Keyword: Balestrini

  • Trainer Graham Motion, with Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now, is aiming for an Eclipse Award.

    Motion 'Talks' Eclipse in Hollywood Turf Cup

    The connections for Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) upsetter Better Talk Now are gambling that a victory in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday will be enough to secure an Eclipse Award as the year's North American male turf champion.

  • Needwood Blade Ends U.S. Drought at 'Meadows

    Six-year-old British-bred Needwood Blade, the longest shot on the board at 11-1, won his first American race in seven starts by taking the $112,500 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) in a surprise Saturday on the turf at Bay Meadows.

  • Balestrini Upset Winner of McGrath Memorial

    Michael Tabor's longshot Balestrini set the pace and held on to win the Group 3 PW McGrath Memorial Ballsax Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Leopardstown.