Racing News

Lady Eli Undeniably Superlative

Rating far back early in her first try at 1 1/4 miles, Runnymede-bred Lady Eli shifted wide around the far turn while rolling into high gear and thundered to the finish line unchallenged in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1), defeating 13 strong rivals in 1:59.27 on July 4....more

Undrafted Wins Group 1 at Royal Ascot

     Rallying from near the back of a strong 15-horse field, Runnymede-bred, -raised and -sold Undrafted prevailed in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot on June 20 to become the newest Group/Grade 1 winner and millionaire to represent the farm and Chairman Catesby W. Clay....more

Perfection: Lady Eli Begins 2015 Strongly

After finishing last year with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) that was so impressive many proclaimed her the world's best two-year-old filly, Runnymede-bred Lady Eli has added two stakes wins in 2015 to remain undefeated....more

Lady Eli Rated Co-Best Juvenile Filly

Runnymede-bred Lady Eli, who romped to an impressive victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) to cap her undefeated season, has been rated the co-best two-year-old filly in the United States for 2014 with champion Take Charge Brandi....more

Lady Eli is Eclipse Finalist

In a crowning achievement for Runnymede's breeding program, undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Lady Eli has earned the distinguished honor of being voted a finalist for the Eclipse Award as 2014's outstanding two-year-old filly....more

Still Romping and Stomping

Jonesy Boy surged from last to first to win the $100,000 Queens County Stakes at snowy Aqueduct on December 14, becoming the latest in a string of prominent stakes horses we bred from our late broodmare Romp and Stomp....more

‘Rogue’ Returns to Light Training

One of Runnymede's most popular and exciting runners, Rogue Romance, has returned to light training in Lexington as he prepares to continue his racing career....more

Strong Second for Archbishop in Istanbul

Once again displaying a steely determination, Archbishop rallied from a ground-saving trip near the early pace to just miss catching Group 1 winner Master of Hounds in the Topkapi Trophy (G2) at Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 2....more

Archbishop, ‘Bizzy’ Carry Stakes Hopes

A pair of Runnymede stakes winners will be in action over the Labor Day holiday weekend, with English-based Archbishop taking on international competition in the Topkapi Trophy (G2) at Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 2 and Bizzy Caroline poised for the Glens Falls Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Racecourse the next day....more

Archbishop Tenacious in Goodwood Score

With Frankie Dettori riding in vintage form, Archbishop gained a dead-heat victory in the Thoroughbred Stakes (G3) at Goodwood Racecourse in England on August 3, joining multiple group stakes winner Trumpet Major at the wire as the best in a high-class field of 14 three-year-olds....more

Bizzy Caroline Aims for Arlington’s Modesty

Fresh off her victory in the Mint Julep Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs last month, Bizzy Caroline is the early 3-1 second choice in the $200,000 Modesty Handicap (G3) over 1 3/16 miles at Arlington Park on July 14....more

Archbishop Aims at Group 1 Glory

Runnymede's own Archbishop, a three-year-old colt by Arch, will point to the Prix Jean Prat (G1) at Chantilly on July 1 in what will be only his fifth career start....more

Weight Break for Rogue in Foster

Rogue Romance will receive an up to eight-pound break in the weights as he starts in a competitive field of nine entered for the $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at 1 1/8 miles on June 16 at Churchill Downs....more

Bizzy Caroline Gets Second Graded Win

Making the most of a ground-saving trip along the rail, Runnymede-bred Bizzy Caroline uncorked a stretch rally that caught pacesetter Heavenly Landing in time to capture the $111,000 Mint Julep Handicap (G3) by a neck at Churchill Downs on June 2....more

Mint Julep Ordered for Bizzy Caroline

With a bullet workout under her girth, our graded stakes winner Bizzy Caroline is set to start in the $100,000 Mint Julep Handicap (G3) over 1 1/16 miles on the Churchill Downs turf on June 2....more

Gem of a Weekend in Racing

At age nine, Awesome Gem continues to delight and amaze us while standing atop the American racing world as the richest active Thoroughbred runner in this country....more

Big Holiday Weekend of Racing

Three of the best current Runnymede-bred stars are heading to post over the Memorial Day weekend in stakes from coast to coast....more

Stakes Fillies Racing at Keeneland

Two Runnymede-bred fillies--Bizzy Caroline and Woodford Belle, who both have achieved distinction in graded stakes races against top competition--are set to run at Keeneland on April 26 in the silks of farm Chairman Catesby W. Clay....more

Romance at Keeneland

Rogue Romance, who returned to racing with a resounding triumph at Gulfstream Park on March 31 following a 13-month absence, will try to score his second career graded stakes win in the Ben Ali (G3) over Keeneland's Polytrack on April 22....more

