Keyword: Banks Hill

  • Champs Elysees pulls away in the Northern Dancer.

    Champs Elysees Wins Northern Dancer

    Champs Elysees not only won the Sept. 7 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, but became the fifth grade/group I winner out of the grand mare Hasili.

  • Champs Elysees could become the fifth grade I winner for his dam, Hasili (IRE).

    Champs Elysees Could Make It Five

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Already a graded stakes winner and grade I-placed, Champs Elysees could become the fifth grade I winner for his dam Hasili (IRE). The star of the Juddmonte Farms broodmare band would then become the first Northern Hemisphere mare to accomplish this feat. No worries if Champs Elysees, who has already finished second in the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), does not earn grade I status. Hasili has a 3-year-old Sadler's Wells colt named Raise the Flag and a yearling Storm Cat filly yet to prove themselves.

  • International champion Banks Hill retired at 4.

    International Champion Banks Hill Retired

    Khalid Abdullah's homebred champion Banks Hill, who came within a length and a half this year of winning her second consecutive Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing.

  • Frankel Youngsters Work at Hollywood

    Two well-bred newcomers to the Bobby Frankel barn worked on the Hollywood Park main track Friday for California debuts in the near future.

  • Bullet Work for Eclipse Hopeful Golden Apples

    Continuing her quest for an Eclipse Award, Golden Apples drilled a half mile on the Hollywood Park turf Wednesday in a bullet :46.20 breezing for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on Sunday.

  • Golden Apples in Bullet Move at Hollywood

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as champion filly or mare on turf, Golden Apples worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 around the dogs on a firm turf course Thursday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) Dec. 1.

  • Dress To Thrill Confirmed for Matriarch

    Dress To Thrill, one of the leading 3-year-old fillies in Europe, will compete in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares Dec. 1, Hollywood Park assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator Danny Eidson was informed Sunday.

  • Even Jockey Wonders Where 'Rock' Will Roll

    With just days to go before the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park, the question of whether Rock Of Gibraltar would compete in the Classic or the NetJets Mile remained unanswered. Even the colt's jockey said he doesn't know.

  • Bullet Gate Work for Swept Overboard

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Swept Overboard worked five furlongs Saturday at Hollywood Park in a bullet :59, handily from the gate, fastest of 38 drills at the distance.

  • Headley Remains Confident in Kona Gold

    Preparing Kona Gold for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is old hat for Bruce Headley, who is preparing the 8-year-old for his fifth run at the Sprint.

  • Filly & Mare Turf Preview: Turf, Not Chalk

    One favorite has won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) since the race was inaugurated in 1999, but even then, Soaring Softly was the 7-2 choice in a race with two other fillies at 4-1.

  • Golden Apples (3) cruises to victory in the Yellow Ribbon.

    Oak Tree's Yellow Ribbon is All Golden

    Gary A. Tanaka's Golden Apples, with Patrick Valenzuela riding, steered clear of trouble on the outside and went on to tally a one-length victory over Voodoo Dancer in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree Saturday.

  • P. Val Sees Golden Chance in Yellow Ribbon

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela is brimming with confidence over the chances of Golden Apples in Saturday's turf stakes at Santa Anita, in spite of the presence of Banks Hill and Voodoo Dancer.

  • Filly & Mare Turf Update (10/1): Preps in Kentucky, California

    Janis Whitham's Affluent is scheduled to return to the races Oct. 5 in Keeneland's grade II WinStar Galaxy Stakes, one of the top final preps for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Oct. 26 at Arlington Park. In California, last year's Filly & Mare Turf winner, Banks Hill, is set to go in the grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Santa Anita Park the same afternoon.

  • Banks Hill Heads Flower Bowl Field

    Banks Hill, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), will prep for this year's running in Saturday's $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont.

  • Banks Hill will seek to duplicate this victory in the 2001 Breeders&#39; Cup Filly &amp; Mare Turf.

    Euro Race Report: In the Bank

    The decision to keep a filly in training is one that is laced with tension. You can never be sure how it will work out. It had certainly looked as if it wasn't working out for Banks Hill, until she roared back to form in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville on Aug. 18.

  • Rock of Gibraltar registers third of three wins in three starts.

    Admirable Ascot

    Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

  • Grandera, shown winning the International Cup in Singapore, took the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

    Grandera Posts Ascot Upset

    Frankie Dettori rode Grandera to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor his third successive win in the race.

  • Best of the Bests Upsets Banks Hill in Prix d'Ispahan

    Best of the Bests rebounded from a seventh-place finish in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) to upset Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Banks Hill in the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp.

  • One Big Win Earns Eclipse Award for Banks Hill

    Juddmonte Farms' Banks Hill made only one of her seven 2001 starts in the United States, but she made it count in a big way. She went one-for-one with a stunning victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) against many of the top horses in her division.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light received the Cartier Award for Europe&#39;s Horse of the Year.

    Fantastic Light Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    Breeders' Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light was honored Wednesday night with the Cartier "Horse of the Year" award during a ceremony at London's Four Seasons Hotel. Fantastic Light was also honored with the Older Horse Award, beating out his Godolphin stablemate Sakhee, runner-up in the Breeders Cup Classic.

  • BANKS HILL

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  • Breeders' Cup Mile Report--Oct. 2, 2001

    Results at Woodbine and Belmont over the weekend--Lailani winning the Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT), European-trained runners1-2-3 in both the E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) and Canadian International (Can-IT)--have put a smile on European faces.

  • Vahorimix's Luck Continues, Wins Another Group I Via DQ

    It took some help from the stewards, but Vahorimix remained unbeaten on paper in France this year with a win via the disqualification of Proudwings in Sunday's Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville. It marks the second French group I win on the year for Vahorimix in which he finished second on the course.