Keyword: Ablaze With Spirit

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  • Canadian invader Pool Play is the 119-pound high weight in the 1 1/8-mile Connally.

    John Connally Turf 'Cap a 14-Horse Puzzler

    The $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) came up as a real hat pin special Jan. 30, attracting a capacity field of 14 entrants with no clear standouts at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Texas 2008 Champions Announced

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association honored its top performers of 2008 at its annual Horse Racing/Breeding Conference and Annual Meeting in Dallas Jan. 9-10. The winner of the prestigious T.I. "Pops" Harkins award went to John Adger, racing manager of Bob and Janice McNair's Stonerside, which was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley last year.

  • Iowa Derby winner Tiz Now Tiz Then faces a full field of 3-year-olds in the Oklahoma Derby.

    Step-Up Time for Oklahoma Derby Dozen

    Tiz Now Tiz Then looks to improve off his sixth-place run in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) when he faces a full field of 3-year-olds in the $350,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Oct. 19.

  • Liberty Bull scores by two lengths in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park March 16.

    Liberty Bull Rushes to WinStar Derby Win

    Liberty Bull, third behind Denis of Cork and Sierra Sunset in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) last time out, made that race look even better with a sharp two-length victory in the rich $600,000 WinStar Derby at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 16.

  • Poni Colada comes into the WinStar Derby off a scorching eight-length victory in the Feb. 16 Borderland Derby.

    Asmussen Enters a Pair in WinStar Derby

    These days, much of Steve Asmussen's focus is on his pair of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders, Pyro and Z Fortune. But on March 16, Asmussen has an opportunity to score some serious earnings with another pair of 3-year-olds, as he will enter Poni Colada and Ablaze With Spirit in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park.