March 29, 2008 |
The 71st running of the Santa Anita Derby is still a week away, but there are a couple of major races taking place today. In the United Arab Emirates at the Nad al Sheba Racecourse will be the $6-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. It caps off a seven-race card offering $21.25 million in purses. Horse of the year Curlin heads a field of 13 in the 13th running of the Dubai World Cup and starts from post position 12. Other American contenders in the race are A.P.
November 27, 2006 |
Given what happened the last two days in New York and California, trainer Barclay Tagg has much to look forward to in 2007. A little more than 24 hours after his Nobiz Like Shobiz possibly stamped himself the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby with an authoritative win in the Remsen at Aqueduct, Showing Up continued his grass roll with a decisive victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Derby on Sunday at Hollywood Park.
November 12, 2006 |
Nobody can ever say Bend A Little has to carry her turf course around with her. The 5-year-old Benny The Dip mare has six wins in her career and each has come at a different track. Making her Hollywood Park debut, Bend A Little, a 9-1 shot, won the $61,800 Hermosa Beach Handicap on Saturday. Owned by Cynthia Knight and trained by Christophe Clement, Bend a Little had won at Calder, Gulfstream Park, Belmont Park, Saratoga and Delaware Park. Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr.
October 25, 2006 |
Jockey Garrett Gomez, who has been riding with great success primarily in New York and Kentucky, is back at Santa Anita and is expected to remain on this circuit through the winter. Gomez, whose agent Ron Anderson incidentally will be also representing Richard Migliore when the veteran begins riding at Hollywood Park next month, has four mounts on today's card as the final week of the Oak Tree meet begins.
June 3, 2006 |
A winner of the first 10 starts of his career, Lost In The Fog will be seeking to end a two-race losing streak in the $150,000 Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap today at Churchill Downs. This will be the first appearance in Louisville for the 4-year-old Lost Soldier colt, who won the Eclipse Award as the nation's top sprinter in 2005 despite his failure in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in October at Belmont Park. However, Lost In The Fog has shown he can adapt to new surfaces.
May 25, 2006 |
Since breaking his maiden by nearly three lengths in his career debut June 25 at Calder, The Pharaoh has lost nine in a row. The 3-year-old son of Forest Camp hasn't been able to win on grass or dirt or in sprints or routes. Trying to end the long dry spell, The Pharaoh will be back on the turf in the seventh race today at Hollywood Park. Owned by Charles Cono and trained by Chris Paasch, The Pharaoh was purchased privately after his first two races in Florida.