Keyword: Blue Burner

  • Moon Ballad runs off with Dubai World Cup.

    Dettori Leaps World Cup With Moon Ballad

    Godolphin Racing's Moon Ballad took advantage of his brilliant speed to capture the $6 million Dubai World Cup in front-running style Saturday night at Nad Al Sheba, giving the Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum-owned stable and jockey Frankie Dettori three victories on the rich card.

  • Godolphin Has World Cup Bases Covered

    Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor appears to have all options covered for the way Saturday's Group I Dubai World Cup will be run. Now it is a question of whether Moon Ballad and Grandera have what it takes to secure the stable their fourth win in the race.

  • Blue Burner Sharp in Breeze for World Cup

    In his first serious tour of Nad al Sheba racecourse, Blue Burner worked six furlongs on Monday morning under exercise rider Amin Azar, getting the distance in 1:14 while preparing for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1).

  • 13 U. S. Horses Contest Dubai World Cup

    The U.S. will field a team of 13 horses at the Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday, March 29. All the intended runners, including Harlan's Holiday and Blue Burner in the World Cup, have now arrived in Dubai. All but Xtra Heat, who shipped in a week early, landed in Dubai late on Sunday March 16.

  • Harlan's Holiday before last year's Kentucky Derby.

    Harlan's Holiday Rates Donn's Star Billing

    Starlight Stable's Harlan's Holiday, who won last year's Florida Derby (gr. I), tries to complete a unique parlay at Gulfstream Park Saturday in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I).

  • Siphonic, one of the "winter wonders" who has been galloping in preparation for a return to racing.

    Where Have the Winter Wonders Gone?

    Their names used to slide off the tongue with such ease – Siphonic, Repent, Saarland, Nokoma, just to name a few. Those were supposed to be the sounds of spring, not War Emblem, Sarava, Magic Weisner and Proud Citizen.

  • D. Wayne Lukas grazes Proud Citizen at Churchill on April 29, 2002.
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    Proud Citizen's Fast Work Tops Among Derby Horses

    An ecstatic D. Wayne Lukas jumped off his pony and declared, "We are very much in the Derby." Lukas was referring to Lexington Stakes winner Proud Citizen, who had just worked 5 furlongs in a quick :58 4/5 in the pre-dawn darkness of Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby.

  • Buddha, right, beats Medaglia d'Oro, center, and Sunday Break, far left, to the wire to win the the Wood Memorial.

    Buddha Wins Wood Memorial Stretch Duel

    Gary and Mary West's Buddha dueled though the Aqueduct stretch with Medaglia d'Oro and Sunday Break en route to a head-length win in Saturday's exciting renewal of the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I). Under Pat Day, the gray son of Unbridled's Song completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.61 on a fast track.

  • Harlan's Holiday Leads Workouts

    Several key players in this weekend's Triple Crown prep races had workouts Thursday morning. On Saturday, the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) will be run in Kentucky at Keeneland, the Wood Memorial (gr. I) will be contested at Aqueduct in New York, and the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) will close out the meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Ready for Wood

    The horse is named for a brand of espresso coffee, and in his last<br>start, he woke up as if he had swallowed a double shot of the stuff.<br>Saturday afternoon, Medaglia d'Oro will try to keep his Triple Crown<br>hopes brewing when he steps onto Aqueduct's main track for the 78th running of the grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial.

  • Owners Plunk Down Florida Derby Fee For Puck

    In a surprise move, Classic Contenders Stable on Thursday plunked down the $3,000 fee to nominate Puck, a 3-year-old colt who has won or placed in all four career starts, to the March 16, $1-million Florida Derby.

  • Will the Florida Derby produce another 1-2 finish between Booklet and Harlan&#39;s Holiday?

    New Shooters to Challenge Top Pair in Florida Derby

    Although the Florida Derby still is a little over three weeks away, it appears as if at least seven 3-year-olds are pointing for the $1 million, grade I event at Gulfstream Park on March 16. Booklet and Harlan's Holiday, who finished one-two in the Holy Bull and Fountain of Youth Stakes, are expected to renew their budding rivalry, with a few new faces ready to join the fray.

  • Booklet, background, holds off Harlan&#39;s Holiday to win the Fountain of Youth.

    Gulfstream Park Race Report: Same Old Result

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. Booklet, a tiny colt trainer John Ward calls "a walk-on, non-scholarship type of player," spurts to an open lead, and when finally collared late by Harlan's Holiday, refuses to yield, holding off that rival by a desperate nose.

  • Booklet and Harlan&#39;s Holiday, finishing one-two in the Holy Bull, will face off again in Saturday&#39;s Fountain of Youth.

    Top 3-Year-Olds Clash in Fountain of Youth, Allowance Races

    The blurry Kentucky Derby picture should begin clearing up Saturday, as a number of Triple Crown hopefuls meet to determine who makes that all-important leap forward. The grade I Fountain of Youth Stakes, which drew a field of eight, is split right down the middle, with four stakes winners facing off against four up-and-coming stars. And in supporting allowance races, two promising colts lock horns in a prep for the Florida Derby, and a former Coolmore colt makes his U.S. debut.

  • Blue Burner Works for Fountain of Youth

    From Gulfstream Park:<br>Kinsman Stable's Blue Burner breezed three furlongs in :38 at Payson Park Feb. 12 in a final blowout for Saturday's grade 1 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.

  • Spectacular Bid Stakes winner Maybrys Boy worked Wednesday.

    Harlan's Holiday in Sharp Work For Fountain of Youth; Saarland to Skip Race

    Harlan's Holiday turned in another sharp work for Saturday's grade I Fountain of Youth Stakes, drilling a half in :47 1/5 Wednesday with jockey Tony D'Amico aboard. In other Fountain of Youth developments, Elliott Walden has decided run Speed Hunter, and Shug McGaughey will run only Maybry's Boy, who worked a half Wednesday in :48 3/5.

  • Maybry&#39;s Boy (left) passes Showmeitall to win the Spectacular Bid Stakes.

    Maybry's Boy Closes for Spectacular Bid Win

    Maybry's Boy closed from seventh-place to win the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) on opening day of the 2002 Gulfstream Park meeting. One race earlier on the card, Bill Mott-trained 3-year-old Blue Burner earned a victory in a mile and 70 yard allowance race.

  • Johannesburg, winning the 2001 Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile.

    Johannesburg Rings in New Year Favored for Two Classics

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Johannesburg begins 2002 as the future-book favorite for both the Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Both races will be run on May 4.