Keyword: Afleet Alex

  • Jackson Complaint Amended Concerning Alleged Role of Pessin

    Attorneys for California winemaker Jess Jackson, who has sued five former bloodstock advisers and agents and the Buckram Oaks Holdings of the late Mahmoud Fustok for alleged fraud in bloodstock and farm purchases, have amended their complaint with regard to three paragraphs relating to Lexington veterinarian Arnold Pessin.

  • Eclipse Award: Cash is King Stable, Special Award

    Cash is King Stable not only owned a racehorse that attracted the interest of the general public last year, but it actively contributed to a charity that garnered funds through the horse's success on the track. That special combination earned Cash is King Stable the 2005 Special Eclipse Award.

  • Afleet Alex crowned 3-Year-Old Male champ.

    Eclipse Award: Afleet Alex, 3-Year-Old Male

    All the human drama that surrounded Afleet Alex -- the charity work through Alex's Lemonade Stand; the colt having to be fed milk from a Coors Lite bottle as a foal by breeder John Martin Silvertand's 9-year-old daughter; Silvertand using Alex's heroics as inspiration in his battle with terminal cancer; and the Afleet Alex marketing items distributed by owners Cash is King Stable and trainer Tim Ritchey at children's hospitals -- will have to wait for the storytellers and book writers.

  • "A" Team Nearly Sweeps Florida Breeders' Honors

    It was nearly a sweep for the "A" team -- the connections of Florida-bred Afleet Alex -- who collected hardware for five major awards, including champion 3-year-old colt and Florida-bred horse of the year at the annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Awards dinner Jan. 16.

  • Afleet Alex's success helped Alex's Lemonade stands.

    Special Eclipse Award to Afleet Alex's Owners

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that Cash is King Racing Stable -- owner of dual classic winner Afleet Alex -- has been honored with the Special Eclipse Award. The Special Eclipse is presented to "honor outstanding individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of Thoroughbred racing."

  • NBC Sports Honored With Two Eclipse Awards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday that NBC Sports has won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Live Racing for its production of the 2005 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and has also won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Features for its segment on the people behind Afleet Alex during its 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) telecast.

  • Anatomy of a Stallion Deal: Afleet Alex to Gainesway

    The circumstances surrounding where dual classic winner Afleet Alex would stand at stud began the week after Thanksgiving and moved quickly, culminating in Sunday's announcement that the colt would go to Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Afleet Alex, winning the Belmont, is going to stud at Gainesway Farm.

    Afleet Alex to Stand at Gainesway for $40,000

    Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington.

  • Afleet Alex winters in Florida, points toward Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Afleet Alex Among Many Arrivals at Gulfstream

    Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, who hasn't raced since his victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in June, was one of more than 100 horses that shipped into Gulfstream Park in South Florida the morning of Nov. 28.

  • Afleet Alex's heroics were the highlight of the 2005 racing season.

    Steve Haskin's Analysis: Afleet Group of Horses in 2005

    Not to take anything away from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, or Saint Liam's grade I victories in the winter, summer, and fall, or Giacomo's stunning upset in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), or Lost in the Fog's remarkable cross-country odyssey, but 2005 will be remembered for the heroic deeds of Afleet Alex.

  • Sensation won the Astarita in her last start.

    Thursday Work Tab Light; Sensation Breezes

    With the morning sun rising in the distance, trainer Stanley Hough sent 2-year-old filly Sensation to the track at Belmont Park Thursday morning in her final serious workout for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr.I).

  • Oh So Close

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> - When Afleet Alex returned to Belmont Park July 28 following surgery to repair a small hairline fracture of his ankle, it was concluded by most everyone that two possibilities existed regarding his future: he either would recover sufficiently to race as a 4-year-old, or his career as a racehorse was over.

  • Afleet Alex will miss the Breeders&#39; Cup.

    Afleet Alex to Miss Breeders' Cup

    Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan said today Afleet Alex's injured leg is still in the healing process and he will not be ready for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Afleet Alex back on track for BC Classic.

    Afleet Alex Turns in 'Amazing' Work; Pointing for Classic

    Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, who had not worked since his surgery for a hairline fracture, added to his growing list of amazing feats when he drilled five furlongs in a bullet :59 4/5 Friday morning, closing his final eighth in :11 2/5. Trainer Tim Ritchey said afterward the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) is very much in the picture.

  • Deal for breeding rights to dual-classic winner Afleet Alex expected soon.

    Castleton Lyons Confirmed as Alex Suitor; Deal Expected

    A deal to sell the breeding rights to Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex is in the works and is expected to be finalized shortly, J.J. Graci, publicist for owner Cash is King Stable, told <i>The Blood-Horse</i> Friday.

  • Trainer Tim Ritchey, said Afleet Alex is jogging again.

    Dual Classic Winner Afleet Alex Now Galloping

    Trainer Tim Ritchey, after getting the OK from Dr. Larry Bramlage, sent Afleet Alex out for his first gallop Friday morning at Belmont Park. Ritchey, who spoke earlier in the day with Cash is King Stable managing partner Chuck Zacney, said he's pleased with the way the colt has been progressing.

  • Saint Liam should be well-rested for BC Classic.

    Countdown to the Cup: Zito Has Bad Hare Day

    It's hard to say what was the weirdest part of this past weekend -- the Woodward, with only three legitimate starters; the amount of money wagered, or rather thrown away, on Rick Dutrow's rabbit entry; or the paltry 41 starters competing in the seven graded stakes.

