Keyword: Charlie Whittingham

  • Quack, with Bill Shoemaker up, win the California Derby at Golden Gate on April 22, 1972.

    A Look Back at Quack's California Derby

    This week is a recap of the 1972 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields won by Quack. Written by Giles E. Wright with the headline, "The California Derby Cancelled Some Trips to the Kentucky Derby," the story appeared in the May 1, 1972 issue.

  • Sunday Silence and Easy Goer.

    Legends: Easy Goer and Sunday Silence

    Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier.

  • The 1987 Breeders' Cup was a battle of Kentucky Derby winners, with 1986 Derby winner Ferdinand prevailing by a nose over 1987 winner Alysheba.

    Legends: Whittingham's Derby Winner Ferdinand

    The 1986 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win was the first for legendary trainer Charlie Whittingham, who believed in only bringing a horse to the race if he believed it was completely justified. Ferdinand rewarded that belief with a 2 1/4 length victory.

  • I'll Have Another
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    Another Sunday Silence?

    There are several eerie similarities between I'll Have Another and Sunday Silence, both dual classic winners that were sold to Japanese interests to begin their stallion careers.

  • Snow Chief

    Champion Snow Chief Dies

    Snow Chief, the 1986 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, died Preakness Day of an apparent heart attack. The 27-year-old son of Reflected Glory stood at Eagle Oak Ranch near Paso Robles, Calif.

  • Top Kentucky Derby Winning Trainers

    The Kentucky Derby has been won by some of the greatest trainers in the history of the sport. We've listed the 16 who have won more than one Derby. Rank them in order, from first through 16th, and see how your selections stack up.

  • Sunday Silence, sire of Matsurida Gogh.

    The Art of Matsurida Gogh

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>When Fumie Takahashi's 4-year-old colt Matsurida Gogh swept across the finish line of the Arima Kinen (JPN-I), all Japan was once again reminded of the loss of Sunday Silence. A member of the stallion's last crop, Matsurida Gogh's upset victory, his first in a group I event, placed an exclamation point on the legacy of Japan's greatest sire.

  • Cougar II won or placed in 34 of 38 U.S. starts.

    Hall of Fame Profile: Cougar Joins Charlie in Hall

    Cougar II, who is the first Chilean-bred to be inducted into the racing Hall of Fame, won or placed in 34 of 38 U.S. starts, but his popularity wasn't simply due to his fans leaving the betting windows happy. It was more of a case of cheering for a horse that tried hard time and time again.

  • Warren Stute, trains Greeley&#39;s Galaxy.

    Stute Returns With Horse That Has a Chance

    In 1967, Churchill Downs, like the rest of the nation, was a different place. Growing tension surrounding the Vietnam War, and race riots that bespoke social division and strife, had the Louisville track looking like something its founders couldn't ever have envisioned.

  • Saratoga Passage Heads Washington Hall Choices

    Jockey Russell Baze, trainer Charlie Whittingham, breeder George Drumheller, and horses Saratoga Passage and Turbulator are the 2004 inductees to the Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.

  • Washington Announces Hall of Fame Nominations

    A trio of national hall of fame members – jockeys Johnny Adams, Russell Baze and Alberto Johnson – are among the list of nominees for the 2004 Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame were released on Thursday.

  • Sunday Silence at Santa Anita.

    On This Day...

    March 2, 1989<br><b>Sunday Silence at Santa Anita</b>

  • Epicentre, right, outfinishes stablemate Continuously, but was disqualied from first for interference in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Frankel Record Rolls On Continuously

    Trainer Bobby Frankel broke Charlie Whittingham's Hollywood Park record for most victories in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), but it took about 15 minutes for stewards to decide which of two horses he accomplished the feat with.

  • Frankel Ties Whittingham's Hollywood Mark

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel tied Charlie Whittingham's all-time record for victories at Hollywood Park Friday night when Irish-bred Anja won the fifth race to give Frankel his 859th win at the Inglewood track.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Shoeless

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

  • Veterans to Honor Whittingham's War Record

    Charlie Whittingham, who stood as a giant in Thoroughbred racing as a Hall of Fame trainer for decades, will be remembered as a war veteran Friday when a plaque is dedicated in his memory by the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Association.

  • Good Journey a Solid Fit in Saturday's Citation

    Good Journey, whose four-race victory began with last year's Citation Handicap and ended last month when narrowly beaten in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will be a solid favorite Saturday to repeat in Hollywood Park's $500,000 Citation (gr. IIT) at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Volga Heads Dowager at Keeneland

    Joseph Allen's Volga (Ire) heads a field of 10 fillies and mares entered in Sunday's $100,000-added Dowager at 12 furlongs on the Keeneland turf.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Sunday Silenced

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Sunday Silence, who died in Japan Monday at age 16, saved Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm from bankruptcy in the late 1980s.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Sunday Silenced

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Sunday Silence, who died in Japan Monday at age 16, saved Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm from bankruptcy in the late 1980s.

  • 'Charlie's Angel' on Cloud Nine With Azeri, Astra

    The Charlie Whittingham School of Horse Training has brought to the sport a number of leading conditioners, including the well known and successful Joe Manzi, Dick Lundy, Rodney Rash and Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale. The newest Whittingham disciple to step forward in what is primarily a man's world is Laura de Seroux.

  • Affluent Holds Off Golden Apples in Del Mar Feature

    Affluent ran down Janet in deep stretch and held off a fast-closing Golden Apples by a half-length to win the $400,000 John C. Mabee/Ramona Handicap at nine furlongs on the Del Mar turf course Saturday.