12/16/2018
Tunwoo, a son of worldwide leading sire Medaglia d'Oro and trained by Bob Baffert, will stand his first season at stud in 2019 at Bridlewood Farm...
11/5/2018
Bridlewood Farm added to stellar broodmares to their band at the Keeneland November Sale when they purchased the dams of Grade 1 winners Monomoy Girl and Catholic Boy...
9/12/2018
Bridlewood Farm's 3-year-old filly Osare went gate-to-wire to win the $300,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 12 in the filly's stakes debut...
1/27/2018
Bridlewood Farm stallion Chitu was the leading Florida first-crop yearling sire at the recent OBS 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, held on Jan. 24-25.
1/25/2018
Baoma Corporation’s Valiant Minister, a record-priced 2-year-old at OBS, has been retired and will take up stud duty at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, FL. His 2018 fee will be $2,500 S&N...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Big Thrill overcomes drama at Saratoga

Big Thrill’s moniker was more than appropriate on Wednesday afternoon as the 2-year-old daughter of Big Drama rolled to a four-length career debut victory in a $99,600 maiden special weight affair at Saratoga. The visually stunning victory earned her a "TDN Rising Star" tag, the first such for her sire.

Out of the gate at a leisurely pace, Big Thrill found herself quickly in the back of the nine horse field. Settling into stride nicely, she had to check sharply after going a quarter mile. Around the turn, Jose Ortiz guided her between and around horses as she rapidly closed on the leaders.

Finding a seam at the head of the stretch, the dark bay filly once again powered effortlessly by her foes, striking the front and not letting up in the stretch, getting the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.89 on a fast track.

Big Thrill collected $59,760 for her owners Lady Sheila Stable, Iris Smith Stable and Linda Rice, the latter also her trainer. The winner brought a $410,000 bid from her owners at this year’s OBS April 2-year-olds sale after breezing a bullet quarter-mile in :20.3.

Big Thrill is the sixth winner for her sire, who currently ranks fourth on the First-Crop Sire list. He stood this year at Bridlewood Farm for $10,000 live foal.