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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Three of the best current Runnymede-bred stars are heading to post over the Memorial Day weekend in stakes from coast to coast....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, one of many outstanding runners from Runnymede’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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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