James Toner

Manitoulin Soars To Hollywood Turf Cup Triumph At Del Mar

Manitoulin, an Awesome Again gelding out of the champion turf mare Soaring Softly, scored his first career stakes victory at Del Mar on Friday with a front-running win under Mike Smith in the Grade 2, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup. Bred in Kentucky by Phillips Racing Partnership and carrying the tan and brown colors of Darby […]

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Lady Eli Leads Sunday Turf Workers At Keeneland

Scheduled to make her 5-year-old debut in Saturday’s Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) at Keeneland, Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 on a firm turf course Sunday morning. With exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard, she worked in company with Roca Rojo (IRE) and Florent Geroux. Keeneland clockers caught Lady Eli in fractions […]

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Miss Temple City Gives Sire G1 Double With Matriarch Victory

A big weekend for Spendthrift stallion Temple City began Saturday when sophomore Annals of Time won the G1 Hollywood Derby; on Sunday, 4-year-old daughter Miss Temple City, owned by The Club Racing, Needle in a Haystack and Sagamore Farm, proved very game in the G1 Matriarch, also at Del Mar, hanging on by a nose […]

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Time And Motion ‘Likes Being A California Girl’; Filly A Major Threat In Matriarch Stakes

Having spent her entire nine-race career at East Coast venues, 3-year-old filly Time and Motion boarded a plane in New York on Monday and journeyed to Del Mar for Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes. How’s she adjusting? “I think she likes being a California girl,” said Tiffany Webb, assistant to trainer James Toner and […]

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Miss Temple City, Time And Motion Nominated To Del Mar’s Matriarch

Multiple Grade I stakes winner Miss Temple City and elite sophomore grass filly Time And Motion are among the names already listed as the deadline for nominations for the stakes on the closing weekend of the Del Mar meeting – the Hollywood Derby on December 3 and Matriarch the following day – looms. Nominations are […]

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Toner Considering Breeders’ Cup For Time And Motion

There was a party Saturday night at Darby Dan Farm, but it didn’t include replays of Time and Motion’s exciting victory in that afternoon’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). “Everybody was watching the Ohio State football game; they were over the race,” trainer James Toner said Sunday morning after […]

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Time And Motion Prevails By A Head In QEII Cup

John Phillips’ homebred Time and Motion was hard pressed to get up and win Saturday’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, surging in the final strides to get her head in front in a three-way photo for the win. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer James Toner, the daughter of Tapit defeated […]

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Time And Motion Wins Wonder Again For Namesake’s Trainer

Phillips Racing Partnership’s homebred Time and Motion made her move at the opportune time as she came from off the pace and powered through the lane to capture the $200,000 Wonder Again for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Sunday. Her effort gave trainer James Toner a thrilling victory in the race named for his former […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Miracle Times Two

It was April of 2012, and a group of five horses owned by Ninety North Racing Stable were traveling from their winter base in Florida to trainer Jimmy Toner’s base at Fair Hill in Maryland. It was dark and rainy as they made their way north through the Carolinas, and the trip was more or […]

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La Cloche earns first graded stakes win in Athenia

In Saturday’s first American graded stakes, it was fitting that 5-year-old La Cloche won the first graded stakes race of her career in the 1 1/16 mile Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass at Belmont. Junior Alvarado and the Ghostzapper mare made a late run in the stretch to win in a time of […]

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