News and Success
April 2- Afleet Lady Breaks Maiden nicely
Full sister to GSW Called to Serve breaks his maiden nicely and looks onto bigger and better things. The homebred filly for Tracy Farmer is a Kern Thoroughbreds Mating and managed 3YO Filly.
March 26th- Nashoba's Gold an unlucky 4th in a G2
After being blocked for most of the stretch, Nashoba's Gold is an unlucky fourth and will point for the Santa Barbara next out.
March 25th- Excessive Kid second in his comeback race
Coming off a long layoff, Excessive Kid was a fast closing second and appears to be back to stakes class.
March 25th- J La Tache rolls at Laurel by 4 lengths
After being a bridesmaid behind a slew of Graded stakes winners in her first 5 starts, Ja La Tache gets the job done in style at Laurel. She is out of G3 winner Palanka City.
March 12- Enjoy Yourself beat a head in a G3
Euro Import ran a very good second beaten a head in only her third US start. She now has a win, second and third from three runs.
March 11- Clair De Lune wins allowance by 6 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct
The Malibu Moon filly bought as a foal by Kern Thoroughbreds won for fun and looks to be on to bigger and better things
March 10- Lehigh Five and unlike second at Aqueduct
February 18th- Noble and a Beauty dominates at the Big A
February 11th - Clair De Line rolls at Aqueduct in MSW
Keeneland November Foal purchase wins second out for Tracy Farmer and Chad Brown.
Keeneland November Sale Update
Lady Pimpernel and Uchenna lead the way for Triton Stables as Lady Pimpernel brings $425,000 at a racing/broodmare prospect in the November Sale. Uchenna followed her by making $315,000.
December 19th - Moon Over a Beauty rolls first out at Aqueduct
The half brother to SW Noble and a Beauty wins nicely first out. His dam is a half sister to Champion sire Tapit.
December 11th - Egyptian Honey makes it two in a row
A Very impressive win at Turfway, on to stakes company now.
November 1st- Snow Trouble comes from last to first
October 31st- Enjoy Yourself comes from last to earn black type in US debut
October 23rd- Amaze Me Grace wins first up at Belmont on the grass
September 28th- 2YO Fashionable Freddy breaks Maiden
My Meadowview's Fashionable Freddy rolls to an easy Maiden win and looks one to watch for the future. The Tiznow Colt was having his first race around two turns.
September 27th- Texas Ryano wins Pellinore Stakes at Santa Anita
Curlin's son Texas Ryano became the 7th black type horse out of the mare Blending Element winning a stake in his first stakes attempt.
September 27th - Tin Type Gal wins Grade III PG Johnson at Belmont
September 26th- Kittens Joy Colt breaks Maiden first out
Norton, a 2YO Colt by Kittens Joy won impressively first up for My Meadowview and trainer Mark Hubley.
September 26th- Curlin's Fox and Unlucky Third in Stake
After breaking slow and stumbling Curlin's Fix had to settle for third in the Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita. She is already a stakes winner and will shoot for a Graded race in the future.
September 24th- Midnight Sweetie wins for New Client Ed Robbins
Very kindly Ed Robbins and racing Manager Jayne Bower Cutis have allowed us to help with their racing operation and yearling buying, and Midnight Sweetie finds the winners circle in just her second start since moving to the Brad Cox barn. She looks an exciting filly for the future.
September 18th- Kodiva an unlucky second in US Debut
Kodiva, a stakes placed Kodiac Filly has joined the Jonathan Shepherd barn and ran a good second in her first US start in a $96K race at Parx.
September 12th- Meeting Waters second in River Cities stakes at Louisiana Downs
In her first start for Brad Cox, Meeting Waters ran a great second in a stake. She looks to run back in another stake in a few weeks.
September 6th- Lady Pimpernel Third in G2 Yellow Ribbon
Lady Pimpernel ran a fast closing third in a G2 and the G3 winner is looking very strong coming off her layoff.
September 5th- Texas Ryano Wins NX2 Allowance at Delmar
Texas Ryano made a massive late run to take a strong allowance at Delmar.
September 3rd- Chapter Two is an improving 3YO Colt- Wins NX1 Allowance
Chapter Two makes it two in a row and looks like one to watch for the future. The son of More than Ready races for My Meadowview Farms.
August 29th- Causeway Carolyn wins easily at Delmar
Causeway Carolyn wins her NX1 easily at Delmar and looks to be quickly improving.
August 28th- 2YO Lemon Liqueur earns Black Type at Saratoga
Exchange Rate filly runs a solid third in a stake at Saratoga.
August 23rd- Tin Type Gal breaks Maiden first time on the grass
2YO Filly Tin Type Gal wins a maiden nicely on the lawn at Saratoga for My Meadowview.
August 20th- Candy Gran Rolls at Presque Isle
Candy Ride gelding takes his allowance easily at Presque Isle. He is owned by My Meadowview
August 15th- Llanarmon third in stake
Triton Stables Llanarmon, who is a G2 winner was their in the Flaming Page stakes at Woodbine
August 14th- Curlin's Fox wins another stake for Williamson Racing
Curlin's Fox runs the fastest mile of the meet at Delmar to win going away.
