Distaffers Right Now

October 25, 2007

Team Valor International’s three female runners are all set for the annual rites of fall this weekend in the 24th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be raced for the first time in the state of New Jersey at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. More

Unbridled Belle “Wins” and is “In” Breeders’ Cup,
Tall 4YO Filly Cops $600,000 W-F-A Beldame Stakes,
Kentucky-Bred is Stable's 15th Grade 1 Winner

October 1, 2007

Unbridled Belle overcame a troubled trip to nail barn mate Indian Vale approaching the finishing post to score a convincing triumph in the historic Beldame Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 17-hands daughter of Broken Vow ran right up to her best, equaling her career-best Beyer of 104. More

New Milestone for Barry Irwin's Runners,
Team Valor Prexy's Horses Pass $40 Million,
Grade 1 Win by "Belle" Pushes TVI Over Mark

October 1, 2007

When Unbridled Belle won Sunday’s $600,000 Grade 1 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park, her share of $360,000 pushed the stable’s earnings past the $40-million mark. More

Team Valor Buys Yearling Half-sister to Ginger Punch,
Grade 1-Winning “Punch” is Breeders' Cup Distaff Fave,
Filly by Preakness Hero Red Bullet Offered at $200,000

September 24, 2007

Team Valor International has acquired a yearling half-sister to Ginger Punch, the Bobby Frankel-trained 4-year-old filly that is regarded as the horse to beat in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Distaff next month at Monmouth Park. More

Jazzy Wins Belmont's Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap,
South African Import Successful in First Dirt Outing,
Mare May be Supplemented to Breeders' Cup F&M Sprint

September 23, 2007

Jazzy was switched from turf to dirt for Saturday’s Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park as an experiment to see if she might be a viable candidate for the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Consider the experiment a success. More

Top South African Sprinting Filly Bought by Team Valor,
Woodland City, Like Jazzy, is Trained by Geoff Woodruff,
Stakes Winner has Won 5 of 7, Highly Rated by Trainer

September 18, 2007

Woodland City, who may be the best filly or mare sprinter in South Africa, has been acquired by Team Valor International. If you like Jazzy—and who doesn’t after her stakes win at Saratoga?—you will love Woodland City. More

Barry Irwin-Syndicated Horses Reach Two New Milestones,
Miller Time's Win is Number 600, Stakes Win Number 175

September 5, 2007

When Miller Time crossed under the line first on Tuesday in the Sophomore Sprint Stakes at Kenilworth race course in South Africa, he was winning race number 600 and stakes race number 175 for a horse syndicated since 1987 by Barry Irwin, principal of Team Valor International. More

Recent Blood-Horse Article Highlights Team Valor's Kinsella,
Valor's Mr. Greeley Yearling Colt Continues to Make News,
Only 5 Shares Remain Unsold in $2.2-Milion Saratoga Topper

August 31, 2007

The Blood-Horse magazine recently ran this story showcasing Kinsella, the Mr. Greeley colt that turned heads at the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale this month. More

Captain's Lover Remains Unbeaten in 3 Starts in South Africa,
Team Valor Yearling Purchase Eyes Grade 3 Diana Next Month

August 25, 2007

Captain's Lover remained unbeaten from 3 starts with an easy victory in a handicap against older runners sprinting 6 furlongs this afternoon at Kenilworth race course in Cape Town, South Africa. She was eased down to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Captain's Lover, a 3yo filly in what is the equivalent of running at the end of January, beat a field of older horses, giving 3 pounds to the runner-up and 5 pounds to the third horse. More

Jazzy Wins Capades Stakes at Saratoga,
South-African Import in Improbably Win,
Mare Overcomes Four Hurdles for Score

August 23, 2007

Former South African mare Jazzy scored an improbable victory today at Saratoga in the Capades Stakes sprinting 5 ½ furlongs on grass. “She’s immensely talented,” said Team Valor International principal Barry Irwin. “She overcame a lot of disadvantages in a short period of time." More

Irridescence Second in Photo Finish for $750,000 Beverly D,
Champion Mare Sold to Richard and Sue Masson of California,
Mare will Probably Race into Next Winter with Rusty Arnold

August 13, 2007

Six-year-old Irridescence, who was beaten a head on Saturday in the $750,000 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park, has been acquired in full by Richard and Sue Ann Masson's Green Lantern Stables, LLC. The Southern California residents, who also own Golden Age Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, have raced the three-time Group 1 winner in partnership with Team Valor since she won the South African Classic in 2005. More

