Keyword: Corey Nakatani

  • Sharp Lisa and Corey Nakatani, right, battle Memorette and Kent Desormeaux at the top of the stretch before Sharp Lisa wins the Las Virgenes Stakes,  Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sharp Lisa Slices to Las Virgenes Victory

    Passed by Memorette in upper stretch, odds-on favorite Sharp Lisa refused to give in, coming back powerfully in the final sixteenth of a mile to tally a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Nakatani Wins in Return from Suspension

    Jockey Corey Nakatani returned from a 30-day suspension in style Friday with a two-length victory aboard Courtly Jazz in the $54,400 allowance feature at Santa Anita Park.

  • Flores to Ride Sweet Catomine in Santa Ysabel

    David Flores and Sweet Catomine, the very likely 2-year-old filly champion of 2004, are scheduled to join forces again Sunday when the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (g. I) winner makes her 3-year-old debut in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Dubleo wins the Generous Stakes.

    Dubleo Generous Winner for Pletcher

    Trainer Todd Pletcher shipped to Southern California for his second Hollywood Turf Festival triumph in as many days when Dubleo registered his sixth win of 2004 in the $100,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds going a mile on the turf.

  • Nakatani to Ride in All 8 Breeders' Cup Races

    Corey Nakatani, who celebrated his 34th birthday Oct. 21, has been booked to ride in all eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Cozy Guy, left, hangs on to beat Lava Man and win the California Cup Classic, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Hendricks' Cozy Guy Wins Cal Cup Classic

    Trainer Dan Hendricks, paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident July 7, won the $250,000 California Cup Classic when his 20-1 shot Cozy Guy gutted out a stretch-long duel over 25-1 Lava Man at Oak Tree Santa Anita Park.

  • Nimble Balletto On Her Toes in Frizette

    Darley Stable's Balletto rallied late after ducking away from wavering leader Sis City near the eighth pole to win the $500,000 Frizette (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Sweet Catomine, ridden by Corey Nakatani, cruises to victory in the Oak Leaf Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sweet Catomine Canters to Oak Leaf Victory

    Sweet Catomine emerged from the $200,000 Oak Leaf (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet as a major contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park with a sweeping victory Saturday.

  • Lundy's Liability, ridden by David Flores, wins the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Lundy's Liability Tops 'Impact to Win Goodwood

    Lundy's Liabililty engaged in a spirited duel with heavy favorite Total Impact through most of Saturday's $480,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) before prevailing on the inside by a head at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet.

  • Dubleo Double Trouble in Summer Stakes

    Favored Dubleo, trained by Todd Pletcher, scored a front-running victory in the $277,750 Summer Stakes (Can-II) for 2-year-olds Sunday on the Woodbine turf.

  • Diamond A Wins Del Mar Leading Owner Title

    The Diamond A Racing Corporation of Gerald Ford, led by Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, came away the big winner among owners at the close of the 2004 Del Mar meeting on Sept. 8.

  • Blackdoun, outside, collars Toasted, middle, and Laura's Lucky Boy, inside, to win the Del Mar Derby.

    Blackdoun's Blast Completes Del Mar Sweep

    French-bred Blackdoun unleashed his powerful late run to nip Toasted and Laura's Lucky Boy by a neck in the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and remain undefeated in three United States starts for trainer Julio Canani.

  • Perfect Moon Shines Over Borrego in El Cajon

    Royce S. Jaime's Perfect Moon, who last summer won the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) and then was third to Siphonizer in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II), cruised to a decisive 4 1/2-length victory Friday night in the $79,550 El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds.

  • Elloluv's in Top Form in Del Mar Victory

    J. Paul Reddam's Elloluv, a leading 3-year-old filly in 2003 when she won the Ashland Stakes (gr. I), but winless in six subsequent starts in top company, returned to form Thursday with a solid victory in the featured $76,000 Piedra Foundation Handicap.

  • Nakatani Takes a Punch, Delivers Knockout

    Jockey Corey Nakatani took at least one punch in a jockeys' room fracas after the first race Friday at Del Mar, then came back to register a knockout of his own with three victories in his final four rides.

  • Roman Ruler wins the Best Pal Stakes, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Roman Ruler in Full Command of Best Pal

    Fog City Stable's heavily-favored Roman Ruler, in his second career start, galloped past his stablemate Actxecutive in mid-stretch on his way to an easy victory in the Best Pal (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Blackdoun, left, wins the La Jolla Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Blackdoun Kicks Home Late in La Jolla

    Blackdoun, a colt who chased some good ones in France, won his second stakes race in as many tries at Del Mar this summer, taking the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday.

  • Where We Left Off Ties Matchmaker Knot

    Moyglare Stud Farm's Where We Left Off found another gear in the final sixteenth of a mile, surging past the comfortably leading Mrs. M for a one-length triumph in the $100,000 Matchmaker Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the Monmouth Park turf Sunday.

  • Sarafan Looks Like Old Self in Escondido

    Gary A. Tanaka's veteran stakes campaigner Sarafan showed his class Wednesday with a decisive victory in the featured $79,000 Escondido Handicap at the marathon distance of 1 3/8 miles on the grass at Del Mar.

