Mo Tom displays powerful closing kick in Lecomte

NEW ORLEANS – The more he races, the more Mo Tom looks like a horse who could have a real impact on the 2016 Triple Crown.

His winning debut at Ellis Park last summer was slow but encouraging, and a subsequent sprint race at Keeneland showcased a powerful closing run. He was a stylish winner of the listed Street Sense in his third race, and rallie

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Nicks-Trained 2-Year-old Fillies Dominate Lasix-Free Races; Silver Sashay Captures Bougainvillea Handicap; Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Pool at $13,180

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Ralph Nicks dominated the two $65,000 Lasix-free races for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday’s Gulfstream program, saddling GoldMark Farm’s Dancie ($7.40) and Bell Racing’s Kandoo ($4.60) for debut victories in the sixth and eighth races, respectively.

Dancie, a daughter of D’wildcat, drew off to a 5¼-length front-runni

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Equine group holds student appreciation day

Following the success of past years’ outings, the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, a division of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, once again sponsored the biennial UF Student Appreciation Day, held Aug. 16 in Ocala for veterinary students with an equine interest.

The event hosted approximately 30 UF College of Veterinary Med

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Friends surprise renowned jockey Cruguet at charity event

By Carlos E. Medina
03/09/2014

When Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown in 1977, Jean Cruguet was in the stirrups. On Saturday night, during a charity dinner for retired horses, Cruguet was surprised with a birthday cake featuring Seattle Slew’s likeness. It was Cruguet’s 75th birthday and he was treated to a rendition of “Happy Birthday” by the 100 or so attendees at the Retired Racehorse Training…

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Groupie Doll arrives in Kentucky, to be bred Saturday

By DRF Breeding Staff
02/27/2014

Two-time champion Groupie Doll, who concluded her career earlier this month, has arrived in Kentucky to begin her career as a broodmare. The 6-year-old Bowman’s Band mare, who was purchased for $3.1 million by Mandy Pope at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, is scheduled to be bred to Gainesway sire Tapit on Saturday.

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My Visit to Goldmark Farm

Life has been way too busy for blogging since my last installment seventeen months ago. The Retired Racehorse Training Project has become to me like a growing child. My wife, my kids, and the farm are no less important, but all have sacrificed for this new kid on the block. So has this blog.

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Energy’s T. Paul Bulmahn Innovates, And Wins, At His Goldmark Farm

By Teresa Genaro
9/26/13

When T. Paul Bulmahn was a little boy, his mother offered him an incentive for doing a good job with his family’s sharecropping chores on an Indiana farm. If he raked and hoed and planted well, she said, he could climb over the fence and hang out with the draft horses next door. “I loved them,” he said this week. “And they seemed to really like me as well. It began a love affair.”

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Belmont: Jockey Club Gold Cup a distance test for Cross Traffic

By David Grening
09/25/2013

ELMONT, N.Y. – By virtue of his victory in the Whitney Invitational, Cross Traffic earned a fees-paid berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. In Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, Cross Traffic must prove that’s the race in which he belongs.To date, Cross Traffic has been brilliant in victory – and perhaps more…

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