Keyword: Congaree

  • Affirmed Success Deemed Ready for Carter

    Albert Fried Jr.'s Affirmed Success, who figures to be a major player in Saturday's $350,000 Carter (gr. I) at seven furlongs, breezed five furlongs over Belmont's training track this morning in :59 4/5.

  • Congaree, who will likely start in the Carter Handicap.

    Congaree Works in Bullet Time; Carter Likely

    Stonerside Stables' grade 1 winner Congaree will likely race next in the $350,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct on April 12, trainer Bob Baffert said. The 5-year-old son of Arazi finished second by a nose to Milwaukee Brew in the Mar. 1 Santa Anita Handicap (gr.) in his last start.

  • Azeri Tops Apple Blossom Nominees

    Nominations have closed for the four races at Oaklawn Park during its Racing Festival of the South. Medaglia d'Oro and Congaree are nominated to the Oaklawn Handicap.

  • U. S. Defections from World Cup Continue

    While organizers insist that the $6-million Dubai World Cup and other graded races at Nad al Sheba Racecourse will be held March 29 despite the possibility of a war between the U. S. and Iraq, the number of American horses that will participate in the program continues to decline.

  • Domestic Dispute, working toward the San Felipe.

    Domestic Dispute Works Toward San Felipe

    Gary Garber's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute worked six furlongs in 1:11 2/5, handily, at Santa Anita Monday morning under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes in preparation for Sunday's San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

  • 'Brew has Fever but Frankel Feeling Good after Big 'Cap Win

    Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew was doing well, but running a slight fever the day after his historic repeat victory in the $1 million race, trainer Bobby Frankel reported Sunday morning. However, the conditioner wasn't too concerned about the 6-year-old son of Wild Again missing much training.

  • Congaree, 4-5 morning-line favorite in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Congaree Faces Defending Champ in Big 'Cap

    Though it won't feature the marquee matchup most race fans had hoped for, Stonerside Stable's homebred Congaree still needs to get past a formidable foe from Bobby Frankel's barn to win Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I): defending champion Milwaukee Brew.

  • Baffert Delighted to Get Bailey Back for Big 'Cap

    Trainer Bob Baffert expressed delight in having Jerry Bailey back aboard Congaree for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) following the defection Tuesday of Medaglia d'Oro

  • Congaree cruises to victory in the San Antonio Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

    Bailey Guides Congaree to Comfortable Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey may have a decision to make after riding Stonerside Stable's Congaree to a comfortable victory in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Congaree cruises to victory in the San Antonio Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

    Bailey Guides Congaree to Comfortable Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey, visiting Santa Anita this weekend, won Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Stakes with Congaree after capturing Saturday's $400,000 Strub aboard Medaglia d'Oro as well.

  • Baffert Looks for More From Congaree

    Congaree won his last two races by a combined margin of 11 ½ lengths, but trainer Bob Baffert doesn't think they were the horse's best efforts. That should raise concern for Congaree's five rivals in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for older horses at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Grey Memo, working toward Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Grey Memo in Final Sunshine Millions Classic Work

    Grey Memo, set to depart California Wednesday morning for Saturday's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, had his final prep for the 1 1/8-mile event Tuesday by working five furlongs in 1:00 1/5, handily, at Santa Anita.

  • Congaree runs to victory in the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Congaree Trounces San Pasqual Rivals

    Congaree, looking to establish himself as the class of national handicap picture, trounced a solid field in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Congaree Faces Tough Field in San Pasqual

    Stonerside Stables' Congaree, smashing 5 ½-length winner of the Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Nov. 30, faces a daunting task as the 121-pound high weight when he takes on 10 seasoned stakes campaigners in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (Gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Congaree Big Issue for Speedster Hot Market

    On Trust Handicap winner Hot Market had his final major prep Tuesday morning for Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (Gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles, going four furlongs in :48 flat at Santa Anita for trainer Craig Lewis.