Juveniles Getting Ready to Race

Five promising two-year-olds are achieving high marks with their trainers as they prepare for racing, providing Runnymede and our partners with much to anticipate in the coming season....more

Woodford Belle Third in Graded Stakes Debut

Facing a Grade 1-quality field in her first attempt in stakes company, Runnymede-bred Woodford Belle powered down the Gulfstream Park stretch to finish an eye-catching third in The Very One Stakes (G3) on February 25....more

Strong Second for Bizzy Caroline in Grade 2

Saving ground the entire trip, Bizzy Caroline gamely pushed her way up the rail from mid-pack to gain second to favored Marketing Mix in the $200,550 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) for three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on November 12....more

Bizzy Caroline Aims for Churchill Grade 2

Fresh off a strong rally that just missed in the Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland on October 21, Bizzy Caroline returns as one of the favorites in the $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) over 1 1/16 miles on turf at Churchill Downs on November 12....more

Sweet Cat Third in Breeders’ Cup Event

With many members of the Runnymede Farm team on hand at Churchill Downs, Sweet Cat made them proud with a strong third in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenlle Fillies Turf (G2) while stamping herself as among the best of her generation....more

Sweet Cat a Contender in Breeders' Cup

Runnymede-bred Sweet Cat will join a full field of 14 in contesting the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) on November 4 at Churchill Downs, and the daughter of Kitten's Joy out of our mare Claire's Smile is the early 10-1 fourth choice....more

Rogue Romance Working Toward 2012 Season

Fully recovered from a foot fracture that precluded him from racing in this year's classics, Rogue Romance is back in training and aiming toward a return to competition in 2012....more

Runnymede Fillies in Salty Valley View

Two stars from Runnymede's outstanding 2008 foal crop, Grade 1-placed stakes winner Pinch Pie and Grade 3 winner Bizzy Caroline, will join a full field of a dozen talented fillies contesting the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland on October 21....more

Silver Sycamore towers over Irish field

In a dominating performance, Runnymede-bred Silver Sycamore leaped to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to victory over a classy field in a seven-furlong maiden race for juvenile fillies at Leopardstown in Ireland on September 3....more

Runnymede Filly Wins for Pletcher, Velazquez

Sweet Cat, a juvenile filly purchased from Runnymede last year by five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher for his own account, scored a handy maiden special weight win at Saratoga on September 1, drawing away from 11 rivals to prevail by two lengths....more

Pinch Pie Newest Elite Performer

Relishing every step of the 1 1/4 miles as well as the dirt, Runnymede-bred Pinch Pie rallied to gain third in the historic $500,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course on August 20. In the process, she became the fourth Grade/Group 1 performer from her remarkable crop bred and raised at the farm....more

Gem Sparkles Again in Awesome Mile

Making history as the richest horse to ever run at Emerald Downs, venerable Runnymede-bred Awesome Gem powered down the stretch for a storybook win in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on August 21....more

Remarkable Fillies Seek Grade 1 Wins

Three fillies from Runnymede's fabulous 2008 crop, which already has yielded five stakes winners, are set to compete in Grade/Group 1 races on both coasts of the United States and in England over a three-day period begining on August 18....more

Lashes, Archbishop Run in English Stakes

Runnymede-breds Laughing Lashes and Archbishop will seek to gain prestigious stakes victories this week in England when they compete in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) and the Acomb Stakes (G3), respectively, at York Racecourse....more

Fillies Chase Oaks Glory in Europe, America

Two fillies born at Runnymede in 2008 will run for Grade/Group 1 Oaks laurels this weekend as the farm's own Bizzy Caroline takes on five challengers in the American Oaks (G1) and Laughing Lashes competes in the Irish Oaks (G1)....more

Grade 1 Oaks is Bizzy Caroline’s next target

The hot Bizzy Caroline is taking her three-race win streak to Hollywood, where, like many aspiring starlets, she will seek more fame and fortune as she makes her debut in Grade 1 company....more

Caroline all Bizzy-ness in Regret Romp

In just a few strides at Churchill Downs on June 18, Runnymede-bred Bizzy Caroline proved she is a potent new force in the three-year-old filly division as she rocketed away from seven talented rivals to win the $138,125 Regret Stakes (G3) on turf....more

Awesome Finish at Lone Star Park

Runnymede-bred Awesome Gem boosted his career earnings over $2.5-million when he forged past Santa Anita Handicap (G1) winner and odds-on favorite Game On Dude to capture the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) on May 30....more

Bizzy Caroline, Pinch Pie Score Impressively

Swooping from last to first with an acceleration that powered her to a seven-length victory, Bizzy Caroline registered an impressive win in allowance company over the Churchill Downs turf on May 27....more

