Peter Miller

Miller, Vet Want Champion Stormy Liberal Retired; Co-Owner Sending Horse To Florida

This story and headline have been updated to include a statement from Rockingham Ranch. Stormy Liberal, the reigning male turf champion who won back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprints in 2017 and ’18, is being moved out of Peter Miller’s barn after the trainer and his veterinarian recommended retirement. The 7-year-old gelding by Stormy Atlantic – […]

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California Shipper Spiced Perfection Wires Field In Go For Wand

Shipping in from California to make her first start since running fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 2 at Santa Anita Park, Spiced Perfection wired the field to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 3 with […]

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Mo Forza Proves Deserving Favorite In Hollywood Derby

OG Boss and Bardy Farm’s homebred Mo Forza continued to roll in Southern California, scoring his third consecutive victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. Under the guidance of jockey Paco Lopez, the Peter Miller-trained colt had to battle the length of the stretch with Neptune’s Storm but was able to prevail by three-quarters of […]

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Cedillo, Baltas Enter Closing Weekend Atop Del Mar Jockey, Trainer Standings

Abel Cedillo, continuing to validate the decision last summer to switch from the Northern to Southern California racing circuits, enters the final three days of the Bing Crosby meeting at Del Mar with a one-win lead over Drayden Van Dyke atop the jockey standings. Cedillo, a 30-year-old native of Guatemala, moved south at the behest […]

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Del Mar Trainers Say Rain Cancellation Day ‘No Big Deal’

A day of racing cancelled due to weather, something that hadn’t happened at Del Mar since the track opened in 1937, passed with no fuss or strain from the horsemen stabled on site Thursday. “As a trainer, you’re always adapting to circumstance,” Peter Miller said. “No big deal really. I hope to get those horses […]

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Om To Enter Stud At Harris Farms In California For 2020

Om, a Grade 2 winner who gained notoriety for defeating eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in that runner’s debut race, will stand the 2020 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., for an advertised fee of $7,500. The 7-year-old son of Munnings has won seven of 31 career starts for earnings of $1,354,731. […]

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Girl Power: San Luis Rey Fire Survivor Belvoir Bay Breaks Record In Turf Sprint

There was no catching 6-year-old Belvoir Bay (GB) in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Saturday — the speedy mare scrapped for the lead out of the gate and never looked back, setting a track record as she fended off stablemate Om by 1 1/4 lengths. The Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay was making her […]

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Longshot Mo Forza Upsets Twlight Derby

Rank early but composed thereafter, trainer Peter Miller’s longshot Mo Forza went from maiden winner on Sept. 29 to a Grade II stakes winner on Saturday, as he took Santa Anita’s $200,000 Twilight Derby under Joel Rosario by 1 ¾ lengths. On a picture perfect late morning in Arcadia, the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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Leucothea Dominates Anoakia Stakes By 8 1/2 Lengths

With a return to sprinting and a clean break, Leucothea rocketed from the starting gate and went on to a dominating 8 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Peter Miller, the chestnut filly by Midshipman got six furlongs in 1:10.81. A 14 ½ […]

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