Eddie Plesa

Itsmyluckycharm ‘Won’t Be Denied’ In Azalea

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. had a difficult decision to make when he was pondering whether or not to race Itsmyluckycharm in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Plesa didn’t care for her No. 1 post and considered scratching the filly. Now he has an even tougher decision on his hands after Itsmyluckycharm recorded her […]

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‘Difficult Horse To Ride,’ Mr. Jordan Ready To Rebound In Big Red Stakes

Popular veteran campaigner Mr. Jordan is set to face five rivals in Sunday’s $75,000 Big Red Stakes at Gulfstream Park after showing a hint of the form that produced 10 victories, including seven stakes triumphs, and more than $840,000 in purses. The 7-year-old gelding, an earner of $840,685, had a trio of uncharacteristic off-the-board finishes […]

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This Could Be The Year For Mr. Jordan In Sunshine Millions Classic

Mr. Jordan has become a high-profile competitor on the South Florida scene through a combination of exceptional performance and uncommon endurance. The 7-year-old gelding has won 10 of 34 races, including eight stakes, and more than $830,000 in purses during a five-year career that includes a graded-stakes win and five other graded-stakes placings.  The Eddie […]

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Three In A Row? Mr. Jordan Returns For Millions Classic Preview

A winner of nine races, six stakes and more than $780,000 in purses, Mr. Jordan commands respect wherever he races, but nowhere does the flashy gray 6-year-old gelding have more ‘cred’ than at Gulfstream Park West. The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained veteran stakes performer will bring an undefeated record at Gulfstream Park West into Saturday’s Millions […]

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Awesome Slew Takes On Seven Challengers In Sunshine Millions Classic

Awesome Slew, a Florida-bred who has distinguished himself as a graded stakes winner, has yet to race in restricted company, but that will change Saturday when he heads a field of eight in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. The 15th running of the Classic is one of five stakes for horses bred in […]

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Awesome Slew Runs Away With Smarty Jones Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Awesome Slew was very impressive in Monday’s G3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx, drawing away to win by seven lengths over a capacity field of 13 other sophomores. The son of Awesome Again and Paco Lopez took the lead from the outside gate and never relinquished it, completing the 1 1/16 […]

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Souper Colossal Seeks Victory In Monmouth’s Long Branch Stakes

Saturday’s $100,000 Long Branch Stakes, going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track, is the final opportunity for horses to receive invitations to Monmouth Park’s marquee event – the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2. Traditionally, the top two finishers of the Long Branch receive invites to the Haskell, which […]

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Talented Juvenile Pair has Plesa Looking Forward to 2015

Undefeated Mr. Jordan came out of his dazzling 4 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $94,250 Smooth Air Stakes “100 percent,” according to trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. Sunday morning. In stamping himself as a strong prospect for the important 3-year-old stakes during Gulfstream Park’s upcoming Championship Meet, the 2-year-old son of Kantharos captured his third straight race […]

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Cigar Mile Next Target for Itsmyluckyday

Itsmyluckday, third as the favorite in the G2 Kelso Handicap, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup and will instead target the G1 Cigar Mile Nov. 29. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. announced the decision on Monday. Itsmyluckyday, who captured the G1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, was not originally nominated to the Breeders’ Cup and would […]

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