August 13th- No Fighting Wins first up since Purchase
No Fighting wins impressively in her first start since being acquired privately.
August 12th- Lady Daphne wins for Tracy Farmer at Saratoga
Harlan Holiday filly Lady Daphne rolled in a maiden at Saratoga for Tracy Farmer.
August 2nd- Meeting Waters Second in Stake for Triton Stables
July 27th- Arcane wins another allowance for Williamson Racing
Arcane takes his third win in 4 starts
July 25th- Miners Light beat a nose in debut
Miners Light ran a blinder to just miss by a nose in his debut. Race winner Exaggerator has since come back to win a G2 at Saratoga
July 25th- Uchenna wins Grade 3 Ontario Matron at Woodbine
Uchenna impressively wins her first graded stake for Triton Stables. Our Third Stakes winner in this partnership and our 12th overall in the past seven years.
July 24th- Lemon Liqueur takes first 2YO Race in Saratoga
My Meadowview's Lemon Liqueur takes the first 2YO race at the Spa for Rick Violette. She is a homebred for My Meadowview and a Kern Thoroughbreds mating.
July 1 - Causeway Carolyn breaks maiden at Santa Anita
May 25th- Rosicky and Causeway Carolyn both unlucky seconds
Kern Thoroughbreds matings produced to up and coming horses in California, both of which were second in Maidens this weekend.
May 25th- Curlin's Fox very impressive in Allowance
After earning black type, Curlin's Fox Stepped back to an allowance and rolled by almost 5 lengths.
May 25th- Uchenna takes down Allowance in her second American Start.
Uchenna, a recent private purchase in Europe for Triton Stables, take an Allowance over a mile on the grass easily in 1:33:62.
April 12th- Ancient Goddess wins Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine
Ancient Goddess made a big late run to score her first stakes race, the $125K Star Shoot. Ancient Goddess was purchased privately in France off a maiden win. She now has earned black type on dirt, turf and all weather.
April 3rd- Razia Sultana breaks her Maiden by 10 lengths
Looking like her older brother Samraat, Razia Sultana broke her maiden by 10 lengths in New York.
March 15th- Noble and a Beauty Wins Cicada at Aqueduct
The 3YO Daughter of Noble Causeway won the Cicada very impressively by 8 lengths. She is a homebred filly for My Meadowview.
March 7th- Curlin's Fox Second in China Doll Stakes
Curlin's Fox was unable to replicate her dams performance in the China Doll stakes, but she did finish a fast closing second to secure black type in only her second career start.
February 1st- Curlin's Fox wins debut at Santa Anita- In her first start, Curlin's Fox could not look more impressive winning first time out going down the hill at Santa Anita. She is a product of a Kern Thorougbreds and Williamson family corroborated mating. We purchased Foxysox with Alastair Donald and Carla Gaines at the 2005 Tattersalls Horses in training sale as a maiden. She came to the US to take 5 stakes races, four of which were graded. Curliness Fox has earned TDN Rising Star status, the Williamson's third Rising Star homebred in 12 months.
Golden Gem second in NY Bred Stake - Despite catching a speed favoring track, Golden Gem earned black type in just her second start closing well to run second in the $125K Franklin Square Stakes. Her dam was purchased and mating organized by Kern Thoroughbreds.
February 1st- Doc Daneka romps in maiden by 21 lengths- Doc Daneka, first time trying dirt broke his maiden by 21 lengths at Aqueduct. He ran a very respectable 84 beyer and looks to be a classy NY bred for the future.
Principessa Ava unlucky fourth in Grade 3- Ava ran another solid race as she was able to run fourth in her first graded stakes attempt. Settling far back early, Principessa Ava made a big late rally to lose by a length.
January 31st- Ancient Goddess Third in Suncoast stakes
After a very wide trip, Ancient Goddess was able to claim third in the Suncoast at Tampa. She was purchased privately for Sovereign Stables and trainer John Terranova.
January 23- Lehigh Five wins first up by 11 lengths - 3YO Colt by Brimstone wins his debut by 11 at Aqueduct. Looks a horse with a big future. His dam, Prom Dancer, was a purchased at the FT Adena sale in 2007.
January 17th- Lady Pimpernel Second in Astra Stakes- coming off a Grade 3 victory at Santa Anita, Lady Pimpernel ran another great race in the 12 furlong Astra stakes, but the distance proved just a but far on the day. She now has a stakes win and two stakes placings in three American starts since her purchase for Triton Stables.
Noble and a Beauty second beaten a nose in the Ruthless Stakes at the Big A
Despite a wide trip, Noble and a Beauty ran a wonderful ace at Aqueduct in only her second career start.
Triton Stables finishes the year with two stakes winners from five fillies to race.
Gracer and Lady Pimpernel headline a solid year for Triton Stables that includes two other winners.
December 27th- Lady Pimpernel Wins Grade 3 Bobby Frankel at Santa Anita
Lady Pimpernel, in only her second US start, wins a G3 for Triton Stables. Lady Pimpernel was purchased privately and managed by Kern Thoroughbreds for its partnership Triton Stables.
