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Smooth Like Strait Prevails in Shoemaker Mile

By Bob Ehalt BloodHorse.com Arcadia, CA (May 31, 2021)-It appeared on paper that Smooth Like Strait might have an easy time on the front end in the $300,500 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1T). As it turned out, not one, but two rivals in the field of six pressed the Cannon Thoroughbreds’ homebred from the start. But […]

CONSTANTIA RALLIES INTO FAST PACE & TAKES $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES

Arcadia, CA (April 17, 2021)-Keith Abrahams’ homebred Constantia rallied from off the pace to post an upset in Saturday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes at Santa Anita, as she won going away by 1 ½ lengths. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Umberto Rispoli, who also teamed for victory two weeks ago with Rock Your World […]

Favored Smooth Like Strait Takes G2 Mathis Brothers Mile

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2020)–In a performance befitting his odds-on favoritism, trainer Michael McCarthy’s Smooth Like Strait sat second to pacesetter Storm the Court early and rallied through the stretch to post an impressive three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile, one of five graded stakes on Santa Anita’s opening […]

Columbiana Farm Consignment to the Keeneland January 2021 Sale

Wednesday January 13, 2021 Barn 34 Consigned by Columbiana Farm LLC Racing or Broodmare Prospect Hip 1031 b. f. GOD WINK 2018 Outwork-Sandra’s Day Broodmare Hip 1092 dk b or br m. MAY FINE, 2011 In Excess-Romantic Fibs. In foal to Sharp Azteca Broodmare Hip 1125 b. m. NO DELUSION 2012 Street Cry-Dream Empress. In […]

Smooth Like Strait Pulls Clear in Twilight Derby

By Christine Oser BloodHorse.com Arcadia, CA (October 18, 2020)-Smooth Like Strait collected his third graded stakes victory for owner and breeder Cannon Thoroughbreds in the $202,000 Twilight Derby (G2T) Oct. 18 at Santa Anita Park, taking over the lead down the stretch and leaving a clear gap between himself and those closing from farther back. […]

Columbiana Farm Consignment to the Keeneland November Sale

Monday November 9, 2020 Barn 6 Consigned by Columbiana Farm LLC, Agent I Broodmare Hip 94 ch. m. Princess Char, 2015 Speightstown-Fantasy of Flight. In foal to Mastery Sunday November 15, 2020 Barn 34 Consigned by Columbiana Farm LLC, Agent II Broodmare Hip 2214 dk. b./br. m. Flashy Got Even, 2006 Stephen Got Even-Regent n’Flashy. […]

Columbiana Farm Consignment to the Fasig Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings

Kentucky October Yearlings Selling October 26 COLUMBIANA FARM AGENT Barn 17 80 WICKED STRONG-HEAD FOR HOME, DKB F COLUMBIANA FARM AGENT I Barn 17 138 CUPID-INCLUDE MAXINE, CH C Selling October 27 COLUMBIANA FARM AGENT Barn 17 531 FIRST SAMURAI-POLITICAL ACT, DKB F COLUMBIANA FARM AGENT II Barn 17 410 CLASSIC EMPIRE-MY BETHANY, B C […]

Keeneland 2020 September Yearling Sale

Selling Monday, September 14 Barn 14 Consigned by Columbiana Farm LLC, Agent I 286 ch. c. American Pharoah-Miss Houdini, Belong to Me Selling Wednesday, September 16 Barn 27 Property of Columbiana Farm LLC 658 ch. f. Ghostzapper-Knk’s Dolce, Vita Hard Spun Barn 27 Consigned by Columbiana Farm LLC, Agent I 683 b. c. Dialed In-Magical […]

Smooth Like Strait Wins La Jolla Over Storm the Court

By Christine Oser BloodHorse.com Del Mar, CA (August 9, 2020)-Cannon Thoroughbreds’ homebred Smooth Like Strait, carrying the co-highweight of 124 pounds and jockey Umberto Rispoli, ran to his odds in the $126,500 La Jolla Handicap (G3T) Aug. 9 at Del Mar, winning his second consecutive stakes of the season. Trainer Mike McCarthy said he was […]

Smooth Like Strait Sails Home in War Chant Stakes

By Meredith Daugherty BloodHorse.com Louisville, KY (May 23, 2020)-Cannon Thoroughbreds’ homebred Smooth Like Strait took home the first stakes win of his sophomore season with a frontrunning score in the $100,000 War Chant Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf. Ridden by John Velazquez, Smooth Like Strait made a beeline to the front of the field […]