breeders’ cup sprint

Headley Remembers ‘Honest Race Horse’ Kona Gold

Bruce Headley was born on Feb. 17, 1934, 10 months before Santa Anita opened on Christmas Day, 1934. More than eight decades later, both are still kicking. Headley, best remembered as the trainer of Kona Gold, for whom next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 sprint at 6 ½ furlongs is named, is still a fixture at […]

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Champion Roy H Scratched From Dubai Golden Shaheen With Hoof Abscess

The Peter Miller-trained Roy H, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will be forced to miss this year’s edition of the Dubai Golden Shaheen due to an abscess in his left front hoof, according to racingpost.com. The 7-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready earned the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter for 2017 […]

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Promises Fulfilled Hopes To Continue American Success In Dubai Golden Shaheen

Trainer Dale Romans does not like to overcomplicate things. While pondering when and where his Grade 1-winning charge Promises Fulfilled would make his seasonal bow, he keeps coming back to the obvious: he has a colt with controlling speed who runs well fresh. It just so happens there is $2.5 million race on the table […]

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Whitmore Threepeats In Hot Springs Stakes

Heavy favorite Whitmore, making his first start since a runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) last November, came from off the pace to win his third straight $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes Saturday before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. With his regular pilot Ricardo Santana Jr. in the irons, Whitmore was reluctant […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner-Up Whitmore ‘Very Happy’ To Get Back To Work At Oaklawn

Whitmore is maybe two weeks away from his first work of the year, with the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 9 at Oaklawn being targeted as the 6-year-old gelding’s comeback spot, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Freshened in Kentucky following a runner-up finish in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) […]

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‘Cinderella Story’ Imperial Hint Takes Aim On Dubai Golden Shaheen

Luis Carvajal, Jr., still has a hard time describing the impact Imperial Hint has had on his training operation. “I can’t really put into words how this horse makes you feel,” Carvajal said Tuesday morning outside the 5-year-old’s stall on the Tampa Bay Downs backside. “He has taken me and my family and our friends […]

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Miller Goes Back To ‘Consistent’ Routine After Breeders’ Cup Double

Was it only six days ago that Peter Miller became repeater Miller by saddling Stormy Liberal and Roy H to Breeders’ Cup wins in the Turf Sprint and Sprint – the same two horses in the same two races he’d taken a year earlier when the event was held here? Yes, it was. And now Miller, appreciative of […]

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Miller’s Double Double: Roy H Powerful In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Repeat

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H has now won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for two years in a row, emulating his Peter Miller-trained stablemate Stormy Liberal from the Turf Sprint earlier on the card. Sent off as the second choice at 5-2, the 6-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready covered six furlongs over […]

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Imperial Hint Takes Aim At Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H

Imperial Hint – Perhaps the most exciting rematch of the Breeders’ Cup in 2018 is the return of 1-2 $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint finishers Roy H and Imperial Hint, who battled for a good furlong of the Del Mar stretch last year before the former pulled away to a well-deserved victory. This year, […]

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‘More Manageable’ Imperial Hint Makes Strong Impression; Game Winner Has Baffert ‘Excited’

Imperial Hint—TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint morning-line favorite Imperial Hint galloped 1¼ miles Wednesday morning under exercise rider Pedro Castillo. He looks to extend a three-race winning streak in which he has shown a marked ability to rate if needed. Swift enough to set the pace in virtually any scenario, including his one-length loss to Roy […]

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