Frank E. Kilroe Mile

The Longest Photo: ‘Both Horses Ran Too Good To Lose’ In Kilroe Mile

Hollywood has “The Longest Yard.” Now Santa Anita has “The Longest Photo.” After an interminable amount of time–perhaps more than five minutes–as fans waited with the anticipation of an expectant father, results of a photo finish from Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf were posted, showing 9-1 outsider Ohio the winner by […]

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8-Year-Old Ohio Takes Kilroe Mile By A Nose Over Favorite Catapult

Longshot Ohio, an 8-year-old gelding who ran for a $28,000 claiming tag last summer, stalked the early pace, took command a quarter mile from home and prevailed by scant nose over heavily favored Catapult in taking Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile under Ruben Fuentes. Trained by Michael McCarthy, Brazilian-bred Ohio got a […]

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River Boyne Tops Field Of Six For G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile

Although he was the beaten favorite in his most recent start, Irish-bred River Boyne, who has won six out of his seven career turf starts at Santa Anita, will vie for favoritism in Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) with Kentucky-bred Catapult, who should relish a return to firm ground for John Sadler.  […]

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‘Incredibly Balanced’ Ring Weekend Transitioning Well To New Career

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend last raced on June 30, and his since been transitioning to a new off-the-track career under Olympian Phillip Dutton. Dutton’s Facebook page posted an update on Tuesday, showing the 7-year-old gelded son of Tapit jumping some small jumps in the outdoor arena. “We are thrilled with how well Ring Weekend is […]

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World Approval Gana Ajustadamente En Su Debut De 2018, No Hará El Viaje A Dubai

World Approval respondió a las expectativas al ganar el Tampa Bay S. (G3, $175,000) el pasado sábado 10 en Tampa Bay Downs. Sin embargo, el plan inicialmente trazado ha sufrido una importante alteración. El tordillo no hará el viaje a Dubai para participar en la Dubai Turf (G1, $6,000,000) del venidero 31 de Marzo en […]

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Back-To-Back G1 Wins Net Castellano Consecutive Jockey Of The Week Titles

The only thing better than winning two consecutive Grade 2 stakes is winning two consecutive Grade 1 stakes, a feat that Javier Castellano accomplished on Saturday, March 11 at Santa Anita. Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 6 – March 12, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel […]

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Bal A Bali Just Up In Frank E. Kilroe Mile; Dortmund Last

The historic Calumet Farm, now owned by Brad Kelley, saw another Grade 1 victor on Saturday when Bal A Bali just got up to win the Frank E. Kilroe Mile by about a head over What A View. The 7-year-old son of Put It Back was ridden expertly by visiting jockey Javier Castellano, covering a […]

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Santa Anita’s Pick 6 Jackpot Carries Over $134,808 Into Saturday’s Card

With a trio of Grade 1 races embedded in the series, Saturday’s Pick 6 wager at Santa Anita Park features a single-ticket jackpot pool carryover of $134,808. On Friday, the Pick 6 paid $4,313 to multiple tickets. The single-ticket jackpot pool is paid out only when a single winning ticket holds all the correct finishers, […]

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Weekend Lineup: New Shooters, Derby Preps

Kicking off the graded stakes action this weekend is the G3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs, contested over 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-old fillies. G3 winner La Coronel inherits morning-line favoritism for trainer Mark Casse despite a sixth-place effort in the Breeders’ Cup, while G2 winner on the dirt Daddys Lil […]

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Dortmund To Try Turf In Next Saturday’s Kilroe Mile

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund will race on the grass for the first time in his career next Saturday, debuting for trainer Art Sherman in the G1 Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old son of Big Brown was transferred from trainer Bob Baffert to Sherman’s barn at Los Alamitos on Jan. 1, when […]

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