Keyword: Corey Nakatani

  • How Unusual wins the 2017 Red Carpet Handicap

    How Unusual Closes to Win Red Carpet Handicap

    Masterfully ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favorite Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the Red Carpet Handicap (G3T).

  • West Coast (outside) works with Cat Burglar Oct. 15 at Santa Anita

    West Coast, Bolt d'Oro Log Breeders' Cup Works

    Following West Coast's work first work back after his score in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said the remaining steps toward the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) would be to "gear up" the Flatter colt.

  • Run Away wins the Best Pal

    Run Away Dominant in Best Pal Stakes

    Without any asking from his jockey, the Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away breezed by the early leader to take command, and by the top of the stretch, the race was all but decided.

  • Hillhouse High takes the Royal Heroine Stakes

    Hillhouse High Gives Baltas Royal Heroine Exacta

    After running third in her last two graded stakes attempts, Golden Eagle Farm's Hillhouse High broke through in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) when holding off a late run from Mokat, giving trainer Richard Baltas the 1-2 finish. 

  • It Tiz Well (inside) fights on gamely to win the Honeybee Stakes

    It Tiz Well Makes The Grade in Honeybee

    Tommy Town Thoroughbreds' It Tiz Well showed her class when she defeated a field of 11 3-year-old fillies with a game effort to take the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Goodyearforroses wins the 2016 Robert J. Frankel Stakes

    Goodyearforroses Scores in Sloppy Frankel

    Under the care of Richard Baltas for the first time in the Frankel, the Irish-bred Azamour filly took command in the backstretch of the sloppy, 1 1/8-mile test and pulled away late to win by 5 1/4 lengths under jockey Corey Nakatani.

  • Corey Nakatani

    Nakatani Taken to Hospital for Observation

    Corey Nakatani took off his mounts for the remainder of the Sept. 7 closing-day card at Del Mar after his mount in the third race, Tirpitz, fell in the stretch of the five-furlong turf race.

  • Found Money wins the Santa Anita Juvenile.

    Reddam's 2-Year-Olds Shine in SA Juvenile

    Found Money gave owner Paul Reddam his seventh 2-year-old winner during Santa Anita Park's spring meet June 21, when he outdueled Doug O'Neill stablemate Mrazek by 1 3/4 lengths to win the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile.

  • Lava Man

    Hall Finalists Include Leatherbury, Lava Man

    Hall of Fame ballot will include jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man, and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley.

  • Kaigun rolls home to win the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar.

    Kaigun Storms From Last to Seabiscuit Win

    Not a factor in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) earlier this month, Kaigun was an unstoppable force Nov. 28 after unleashing a mighty run through the Del Mar stretch to win the $250,750 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Lexie Lou comes home strong to win the Autumn Miss Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Shows Old Spark in Autumn Miss Win

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou won her first start outside Canada with an eye-catching burst of speed in the drive to take the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 25 over the Santa Anita turf.

  • Riders Trujillo, Nakatani to Fight for PDJF

    In what is being billed as the "Battle Off The Saddle," jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Aug. 30 following the races at Del Mar.

  • Personal Diary flies home to take the Del Mar Oaks.

    Personal Diary Pens Del Mar Oaks Surprise

    Lightly regarded Personal Diary took advantage of a hot pace with a sharp last-to-first move under Corey Nakatani to post a 9-1 surprise in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on the turf Aug. 23.

  • Let Faith Arise wins the Adoration Stakes.

    Let Faith Arise Earns Hard-Fought Adoration

    Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite May 18 at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.

  • Central Banker outfinishes Shakin It Up to win the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-NxpJrzH">Order This Photo</a>

    Central Banker Cashes in CD Stakes Upset

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Central Banker, one-for-one at Churchill Downs heading into the $464,800 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II), made it two-for-two with a win in the seven-furlong test May 3.

  • California Chrome went four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

    California Chrome Cruises at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome, early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) took another step forward when he cruised four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

  • Let Faith Arise rolls to victory in the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Let Faith Arise Puts Santa Margarita On Ice

    Seeking her first graded stakes win, Let Faith Arise put away pace rivals Fiftyshadesofhay and Iotapa in the stretch to win the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) March 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Unbridled's Note wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Rolls to Daytona Victory

    Favored Unbridled's Note collared El Commodore near mid-stretch en route to his first victory in 10 months, taking the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 28.

  • Hollywood Park's last day.

    Hollywood Park's Finale: That's a Wrap!

    Echoing crowds of yesteryear and making one last memory, fans flocked into Betfair Hollywood Park for a final time Dec. 22. They were there until the lights went out on the Track of Lakes and Flowers.

  • Shared Belief rolls to victory in the CashCall Futurity.

    Shared Belief Puts CashCall Futurity in Bank

    Odds-on favorite Shared Belief, ridden patiently by Corey Nakatani, swept past outsider Candy Boy coming into the stretch and easily rolled to his third consecutive victory in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14.

  • Seek Again wins the Hollywood Derby.

    Seek Again Sneaks to Hollywood Derby Surprise

    British invader Seek Again, making his United States debut, rode the rail under Corey Nakatani to an impressive victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), which was run for the final time Dec. 1 at Hollywood Park.

  • Shared Belief wins the Hollywood Prevue Stakes.

    Shared Belief Rumbles in Hollywood Prevue

    Less than a week after Jim Rome's Jungle Racing parted with two-time Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Mizdirection, the radio and television personality resurfaced with another talented runner in Shared Belief.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Cup First Ladies

    A relatively few number of women's names crop up on trainer and jockey rosters in general, but in the 30 years of Breeders' Cup history the numbers are smaller still.

  • Tiz A Minister wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Tiz a Minister Wins Affirmed With Late Burst

    Tiz a Minister, on the mend from a foot bruise a month ago, rebounded for his first graded stakes victory with an eye-catching drive along the inside in the $100,750 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 2 at Hollywood Park.

  • Last Full Measure delivers an upset in the Madison.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455207566&k=KDSNfrv">Order This Photo</a>

    Last Full Measure Upsets Madison at Keeneland

    St. George Farm Racing's Last Full Measure, a winner in her only start at Keeneland, ran her record to two-for-two at the Kentucky racetrack with an upset victory in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) April 13.

  • Eblouissante will make her second start Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Eblouissante to Make Next Start at Hollywood

    A smashing winner in her much anticipated debut last month, Eblouissante, a half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make her second start Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Unbridled's Note streaks home to win the Eddie D Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut

    Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28.