  • Invitations Extended for Inaugural Great State Challenge

    Invitations were extended Monday, Nov. 25, to the connections of the 84 ranked horses in the NTRA Great State Challenge. The NTRA Great State Challenge, presented by John Deere and Fed Ex and to be held at Sam Houston Race Park on Dec. 7, is comprised of six races, each worth $275,000 and boasting full fields representing some of the finest state-bred runners in America.

  • Zucker Looks Forward to Thanksgiving in NY

    Former New Yorker trainer Howard Zucker could have a sweet homecoming when he brings Carl Grether's Crafty C. T. from California for the Nov. 30 Cigar Mile (gr. I).

  • Night Patrol (8) beats Kachamandi (4) to win the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Night Patrol Noses Kachamandi in Oak Tree Mile

    Everest Stable's Night Patrol disposed of heavily-favored Congaree at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a furious stretch battle with Kachamandi to capture the $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile by a nose Saturday.

  • Congaree, D'wildcat Top Oak Tree Mile

    Congaree and D'wildcat, two horses trying to establish their credentials for the Breeders' Cup Mile, will meet Saturday in the $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Rock of Gibraltar impressed in winning the NetJet Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.

    Mile Preview (9/12): Steady as a Rock (of Gibraltar)

    The announcement earlier this week that NetJet will sponsor the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) wasn't the biggest news concerning the World Thoroughbred Championship's grass event. Rock of Gibraltar's emphatic victory in the NetJet Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in France on Sept. 8 kept the European superstar right on target for a trip to Arlington Park.

  • Gold Cup Winner Sky Jack Prospects For More

    Though it's still more than three weeks away, Del Mar's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25 appears to be a viable prospect for Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds' Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) champion Sky Jack, trainer Doug O'Neill said Thursday morning.

  • San Diego Handicap favorite Congaree, shown winning 2001 Wood Memorial.

    Congaree Attempts to End Frankel Run in San Diego Handicap

    Congaree, a 4-year-old son of Arazi owned by Stonerside Stable, will be trying to snap a three-year stranglehold by trainer Robert Frankel on the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Sunday. At the same time he could give his trainer, Bob Baffert, his first victory in the event.

  • Congaree, winning the 2001 Wood Memorial.

    Turf Not in Congaree's Future; Passes on Firecracker

    Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) winner Congaree, third in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, will not make his turf debut in Churchill Downs' Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on July 4 as previously planned.

  • Jerry Bailey and Street Cry, after crossing the finish line first in the Dubai World Cup.

    Congaree, Street Cry Face off in Foster

    A mid-year clash of top-level handicap runners is in store Saturday at Churchill Downs as Congaree, third-place finisher in last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) faces off against Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Street Cry in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Hail the Chief out of Stephen Foster

    The field for Saturday's $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) gained Congaree, but it lost the Niall O' Callaghan-trained Hail the Chief when he was withdrawn from the race because of injury.

  • Congaree Will Run in Stephen Foster

    Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that Stonerside Stable's Congaree would run in Saturday's $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs despite his top weight assignment of 121 pounds, where he'll concede from one to 11 pounds to the other probable starters.

  • Congaree Will Go in Either Foster, Californian

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree will be nominated to both the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs and the $500,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Both races are slated for June 15.

  • Congaree, shown winning the Wood Memorial in April, will be sidelined with an injured knee.

    Congaree Out for the Year With Knee Injury

    Congaree, who finished third as the odds-on favorite behind Scorpion and Free of Love in Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, came out of the race with an injury to his right front knee and will be out at least 90 days, trainer Bob Baffert said on Sunday. "It's the same knee he had surgery on last September," Baffert said, "but it shouldn't require surgery this time. He just needs some time off."

  • Scorpion, en route to victory in the Jim Dandy.

    Scorpion Stings Jim Dandy Field

    D. Wayne Lukas-trained Scorpion ran down Free of Love in the shadow of the wire to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) by a half-length on Saturday at Saratoga. Favored Congaree dueled with 30-1 longshot Free of Love on the second turn before tiring to finish third.