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Jan. 18, 2022

Q&A with jake ballis of blacktype 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.

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