Saratoga Yearling Topper Landed by Team Valor International,
Barry Irwin Goes to $2.2 Million for Mr. Greeley Youngster,
Chestnut to be Syndicated into 50 Shares for Racing/Breeding

August 9, 2007

For Irwin it was strictly a case of déjà vu all over again, as he outlasted some dogged competition in the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion to land the top lot at the annual public auction. Unlike 3 years ago when he bought Fairbanks for a sale-topping $1.85 million though, this time Team Valor International’s principal had to go to $2.2 million to close out the deal. More

Team Valor Buys a Filly from the First Crop of Saarland,
Irwin Says Half-Sister to 2 Stakes Winners is Exceptional,
Powerful Bay Among First-Session Toppers at Saratoga

August 9, 2007

Barry Irwin emerged from a protracted bidding duel with the nation’s sharpest pinhooker to land a filly at the Saratoga yearling sale on Monday evening, his $400,000 final bid falling $25,000 shy of the highest price paid for a filly in the opening session of the two-day annual sale. More

Irwin Buys Yearling Colt from First Crop of Tapit at Saratoga,
Nearly All-White Youngster Brings Final Bid of $230,000,
Dale Romans will Train Colt Named Phantom Avalanche

August 9, 2007

A nearly all-white son of Tapit caught Barry Irwin’s eye at the Saratoga yearling sale and, shortly after buying the $2.2-million sale topper, Team Valor’s major domo was seen standing at the back of the sales pavilion raising a finger to collect the rangy colt. More

Tasha's Miracle Romps to 3 ¼-Length Victory at Del Mar,
Juvenile Filly Takes Grade 3 Sorrento Under Hand Ride,
Del Mar Debutante Next for Harlan's Holiday Filly

August 8, 2007

Tasha’s Miracle, owned by Budget Stable and Team Valor, proved an easy winner today at Del Mar of the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes sprinting 6 ½ furlongs on Polytrack. More

Irridescence Arrives Today from England for Beverly D. Stakes,
International Star Set for Next Week's Grade 1 in Chicago,
De Kock and Marwing will be at Arlington Park for Contest

August 4, 2007

Irridescence arrived shortly after noon on Friday at the O’Hare International Airport near Arlington Park, where a week from tomorrow she will be on display in the $750,000 Beverly D Stakes. More

Becrux Wins Wickerr Handicap for Second Year in a Row,
Tilt next on Poly in Grade 1 Pacific Classic Possible

July 27, 2007

Team Valor and Gary Barber's Becrux won Del Mar's Wickerr Handicap for a second year in a row on Friday evening, scoring by a neck with a fast mile clocking of 1:33.04. More

Team Valor Buys Half-Interest in 2YO Filly Tasha's Miracle,
Filly will Contest G3 Sorrento Stakes August 8 at Del Mar

July 25, 2007

Team Valor has acquired a half-interest from Sydney Belzberg's Budget Stable in the 2-year-old filly Tasha's Miracle, who will make her next outing on August 8 in the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes, and is a potential Breeders' Cup candidate. More

Unbridled Belle Upsets $1-Million, Grade 2 Delaware Handicap,
“Other Pletcher” Romps by 7 ¾ Lengths in Sensational Time,
Breeders' Cup is Now Seasonal Aim for 17-Hand Tall 4YO Filly

July 15, 2007

Unbridled Belle stamped herself as an Eclipse Award candidate in the older filly and mare category with a authoritative victory on Sunday in the historic Delaware Handicap. The triumph in the $1-million fixture was accomplished with such élan and power, it elicited from the 4-year-old filly’s trainer Todd Pletcher a remark as follows: “She looked like Ruffian today.” More

Irridescence Bang-Up Second in Falmouth at Newmarket,
Becomes First South African to Place in Group 1 in England,
Champion Set to Strut Her Stuff at Arlington on August 11

July 11, 2007

Star South African mare Irridescence made a bold showing today at Newmarket when second in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes over a mile on the July Course behind front-running Simply Perfect. She became the first racehorse of any kind from South Africa to as much as place in a Group 1 event either in Britain or Europe. More

Barry Irwin Buys Out Long-Time Partner Jeff Siegel,
Stable Name Changed to Team Valor International

July 3, 2007

Barry Irwin has acquired long-time partner Jeff Siegel's interest in Team Valor and will operate the stable as its sole owner from its base at Thoroughbred Square in the bluegrass. The name of the limited liability company will be changed to Team Valor International to reflect a shift in direction that has evolved over the past few years. More

