Keyword: Bill Mott

  • Seek Again will make his first start of the year in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

    Seek Again to Try Again in Turf Classic

    Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again, who just missed winning last year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, will try again in his first start of the year in $500,000 turf stakes May 2 at the Kentucky track.

  • Molly Morgan finished second in last year's La Troienne Stakes.

    Molly Morgan Back for 2015 La Troienne Stakes

    After finishing second in last year's La Troienne Stakes (gr. I), Molly Morgan will again try for the first grade I victory of her career in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.

  • Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 - Bill Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott reflects on Cigar, and talks about how Lea has been doing in Dubai. Mott also jokes about traveling to Dubai to meet California Chrome. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Quality Rocks surges to the win in the Florida Oaks.

    Quality Rocks Rolls to Take Florida Oaks

    Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, and Wachtel Stable's Quality Rocks rallied from just off the pace to capture the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Stephanie's Kitten makes her seasonal debut in the Hillsborough Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-j8Rtk5H">Order This Photo</a>

    Major Stakes Winners Show Up for Hillsborough

    When entries for the Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) came out, the field of 12 included multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten, grade II winner Ball Dancing, and grade II winners Sparkling Review and Filimbi.

  • Isabelle comes home strong to win the Broadway Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-94ZvQmK">Order This Photo</a>

    Isabelle Takes Third Straight in Broadway

    Favored Isabelle surged late to collar pacesetting Atlantic's Smile in the final 70 yards to post her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Broadway Stakes at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 14.

  • Bill Mott

    New York Sanctions Mott for Drug Overages

    The New York State Gaming Commission has sanctioned trainer Bill Mott for a pair of medication overages in a single horse last fall, a decision the Racing Hall of Fame conditioner is appealing.

  • Lea gets up late to win the Hal's Hope.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-JZDK7kB">Order This Photo</a>

    Lea Makes Impressive Hal's Hope Comeback

    Lea left no doubts he's back, posting an impressive 1/2-length victory over Confrontation to take the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 10. It was his second Hal's Hope score.

  • Lea won the 2014 Hal's Hope by 3 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017503749&k=vgtqKbZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Lea Aims to Win Second Straight Hal's Hope

    Lea looked like he would be a major player in 2014, when he began a promising campaign with victories in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) and the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Belle Gallantey faces eight in the Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XxG9bdQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Among Nine in Affectionately

    Two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey, ninth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in her last start Oct. 31, is one of nine fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 1.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • Lexie Lou won the Autumn Miss Stakes at one mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park.

    Lexie Lou Potential Foe for California Chrome

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou and recent Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) winner Long On Value head a list of 22 sophomores nominated along with California Chrome for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Filimbi wins the Goldikova Stakes.

    Filimbi Avoids Trouble in Eventful Goldikova

    Filimbi unleashed a powerful stretch run from last while avoiding trouble to her inside in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 2 to post a 1 1/4-length win on the final card of the Santa Anita fall meet.

  • Filimbi won the 2014 De La Rose Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gVVFCmR">Order This Photo</a>

    Eastern Fillies Top Good Field in Goldikova

    Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Nov. 2 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • The 2014 Thoroughbred Ownership Conference

    Horse Auctions, Trainer Relations Explored

    Two panel sessions at Thoroughbred Ownership Conference focused on buying horses at auction and trainer selection and communication. Penny Chenery made a special appearance at the conference Oct. 14.

  • Tonalist won the 2014 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fc3BFj2">Order This Photo</a>

    No Off Day for 3-Year-Olds Tonalist, Bayern

    A pair of top 3-year-olds working toward Breeders' Cup starts delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and grade I winner Bayern completed Columbus Day workouts.

  • Crown Queen rolls to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-vBPCLcd">Order This Photo</a>

    Crown Queen Looks Royal in QE II Victory

    Crown Queen, a half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned her first grade I victory with a sparkling late run in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11.

  • Cigar won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-HTbBs4Z">Order This Photo</a>

    Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

  • Slideshow: Cigar

    Celebrating the career and life of the great Cigar.

  • Cigar Street leads the way in the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs.

    Cigar Street Returns in Homecoming Classic

    Cigar Street returned to his winning ways when he easily held off favored Departing to take the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 3/4 lengths.