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6/14/2017
I'm Corfu scored a convincing 2 3/4-length maiden special weight victory on May 13 at Presque Isle Downs to become the first winner for Bridlewood Farm's freshman sire Corfu...
6/11/2017
Tapwrit gave his owners Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Farms and Robert LaPenta one of racing's greatest thrills on Saturday...
6/7/2017
After a very solid run in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1), Tapwrit has trained very well since as he makes preparations for Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1)...
5/22/2017
A filly from the first crop of Bridlewood stallion Corfu brought $130,000 during the first day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale...
3/11/2017
Tapwrit thrust himself squarely into the Kentucky Derby (G1) discussion with a spectacular victory in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), setting a stakes record...
2/6/2017
White Smoke dispatched his foes by 1 1/4-lengths on the Gulfstream Park turf course on Sunday to secure his first win in just his second lifetime start...
1/21/2017
Bridlewood Farm’s Chitu sired his first reported foal Friday, Jan. 6th when a chestnut colt was born at Hacienda De La Oca Farm in Ocala, FL...
12/12/2016
Tapwrit stamped himself as a serious contender on the south Florida scene for next year's series for the 3-year-old colts after the son of Tapit splashed to victory in the $75,000 Pulpit S. Dec. 10...
12/12/2016
At just 36 years of age, Jonathan Thomas' life has gone full circle...
12/1/2016
More Than Kisses and Big Papi, a pair of Bridlewood training graduates, both tallied maiden special weight victories Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay Downs...
11/13/2016
Santi Knows Best took the lead soon after the start and never looked back on route to a 4 1/4-length maiden special weight tally Saturday over the Gulfstream Park West turf course...
10/17/2016
Major Drama took his allowance race winning streak to three on Oct. 17 at Thistledown with another comfortable win...
9/30/2016
Major Drama took his second allowance race in a row on Sept. 30 when the 3-year-old Big Drama colt galloped to a 5 1/2-length win...
9/3/2016
Big Drama's emerging 3-year-old filly R Kinsley Doll registered her second consecutive stakes win Saturday in the $150,000 Jewel Princess S...
8/17/2016
Major Drama tallied his second career win on Wednesday with a front-running, three-length score in a six-furlong allowance race...
8/14/2016
Knight of Drama made it two straight victories on Aug. 12 with a dominating 5 1/4-length allowance win at Del Mar...
8/6/2016
Making her first stakes start since January, Big Drama's R Kinsley Doll proved up to the task as the 3-year-old filly came through with a 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Three Ring S...
8/6/2016
Big Drama's 3-year-old son Mr. Kisses pushed his lifetime earnings to six figures on Aug. 5 with a 3 1/2-length allowance score at Gulfstream Park...
7/25/2016
Save the Drama did just that for the stretch run of his allowance victory Sunday at Presque Isle Downs, prevailing by a neck to give the 3-year-old son of Big Drama his second career win...
7/21/2016
Big Drama's 3-year-old filly Determined Lady continued her Gulfstream Park turf dominance with a third straight victory on the grass...
7/21/2016
Zofia's Prayer made her first turf outing a winning one on Thursday at Delaware Park with a 3 1/2-length maiden special weight score...
7/16/2016
Big Drama got his second maiden special weight winner in two days on Friday when the 2-year-old General Council galloped to a 3 1/2-length victory...
7/15/2016
When the Big Drama 2-year-old filly Awesome Drama won her debut in a Presque Isle Downs maiden special weight on Thursday night...
7/12/2016
A filly from the first crop of Grade 2 winner Corfu sold for $110,000 at Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton July sale, with Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC the winning bidder...
7/6/2016
Though Corfu has just one yearling cataloged in the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale, the filly from the first crop of the Bridlewood stallion is receiving plenty of pre-sale hype...
7/2/2016
Big Drama, Florida's leading Second-Crop Sire of winners, got number 27 on Friday when Knight of Drama came home a 1 1/2-length winner...
7/1/2016
Determined Lady continued her successful run on the Gulfstream Park turf course with a two-length allowance win going a mile on Thursday afternoon...
6/24/2016
Unintimidated strolled home a clear winner in a Gulfstream Park maiden race on June 23 to become the 25th winner for his sire Big Drama...
6/18/2016
Dramatic Entry galloped to a front-running, 2 3/4-length maiden score June 18 at Gulfstream Park...
6/9/2016
The June hot streak for Big Drama's offspring continued to roll on Wednesday when Manos Arriba tallied a 1 1/4-length maiden special weight victory...
6/5/2016
Big Drama's Two Times Book capped off a stellar week for his sire with a commanding 3 1/4-length score in the nightcap at Belmont Park...
6/4/2016
Beaumarchais pulled away from the field in stylish fashion in a one-mile maiden race at Santa Anita on June 3 to score by 5 1/2-lengths ...
6/3/2016
Big Drama got his second multiple winner in as many days on Friday when Plenty of Chrome chalked up a 1 3/4-length allowance score...
6/3/2016
Determined Lady, a 3-year-old Big Drama filly, earned her second victory of the year on June 2 with a powerful 2 1/4-length win in a turf allowance...
