Keyword: Gary Mandella

  • Living The Life

    Living The Life Seeks Third PID Masters

    Living The Life, a four-time stakes winner and an earner of nearly $1 million, certainly has nothing to be ashamed of regarding her career, but it's hard not to wonder what could have been if she arrived in the U.S. a handful of years earlier.

  • No Silent won the Eddie D Stakes on October 3.

    No Silent First BC Starter for Californians

    Jerry and Jan Hawthorne have attended the Breeders' Cup World Championships many times, but this year's renewal marks their debut as participants with TwinSpires Turf Sprint (gr. IT) hopeful No Silent.

  • Living The Life

    Living The Life Back on Grass in Goldikova

    A winner in her last five starts over synthetic footing, HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing's Living The Life will head back to the Southern California turf Nov. 1 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

  • Living The Life wins the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

    Living The Life Repeats in PID Masters

    Synthetic specialist Living The Life rallied to win the Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) for the second year in a row. She covered the 6 1/2 furlongs of Tapeta footing in 1:15.17.

  • Valiant Emilia <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-NBNWj3f">Order This Photo</a>

    Hopes of Calderon, Peru With Valiant Emilia

    Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru.

  • Living The Life wins the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

    Living The Life 'Masters' Stakes Debut

    All-weather sprint specialist Living The Life, a recent arrival from overseas, added a third straight win to her record Sept. 8 in taking the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Kindle

    Kindle One to Catch in Deep Monrovia Field

    Idle for more than 11 months, Kindle will put her blazing speed to the test as part of a deep field in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course Jan. 5.

  • Silentio

    Eight to Contest Citation Handicap

    Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred Silentio, third in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will make his Betfair Hollywood Park debut Nov. 29 in the $250,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Jeranimo takes on 9 in the Eddie Read, including French invader Sofast.

    French Raider Sofast May Shake Up Eddie Read

    French invader Sofast adds a new face to the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, which attracted a familiar group of Southern California-based middle-distance turf runners to the first grade I event of the season July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Silentio won the Sir Beaufort at Santa Anita on Dec. 26.

    Silentio Packs Top Weight in 14-Horse Arcadia

    Lightly raced Silentio, a stylish winner of his stakes debut to begin the Santa Anita season in December, will be part of a packed starting gate for his first start as a 4-year-old in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Kindle has a record of four wins and three seconds in nine lifetime starts.

    Kindle Switches to Dirt for Santa Monica

    After giving Mizdirection quite a tussle earlier this month on the hillside turf course, the speedster Kindle switches to dirt for the $250,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Silentio wins the Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Silentio Shows Style with Sir Beaufort Win

    Silentio, a lightly-raced son of Japanese-bred stallion Silent Name, registered victory in his stakes debut in the $150,750 Sir Beaufort (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Park on opening day of the winter meet.

  • HRTV to Air Dubai World Cup Card

    For the fifth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the Dubai World Cup night, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from the new Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 27.

  • Is Gold Cup next for Shoemaker winner, The Tin Man?<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%3D1292138%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Could Gold Cup Be On Tap for The Tin Man?

    Trainer Richard Mandella says he's toying with the idea of running The Tin Man in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) following the 9-year-old gelding's impressive win in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Monday.

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    Silent Name Speaks Up in Commonwealth

    Silent Name, making his initial start on a synthetic surface, won for the first time in more than a year when he dominated 10 foes in the $400,000 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Milk It Mick, one of several contenders in Monday's Shoemaker BC Mile, shown winning the Frank E. Kilroe Mile in March.

    Silent Name Chases Cesario in Shoemaker

    Trainer Gary Mandella hopes that Japanese-bred Silent Name can follow in the footsteps of last year's American Oaks (gr. IT) victor Cesario with a victory Monday on the Hollywood Park turf in the $300,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Patience Pays as Silent Name Wins Arcadia

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano's biggest problem in winning the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Saturday was trying to keep the Japanese-bred Silent Name patient as they waited for room on the far turn.

