Keyword: Gary Tanaka

  • Pico Central Notches First Winner

    Pico Central, who now stands in Korea, notched his first winner June 19 when the 2-yer-old filly Marquet Madness won the sixth race at Monmouth Park by seven lengths in her first start.

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    Proudinsky Gives Frankel Milestone Win

    Favored Proudinsky, ridden with patience by substitute rider Rafael Bejarano, took command near the eighth pole and held off the outsider Ferneley to win the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 28.

  • Proudinsky will try to get back to his winning ways when he takes on nine in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational.

    Heavy Rain Could Impact Turf Classic

    After battling dual-classic winner Big Brown down the stretch in the Sept. 13 Monmouth Stakes only to fall a neck short, Gary Tanaka's Proudinsky will try to get back to his winning ways when he takes on eight turfers in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Gary Tanaka

    Tanaka Finally Gets Day in Court

    The federal government's investor fraud case against prominent Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka goes to trial Sept. 22 in New York, nearly 3 1/2 years after his arrest in 2005.

  • Firecracker winner Thorn Song is the morning-line favorite in the Bernard Baruch Handicap.

    Thorn Song Headlines Bernard Baruch

    Zayat Stables' Thorn Song has competed well against some of the nation's best turf horses this season -- Einstein and Kip Deville to name a pair. That good company is the main reason the 5-year-old son of Unbridled's Song was installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite and should be a tough customer Saturday in the $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • Sarafan, shown winning the 2002 Eddie Read, will be seen on the new A&E series, 'The Cleaner,' to air Aug. 12.

    Sarafan Featured in Upcoming TV Drama

    Del Mar fans became used to seeing multi-millionaire Sarafan from 2001 to 2005. This summer they and the rest of the country can see the gelding on television in the new series, "The Cleaner" on the A&E network.

  • Sudan Breaks Through in Golden Gate Turf

    Favored Sudan, a group I winner in Italy last year, got his first U.S. win for trainer Bobby Frankel when he outclassed his six rivals with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf (gr. IIIT) at the California track.

  • Gary Tanaka's Sudan looks for his first U.S. victory in the Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes.

    Sudan Looks For Success on U.S. Soil

    A group I winner in Italy and group placed on several occasions in France, Gary Tanaka's Sudan will tackle seven rivals in the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 31. All of the older horses will carry 123 pounds.

  • Embossed Puts Stamp on Dallas Turf Cup

    Gary Tanaka's odds-on choice Embossed overtook the leaders in deep stretch and drew away for a three-quarters of a length win in the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a soft Lone Star Park grass course Monday.

  • King's Drama ends year with closing drive to San Gabriel win.

    King's Drama Brings Down 2006 Curtain

    Odds-on favorite King's Drama provided some intrigue in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf before the classy veteran overtook the front-running Railroad in deep stretch to win by a half-length Sunday.

  • Eccentric Gets His Way in Fayette Victory

    Gary Tanaka's overlooked Eccentric slipped through along the inside to overtake Ball Four in the final furlong to win the $150,000 Fayette (gr. III) on Polytrack by three quarters of a length on closing day of the Keeneland fall meet Saturday.

  • Dixie Meister, David Flores up, wins the Californian Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Dixie Meister Marches to Californian Victory

    Dixie Meister, who had never won a race outside of Texas, established himself as a contender for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) with a one-length victory over Super Frolic in the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) on Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Lots to Dream About in Golden Gate Finale

    Gary Tanaka's Hallowed Dream, a winner of her last three starts on the Santa Anita lawn for trainer Ben Cecil, shipped to Northern California to take the closing day $125,625 Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) with a superb effort at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

  • Star Parade Marches Again in Hawthorne 'Cap

    After a disappointing effort in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) one month ago, Gary Tanaka's veteran mare Star Parade returned to the familiar surroundings of Hollywood Park to capture the $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) in determined front-running fashion Sunday.

  • Pellegrino Provides Upset in Keeneland Finale

    Pellegrino, a grade I winner overlooked at odds of 24-1, took the lead with less than an eighth of a mile remaining and gamely held off two challengers to win the $200,000 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) Friday, the final day of Keeneland's spring meeting.

  • Grade I Winner Pellegrino Looks for First Elkhorn Title

    An impressive field of 12 older males have been entered on Friday's running of the Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. Topping the list in the $200,000 race appears to be Pellegrino, a Brazilian-bred gelding who captured the 2004 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Noble Stella, Louve Royale to Vie in Bewitch S.

