Keyword: David Vance

  • Kiss Moon catches I'm Already Sexy to win the Old Forester Mint Julep.

    Kiss Moon Makes Grade in Mint Julep

    Kiss Moon collared front-runner I'm Already Sexy in late stretch and thrust out her head on the line to win the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (gr. IIIT) June 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Class

    Steve Asmussen, Don McNeill, David Vance, Kip Deville, and Highland Ice are the 2012 Thoroughbred class set for induction into Oklahoma's Horse Racing Hall of Fame. They will be honored Sept. 26 at Remington Park.

  • Life At Ten

    Life At Ten Officially Retired

    Life At Ten, the star-crossed multiple grade I winner whose career will likely be best remembered for a race she did not win, has been retired following a last-place finish in the $350,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kiss Mine Tries to Rebound in Cardinal 'Cap

    Kiss Mine, whose four-race winning streak was ended in an unplaced finish in the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) one month ago, looks to get back in the win column in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.

  • Leparoux Scores 1,000th Career Victory

    Jockey Julien Leparoux won the 1,000th race of his career when he guided My Little Connor to a 1 3/4-length victory for trainer Dave Vance in the third race at Churchill Downs May 13.

  • David Vance

    Inside Track: Working on a Comeback

    Every morning for more than four decades David Vance made the same trek up Interstate I-71 to Turfway Park. Beginning in 1966, his first year as a trainer, Vance's schedule was the same, waking up at the crack of dawn, jumping in his car, and venturing to the Florence, Ky., racetrack to tend to his stable of horses. But Dec. 9, while making the drive for who-knows-how-many-thousandth-time, life changed in an instant.

  • La Reason Looks for Back-to-Back Molly Pitcher Wins

    Last year La Reason shipped into Monmouth Park from Kentucky to win the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II). This year she'll try to record back-to-back wins in the 1 1/16-mile race as a member of the home team after trainer David Vance relocated his stable from Churchill Downs to the New Jersey oval.

  • Maggie Slew finished second in her career debut.

    Slew's Final Offspring Second In Debut

    Maggie Slew, the final offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, finished second in her career debut in the third race at Churchill Downs on Sunday.

  • My Trusty Cat Seeks Repeat Win in Chicago BC

    Carl Pollard's grade I winner My Trusty Cat will return to defend her title in Saturday's $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. Trained by David Vance, My Trusty Cat won last year's seven-furlong event by 1 <h120z4.0k-25b-2.625>3<h100z8.0k-8b0>/<h120z4.0k0b-0.225>4<h100z8.0b0>lengths over Our Josefina.

  • My Boston Gal Sharp in Prep for Churchill Downs

    Chester Porter, Phil Milner and Randy Bloch's My Boston Gal turned in a sparkling effort in a steady rain with a sharp workout in preparation for Sunday's $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap (gr.II).

  • My Trusty Cat, left, one to beat in the TCA Stakes, Sunday at Keeneland.

    My Trusty Cat One to Beat in TCA Stakes

    Carl F. Pollard's My Trusty Cat is the one to beat when she faces five other fillies and mares in the six-furlong, $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) Sunday at Keeneland.

  • La Reason surprises in Molly Pitcher.

    La Reason Posts Molly Pitcher Surprise

    K and K Racing Stable's La Reason rolled to the lead in upper stretch and drew off to an impressive three-length win in the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Monmouth Park.

  • Chicago BC 'Cap No Sweat for My Trusty Cat

    Carl F. Pollard's My Trusty Cat made a last-to-first rally to win the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares by 1 ¾ lengths over Our Josephina on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Kiss the Devil Downs Mint Julep Field

    Carl F. Pollard's stubborn Kiss The Devil overtook Crystal Sea in the stretch and held off favored Quick Tip by a neck in Saturday's $168,300 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • My Trusty Cat Can Get Back on Track in Dogwood

    The spring has been far from a flawless season for Carl Pollard's My Trusty Cat, but trainer David Vance hopes to get the daughter of Tale of the Cat back on track in Saturday's $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Fantasy Time for My Trusty Cat

    Three-year-old fillies are the center of attention Friday at Oaklawn Park's Racing Festival of the South when an evenly matched field of six vies in the $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II).

  • Lady Tak, Perfect Wave Face Distance Test

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Lady Tak and Overbrook Farm's Perfect Wave will both be trying a longer game when the 3-year-old fillies put their unblemished records on the line in Sunday's $100,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds.

  • My Trusty Cat Wins Delta Princess Duel

    Carl F. Pollard's My Trusty Cat, ridden by Terry Thompson, collared favored Souris in the stretch and won the duel to the wire by a length, capturing the inaugural $250,000 Delta Princess Stakes at one mile for 2-year-old fillies at Delta Downs Saturday night.

  • Mandy's Gold, Caressing Headline Chicago BC 'Cap

    Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold, highweighted at 116 pounds, and Carl Pollard's Caressing, champion 2-year-old filly of 2000, will be the likely favorites for the $150,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares, at Arlington Park on June 8.

  • Two Defect From Apple Blossom Field

    The connections of Caressing and Atelier have opted to skip Saturday's $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), part of a double-header with the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I) in Oaklawn Park's Racing Festival of the South.

  • Unbridled Elaine Takes Iowa Oaks

    Unbridled Elaine showed she still belongs among the best 3-year-old fillies in the country on Thursday when she easily won the $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows by nearly nine lengths. On the same day, 13-1 longshot Elodare took the $75,000 Cyclone Stakes for Iowa-breds.

  • Trainer Vance Hits Jackpot with 47-1 Caressing

    Who would have thought a claiming trainer who has won more than a thousand races, and lost many more than that, would be a perfect one-for-one in the Breeders' Cup? But it happened Nov. 4, appropriately at his home base, when Caressing, at 47-1 the longest shot on the board, won the $1,025,920 Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).