Keyword: Fire With Fire

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  • Patricia Pavlish

    TOBA August Member of the Month

    This year, Patricia Pavlish has been on "fire" -- literally. Pavlish bred Fire with Fire, who has been a dominant presence on the turf.

  • Fire With Fire (right) and Quick Casablanca meet again in the Del Mar Handicap.

    Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap

    After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Fire With Fire comes on late to win the Charles Whittingham.

    Fire With Fire Finds Spark in Whittingham

    A change in tactics helped Fire With Fire post a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (gr. IIT) May 24 on the grass at Santa Anita Park, giving trainer Neil Drysdale a record-tying seventh win in the race.

  • Quick Casablanca (left) and Fire With Fire (right) finished a head apart in the Last Tycoon.

    Last Tycoon Rematch Set in Whittingham Stakes

    Quick Casablanca and Fire With Fire, separated by a head the last time they met for their respective Hall of Fame trainers, will battle again in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Quick Casablanca gets up late to win the Last Tycoon.

    Quick Casablanca Posts Last Tycoon Surprise

    Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca landed his first North American win when he overcame a slow start to nip Fire With Fire and favored Rookie Sensation in the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Fire With Fire comes home strong to win the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Fire With Fire Wires Marred San Luis Rey

    Fire With Fire, rated well on the lead by Tyler Baze, outfought stablemate Lucayan in deep stretch to register his first graded stakes win for trainer Neil Drysdale in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT)

  • Lucayan takes on four in the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Lucayan Can Give Drysdale Sixth San Luis Rey

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale will be looking for his sixth lifetime win in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 22 at Santa Anita. With two of the five entrants, he has a good shot to get it.

  • Jeranimo won the San Gabriel Stakes in 2010 and 2013 (shown).

    Jeranimo Defends San Gabriel Title Against 10

    Multiple grade I winner Jeranimo is back to defend his title in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 4 on the Santa Anita turf, one of two victories the gallant 8-year-old warrior earned last year.

  • Summer Hit dominates Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.

    Summer Hit Shows His Heels in Berkeley 'Cap

    Synthetic specialist Summer Hit controlled the pace as the 4-5 favorite and drew off in the stretch for a one-sided victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Vagabond Shoes (right) finished second in the Eddie Read.

    Who Will Step Forward in Del Mar Handicap?

    The $150,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 presents a golden opportunity for one of seven older colts and geldings to earn an automatic slot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall.

  • Sky Kingdom won the Tokyo City Cup last month on the dirt.

    Sky Kingdom Tries Turf in San Juan Capistrano

    Sky Kingdom showed his staying ability with an easy win in the Tokyo City Cup last month, so now's the time to find out if he can transfer that same success to the turf in the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap April 21.

  • Turbo Compressor won the United Nations at Monmouth Park July 7.

    BC Turf Qualifiers to Try Santa Anita Course

    Turbo Compressor and Casino Host, both qualifiers for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) later this fall, will take a test spin over the Santa Anita Park course in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30.

  • Casino Host holds off Dhaamer to win the Del Mar Handicap.

    Casino Host Feels At Home in Del Mar 'Cap

    Casino Host, a recent addition to the Southern California male turf division, conquered the 1 3/8-mile distance in his first try with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 25.

  • I'm Steppin' It Up powers home in the Kent Stakes.

    I'm Steppin' It Up Wires Off-the-Turf Kent

    Trainer Tony Pecoraro earned his 1,000th career victory in style Sept. 24 when I'm Steppin' It Up held off odds-on favorite King Congie to win the $265,300 Kent Stakes by two lengths at Delaware Park.