• QUEEN'S MASTERPEICE graduates MSW first out
    11/20/2022

    Dragon Slayer Stable homebred QUEEN'S MASTERPEICE (Munninngs) raced to victory in her first start. The two-year-old filly had a bumpy break and then chased 5 wide. She inched clear to gain the lead and win by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • BALDIZAR - 2 in a row - UNDEFEATED!
    10/15/2022

    Courtesy of the TDN
    3rd-Belmont The Big A, $73,950, (S), Alw, 10-14, (NW1$X), 3yo/up, 1m (off turf), 1:38.47, gd, 3 3/4 lengths.
    BALDIZAR (g, 3, Honor Code--Josephine's Moment, by City Zip) was tasked with overcoming lost footing, a bobble at the break and a round of bumper cars on debut Sept. 23 over this venue=s main track, showing a lot of heart to recover and come home victorious by a neck at 10-1. Originally intended to go a mile on the turf before the race was taken off for this second start, the heavy 2-5 favorite took command in a scratched-down field of three and never looked back, bounding home in hand by 3 3/4 lengths over a green Marinara Sauced (Laoban), who overtook Alite (Alpha) for the middle tier in the trifecta.
    Baldizar has a yearling full-brother Merlin.s Moment as well as a weanling halfsister by Bernardini. The dam went to Sky Mesa for 2023. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $89,100
    O/B-Avanti Stable (NY); 

  • RECKLESS SPIRIT takes tough starter allowance
    10/07/2022

    RECKLESS SPIRIT (Tapit) overcame a bump at the start to run down the leaders to win a starter allowance race at a mile on a yielding turf at Belmont at the Big A. It was his 4th win and the gate was full of tough campaignors. RECKLESS SPIRIT is owned by CJ Thoroughbreds.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    24 4 3 3 $139,351
     
  • BALDIZAR graduates MSW 2st out
    09/24/2022

    Avanti Stable's homebred BALDIZAR (Honor Code) bobbled at the start, but was leading within 1/4 of a mile and stayed in front to the wire to win first out. He raced in a MSW going 7 furlongs at the Belmont at the Big A.

  • FONTANAFREDDA takes Belmont at the Big A allowance race
    09/17/2022

    Last out the Bond /Song Hill homebred FONTANAFREDDA  (Stormy Atlantic) relished the 5 1/2 furlong allowance turf sprint early in the Saratoga meet and overcame a rough start putting in the rear of the field to swing wide and win by a neck.  She followed that up with a 3rd also at Saratoga and today she sprinted to win #3 on the turf at Belmont at the Big A. FONTANAFREDDA has been 4th ot better in every start but one.
    Lifetime Record: 8-3-1-2, $182,913

     
  • Belmont at The Big A gets off to a winning start!
    09/16/2022

    JESTER'S SONG (Maclean's Music) broke his maiden in a MSW after kncking on the door with  3 prior on-the-board finishes.  He pressed the early pace then waited just behind dueling rivals. He then rallied wide and cleared late to win by 2 lengths
    Lifetime Record: 5-1-2-1, $100,650. O/B-Dragon Slayer Stable (KY).

  • GLITTERING PRIZE graduates at Saratoga
    08/04/2022

    A homebred win at Saratoga is the BEST win imaginable and GLITTERING PRIZE (Giant Surprise) won that prize for owner/breeder Ascendant Farms LLC. She had to work for it, dueling gamely for a 3/4 length graduation.

  • 2 winners at Saratoga!!
    07/30/2022

    Bond /Song Hill homebred FONTANAFREDDA  (Stormy Atlantic) relished the 5 1/2 furlong allowance turf sprint at Saratoga and overcame a rough start putting in the rear of the field to swing wide and win by a neck.  Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-1, $121,413. 

    Later on the card in a started allowance, ON THE HILL (Fed Biz) raced 6 furlongs on the dirt to a win by 3 1/4. He raced forwardly from the star and was leading by the 1/2. ON THE HILL is a homebred for Dutchess Views Farm. He has only been off the board in one start: Lifetime Record: 6-2-3-0 $93,675

     

  • OwnerView Conference: Buying and Owning Racehorses
    07/26/2022

    The eighth Thoroughbred OwnerView National Owners Conference, held by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, opened with panels addressing the fundamentals of Thoroughbred ownership: buying and owning horses.

