Home Sweet Home: Hollendorfer Gets Win No. 7,000 At Golden Gate Fields

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won his 7,000th career race at Golden Gate Fields on Thursday when Ricardo Gonzalez guided odds-on favorite Kiss N Scat to a wire-to-wire victory in the first race of the Bay Area track’s Thanksgiving Day program. Kiss N Scat, a 2-year-old filly by Scat Daddy, was sent off at odds […]

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Finley: Nyquist Ran A Faster Race Than Songbird

ESPN’s Bill Finley has done the math, and the math says that Nyquist completed his win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile just a little bit faster than Songbird did in the Juvenile Fillies.  Hard to believe, given that the final time of the Juvenile was 1:43.79, while that of the Juvenile Fillies was 1:42.73. The […]

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Songbird To Target Kentucky Oaks, Not Derby

Songbird capped off her undefeated juvenile season with an impressive victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 31. With three straight Grade 1 wins to her credit, many have speculated that the talented daughter of Medaglia d’Oro would face colts as a 3-year-old, and that she could possibly race in the G1 Kentucky […]

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NTRA’s Final Top Thoroughbred Poll: Pharoah Unanimous

Winning by six and a half lengths in the Breeders’ Cup Classic this past Saturday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., American Pharoah is the first Thoroughbred to win what has been coined the “grand-slam” of Thoroughbred racing having captured the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a triumph that belongs to him […]

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Songbird Hopes To Soar In BC Juvenile Fillies

There are several talented fillies set to line up in Saturday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Of the 10 youngsters entered in the race, Rachel’s Valentina and Songbird have attracted the most attention, due to their accomplishments and connections. Songbird enters the Juvenile Fillies undefeated in three starts, with her last two victories coming in the […]

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BC Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies Notes: Isotherm Looking For First Dirt Win

Cocked and Loaded – Richard Ravin and Patricia’s Hope’s Iroquois winner Cocked and Loaded galloped 1 1/4m on the main track for trainer Larry Rivelli. The son of Colonel John broke his maiden over the Keeneland surface at first asking on April 9 for trainer John Hancock and was privately purchased by the Chicago-based duo […]

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Liam’s Map Draws Post Three For Dirt Mile; Fields Drawn For 11 Breeders’ Cup Races

Likely favorite Liam’s Map drew post three as a field of 11 were entered for Friday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland. Post positions were drawn at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion Monday afternoon for 11 of the Breeders’ Cup races. The Distaff and Classic will be drawn at 6 p.m. Here are some of […]

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Santa Anita: Beholder Earns ‘Horse Of The Meet’ Title; Bejarano, O’Neill Also Earn Honors

Superstar mare Beholder, who won the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26 for a third time, was named Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet Media Poll. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning mare trained by Richard Mandella for owner B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm overwhelmed seven rivals in the Zenyatta, winning by 3 […]

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Songbird Turns In ‘Wonderful’ Workout At Santa Anita

Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Songbird worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track on an overcast Sunday morning in 1:13.60 under regular rider Mike Smith after the 6:30 renovation break. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer called it a “good work” after watching the drill with hawk-like focus through his binoculars. “She felt wonderful,” Smith […]

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