Keyword: David Hofmans

  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

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    Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26.

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    Melatonin, Hoppertunity Face Off in Gold Cup

    If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Melatonin and Joe Talamo upset the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Melatonin 16-1 Stunner in Big 'Cap

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin provided a 16-1 shocker in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), taking the field of nine gate-to-wire to score by 4 1/4 lengths March 12.

  • Trainer David Hofmans hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten, who won the 2014 Eddie D Stakes.

    Hofmans Hopes to Add to Turf Sprint Success

    Trainer David Hofmans, who saddled 36-1 shot Desert Code to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten.

  • Home Run Kitten (left) gets up late to win the Eddie D. over Ambitious Brew.

    Home Run Kitten Goes Deep to Take Eddie D.

    Home Run Kitten went deep to nab favored Ambitious Brew by a nose in the $101,500 Eddie D. Stakes to conclude opening-day action of the autumn meet at Santa Anita Park with a 10-1 upset over the hillside turf course Sept. 26.

  • Schoolofhardrocks finished fourth in the San Felipe Stakes.

    Schoolofhardrocks Works Well for SA Derby

    Schoolofhardrocks, fourth-place finisher in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), worked six furlongs on Santa Anita's main track the morning of March 28 in 1:12 4/5 in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

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    Trainer Hofmans Secures Career Win 1,000

    Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.

  • J P's Gusto tries two turns in the Norfolk Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9176160%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    J P's Gusto Tries Two Turns in Norfolk

    With four consecutive stakes victories, J P's Gusto has dominated the Southern California juvenile stage. In Oak Tree's $250,000 Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Oct. 2, he'll try two turns for the first time.

  • J P's Gusto scored a half-length win in the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9134902%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valenzuela Picks Up Best Pal Win With 'Gusto

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela earned his first California stakes victory since the fall of 2007 when he guided J P's Gusto to a front-running half-length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

  • Patrick Valenzuela at Del Mar

    Valenzuela to Ride J P's Gusto in Best Pal

    Patrick Valenzuela, a five-time champion at Del Mar but riding at the seashore for the first time in three years, will ride 2-1 morning line favorite J P's Gusto in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.

  • Hollywood Juvenile Championship winner J P's Gusto headlines the Best Pal.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9097250%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    A Best Pal with Gusto

    J P's Gusto, the odds-on winner of the July 5 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), will take the next step on his life's journey Aug. 8 at Del Mar in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Desert Code headlines the Morvich on opening day at Oak Tree. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7756079%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Morvich Kicks Off Santa Anita's Oak Tree Meet

    Fittingly featuring 2008 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint champion Desert Code, the Sept. 30 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) heads Oak Tree's 31-day season at Santa Anita, one that will be highlighted by the two-day, $25.5-million Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 6 and 7.

  • Trainer David Hofmans sends out undefeated I'll Show Them in the La Jolla.

    Ten to Face Off in La Jolla Handicap

    Glen Hill Farm's Florida homebred I'll Show Them puts his two-race undefeated record on the line Aug. 15 as he steps up to stakes company in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds on Del Mar's Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Greg's Gold last race was a victory in the Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II).
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    Greg's Gold Retired from Racing

    Greg's Gold, winner of the 2005 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) and an earner of $1,067,923, has been retired from racing because of "wear and tear," according to his trainer, David Hofmans.

  • Pat O'Brien winner Greg's Gold headlines the Vernon Underwood Stakes.

    Greg's Gold Looks to Rebound

    Already with a stakes win over the Hollywood Cushion Track this year, Greg's Gold will try to put a disappointing Breeders' Cup behind him when he faces five rivals in the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 2, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up.

  • Greg's Gold trains at Monmouth earlier this week.

    Hofmans Confident in Balance and Greg's Gold

    David Hofmans, who will send out two horses in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, is convinced the advantages will outweigh the obstacles facing his runners in the Oct. 27 races at Monmouth Park.

  • Octave would be Jack and Laurie Wolf's second Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. 1) winner.

    Distaff Owners Seek to Double Their Fun

    Jack and Laurie Wolf and John and Jerry Amerman will all be looking for their second victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff when they send out Octave and Balance, respectively, Saturday at Monmouth Park.

  • Desert Code, ridden by Richard Migliore, storms to the wire in the Affirmed Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1444276%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Desert Code Wires Affirmed Handicap

    Desert Code, beaten in photo finishes in his last two starts, left nothing to chance this time, scooting to a front-running 1 3/4-length victory under jockey Richard Migliore in Sunday's $106,600 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • Level Red, Black Seventeen to Try Santa Anita Derby

    With favored Ravel out of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) with an injury, new candidates Black Seventeen and Level Red have surfaced for the 70th running of the the West Coast's major 3-year-old steppingstone on April 7.

  • Balance storms down the stretch to win the Santa Margarita Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D866628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steady Balance Overcomes Obstacles in 'Margarita

    Balance, the nation's leading 3-year-old filly last year before going off kilter, continued her ascent toward the top of the older female division on Saturday while overcoming obstacles to win Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Balance and Victor Espinoza (left) hit the head of the stretch on the way to the win in the La Canada Stakes.

    Balance Beaming Again in Crisp La Canada Win

    John Amerman's Balance, a two-time grade I winner last year, resembled her old self while winning the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths over Bai and Bai Sunday at Santa Anita.

  • Bluegrass Cat Breezes for Belmont Stakes

    Bluegrass Cat, the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner up to Barbaro, breezed five furlongs over Belmont's main track Sunday morning in 1:00.30.

  • Bluegrass Cat Breezes for Belmont Stakes

    Bluegrass Cat, the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner up to Barbaro, breezed five furlongs over Belmont's main track Sunday morning in 1:00.30.

  • Sacred Light Works Quick Seven Furlongs

    With jockey Aaron Gryder aboard, Amerman Racing Stables homebred Sacred Light worked seven furlongs in 1:28 at Hollywood Park Wednesday as the 3-year-old colt continued to make progress toward a start in the May 6 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Kentucky Oaks hopeful Wait a While works a half-mile at Churchill Saturday morning.

    Balance in Sharp Drill for Oaks; Wait a While Works

    Amerman Racing Stables' Balance sharpened up for her May 5 engagement in the $500,000 added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong work in :59 3/5 on Saturday morning at Hollywood Park.

  • Balance, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Balance On the Beam in Santa Anita Oaks

    Amerman Racing's Balance overpowered her eight rivals in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) to make it back-to-back grade I victories for trainer David Hofmans and established herself as Southern California's leading contender for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Victor Espinoza finds Balance in Las Virgenes.

    Balance Tips Grade I Heights in Las Virgenes

    Beaten by just a half-length in her first try for a grade I victory in December, Amerman Racing's Balance got the job done in fine fashion Saturday, winning the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.

  • Balance rolls to a 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's Sharp Cat Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

    Balance In Sync Bagging Sharp Cat

    Balance, a disqualification away from being undefeated, successfully made the transition from turf to dirt while rolling to a 1 3/4-length victory under jockey Victor Espinoza in Sunday's $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.