Susan Osborne

Melatonin Continues To Impress In Breeze For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin moved another step closer to his first race since winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 when he worked seven furlongs in 1:27 flat under regular rider Joe Talamo, preparing for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. “He looked real good,” said […]

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‘Nice, Easy Work’ For Melatonin Ahead Of Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, unraced since capturing the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, continued preparing for a meeting with Horse of the World California Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, working seven furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:27 Sunday morning under regular rider Joe […]

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‘Happy’ Melatonin Fires Bullet For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin continued working his way towards the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 with a six furlong move Sunday in a bullet 1:11.80 under regular rider Joe Talamo at Santa Anita. “He worked in company with a couple other horses (Bluegrass Bronco, 1:12.60 and Majestic Kitten, 1:13.20) and […]

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‘Overnight Sensation’ Melatonin Could Wait For Awesome Again As Next Start

Melatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: All In Good Time For ‘Old-Time Guy’ Hofmans

For Thoroughbred owners, patience is more than a virtue. It’s almost a prerequisite. Susan Osborne of Glendale, Calif., has been in racing for half a century and she’s had horses with trainer David Hofmans for almost a third of that time. On Saturday, she enjoyed her greatest racing triumph when Melatonin carried her Tarabilla Farm […]

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