Keyword: Carl Nafzger

  • My Boston Gal Tries to Regain Winning Form

    After two losses to open the 2003 campaign, My Boston Gal faces a deep field in Thursday's $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at about seven furlongs for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland.

  • Fantasy Time for My Trusty Cat

    Three-year-old fillies are the center of attention Friday at Oaklawn Park's Racing Festival of the South when an evenly matched field of six vies in the $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II).

  • Wagering, Attendance Averages Down at Churchill

    Churchill Downs established a record for total wagering in the 30-day Fall Meet that ended on Nov. 30, but also suffered declines in average daily on-track wagering and attendance.

  • My Boston Gal remains undefeated with win in Golden Rod Stakes.

    My Boston Gal Thunders Home in Golden Rod

    Heavily-favored My Boston Gal remained undefeated Saturday, displaying an explosive stretch run to post a 3 1/4-length win over Holiday Lady in Churchill Downs' $219,600 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 mile.

  • My Boston Gal in Juvenile Churchill Spotlight

    Churchill Downs brings down the curtain on its 113th Fall Meet on Saturday with a pair of $200,000-added stakes races for 2-year-olds, the Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) for colts and geldings and the Golden Rod (gr. II) for fillies.

  • My Boston Gal Drills Sharply for Golden Rod

    The unbeaten filly My Boston Gal completed her serious preparation for her stakes debut in Saturday's $200,000-added Golden Rod (gr. II) with a strong five furlong breeze on Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • Injury Knocks What A Bad Day Out of Jockey Club

    Elmer Miller's What A Bad Day, third in the Iroquois (gr. III), has suffered a knee injury and will not run in the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) on Nov. 30.

  • Asmussen Wins Three at Churchill Wednesday

    Trainer Steve Asmussen notched his third winner on Wednesday's Churchill Downs card when Full Mandate, with Donnie Meche aboard, seized the lead near the eighth pole and powered to a one-length victory over longshot Irish Legacy in the featured $43,400 allowance for 3-year-olds and up.

  • Falls City Next Target for Tafel's Softly

    James Tafel's homebred Softly was doing fine Sunday after her upset victory in the 17th running of the Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II) and the 4-year-old daughter of Binalong will apparently aim at the $250,000 Falls City Handicap at Churchill on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Ack Ack Stakes Tops Opening Day Card at Downs

    Churchill Downs raises the curtain on the 113th Fall Meet in its storied history on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a ten-race card that includes the 10th running of the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) as its featured event.

  • Take the Cake, working out at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.

    Nafzger Pair Work Toward Oaks

    Trainer Carl Nafzger's pair of contenders for the Kentucky Oaks--Robert Manfuso's Belterra and Elizabeth Valando's Take The Cake--each worked five furlongs on Tuesday over a "fast" track at Churchill Downs.

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    24-Carat Crown

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- Three jewels in the Triple Crown? Not nearly enough, it says here. The series of classic races that ushers in springtime as much as the crack of the bat on opening day has far too much history, far too many heroes, to say there are only three jewels.

  • Unbeaten Belterra Heads Bonnie Miss

    Robert T. Manfuso's unbeaten Belterra, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old last year, makes her 2002 debut against five rivals in Friday's $250,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II).

  • Golden Rod Fillies Work at Churchill

    The 2-year-old fillies that figure to be the favorites for the Nov. 24 $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs completed their serious training for the 1 1/16-mile race with Tuesday breezes at Churchill.

  • Unshaded Works Toward Suburban

    James Tafel's Unshaded worked five furlongs in 1:01 over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday in preparation for the July 1 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park.

  • Dubai World Cup winner Captain Steve returns Saturday in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.

    Captain Steve and Unshaded Top Stephen Foster Field

    Captain Steve and Unshaded head a strong field of eight older horses in Saturday's $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile race highlights a card offering total purses of $1.3 million.

  • Alannan's Victory Tribute to Late Trainer's Work

    Eaglestone Farm's Alannan scored an impressive four-length victory in the $270,750 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes at odds of 17-1. The race marked the first time the 5-year-old Conquistador Cielo horse has started since being transferred from the barn of the late John Tammaro II to Carl Nafzger.

  • Bonnie Miss Runners Long on Potential

    Trainer Neil Howard began the Gulfstream meet with some well-bred and unraced 3-year-olds and one of them, undefeated Unbridled Lassie, will be starting in Friday's Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II). The 1 1/8-mile test is the closing day feature and will also feature runners Lasting Sensation and Happily Unbridled.