December 26th- Principessa Ava wins impressively at Gulfstream
For the second time in four US starts, 3YO Filly Principessa Ava wins an allowance and looks to have a bright future in the hands of trainer Jonathan Shepherd.
December 5th - Kern Thoroughbreds and Secretariat Center find homes for 18 retired client racehorses in 2014.
With the help of the MMSC and our great clients, we are happy to report we have found wonderful, permanent homes for 18 former racehorses this year.
Novermber 30th- Noble and a Beauty wins first time out
Noble and a Beauty, a Noble Causeway filly out of a half sister to Tapit won easily first out in a tough field at Aqueduct.
November 29th- Sweeter Than Ever wins easily at Churchill
Yearling purchase Sweeter Than ever won impressively second time out in a MSW at Churchill Downs.
November 22nd- Lady Pimpernel third in US debut
Stakes winning filly Lady Pimpernel made her US debut for Triton Stables and was a fast closing third at Delmar in the Red Carpet Stakes (GIII)
November 8th- Golden Gem wins first up
Wildcat Heir 2YO Filly Golden Gem wins first up with Rick Violette at Aqueduct.
October 29th- Toast of Mayfair wins debut
2YO Filly Toast of Mayfair won first time out at Laurel by five lengths and looks to be a very fast filly.
September 27th - Noble Cornerstone rolls in allowance, earns big speed figures
Noble Cornerstone took the leap from State bred to open company and won off easily in an allowance at Belmont.
September 4th- La Rambla stakes placed, Beaten a nose.
Purchased as a weanling, 2YO filly La Rambla was second in a stake just beaten a nose on the final jump.
August 15th- Iffraaj Filly third in a stake in her US debut
Ancient Goddess ran a solid third in her US debut in a stake at Saratoga after being purchased in Europe.
July 26th- Noble Cornerstone wins second straight
Noble Cornerstone, a high quality homebred has now won two straight with Trainer Tom Morley.
July 23rd- Tony B wins by a dozen in Saratoga
Old Fashioned Colt Tony B broke his maiden in his fourth career start by a dozen lengths at Saratoga.
May 4th- Nashoba's Gold is on her Honeymoon
Nahsoba's Gold lifts her record to 3 wins and a second in four starts with her second graded stakes win, taking down the Honeymoon (GII) at Santa Anita easily.
May 3rd- Samraat runs 5th in KY Derby
Samraat gave a game effort, taking the lead turning for home and staying on well to finish 5th. He has come out of the Derby in good order and we look forward to a summer campaign.
April 11- Fizzy Pink Takes US debut
Private Purchase Fizzy Pink made her US debut for Chad Brown this past week at Belmont and won a Maiden Special Weight impressively. Fizzy Pink missed the break and still ran past the entire field to score for the Zetcher's.
April 1- Samraat 2nd in the Wood Memorial
Great run by Samraat to fight on and be second in the Wood Memorial behind impressive winner Wicked Strong.
April 1- Nashoba's Gold Wins the Providencia (GIII)
Following in the footsteps of other Kern thoroughbreds purchased and managed horses Missit and Foxysox, Nashoba's Gold wins her first Graded stake impressively in the Providencia. She now has two wins and a second in three starts.
March 23- Empress of Midway second in Sunland Oaks
Empress of Midway, a private purchase as an unlaced 2YO ran a game second in the Sunland Oaks. We are now considering several options with her including the Kentucky Oaks. The Empire Maker filly looks to be graded stakes class.
March 12- Stakes winner Redressthebalance makes her comeback this week
Stakes winning private purchase Redressthebalance will return to the races after having a little break this week at Santa Anita.
March 8- Excessive Kid wins 2nd time out at Santa Anita
Exciting three year old colt Excessive Kid, by Lemon Drop Kid, wins second time out at Santa Anita, first time on the grass. He made up 5 lengths inside the lat eighth of a mile to run past the leaders.
March 8- Nashoba's Gold Second in the China Doll at Santa Anita
Nashoba's Gold closed with a rush but couldn't run down favorite Diversy Harbor in the China Doll at Santa Anita. The top two finishers are both very nice fillies and Nashoba's Gold made up quite a few lengths after a wide trip under Joe Talamo. Talamo, who rode her sister Nashoba;s Key to several G1 victories, gave Nashoba's Gold a great ride to earn black type.
March 1- Samraat wins the Gotham (GIII)
Samraat, a homebred son of Noble Causeway for My Meadowview Farm won the Gotham (GIII) in NY, a key Kentucky Derby prep. Kern Thorougbreds purchased the dam, Little Indian Girl at the Keeneland November Sale in 2007.
February 28th- Empress of Midway Wins second out at Santa Anita
Well bred Empire Maker Filly Empress of Midway wins impressively in a Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita. She was a private purchase who caught out eye training at Keeneland in March of her 2YO year.
February 8th- American Blend becomes 6th black type horse for his dam, Blending Element. American Blend ran a game their in the San Antonio (GII) and despite being 6 year old has a bright future.
February 8th- Nashoba's Gold becomes a TDN Rising Star
The Williamson's have now had their second impressive first out winner in less than two weeks, as Nashoba's Gold impressed at Santa Anita.