  • 'Alex' Auction Items to Benefit Katrina Victims

    Along with the connections of 3-year-old champion Afleet Alex, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced a fundraising plan to benefit hurricane relief efforts.

  • Afleet Alex's Injury 99% Healed; Has First Jog at Spa

    Following the latest set of digital X-rays taken Thursday and a consultation with veterinarian Larry Bramlage, trainer Tim Ritchey was given the OK to bring Afleet Alex to the track Friday for his first jog since undergoing surgery to repair a slight hairline fracture.

  • Delaware Park to Host 'Afleet Alex Day'

    Delaware Park will host "Afleet Alex Day" Sept. 10 inconjunction with its annual Owners Day, which is offered by the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Steve Haskin says Flower Alley&#39;s Travers win does not overshadow Afleet Alex but makes the dual classic winner&#39;s achievements look even better.

    Countdown to the Cup: Autumn Blossoms

    With the majority of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races beginning to sort themselves out, it looks as if this year's events for the most part are going to be wide-open races, with no standout. And that means Horse of the Year also is still very much up for grabs.

  • Afleet Alex Progressing; BC Classic Questionable

    Trainer Tim Ritchey said Tuesday that Preakness and Belmont (both gr. I) winner Afleet Alex's fracture is healing nicely, but with an extra week of walking prescribed, there is a question whether the colt can make the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Northern Afleet's Half-Brother to Bridlewood

    Act of Duty, a half-brother to Northern Afleet who sold for $3.6 million as a yearling but failed to win on the racetrack, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Afleet Alex and trainer Tim Ritchey.

    Aggressive Treatment Key to Afleet Alex's Recovery

    As Afleet Alex walked the shedrow for the second of three times Tuesday morning, his ears were up and he was looking for peppermints from trainer Tim Ritchey. It was obvious the colt was happy being out of his stall and walking again.

  • 'Alex' Bound for Saratoga

    Trainer Tim Ritchey confirmed Thursday that Preakness and Belmont, both grade I, winner Afleet Alex was expected leave Belmont Park early this afternoon en route to Barn 24 on the Saratoga backstretch later this evening.

  • Afleet Alex will recuperate at Saratoga.

    Afleet Alex Doing Well; to Ship to Saratoga Next Week

    Trainer Tim Ritchey said Saturday morning from his barn at Belmont Park that Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex is likely to arrive at Saratoga Race Course with nine stablemates as early as Friday, Aug. 5.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex has been sidelined by a condylar fracture.

    Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

    Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), was operated on Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern Afleet is now out of consideration for the upcoming Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) but could return for a fall campaign.

  • Dwyer Stakes winner Roman Ruler is preparing for the Haskell Invitational.

    Roman Ruler Works Sharp Seven Furlongs for Haskell

    Fog City Stable's Roman Ruler, winner of the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) in his last start, worked seven furlongs in 1:24 at Del Mar Tuesday in preparation for the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 7.

  • Belmont Stakes champ Afleet Alex faces seventeen as highweight in next month&#39;s Haskell Invitational.

    Afleet Alex Assigned 123 for Haskell

    Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, winner of two jewels of the Triple Crown this year, has been assigned highweight of 123 pounds for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. 1) Aug. 7.

  • Afleet Alex Works Sharp Mile For Haskell

    Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, winner of the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I), turned in a sharp mile work in 1:36 3/5 at Belmont Park Thursday in preparation for his return to the races in the $1-million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 7.

  • It's Back to Work for Afleet Alex

    Afleet Alex, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) champion, recorded his first official workout in more than a month Sunday morning when he breezed five furlongs over Belmont Park's fast main track in 1:00 4/5.

  • Jeremy Rose Collects 1,000th Career Win

    Jockey Jeremy Rose, the focus of national attention with his acrobatic ride in winning the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) aboard Afleet Alex, notched his 1,000th victory in the eighth race at Delaware Park July 3.

  • Afleet Alex, being pointed toward the Haskell Invitational and/or the Travers Stakes.

    3-Year-Old Update: Second Season Ready to Begin

    The 2005 classic season is in the books, but it took its toll, producing one of the longest casualty lists in memory. But, now it is time for the second season to get under way, and although many of the early season stars will be missing, there is still Afleet Alex and a few new stars in the making.

  • Afleet Alex&#39;s fleet recovery and subsequent victory in the Preakness provided lasting Triple Crown memory.

    Steve Haskin's Triple Crown Retrospective

    The following is a potpourri of impressions, observations, afterthoughts, and memorable quotes from this year's Triple Crown, which proved to be a pretty wild ride. There was nothing ordinary about the cast of characters and the unusual paths they took to get to Churchill Downs and beyond.

  • Measure of Greatness

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Perspective may be needed to realize something is indeed great. That is why it is commonly written that men are best judged after death. The time to reflect by future generations helps identify and define those who were great.

  • Jockey Jeremy Rose says &#39;see ya later&#39; to the competition as Afleet Alex wins the Belmont Stakes by seven lengths.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Story: Crescendo

    It was a typical lazy afternoon on the Belmont Park backstretch as two figures strolled down the horse path heading to Barn 5. Afleet Alex and trainer Tim Ritchey had already spent five days stabled in Barn 14 preparing for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but Ritchey decided he wanted to move to the barn in which he had originally been assigned.