    The Bonds are very involved. - click title for more

  • GALAXINA WINS NY OAKS!!
    07/26/2022

    Courtesy of the TDN
    NEW YORK OAKS, $75,000, Finger Lakes, 7-25, (S), 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:49.68, gd.
    1--GALAXINA, 118, f, 3, by Giant Surprise 1st Dam: Strange Magic, by Lawyer Ron 2nd Dam: Lokoya Red, by Artax 3rd Dam: Constant Companion, by Relaunch O/B-Ascendant Farms LLC (NY);
    Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0, $208,250.

    Galaxina was back on the main track following an off-the board turf experiment and earned the second stakes win of her career Monday at Finger Lakes. The favorite shadowed pacesetting longshot Silent Invasion (Normandy Invasion) before darting to the lead nearing the stretch. She determinedly held off Eros's Girl down the lane and was inching away late. Galaxina graduated with a front-running victory going seven furlongs at Aqueduct in February and added the Apr. 24 NYSS Park Avenue S. before finishing a well-beaten eighth in her turf debut in the June 19 NYSS Spectacular Bid S. last time out. 

  • BRICCO wins at Saratoga - his 3rd
    07/23/2022

    BRICCO (Paddy O'Prado) added win #3 racing a mile on the Saratoga inner turf. He settled well and then clear when roused for the win by   1 1/2 lengths. He was foaled and raised at Song Hill and is owned by James Bond Racing.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    14 3 4 1 $123,246
     
  • GIACOSA
    06/01/2022
  • ON THE HILL overcomes a troubled trip to graduate at Aqueduct
    04/03/2022

    A  DutchessViews Farm homebred, ON THE HILL (Fed Biz) had a really really troubled trip from hitting the gate at the start, getting steadied more than once, and having to get out of a trap at the rail, but he still managed to graduate by 2 lengths. He raced 6 furlongs at Aqueduct.
     

  • BRUNATE wins at Aqueduct
    04/02/2022

     BRUNATE (Normandy Invasion) was foaled, raised, started and is raced by the Bonds. He won his second race today going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct, He tracked the pace outside in 2nd and then cleared his rival in the stretch to go on for the win.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    18 2 4 2 $84,107
     
  • GALAXINA graduates MSW at Aqueduct
    02/27/2022

    A homebred for Ascendant Farms, GALAXINA followed up her initial 2nd with a win second time out of the gate. She wired the field to win a MSW going 7 furlongs at Aqueduct.

  • GALLINA makes it 2 in a row!
    02/05/2022

    GALLINA (Mineshaft) make it 2 in a row, She got the Bond barn off to a great start for the new year overcoming  trouble to break her maiden in  MSW at Aqueduct by almost 4 lengths. Making it 2 in a row, she tracked 4 wide and closed determinedly for the victory. She is owned by the  Bond Racing Stable and  Willliam Clifton, Jr. and was bred by the Bond's Song Hill Thoroughbreds LLC. GALLINA is a family affair for the Bonds - owned and raised and started at their Song Hill Farm.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    10 2 2 2 $109,225
     
  • FANCY FELINE pounces to win 2 in a row
    01/24/2022

    Last month, FANCY FELINE  (Flat Out) graduated by 12 + geared down! . The Windhorse Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred raced back to win for the 2nd time in a row. This time she had to work harder, coming up the inside and just getting her nose on the wire, Congrats to all! 

  • GALLINA overcomes all sorts of trouble to win a MSW - TALENTI 2nd
    01/02/2022

    GALLINA (Mineshaft) got the Bond barn off to a great start for the new year. She overcame a hard bump, a check, and a sloppy track to break her maiden in  MSW at Aqueduct by almost 4 lengths - eased up at the end. She is owned by the  Bond Racing Stable and  Willliam Clifton, Jr. and was bred by the Bond's Song Hill Thoroughbreds LLC. Due to on the board finishes, the newly turned 4-year-old filly has earned just shy of $80.000. Second in the same race was TALENTI (Goldencents) who was making her first start lifetime. She had the lead until deep stretch and could not quite hold off her stablemate. Watch for her next time. She is also a family affair for the Bonds - owned and raised and started at their Song Hill Farm,

  • FANCY FELINE graduates by 12 + geared down!
    12/20/2021

    FANCY FELINE (Flat Out) raced 6 furlongs at Aqueduct to a 12 1/2 length win. The Windhorse Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred raced 3 wide on the turn and when asked took off to open a huge margin and was geared down at the wire. Congrats to all! That was exciting.