Yad, Dat's Right, Touch My Soul Vin Zuh Group Sree at Hamburg,
Okay, So Dey Did'unt Use no Shtarting Gate, Big Deal Already!
Sophomore has Arlington's Grade 1 Beverly D in Her Sights

July 2, 2007

Touch My Soul, who went into winter quarters as the German Oaks favorite but bled from both nostrils in her debut at 3, proved the incident was a fluke by winning the Group 3 Credit Suisse-Rennen Hanshin Cup Hamburger Stutenpreis at Hamburg on Saturday under severely testing conditions. More

Team Valor Poised for Serious Action over Next Few Weeks,
Stable's Private Race Grid Revealed for All Comers to View

June 20, 2007

Team Valor in its twice-weekly Insiders' Bulletin on-line newsletter for clients runs a Race Grid of upcoming races for the information of its client base. In order to give non-participants in Team Valor racing partners a glimpse of how extensive a racing program the stable operates, however, president Barry Irwin has decided to post the impending schedule of races, which is shown here. More

Audacious Chloe Remains Unbeaten in 2007 with Win Number 3,
Sophomore Grass Star Adds Little Silver Stakes at Monmouth

June 10, 2007

Team Valor and Never Tell Racing’s 3-year-old filly Audacious Chloe kept her unbeaten streak alive in 2007 by adding the Little Silver Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday to earlier victories in this season in Gulfstream Park’s Gaily Gaily Stakes and Keeneland’s Appalachian Stakes. More

Brilliant 3YO Filly Speedster Bought in Brazil by Team Valor,
Romped on Grass in Group 1 Over Best Older Male Sprinters,
Fast Look Hails from Calumet Family of Alydar, Our Mims

June 8, 2007

Team Valor has acquired the high-octane burner Fast Look in Brazil, where on May 19 in the fifth start of her life the 3-year-old chestnut blur outran a field of the best sprinters of all ages to win a Group 1 grass sprint by more than 3 lengths. More

Captain's Lover Remains Unbeaten in 2 Races in South Africa,
Juvenile Filly Drops from 6 to 5 Furlongs for Win Today,
National Yearling Sale Buy Goes Next in Grade 3 Diana S.

May 22, 2007

Two weeks ago, Captain’s Lover won by more than 4 lengths, racing on the lead throughout and drawing clear in the final furlong going three-quarters of a mile. This afternoon, she raced a furlong shorter down the straight at Kenilworth, raced fourth among five early, then stormed through between horses late to win drawing away. Once again, the winning margin was 4 lengths. More

Barry Irwin Lands Top Buy at South African Yearling Sale,
Dozen Youngsters Bought at National Sale over Three Days,
Ten Fillies, Two Colts Make Up Team Valor 2007 Draft Picks

May 10, 2007

Barry Irwin, riding the crest of a wave from his successful purchases at the last two National Yearling Sales in South Africa, bought a dozen youngsters this week, two more than last season. One of the colts bought by Irwin this time around is a devilishly handsome bay named Greenwich Park, who topped the sale on a final bid of 2.6-million rand. More

Valor Buys South American “Freak” Aquino for UAE Derby,
Mike de Kock will Train Undefeated Flash from Uruguay,
Route-Bred, U. S.-Sired Colt Sped to 1:09 1/5 Debut Victory

May 7, 2007

From the land that gave the planet its top racehorse in Invasor, Team Valor has bought a colt named Aquino that has locals proclaiming him to be the Second Coming. Team Valor will turn the unbeaten colt over to Mike de Kock for a Dubai campaign. More

South Africa's National Yearling Sales Welcome
Barry Irwin for Third Successive Year

May 3, 2007

Despite the annual running of the Kentucky Derby, Team Valor's Barry Irwin has opted instead to attend a yearling sale halfway around the world. It should be taken as a measure of how important the National Yearling Sale is to Team Valor's programme. More

Sally Bowles Roars Home to Nab Grade 2 KZN Fillies Guineas,
Anton Marcus Exhorts Filly to Reverse Narrow Losses,
Trainer Bruss on Super-Hot Streak with Team Valor Stock

April 28, 2007

Sally Bowles unleashed a powerful late move to collar and pass second favorite Royal Fantasy to score a head victory in the Grade 2 Kwa Zulu Natal Fillies Guineas at Greyville today in Durban, South Africa. Sent off at odds of more than 14 to 1, Sally Bowles provided trainer Neil Bruss within his second major upset in a week. More

