Keyword: Eddie Plesa Jr.

  • Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts

    NJ Horses Ship to Suffolk Despite Penalty

    The financial penalty recently imposed by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association on Monmouth Park-stabled trainers who run at Suffolk Downs and then try to return did not keep anyone away from the starting gate in Massachusetts Aug. 6.

  • Full Salute won the Hall of Fame Stakes at Parx Racing Sept. 26.

    Full Salute, Sheikh of Sheikhs Top Hutcheson

    Stakes winners Full Salute and Sheikh of Sheikhs top the field of seven 3-year-olds entered in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 2, one of five stakes on the first Saturday card of 2016.

  • Mr. Jordan

    Pegasus Winner Mr. Jordan to Haskell

    As anticipation builds for the running of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), the connections of Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) winner Mr. Jordan have declared their intent to face the champ.

  • The fence at Calder

    New Calder Backside Fence Stirs Controversy

    Parent company Churchill Downs Inc., preparing to redevelop parts of Calder Race Course, has started on the backside by putting up a wire fence. Trainers are saying the fence is a safety hazard and hinders access to barns.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • Itsmyluckyday won the Woodward Stakes on Aug. 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-C5fWbGv">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Shortens Up as Kelso Favorite

    Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid.

  • Souper Colossal wins the Sapling Stakes.

    Plesa Sweeps Juvenile Stakes at Monmouth

    And the beat goes on for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. at Monmouth Park Aug. 31 as he captured the racetrack's top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).

  • Itsmyluckyday fights off Moreno to win the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-mDj3wXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Outfights Moreno in Woodward

    Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30.

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    Plesa Hoping to Get Lucky in Woodward

    Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. is looking to turn the tables on Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno with Itsmyluckyday in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Itsmyluckyday faces 6 in the Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6g5BNjL">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Set for Majestic Light Stakes

    Itsmyluckyday, the runner-up in the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) who was sidelined with a pelvic injury for the later part of that season, has made the move back to Monmouth Park for the May 24 Majestic Light Stakes.

  • Itsmyluckyday makes his second start of 2014 in the Best of the Rest Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2337245250&k=LTKGMKL">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Heads Best of the Rest Stakes

    While preparing 2013 Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Itsmyluckyday for a start in the $75,000 Best of the Rest Stakes to be run April 26 at Gulfstream, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. revisited last year's Triple Crown experience.

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    Itsmyluckyday Recovering Well, Plesa Says

    Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Itsmyluckyday, pulled up in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) in June with what was later diagnosed as a fractured Ilium, a bone in the pelvic region, is coming along well, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said.

  • Itsmyluckyday works with Elvis Trujillo at Monmouth Park.

    Itsmyluckyday Breezes Half-Mile at Monmouth

    Itsmyluckyday worked a half-mile on the drying-out Monmouth Park main track in :47 1/5 between the third and fourth races May 12 as he prepares for his next start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Doing Well; Itsmyluckyday to Work

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson May 10 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 at Pimlico.

  • Itsmyluckyday breezed a mile in 1:43 1/5 April 18 at Calder.

    Itsmyluckyday Breezes a Mile at Calder

    Itsmyluckyday breezed a mile in 1:43 1/5 April 18 at Calder Casino & Race Course in his next to last work before shipping to Kentucky for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Speak Logistics faces 7 in the Calder Derby.

    Speak Logistics Tops Calder Derby

    Hardway Stables' Speak Logistics, third behind subsequent Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Orb in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), heads a field of eight for the Calder Derby.

  • Successful Song seeks her sixth career stakes win in the Rampart.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2331527074&k=4Rm2X3r">Order This Photo</a>

    Successful Song Seeks Encore in Rampart

    Successful Song was supposed to be embarking on a new career as a broodmare by now, but her connections at Live Oak Plantation changed the plan for their homebred daughter of Successful Appeal thanks to her winning ways.

  • Shanghai Bobby
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    Big Three Ready for Florida Derby Showdown

    A field of 10 has been entered for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park, although three horses are getting almost all of the attention: Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby, and Orb.

  • Frac Daddy (left) finished second in the Nov. 24 Kentucky Jockey Club behind Uncaptured.

    McPeek: Frac Daddy Likely for Florida Derby

    After sending out Frac Daddy for a five-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park on the morning of March 16, trainer Ken McPeek reported that the 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy would likely run next in the $1 million Florida Derby.

  • Itsmyluckyday

    Plesa's Itsmyluckyday Breezes Mile at Calder

    Itsmyluckyday was one of three top 3-year-olds trained by Eddie Plesa to work at Calder Casino & Race Course March 9, breezing an easy mile as he prepares for the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Itsmyluckyday Gets Back to Work

    Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa's 3-year-old Itsmyluckyday worked a half mile in :48 4/5 the morning of Feb. 23 at Calder Casino & Race Course for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.

  • Violence

    Unbeaten Violence Set for Fountain of Youth

    Undefeated Violence breezed five furlongs in 1:00.36 at Palm Meadows Training Center in his final preparation for a scheduled start in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Gulfstream Park