Richard Baltas

Prat Seeks Personal Triple Crown ‘Triple’ In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Packing two wins in 2019 Triple Crown events, one each in America and Canada, jockey Flavien Prat will journey on Monday for Fort Erie, Ontario and Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of the Canadian crown. Prat won the Kentucky Derby when Country House was elevated from second via the disqualification of Maximum Security in May. […]

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Prat Heads To Fort Erie To Pilot Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy

Packing two wins in 2019 Triple Crown events, one each in America and Canada, jockey Flavien Prat will journey on Monday for Fort Erie, Ontario and Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of the Canadian crown. Prat won the Kentucky Derby when Country House was elevated from second via the disqualification of Maximum Security […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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Queen’s Plate Win Nets Flavien Prat Jockey Of The Week Title

The winner of the 2019 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine last weekend, Flavien Prat was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 23-30, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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California Shipper One Bad Boy Leads Queen’s Plate Rivals Gate-To-Wire

Making his first start outside of California, Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall, and Brooke Hubbard’s One Bad Boy took to the synthetic Tapeta with ease and led the $1 million Queen’s Plate field from gate to wire at Woodbine. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer RIchard Baltas, was challenged by […]

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Lady Prancealot Surges Late In Honeymoon

Next to last with a quarter mile to run, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot rallied boldy turning for home and unfurled a powerful stretch run en route to a three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by Richard Baltas, Lady Prancealot got a mile […]

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Honeymoon Features Rematch Of Maxim Rate, Hostess And Lady Prancealot

A nose shy of being undefeated in three starts, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Maxim Rate bids for her second consecutive graded victory as she heads Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. For 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth on turf, the Honeymoon has attracted a field of eight, […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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Former Claimer Vasilika Takes On Six Fillies And Mares In Gamely

One of the most productive claims in racing history, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads a field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Named for William Haggin Perry’s Hall of Fame daughter of Bold Ruler, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one […]

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Neptune’s Storm Scores For Baltas In Singletary

In his first start for trainer Richard Baltas, favored Neptune’s Storm looked the part of a consummate professional as he stalked the early pace and proved gamest late in winning Sunday’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes by three quarters of a length. Ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke, Neptune’s Storm, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding […]

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