February 8th- Gracer wins the $100,000 Dearly Precious Stakes at Aqueduct by 10 Lengths. Gracer couldn't have been more impressive, winning another stake without any urging by ten lengths. She has now three straight stakes victories.
February 1st- Samraat wins the Withers (GIII)
Samraat, by Noble Causeway and owned by My Meadowview LLC has won the Withers (GIII) in NY, the key prep for the Kentucky Derby.
January, 20th- Texas Ryano becomes a TDN Rising Star
Texas Ryano, bred and owned by Warren Williamson and trained by Carla Gaines, win impressively first out at Santa Anita in a last to first effort to become a TDN Rising Star. TexasRyano is out of Blue Hen mare Blending Element, who has produced 5 stakes horses.
January 4th- Gracer wins first up for Three Chimneys Racing
Gracer, a private purchase by Kern Thoroughbreds for Three Chimneys Racing, won first time in the TCR silks in the $100K Marshua Stakes at Laurel.
January 1st- American Blend rolls off the layoff at Santa Anita.
Samraat wins the Damon Runyan by 16 1/2 lengths!
Noble Cornerstone a close 2nd in the $250,000 Springboard Mile.
G1 Mating by Kern Thoroughbreds - Asia Express
Janicellaine sells for $515K at Tattersalls
Alydorabe Breaks her Maiden Impressively
Alydorable, trained by Mike Maker and purchased by Lincoln on behalf of Tracy Farmer as a yearling, broke her maiden impressively first time on the grass this weekend at The Fairgrounds. The daughter of Arch is a half sister to several stakes horses.
Abstraction wins easily
In Just his second career start, Abstraction, by Pulpit wins by 10 lengths in a MSW at Fairgrounds. Abstraction's dam, Andujar was purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds.
Earlier in the week, Rockin Boogie won a Maiden race at Parx by 10 lengths for owner My Meadowview.
February 15, 2012
Updates from the New Year
Fasig-Tipton February Sale is a Success
Usually the Fasig Tipton February Mixed sale is a quiet one for us, but this year it was anything but that. We Purchased 11 horses for a total of $442,500 at the one day sale. The majority of the broodmares and broodmare prospects that were purchased were for a client to support his own stallion, Simmard. We purchased Simmard privately last year and he went on to win a couple of Graded stakes before a small suspensory injury derailed his racing career. He now will be given a great chance in the breeding shed. For more information on the son of Dixieland Band, feel free to give us a call.
Stephanoatsee a game Second in Swaps (GII)
Stephanoatsee, a stakes winner by AP Indy, ran a fast closing second in the Swaps at Santa Anita. He is out of the great mare Oatsee, making him a half brother to Shackleford and Lady Joanne, as well as two other Graded stakes winners.
October 21, 2012
Good week for Three Chimneys Racing
Three Chimneys Racing, managed by Kern Thorougbreds, had a solid but unlucky weekend with three runners. First Kissable was a solid fourth after a bad trip in the $1,000,000 EP Taylor at Woodbine. She came with a great late run. Miss Cato, a three year old private purchase looked as if she had won the Valley View (GIII) at Keeneland, but the photo revealed she came up a nose short. She came from last turning for home with a great late run. Finally, Janicellaine made a a great late run to be third in the $125K Dowager Stakes.
October 20th, 2012
Stephanoatsee Wins the Barbaro Stakes at Delaware
Stephanoatsee came from last to win the Barbaro stakes going away. Stephanoatsee's dam, Oatsee was purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds for My Meadowview Farm. Oatsee was broodmare of the year this year and is well known as the dam of Shackleford.
October 14th, 2012
Close finishes at Woodbine
Forte Dei Marmi ran a very close third in the Canandian International (GI), sitting off the pace and coming with a late run. Forte Dei Marmi is a Graded Stakes winner since being purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds. Earlier in the day Kissable was a fast closing fourth in the EP Taylor. She is a Stakes winner and GSP since being purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds.
September 22, 2012
Cafe Elektric wins at Woodbine
Roger has seemed to find away to turn around another horses career, getting Cafe Elektric back in the winners circle.
September 16th, 2012
Wigmore Hall lands another Grade 1 for trainer Michael Bell
Kern/Lillingston yearling purchase has landed another win at the highest level taking down the Northern Dancer at Woodbine. Wigmore Hall will continue his globe-trotting campaign shooting for G1's in Hong Kong or Dubai. Kern/Lillingston private purchase Forte Dei Marmi ran a close third as well.
September 15, 2012
Miss Cato nosed out in the Pucker Up Stakes (GIII)
Miss Cato, the newest acquisition for Three Chimneys Racing who was fourth beaten two lengths in the American Oaks (GI), came up a head bob short in the Pucker Up (GIII) at Arlington over the weekend. It was a good run and she has proven she is stakes class and should have every chance to win a graded stake this season.
September 9th, 2012
Janicellaine wins Allowance impressively
4YO Filly Janicellaine owned by Three chimneys Racing appears to be back on track with an easy allowance win at Woodbine.
