Monarch of Egypt became the first runner and first winner sired by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah when the 2-year-old trained by Aidan O'Brien took opening contest of Naas's April 13 card, the five-furlong Irish Stallion Farms EBF race. The late-March foal was ridden by Ryan Moore and raced [...]
Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]
A Chat with Rising Star Oisin Murphy By Jonathan Stettin Although Oisin Murphy did not decide to become a jockey until he was 15 years old, you would be hard pressed to argue he was not born to be one. It is not just the excellent riding skills he [...]
While there remains a question whether Ryan Moore will stay across the pond to ride Saxon Warrior or travel to Kentucky to ride Mendelssohn my money is on Louisville. Ryan readily admits the Kentucky Derby is on his bucket list as a jockey but there is a bigger tell in my [...]
Undefeated Caravaggio heads to Newmarket under Ryan Moore for a start against older in The July Cup at Newmarket. Many have their eyes on this talented and fast runner for the Breeders' Cup and likely with good reason. He can motor. Read more about Caravaggio here.....