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Birdstone
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Birdstone

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Marylou Whitney Stables LLC
Pedigree:
Rating:
 
Birdstone at Stud
Gainesway

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Birdstone...

What do you do when you have a closer preparing for the Kentucky Derby at a track that you really don’t think suits his style?Read More
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  • indiancharlierules · Casse is one of the worse trainers in the country. Total mishandling of dynamic Sky last year. Conquest Titan will not make the gate on derby day. · 44 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · For a `worse`trainer (please look up the series bad, worse, worst) he certainally has a hiugh win percentage. He has won, easily, Woodbine for several years and his record in stakes races approaches record status. · 44 days ago ·
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We use the exclusive TimeformUS Pace Projector to find a race where the expected pace will favor horses with a specific running style.Read More
New conformation...hes looking so big!!!: http://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-register/stallions/125889/birdstone
Very nice Birdstone colt out of Literary Light lights up the board at near chart topping final price of $475K.
Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown champion, was euthanized at Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY, after suffering a severe case of laminitis.Read More
What would it be like to spend six weeks shadowing: the President and CEO of a major thoroughbred racetrack, a trainer of five Triple Crown races, a horse that was in the midst of one of the greatest campaigns in recent history, and a jockey who was the darling of the media?Read More
  • zatt · Thanks for the low-down on this one, Matt ... I recently read it myself and thorougly enjoyed. O'Meara paints a vivid and colorful picture of everything that went down at the Spa in 2009, including of course Rachel raising the rafters! · 968 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · O'Meara will be signing his book at Haskell 2012. Go by and meet him. · 632 days ago ·
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A fifteen-year-old girl who has watched horse racing all her life but never the greatest feat in all of sports: a Triple Crown.Read More
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  • miracleshappen · I feel the same exact way as you. I am just like you, being only 16 I have yet to witness a triple crown. Each year I have a party for each of the jewels with my friends. I am just like you, I watch al · 681 days ago ·
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  • miracleshappen · Sorry, I hit enter accidentally. But I keep up on all the prep races and pick my favorites and if I can't pick one logically, I got for looks. That's what made Hansen catch my eye. Tapit foals are amazing, I looked into his progeny and he is right up there with my favorite sires. But in the juvenile and juvenile fillies I called 1-2-3 in both. I agree I picked Hansen too for the derby even though I knew he wasn't going to get it, I can't just ditch my sentimental favorite. It even got so bad where I will paint my nails the silks of my top 5 picks for the derby. My left hand is for the derby and my right is for the oaks. I collect newspapers after each of the races and check about 5 different newspapers so I can have 5 different versions of the story. My friends don't understand it, but they are always right there beside me laughing hysterically at me when my horse hits the stretch in front, I scream so much at my horse that I am hoarse after derby day. After I'll have another won the Preakness I cried because there was a chance for the TC. And come Saturday I know I will cry either way. Let's just hope he wins. Godspeed IHA. · 681 days ago ·
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Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Street Life. Read More
Want stamina? Look no further.
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  • cocoa2 · I would send any of my mares to Birdstone, Tiznow, Distorted Humor and Smart Strike. My favorite horse is Spend A Buck and I have never said a good thing about his foals. · 689 days ago ·
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  • Horsefan90 · Don't forget Giant's Causeway, Street Cry, and Thunder Gulch. · 689 days ago ·
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I’ll Have Another will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. Since Spectacular Bid in 1979, eleven 3-year-olds have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in their Triple Crown quest at Belmont Park. Spec...Read More
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  • AnnaK · Would love a Triple Crown, mostly because it would pull people in to the races, (already started I like to think), plus IHA is such a strong red engine and Mario is excellent, that it just might be. Can't see Dullahan doing it, 27 in the last q good to know, that fancy inefficient leg work, so IHA and UR and anyone else can duke it out. · 699 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · Icy, Dullahan is the best Allowance horse I have ever seen, especially since he has won graded stakes. Or was I not to take you literally? · 699 days ago ·
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If only I could afford a mare... too hard to choose between Tiznow, Birdstone and Smart Strike.
Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown Champion, was euthanized at Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY after suffering a severe case of laminitis. He was 19.Read More
What's the old saying? “Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it.” Trying not to fall into that trap, I've decided to pour over my memory bank of Belmont's Past to better prepare myself for tomorrow's outcome. In so doing, I have found winners of previous runnings that have an awfu...Read More
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  • djp4567 · I like your comments but going to have to go with the chalk in this one. Animal Kingdom just looks too good for this field. If he stays close to the pace he should run away with it. Late closers rarely win the Belmont so don't get caught up too much on the distance thing... · 1044 days ago ·
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  • 4everZenyatta · I lvoe the comparison of Drosselmeyer and Santiva ;) · 1036 days ago ·
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It’s been a few years since Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito experienced that most magical moment of seeing his horse cross the Kentucky Derby wire before all the rest. 17 years to be exact. Back then, Zito won it twice in a span of four runnings with Strike the Gold in 1991 and Go For Gin in 1994, bu...Read More
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  • DipakRoy · i trust Nick Zito 100%, it is now on the hands of Julien Leparaoux, how he is going to manouvare the horse. · 1088 days ago ·
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  • tiznow · I think 7/1 for the favorite to go off at is very realistic. Last year we had Lucky who was very consistent and Super Saver go off similar. With the doubts people are casting on Mo, I can definitely see it around there again for the favorite. · 1087 days ago ·
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Which running style historically wins the Belmont? Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds takes a look at the last 20 runnings of the Belmont.Read More
One morning the week of the Kentucky Derby, trainer Tim Ice was asked if he thought the race might be a little ambitious for Summer Bird, who at that point had raced just three times. His career had begun just two months earlier at Oaklawn Park, with a fourth-place finish in a maiden race. Summer Bi...Read More
The third leg of racing’s Triple Crown has been the undoing of many champions aspiring for all-time greatness.  It is the site of many historical performances and it’s place in racing’s landscape as big and broad as the racetrack over which it’s contested.  Read More
I’ve been coming to the Japan Cup every year but one since 1993 and have yet to see an American-trained horse win. The first couple of years were promising: Kotashaan finished second, a length and a quarter behind Legacy World in 1993, and Paradise Creek was nosed ...Read More
Birdstone, sire of two of the three United States classic winners this year, will stand in 2010 for $30,000, up from $10,000, at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.Read More
That this is an exceptional crop of second-year sires is not exactly news any more. Still, the point was hammered home again at the weekend, when two second-season horses were represented by grade I winners. Read More

Birdstone - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video10/30/04Birdstone7thLS91 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MGhostzapperRoses In MayPleasantly Perfect1:59.02
View DetailsView Video08/28/04Birdstone1stSar111 1/4 mDTravers-G1 3 MBirdstoneThe Cliff's EdgeEddington2:02.45
View DetailsView Video06/05/04Birdstone1stBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MBirdstoneSmarty JonesRoyal Assault2:27.50
View DetailsView Video05/01/04Birdstone8thCD101 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSmarty JonesLion HeartImperialism2:04.06
View Details10/04/03Birdstone1stBel71 1/16 mDChampagne-G1 2 MBirdstoneChapel RoyalDashboard Drummer1:44.05
View Details08/30/03Birdstone4thSar87 fDHopeful-G1 2 MSilver WagonChapel RoyalNotorious Rogue1:23.47
View Details08/02/03Birdstone1stSar46 fDMSW 2 MBirdstoneBold LoveHornshope1:10.32