August 21, 2012
Big win by Forte Dei Marmi caps a solid August
August started as a good month with a big win by Kissable in the Waya Stakes at Saratoga for Three Chimney Racing, followed by a win by Forte Dei Marmi in the Sky Classic (GII)
June 25, 2012
A Kern Thoroughbreds One-Two in the Singspiel (GII)
For the fifth time in the last six years, a horse owned and/or managed by Kern Thoroughbreds has won the Singspiel Stakes (GIII) in Canada. It was the third time Musetier has won the Singspiel himself, beating out another Kern Thoroughbreds private purchase, Simmard, by a nose. Following in the footsteps on Pellegrino and Spice Route, Musketier, last years Canadian Champion Turf horse showed his brilliance rather than his age and now has career earnings at $1.1 million.
June 14, 2012
After a slightly disappointing fourth in the Just A Game (GI) by Three Chimneys Racing runner Up In Time, our first European based runner, Miss Cato ran a game second in a listed stake at Newbury today. She could be on to Graded stakes in America after that run.
May 29, 2012- Memorial Day Weekend Update
Shackleford takes the Met Mile (GI)- Shackleford capped off a big weekend by winning the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap in New York. One of the most prestigious Grade 1's in the world, this win adds to the success of Oatsee, Shackleford's dam who was purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds on behalf of My Meadowview Farm in 2008.
Mr. Continental wins at Delaware- Mr. Continental, owned by My Meadowview, wins by 7l at Delaware in a MSW. By Corinthian out of Forty Gran (purchased in 2008), Mr. Continental is a half brother to G1 winner Square Eddie.
Other news, Wishkeeper ran a great second in a maiden at Churchill, beaten a nose.
May, 15, 2012: Forte Dei Marmi headlines Preakness weekend for Kern Thoroughbreds. Purchased in Europe, Forte Dei Marmi won his second US start impressively at Keeneland and moves back into Graded Stakes company in the $300,000 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico.
May 10, 2012: Kern Thoroughbreds yearling purchase Allied Powers wins another Group 3 in England!
May, 5, 2012: Mildly Offensive, a Kern Thoroughbreds yearling purchase, ran a game 4th in the Humana Distaff (GI). Already a multiple stakes winner, Mildly Offensive will be pointed towards graded stakes all summer. April Keeneland Update-
La Gran Bailadora, owned by Kern Thoroughgreds Client Tracy Farmer runs a game third in the Doubledogdare (GIII). Already a graded stake winner and G1 placed, La Gran Bailadora will be pointed towards all weather stakes this summer around the country. Forte Dei Marmi wins a tough allowance race and will move onto stakes company.
October 16, 2011: Purchased for Three Chimneys Racing LLC, owners and fans of MISS KELLER know that when the 5 year old mare runs, nail-biting abounds. Her back of the pack to 1st by a head win in the $1 million Grade 1 E.P. Taylor S. at Woodbine on October 16, 2011 was no different. MISS KELLER galloped along in 10th place through the first three quarters of the mile and a quarter race. Launching her drive late in the turn and clear of the field, the Montjeu ex Ingozi mare steadily passed rivals and grabbed the lead from I’M A DREAMER just in time to win by a head. With earnings of over $1.2 million, the mare is scheduled to Tattersalls’ December Breeding Stock sale this fall.
Also on October 16th another Kern Lillingston purchase took the Grade 3 Harold Ramser S. at Santa Anita. UP IN TIME, a 2008 filly by Noverre ex Up At Dawn, put her previously disappointing start in the Del Mar Oaks behind her with a commanding 1 ¼ length win over CELESTIAL KITTEN. Also owned by Three Chimneys Racing and Anthony Ramsden, trainer Simon Callaghan is pointing Up In Time toward the Matriarch S in November.
October 9, 2011: Tracy Farmer's LA GRAN BAILADORA has added to her graded stakes accomplishments with a rousing 3rd place finish in the Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster S at Keenelandon October 9, 2011. With her late running style, the 4 year old filly tracked along in 11th place going into the stretch where jockey Corey Lanerie swung her 6 wide to finish third, just 1 and 3/4 lengths off the winner. She may run next in the Maple Leaf S at Woodbine.
October 1, 2011: After a slow start out of the gate to place 6th in her first North American outing in September of 2011, privately purchased JANICELLAINE improved her performance on October 1st when she place second by a nose to SkyMesa filly MASKED MAIDEN in a $70,3000 Allowance race at Woodbine. The 2008 Beat Hollow ex Danielle (Danehill) filly took the lead early in the one mile plus race on the all weather track but drifted on the far turn and battled back from 4th running in the stretch to just miss the win. Owned by Three Chimneys Racing LLC, the filly is trained by Roger Attfield.
September 24, 2011: Managed by Kern Thoroughbreds for Tracy Farmer, 4-year old LA GRAN BAILADORAhas, to this point, been a very useful horse, winning at the Stakes level and being Graded Stakes placed. But on September 25 at Turfway Park, she moved past “useful” to Graded Stakes Winner when she took the G3 Distorted Humor Kentucky Cup Distaff Safter flying past the field in the final three-eighths of the 1 and 1/16th mile race. The 2007 AFLEET ALEX filly out of Affirmed Dancer, had most recently placed 3rd in the G3 Matron S at Arlington Park and finished 5th in the G3 Doubledogdare S at Keeneland on April 22nd. Early in 2011 she won the Likely Exchange S on February 12th and placed second and third respectively in the March 12th Wintergreen S and the Fairway Fun S on April 2nd. Trained by Michael Maker and ridden by Corey Lanerie, it seems LA GRAN BAILADORA has decided to show that she’s more than useful – she has what it takes.
