Keyword: Best Pal

  • The Week in Photos for 8/16/2016

    Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat, Best Pal, American St. Leger, Pucker Up, Saratoga Special, Rancho Bernardo Handicap and more.

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

  • Fort Marcy in the United Nations H.

    Slideshow: Great Geldings

    Top 10 geldings of the past 75 years have provided some of racing's top thrills. See our full feature in the August 11, 2012 issue of The Blood-Horse!

  • West Coast Regional: Still Soaring

    As the only child of John and Betty Mabee, Larry Mabee had a ringside seat in the development of one of California's all-time leading breeding and owning operations.

  • Remembering Betty Mabee

    Betty Mabee believed a Thoroughbred should bear a name commensurate with its stature as one of God's noblest creatures.

  • Betty Mabee

    Betty Mabee, Raced Best Pal, Dies

    Betty Mabee, who with her late husband, John, built one of the West Coast's leading Thoroughbred empires, has died.

  • This Menifee filly zipped an eighth in :10 flat at Sunday's second session of the OBS Under Tack Preview.

    Menifee Filly Leads Ocala 2-Year-Old Preview Session

    A filly by Menifee consigned by O & H Bloodstock (Terry Oliver and Bo Hunt) zipped an eighth in :10 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview Sunday for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • CTBA Hall to Induct Mabees, Maddy, Best Pal, Free House

    The late breeder John Mabee and his wife Betty Mabee, deceased legislator Ken Maddy, and the racing stars Best Pal and Free House have been elected to the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame.

  • Principle Secret recovers to win nicely in Best Pal.

    Word's Out On Principle Secret After Best Pal

    In spite of an awkward start, the 7-5 favorite Principle Secret kicked away from the rallying Great Hunter in the stretch to win the $150,000 Best Pal (gr. II) for 2-year-olds impressively at Del Mar Sunday.

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    Twelve Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Six horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2006 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists were announced Wednesday by Stella F. Thayer, president of the Hall.

  • What a Song, shown winning the Best Pal, was euthanized today.

    Best Pal Winner What a Song Euthanized

    What a Song, the $1.9-million Barretts March sale topper who won Sunday's Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar for owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, was euthanized Friday after suffering a fractured sesamoid in his right front leg during a routine gallop a few hours earlier.

  • Roman Ruler wins the Best Pal Stakes, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Roman Ruler in Full Command of Best Pal

    Fog City Stable's heavily-favored Roman Ruler, in his second career start, galloped past his stablemate Actxecutive in mid-stretch on his way to an easy victory in the Best Pal (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Roman Ruler, Actxecutive Blaze at Del Mar

    Trainer Bob Baffert's highly prized 2-year-old Roman Ruler fired a bullet :57 4/5 for five furlongs Monday morning in preparation for Sunday's $150,000 Best Pal (gr. II) at Del Mar.

  • John Mabee

    California Breeder-Owner John Mabee Dead at 80

    John C. Mabee, who parlayed a corner grocery store into one of the country's most prominent breeding and racing operations, died April 24 at the Casa Palmera Care Center in Del Mar, less than a week after suffering a major stroke. He was 80.

  • Habitony Succumbs to Heart Problems

    Prominent California stallion Habitony, sire of three-time California Horse of the Year Best Pal and 26 other stakes winners, was euthanized the morning of Jan. 30 because of heart problems.