Keyword: Bill Kaplan

  • Commissioner
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    Commissioner Eyes Easier Skip Away Prize

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner returned in 2015 with his connections hopeful of a trip to Dubai, but after he ran sixth in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), they shifted gears to the March 28 Skip Away (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ekati's Phaeton is the likely favorite for the Gulfstream Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zxf99ZF">Order This Photo</a>

    Streaking Phaeton Heads Gulfstream Oaks

    Ekati's Phaeton, a surprise winner of the one-mile Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), attempts to stretch out an additional sixteenth of a mile March 28 in the $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II).

  • Ekati's Phaeton holds off R Sassy Lass to win the Old Hat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Rkd3q25">Order This Photo</a>

    Ekati's Phaeton Wins First Stakes in Old Hat

    Ekati's Phaeton wouldn't be denied in her bid for a first stakes victory, holding off R Sassy Lass through the stretch to take the $100,000 Old Hat (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park by a half length Jan. 3.

  • East Hall leaves Wildcat Red behind in the Millions Classic Preview.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zS2Xk2P">Order This Photo</a>

    East Hall Tops Wildcat Red at Gulfstream West

    Improving East Hall turned the tables on nemesis Wildcat Red when he came from off the pace to score in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West, the featured event on a seven-stakes card.

  • Sing Praises won the 2014 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sn36Dvz">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Has Six in Florida Sires Stakes Series

    When Stanley Gold saddled Sing Praises to win the Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sires Stakes series, the veteran trainer joined exclusive company in the annals of the series for 2-year-olds.

  • Fountain of Youth Stakes

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    Florida Derby Likely to Rematch Top FOY Foes

    Wildcat Red and General a Rod, the one-two finishers in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will likely take their nascent rivalry to the next level in the $1 million Florida Derby.

  • Gulfstream Park racing.

    Gulfstream Handle Higher As Duel Continues

    Gulfstream Park was the runaway winner over Calder Casino and Race Course July 13-14 in their head-to-head battle, at least in terms of wagering. Gulfstream handled about $4.5 million to Calder's $1.4 million.

  • Musical Romance

    Top Female Sprinters Battle in Gallant Bloom

    Headed by national female sprint champion Musical Romance and multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent, the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park came up as an exceptionally tough race.

  • A smile from Juan Leyva, as Musical Romance takes the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.<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%3D9728542%

    Musical Romance Upset Winner of F&M Sprint

    Pinnacle Racing Stable and trainer Bill Kaplan's longshot Musical Romance (by Concorde's Tune) pulled away on the inside in the stretch to take the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Medaglia d'Oro got his first winner as a stallion May 31 at Calder.

    Medaglia d' Oro, 'Livingston Get Winners

    Freshmen sires Medaglia d'Oro and Mr. Livingston, both by El Prado, were represented by their respective first winners when Richard Rowan's Renda and Theresa and David Palmer and Merritt Racing's D. C.'s Legacy won at Calder Race Course May 31.

  • Thursday's Morning Line: Belmont, Sweet Belmont

    The paddock opens at 11:30 for schooling. One of the first to arrive is Belmont (gr. I) entrant Tiago. Trainer John Shirreffs, his stepson David Ingordo, and Frankie Herrarte, a member of his crew, follows the Pleasant Tap colt, who is led by Frank Leal.

  • Belmont hopeful Hard Spun soon after his arrival in New York.<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%3D1326931%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Belmont Cast Members Put in Final Rehearsals

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders Hard Spun, Imawildandcrazyguy, and Tiago, as well as Todd Pletcher-trained candidates Rags to Riches and Circular Quay, all hit the Belmont main track for work-outs Sunday morning.

  • Jockey Garrett Gomez, will ride Hard Spun in Belmont Stakes.

    Gomez Replaces Pino on Hard Spun for Belmont

    Owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones have named Garrett Gomez to ride Hard Spun in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), replacing Mario Pino, who had ridden the colt in all eight of his previous starts. As of now, Hard Spun is considered 98% certain to run, according to Porter.

  • Imawildandcrazyguy breezes Monday as his connections eye the earnings list.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D14779%26sequencenum%3D0%26provider_id%3D368%26process%3Dgallery%26page%3Dthumbnails">Derby Works Photos</a>

    Derby Works: The More the Merrier

    The work of the morning at Churchill Downs Monday was Hard Spun's :57 3/5 scorcher, but other Derby hopefuls went through their final paces over the main track just after the renovation break. Trainer Bill Kaplan sent out Storm in May and Imawildandcrazyguy while trainer Darrin Miller worked Silverton Hills' Sedgefield.