Keyword: Azeri

  • Azeri returns to action in Saturday's Vanity Handicap.

    Azeri Takes On an Overmatched Vanity Cast

    Azeri, the magnificent 5-year old mare who ruled racing last year, will attempt to extend her victory string to ten on Saturday when carrying an imposing 127 pounds in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I).

  • Dollase Sees Tough Task in Vanity; Azeri Gallops

    Trainer Wally Dollase watched rival Azeri gallop on the main track at Hollywood Park Wednesday and conceded the enormity of his mission Saturday. He plans to enter two of his distaffers against the reigning Horse of the Year in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Azeri goes for ten in a row Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    'Relaxed' Azeri Tunes Up for Vanity Defense

    Azeri, reigning Horse of the Year, seeks her 10th straight victory in defense of honors in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Recovered from Bruised Foot, Take Charge Lady Sharp in Workout

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, who was scratched from the Louisville Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day when she suffered a bruised foot on the eve of the race, returned to serious training on Monday with a sizzling four-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs.

  • De Seroux Anticipates 'Glorious Weekend'

    Trainer Laura de Seroux hopes to repeat the memorable Memorial Day weekend she experienced last year when Azeri won the Milady (gr. I) on Saturday and Astra captured the Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on turf on the following Monday. With Astra retired, de Seroux will send out highly regarded Dublino in the $350,000-added Gamely.

  • Azeri, reigning Horse of the Year, runs Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Light Cast to Vie With Azeri in Milady

    Five fillies and mares have dared to challenge reigning Horse of the Year Azeri on Saturday when the brilliant 5-year-old mare returns to Hollywood Park for the $200,000-added Milady Breeder's Cup Hanidicap (gr. IT).

  • Affluent, seeking first win over Azeri.

    Affluent Seeks First Win Over Azeri in Sixth Attempt

    Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally has deferentially called Horse of the Year Azeri a "monster." After finishing behind the superstar mare with Affluent in all five previous meetings, McAnally knows what he's talking about.

  • Azeri Records Bullet Work at San Luis Rey

    Azeri, reigning Horse of the Year, worked five furlongs in :57 3/5 Friday at San Luis Rey Downs in her final drill before defense of her victory last year in the $200,000-added Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares May 24 at Hollywood Park.

  • Starrer to Miss Showdown With Azeri

    Owner George Krikorian said that Starrer, winner of her last three starts, will be forced to miss the $200,000-added Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I), expected to showcase Horse of the Year Azeri at Hollywood Park on May 24.

  • Azeri starts next in Milady.

    Azeri to Run In Hollywood's Milady May 24

    Reigning Horse of the Year Azeri will make her next start in the $200,000-added Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on May 24, trainer Laura de Seroux said from her training base at San Luis Rey Downs on Sunday.

  • Azeri, withdrawn from next race.

    Azeri Out of Louisville Breeders' Cup; Take Charge Lady Highweight

    Horse of the Year Azeri has been declared from the list of fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000-added Louisville Breeders' Cup (grade II) on Kentucky Oaks Day, a move that leaves Select Stable's Take Charge Lady as the likely starting highweight in the handicap for older fillies and mares.

  • Azeri, left, wears down Take Charge Lady to win the Apple Blossom for the second straight year.

    Horse of the Year Azeri Posts Game Apple Blossom Victory

    Making her first start since being crowned Horse of the Year for 2002, Azeri wore down pacesetter Take Charge Lady for a game head victory in Saturday's grade I, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  • Azeri Tops Apple Blossom Nominees

    Nominations have closed for the four races at Oaklawn Park during its Racing Festival of the South. Medaglia d'Oro and Congaree are nominated to the Oaklawn Handicap.

  • Affluent, Solis to Team Again for Apple Blossom

    Alex Solis, who won the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) aboard Affluent but opted to get off of her to ride Got Koko in the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), will be back aboard the daughter of Affirmed when she meets Horse of the Year Azeri in the April 5 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Horse of the Year Azeri.

    Paulson Trust Case Finally Comes to Conclusion

    The final legal hurdle that will allow 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri to race again this year was cleared when a California judge set into motion a settlement reached in February in the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust case.

  • Starrer won her third graded stakes in a row with this Santa Margarita win.

    Santa Anita Race Report: Star Magnitude

    Making hay while Azeri works toward her return, Starrer wins her third graded stakes in a row by taking the Santa Margarita Handicap at Santa Anita.

