Keyword: Best Pal Stakes

  • World Approval with jockey Manuel Franco bypasses the field to win the 33rd running of The Fourstardave at the Saratoga Race  Course Aug. 12, 2017  in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  (Skip Dickstein

    The Week in Photos 8/15/2017

    Arlington Million Stakes, Beverly D. S., Secretariat Stakes , Fourstardave H., Adirondack Stakes, Best Pal Stakes, Saratoga Special, Pucker Up Stakes, Rancho Bernardo H., Groupie Doll Stakes, Longacres Mile H., Seagram Cup, Monmouth Oaks and more.

  • Nyquist wins the 2016 San Vicente Stakes.

    Making the Grade: Nyquist

    This week we take a closer look at Nyquist, the 2015 Sentient Jet Breeders' Juvenile (gr. I) victor and winner of the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Found Money won the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes by an impressive 1 3/4 lengths.

    O'Neill Stablemates to Battle in Best Pal

    With a slew of early-blooming 2-year-olds in his stable, it's no surprise Doug O'Neill has two prominent runners entered in Southern California's first graded race for young horses in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in CA

    Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000.

  • Skyway wins the Best Pal Stakes.

    Skyway Gets Casse Started With Best Pal Win

    Favored Skyway, a recent shipper from Churchill Downs, gave trainer Mark Casse his first victory at Del Mar Aug. 3 with a confident ride by Stewart Elliott in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds (gr. II).

  • Story to Tell won the 2014 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes.

    Best Pal is Next Chapter for Story to Tell

    Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Know More wins the Best Pal Stakes.

    Debuting Know More Surprises Best Pal Rivals

    J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill have been known to take their chances, and their latest paid off when first-time starter Know More surged late to prevail in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 5 at Del Mar.

  • Scherer Magic won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship by 2 1/2 lengths on July 12.

    Best Pal Next for Surprising Scherer Magic

    Modestly-bred Scherer Magic, a $50,000 claim who captured a graded stakes in just his second start, takes another big step in his progression with the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Aug. 5.

  • J P's Gusto scored a half-length win in the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.<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%3D9134902%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valenzuela Picks Up Best Pal Win With 'Gusto

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela earned his first California stakes victory since the fall of 2007 when he guided J P's Gusto to a front-running half-length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

  • Patrick Valenzuela at Del Mar

    Valenzuela to Ride J P's Gusto in Best Pal

    Patrick Valenzuela, a five-time champion at Del Mar but riding at the seashore for the first time in three years, will ride 2-1 morning line favorite J P's Gusto in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.

  • Hollywood Juvenile Championship winner J P's Gusto headlines the Best Pal.<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%3D9097250%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    A Best Pal with Gusto

    J P's Gusto, the odds-on winner of the July 5 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), will take the next step on his life's journey Aug. 8 at Del Mar in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Bob Baffert's 2-year-old Lookin At Lucky jumped into graded company with his win in the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.<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%3D8394715%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lookin at Lucky Lives Up to Best Pal Billing

    Favored Lookin at Lucky, in the familiar Mike Pegram silks for trainer Bob Baffert, jumped into graded company with a three-quarters of a length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 9.

  • Azul Leon (center) battles with Kelly Leak (green silks) and Coronet of a Baron in the final strides of the Best Pal (gr. II).

    Azul Leon Stays Perfect With Best Pal DQ

    Azul Leon remained unbeaten with an assist from the Del Mar stewards, who disqualified the first-place finisher Kelly Leak from victory in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10.

  • Azul Leon won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) in early July.

    Azul Leon Faces Untested Best Pal Rivals

    Unbeaten Azul Leon became the first graded winner for leading 2008 first-crop sire Lion Heart when he scored by four lengths in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) last month. He heads an inexperienced field of 10 in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Salute the Sarge battles to Best Pal win.<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%3D1990378%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Salute the Sarge Takes Command in Best Pal

    Undefeated Salute the Sarge, taking advantage of a couple of key scratches, wore down odds-on favorite Georgie Boy close to home to win the $147,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds on the Del Mar Polytrack Aug. 12.

  • 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.

  • Perfect Moon draws away to win the Best Pal Stakes Sunday at Del Mar.

    Perfect Moon Shines in Best Pal

    Perfect Moon, a $4,700 yearling purchase, won his second consecutive graded stakes Sunday at Del Mar, capturing the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 length with a powerful stretch drive.

  • Perfect Moon Could Shine in Best Pal

    Featuring the return of Hollywood Juvenile Championship winner Perfect Moon and four impressive maiden winners at the seaside, a field of 11 classy 2-year-olds is set for Sunday's $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs on the Del Mar main track.

  • Kafwain defeats stablemate Icecoldbeeratreds in Best Pal Stakes.

    Baffert Horses 1-2 in Best Pal Stakes

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain, a two-year-old stablemate of Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, earned the first stakes victory of his brief career with a come-from-behind triumph in the featured $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar on Wednesday.

  • Virus Knocks Inamorato Out of Best Pal; Futurity Unlikely

    Inamorato, considered by many the top 2-year-old prospect in Eoin Harty's talent-rich Godolphin Racing stable, will miss next week's Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) because of a virus and now appears unlikely for the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on the seaside track's Sept. 11 closing-day program.

  • Flame Thrower, under jockey Corey Nakatani, winning the Best Pal Stakes.

    Flame Thrower Scorches Best Pal Rivals

    Gary M. Garber's Flame Thrower contested the early pace while four wide on the backstretch before displaying a burst of speed into the turn en route to a 2 3/4-length victory over fellow 2-year-olds in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes Wednesday at Del Mar.

  • Squirtle Squirt Heads Best Pal Stakes

    Joe Garcia Jr. trainee Squirtle Squirt will put his four-race winning streak on the line when he takes on six other 2-year-olds in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) Wednesday at Del Mar.