Keyword: Awesome Again

  • Ghostzapper also won the 2004 Woodward Stakes, earning affection from jockey Javier Castellano.

    Look Back: Ghostzapper Turned Heads in 2004 Debut

    This week is a recap of the 2004 Tom Fool Handicap (G2), run that year on July 4 at Belmont Park and won by Ghostzapper. Following is a short recap written by Steve Haskin followed by the stakes shell filed by Dan Liebman. 

  • Fort Larned will relocate back to Adena Springs Kentucky from Adena Springs South

    Adena Springs Relocates Three Stallions

    Multiple grade I winner Fort Larned will relocate from Florida back to Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris, Ky., along with King's Bishop (gr. I) winner Capo Bastone and City Wolf, the graded stakes-winning half brother to Ghostzapper and City Zip.

  • Awesome Again winning the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic

    A Look Back: The Greatest Classic Field?

    A look back at Awesome Again winning the 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in a field that many still argue is the best in the race's history.

  • California Chrome remains on track for a start in the Oct. 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita

    'Chrome' Cruises in Los Al Maintenance Work

    Trainer Art Sherman sent California Chrome back out to breeze at Los Alamitos for the first time since his impressive Aug. 20 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) victory, and the 2014 Horse of the Year turned in a steady work Sept. 3.

  • Tesio DQ Goes in Awesome Speed's Favor

    After a lengthy inquiry, Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed was elevated to first place in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 9 at Laurel Park to earn an automatic berth into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Awesome Speed wins Mucho Macho Man

    Awesome Speed Back at Laurel for Tesio

    Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed may have been in a bit over his head against Mohaymen in the Feb. 27 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) last time out, but appears to be the one to beat in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 9.

  • Awesome Gent wins the Winkfield Stakes.
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    NY-Bred Awesome Gent Takes Winkfield

    Burning Sands Stables' homebred Awesome Gent, who sat just off two dueling leaders for almost a half-mile, took over in the stretch and pulled away to win the $125,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.

  • Awesome Speed rolls home to win the Mucho Macho Man Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-j2f55CZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Speed Tough in Mucho Macho Man Stakes

    On Saturday, Jan. 2, Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed held off a stretch challenge from El Charro to score a clear victory in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

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Calumet Farm, managed by Bill Wittman and part of the Henyrk deKwiatkowski family trust, near Lexington, Ky. on Feb. 3, 2011.
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    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.

  • Optimism Going into Sale of New York-Breds

    On the heels of a healthy selected yearlings sale earlier this week, optimism is high on the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grounds as attention shifts to New York-breds for this weekend's preferred yearling sale Aug. 9-10.

  • Awesome Baby

    Oaks Hopeful Awesome Baby Works

    Grade II winner Awesome Baby handily completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 April 14 at Santa Anita Park as the daughter of Awesome Again continues preparations for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Game On Dude captures his third Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Captures Record Third Big 'Cap

    Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Oxbow won the 2013 Preakness. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Oxbow to Taylor Made Stallions

    Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will begin his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky. The son of Awesome Again will stand for $20,000.

  • The Most-Talented Classic Field Ever

    In a rare moment of social media accord, it was mostly agreed upon that the Breeders' Cup Classic fields from either 1998 or 2004 were the best.

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    Successful Dan to Bypass Homecoming Classic

    The inaugural Homecoming Classic on Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs still has reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Fort Larned at the top, but Successful Dan will bypass the race.

  • Game On Dude and Martin Garcia were all alone at the finish of the Pacific Classic.

    Game On Dude Spectacular in Pacific Classic

    Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.

  • Filly Runs for a Little Girl Who Can't

    Everyone thinks they have it tough. But racehorse owner Dr. Stephen Sinatra's granddaughter, nearly 10-year-old Cecelia, is one of those who has it much tougher than most.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'

  • Game On Dude and Mike Smith are in control in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Game On Dude Dominates Hollywood Gold Cup

    Left alone on the lead, heavy choice Game On Dude won the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 6 for the second year in a row under a measured ride from jockey Mike Smith at Betfair Hollywood Park.

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    Preakness Winner Oxbow Expected to Breeze

    Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow is expected to return to the worktab July 6 or 7 at Churchill Downs, Calumet Farm manager Eddie Kane confirmed July 5. He will be the third Triple Crown classic victor to get back into action.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Return June 14 at Hollywood Park

    The 2012 Haskell Invitational winner will race for the first time since taking that grade I event, having recovered from a severe illness and ensuing surgery.

  • Summer Bird is the most recent Belmont Stakes winner sired by a Belmont stakes winner.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2555098366&amp;k=qrwnzXR&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sires Who Showed Stamina Deliver in Belmont

    Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.