st. elias stable

Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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Vino Rosso Could Return To Palm Beach In Preparation For Kentucky Derby

After only hinting at his potential early in his career, Vino Rosso will carry momentum into the Kentucky Derby following his breakthrough victory Saturday in the Grade 2, $1 million Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vino Rosso easily won his first two starts but came up short in two stakes tries at Tampa Bay Downs, […]

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Army Mule Sizzles Seven Furlongs in 1:20.94 To Take Carter In Stakes Debut

St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Army Mule made his stakes debut a memorable one at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Carter Handicap by 6 1/4 lengths in what track announcer Larry Collmus called a “blistering” 1:20.94 for seven furlongs on a fast main track. Ridden by Joe Bravo, the Pennsylvania-bred 4-year-old son of the […]

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Vino Rosso Survives Inquiry, Objection In Wood To Give Pletcher Another Derby Contender

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection involving the stretch run of Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial resulted in no change, meaning that trainer Todd Pletcher has yet another weapon in his Kentucky Derby arsenal. Vino Rosso (4-1) and jockey John Velazquez crossed the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of 6-5 favorite Enticed, though the […]

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Juvenile Vino Rosso Impresses In Two-Turn Allowance At Tampa

No matter their level of involvement, horsemen and Thoroughbred racing fans are always dreaming of the first Saturday in May, hoping to arrive at Churchill Downs with a Kentucky Derby contender they can embrace. A Tampa Bay Downs crowd of 2,067, which could swell to 10 times that number by spring, might have seen such a horse […]

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Teresa Z Gives Juarez Fourth Win On The Card In Monmouth Oaks

Jockey Nik Juarez was on fire Saturday at Monmouth Park, winning four of the first 10 races on the card. In the G3 Monmouth Oaks the leading rider guided St. Elias Stable’s Teresa Z to a 1 1/4-length victory over longshot Sine Wave, just the third win of the filly’s career. Trained by Anthony Margotta, […]

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Battalion Runner, Cloud Computing Work Over Belmont Training Track Saturday

Kentucky Derby candidate Battalion Runner put in his penultimate breeze before the Run for the Roses on Saturday, working a half-mile in company timed in 49.11 seconds over the Belmont training track, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of Unbridled’s Song galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.43, and six furlongs in 1:16.25. His work had […]

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West Point, Siena Farm Buy Into Kentucky Derby Hopeful Always Dreaming

Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds have purchased a minority interest in promising 3-year-old colt Always Dreaming, St. Elias Stable’s Vinnie Viola confirmed March 20. Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by MeB Racing Stables LLC, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Viola Racing Stables, and St. Elias Stables LLC, the son of Bodemeister is under consideration for […]

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Battalion Runner, Always Dreaming Work ‘Very Well’ At Palm Beach Downs

The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) and Battalion Runner (Unbridled’s Song), two well-regarded 3-year-olds who impressed in allowance races at the current Gulfstream Park Championship Meet, worked at Palm Beach Downs Saturday for possible engagements in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1. MeB Racing Stables, Viola Racing Stables, and St. Elias Stables’ […]

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St. Elias Co-Owner Viola Withdraws Name From Secretary Of The Army Nomination

Vincent Viola, who with wife Teresa operates horse racing’s St. Elias Stables, had been selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump to serve as Secretary of the Army in mid-December, a position which requires Senate confirmation. On Friday, Viola announced that he would be withdrawing his name from the nomination, according to ABC News. “Mr. Viola has […]

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