Keyword: Bret Calhoun

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • Finley'sluckycharm wins the 2017 Winning Colors Stakes

    Finley'sluckycharm Romps in Winning Colors

    Finley'sluckycharm broke sharply and never looked back as she romped by 5 1/2 lengths to score her first graded stakes win, the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27. 

  • Jet Black Magic streaks home to win the Delta Downs Princess Stakes.

    Jet Black Magic Upsets Delta Princess

    Carl R. Moore's Jet Black Magic turned the tables on 1-5 favorite La Appassionata and soared clear to victory in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21 at Delta Downs.

  • The Pizza Man prepares to work on the Churchill Downs turf.

    The Pizza Man Breezes on Churchill Turf

    The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)

  • Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory in the Sanford Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-v65bWmT">Order This Photo</a>

    Cocked and Loaded Targets Sanford Stakes

    Tremont Stakes winner Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory when he starts in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday, July 25 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sarah Sis (right) finished second to Take Charge Brandi in the Martha Washington.

    Sarah Sis Without 'Brandi' for Honeybee Run

    The would-be spoiler will get a chance at victory sans 'Brandi' March 7, as her more accomplished rival will start against boys March 14. Sarah Sis heads a group of nine sophomore fillies in the $150,000 Honeybee.

  • Z Rockstar won the 2014 Cherokee Nation Classic Cup Stakes.

    Z Rockstar Favored in Oklahoma Classics Cup

    Four of the top five finishers from the 2013 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, led by winner Imahit, will return Oct. 17 for another run at the $175,000 purse on a 10-race program of stakes races for Oklahoma-breds at Remington.

  • Marchman won the Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland in the spring<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175855254&k=F6pVJqH">Order This Photo</a>

    Marchman Returns From Short Rest in Woodford

    Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4.

  • Cliff Berry

    Berry Logs 2,000th Remington Park Victory

    After a nearly eight-month wait, it did not take long for jockey Cliff Berry to rack up his 2,000th career Thoroughbred win at Remington Park, reaching the milestone on opening night of the 2014 season Aug. 15.

  • Remington Park Meet Features Oklahoma Derby

    A daily purse structure of more than $200,000 and a 35-race stakes program worth $3.5 million have horsemen arriving from all over the country to Oklahoma City for the Remington Thoroughbred season that begins Aug. 15.

  • Ben's Cat won the 2014 Jim McKay Turf Sprint. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ghR62DS">Order This Photo</a>

    Ben's Cat, Tightend Touchdown in Dash Rematch

    Ben's Cat, winner of the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) in 2012 and 2013, returns July 12 for his fourth consecutive outing in the race. He'll face nine, including Tightend Touchdown, runner-up by 1 1/4 lengths last year.

  • Power Me Silver comes home strong to win the Debutante.

    Texas-Bred Promise Me Silver Wins Debutante

    Promise Me Silver put away 7-5 favorite Unbridled Reward down the stretch to win the $108,300 Debutante Stakes and became the second Texas-bred filly in a row to win the race for trainer Bret Calhoun June 21 at Churchill.

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    Fiftyshadesofgold Set for Acorn After Drill

    Fiftyshadesofgold, winner of the Eight Belles (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks day, breezed a half mile in :49 3/5 the morning of May 30 in her final workout before shipping to Belmont Park for the Acorn (gr. I).

  • Silver City Sires First Winner in Texas

    Stakes winner Silver City was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old daughter Promise Me Silver won the third race at Lone Star Park in her career debut May 11.

  • Fiftyshadesofgold wins the 2014 Eight Belles Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KJvDJpZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Fiftyshadesofgold Shines in Eight Belles

    With a heart the size of the state where she was bred, Fiftyshadesofgold nailed down her first graded stakes win when the Texas-bred held off a determined Milam in the Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Empress of Midway worked four furlongs in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs on April 25,2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-ZHdSxF3">Order This Photo</a>

    Pair of Oaks Fillies Work at Churchill Downs

    While no horses being pointed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) worked at Churchill Downs April 25, a pair of fillies being pointed to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) breezed.

  • Marchman cannot be caught in the Shakertown Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175363507&k=cVpbP7C">Order This Photo</a>

    Marchman Wires 'Em in Shakertown Dash

    Martin Racing Stable's Marchman wasn't highly regarded in the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT), but his 23-1 odds didn't keep him from the winner's circle April 12 at Keeneland.

  • Brazen Persuasion (right) and Bahnah cannot be separated at the finish of the Schuylerville.
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    Fillies Fight to Draw in Schuylerville

    The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) ended in a draw after a tremendous battle down the stretch between pacesetter Brazen Persuasion and favored Bahnah on opening day of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet July 19.

  • Icon Ike is two-for-two this year.

    Icon Ike Cuts Back a Bit in Turf Sprint

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's Icon Ike, two-for-two this year with stakes wins in turf sprints, will face seven foes in the $125,000 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 4.

  • Donoharm takes the Fifth Season Stakes an opening day at Oaklawn.

    Oaklawn Season Starts With Fifth Season Upset

    Two-time leading rider Cliff Berry got the 2013 Oaklawn Park season off to a good start Jan. 11 by guiding Donoharm to the horse's fourth consecutive victory in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes before 19,633 on opening day.

  • Bret Calhoun

    Trainer Calhoun Suspended 30 Days in Kentucky

    Stewards at Turfway Park have slapped trainer Bret Calhoun with a 30-day suspension after a horse in his care tested positive for the prohibited anti-hypertension drug Guanabenz following a win at Churchill Downs May 26.

  • Beat The Blues

    Calhoun Trio Heads Winning Colors Field

    The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious, and Gleaming highlight a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the June 2 Winning Colors (gr. III) to be run under the lights at Churchill Downs June 2.

  • Summer Applause Laying Low for KY Oaks

    Tucked away in Bret Calhoun's barn 22, a considerable distance from the Kentucky Derby backside bustle, is Kentucky Oaks-bound filly Summer Applause, who was casually eating a hearty hay breakfast the morning of May 2.