June 3, 2011: ANTARA has either won or been in the money in all but one of her graded stakes efforts since being purchased privately in 2010 for Godolphin Racing. On June 3, 2011, she won the G3 Princess Elizabeth S for the second year in a row after being G1 and G2 placed in the summer and fall of 2010. The Diktat ex City Maiden mare will likely be pointed to the G1 Pretty Polly S at the Currage in late June.
May 21, 2011: Once again, Kern Lillingston's experience and success with buying broodmares to produce top class racehorses and future breeding stock was proven when we purchased OATSEE in 2008. She had recently weaned her Foresty foal that would later be named SHACKLEFORD and who would go on to win the 2011 G1 Preakness S. on May 21st. The 1997 mare, by Unbridled ex With Every Wish is also the dam of multiple G2 winner BAGHDARIA an multple stakes winner LADY JOANNE.
April 9, 2011: Whisper Louise G2 placed in first US start - After being purchased from England by Lincoln Collins and Joe Miller for Three Chimneys Racing, 3 year old WHISPER LOUISE made her first US start worth remembering when she placed second in theGrade 2 Providencia S at Santa Anita on April 9th. The Chevalier ex Patamar filly bumped with a rival out of the gate and ran keenly early, but settled well in the back stretch. Coming into the stretch, she showed an explosive turn of foot 3-wide and missed the win by only ¾ lengths. Trainer Jim Cassidy will likely consider the G3 Senorita S at Hollywood Park for the multiple winner’s next outing.
January 12, 2011: Collins Buys MSW PRINCESS JANIE at Keeneland January Sale - After watching AVE, whom he purchased in 2009 for a racing partnership, go through the ring for a sale-topping $1.4 million, Lincoln Collins returned the the Keeneland January sale on Day 2 to purchase multiple stakes winner PRINCESS JANIE for $330,000 on behalf of Kern Lillingston Association for an undisclosed client. Purchased in foal to TIZNOW, Collins stated that the foal will probably remain in the US and the mare will be sent to England after being bred here.
January 10, 2011: Ave Tops Keeneland January Sale - Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational winner AVE gave her owners, Three Chimneys Racing LLC and Trevor Harris, one final thrill when she sold at the Keeneland January Sale for $1.4 million, the highest price of the 5 day sale. Purchased by Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm, the Danehill Dancer ex Anna Amalia filly had recently returned from Japan’s Kyoto Racecourse where she ran in the JPN G1 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup and wrapped up an impressive 2010 campaign.
Bought privately by Lincoln Collins in the fall of 2009, Ave wasted no time in verifying her purchase when she finished 3rd in the G3 Gallorette H at Pimlico in May and the G2 New York S at Belmont in June 2010. She was just nosed out of a win in the G2 Dance Smartly S at Woodbine in July by MEKONGMELODY. One can only wonder about her clunker in the G1 Beverly D, but she more than redeemed herselfwith her stunning run and win in the G1 Flower Bowl Invitational. Upon purchasing AVE, Shadai Farm announced that she would be retired to begin her breeding career.
November 7, 2010: Three Chimneys Racing filly, RUSSIAN ROSIE, will go to the Keeneland November sale on Wednesday, November 10th as Hip #508. In hermost recent outing at Woodbine, a $76,000 Allowance Optional Claiming race, the 2004 mare was hustled 8 wide into the stretch and made a rally but was left with too much work to do and finished 9th. The mare earned over $242,000 while in the Three Chimneys Racing stable.
November 5, 2010: MISS KELLER’s run in the Grade 1 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on November 5th saw her bump with the turf course hedge and another horse to come in 9th in the $2 million championship. Ridden by Javier Castellano, MISS KELLER broke from post position 3 and settle toward the back of the pack in her normal fashion, but her famously quick and strong turn of foot provided only a mild gain before being hindered by traffic. The 4 year old Monjeu filly will go through the Keeneland November sale on Monday, Novmber 8th as Hip #211. She has earned over $588,000 as a member of the Three Chimneys Racing stable.
October 16, 2010: Horses purchased by Kern Lillingston place second and third in top graded stakes races over the October 16, 2010 weekend. MISS KELLER, at G2 winner, ran against a genuinely tough field in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor S. at Woodbine on October 16th. After rating in midpack, the mare closed in the upper stretch to take the lead but was passed in the final stages by REGGANE and finished second. MISSIT, also a G2 winner, placed 3rd in the G3 Athenia S. at Belmont Park on October 16th after being raced wide through a majority of the mile and one-sixteenth turf course. She produced a strong rally in the stretch for the show.
Both mares are trained by Roger Attfield and owned by Three Chimneys Racing.
