michael stidham

Saguaro Row Circles Field To Capture Pumpkin Pie

Making her first start in New York since running second in the Shine Again this summer at Saratoga Race Course, Saguaro Row rallied from last to win the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking from post 6 at odds of 4-1 with Joel Rosario aboard, Saguaro Row was […]

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Quantity Short, Quality Deep In Remington Oaks

Trainers Steve Asmussen and Michael Stidham are looking for their 3-year-old fillies to rebound after winning stakes races earlier in their career, attempting to pick up a win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday. The race features 3-year-old fillies going 1-1/16 miles on the main track. Lady Apple, the 8-5 morning […]

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Consistent Synchrony Seeks Grade 1 Status In Woodbine Mile

Synchrony was flawless in his first appearance at Woodbine, overcoming a less than ideal trip to get up for a one-length score in the Grade 2 King Edward on June 29, Queen’s Plate Day. “We were experimenting with the one-turn mile, because he hadn’t done that,” said Michael Stidham, who trains the son of Tapit […]

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Manfuso, Voss Present MHBA Yearling Show Grand Champion For Fifth Year

Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss’s homebred filly by Midshipman out of Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid, stood out above the rest as judge Michael Stidham selected her as Grand Champion of the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Yearling Show, held on Sunday, June 30 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show […]

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Heavy Favorite Synchrony Delivers In King Edward

Even-money favorite Synchrony rallied determinedly under Javier Castellano to notch a one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 $178,850 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. A one-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, the King Edward attracted a field of eight and Synchrony was making his Toronto oval debut for trainer Michael Stidham. The chestnut son of […]

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Stidham Back To South Florida Roots For Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed

Nearly four decades and 2000 winners later, trainer Michael Stidham will return to his South Florida roots for Saturday’s Summit of Speed at Gulfstream Park, where he is scheduled to saddle Saguaro Row for the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) and Proforma for the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3). ”I was raised in Miami Springs. In the […]

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Emmaus Looking For Breakthrough North American Win In Woodbine’s King Edward

Emmaus, a sharp second when making his local bow in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns from his Kentucky base for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. The $175,000 King Edward, a one-mile turf race for th3ee-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of eight. […]

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Proforma Hits The Road Again, Has Six Foes In Smile Sprint At Gulfstream

DARRS, Inc.’s Proforma, already a graded-stakes winner on the turf, will attempt to duplicate that success on the dirt as part of a wide-open field of seven sprinters in Saturday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The six-furlong Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up is among five stakes, two graded, worth $725,000 in purses […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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Tapit Filly Tops Revived Keeneland April Sale At $1.3 Million

The apex of the revived Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horse Of Racing Age Sale was five years in the making for the auction company, but it was a years-long journey for Chris Baccari as well. The auction’s most expensive juvenile, a Tapit filly who sold to Prince Sultan bin Mishal al Saud of […]

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