Eric Guillot

‘The Cowboys Will Love Him’: Flashy Maiden Southern Phantom To Run In Oklahoma Following Keeneland November Sale

In a sale that has featured Eclipse Award-winning runners and champion-producing broodmares, the most photographed horse on the grounds at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale might have come in Book 5, when the chrome-laden colt Southern Phantom sold to Southwest-based Danny Caldwell for $20,000. The 3-year-old Bodemeister colt will continue his search for his […]

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Candid Conversation With Richard Baltas: ‘Stay Tuned For The Miracle’

Richard Baltas has been training racehorses for over 20 years, give or take. XBTV recently sat down with the conditioner at his home base of Santa Anita Park to discuss his long career, hard-fought success, wife Debby, and how he got his start in the world of horse racing. Could you ever have envisioned when […]

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Although Winless, White-Faced Racehorse Is A Star Of The Shed Row

Two-year-old Southern Phantom made the first three starts of his career at the recently concluded Saratoga meet. He didn’t win any of them, but it’s safe to say the son of Bodemeister stood out big time. As CNN Sport puts it, Southern Phantom looks like his face was dipped in a bucket of white paint. […]

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Guillot Preparing His Voodoo Dolls For Grade 1 Debutante

Trainer Eric Guillot sat on a bale of hay near where his two fillies for upcoming stakes were stabled and lamented the No. 1 post for Gabrielleelizabeth in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante in a way that reflected his Louisiana roots. “The West Coast mafia done got me and stuck me with the […]

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Jim Dandy Winner Laoban Retired, To Stand At Sequel Stallions

Becky Thomas is pleased to announce that the talented winner of the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes Laoban will stand at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, N.Y., for the 2017 season. Laoban will be syndicated by a joint venture between Southern Equine Stables, Sequel Thoroughbreds, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds as well as Woodford Thoroughbreds. The […]

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‘All About Taking Chances’: Laoban Available For Pegasus, Says Guillot

Laoban, the 27-1 upset maiden winner of this year’s Jim Dandy (G2), posted a five-furlong move in 1:00.41 at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning. It was his latest move on his comeback trail from ankle surgery this past summer. Jockey Paco Lopez was aboard for the work which was the second-fastest of 22 at the distance. […]

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Guillot’s Gumbo Festival Kicks Off Travers Weekend On Saratoga Backside

They came from all over the grounds Friday morning to an open, grassy area with picnic tables under tall trees next to Clare Court for trainer Eric Guillot’s pre-Travers gumbo party. Guillot, from Iberia, Louisiana will run Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban on Saturday in the “Mid-Summer Derby”. The trainer, who races on the […]

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Laoban Fires Bullet In ‘Incredible’ Final Travers Prep

Maiden-cum-Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban earned the bullet for his five-furlong breeze on Saratoga’s main track early Saturday morning as the colt wrapped up his major preparations for the Grade 1 Travers under the watchful eye of trainer Eric Guillot. “He worked like a beaver with an overactive thyroid trying to dam the mouth […]

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Laoban Overcomes Traffic In Friday Work At The Spa

Laoban, who shed his maiden status with his upset in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, has a found a way to beat the heat and humidity, courtesy of his trainer, Eric Guillot. “It’s been so sticky and hot, and he’s not the best [eater] in the world for as big as a horse he […]

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Maiden No More: Laoban Posts Shocking Upset In Jim Dandy

McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable’s Laoban posted a shocking upset when leading gate-to-wire to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, winning by just 1 1/4 lengths over a field of talented sophomore contenders. The son of Uncle Mo covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:48.39, proving trainer Eric […]

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