  • Rock Hard Ten en route to winning the Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Rock Hard Ten Finally Gets His Way in Swaps

    Rock Hard Ten finally had the day everyone was waiting for in the $409,300 Swaps Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday, taking command in the stretch for an easy 3 3/4-length victory.

  • Friendly Michelle takes Prioress in convincing style.

    Friendly Michelle Popular Prioress Winner

    Ed Friendly's favored Friendly Michelle got a perfect stalking trip with Corey Nakatani in the saddle and bounded away from speedy Forest Music in the stretch for a convincing win in the $250,000 Prioress (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Dynever Shines in San Bernardino Handicap

    Trainer Christophe Clement's decision to ship Dynever to Santa Anita for the 4-year-old colt's 2004 debut turned out to be a good one when the son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1049059&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Dynaformer</a> romped to victory in the $110,600 San Bernardino Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Injunction Issued in Nakatani's Suspension

    Jockey Corey Nakatani received a stay of a 30-day suspension he was given on March 11 and will continue to ride until the California Horse Racing Board hears his appeal, which should come in "a few weeks," according to the rider.

  • Mooji Moo Grabs Moola In Nextel Sprint

    Mooji Moo cleared the field early and had enough to hold off Bold Roberta in Saturday's $300,000 Sunshine Millions Nextel Filly & Mare Sprint to tally a 17-1 upset under a light rain at Santa Anita.

  • Rivals Get Jump as Valenzuela Serves Days

    Except for designated races during the first eight days this meet, Patrick Valenzuela won't ride regularly until the 14th day of the 84-day Santa Anita meeting.

  • 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.

  • Jockeys Plan Japan-to-Hollywood Double Duty

    Jockeys Alex Solis, Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani will be busy on Nov. 30. All three have been able to make flight arrangements that will enable them to ride in both the $4 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and the $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park later in the day.

  • Spring Star Outlasts 'Mission in Palomar 'Cap

    In spite of coming out in the stretch, Wertheimer Farm's front-running Spring Star held on gamely between Magic Mission and Garden in the Rain to register a neck score in the $191,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Del Mar grass.

  • Dessert Serves Up Sweet Stakes Debut

    The Thoroughbred Corp. homebred Dessert, making her debut in stakes company, captured Sunday's $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in gate-to-wire fashion, holding off an unlucky Solar Echo by a neck on the grass.

  • The Secret in 'Bernardo? Just Let Her Run

    Secret Liaison wasn't supposed to go to the lead in Saturday's $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares, but when she did, jockey Corey Nakatani decided he'd tag along for what proved to be a dominating four-length victory.

  • Sarafan Returns to Del Mar Winner's Circle

    Two grade I winners whose connections are hoping for bigger things this fall, Gary Tanaka's Sarafan and The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Johar hooked up in the $75,675 Harry F. Brubaker Handicap, which started with just three horses at Del Mar Friday.

  • Nakatani on Perfect Soul in Arlington Million

    West Coast-based jockey Corey Nakatani, who finished second by a head aboard Gary A. Tanaka's Sarafan in the 2002 Arlington Million, will now get a chance to make amends for that defeat with the mount on Charles E. Fipke's Perfect Soul in Saturday's 21st running of the grade I centerpiece of the Chicago Thoroughbred racing season.

  • Voodoo Dancer Wins Diana Photo This Time

    Green Hills Farm's Voodoo Dancer, widest of five pressing for the lead in deep stretch, pulled away from the others while edging favored Heat Haze for a neck victory in Saturday's $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Royal Heroine was the first graded stakes win for Magic Mission.

    Magic Mission Collects First Graded Win in Royal Heroine

    Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Magic Mission ended her seven-race losing streak at Hollywood Park Saturday, circling the field coming out of the turn for home to score an upset in $112,200 Royal Heroine (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by a head over Little Treasure.

  • Voodoo Dancer carries Corey Nakatani to victory in the Beverly Hills Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Voodoo Dancer Casts Spell in Beverly Hills

    Green Hills Farm's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Voodoo Dancer snapped a three-race losing streak and reached the winner's circle for the first time in 2003 with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Joey Franco Wins Ack Ack; Crafty C.T. Fourth

    Joey Franco moved to the lead with authority on the far turn and went on to post a one-length victory under jockey Patrick Valenzuela in Saturday's $91,325 Ack Ack Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • Chiming Strikes in Yerba Buena for Frankel

    Castleton Lyons' Irish-bred Chiming, winner of just two of 22 races, captured Saturday's $107,500 Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Bay Meadows.

  • Senorita Stakes Features Major Idea

    Major Idea, whose three-race winning streak ended when favored in Santa Anita's Providencia Stakes last month, will be out to make amends Saturday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.

  • Alexine Returns in Hollywood's Hawthorne

    Alexine, a gray mare who lost by a nose when favored in last year's Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III), will be the high weight and probable favorite in this year's $100,000-added running on Friday night at Hollywood Park.