Laughing Lashes Gains Third in Irish Classic

After breaking from post 14 and rating in the middle of the 15-horse field, Laughing Lashes stormed down the stretch at the Curragh for a strong third-place showing in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1) on May 22....more

Laughing Lashes Aims for Irish Guineas

Returning to the scene of her Group 2 victory as a juvenile, Runnymede-bred Laughing Lashes will try to win the classic Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1) at the Curragh on May 22....more

Runnymede-breds sizzle in win streak

Three runners bred by Runnymede and farm Chairman Catesby W. Clay won races on May 10, just four days after another farm graduate found the winner's circle to begin a remarkable streak of victories....more

Keeneland winner Bizzy Caroline aims for stakes

Runnymede-bred Bizzy Caroline, a daughter of Afleet Alex, showed she has a promising future when she seized the lead out of the gate and dominated a filed of ten in a 1 3/16-mile Keeneland maiden special weight race on yielding turf....more

Silver Sycamore to race in Europe

A two-year-old filly who has stirred excitement at Runnymede will run for the farm and new partner Chris Zinkhan in Ireland this summer after being sent to trainer Jessica Harrington, who developed Runnymede-bred Group 2 winner and 2011 classic candidate Laughing Lashes....more

Fracture sidelines Derby hopeful Rogue Romance

Rogue Romance, one of the most promising members of his generation who was assured a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) with graded stakes earning already amassed, will miss the Run for the Roses with a fracture in his left forefoot....more

Jaycito rallies from far back for second in San Felipe

Making his first start of the season and his first for trainer Bob Baffert, Runnymede-bred Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Jaycito trailed nine rivals early in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park before rallying to gain second on March 12....more

Heel bruise shifts plans for Derby contender Rogue Romance

Catesby W. Clay’s Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Rogue Romance has sustained a slight heel bruise and will miss his scheduled workout this weekend as well as his intended start in the $1-million Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 26....more

Rogue Romance third in Risen Star for seasonal debut

After battling jockey Julien Leparoux in the early stages, Rogue Romance found his best stride late and rallied from seventh to gain third in the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at the Fair Grounds on February 19 as he took his first steps on the classic trail....more

McPeek confident as ‘The Rogue’ draws post one for Risen Star

After Rogue Romance was made the 3-1 morning line favorite while drawing the inside post for the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at the Fair Grounds on February 19, trainer Ken McPeek expressed strong confidence in the Runnymede-bred colt....more

Deep Sound performs well in Japanese classic prep

Deep Sound, one of many outstanding runners from Runnymede&rsquo;s exceptional 2008 foal crop around the world, earned group stakes credentials on February 13 by finishing a strong third in the Kyodo News Service Hai (G3) at Tokyo Racecourse.<br />...more

‘Stronger, faster’ Rogue Romance ready for Risen Star 2/12/2011

Turning in his last serious workout before his scheduled seasonal debut in the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2), Rogue Romance impressed trainer Ken McPeek, who said the Smarty Jones colt is doing everything right as he aims for racing's biggest prize, the Kentucky Derby (G1)....more

King Street becomes latest millionaire for Runnymede

A five-year-old by 2010 leading Japanese sire King Kamehameha, King Street earned $196,635 while finishing second by a nose in the scintillating time of 1:32.50 for the 1,600 meters (about one mile) on a firm turf course. His earnings now stand at $1,171,778....more

Runnymede-bred juveniles shine on Experimental Handicap

In further recognition of Runnymede’s unique year of achievement with its juveniles of 2010, the farm has been cited as being the co-leading breeder of colts rated as the best in the United States on the Experimental Free Handicap....more

Juvenile third Rogue Romance earns holiday prior to classics

With next spring’s classic races his primary goal, Runnymede-bred Rogue Romance will be given time off for the next month or so in the warm sun of Florida....more

Rein in Avaricity, Target Machine newest juvenile winners

Sprinting to an emphatic 4 ¼-length victory in her career debut over seven furlongs at Woodbine Racetrack on November 20, Runnymede-bred Rein in Avaricity became the eighth juvenile winner for the farm from its stellar foal crop of 2008. Included in that group are Grade 1 winner Jaycito, Irish Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Laughing Lashes and Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Rogue Romance....more

Rogue Romance, Jaycito strong in final Breeders’ Cup drills

Even though he was never asked for speed, Rogue Romance skimmed over Keeneland’s Polytrack on October 30, recording his second consecutive bullet workout in what was his final timed exercise prior to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)....more

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile targeted for Rogue Romance

With the support of trainer Ken McPeek and Eclipse Award-winning jockey Julien Leparoux, the Runnymede Farm team has decided to enter homebred Rogue Romance in the ultimate test for two-year-olds—the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs....more