Field Event Breaks Maiden in Debut at Clairwood in South Africa,
Western Winter Colt Breaks Class Record going 6 Furlongs,
Chestnut was Among High-Priced Lots at National Yearling Sale

April 26, 2007

Field Event lived up to advanced notices on Wednesday by overcoming his initial greenness to split horses in deep stretch and go on to a half-length victory at Clairwood race course in Durban. Field Event clocked 1:09.92, a new class record for a juvenile maiden colt at the “garden race course.” More

Excuse Me, Did Someone Mention Something About Stats?
Stately Becomes Graded Stakes Winner Number 50 for Stable

April 24, 2007

The weekend’s two stakes victories pumped up the stable’s seasonal and all-time statistics, allowing three important barometers to move up a percentage point when rounded off. More

Audacious Chloe Wires Field in Keeneland's Appalachian
April 23, 2007

Audacious Chloe overcame an awkward beginning in Sunday’s Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland to score a wire-to-wire neck victory in extra game fashion. The final quarter-mile was run in a sensational :22 3/5 seconds, with a final furlong in :11 2/5. Final time was 1:36 2/5. More

Stately Wins Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes at Scottsville on Sunday,
Juvenile Filly is Cheapest Ever Bought by Irwin in South Africa,
Joshua Dancer Filly was Part of 5-Horse Yearling Package

April 22, 2007

Stately, bought for less than $17,000 at last year’s National Yearling Sale in South Africa, finished with a rush from a stalking position to score an improbable 40 to 1 shocker in the Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes at Scottsville race course. More

King of the Roxy is Grade 1 Horse Number 43 from 300 Starters
In the Last 20 Years from Horses Syndicated by Irwin and Siegel

April 13, 2007

When King of the Roxy finished second in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby last week, he became horse number 43 to win or place in a Grade 1 race among 300 runners syndicated by Barry Irwin and Jeff Siegel. In the past 20 racing seasons, the California-born syndicators have fashioned an enviable record of having 1 of every 7 horses they have sent out win or place in a Grade 1 fixture.More

King of the Roxy Dead-Game Second in Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby,
Ohio-bred Colt will Skip Kentucky Derby in Favor of Preakness,
“He Ran Too Good to Lose,” Says Jockey Agent Ron Anderson

April 7, 2007

King of the Roxy ran a winning race on Saturday in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, but he went down by a half-length in the final strides to Tiago, a Pleasant Top half-brother to the 2005 Kentucky Derby hero Giacomo.More

King of the Roxy to Skip Kentucky Derby in Favor of Preakness,
Ohio-bred Colt Misses by Half-Length in G1 Santa Anita Derby

April 7, 2007

King of the Roxy will point for the Preakness Stakes and pass up the Kentucky Derby, after his game second-place finish today in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. "Due to an insufficient preparation," said Barry Irwin, "we feel it would compromise the colt’s future to run him back on the first Saturday in May.More

Fairbanks Romps by 6 ¾ Lengths in Tokyo City Handicap,
Saratoga Yearling Sale Topper Wires Field at Santa Anita,
Giant's Causeway 4-Year-Old Colt Posts Stunning 115 Beyer

March 31, 2007

Fairbanks, who stumbled at the break and injured a front foot in his California debut in February, showed why Team Valor and Todd Pletcher had sent him the West Coast when he romped by 6 ¾ lengths in the Grade 3 Tokyo City Handicap on Saturday at Santa Anita. In the process, he posted a 115 Beyer figure which is the highest earned by any horse in the nation going a mile or farther this year.More

Irridescence Draws Brilliantly as 4 of 16 at Nad Al Sheba,
Weichong Marwing Rides Team Valor Mare in Duty Free,
Caesour Mare Works Like She Means Business on Saturday

March 26, 2007

Irridescence has drawn extremely well in the 4 slot among 16 entrants for Saturday’s Grade 1 Dubai Duty Free at Nad al Sheba. The race will be run over 9 furlongs for a purse of $5 million, making it the co-richest grass race presented in the world today. More

Colina Verde Passes Irwin's Inspection after Quarantine,
She is Brazil's First Filly Triple Crown Winner in 29 Years,
Neil Drysdale Received the Triple Grade 1 Winner Yesterday

