Keyword: Gary Stevens

  • Veterans Vie for Sycamore Honors

    A couple of classy older horses, Denon and Rochester, head the field for the mile-and-a-half $150,000 Sycamore Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Stevens on The Cliff's Edge for JC Gold Cup

    Gary Stevens will take over riding duties on The Cliff's Edge in Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, trainer Nick Zito said Sunday.

  • TVG Will Air Arc Live

    For the sixth consecutive year, TVG will present live coverage of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's most prestigious horse race, from Longchamp Racecourse outside of Paris during a special 2 1/2-hour program airing Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Gary Stevens returned to USA in time to miss riding Grey Lilas to French Grade I victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Stevens-Less Grey Lilas Wins Moulin for Fabre

    Gary Stevens says he's glad to be back in California, but had he remained in France, he could have given trainer Andre Fabre his first French group I win of the year when Grey Lilas claimed the one-mile Prix du Moulin (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • Stevens Lines Up Del Mar Mounts

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who has been riding for the legendary French trainer Andre Fabre, will be back in California beginning Sept. 2 following the end of his commitment to Fabre in France.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens set to make American return.

    Jockey Gary Stevens Returning From France

    Jockey Gary Stevens is returning to the U.S. from France, having given up his position as rider for the horses trained in by leading French conditioner Andre Fabre.

  • Doyen's Status Soars with King George Win

    Godolphin's favored Doyen had too much finishing kick for his rivals in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), pulling away in the final furlong for a polished three-length victory.

  • Hopeful Orman Shipping Rock Hard Ten

    Will Rock Hard Ten qualify in graded earnings for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and who will ride him if he does? Trainer Jason Orman doesn't know, but he plans to ship the third-place finisher in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) to Kentucky in hopes that he'll run.

  • Polish Summer, left, wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba.

    Stevens, Fabre Combine With Polish Summer

    Jockey Gary Stevens' immense talent was much in evidence Saturday night in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) over the 12-furlong turf track at Nad Al Sheba, when the Americam maestro guided Polish Summer to a convincing victory.

  • Rock Hard Ten Gets Serious for Stevens

    Kentucky Derby hopeful Rock Hard Ten worked seven furlongs in a bullet 1:24 2/5 at Santa Anita on Saturday morning in preparation for a start in either the April 3 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) or the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

  • Stevens Departs for Dubai Sunday

    Jockey Gary Stevens leaves Sunday for Dubai, where he rides Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute for Paddy Gallagher in the $6 million World Cup (UAE-I) on March 27.

  • Silent Sighs, upsets Halfbridled in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Halfbridled's Invincibility Ends With Sighs

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's California homebred Silent Sighs, facing open company for the first time, held on gamely over a surging Halfbridled to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) Saturday.

  • British-bred Sweet Return, left, beats Singletary to the finish line in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita.

    Resilient Sweet Return Wins Kilroe Mile

    Red Oak Stable's resilient Sweet Return once again found a way to get the job done, winning Saturday's $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita from the extreme outside 14 post position.

  • Rock Hard Ten Impressive in 'Anita Allowance Win

    Rock Hard Ten stamped himself as a prime candidate for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 3, rolling to a sharp 1-¾ length victory over Teton Forest in a $53,872 allowance event for 3-year-olds Wednesday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fun House enjoyed a Buena Vista victory.

    Buena Vista Romp Amusing for Fun House

    Fun House, who has made a habit of collecting minor chunks during a consistent 22-race career, put it all together Saturday for her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Our New Recruit Ready to Steal the Show in Palo Verdes

    Our New Recruit will make his first new start in two months when takes the gate for Sunday's $150,000 Palo Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita, but trainer John Sadler said the long delay was by design.

  • Sweet Return's Thievery Rewarded Again

    Seven weeks after stealing the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), Red Oak Stable's Sweet Return employed similar front-running tactics in Monday's $150,000 San Marcos (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita with the same result: a gate-to-wire victory.

  • Excess Summer Heats Up for Millions' Classic

    Excess Summer, gearing up for a start in Saturday's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic, worked six furlongs in 1:12 over Santa Anita's fast main track Sunday morning with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens in the saddle.

