Eighttofasttocatch

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Eighttofasttocatch All Things To His Family

Before there was Ben’s Cat, there was Eighttofasttocatch. The hard-knocking gelding spent four years running at the stakes level, primarily at Laurel Park and Pimlico, becoming the first millionaire for trainer Tim Keefe. His name popped up again on the East Coast Thoroughbred radar last weekend when he competed in the Real Rider Cup, a […]

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Cardiologist Sinatra Putting His Heart Behind Homebred Defending Maryland Million Champion

Before there was medicine, there were horses. Growing up on Long Island meant visits to Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga to watch the races. Wrestling at the Division I level in college honed a commitment to fitness and an appreciation for the athleticism of competitors in all sports. Stephen Sinatra was still a senior at […]

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Joe Sharp Part Of ‘Trainer Team’ To Win Inaugural Real Rider Cup At Plantation Fields

Grade 1-winning trainer Joe Sharp was one of a team of five trainers who combined on Sunday to win the inaugural “Real Rider Cup” at Plantation Fields in Unionville, Pa., a charity event benefiting the Retired Racehorse Project. Sharp and his team members Sanna Neilson, Chucky Lawrence, Tim Keefe, and Leigh Delacour, each completed a […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Honored in Laurel Retirement Ceremony

Casual race fans and hardened race goers gathered around Laurel Park’s winners’ circle after today’s fourth race to give a rousing sendoff to Maryland-bred champion Eighttofasttocatch. The eight year old was retired from racing last weekend after notching his seventeenth career victory in the Jennings Handicap. Owned by Sylvia Heft and her late husband Arnold […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Will Close ‘Storybook’ Career With Retirement Ceremony Dec. 13

Saturday’s nine-race program will also include a special retirement ceremony after the fourth race for Laurel Park-based Eighttofasttocatch, who completed his career in storybook fashion a week ago when the 8-year-old captured the Jennings Handicap for the fourth consecutive year. Owned by Sylvia Heft and her late husband Arnold and trained by Tim Keefe, the […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Closes Out Career With Jennings Romp

Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the easy winner of Saturday’s $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, the final start of his storied career. In doing so, he retires a millionaire. Forest Boyce returned from riding at Fair Grounds to hold the reins aboard the Tim Keefe trainee, who was winning the Jennings for the fourth […]

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Ohio Breeding and Racing presents Bloodlines: Too Fast To Catch

Can you name the best son of Mr. Prospector still active as a stallion? If you said, “Smart Strike,” you win a gold star. But can you name the second-best son of Mr. Prospector? Hint: He is also the broodmare sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner. His name is Not for Love, and he […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Scores Third Maryland Million Classic Victory

Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the popular winner of today’s feature on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, defending his title in the $150,000 Classic in wire to wire fashion at Laurel Park. The Maryland Million is the one of the most important racing days at Laurel Park with 11 events for runners sired by Maryland-based […]

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Ben’s Cat, Eighttofasttocatch Highlight Maryland Million Day

On a day showcasing Maryland racing and breeding, two of the state’s biggest stars will be in attendance. Both are 8-year-old geldings sired by Maryland-based stallions. The popular Ben’s Cat will compete in the Maryland Million Turf, a mile-long event on the lawn. He finished second in last year’s edition of the race. Eighttofasttocatch, meanwhile, […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Picks Up Second Maryland Million Classic

Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished a fifth in the Classic as the betting favorite but this year things were completely different. The Maryland Million is the […]

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