Leonard Powell

New Retiree, Millionaire Soi Phet Arrives At Old Friends

Old Friends today welcomed new retiree Soi Phet, the 11-year-old son of Tizbud who was pensioned following his 64th and final start on June 29 at Los Alamitos. The dark bay gelding arrived at Lexington Bluegrass Airport this afternoon via H E Tex Sutton Forwarding Co., and was vanned to Old Friends’s Georgetown, KY., farm […]

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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Making Farewell Appearance In Los Alamitos Opening Day Stakes

The first Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif., will begin Saturday, June 29. The 10-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 14 with racing conducted – the final two weeks – on a Thursday-Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Thursday, July 4, with a Los Alamitos cap giveaway […]

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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Seeks Swan Song Victory In Saturday’s Bertrando

Defending champion Soi Phet is among 14 nominees to the $100,000-guaranteed Bertrando Stakes, a one-mile race for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California. The sixth renewal of the Bertrando will be run Saturday, June 29, opening day of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. An 11-year-old son of Tizbud owned by Benowitz […]

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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Defends Title In Crystal Water Stakes

Soi Phet returns in the Crystal Water Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, almost a year after posting a 47-1 upset in the race when he won by a nose under Alonso Quinonez, who is back aboard. Now 11, the California-bred Tizbud gelding trained by Leonard Powell has not raced since last Sept. 8, when […]

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Del Mar Oaks Winner Fatale Bere Ships In For QE II Challenge Cup

Entered to run Saturday in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1), Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner Fatale Bere (FR) arrived at Keeneland Tuesday from her Southern California base. She wasted no time leaving the barn, going for a jog with a lead pony Wednesday morning on the training track. Owned by the partnership of the Benowitz […]

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10-Year-Old Soi Phet Bids For Repeat In E.B. Johnston At Los Alamitos

Two-time defending champion Soi Phet will seek his sixth stakes victory at Los Alamitos in the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Saturday. The one-mile Johnston, which is for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California, is part of a stakes doubleheader on the third day of the Los Angeles County Fair meet. Seven 3-year-old fillies will […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Powell Looks For ‘The Essence Of Every Horse’

Trainer Leonard Powell isn’t afraid to be a bit different from his colleagues on the Southern California circuit. While others dream of roses and meet titles, 41-year-old Powell has a similar sense of achievement after a solid allowance win as he does in a stakes race. “A lot of people say, ‘I want to win […]

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Fatale Bere Runs Down Favored Ollie’s Candy In Del Mar Oaks

The Benowitz Family Trust, Head of Plains Partners, Mark Mathiesen and Mathilde Powell’s Fatale Bere came flying late at odds of 7-1 to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a neck over 9-5 favorite Ollie’s Candy. The sophomore daughter of Pedro the Great, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Leonard Powell, covered nine […]

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Beach View Scratched From Pacific Classic Due To Small Cut

Leonard Powell stooped low beneath the stall web and pointed to a small cut just above the hoof on the right front foot of his TVG Pacific Classic entrant Beach View early Saturday morning at Del Mar. “He grabbed it (nicked himself) in the stall, I think back in the corner,” Powell said. “It’s sore, so we’re […]

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