  • Azeri Works :47 Flat Toward Apple Blossom

    Horse of the Year Azeri drilled four furlongs in :47 flat Saturday morning at San Luis Rey Downs, the first work for the 5-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter since she won the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) last Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.

  • Horse of the Year Azeri is expected to make her seasonal debut in April at Oaklawn Park.

    Azeri 'Rarin' to Go' for Apple Blossom

    Horse of the Year Azeri is scheduled to make her 5-year-old debut in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park on April 5.

  • World Cup Invitations Sent

    The Dubai World Cup committee has issued more than 80 invitations for the March 29 World Cup races at Nad Al Sheba Race Course in the United Arab Emirates. The second round of nominations closed Jan. 15 with 1,401 horses, representing 25 countries, being nominated to one of the seven World Cup series races.

  • Laura de Seroux holds the Horse of the Year trophy at the 32nd Annual ECLIPSE Awards show.

    Paulson Tells Eclipse Dinner Audience Azeri 'Will Return'

    There were no standing ovations and only a handful of laughs at the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards Dinner held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday night. But emotions ran high during many of the presentations, not the least of which during Michael Paulson's tearful acceptance of the Horse of the Year trophy for Azeri.

  • 2002 Horse of Year Azeri.

    Azeri Voted Horse of the Year in a Landslide

    With all the debating about Azeri's Horse of the Year credentials, it turned out to be a landslide. The daughter of Jade Hunter did not defeat males during her 2002 campaign, but she certainly dominated them in the voting for racing's highest honor.

  • Paulson Trust Sued for Half Interest in Azeri

    Central Kentucky veterinarian David H. Lambert has sued the Allen Paulson Living Trust for reneging on a deal that Lambert claims gave him a half-interest in two horses -- Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and 2001 Kentucky Derby starter Startac.

  • Paulson Trust Dispersal List Now Online

    The list of horses included in the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust Dispersal to be held Tuesday, March 4 in conjunction with the 14th annual Barretts Equine Ltd. March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training has been posted on the sales company's Web site.

  • Horse of the Year candidate Azeri to be sold at auction.

    Azeri, Astra to be Sold as Part of Paulson Trust Settlement

    Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and multiple grade I winner Astra will be sold at public auction in 2003 as part of the remaining disperal of the trust's bloodstock. An out-of-court settlement to sell the trust's remaining bloodstock interests was reached Dec. 9 between co-trustees Michael Paulson and Dr. Nicholas Diaco.

  • NTRA 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site, www.ntra.com, for the fourth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."

  • Azeri and Volponi Top World Cup Nominations

    The first round of nominations to the 2003 Dubai World Cup closed Nov. 13 with 810 runners representing 23 countries being nominated to the seven races. The 2003 World Cup will be held March 29 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Azeri's Pedigree: A Living Legacy

    When Azeri decimated the field in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she represented another pinnacle in the legacy left by Allen Paulson.

  • Cup Winners Expected to See More Action

    Six of the eight winners on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card at Arlington Park Oct. 26 are expected to race in 2003, if all goes according to plans. Three winners--Orientate, Domedriver, and Starine--could run again this year.

  • Two Item Limit Back On Track at Arlington

    Two Item Limit, who finished third in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) is on track to take on a very deep field of eight. She's come a long way since the beginning of the year when a return to the Distaff was a distant hope.

  • de Seroux a hit with BC media.

    De Seroux A Popular Figure on Backside

    Laura de Seroux barely had time Wedneday morning to train her horses. She was busy doing interviews. De Seroux has three horses running Saturday at Arlington in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Azeri, shown winning the 2002 running of the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap, carries on the legacy of breeder Allen Paulson.

    Paulson Legacy Lives On at Breeders' Cup

    Allen Paulson died in July of 2000, but the legacy of his breeding successes continues. Paulson, the leading breeder of Breeders' Cup horses by earnings, will be represented by two runners Saturday at Arlington Park in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    This Lady is a Champ

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- If she adds the Breeders' Cup Distaff to her list of credentials, Azeri deserves consideration for Horse of the Year honors.

  • Angel Gift Looking to Steal Lady's Secret from Azeri

    The Paddy Gallagher trained Angel Gift is due for a win after running second in three consecutive races, including falling two lengths shy of Azeri in the Aug. 11 Clement Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. Gallagher is hoping that win will come in Wednesday's $200,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on opening day of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet.