arnold zetcher

Liaison Retired, Spendthrift Sets $10,000 Fee on Son of Indian Charlie

Grade 1 winner Liaison has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY for a fee of $10,000 stands & nurses. “Liaison retires as a very sound horse after racing at the highest of levels for three straight years, and we’re happy to […]

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Liaison Eyes Third Straight Win in Californian

Liaison will seek his second stakes win of the Spring/Summer meet and third victory in a row in the $150,000 Californian Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. A Grade II for older horses at 1 1/8 miles over Cushion Track, the Californian is the final major prep for the $500,000 Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup, which […]

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Liaison Returns with Sharp Score in Santana Mile

Idle since well beaten in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 25, Liaison came back running in Sunday’s $70,000 Santana Mile, defeating favored Midnight Transfer by a half-length while getting the distance in 1:36.36. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Liaison broke sharply from post position three and sat a comfortable third behind Hoorayforhollywood and […]

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G1 winner Midnight Interlude sold, to stand in India

The Daily Racing Form reports that 2011 Santa Anita Derby winner Midnight Interlude has been sold, and will stand at stud in India. The 5-year-old son of War Chant, who raced for owner-breeder Arnold Zetcher, was sold privately to Sohna Stud. Midnight Interlude originally had been offered at the Barretts January mixed sale, but was […]

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Rolling Fog on shelf with bucked shins

Rolling Fog, winner of the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) in his last start, will be forced to miss the next two months due to sore shins. Trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday that the son of Posse would be forced to the sidelines and will miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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TOC announces annual owner awards

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2011 statistical awards for leading California owners. Arnold Zetcher led all owners in both purse money won and stakes wins in California last year; and for the second consecutive year La Canada Stables was the leading owner by number of wins. Newcomer Harout […]

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At house that Bing built, a Crooner comes home first in the Oceanside

On Wednesday’s opening of the 75th anniversary meeting of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at the track originally opened by actor and singer Bing Crosby, who better to win the first division of the Oceanside Stakes than a horse named Midnight Crooner? Owned and bred by Arnold Zetcher and trained by Bob Baffert, the winner […]

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Liaison gives Baffert 6th CashCall Futurity

Arnold Zetcher’s Liaison powered home to win the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park by a neck over Rousing Sermon. Brother Francis finished third, with Sky Kingdom fourth. Liaison, a 2-year-old colt by Indian Charlie out of Galloping Gal, gave trainer Bob Baffert his sixth CashCall Futurity win. He was ridden to victory by […]

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Baffert wins fifth Hollywood Prevue with So Brilliant

Trainer Bob Baffert added a record fifth Hollywood Prevue to his resume when favored So Brilliant led virtually throughout in the Grade III Thursday at Hollywood Park.  A little more than one month since a debut victory at Santa Anita, So Brilliant was a bit slow to begin after veering in at the start, but […]

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