  • Taste of Paradise, winning the Vosburgh.

    Taste of Paradise Retired Due to Tendon Injury

    David B. Bloom's Taste of Paradise, winner of the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and second, beaten a head, in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired after developing a small lesion on his left front leg, trainer Gary Mandella said Friday.

  • Taste of Paradise tastes victory in the Vosburgh.

    Hunch Pays for Taste of Paradise in Vosburgh

    Trainer Gary Mandella played a hunch that Taste of Paradise would appreciate the wide turn and sandy surface of Belmont Park and came away with a shocking victory in the Vosburgh (gr. I) Saturday at odds of 26-1.

  • Nakatani Wins in Return from Suspension

    Jockey Corey Nakatani returned from a 30-day suspension in style Friday with a two-length victory aboard Courtly Jazz in the $54,400 allowance feature at Santa Anita Park.

  • Taste of Paradise, outside, goes stride for stride down the stretch with Watchem Smokey, inside, to win the Underwood.

    G. Mandella's Milestone a Taste of Paradise

    David Bloom's Taste of Paradise, the longest shot in the field at 26-1, gave trainer Gary Mandella his first graded stakes win by barely a nose over Watchem Smokey in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Stormica Heads Full Field in Las Cienegas

    Stormica, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly, seeks her third consecutive victory in the United States in the $100,000-added Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita downhill turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs.

  • Death of mentor and friend dims the World Cup victory celebration for trainer Richard Mandella.

    Dubai World Cup Victory Bittersweet for Mandella

    As happy as trainer Dick Mandella was after winning the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), that's how crushed he was moments after the race when he was told on the phone by his son, Gary, in California, that his longtime friend and mentor, V.J. "Lefty" Nickerson, had died in his sleep just hours earlier.

  • Just Too Too Looks to Extend Streak in Flawlessly

    Unbeaten Just Too Too, a California-bred daughter of In Excess, will seek her first stakes win while attempting to extend her victory streak to five on Sunday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Flawlessly Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.

  • Cuts Will Keep Man Among Men Out of Derby

    Man Among Men, who finished 10th in the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) as the 5-2 favorite, suffered cuts on his right front leg in the race and will not run in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 3, trainer Gary Mandella said Sunday morning.

  • Man Among Men Shows Improving Signs

    Man Among Men, a disappointing seventh in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on March 16, will attempt to regain his footing on the Triple Crown trail when the son of Gentlemen runs in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby on April 12.

  • Man Among Men Likely for Arkansas Derby

    Man Among Men, in need of more time following his disappointing seventh in the San Felipe, probably will pass the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on april 5 and point to the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (Gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles at Oaklawn Park a week later.

  • Baffert Delighted to Get Bailey Back for Big 'Cap

    Trainer Bob Baffert expressed delight in having Jerry Bailey back aboard Congaree for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) following the defection Tuesday of Medaglia d'Oro

  • Mandella Plots Patient Path for His 'Man'

    Perhaps influenced by his patient father, Richard, Gary Mandella is not caught up in Derby fever with a promising 3-year-old colt named Man Among Men, who went from turf to dirt in upsetting 2-5 favorite Empire Maker in Santa Anita's Sham Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on Feb. 7.

  • Man Among Men in Generous Breeze

    Man Among Men, winner of the Pinjara Stakes at Santa Anita in his last start, breezed three furlongs in :37.80 on the main track Wednesday for the $200,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf Saturday.

  • Man Among Men Grinds Out Oak Tree Win

    Man Among Men wore down Peace Rules in the final stride for a head victory Wednesday in the $52,300 Pinjara Stakes for 2-year-olds at Oak Tree.

  • TVG's "The Works" Return

    TVG today announced its broadcast schedule of live events from Churchill Downs surrounding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), highlighted by "The Works."