Revived Ordination wins again at Keeneland

Runnymede-bred Ordination kept his record perfect with new trainer Ken McPeek when he won for the second time during the brief fall meet at Keeneland on October 24, showing versatility with victory on the turf after his previous success two weeks earlier on Polytrack....more

Rogue Romance, Jaycito impress in bullet Cup workouts

With jockey Julien Leparoux sitting still in the saddle, Runnymede-bred Rogue Romance lit up the main track at Keeneland just as dawn was breaking on October 23, powering through a five-furlong workout in company with stablemate Harlan’s Ruby in a bullet :58.40....more

Rogue Romance wins Bourbon Stakes, berth in Breeders’ Cup

Uncorking a powerful closing kick that catapulted him from last, Runnymede-bred Rogue Romance captured the Bourbon Stakes (G3) over the Keeneland grass on October 10 while earning a ticket to the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G2)....more

Goals for Jaycito after Norfolk win include Cup, Derby

Extending his stride with a fluid ease, Runnymede-bred, -raised and –sold juvenile colt Jaycito earned his first career victory at the Grade 1 level when he powered past multiple stakes winner J P’s Gusto to capture the Norfolk Stakes (G1) on October 2....more

Pinch Pie becomes the newest Runnymede juvenile winner

Clearly relishing a switch to turf and an extension in distance, Runnymede-bred Pinch Pie rallied from far back early to handily defeat 11 juvenile filly rivals in a $38,450 maiden special weight race at Delaware Park on September 21....more

Runnymede-bred Deep Impact colt wins in Japan

Deep Sound, a colt from the first crop of Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact bred in Japan by Runnymede and longtime partner Peter Callahan, skipped to an impressive front-running victory in a $113,740 maiden test at Nakayama Racecourse on September 11....more

Jaycito storms home to impressive second in Del Mar Futurity

Powering down the stretch like a horse with a classic future, Runnymede-bred Jaycito passed  all but one of ten rivals to gain runner-up honors in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1) on September 8. ...more

Runnymede-bred Rogue Romance scores at Saratoga

Flashing a determined will to win, Runnymede-bred and –raised juvenile Rogue Romance pressed the early pace before drawing off with authority to win a $51,000 maiden special weight race over the Saratoga Race Course turf on September 6....more

Half sister to Keeneland Hip 115 gains Group 1 credentials

   Laughing Lashes, the half sister to an outstanding filly by First Samurai that Runnymede has consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale as Hip 115, earned Group 1 black type with a sharp second-place finish in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) at the Curragh on August 29....more

Juvenile Filly Laughing Lashes Captures Group 2 stakes

Laughing Lashes, a two-year-old filly bred by Runnymede Farm and Robert P. Levy and sold last year at Keeneland, is on her way to Group 1 competition after handily winning the Debutante Stakes (G2) at the Curragh in Ireland on August 8....more

Rogue Victory rallies to win at Saratoga

Enjoying a career-best season as a five-year-old, Runnymede Farm-bred Rogue Victory strode powerfully away from a competitive field to notch his fifth career win in a $57,000 allowance/optional claiming event at Saratoga Race Course on August 5....more

Awesome Gem Passes $2-million Mark With Grade 1 Win

Runnymede Farm-bred, -raised and -sold Awesome Gem—the epitome of a game, sound and versatile racehorse—moved into very elite company with his stirring come-from-behind victory in the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) on July 10....more

Another Group Stakes Runner from Runnymede

Making only her second career start, Runnymede Farm graduate Laughing Lashes finished a strong second in the Silver Flash Stakes (G3) for juvenile fillies at Leopardstown racecourse in Ireland on July 15....more

French Derby Awaits Dancing David After Dee Stakes

Racing gamely despite a pulled shoe to finish a close second in Friday’s Dee Stakes (G3) at Chester Racecourse in England, Runnymede-bred Dancing David earned his ticket to the prestigious Prix du Jockey Club (G1) (French Derby) at Chantilly on June 6....more

Runnymede Graduates Make Mark on Two Continents

Dancing David and Awesome Gem earned significant stakes credentials over the last week, with the former aiming at European classics and the latter enhancing his career bankroll to nearly $2-million....more

Ordination is Impressive in Return

Catesby W. Clay and Runnymede Farm’s homebred Ordination (Ire) posted a very impressive victory in his first start off a seven-month layoff, winning a $40,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park on February 19th....more

Awesome Gem Working Toward 7-Year-Old Campaign

The venerable gelding AWESOME GEM is back on the worktab, preparing for his fifth season of racing. The 7-year-old son of Awesome Again has raced each season since his sophomore year....more