Gary Stevens

Stevens Guides Paved To Dominating Honeymoon Victory

At age 55, he can still find the money. Hall of Fame great Gary Stevens did just that as he took trainer Michael McCarthy’s classy Paved off the early pace and rallied to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes by 3 ½ lengths.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Paved got a mile […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Created; To Tackle Major Industry Challenges

The Thoroughbred industry is facing serious problems, bordering on a crisis. According to the Jockey Club, the North American foal crop is projected to be 21,500 in 2018 compared to 35,274 (-39 percent) in 2008. North American handle was $11.5 billion last year compared to $14.3 billion (-19 percent) in 2008. A 2011 McKinsey study […]

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Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Returning To Santa Anita

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will begin riding at Santa Anita on Thursday, May 17, after enjoying a successful winter campaign at Oaklawn Park where he won 25 races and accumulated purse earnings of more than $1.7 million. Stevens, still going strong at the age of 55, has won the Kentucky Derby three times […]

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Sassy Sienna Gives Cox Another Oaks Contender With Fantasy Victory

The bridesmaid became the bride Friday when Medallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan’s Sassy Sienna got up late to win the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) after a second and third in the earlier prep races this season at Oaklawn. “She’s a tough filly,” trainer Brad Cox said. “She’s shown us a lot from the get go. On to […]

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Risen Star Winner Bravazo ‘Straight To The Derby’ After Troubled Trip In Louisiana

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens teamed up on Saturday in the Louisiana Derby with Risen Star winner Bravazo, but a troubled trip proved costly, according to drf.com. Lukas had the Calumet-owned son of Awesome Again shipped back to his home base at Oaklawn Park, where he is scheduled to return to the track on […]

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Coach Has ‘Very Competitive’ Bravazo Ready To Go In Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows a thing or two about getting a horse to the Kentucky Derby having sent a total of 48 Thoroughbreds to the starting gate for the Run For The Roses. This year, “The Coach” hopes to do just that with Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, who is entered in the Grade […]

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Kentucky, Saratoga Next On The Schedule For Gary Stevens

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens plans to relocate to Keeneland for the first time since 2005, following the current meet at Oaklawn Park. The Daily Racing Forms says the 55-year-old will also ride races at Churchill Downs and then Saratoga in the summer. He’s planning to come back to Oaklawn next season. At the […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Diez Tresañeros Por Los 100 Puntos Clasificatorios Del Louisiana Derby

Una verdad irrefutable: el potro que gane este sábado el Louisiana Derby (G2, $1,000,000) tendrá un cupo asegurado para el Kentucky Derby (G1). La carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará en el óvalo de Fair Grounds otorga 100 puntos al vencedor, y con su premiación se ha convertido en una de las preparatorias más […]

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Mom’s On Strike Looking For Fifth Win In A Row In New Orleans Ladies

Brad Grady and Carl R Moore Management’s Mom’s On Strike will put her undefeated record over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Stall-Wilson Turf Course on the line in Saturday’s $50,000 New Orleans Ladies Overnight Stakes, which is run at a mile-and-a-sixteenth. Trained by Joe Sharp, the 5-year-old daughter of First Dude enters the New Orleans Ladies […]

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Champion Racehorse And Sire Thunder Gulch Euthanized At 26

Champion 3-year-old and champion sire Thunder Gulch has been euthanized at the age of 26 due to the infirmities of old age at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Known for his toughness and fighting qualities Thunder Gulch was the star of the 1995 Triple Crown races when he won the G1 Kentucky Derby, […]

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