Keyword: Adoration

  • Abel Tasman, Mike Smith up, wins the 143rd Running of the Gr.1 Kentucky Oaks...

    The Week in Photos 5/9/2017

    Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, La Troienne, Humana Distaff, American Turf, Eight Belles, Alysheba, Churchill Downs, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile, Sheepshead Bay, Twin Spires Turf Sprint, Edgewood, Pat Day Mile and more.

  • Three For The Ages

    The industry will miss many from '16, including this trifecta: Ted Bates, Lucy Gay Bassett, and Monarchos

  • Solid Juvenile Contingent to Sell at Barretts

    Coming off a 2013 March sale that sent out its three top-priced horses to win stakes, Barretts Sales & Racing will host its 25th anniversary select 2-year-old sale March 3. Many top national consignors are back this year.

  • Trainer David Hofmans

    Trainer Hofmans Secures Career Win 1,000

    Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.

  • Greg's Gold trains at Monmouth earlier this week.

    Hofmans Confident in Balance and Greg's Gold

    David Hofmans, who will send out two horses in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, is convinced the advantages will outweigh the obstacles facing his runners in the Oct. 27 races at Monmouth Park.

  • Octave would be Jack and Laurie Wolf's second Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. 1) winner.

    Distaff Owners Seek to Double Their Fun

    Jack and Laurie Wolf and John and Jerry Amerman will all be looking for their second victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff when they send out Octave and Balance, respectively, Saturday at Monmouth Park.

  • Adoration Cruises in Arlington Matron

    Front-running Adoration tuned up for a possible defense of her Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) title with a convincing two-length win in the $150,000 Arlington Matron (gr. III).

  • BC Distaff winner Adoration seeks third stakes win of year in Sunday's Arlington Matron.

    Adoration Pegged at 8-5 for Arlington Matron

    Millionaire Adoration, last year's Breeder's Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner, will try for her third stakes win of the year when she takes on eight fillies and mares under top weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III).

  • Adoration Relishes Fleur de Lis Slop

    Adoration, ridden with confidence by Victor Espinoza, shook off Roar Emotion in the stretch and held on for an impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the $439,200 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs.

  • Stephen Foster or Brooklyn for Midway Road?

    A decision is expected June 8 on whether William S. Farish's Midway Road will run in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), the main event on Churchill Downs' $1.85-million "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" scheduled for June 12, or in the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park the same afternoon.

  • Victory Encounter, upsets field in Vanity.

    Victory Encounter Provides Vanity Surprise

    Sunday's $245,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park looked for all the world to be a two-horse duel between Adoration and Star Parade, but Victory Encounter and jockey Alex Solis had other ideas.

  • Rivals Star Parade, Adoration Clash in Vanity

    Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) champion Adoration, beaten twice by Star Parade before finally getting her rival's measure in their last meeting, will attempt to even the overall score Sunday in Hollywood Park's 250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I).

  • Adoration Tunes Up for Sunday's Vanity

    Adoration, the high weight and probable favorite for the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on Sunday, blew out four furlongs in :48 4/5 seconds Thursday for the 1 1/8 mile-test for fillies and mares.

  • Adoration caught Star Parade to win the Santa Margarita.

    Adoration Catches Star Parade in 'Margarita

    Amerman Racing's Adoration finally caught the Argentine mare Star Parade in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Sunday, returning to the Santa Anita Park winner's circle for the first time since her 40-1 upset in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • BC Distaff winner Adoration leads field of six in Sunday's Santa Margarita.

    Adoration, Star Parade Meet Again in 'Margarita

    Breeders' Cup Distaff champion Adoration will have a rematch with Star Parade Sunday in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita.

  • Star Parade takes Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Shines in Santa Maria

    Star Parade took the early lead and held off Bare Necessities by a head to capture Monday's grade I, $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Island Fashion, Adoration Head Santa Maria

    Island Fashion will vie for her third straight Grade I win in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap, part of a loaded Presidents' Day race card at Santa Anita Park on Monday. The $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIt), a 1 1/2-mile tilt for older turf horses, also headlines the program.

