Bob Kieckhefer

  • Money Multiplier wins the 2017 Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park

    Money Multiplier Sharp for Emir's Trophy

    The $1 million H.H. The Emir's Trophy, Presented by Longines, a group 1 in Qatar, has attracted an international field for the Feb. 24 renewal at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha—a group locals see as formidable.

  • Gold Dream in Dubai ahead of his effort in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse

    Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

    Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

  • Hartnell (center, blue cap) wins the C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield Feb. 10

    Hartnell Wins C.F. Orr, Sets Sights on Winx

    Hartnell (GB) has never defeated Winx (AUS) in seven tries but, after his victory in the Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (G1) at Caulfield Feb. 10, his trainer thinks the planets may be aligned for the eighth time to be the charm.

  • Oh Susanna and her connections after her Sun Met victory at Kenilworth

    Oh Susanna Bests Elders to Take Sun Met

    Youth was served in the Sun Met Celebrated with G.H. Mumm (G1) at Kenilworth Jan. 27, as Oh Susanna, the only 3-year-old and the only filly in the 18-horse field, prevailed by a half-length.

  • Mr Stunning won the 2017 Hong Kong Sprint, the final race in last year's Global Sprint Challenge

    Global Sprint Challenge Suspended for 2018

    The Global Sprint Challenge has been suspended for 2018 because of recently imposed restrictions on horse movement between Australia, where the series was to start with the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (G1) Feb. 17, and Hong Kong.

  • Koji Maeda campaigns Gendarme, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy Colt Gendarme in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

    The final grade 1 event of the Japanese season, the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Dec. 28, is a 2,000-meter test for 2-year-old prospects for the 2018 Classics that has attracted Gendarme, by Kitten's Joy; and Lucas, a full brother to Maurice.

  • Kitasan Black wins the 2017 Arima Kinen

    Kitasan Black Goes Out a Winner in Arima Kinen

    In the final start of his stellar career, Kitasan Black (JPN) led from the first strides, was in control all the way, and won the Arima Kinen (G1) by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths Dec. 24 to the delight of a roaring Nakayama Racecourse crowd.

  • Lucky Lilac after her score in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Dec. 10

    Lucky Lilac Takes Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

    Lucky Lilac (JPN) circled the leaders into the stretch run in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) Dec. 10, grabbed the lead and held off Lily Noble (JPN) by three-quarters of a length, giving her sire, Orfevre (JPN), his first grade 1 winner.

  • Highland Reel wins the Hong Kong Vase, the seventh top-level win of his racing career

    Highland Reel Goes Out a Winner in Hong Kong Vase

    Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Ruggero wins the 2017 Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse

    Ruggero Takes Cattleya Sho at Tokyo

    Ruggero, a grandson of Sunday Silence, won the first of three races comprising the "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby" Nov. 25 at Tokyo Racecourse and his trainer says he could be a candidate for the first Saturday in May in Louisville.

  • Redzel takes the Darley Classic at Flemington

    Redzel Rolls Again in Darley Classic

    Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.

  • Ace High wins the Victoria Derby at Flemington

    Ace High Trumps Rivals in Victoria Derby

    Ace High went to the post a solid favorite in the AAMI Victoria Derby at Flemington Nov. 4 and, despite some early concerns, justified his backers' faith, winning by two lengths with an impressive show of stamina.

  • Entrance to the parade ring at Saint Cloud was blocked for horses entering by protesters as connections of runners stood by

    Saint-Cloud Cancels Card due to Protest

    The Oct. 29 race meeting at Saint-Cloud, including a pair of group 1 juvenile events featuring prominent cross-Channel runners, was abandoned after the first race because of a protest over cuts in funding.

  • Trainer Aidan O’Brien celebrates his 25th group 1 win in a single season, tying the record set by the late Bobby Frankel

    O'Brien Abundance Spills Over Into France

    The impressive depth of the Aidan O'Brien stable will be on display this weekend when the trainer, who is enjoying a memorable year even by his high standards, unleashes a promising group of juveniles first at Doncaster then Oct. 29 in France.

  • Ryan Moore has opted for Saxon Warrior in the Racing Post Trophy Stakes

    O'Brien Pair Among Racing Post Trophy Favorites

    Irish trainer Adian O'Brien has two of the favorites for the final group 1 race of the English flat season, the Oct. 28 Racing Post Trophy for 2-year-olds at Doncaster—a key early steppingstone to the Investec Derby (G1).

  • Kitasan Black (JPN) wins the 2017 Tenno Sho Spring (G1)

    Kitasan Black Faces Tough Field in Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, Kitasan Black (JPN), starts his race toward retirement in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 29—a 2,000-meter test where all but a handful of the nominees also are winners of graded stakes.

  • Kiseki and Mirco Demuro win the Kikuka Sho

    Kiseki Lands Japanese St. Leger

    Kiseki overcame a downpour from an approaching typhoon, soft turf, and 17 rivals to land his first top-level win in the Kikuka Sho (G1) or Japanese St. Leger Oct. 22 at Kyoto Racecourse.