Keyword: Bertrando

  • Stryker Phd is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Longacres Mile.

    Stryker Phd Smart Choice in Longacres Mile

    Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Bertrando, is the 121-pound highweight and 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 24 Longacres Mile (gr. III)at Emerald Downs.

  • Bertrando

    Bertrando, Champion and Top CA Sire, Dies

    Eclipse Award winner and former leading California stallion Bertrando succumbed naturally to infirmities of old age March 27 at River Edge Farm, longtime farm manager Russell Drake confirmed.

  • Tamarando gets by Dance With Fate to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    Pinch-Hitting Tamarando Takes El Camino Real

    Back on a synthetic surface he seems to prefer, Tamarando closed from last on the far turn to register a half-length triumph over Dance With Fate in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 15.

  • Summer Hit dominates Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.

    Summer Hit Shows His Heels in Berkeley 'Cap

    Synthetic specialist Summer Hit controlled the pace as the 4-5 favorite and drew off in the stretch for a one-sided victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Tamarando rolls home to win the Real Quiet Stakes.

    CashCall Next for Real Quiet Winner Tamarando

    A return to a synthetic track and a quick pace helped propel Tamarando to a decisive victory in the $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes Nov. 24 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Liberian Freighter wins the 2011 Inglewood Handicap.

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    Inglewood Latest Haul for Liberian Freighter

    Liberian Freighter dictated the pace and once again proved too tough to pass in the lane, posting a half-length win in the $98,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Easter Day feature over the Hollywood Park turf April 24.

  • Nahem Notches Sentimental Win in Snow Chief

    Nahem, under strong handling from Victor Espinoza struck, the lead in deep stretch and held off Woodmans Luck for a head victory in the $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes on the California Gold Rush card at Hollywood Park April 23.

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    Liberian Freighter Steams to Arcadia Victory

    Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.

  • Boys At Tosconova is the first grade I winner for Officer.<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%3D9174037%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Boys At Tosconova Reports for Officer

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />From a field of 4 maiden winners in the grade I Hopeful Stakes, Boys At Tosconova left little doubt which was the best runner with a dominating performance.

  • Karelian is a serious contender for the TVG Breeders&#39; Cup Mile.

    Karelian Serious in Mile

    Karelian may have been named for a comic book character, but he will be all business in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Four-Year-Old Tops Barretts Sale

    Phoenix owner Todd Finch bought the sale topper at the Barretts summer sale June 24 as his first venture into Southern California racing. Trainer Anthony Saavedra successfully bid $40,000 on behalf of Finch's Val-U-Chem for Leesider, a 4-year-old son of champion Bertrando.

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    Final Fling Fires Upset in 'Ysabel

    Final Fling came off the rail in the home stretch to overtake Grace Anatomy en route to an upset win in the $108,900 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 13. Odds-on favorite Turn Away was pulled out of the race on the final turn.

  • Sierra Sunset

    Mahubah's Corner: Sierra Sunset

    The Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) can be a big temptation for the owner of a promising colt that has not yet proven himself to rank with the best. Some yield; others, usually proving wiser, aim for lesser targets, allowing their youngsters to continue their development under less pressure. The latter strategy paid off nicely when Sierra Sunset picked up his third victory and second straight stakes score in the California Cup Juvenile Nov. 3.

  • Bilo and Joseph Talamo (right) hold off Surf Cat to win the Triple Bend Invitational Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1643566%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bilo Won't Give Way in Triple Bend Shocker

    The California-bred Bilo, making just his third start since November of 2005, held off favored Surf Cat in the final strides to earn his first grade I victory while upsetting Saturday's $300,000 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • Shaggy Mane, Mark Guidry aboard, wins the Sunshine Millions Filly &amp; Mare Sprint, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Shaggy Mane Shakes Loose in Millions F&M Sprint

    California-bred filly Shaggy Mane took command soon after the start of Saturday's $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park and never looked back under jockey Mark Guidry, romping home a 7 3/4-length winner at odds of nearly 9-to-1.

  • Cal-bred Champions Announced

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has announced its 2006 award winners, with the exception of Horse of the Year, which will be presented at the organization's annual meeting and awards dinner Feb. 5. Finalists for the honor include Brother Derek, Lava Man, and Thor's Echo.

  • California October Yearling Sale Looks to Build on Opening Year Success

    Last year's inaugural California October yearling sale, co-sponsored by Barretts Equine Limited and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, concluded with solid across the board results. And the two entities hope to build on last year's success for even stronger results during the 2006 edition Oct. 3 at Barretts Fairplex Park facility.

  • Naify on Mission to Rescue Father's Horses

    Longtime horse owner Marsha Naify is on a mission these days – to find horses that were either bred or owned by her late father, Marshall Naify, claim and retire them.

  • Seam Seeker Upsets Burlingame Handicap

    Seam Seeker took command from pacesetter Cinderella Liberty coming into the stretch and went on to score a two-length victory over Crystal Event in the $75,000 Burlingame Handicap at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Unfurl the Flag Earns Triple Bend Salute

    California-bred sprinter Unfurl the Flag won the first graded stakes race of his career Sunday when he dusted a large field in the $350,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) on Independence Day weekend at Hollywood Park.

  • Bertrando Suffering From Liver Disease

    Leading California stallion Bertrando, whose maternal granddaughter Silent Sighs beat champion Halfbridled in winning the March 13 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), is suffering from a liver disease and might be pensioned from stallion duty at the end of the season.

  • Trainer Stunned as Unfurl The Flag Equals 'Bid's Mark

    Trainer David Bernstein admitted he was stunned when Unfurl The Flag equaled Spectacular Bid's 1980 Santa Anita track record of 1:20 for seven furlongs Saturday when he won an optional claiming race by 4 ½ lengths under jockey Mike Smith.

  • Officer, winning the Champagne Stakes.

    Baffert to Send Officer to Lexington Stakes

    Bob Baffert has indicated that Thoroughbred Corp.'s outstanding 3-year-old Officer will be entered in the $325,000-added Coolmore Lexington Stakes to be run Saturday April 20.

  • Barretts Sale Up In Average, Median

    A smaller catalogue led to a lower gross, but the major indicators were positive for Barretts at its October yearling sale. Held Oct. 2, the auction showed significant gains in average and median.

  • Del Mar Yearling Sale on Record Pace

    Seven horses sold for more than $100,000 during Monday's opening session of the two-day Del Mar yearling sale. Last year, five horses sold in this price range for the entire sale. The average price for the first session was $52,918, far above the sale's record average price of $36,798 set in 1999.