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Storm Runner Rises Into Derby Picture With Gulfstream Win
Game Colt Now Has Two Wins And A Second In 3 Dirt Outings
Held Off Heavy Favorite Who Was Scratched At 5-1 From Grade 2

February 4, 2018

Apparently Storm Runner was trying to tell his connections something all along, as he jumped into a new dimension on the Gulfstream Park dirt on Sunday. ... More

Hayabusa One Denied By ‘Dirtiest Of Noses’ In Santa Anita Grade 2
French Import Rewards Patience, Long-Held Faith In His Ability
Third Black-Type Horse For The Stable In The Last Three Weeks

February 3, 2018

Hayabusa One, less than two months after escaping the Lilac fire at San Luis Rey Training Center, went toe-to-toe with the top horse in the Southern California turf division, Itsinthepost, in Saturday's Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes, as the French-bred duo hooked up in one of the most exciting races thus far in 2018. ... More

With Grade 1 In Bag, Capla Temptress Heading Back To Botti
Partnership Voted This Week In Favor Of Return To England
More Opportunities Abroad As Turf 3YO, Plus Option To Raid Again

November 8, 2017

Capla Temptress came away from her trip to North America with a Grade 1 triumph that was a huge success and a disappointing but hardly dreadful Breeders' Cup outing. Now she is headed back to England. ... More

Arles Strikes In Grade 3 Long Island After Nine Months Away
Graham Motion Pulls Off Admirable Training Feat With 5YO Mare
German Import Never Worse Than 2nd For Valor, All In Stakes

November 4, 2017

Arles made the most of a very tight schedule and benefited from what Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin considered to be an incredible training feat from Graham Motion when she scored a frontrunning victory in the $200,000, Grade 3 Long Island Handicap on November 4 at Aqueduct. ... More

Belvoir Bay Adds To Resume On Breeders' Cup Card At Del Mar
English Filly Surges In Stretch To Land Gr. 3 Sen. Ken Maddy
Now A Stakes Winner At Ages 2, 3 And 4 For Trainer Peter Miller

November 3, 2017

Belvoir Bay broke through on Friday's finale of Breeders' Cup Day One at Del Mar to win the Grade 3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, surging up the rail to land her fourth career stakes triumph for Team Valor, co-owner Gary Barber and trainer Peter Miller. ... More

Capla Temptress Surges To Grade 1 Win In Natalma At Woodbine
Flies Home To Punch Ticket For Breeders’ Cup At Del Mar
Filly Succeeds At Top Level Two Races After Private Purchase

September 17, 2017

Two races after a low-level win in England attracted the attention of Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, Capla Temptress roared home for a Grade 1 triumph and free pass to the Breeders’ Cup with a sharp score in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. ... More

Animal Kingdom On The Rise In Freshman Sire Standings
Third Black-Type Winner Part Of Hot Weekend For TVI Homebred
His Son Untamed Domain Gets Up In G2 Summer Stakes For BC Berth

September 17, 2017

On the same program as Team Valor's Grade 1 triumph with Capla Temptress at Woodbine, the stable's homebred champion Animal Kingdom was represented by his first Graded stakes winner when Untamed Domain prevailed in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes. ... More

Responsibleforlove Reels In Stakes Win At Del Mar On Wednesday
European Import Improves With Change Of Pace In CTT & TOC H.
Perfectly Timed Rally Under Joe Talamo For Trainer Drysdale

August 16, 2017

Responsibleforlove and Joe Talamo unleashed a perfectly timed rally to get up by a head in the $75,000 CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar on August 17 as the 4-year-old European import landed her first stakes victory in the U.S. ... More

Brazilian G1 Winner Love 'n' Happiness Latest Champion For TVI
Filly Is 16th Champion To Race For A Barry Irwin Partnership
Premio Immensity Heroine On The Ground In U.S., California-Bound

August 7, 2017

Love 'n' Happiness, a Grade 1 winner in her first race since being snatched up by Team Valor, has now been anointed as Brazil's champion 2-year-old filly. She is the 16th champion to be campaigned by one of Barry Irwin's public partnerships. ... More

Animal Kingdom Notches 2nd Stakes Winner At Del Mar Sunday
Cal-Bred Continental Divide Scores As Maiden In Graduation S.
From 9 Runners, Lone 1st-Crop Sire With Multiple Stakes Winners

August 6, 2017

Animal Kingdom, from just nine starters in North America, was represented by his second stakes winner on August 6 when Continental Divide prevailed as a maiden in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for juvenile California-breds at Del Mar. ... More

Dream Mover Makes All Right Moves In U.S. Debut At Saratoga
Juvenile Sale Buy Continues To Beat Odds After Wind Issue
Flashy Chestnut Was Sharp Right Off The Bat For Jimmy Jerkens

July 31, 2017

Dream Mover delivered a dreamy start to his American career yesterday with a strong drive to get up at Saratoga over a 5 1/2-furlong trip that was well short of his bailiwick in Europe. ... More

Animal Kingdom Gets First Stakes Winner with First Runner
Filly Sunny Skies Shines Following Stormy Downpour Friday
Blood-Horse Magazine Profiles Breeder/Owner Nancy Polk