  • Star Parade set a stakes record in winning the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Star Parade Shines in Bayakoa; Adoration Second

    Longshot Star Parade surprised most everyone on Sunday at Hollywood Park, as the 4-year-old Argentinean-bred filly jumped out front and never looked back en route to a 3 1/4-length win in the the grade II, $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap.

  • Breeders' Cup Distaff upset winner Adoration is probable favorite for Sunday's Bayakoa Handicap.

    Eight Likely for Bayakoa Handicap

    Adoration, the 121-pound highweight and probable favorite, and Bare Necessities top the probable eight horse field for Sunday's Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • Adoration Targets Bayakoa in Unfamiliar Role

    Adoration, the hunter in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will become the hunted in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park next Sunday.

  • Valenzuela Works Dress to Thrill for Matriarch

    Dress To Thrill worked a half mile on the Hollywood Park turf course in :51 Sunday under Patrick Valenzuela in preparation for defense of her crown in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares next Sunday.

  • BC Distaff Winner Supplemented to Matriarch

    Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Adoration worked six furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf course in 1:18 1/5 Thursday under regular rider Patrick Valenzuela after being supplemented to the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) Nov. 30 for $15,000.

  • Adoration, winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Fresh Adoration Could Show Up in Bayakoa

    Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Adoration could next run in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 14, trainer David Hofmans said.

  • Action This Day, winning the Bessemer Trust Juvenile.

    Some Breeders' Cup Winners Could Run Again This Year

    Connections of most of the nine winning horses (counting one dead-heat) from Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were non-committal Sunday about future plans, but there is a possibility one or more of the horses could run again this year.

  • Longshot Adoration, with Pat Valenzuela aboard, wires 20th Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Adoration Pulls Shocker in Breeders' Cup Distaff

    Adoration, the longest shot on the board, went wire-to-wire to take the Breeders' Cup Distaff – Presented by Nextel (gr. I) by 4 1/2 lengths, a shocking beginning to the 20th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita.

  • Got Koko, right, winning the Lady's Secret. Azeri, left, finished third but was moved up to second.

    Azeri's Streak Over; Got Koko Grabs Lady's Secret

    Azeri's 11-race winning streak came to a surprising halt Sunday – 27 days before the Breeders' Cup – when Got Koko rallied past the reigning Horse of the Year and went on to a half-length win in the $300,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Got Koko, en route to El Encino victory.

    Got Koko Delivers Again in El Encino

    Got Koko, upset winner of the La Brea (gr. I) in her last start, proved she's no fluke in Sunday's $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II), delivering a 1 1/2-length triumph over favored Bella Bellucci at Santa Anita.

  • Got Koko Won't Sneak Up in El Encino

    Texas-bred Got Koko heads a field of nine 4-year-old fillies set to match strides Sunday in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lil Sister Stitch carries Laffit Pincay to victory in the Monrovia.

    Pincay, 'Lil Sister' the Toast of Monrovia

    Laffit Pincay Jr. closed out the year in style Tuesday with three winning rides at Santa Anita, including the $114,700 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Lil Sister Stich.

  • Hillside Specialist Rolly Polly Heads Monrovia

    Rolly Polly, unbeaten in three turf starts at Santa Anita, will try to end 2002 on a high note when she goes to the post in the $150,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Tuesday.

  • Starrer Drills for Bayakoa Repeat Try

    Starrer worked six furlongs in 1:14.60 at Hollywood Park Sunday morning under exercise rider Michelle Jensen in preparation for defense of her Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) crown next Sunday.

  • Fresh Adoration Shortens Up for Maddy 'Cap

    Beaten by more than 48 lengths in her last start, Adoration will attempt to make amends in Saturday's $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Azeri Stands Out in Del Mar's Hirsch Handicap

    Not deterred by Azeri's four straight Grade I victories, five fillies and mares will test her mettle Sunday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. The race will be run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

  • Field of Six Expected for Sunday's Clement L. Hirsch

    Despite the near-certain presence of Azeri, perhaps the finest dirt-running filly or mare in the nation, a field of six is likely for Sunday's $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles on<br>the main track.

  • Adoration, winning the Hollywood Oaks.

    Adoration Wins Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks

    Adoration and favored Saint Bernadette dueled for the lead around the second turn before Adoration gained a short lead in the stretch and held on to win Saturday's $266,800 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) by a length at Hollywood Park.