Keyword: Excellent Meeting

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

  • Cougar Cat

    Cougar Cat to Stand at Richland Hills

    Cougar Cat, a graded stakes-placed son of Storm Cat raced by Nathan Fox's Richland Hills, will stand at that farm near Midway, Ky., in 2009, it was announced Oct. 22. His fee will be $5,000.

  • Excellent Meeting, during the 1999 campaign.

    On This Date....

    Feb. 13, 1999<br><b>Excellent Meeting at Santa Anita</b>

  • Composure Should Be Heavy Favorite in Starlet

    Composure, second by one-half length to unbeaten Storm Flag Flying in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on Oct. 26, returns to action for trainer Bob Baffert at Hollywood Park on Saturday as the solid favorite in the $376,500 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I).

  • John Mabee

    California Breeder-Owner John Mabee Dead at 80

    John C. Mabee, who parlayed a corner grocery store into one of the country's most prominent breeding and racing operations, died April 24 at the Casa Palmera Care Center in Del Mar, less than a week after suffering a major stroke. He was 80.

  • Excellent Meeting Foals Storm Cat Colt

    Millionaire Excellent Meeting produced her first foal, a Storm Cat colt, March 22 at Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable near Malvern, Pa.

  • Mabee Stepping Down from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

    John C. Mabee, a founding member of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and its leader for almost 25 years, is stepping down from his role as chairman of its board of directors and will be named director emeritus with the start of the New Year.

  • Excellent Meeting, new acquisition by Brushwood Stable, will be bred to Storm Cat in 2001.

    Excellent Meeting Sold; Will Be Bred To Storm Cat

    Pennsylvania breeder-owner Elizabeth Moran privately purchased millionaire Excellent Meeting from John and Betty Mabee and announced that the 4-year-old Seattle Slew granddaughter would be bred to leading sire Storm Cat in 2001.

  • Excellent Meeting, preparing for the 1999 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Millionaire Excellent Meeting Retired

    John and Betty Mabee's homebred millionaire Excellent Meeting arrived at the couple's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., on Aug. 16 following the announcement of her retirement from racing.

  • Riboletta Earns Fourth Straight Win

    Aaron and Marie Jones' Riboletta won her fourth consecutive race Saturday at Del Mar, reeling in pacesetter Gourmet Girl before pulling away to win the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II).

  • Riboletta 125-Pound Clement Hirsch Highweight

    Having swept the three major stakes races on the main track for older fillies and mares at the recently concluded Hollywood Park meet, Riboletta will have to face the burden of a winner in the handicap ranks as she goes to post as the 125-pound highweight in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Del Mar.