Keyword: Chris Hartman

  • Alsvid wins the 2016 Kelly's Landing Stakes.

    Alsvid Takes on Lord Nelson in Bing Crosby

    Chris Hartman brought a string to Del Mar this year, but one in that group stood out. The trainer calls Black Hawk Stables' Alsvid the "head dog" of his stable and he'll try to earn his first top-level score in the Bing Crosby (gr. I).

  • Trainer Chris Hartman

    Hartman Takes Aim at Del Mar

    In his first serious try at Del Mar, trainer Chris Hartman knows he's going to be a target in the hypercompetitive claiming game at the seaside racetrack, but he's ready for a fight.

  • Alsvid wins the 2016 Aristides Stakes.

    Alsvid Repeats in Aristides Stakes

    Black Hawk Stable's Alsvid successfully defended his title in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4 at Churchill Downs and snapped an 11-race winless streak in the process.

  • Alsvid (center) defeated Work All Week (right) in the May 30 Aristides.

    Work All Week, Alsvid Meet Again in Smile

    Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Work All Week is the most accomplished performer in the July 5 Summit of Speed program, and the champion male sprinter of 2014 looks to get his revenge on season debut spoiler Alsvid.

  • Chris Hartman

    Winner's Circle: Oaklawn's Top Trainer to CD

    Alsvid provided Hartman with his most lucrative career victory in the Count Fleet and headlines what the trainer calls his strongest stable to date. He will move to Churchill Downs for the first time during its upcoming meet.

  • Hansen will make his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby in the Iowa Derby.

    Hansen Returns in Iowa Derby

    Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male, makes his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) June 30 in Prairie Meadows' Iowa Derby (gr. III).

  • Schramsberg and Chris Landeros take the John B. Connally Turf Handicap.

    Schramsberg Bubbles to Top in John Connally

    Schramsberg, a son of Storm Cat out of the champion Serena's Song, registered his first graded stakes victory when in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Houston Race Park Jan. 29.

  • Six Catastrophic Breakdowns at Del Mar

    Six horses have died from catastrophic breakdowns at Del Mar during a 10-day span that includes the first week of racing. Three occurred during morning training on Polytrack, two happened during races on Polytrack, and one was in a turf race.

  • Game of Skill Merits Respect in Borderland Derby

    Game of Skill, a former Southern California runner who opened some eyes at Sunland Park with a nine-length maiden win on Jan. 23, figures to get plenty of attention in Saturday's $100,000 Borderland Derby sponsored by Casa Ford for 3-year-olds.