March 14, 2007

The first filly to win the Triple Crown in Brazil since her own third dam Emerald Hill pulled off the trick 29 years earlier, Colina Verde is now safely ensconced in Drysdale’s barn on the Hollywood Park backstretch. More

King of the Roxy Opens 3-Y-O Account with Grade 2 Victory,
Team Valor Colt Romps by 2 ¼ Lengths in Hutcheson Stakes,
Ohio-Bred Readied to Perfection by Trainer Todd Pletcher

March 3, 2007

King of the Roxy, under a picture perfect ride from masterful Eclipse Award winner Edgar Prado, never gave his Team Valor partners a moments worry as he scored a consummate victory by 2 ¼ lengths in the Grade 2 Hutcheson on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. More

Little Miss Magic Becomes Grade 1 Winner in Empress Club,
Team Valor 3YO Filly Beats Elders going Mile at Turffontein,
Jet Master Filly Bought by Barry Irwin as $58,000 Yearling

March 3, 2007

Little Miss Magic, the lone 3-year-old in a field of 10 fillies and mares, roared past 7 to 5 favorite Soft Landing to score a 2-length victory in the Grade 1 Empress Club Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Turffontein in South Africa. Yearling purchase becomes the 14th individual Grade 1 winner for the stable. More

Irridescence gets Ideal Prep for $5-Million Dubai Duty Free,
South African Close Third while Badly in Need of the Race,
Caesour Mare Conceded Weight to all 11 of her Rivals

March 1, 2007

Irridescence finished a dead-game third, running on, this evening at Nad al Sheba in the Group 2 Jebel Hatta. Timeform reckons Irridescence ran the best race of her life, while giving weight to all of her rivals. More

Audacious Chloe Beats Dreaming Of Anna in 3-Year-Old Debut,
Team Valor Yearling Buy Outduels Eclipse Award Winner,
Pletcher Successful in Getting Filly to Rate in Third

February 25, 2007

Audacious Chloe opened her 3-year-old account with a notable win on Sunday at Gulfstream Park, when she beat last season’s Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna in a stirring stretch duel to claim top prize in the Gaily Gaily Stakes. More

Fairbanks Heads to California for Grade 2 San Antonio H.,
Giant's Causeway Colt Bids for Win 4 in 5 Starts on Dirt,
Bay Colt Topped 2003 Saratoga Yearling Sale at $1.85 Million

January 30, 2007

Fairbanks is now all but certain to start in Sunday’s renewal of the San Antonio Handicap instead of Saturday’s Charles H. Strub Stakes, advises Barry Irwin. David Flores has committed to ride the Giant’s Causeway colt in either race, his agent Brad Pegram confirmed over the weekend. More

Stately Bolts Home Under "Hands and Heels" to Win at Clairwood,
Cheaply-Bought 2yo Filly Romps by 3 ¼ Lengths for Neil Bruss,
Team Valor and the Singhs Celebrate First Juvenile Winner

January 23, 2007

Stately, the cheapest racehorse ever bought by Team Valor, scored an authoritative 3 1/4-length victory under Glyn Schofield this afternoon at Clairwood race course in South Africa. The Joshua Dancer filly is the first of 5 fillies to race that were bought as a yearlings at South Africa’s premier sale last year in which celebrated international motion picture producer Anant Singh and his wife Vanashree took a substantial interest. More

Team Valor's Sugar Baby Love Third Ranked Filly on German Free Handicap
January 20, 2007

Team Valor's Sugar Baby Love was officially rated the third top-ranked 2-year-old filly of 2006 in Germany on the Free Handicap released yesterday by the Direktorium of the Turf. Sugar Baby Love won a Listed stakes in her debut, was bought by Team Valor and finished a very unlucky second in the Group 2 Prix Maurice Lacroix behind the colt Global Dream. More

Irridescence will Prep for Duty Free in Jebel Hatta in Dubai
January 14, 2007

Irridescence, winner over an international field that included Ouija Board in last season's Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong, will race twice in Dubai this winter, advises South African trainer Mike de Kock. More

Fairbanks Shows New Dimension in 4-Year-Old Debut,
Expensive Colt Draws on Class to Post Gulfstream Win,
Graded Stakes Now in Offing for Son of Giant's Causeway

January 6, 2007

Fairbanks returned to the races for his 4-year-old debut on Gulfstream Park’s opening day card last Wednesday at the Hallandale “racino” in the afternoon’s fourth race, an allowance contest going 9 furlongs. He drew away to score by 3 ½ lengths in a thoroughly convincing manner to win impressively. More

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