  • Gary Stevens to Host Eclipse Awards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will host the 33rd Eclipse Awards program, to be held Jan. 26 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Stevens made his acting debut as George Woolf in last year's critically acclaimed movie Seabiscuit.

  • Boston Common and Gary Stevens, right, defeat Summer Service and Mike Smith to win the El Conejo Handicap, Thursday at Santa Anita.

    Boston Common Right at Home in El Conejo

    Richard Englander's Boston Common passed his Jeff Mullins-trained stablemate – 7-5 favorite King Robyn – in the stretch and went on to defeat the furiously closing Summer Service by a neck in Thursday's $107,600 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Rivals Get Jump as Valenzuela Serves Days

    Except for designated races during the first eight days this meet, Patrick Valenzuela won't ride regularly until the 14th day of the 84-day Santa Anita meeting.

  • Stevens Returns to Win With Excess Summer

    Jockey Gary Stevens made a successful return from a seven-week hiatus Saturday, guiding Excess Summer to a 3 1/2-length win in the 20th running of the $107,900 On Trust Handicap for California breds at Hollywood Park.

  • Corey Black, working out Breeders' Cup contender Storming Home.

    TVG's Corey Black Elated in His Many Roles

    Former jockey Corey Black wears several hats these days. He's a high-profile and well-liked racing expert on TVG. He leads the Seabiscuit backstretch tours several days a week at Santa Anita. And he's the work rider for the sometimes-troubled John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Storming Home.

  • Larry King

    'Larry King Live' to Focus on Breeders' Cup

    Merv Griffin, Gary Stevens and Chris McCarron will appear on "Larry King Live˜ Saturday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on CNN to discuss horseracing and the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Jockey Agent Ray Kravagna Calls it a Career

    Jockey agent Ray Kravagna, who booked mounts for four Hall of Fame jockeys during his career of 43 years since he was discharged from the Army in 1960, has decided to retire.

  • Storming Home, ridden by Gary Stevens (3), en route to winning the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Storming Home Makes Amends in Hirsch

    Maktoum al Maktoum's odds-on favorite Storming Home, ridden by Gary Stevens, caught a determined Johar in deep stretch and went on to a half-length victory in Sunday's $245,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IT) on opening day of the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita.

  • Aud Leads Longshot Parade in Pucker Up

    Willmott Stables Inc.'s Aud, a 15-1shot, rallied between horses mid-stretch and drew off to a 1 3/4-length win in the $175,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Gary Stevens, will not ride at Woodbine Sunday.

    Stevens Won't Ride at Woodbine Sunday

    Gary Stevens, Hall of Fame jockey and star of the hit movie 'Seabiscuit,' will not be aboard Numerous Times for the Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Stevens Returns to Arlington Park Saturday

    Gary Stevens hasn't ridden at Arlington Park since he was injured at the finish of the Aug. 17 Arlington Million (gr. IT). He is scheduled to return to Chicago Saturday to ride Hoh Buzzard in Saturday's grade III Pucker Up Stakes.

  • Stevens' Return Spoiled by Excess Summer

    Excess Summer and jockey Julie Krone spoiled the return to competition of Gary Stevens Friday, less than three weeks after he was injured in a spectacular spill in the Arlington Million (g. IT), breezing to an easy triumph in the featured $92,825 El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds.

  • Stevens, Storming Home Return to Track – Separately

    Jockey Gary Stevens worked a horse at Del Mar Thursday morning for the first time since being injured in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 16. He was astride Fun House for trainer Ron McAnally in a 1:14 2/5 six-furlong drill.

  • Gary Stevens, ready to gallop horses after recovery from injuries.

    Stevens May be Ready to Gallop Horses

    Jockey Gary Stevens, injured in a fall at the finish of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 16, may try to get back up on horses Thursday at Del Mar and hopes to be back to riding next week, according to his agent, Craig O'Bryan.

  • Candy Ride, in record-setting Pacific Classic win.

    Candy Ride Licks Medaglia in Pacific Classic

    Candy Ride, the undefeated Argentine colt ridden by Julie Krone, turned in a sizzling performance while romping to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I), setting a track record Sunday at Del Mar.