  • ORMA gets the job done at Aqueduct - a maiden no more
    12/06/2021

    ORMA ( Posse) was hard held against the rail, but when she found room to move out, she cleared the field and held off a closing foe. The time for the 6 furlongs on the turf was 1:09.85. She is another homebred for Song Hill. Lifetime Record: 7-1-0-2, $38,01

  • 2 winners for the Bond Barn
    12/03/2021

    Courtesy of the TDN:
    5th-Aqueduct, $70,000, (S), Msw, 12-2, 2yo, 6fT, 1:09.18, fm, 3 1/2 lengths.
    SANDRONE (g, 2, Run Away and Hide--Spa Duchess, by Tale of the Cat) completed the exacta in his first three tries, most recently over this track and trip Nov. 4. Adding blinkers this time, the 2-1 shot went straight to the front and never looked back, graduating by 3 1/2 lengths over Bustin Up (Bustin Stones). Spa Duchess produced a Lookin at Lucky filly last year and was most recently bred to that stallion. Lifetime Record: 4-1-0-3, $66,100.
    O-Bond Racing Stable; B-Song Hill Thoroughbreds LLC (NY)

    On the same card RESTLESS SPIRIT (Tapit) raced 1 1/16 on the turf to a win for owner  CJ Thoroughbreds Owner Link. He cam way wide and closed very strongly for the win. This is the 3rd win for the 4year old gelding and he has earned over $80,000.
     

  • 2 yo FONTINAFREDDA graduates in an Aqueduct MSW
    11/27/2021

    2 year old FONTINAFREDDA (Stormy Atlantic) has been on the board in her prior 2 races. Today she raced 6 furlongs on the dirt when her race came off the Aqueduct turf. She raced wide throughout in 3rd or 4th and then swung really wide to clear the field for the win. She is a SONG HILL homebred.

  • BRICCO wins his 2nd
    10/16/2021

    BRICCO (Paddy O'Prado) broke his maiden racing a mile on the turf at Aqueduct. Racing  7 furlongs on the turf at Belmont, he bobbled at the start and bumped during the race, but he cleared the field coming  7wide for the win by a nose. He was foaled and raised at Song Hill and is owned by James Bond Racing. 

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    11 2 3 1 $86,521
     
  • Bond Racing partnerships provide unique ownership opportunities with family feel
    09/24/2021

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    Ashley Miller
    Created: September 22, 2021 11:47 PM

    James and Tina Bond breed, train and own horses here in Saratoga Springs.  During the pandemic, the Bonds came up with partnerships that give every day people ownership opportunities.  Craig Allen has stake in Rinaldi and Giacosa, both of whom have wins at the Saratoga Race Course.  

  • GIACOSA
    08/28/2021
  • Will's Way Remembered
    08/06/2021

    Will's Way is remembered for his Travers Win and Whitney Win and his personality.  Jim Bond remembers Will's Way as probably the best horse he will ever train.  "He had so muich talent.  He was unbelievable."  Will's Way loved Saratoga where he captured his graded stake victories.  "What a special horse !!"

  • Rinaldi is just one of many that love running in Saratoga
    07/21/2021

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. – It hadn’t been the most productive string of races for Rinaldi. While the 5-year-old gelding had come close in the last two, he had lost three consecutive starts for the first time in his career. But then the H. James Bond trainee had never run his best at the downstate tracks, where he’d made it into the winner’s circle just once in six tries.

  • Partners Finding They Can Bond With the Bonds
    07/20/2021

    Courtesy of the BloodHorsee

    Given the increasing popularity of racing partnerships, a new venture can struggle to find its niche and stand out in a crowded field of competitors.

    It's certainly not easy, but sometimes a perfect storm of events can create a tremendous opportunity.

    As an example, there's trainer James Bond and his wife, Tina, and their Bond Racing Stable. They faced overwhelming adversity last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet through some wise business decisions and the help of some highly beneficial television advertisements, those dark days ultimately led to the bright reward of prosperity for them and created a platoon of new racehorse owners for the sport.

  • RINALDI
    07/16/2021
  • RINALDI wires the field to win the G3 Forbidden Apple at Saratoga
    07/16/2021

    2nd last out in the Danger's Hour Stakes at Aqueduct, RINALDI (Posse) got loose on his favorite place - the turf course at Saratoga and went on the wire the field for his first grarded win. It was his 5th win with 4 of the 5 at Saratoga. He has earned over $429,000.

