Keyword: Bill Mott

  • Haynesfield won the 2011 Empire Classic.

    Empire Classic Features Top New York-Breds

    A field of nine, including the 3-year-old filly Haldane, will contest the 1 1/8-mile event in which 5-year-old Lunar Victory is the 8-5 favorite to pick up his fifth win in six 2012 starts for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

  • Royal Delta winning the Beldame Stakes.

    Mott Plans Three-Way Attack on BC Classic

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott says all four of his Super Saturday horses, including Beldame winner Royal Delta and repeat TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup victor Flat Out will be pointed to the 2012 Breeders' Cup Nov. 2-3.

  • Flat Out (left) wears down Stay Thirsty to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117889579&k=RTGdNcQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Grinds Out Jockey Club Repeat

    Flat Out returned to the scene of his most recent triumph Sept. 29--almost a year ago to the day--and won the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park for the second time in a row.

  • Royal Delta takes on It's Tricky and 5 others in the Beldame.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909823367&k=fKBR8Qx">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, It's Tricky Are Beldame Stars

    Royal Delta and It's Tricky look to recover from an Aug. 26 Personal Ensign (gr. I) upset and eye year-end honors when they meet for a fifth time Sept. 29 in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • To Honor and Serve won the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Sept. 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061024596&k=TZgQsTH">Order This Photo</a>

    Kelso Brings Together Big Two

    To Honor and Serve and Shackleford renew their one-turn rivalry at Belmont Park in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II) as part of "Super Saturday" Sept. 29 at Belmont.

  • Royal Delta<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909823367&k=fKBR8Qx">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, To Honor and Serve Work for Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott, speaking Sept. 16, confirmed Royal Delta for the Beldame Invitational (gr. I) and said To Honor and Serve could compete in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II) after the pair posted separate breezes at Belmont

  • Ron the Greek

    Jockey Club Gold Cup Contenders, Others Work

    It was a busy morning for top-tier workers in New York and Kentucky Sept. 15, as Ron the Greek, Flat Out, Atigun and Golden Ticket turned in upstate moves at Saratoga while Dullahan and Little Mike did the same at Churchill.

  • To Honor and Serve holds off Mucho Macho Man to win the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2060885232&k=rBmDbF9">Order This Photo</a>

    To Honor and Serve Shows Courage in Woodward

    To Honor and Serve was undeniable in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, holding off the late challenge of 4-5 favorite Mucho Macho Man to earn his second grade I by a neck.

  • Ron the Greek<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1910102187&k=HH5QsfJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Ron the Greek Turns in Post-Whitney Work

    Multiple grade I winner Ron the Greek registered his first published work since a runner-up finish in the Aug. 24 Whitney Invitational, breezing four furlongs in :49.95 on the Oklahoma Training Track Aug. 31.

  • Royal Delta in the Delaware Handicap.

    Royal Delta Sharp in Personal Ensign Work

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta put in her final serious work for the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I), breezing four furlongs in a bullet :48.95 under exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Royal Delta holds off Tiz Miz Sue to win the Delaware.

    Royal Delta Fully Extended in Del Cap

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.

  • Starformer rolls late to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

    Starformer Relishes Turf Course at Delaware

    Juddmonte Farm's Starformer, far back in a Churchill Downs allowance race on the dirt in her last start, returned to the turf to win the $200,375 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 14.

  • Mucho Macho Man leaves the rest behind in the Suburban Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1951069762&k=grg26cH">Order This Photo</a>

    Mucho Macho Man Sizzles in Suburban

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith flew from California to ride Mucho Macho Man in the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park July 7, and the trip paid off as the big bay colt won the 1 1/8-mile test.

  • Rule pulls away late to take the Monmouth Cup Stakes.

    Rule Launches Season with Monmouth Cup Score

    Rule made his 5-year-old debut a winning one July 7 in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Monmouth Park, sitting just off a dawdling early pace before drawing off under jockey Joe Bravo to get the job done.

  • Flat Out will make his first start for trainer Bill Mott in the Monmouth Cup Stakes.

    Flat Out Starts for Mott in Monmouth Cup

    Preston Stables' Flat Out will make his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. III) July 7, having been transferred from the barn of Scooter Dickey.

  • Ron the Greek gets up late to win the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909883738&k=Bh4RCnx">Order This Photo</a>

    Ron the Greek Rides Rail to Foster Surprise

    Ron the Greek, charging through the stretch along the inside, came from off the pace to nip odds-on favorite Wise Dan at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) under the lights at Churchill Downs June 16.

  • Royal Delta makes her first start since returning from Dubai in the Fleur de Lis Stakes.

    Royal Delta Seeks Rebound in Fleur de Lis

    Besilu's Stable's Royal Delta looks to rebound off a disappointing run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when she takes on five others in the $150,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes June 16 at Churchill Downs.

  • To Honor and Serve

    To Honor and Serve Cruises in Westchester

    He only defeated three horses in a scratched-filled edition of the $142,500 Westchester Stakes (gr. III), but To Honor and Serve could not have looked any better in his season debut April 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Winter Memories

    Big Things Expected From Winter Memories

    Five-time graded stakes winner Winter Memories is on track to have another big season, according to trainer Jimmy Toner, as she prepares for her 4-year-old bow in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Arena Elvira tries to extend her winning streak to six in the Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Arena Elvira After 6th in Row in Sixty Sails

    Arena Elvira looks to extend her winning streak to six races in a row when she faces a solid field of older fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) at Hawthorne Race Course April 21.

  • Royal Delta

    One More Perfect Day In The Desert

    From the time she zipped through three furlongs down the stretch as a light sharpener for the world's richest race until post positions were drawn more than eight hours later, trainer Bill Mott wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Royal Delta in Dubai.

    Mott Says Royal Delta is Feeling Sassy

    With her bid for history in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-gr. I) only four days away, Royal Delta is feeling, as trainer Bill Mott put it with a delighted grin, 'sassy.'