Simon Callaghan

Prat Completes Sunday Stakes Sweep With Maiden Bellafina In Sorrento

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, an $800,000 purchase last March, completed a sweep of Del Mar’s Sunday stakes doubleheader for jockey Flavien Prat as she led from wire-to-wire to win the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Earlier in the program, Prat won the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for three-year-olds. Bellafina, a daughter of Quality […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner American Gal Headlines Friday’s Bed O’ Roses

Kaleem Shah’s multiple Grade 1 winner American Gal will be looking for her second straight graded stakes victory as part of a strong eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $250,000 Bed o’ Roses Invitational for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday at Belmont Park. The seven-furlong sprint is one of five stakes on […]

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Rising Turf Star Maraud Among 8 Contesting Penn Mile

With three victories in his past four starts, two of them in graded stakes company, Treadway Racing Stable’s Maraud streaks into the sixth running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, for 3-year-olds on the grass this Saturday as one of the leading young turf stars in the country. Conditioned by Todd Pletcher – seven […]

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Treasuring, The ‘Other Callaghan,’ Wins Senorita At Santa Anita

Winless in four previous stateside starts this year, English-bred Treasuring took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes in virtual gate to wire fashion, winning by 1 ½ lengths under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, Treasuring, who had been a Group III winner in Ireland at age 2, got a mile over the Santa Anita […]

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American Gal Splashes Home On Top In Humana Distaff

Kaleem Shah’s homebred American Gal vied for the lead out of the starting gate in Saturday’s Grade 1 Humana Distaff, then took over at the head of the lane and kept on through the wire to score by about two lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old daughter of Concord Point, trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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Stretch Burst Propels Beau Recall To Royal Heroine Victory

Last at the furlong pole, Irish-bred Beau Recall unleashed a furious stretch run under Joel Rosario to win the Grade 2 Royal Heroine at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length for her first career stakes victory. Owned by Slam Dunk Racing or Medallion Racing and trained by Simon Callaghan, the 4-year-old filly by Sir […]

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American Gal Headlines Field Of 13 In Madison Stakes

Kaleem Shah’s American Gal, unraced since winning the Test (G1) at Saratoga by 4 lengths, and Carl Moore Management’s multiple stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm head a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 17th running of the $300,000 Madison (G1). The Madison, run at 7 furlongs on the main track, will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 5:10 […]

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El Sunland Derby: Doce Potros Buscan 50 Puntos Para El Kentucky Derby En Una Carrera Casi Indescifrable

Aunque ningún ganador del Sunland Derby (G3, $800,000) ha triunfado en el Kentucky Derby (G1), la carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará este domingo 25 en Sunland Park no deja de ser atractiva. Por una parte, el premio a repartir es sin duda importante. Por la otra, el ganador obtendrá 50 puntos que pudieran […]

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Romans Duo May Have Edge In Wide-Open Sunland Derby

There is $800,000 and 85 Kentucky Derby points at stake Sunday when a field of 12 3-year-olds heads to the post at Sunland Park in New Mexico for the 1 1/8-mile Sunland Derby. There are no standouts in this field, and whoever emerges as the victor will not only have won their first graded stakes, […]

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‘Tough, Talented’ Run Away 8-5 Favorite For Saturday’s Bob Hope Stakes

Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away returns to the track and distance of his lone defeat as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of six for Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. The seven-furlong test for Juveniles, known for 33 years as the Hollywood Prevue, is the first of 12 stakes that have been regularly […]

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