October 2, 2010: For the second time in two weeks, the Three Chimneys Racing syndicate has cheered one of their fillies on to a graded stakes win. The most recent celebration was for AVE’S heart-stopping victory in the G1 Flower Bowl Invitational S at Belmont Park. The 4 year old Danehill Dancer filly tracked a very slow pace into the final turn where she made up a bit of ground but found herself in tight behind the leaders, RED DESIRE and CHANGING SKIES. When jockey Javier Castellano spied the small ray of sunlight between the fillies, he hand rode AVE through the hole to take the $500,000 Grade 1 by a head. No doubt, the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf championship is being considered for AVE’S next outing.
September 25, 2010: Horses purchased for Three Chimneys Racing LLC had their owners cheering heartily with two races and two wins over the September 26th weekend. First up on September 25th was 5 year old MISSIT, who had taken the G2 Providenica S at Santa Anita in 2008 but recently had finished 2nd or 3rd in high end Allowance races. Running in a $80,000 AOC mile on the turf at Woodbine, the Orpen mare sat comfortably just off the pace until the stretch where she found that extra gear and powered past the favorite, SUGAR AGAIN, who had won her last 3 races. Ridden by Jono Jones, the filly may go to the G3 Athenia at Belmont for her next outing.
The next afternoon saw the return to racing of RUSSIAN ROSIE, one of Three Chimneys Racing LLCs most consistent winners. The 6 year old mare had been side-lined in the fall of 2009, but on September 26th her 364 day absence from the racetrackbecame a distant memory as she sat off of a dawdling pace and came flying in the stretch of the mile and one-sixteenth on all weather track to win by one and a half lengths.
September 19, 2010: MISS KELLER has shown her quick turn of foot in past races, being multiple graded stakes placed and having won the De La Rose S. at Saratoga in August. But she showed somethingmore in winning the CAN G2 Canadian S. at Woodbine on September 19th.
Breaking quickly from the gate in the 9 furlong turf race, jockey Javier Castellano settled the 4 year old bay filly behind the 3 front runners.Heading into the stretch, she moved forward but was boxed in and one wondered how the filly would find room to kick on. Not deterred, MISS KELLER split horses without a blink, showing her bravery in going through an almost microscopic opening between POINTS OF GRACE and LATIN LOVE.Latin Loves effort to stay with the filly was short lived as MISS KELLER found another gear and in the final sixteenth flew to a 1 and three-quarter length win.
Trained by Roger Attfield, MISS KELLER increasedher earnings to over $434,900.
August 28, 2010: MISS KELLER faced a tough field in Saratoga’s Ballston Spa H. on August 28th and continued to prove that she belongs in top company. With a good start, jockey Javier Castellano let the filly settle toward the back of the field where, at the quarter pole, she began her rally down the center of the course. The Montjeu filly gobbled up the ground in her speedy turn of foot fashion, but could not catch the winner. She placed 3rd to winner Dynaslew and 2nd placed Silver Reunion.The filly will most likely head to Woodbine for her next outing.
August 13, 2010: A day of seconds is how Friday, the 13th will be remembered for Three Chimneys Racing LLC. PASAR SILBANO, trained by Jim Cassidy, was impressive in her first start since January as she stalked the pace in the $83,000 Daisycutter S., and took the lead in the stretch only to be caught at the wire and missing the win by a nose. MISSIT, running in an AOC at Woodbine on the same day, also stalked the pace and rallied in the stretch to place second by 1 3/4 lengths in the $80,000 turf race.
August 4, 2010: To quote Kern Thoroughbreds agent Joe Miller, “Few things are better than winning a race at a place like Saratoga, especially when it’s a stakes race and we have an excited group of owners to celebrate with.” And MISS KELLER, who Miller helped purchase for Three Chimneys Racing LLC, provided her owners with a genuine thrill when, laying in 8th place at the ¾ pole, she advanced easily under jockey Javier Castellano, moved 4-wide in the turn and showed an explosive kick in the stretch to win the De La Rose S. by a length. MISS KELLER, by Montjeu ex Ingozi, is trained by Roger Attfield and will be pointed to the G2 Ballston S also at Saratoga.
June 6, 2010: Purchased as a yearling and managed by Kern Thoroughbreds, FORMAGGIO is raced by My Meadowview LLC. He is an Allowance winner. The 2007 Dynaformer ex Garden Spot colt won a $50,000 Allowance race at Churchill Downs on June 6th despite circling 5-wide in the 1 1/16 mile race.
July 18, 2010: AVE's second place finish in the G2 Dance Smartly S. at Woodbine was a tale of julilation and heartache. It was thrilling to see the filly run so strongly against a good field and launch her rally in the stretch. It was a heartache to see her run out of ground, missing the win by a nose. The filly showed that she belongs in top company and will run next in the G1 Beverely D at Arlington Park on August 21st.
May 1, 2010: MISS KELLER, purchased privately for Three Chimneys Racing in 2009, returned to graded stakes company on Saturday, May 1st in the G2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. Racing in a field of several grades stakes winners, including 2 G1 winners, the 2006 Montju mare settled along the inside until the top of the stretch where she made a 3-wide drive to take 3rd, besting DIAMONDRELLA and TIZAQUEENA among others. MISS KELLER is now trained by Roger Attfield and will be pointed toward graded stakes at Woodbine.
