Keyword: Dale Baird

  • Trainer Baird Reaches Win 2,000

    Trainer John Baird secured the 2,000th victory of his career Oct. 24 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when Monba Number Five posted a front-running win in the first race.

  • Baird Remembered at Mountaineer

    The life and accomplishments of Dale Baird, the all-time leading trainer by wins, were remembered in a "Celebration of Life" gathering at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Jan. 14.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Hall of a Career

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - I never met Dale Baird. In fact, I never even saw one of his horses win in person. But in 2005 I voted for him to gain inclusion in racing's Hall of Fame.

  • Commentary: More than All Right

    <i>By - David Mullins</i> - The word "legend" is used frequently these days to describe people. Some might say the term is overused. But when one calls Dale Baird a legend, the term is apt and fitting.

  • Comic Strip Filly Tops Barretts Sale

    Legend Lucy, a 2-year-old daughter of Comic Strip whose third dam produced Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Larry the Legend, was purchased by Tom Acker and Bob Toomajian for $67,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale at Barretts Equine.

  • Richter Scale Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A Richter Scale colt was purchased by Berkey Bloodstock, as agent, for $62,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age conducted by Barretts Equine Ltd.

  • Hall of Fame Releases 2005 Nominees; New Procedures Used

    Ten horses, five jockeys, and five trainers have been nominated for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, museum president John von Stade announced Monday. The slate of nominees is the first presented under the revised procedures of Thoroughbred racing's official national Hall of Fame.

  • Evan I. Hammonds&lt;br&gt;Managing Editor

    That's Show Biz

    <i>By Evan Hammonds</i> -- A pat on the back goes to all involved at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for putting together a smooth and slick presentation of the 34th Eclipse Awards Jan. 24. A special nod should be given to Debbie Blair, the event coordinator and vice president of customer service at NTRA/Breeders' Cup.

  • Winning Counts

    <i>By Dan Arrigo</i> -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.

  • Trainer King Leatherbury (second from right) joins elite few winners of 6,000 races.

    At Last! Leatherbury Wins 6,000th Race

    History was made Saturday at Timonium when trainer King Leatherbury became only the third conditioner to saddle 6,000 winners as Cherokee Sunrise captured the seventh race on opening day of the state fair meet.