Keyword: Dermot Weld

  •  Harzand (left) fights off Idaho to win the Irish Derby.

    Harzand Completes Derby Double at Curragh

    Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-l) winner Harzand saw off a strong challenge from Idaho in the final furlong to seal a classic double in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 25 at the Curragh.

  • Bobby's Kitten

    Bobby's Kitten Readied for European Campaign

    After a fourth-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint this year, 2014 winner Bobby's Kitten will be campaigned in Europe in 2016 before returning home for another crack at the Turf Sprint at Santa Anita.

  • Golden Horn wins the Irish Champion Stakes despite bumping Free Eagle.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mKKr9Pp">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Horn Prevails in Leopardstown Thriller

    In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.

  • Kingman Looks to Bounce Back in Irish Guineas

    Kingman will get a chance to make amends for his close runner-up finish in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) earlier this month at Newmarket when he meets 13 opponents in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Emulous flies home to win the Matron 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%3D9654958%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Emulous Flies to Victory in Matron Stakes

    Emulous continued a terrific racing season for Juddmonte Farm when she swept past Together to win the $255,500 Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) by three widening lengths at Leopardstown Sept. 3.

  • Willcox Inn won the Arlington Classic on May 28 at Arlington Park.

    Willcox Inn Likely Choice in American Derby

    Willcox Inn, winner of the Arlington Classic, which kicked off the Mid-America Triple May 28 at Arlington Park, returns in pursuit of the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT), the second leg of the series July 9.

  • Mick Kinane, who rode Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.

    Jockey Mick Kinane Retires

    Mick Kinane, whose profile has never been higher thanks to his stunningly successful partnership with Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.

  • Gozzip Girl, winner of the Sands Point, is among 14 invitees to the American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

    Fourteen Invited to July 5 American Oaks

    Five fillies with graded stakes wins on turf and a pair from renowned European trainer Dermot Weld are among 14 invitees to the $700,000 American Oaks (gr. I) at Hollywood Park July 5.

  • Secretariat Stakes winner Winchester, will try to rebound in the Turf Cup following a 7th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Weld, Winchester Take Aim at Turf Cup

    The Irish tandem of trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Patrick Smullen, who combined to win the Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park four years ago with Dress to Thrill, have returned with their sights set on the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Dec. 6.

  • British Race Provides Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs and Great Britain's Kempton Park Racecourse have announced a race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that will provide a clear path for the winner to a starting spot in the field for the 2009 running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Winchester pulls away in the Secretariat.

    Winchester Takes Down Tizdejavu

    Rene Douglas snuck a peek around each shoulder approaching the quarter-pole in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), knowing that he had a loaded gun underneath him. The veteran jockey then let Winchester loose, and the 3-year-old son of Theatrical swallowed pacesetter Tizdejavu, eventually drawing clear for a convincing 7 1/4-length upset victory Aug. 9 at Arlington Park.

  • Nightime Puts Guineas Rivals to Sleep

    Nightime gave trainer Dermot Weld and his mother, Marguerite, the thrill of a lifetime when she stormed home a six-length winner of the Boylesports Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at The Curragh on Sunday.

  • Grey Swallow and Alex Solis win the  Jim Murray Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Grey Swallow Takes Flight in Jim Murray 'Cap

    The former Irish Derby (Ire-I) victor Grey Swallow delivered a devastating punch in the stretch to leave his opponents far behind in the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Grey Swallow Works Mile for Murray Handicap

    Grey Swallow, winner of the 2004 Irish Derby (Ire-I), worked one mile on the Hollywood Park turf course Sunday in 1:39 1/5 in preparation for the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on Saturday.

  • Grey Swallow Clears Quarantine for Murray 'Cap

    Grey Swallow, winner of the 2004 Irish Derby (Ire-I), cleared quarantine at Hollywood Park Wednesday after being flown to California Monday for the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on May 13.

  • Irish Derby Winner 'Swallow Due at Hollywood

    Grey Swallow, winner of the 2004 Irish Derby (Ire-I), is scheduled to arrive at Hollywood Park Monday for the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on May 13.

  • International Runners Set to Claim 'The Cup'

    Final declarations are in for the 2005 Melbourne Cup and only a handful of International contenders remain in the field for the historic two-mile, group I event. English invader Carte Diamond was the last to drop out after a freak accident in a morning workout yesterday.

  • 'Swallow Beats Bago in Tattersalls Gold Cup

    Always game Grey Swallow, upset winner of the Irish Derby (Ire-I) last year, returned to The Curragh Sunday to surprise again, defeating French star Bago by three-quarters of a length in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I).

  • Trainer Dermot Weld Scores 3,000th Career Win

    Irish trainer Dermot Weld scored his 3,000th career win Feb. 17 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse when King Jock, under jockey Pat Smullen, posted a 1 3/4-length victory in the San Siro International Stakes over 1,500 meters on the turf during the Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • European Hopes Get Familiar With Arlington

    Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd.'s colt Simple Exchange, one of several prominent European invaders for Saturday's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), worked Wednesday at Arlington Park.

  • Weld Keeps it 'Simple' in American Derby

    Irish trainer Dermot Weld's continued his recent good fortune in the American Derby (gr. IIT) Saturday when Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd.'s Simple Exchange registered a neck victory in the $250,000 race for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park.

  • Yeats Wins Derby Trial at Leopardstown

    Yeats, the slight early favorite for the June 5 Vodafone Derby at Epsom, turned in a workmanlike performance for trainer Aidan O'Brien in winning the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (Ire-II) at Leopardstown on Sunday.

  • U.S. Winner Rosencrans Tops Dubai Field

    Godolphin's Rosencrans, winner of his sole juvenile start in the United States last year, turned the 3-year-old conditions race over 1,500 meters at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday night into a procession.

  • Kinane Leaving Ballydoyle

    Jockey Mick Kinane confirmed Friday that he'll end his successful five-year stint as leading stable rider for trainer Aidan O'Brien and Ballydoyle.

  • Dermot Weld's Relaxed Plan

    Most trainers are spending this Breeders' Cup week convincing themselves and everyone around them they have the absolute best horse in their respective races. Dermot Weld, it should be known, is an exception to the rule.

  • Dimitrova an Early Arrival for Breeders' Cup

    Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) winner Dimitrova arrived in Southern California late Wednesday night from New York and was safely bedded down in barn 68 at Santa Anita to begin preparations for her next start in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) on Oct. 25.

  • Trainer's Race at Newmarket Bubbles Along

    Whichever trainer at Newmarket earns the most points from placings in group events wins his or her weight in Ruinart Champagne.John Dunlop currently has the lead, followed closely by John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute, and Dermot Weld.

  • Dimitrova, Breeders' Cup bound.

    BC-Bound Dimitrova Impressive in Flower Bowl

    Joseph Higgins' Dimitrova, ridden by Jerry Bailey, edged in front in deep stretch and drove to a one-length victory in the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) over the German entry Walzerkoenigin Saturday at Belmont Park.