July 1, 2017

A rainy late night at Churchill Downs didn't keep Nancy Polk from enjoying Sunny Skies. The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand through stormy weather for the filly's second win in as many starts. ... More

Love 'N' Happiness Scores Grade 1 Honors In Team Valor Debut
Becomes 27th Top-Level Winner For Kentucky-Based Stable
Juvenile Filly Likely Locks Up Divisional Honors In Native Brazil
Latest Star From Potent Stud Chesapeake Family Is U.S.-Bound

June 24, 2017

For the second time in three weeks, Team Valor International reaped immediate rewards with a brand-new acquisition on June 24 when Love 'N' Happiness not only scored in the Grade 1 Gran Premio Immensity in Sao Paulo but also likely locked up championship honors as Brazil's leading 2-year-old filly. ... More

La Sardane Strikes For Group 2 Win Sunday In Chantilly, France
Comfortable Score In Prix Sandringham On French Derby Card
California-Bound Filly Delivers Right Off Bat In Her TVI Debut

June 4, 2017

La Sardane swooped in powerfully to win the Group 2 Prix Sandringham on French Derby day at Chantilly on Sunday in her Team Valor debut. ... More

Animal Kingdom’s 1st American Runner Draws Off At Keeneland
Nine-Length Romp Gets Derby And Dubai Hero Off The Mark In U.S.
Shuttle Stallion Already Among Freshman Leaders In Australia

April 27, 2017

Animal Kingdom's first runner in America and first anywhere on dirt drew off to win by 9 lengths today at Keeneland in a 4 ˝-furlong maiden race. Sunny Skies, a homebred filly for Normandy Farm and trainer Ken McPeek, prevailed as the 3-to-5 favorite off a series of sharp gate works. ... More

The TDN Checks In On Plans For Va Bank’s Five-Year-Old Season
Managing Editor Alan Carasso Follows Polish Star Closely
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe At Chantilly In October Is Chief Goal

March 31, 2017

From the the Thoroughbred Daily News's Alan Carasso, who may have been the first writer for an English-language publication to catch on to Va Bank back in 2015, comes the following on early plans for the Polish star’s 5-year-old season. ... More

Animal Kingdom Sires His First Winner Wednesday Afternoon
Earth Angel Emulates Famous Dam Miss Finland in Debut Win
Australian Website Posts Story and Interview

March 8, 2017

Earth Angel has a long way to go before she matches the deeds of her famous mother Miss Finland but she has started her career in similar fashion, with a win on debut at Ballarat. It was more than 11 years ago that Miss Finland was taken to the same track for her first run and she duly saluted. ... More

Barry Irwin Interviewed About Horse Racing Partnerships
Explains Ins And Outs For Capitalism.Com Investment Podcast
Team Valor CEO Pulls No Punches In Describing Risks And Rewards

February 6, 2017

Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin spoke at length about public horse racing partnerships, from the various facets of the business to the process of getting involved, in a podcast interview on ... More

Team Valor Homebred Yearling Topping Fillies in Cape Town Sale
Filly is out of Valor's Classic-Winning Champion Captain's Lover
Partner Gaynor Rupert Co-Bred and Consigned the $265,000 Filly

January 21, 2017

The Vapors, a Var filly out of Classic and Grade 1-winning heroine Captain's Lover, is topping the first day's fillies at the Cape Thoroughbred Sales in Cape Town this evening in Cape Town, South Africa. The bay filly realized a final bid of 3.6 million Rand ($265,000) from Peter Graaf of Lammerskraal Stud in the Western Cape. The shapely miss was bred and owned by Barry Irwin’s Team Valor International in partnership with Gaynor Rupert, whose Drakenstein Stud was the consignor. ... More

TVI Second In Stakes Wins, Ties For Lead In Graded Tallies In 2016 Stable
Won Stakes With 6 Horses, 35 Races Overall On The Season
Top Earner Euro Charline Banked $1.3-Million Despite Seconditis

January 20, 2017

Team Valor International occupied its familiar position at or near the top of the public partnership standings for the 2016 racing season, ranking second with seven stakes wins and tying for the premier spot with three Graded stakes tallies. ... More

John Box Prevails In Team Valor’s Annual Partner Contest
Prize Is A Free 5 Percent Interest In A Team Valor Syndicate In ‘17
Long List Of Clients Hit Bull’s Eye At 35 Victories On 2016 Season

January 5, 2017

John Box of Charlotte, North Carolina, came out on top of Team Valor's annual partner contest with the most accurate prediction of the stable's 2016 seasonal totals for wins and purse earnings. His prize is a free 5 percent interest in a Team Valor horse syndicated during 2017. ... More

Euro Charline Sells For Just Shy of $1-Million In England
High-Class Mare Made Nearly $3.5-Million Between Races, Sales
Japan's Yoshidas Return To Proven Well Buying From Team Valor

November 29, 2016

Team Valor wrapped up a high-class chapter Wednesday in selling Grade 1 winner Euro Charline for a hair under seven figures at $978,000 to Japan's Northern Farm. ... More

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