Keyword: avanzado

  • Swiss Yodeler to Harris Farm

    Swiss Yodeler will stand the 2009 breeding season at John Harris' Harris Farm near Coalinga, Calif. He previously stood at Pepper Oaks Farm.

  • Grade I Winner Avanzado's First Foal

    Micheal Cooper's Avanzado, a Santa Anita grade I winner, was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 10 when the Southern Halo mare Afro Look produced a colt.

  • Watchem Smokey Fires Home in Underwood

    Watchem Smokey, ridden by Julie Krone for trainer Bobby Frankel, came from well off the pace to post a one-length victory over Our New Recruit in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Thursday.

  • Avanzado Clear Choice in Underwood

    Fresh off a dominant victory in the Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I), Argentine-bred Avanzado will attempt to reaffirm his standing as California's premier sprinter in Thursday's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • West Coast Report: Designed For Luck Readies for Breeders' Cup

    Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) winner Designed For Luck emerged from Sunday's race in good order, trainer Vladimir Cerin said, and later this week will begin preparations for his next start in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Meanwhile, Breeders' Cup plans were undecided for Ruler's Court and Baffert ruled out the Cup for his three juveniles.

  • Avanzado wins the Ancient Title.

    No Slowing Avanzado in Ancient Title Romp

    Cees Stable's Avanzado isn't eligible for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), so he ran his biggest race at Santa Anita on Sunday, controlling the $200,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) every step of the way.

  • Beau's Town Flashes to Crosby Victory for Norman

    Midwestern invader Beau's Town, impressively handled by Patrick Valenzuela, blazed to an impressive 1 1/2-length victory in the $191,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) over a strong group of older sprinters.

  • Kona Gold is 'Same Old Guy' as He Readies for Bing Crosby

    "He's working really well. He's real happy. He's like he was a couple of years ago." Is he really the same "old warrior?" "Oh, yeah, he's the same old guy." That's jockey Alex Solis talking about his favorite horse, Kona Gold, in preparation for a start Saturday in the 58th edition of the grade II, $200,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap at 6 furlongs on the main track.

  • O'Neill Has Sky Jack, Avanzado Back in Training

    Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds' homebred Sky Jack, last year's winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), is back in serious training at Hollywood Park for trainer Doug O'Neill and could return to action as soon as the end of the current Hollywood meeting.

  • Golden Shaheen Candidates Work

    Disturbingthepeace, Captain Squire and Avanzado turned in quick works in southern California Friday as they prepare for a possible journey to Dubai later this month for the Golden Shaheen Sprint.

  • Weight to Keep Kona Gold Out of San Carlos

    Trainer Bruce Headly declared champion Kona Gold from consideration for Sunday's San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) after the 9-year-old gelding was assigned top weight of 121 pounds for the seven-furlong test.

  • Avanzado zips to victory in the Palos Verdes.

    Avanzado Coasts to Palos Verdes Win; Kona Gold Last

    Benefiting from blinkers and the scratch of speedster Hombre Rapido, Argentine-bred Avanzado led from start to finish to win the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park by more than four lengths on Sunday, covering six furlongs on a fast track in 1:07.85.

  • Kona Gold, in Sunday's Palos Verdes.

    Kona Gold to be Tested in Palos Verdes

    Kona Gold had his final breeze over the Santa Anita main track Friday morning for Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at six furlongs.

  • Kona Gold, 9, Tops New Year's Day El Conejo

    Kona Gold will try to become the fifth 9-year-old to win a stakes race at Santa Anita when he takes on eight other sprinters in the $100,000 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III), Wednesday's New Year's Day feature.

  • Thunderello Favored in De Francis Dash

    Thunderello, the longshot who led throughout before finishing second in the NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

  • Field of Eight Expected in De Francis Dash

    The Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) headlines Saturday's Fall Festival Of Racing at Laurel Park. The day will feature six stakes races and $725,000 in purses.

  • Avanzado, captures Forest Hills Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Avanzado Invades Belmont for Forest Hills Win

    Avanzado proved he didn't need the lead to win Sunday at Belmont Park, running down fading pacesetting Sunray Spirit in the stretch to post a two-length win in the six-furlong Forest Hills Handicap (gr. II).

  • Raging Fever Hooks Shine Again Once More

    With the Ruffian debacle behind her, Edward P. Evans' Raging Fever drops back to six and a half furlongs in Sunday's Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, where she'll face her arch rival Shine Again.