Eskendereya

Mitole Stretches His Speed To Hold Off Favored McKinzie In Thrilling Met Mile

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole proved in his last start that he could stretch his speed to seven furlongs, and this Saturday he stretched it even farther to win a talent-laden edition of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt and Ricardo Santana were sent to post at 7-2, rated […]

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Mitole Takes Sixth In A Row For Red-Hot Asmussen Barn In Churchill Downs

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole earned his sixth consecutive victory by 3 1/2 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 1 The Churchill Downs Stakes, sprinting seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:21.21. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya was sent off as the 2-1 favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr., who have […]

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Mitole Outduels Whitmore In Count Fleet Sprint Handicap At Oaklawn

Sent off the 2-5 favorite in the field of five older runners, William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole won Saturday’s $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths over a sealed sloppy racetrack at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., outdueling second choice Whitmore in the six-furlong contest timed in 1:09.36. Trained by Steve Asmussen […]

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Bob And Jackie Tops Baltas Exacta In Eddie Logan Stakes

It took little more than a minute and a half for lightly raced Bob and Jackie to go from maiden winner to stakes winner, as the Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy forced the issue throughout and held off stablemate Rijeka late to take Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita by one length. Trained […]

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Arkansas-Bred Dutch Parrot Takes Aim On Earnings Record

Two-time Oaklawn winner Dutch Parrot has earned more money each year since her racing career began in 2016. Another bump in 2019 would guarantee history for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, bred and owned by John Ed Anthony of Hot Springs. Dutch Parrot needs $114,939 to become the all-time leading female Arkansas-bred money winner, according […]

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Mitole Never Threatened In Chick Lang

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole was quick from the gate and never threatened in the lane in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico. The 3-year-old Eskendereya colt gave Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen a riding/training double on the card, racing away to a 6 1/4-length victory. Off as the 6-5 favorite, Mitole completed six […]

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L And N Racing Pursing Derby Run For The Second Year In A Row

L and N Racing LLC traveled the road to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last year with Lookin At Lee. The Tulsa-based ownership group has another intriguing prospect this year in unbeaten Retirement Fund, who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $500,000 Southwest (G3) Monday at Oaklawn. A son of Eskendereya, Retirement […]

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Ahmed Zayat’s ‘Stallion-Making Stable’ Has Produced 24 Sires Over 12 Years

Ahmed Zayat’s impact on the Thoroughbred industry goes beyond his ownership of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. His racing stable has produced 24 stallions over the last 12 years, a number Coolmore’s Dermot Ryan called “incredible,” according to thoroughbredracing.com. The top names on Zayat’s stallion roster, in addition to the homebred American Pharoah, include homebred Pioneerof […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Cashes With Mor Spirit In Essex Handicap

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was the more than two-length victor of Saturday’s $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, piloted to the winner’s circle by none other than Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the heavily favored 4-year-old son of Eskendereya covered 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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Isabella Sings Leads Start-To-Finish In Endeavour

By the time Isabella Sings shot out to a seven-length lead on the backstretch of the Grade III, $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, her six rivals had barely had time to clear their throats. Briefly challenged by Light In Paris in the stretch, Isabella Sings re-broke under jockey John Velazquez and […]

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