Feb. 1, 2023
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast 2/1/23 — Guest Jake Ballis
The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
Jason is joined by owner Jake Ballis to talk about his time in the game as an owner, the formation of Black Type Thoroughbreds, partnerships, and much more!
Dec. 16, 2022
KY oaks alum hidden connection rolls at fairgrounds
Byron King, Bloodhorse
Hidden Connection returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since the 2021 Pocahontas Stakes (G3) by capturing a second-level allowance optional claimer by 7 1/2 lengths Dec. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Jan. 18, 2022
Q&A with jake ballis of black type thoroughbreds
Thoroughbred Daily News
Jake Ballis, principal owner of Black Type Thoroughbreds, has had considerable success in the horse business over a short amount of time. The very first horse the Houston native bought into with his childhood friend and former high school basketball teammate Rashard Lewis, Join in the Dance, made the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Nov. 2, 2021
New Racing partnership living up to its name
Thoroughbred Daily News
DEL MAR, CA- With a tip on a 2-year-old first-time starter Ocean Size, Jake Ballis watched with interest and win a wager-on the fifth race at colonial downs on August 17th.
Sept. 21, 2021
Getting to Know Breeders’ Cup Juvenile fillies Hopefull hidden connection
Hidden Connection delivered one of the best races we’ve seen from a 2-year-old filly this year when she powered to a 9 ¼-length romp in the $300,000 Pocahontas Stakes to earn an expenses-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 5 at Del Mar.
May 11, 2020
Black Type Thoroughbred Update
Black Type Thoroughbreds opened as a public syndicate in 2019 and the results have been staggering after our first three purchases! In 12 starts, all in MSW, allowance, and stakes races, Black Type is winning at 41% and finished in the money 66% of the time!
April 6, 2020
Upward trajectory for up in smoke
By Jessica Martini
Black Type Thoroughbreds and R.A. Hill Stable’s Up in Smoke (The Big Beast) streaked to her third straight victory at Gulfstream Park Sunday and, while her late-running theatrics may cause anxious moments for her connections, if her powerful late kicks keep propelling her to victory, it’s all ok with bloodstock agent Jake Ballis.
may 23, 2019
New Filly by the big beast added to the black type roster
On Tuesday, May 21, Black Type Thoroughbreds added a two-year-old filly by The Big Beast to its racing roster, a $230,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-year-olds in Training Sale.