Author Archives: Richard R. Gross

Fated: Bernardini and Barbaro

Both were foaled in 2003, a year when the respected Thoroughbred racing crop would include Sweetnorthernsaint, Bluegrass Cat, Lawyer Ron and Brother Derek among others. One was a son of...

Breaking: Bernardini Euthanized

Darley America has announced 2006 Preakness winner (G1), Eclipse Award Three-Year-Old Champion and leading sire Bernardini was euthanized earlier today at its Jonabell Farm at age 18 due to complications...

Swiss Skydiver a Belmont Day Scratch

As important and intriguing as is Saturday’s Belmont 153, the undercard also features the Ogden Phipps (G1). That race comes with a “Win and You’re In” automatic berth in the...

Laoban Passes Unexpectedly at Age 8

WinStar Farm announced this morning that Laoban, a leading second-crop sire, passed away unexpectedly at age eight. No cause of death was given. Bred in Kentucky by Respite Farm, the...

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