Keyword: Amerman

  • Balance and her first foal, a colt, by A. P. Indy.

    Grade I Winner Balance Foals a Colt

    Balance, a grade I winner and half-sister to unbeaten champion Zenyatta, foaled her first offspring, an A.P. Indy colt, Jan. 18.

  • John Amerman

    Amerman Resigns CHRB Seat

    John Amerman announced Wednesday, May 28, that he has resigned from the California Horse Racing Board due to a family decision to live a substantial portion of the year outside of California, which will prevent him from fulfilling his obligations as a racing commissioner.

  • Eight New Members Elected to The Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club announced Thursday the election of eight new members: Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, John Amerman, Ramona Bass, William T. "Buddy" Bishop III, Tracy Farmer, Ian Highet, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Walter S. Robertson.

  • Balance rolls to a 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's Sharp Cat Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

    Balance In Sync Bagging Sharp Cat

    Balance, a disqualification away from being undefeated, successfully made the transition from turf to dirt while rolling to a 1 3/4-length victory under jockey Victor Espinoza in Sunday's $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

  • Chattahoochee War (3) wins the Transylvania Stakes with Guillaume Tell (center) and Rey de Cafe (rail) putting him to the supreme test on opening day at Keeneland.

    Chattahoochee War Wins Transylvania Battle

    Amerman Racing Stables' Chattahoochee War won the Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Keeneland's opening day, but he had to battle hard to do it. The 3-year-old son of War Chant rallied to nip Guillaume Tell by a nose at the wire, then had to wait for the stewards to disallow an objection to secure the victory.

  • Spoken Fur, winning the Mother Goose.

    Grade I Winner Spoken Fur Retired

    Spoken Fur, who developed into one of the year's top 3-year-old fillies for Amerman Racing Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel, has been retired from racing.

  • 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.

  • Happyanunoit Produces First Foal

    Happyanunoit, purchased by Newsells Park Stud for $1.4 million at last year's Keeneland November sale, produced her first foal, a Giant's Causeway filly, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. She will be bred back to Danehill.

  • Trainer Robert Frankel, in Japan with Lido Palace.

    Post Positions Set for Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt

    Trainer Robert Frankel would rather be in Kentucky, sending Lido Palace out against reigning Horse of the Year Tiznow in the $400,000 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. But with Tiznow retired to stud, the Hall of Fame conditioner is content to be in Tokyo, Japan, taking a shot at the $2-million purse in the second running of the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) on Saturday.

  • Jerry Bailey guides Lido Palace to victory in the Whitney.

    Lido Palace Upsets Albert the Great in Whitney

    Jerome and John W. Amerman's Lido Palace reeled in Albert the Great in the stretch to win Saturday's $1,008,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. Racing under nine less pounds than the 4-5 favorite, Lido Palace completed the 1 1/8 miles run on a fast track in 1:47.94 in defeating Albert the Great by two lengths.

  • Morphine Charges a Deja Vu for Frankel

    For the second time in five years, Hall of Fame and Eclipse Award-winning trainer Robert Frankel is fighting charges levied by the California Horse Racing Board after morphine was detected in post-race tests of horses he trains.