6/1/2016
Challenged the entire one mile trip, Big Drama's Ms. Violette held off She's Incredible to score a neck maiden victory on the Gulfstream Park turf...
5/31/2016
Big Drama wrapped up a stellar month of maiden winners when Shanghaied overwhelmed his competition with a 6 1/2-length maiden score on May 31...
5/28/2016
Money Illusion led at every point of call in his May 28 maiden victory at Monmouth Park, wining by a hard-fought head in the one-mile turf contest...
5/26/2016
Miss Big Stuff led at every point of call in her May 26 maiden victory at Santa Anita Park, finishing 1 1/4-lengths to the good in the 5 1/2-furlong contest...
5/21/2016
Big Drama, one of Florida's leading Second-Crop sires of 2016, racked up his fourth maiden winner this week on Saturday when Dangerous Bend scored...
5/19/2016
Miss Knucklehead was no-nonsense in her maiden special weight win Thursday at Belterra Park, winning by two lengths in front-running style...
5/19/2016
Big Drama, who got his 15th winner of 2016 on May 19, now ranks second by winners and third by progeny earnings on the Florida Second Crop Sire list...
5/15/2016
Jes Jaa, a 3-year-old son of Big Drama, rallied past a trio of horses in the Santa Anita stretch to score a 2 1/2-length maiden win on Sunday afternoon...
5/13/2016
Drama Club battled to a dead-heat victory with Forced Motion in a May 11 Gulfstream Park turf sprint allowance contest, the second straight win for the 3-year-old Big Drama colt...
4/30/2016
Big Drama racked up his 11th winner of 2016 on Friday when Plenty of Chrome came home a commanding 6 1/2-length winner...
4/28/2016
Determined Lady kicked into high gear in the final sixteenth of a mile to break her maiden over the Gulfstream Park turf course on Apr. 28...
4/25/2016
It's Just Bob swept to the lead at the head of the Los Alamitos Race Course stretch en route to a commanding 2 3/4-length maiden victory on Sunday...
4/25/2016
B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farms secured a colt by its stallion Into Mischief for a session-topping $335,000 during Tuesday’s opening session of the OBS April sale. Hip 289, consigned by Bridlewood Farm...
4/25/2016
Bridlewood Farm, now owned by Leslie and John Malone, has made headlines as a leading buyer at recent bloodstock sales, but Tuesday’s session topper at OBS April marked a successful return to the pinhooking arena for the historic Ocala-based farm...
4/17/2016
Major Drama tallied an impressive six-length win in his maiden special weight victory Saturday at Mahonging Valley race track. ..
3/16/2016
Leading young Florida sire Big Drama’s first day of the March 15-16 OBS March Sale of Selected Sale of 2-year-olds in Training included a $125,000 filly...
3/10/2016
A filly by champion Big Drama zipped through her 1/8-mile breeze in :09 4/5 seconds during Wednesday’s Under Tack show...
12/31/2015
Rontos Lily went to the lead at the break and never looked back en route to a 2 ¾-length maiden special weight contest Thursday at Gulfstream Park...
12/30/2015
John & Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm has set fees for its 2016 stallion roster, which is led by leading freshman sire Big Drama who will stand for $15,000 S&N...
12/12/2015
Richie the Bull exploded in the Hawthorne stretch to take the $50,000 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity S. by 9 ¼-lengths...
11/19/2015
Graded stakes winner Chitu has been retired to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, where he will become the first stallion introduced to the Florida breeding market through the renowned “Share The Upside” program...
10/26/2015
Leading every step of the way in a six furlong maiden race Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Villainy went on to score a 1 ¼-length win to become champion Big Drama’s 10th winner...
10/24/2015
Florida’s second-leading First-Crop sire Big Drama racked up his ninth winner on Saturday when Drama Club rolled to a 2 ¼-length score...
9/22/2015
Bridlewood’s multiple graded stakes winnerBacktalk was represented by his first winner Sept. 20 at Gulfstream Park when Sasstalk cruised to a 3 ¼-length maiden score...
9/5/2015
First-Crop sire Big Drama got his first stakes winner in a big way Saturday when Tribal Drama...
9/5/2015
Aikenite, whose first foals are yearlings of 2015, has a total of eight youngsters cataloged for the Sept. 14-26 Keeneland September Yearling sale...
8/23/2015
Miss Big Stuff burst out of the gate on top and never looked back on her way to a six furlong maiden special weight victory Sunday afternoon...
8/12/2015
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...
8/2/2015
First-time starter Tribal Drama strutted to a 5 ¾-length victory in a five furlong maiden special weight affair for 2-year-olds at Gulfstream Park...
8/2/2015
Save the Drama was a clear-cut second in Saturday’s $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile S. to become the first black-type horse for Bridlewood Farm’s champion stallion Big Drama...
7/24/2015
With another maiden winner on Friday, his fourth, Big Drama has moved atop the Florida First-Crop sire list...
7/18/2015
Biggest Drama romped to a 5 ¼-length maiden win Saturday at Gulfstream to become the third winner for his sire Big Drama...
6/18/2015
Big Drama, the Champion Sprinter of 2010, got his first winner on June 14 when Office Drama was named the winner of a maiden special weight at Presque Isle Downs...
