Eddie Plesa Jr.

Mr. Jordan Gets His Nose Down First In Millions Classic Preview

Had the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview been run at a racetrack other than Gulfstream Park West, multiple-stakes winning Mr. Jordan may well have come up short in a bid to win the 1 1/16-mile stakes that headlined nine stakes for Florida-breds on Saturday’s 11-race card. Yet, a heads-up ride by Paco Lopez and a preferred racing […]

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Eagle ‘Doing Well’ Ahead Of Monmouth’s Iselin Stakes

Eagle returns to graded stakes company in search of another Grade 3 victory when he visits Monmouth Park for the first time against four rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Phillip H. Iselin Stakes going a mile and an eighth. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride out of the Mineshaft mare Sea Gull captured the Schaefer Memorial Stakes at Indiana Grand last […]

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Mr. Jordan Sets Track Record In Millions Preview Romp

Mr. Jordan more than lived up to his 1-2 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Classic Preview, scoring by 3 ¾ lengths while setting a track record for 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream Park West. Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr., the 4-year-old son of Kantharos ran the distance in 1:42.52, eclipsing Castlebrook’s 2001 clocking of 1:42.55 to […]

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Souper Colossal Spikes Temp, Out Of Tampa Bay Derby

Stakes winner Souper Colossal, who was scheduled to run in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby, will be forced to miss the race after spiking a temperature Thursday morning. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. told the Daily Racing Form, “It doesn’t seem to be anything major, but obviously it’s bad timing for us,” said Plesa. “He was fine […]

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Souper Colossal Targeting Swale Stakes After Texas Glitter Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Colossal asserted his class in his 3-year-old debut, running down a field of nine to take the inaugural running of the $75,000 Texas Glitter Stakes by 1 ½ lengths over Moon River. The son of War Front had not run since finishing a troubled seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) […]

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Positive Prognosis for Talented Mr. Jordan After Surgery

Mr. Jordan had been expected to make his 2015 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park before being sidelined Dec. 19 with an injury thought to be a torn check ligament. Although the undefeated colt will be unable to participate in the first major stakes for 3-year-olds in the New Year, […]

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Ligament Injury Sidelines Undefeated Mr. Jordan

Undefeated 2-year-old Mr. Jordan will be out of action indefinitely after the colt injured a check ligament during a workout earlier this week at Gulfstream Park West. The Daily Racing Form reports that the grey/roan son of Kantharos likely sustained the injury while pulling up after breezing a half-mile in 48 seconds on Tuesday. “It’s […]

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Moreno Hunting for Second Grade 1 Score in Woodward

What a difference a race makes. Southern Equine Stable’s Moreno has long held a reputation as a fast and dangerous horse that fights hard all the way but gets caught at the end of the biggest graded stakes events. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding changed that way of thinking in dramatic fashion August 2, winning the […]

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Itsmyluckyday to Stand at Spendthrift in 2015, Will Finish Racing Season

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding interest in Itsmyluckyday, who was most recently a close runner-up in the Whitney H. (G1) at Saratoga. The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Lawyer Ron will continue racing throughout the remainder of 2014, starting with this Saturday’s $600,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga, before he takes […]

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Itsmyluckyday to Wear Blinkers for Woodward Stakes

New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up. Itsmyluckyday, a son of Lawyer Ron, was a top 3-year-old last year, winning the […]

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