Eddie Plesa

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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Mr. Jordan Defends Title, Scores By 11 1/2 Lengths In Sunshine Millions Classic Preview

Mr. Jordan felt right at home Saturday running his record to 4-for-4 at Gulfstream Park West while successfully defending his title in the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview. The Millions Classic Preview was the last of eight $75,000 stakes for Florida breds on Saturday’s Millions Preview program and one of four prep races for the Sunshine […]

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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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Itsmyluckyday Targeting Kelso Handicap for Next Start

Woodward Stakes winner Itsmyluckyday will run in the G2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. told the DRF that the one-turn, one-mile Kelso would “open up more options” for the 4-year-old colt, such as a possible start in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt […]

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Trainer Plesa Sweeps Monmouth Juvenile Stakes

And the beat went on for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. at Monmouth Park on Sunday, capturing the racetrack’s top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga. Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Colossal dominated his foes in the Sapling as Laurie Plesa and Vincent Rizzuto’s Concealedwithakiss cruised […]

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Itsmyluckyday, Moreno Exit Woodward Battle in Good Shape

The trainers of Itsmyluckyday and Moreno, the top two finishers from the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward, both said their horses came back in good shape following their epic confrontation on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. In a rematch of the Grade 1 Whitney, run August 2, Itsmyluckyday turned the tables and got the best of […]

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