  • GIACOSA takes Saratoga AOC
    07/16/2021

    GIACOSA (Tizway) gets the Bond Barn off to a fast start at Saratoga. She pressed the pace and then cleared for the win by a length going 1 1/16 on the turf. GIOCOSA represents the total Bond/ Song Hill Farm program - breeding, raising, breaking and racing.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    10 3 2 1 $173,090
     

     

  • Bond Hoping 'Grinder' Prioritize Can Step Up In Suburban
    07/03/2021

    Veteran conditioner H. James Bond said he is hoping to see an improved run out of William L. Clifton Jr.'s Prioritize as he stretches back out to a mile and a quarter for Saturday's Grade 2 Suburban at Belmont Park

  • BRICCO graduates at Aqueduct
    04/18/2021

    BRICCO (Paddy O'Prado) broke his maiden racing a mile on the turf at Aqueduct. He was foaled and  raised at Song Hill and is owned by James Bond Racing. He settled just off the pace and then cleared the field for the win by 2 1/2 lengths.

  • RINALDi checks in 2nd in the Danger's Hour
    04/11/2021

    Multiple SW RINALDI kept to his front running style and almost got away with it in the Danger's Hour. He held the lead until deep stretch and just could not hold off the closer. The Danger's Hour was the first turf race of NYRA's 2021 season.  Rinaldi was selected by James Bond for his racing stable for $5,000 as a weanling.

    CAREER STATISTICS*

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    10 4 2 1 $347,490

     

  • MISTER BOBBY wins race #2
    03/15/2021

     MISTER BOBBY (Shanghai Bobby) started his career with a win at Saratoga. As a newly turned 5 year old, he was second last out and won today in a starter allowance going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. He had to fight for the win and he was game.   The  Avanti Stable.homebred has  earned  over $120,000.

  • VITANZA makes it 2 in a row
    03/14/2021

    VITANZA (Get Stormy) graduated at Aqueduct racing 6 furlongs and found the winner's circle so much to her liking that she won again to make it 2 in a row. . With placings she has earned $65,446. VITANZA is a homebred for the Bonds having been foaled and raised at their Song Hill Farm.

  • Z'FINALE graduates at Aqueduct
    03/07/2021

    Z'FINALE (Zivo) owned by Thomas Coleman and bred by Irish Hill Century Farm. settled and then came wide and scampered to an almost 9 length win. He raced a mile on the dirt. With his on the board finishes, he has earned $38,208,

  • BRUNATE blows the doors off graduating by 8 1/4 lengths
    02/27/2021

    When he got ready to win, BRUNATE (Normandy Invasion) did so with dispatch - going to the lead quickly and winning by over 8 lengths. He raced 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. With his on-the-board finishes, he has earned over $58,000.  BRUNATE was foaled, raised, started and is raced by the Bonds.

  • PRINCIPAL DANCER wins race #2
    02/07/2021

    Racing from just off the pace, the well named PRINCIPAL DANCER (Central Banker x Bun Head) gradually gained position and went on for the win by 1 1/4 going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. She is owned by R and H Stable and was bred by Stone Bridge Farm, LLC. She has earned $57,045.

  • VITANZA gradates at Aqueduct
    02/06/2021

    VITANZA (Get Stormy) graduated at Aqueduct racing 6 furlongs. The ground broke out from under her at the start, but she recovered quickly and cleared the field just in time to win by a nose. With placings she has earned $50,046. VITANZA is a homebred for the Bonds having been foaled and raised at their Song Hill Farm.

  • SOMEBODY adds win #4 and makes it 2 in a row
    02/05/2021

    Racing 6 1/2  furlongs on the dirt at Aqueduct, SOMEBODY (Mineshaft) angled 5 wide to get up for the win by a length and make it 2 in a row. He is owned by the Bond Racing Stable and was bred by  Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc.Lifetime: 18  4  3  1   $117,155

     
  • NOCTILUCENT wires the field second time out
    01/16/2021

    Newly turned 3 year old gelding NOCTILUCENT (Honorable Dillon) got the new year off with a bang, wiring the field going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on the way to graduation in his second start. He is a homebred for Ascendant Farms LLC. His name means night shining clouds.

     

  • CATCHING UP WITH WILL'S WAY
    04/23/2020

    Courtesy of Thoroughbredweek.com
     

 
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