4/22/2015
First-crop two-year-olds by Big Drama continued to be in big demand at the OBS Spring Sale on April 21st...
2/22/2015
Bridlewood training grad Condo Commando launched her 2015 campaign with an easy 4 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Busher S. Saturday...
2/16/2015
Bridlewood Farm’s Corfu, the Saratoga Special S. (G2) record holder by Malibu Moon, sired his first foal on Jan. 31st when a filly was born at Green Key Farm in Sparr, Florida...
1/14/2015
John and Leslie’s Malone’s Bridlewood Farm will host its 2015 Open House this Saturday, Jan. 17th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala-based farm, featuring a viewing of its expanded stallion roster for the upcoming breeding season...
12/19/2014
John Malone's Bridlewood Farm has purchased Ballylinch Stud in Ireland...
12/18/2014
The Grade 1-winning, 8-year-old son of Montbrook previously stood at Hallmarc Stallions at Stonewall Farm near Ocala, where his 2014 fee was $10,000...
12/17/2014
Ackeret, the first winner by freshman sire Mach Ride, continued his impressive inaugural season, with a sterling 5 3/4-length allowance victory at Parx Racing on December 16th...
12/6/2014
Condo Commando, who was broken and trained at Bridlewood Farm, enters 2015 as one of the most...
11/19/2014
Aikenite, the brilliantly fast multiple Grade 2 winner and multiple Breeders' Cup contender, will stand at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, FL for the 2015 breeding season...
11/19/2014
Fort Loudon, a graded stakes winner of nearly $1 million, will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla...
11/16/2014
Bridlewood purchased a weanling filly by Tapit out of the multiple graded stakes producer Serena’s Cat for $3 million at the Keeneland November sale...
10/13/2014
Ackeret, in his career debut Oct. 9 at Belmont Park, became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride, scoring by three-lengths in the 6 1/2-furlong contest...
9/8/2014
A half-sister to two-time champion Beholder was purchased by Bridlewood Farm for $1.1 million during first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale...
8/21/2014
Upon his return to the United States after his third consecutive year of shuttling to Brazil, Eclipse Champion Sprinter BENNY THE BULL will...
8/11/2014
Continuing their quest to find the best racing stock, Bridlewood farm purchased a beautifully bred daughter of champion sire Tiznow at the Aug. 4-5 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings sale...
7/16/2014
Bridlewood Farm focused their attention on one filly at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington...
6/19/2014
Bridlewood Farm bought the sales topper of the third session of the OBS 2014 June Sale of...
3/19/2014
If there is a template for success, it’s a safe bet that John and Leslie Malone, the new owners of Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., are among the architects.
3/12/2014
Bridlewood was active at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11, purchasing three fillies by popular stallions Blame, Tapit and Unbridled's Song...
3/12/2014
Yesbyjimminy's lone offering at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11 attracted a winning bid of $160,000...
1/30/2014
Corfu, Malibu Moon’s top juvenile of 2013 who set a new stakes record in the Saratoga Special S. (G2), has been retired from racing...
10/5/2013
Yesbyjimminy's leading 2-year-old Flay Mignon got her second career stakes win Saturday at Monmouth Park with a dominating win in the $60,000 Jersey Juvenile S....
9/14/2013
Freshman sire Yesbyjimminy sired his third winner when 2-year-old filly Yes Mz Olga led most of the way en route to a two-length victory...
9/11/2013
Bridlewood Farm purchased a pair of fillies during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale. The duo was part of four purchases made by Bridlewood during the first three days of the auction, which annually features the top horses of the sale.
8/11/2013
Yesbyjimminy's leading earner Flay Mignon improved her record to a perfect two-for-two in the $60,000 Colleen S. Sunday at Monmouth Park, winning by nearly two lengths..
8/1/2013

Renowned Thoroughbred nursery Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, FL has been purchased by prominent American businessman John C. Malone and his wife Leslie, and the property and its operations have been turned over to new ownership effective Thursday, Aug. 1.

7/21/2013
Freshman sire Yesbyjimminy sired his second winner from just three starters when 2-year-old colt Financial Aid closed strongly for a 3 ¾-length victory...
6/28/2013

Bridlewood Farm freshman sire Yesbyjimminy sired his first winner from his first starter when 2-year-old filly Flay Mignon cruised to a front-running...

3/14/2013
The late Arthur I. Appleton will forever be remembered for building up Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., into one of the industry's most respected and successful Thoroughbred operations....
1/2/2013
Stallions Backtalk and Motovato have been moved to and will be standing the 2013 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala...
7/22/2012
Eden's Moon made her grass debut a winning one with a front-running victory in the $150,000 San Clemente H. (G2) July 22 at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Bridlewood bred filly...
7/8/2012
Bridlewood put their stamp on this year's Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations S. at Monmouth Park as the breeder of the victorious 4-year-old Turbo Compressor...
6/20/2012
Foster winner Ron the Greek was raised at Bridlewood for breeder Jack T. Hammer, while Turf Cup winner Turbo Compresser was bred by Bridlewood...