April 7, 2010: WYNCHASE, purchased for Wyn Racing, broke her maiden in a MSW at Keeneland on April 7th. The four-year old mare by Dixie Union ex Ghost Wrestling, took the lead early in the 1 1/16th mile race and, though brushed in the late stretch, hung on for the win.
April 7, 2010: MISS KELLER, purchased for a Three Chimneys Racing partnership, won the Allowance race at Keeneland in her first start back since November 14 of last year. The four-year old mare hopped out of the gate and settled at the bak of the pack before advancing along the inside and going between horses to run down the leader in the final yards for a win.
March 20, 2010: HALO HOLLIE won the $43,000 Allowance at Philadelphia Park on March 20th and surprised her connections when she took the lead early and opened up a 3 length lead into the stretch, holding off eventual 2nd placed Bright Abyss to win by a nose.
Purchased for Three Chimneys Racing LLC and Richard C. Colton, Jr. in March 2008, the Halo's Image ex Hold the Dream 5 year-old ahd placed twice since then and now seems to have returned to her previous winning form. Trained by John Servis, HALO HOLLIE will likely run next at the 2010 Keeneland Spring meet.
March 5, 2010: ELUSIVE GALAXY, purchased by Kern Thoroughbreds for a Three Chimneys Racing partnership, ran a fast closing third in an Allowance going down the hill at Santa Anita March 5, 2010. The filly was settled toward the back of the pack early, off a very slow pace for the downhill course. With not much to run at, ELUSIVE GALAXY still came flying on the outside and missed second place by a jump. She will likley be pointed to a grade stake in early April.
February 15, 2010: In her first start since being purchased by Joe Miller and Alastair Donald in the fall of 2009, 4-year old GRIPSHOLM CASTLE ran a very solid 1 1/8th miles in theG2 La Canada S. to finish second. She and eventual winner Striking Dancer ran head to head briefly in the stretch before the winner pulled away for an approximate 1.5 length win. Purchased for Triple B Farm, the filly is trained by Ben Cecil.
December 28, 2009: Purchased by Kern Lillingston from the 2009 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training sale, two-year old THOMAS BAINES gave a holiday gift to his new owner when he became stakes-placed in his first race in the US - the Eddie Logan S. at Santa Anita Park on December 28th, 2009. The Johannesburg ex Foofraw gelding made a solid run, chasing down three rivals to finish 3rd in the one-mile turf race. Purchased for 19,000 gns, Thomas Baines is owned by AJL Productions and trained by Doug O’Neill.
December 26, 2009: Running in the G1 La Brea S. at Santa Anita, G2 winner STARLARKS ran off the pace for the first 6 furlongs and made a tremendous 4-wide run in the stretch to finish 2nd. Purchased by Joe Miller and Alastair Donald from the 2008 Tattersalls Horses in Training sale, the talented 2006 Mujahid ex Violet (Mukaddamah) filly was purchased for Dolantori Racing and won the G2 San Clemente H. in August of 2009.
Also, Harlequin Ranches’ graded-stakes winning SPICE ROUTE looked like the winner in the G2 W.L. McKnight H. at Calder Race Course on December 26, 2009, but could not hold off the eventual winner, CLOUDY’S KNIGHT, to place second in the one-and-a-half mile turf race. The five-year old gelding by Kings Best ex Zanzibar is trained by Roger Attfield.
And, MALIBU KNIGHT won his first outing in a $24,700 MSP at Calder Race Course on December 26, 2009. The 07 Malibu Moon ex Tumble Me Right (JPN) colt was bred by Richard C. Colton, Jr. who continues to own the mare – a 2000 Forty Niner ex Ittisaal. MALIBU KNIGHT is the mare’s first runner.
October 28, 2009: Purchased 2 weeks before the Breeders’ Cup, MAN OF IRON won the BC Marathon on Friday, November 6, 2009, giving Kern Lillingtston back to back winners in this championship race. MUHANNAK, who was bred by Luke Lillingston’s Mount Coote Stud and purchased by the Kern Lillingston Association for a client won the inaugural running of the Marathon in 2008. IRON MAN is a 3-year old Giants Causeway colt who is a half to racing stars JAZIL and RAGS TO RICHES. He had looked to be a fast improving colt after winning a conditions race at Dundalk and came to the Breeders’ Cup under the training of Aiden O’Brien.Since winning the Marathon, his has been transferred to Luca Cumani’s barn where he will be pointed to the Dubai Carnival.
August 31, 2009: Lincoln Collins, in conjunctionwith Luke Lillingston, purchased AMBER TIDE as a yearling at the1999 Tattersalls October sale. They had purchased her half-sister, UNCHARTED HAVEN, at the same sale in 1998 and UNCHARTED HAVEN went on to become a multiple Grade 2 winner, including victories in the G2 San Clemente H. at Del Mar and the G2 San Gorgonio H. at Santa Anita. In her career AMBER TIDE, by Pusuit of Love ex Tochar Ban, landed in the money several times, but never saw the winner’s circle. It seems she was saving that honor for her 2004 colt by Ishiguru, named FERNELEY. The bay colt is trained by Ben Cecil and won the $300,000 G2 Del Mar H on August 29, 2009.