Keyword: Barry Abrams

  • Gervinho wins the 2013 Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Gervinho Rallies Wide to Take Sir Beaufort

    Keith Brackpool's Gervinho, winless since the 2013 Del Mar meet, got back in the win column with a strong off-the pace victory in the $201,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Burns holds off Lil Bit O'Fun to win the La Jolla Handicap.
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    Burns Scorches La Jolla Foes

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela drove Burns through an opening at the rail past mid-stretch to capture the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), giving trainer Barry Abrams a special moment at Del Mar Aug. 13.

  • Unusual Suspect won the Cougar II Handicap at the Tokyo City distance last August.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8387928%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    San Luis Rey Pair Right Back for Tokyo City

    Unusual Suspect and High Court Drama, both disappointing in the San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 20, are entered right back in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) a week later.

  • El Encino Stakes winner Pretty Unusual switches to the grass for the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8753538%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pretty Unusual Right Back for F&M Turf

    Pretty Unusual, fresh off a stunning 29-1 upset in the El Encino Stakes (gr. II) two weeks ago, will try her luck on grass in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita Jan. 30.

  • Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second graded stakes victory in as many days when she guided  Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Sutherland Caps Big Weekend in El Encino

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second grade II victory in as many days when she guided 29-1 outsider Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 17. Favored Stardom Bound was second.

  • Lethal Heat is ready for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

    Lethal Heat Seeks to Enhance Resume

    Lethal Heat has attracted attention more for trainer Barry Abrams' assertion that he wanted to run her in two Breeders' Cup races on consecutive days than for her ability. But Madeline Auerbach, who bred and owns the filly in partnership, says that Lethal Heat is fit, happy, and ready to run a big race in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).

  • Lethal Heat

    Abrams Seeks Rare Double With Lethal Heat

    Barry Abrams plans an unprecedented first when the Oak Tree Racing Association hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 6 and 7.

  • Lethal Heat returns in an allowance race at Del Mar on July 25.

    Lethal Heat Primed For Big Second Half

    Dual graded stakes winner Lethal Heat, who set seven-furlong track records in consecutive races at Del Mar last season, continues what her connections hope will end with an appearance in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) later this year when she returns in an allowance race July 25 on opening weekend of the Del Mar meeting.

  • Two-time grade I winner Country Star makes her 4-year-old debut in the El Encino Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3044656%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Country Star Returns in El Encino

    Two-time grade I winner Country Star looks to rebound from a disappointing sophomore campaign when she makes her 4-year-old debut in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 18 at Santa Anita. A full field of a dozen 4-year-old fillies are entered in the 1 1/16-mile event on Pro-Ride.

  • Unusual Suspect Fingers Silveyville

    Unusual Suspect, guided by Chantal Sutherland, overtook the leaders in upper stretch en route to a one-length win in the $73,500 Silveyville Stakes on opening day of the 118-day Golden Gate Fields winter/spring meet Dec. 26.

  • Barry Abrams

    Oaks Experience 'Golden' for Abrams

    Trainer Barry Abrams is happily soaking up his first Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) experience as his filly, Golden Doc A, prepares to take the gate for the $500,000 race going 1 1/8 miles May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Greg's Gold, winner of the Pat O'brien (gr. II), faces Cal-breds in Saturday's On Trust Handicap.

    Greg's Gold Favored for On Trust

    Grade I winner Greg's Gold seeks his fourth victory of the season, but the 6-year-old gelding will have to carry top weight and deal with red-hot Unusual Suspect, a winner in three of his last four starts, in the $100,000 On Trust Handicap Dec. 22 at Hollywood Park.

  • Unusual Suspect (center) gets up in time to win the Hollywood Turf Express.

    No Blaming 'Suspect in Turf Upset

    Outsider Unusual Suspect found a gaping hole mid-stretch and exploited it for his first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 24.

  • Willman, Abrams Featured On 'Inside Information'

    A pair of emotional stories involving two popular figures in Southern California Thoroughbred racing circles will be the featured segments when HorseRacing TV's new show, "Inside Information," airs this Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

  • Abrams Could Use Lift from Juliesugardaddy

    Juliesugardaddy, unbeaten in three turf starts, could be just the tonic that ailing trainer Barry Abrams needs when the gray colt seeks his first graded stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Apprentice Bisono Collects 1st Hollywood Win

    Apprentice jockey Alex Bisono and agent Vic Lipton celebrated after the 19-year-old rider's first Southern California victory aboard longshot Ballistic Angel in the eighth race at Hollywood Park on Friday.

  • Matt Garcia Moving Tack to Philadelphia

    Matt Garcia, who has been a frequent rider on the Southern California circuit for trainers Mel and Warren Stute, Barry Abrams and Douglas Peterson over the past several years, is taking his tack eastward.

  • Abrams Needs Stitches After Head Butt

    Barry Abrams received 10 stitches to close a cut between his eyes in the emergency room at Arcadia Methodist Hospital Wednesday after 3-year-old filly The Toast of Troy head-butted him in the Santa Anita paddock prior to the fourth race.

  • Plan B's Bill Bannasch Dies of Cancer

    Bill Bannasch, who raced as the Plan B Stable, died of cancer at age 61 Sunday night at his home in Solana Beach near Del Mar, trainer Mark Glatt said.

  • Night Patrol (8) beats Kachamandi (4) to win the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Night Patrol Noses Kachamandi in Oak Tree Mile

    Everest Stable's Night Patrol disposed of heavily-favored Congaree at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a furious stretch battle with Kachamandi to capture the $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile by a nose Saturday.

  • Kachamandi Pushes Possible Del Mar 'Cap Field to 11

    Supplemented nominee Kachamandi, a Chilean-bred winner of last Friday's Harry Brubaker Stakes, has raised the possible field for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) to 11 for the 1 3/8-mile run on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.