    Six older fillies and mares are matched in Keeneland's Wednesday feature, the 1 1/2-mile, $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT). The Patrick Biancone-trained Angara won last year's event, spring-boarding off an explosive allowance win to open the meet. The conditioner looks to repeat the tactic with Louve Royale, a driving April 9 allowance winner over the course.

  • King's Drama Topweight in San Luis Rey Field

    King's Drama, winner of the Sword Dancer (gr. IT) at 12 furlongs on turf at Saratoga last August, will carry high weight of 122 pounds in Saturday's San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at the same distance over the Santa Anita turf.

  • Atlando and jockey Martin Pedroza win the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Atlando Matches Stakes Mark in 'Obispo Win

    Gary Tanaka's Irish-bred Atlando swept past entry mate King's Drama in mid-stretch, then held off the late surge of T.H. Approval to win the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) in stakes record-tying time on the Santa Anita Park lawn Sunday.

  • Star Parade makes it two firsts, one last in Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Glimmers Again in Santa Maria

    Gary Tanaka's hard-hitting Star Parade suffered through a nine-race losing streak last year, but has now won her last two starts on the dirt after a two-length victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Vienna Has Two New Faces for San Gabriel

    Darrell Vienna plans to enter Southern California newcomers Atlando and Don Incauto in Sunday's San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Star Parade wins the Bayakoa Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Star Parade Displays Old Form, Wins Bayakoa

    Gary Tanaka's Star Parade, winless in nine races since taking the Milady Breeders' Cup (gr. I) in July 2004, pushed past heavily favored Dream of Summer in the stretch and drew off to an easy win in Sunday's $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park.

  • Champion Rakti to Shuttle to Australia

    Rakti, who will enter the stallion ranks in 2006 at Huma Park Stud in Ireland, will shuttle to Chatswood Stud in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season.

  • King's Drama wins the Red Smith Stakes, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    King's Drama Good as Billed in Red Smith

    Irish-bred King's Drama, ridden confidently on the front end by Edgar Prado, ran to his 3-5 odds when pulling away in mid-stretch for an authoritative win in the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf course Saturday.

  • Bailey Guides Atlando to Knickerbocker Win

    Jerry Bailey, who guided Saint Liam to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic, powered by Dodge (gr. I), closed out the 2005 Belmont fall meeting on Sunday afternoon by guiding Irish-bred Atlando to a neck victory over Certifiably Crazy in the $150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • San Carlos winner Pico Central has been retired to Padua.

    Grade I Winner Pico Central Retired to Padua

    Robert N. Clay and Satish Sanan announced that prominent North American sprinter and miler Pico Central has been retired from racing to stand at Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.

  • King's Drama plays leading role in Sword Dancer.

    King's Drama Rules Sword Dancer

    King's Drama gave embattled owner Gary Tanaka some good news when his Irish-bred gelding outran Relaxed Gesture by three-quarters of a length in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT), Saratoga's premier turf race.

  • Tanaka Pleads Not Guilty to Latest Charges

    Prominent Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka and business partner Alberto Vilar pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and other charges added to a new federal indictment alleging the pair defrauded customers of millions of dollars through their company, Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc.

  • Tanaka's Noble Stella Takes Dance Smartly

    Well-traveled Noble Stella made her second start in Canada a winning one when the Gary Tanaka-owned 4-year-old captured Saturday's $340,800 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Rakti, six-time group I winner.

    Superstar Rakti to Huma Park Stud

    Six-time group I winner Rakti has been purchased by Huma Park Stud in County Kildare, Ireland and will enter stud there beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • SEC Seeks Receiver for Tanaka Investment Firm

    The Securities and Exchange Commission, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York City, has asked a judge to appoint a temporary receiver for Amerindo Investment Advisors, the company founded by Alberto Vilar and Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka.

  • Rakti Roars to Lockinge Triumph

    Jockey Philip Robinson guided the 6-year-old Rakti to the front early and went on to a five-length romp and a Newbury track record in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) Saturday.

  • Eight Beguiled by Keeneland's Bewitch Stakes

    A nicely matched field of eight fillies and mares is set to challenge in the 44th running of the Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Race Course Wednesday. Topped by morning line favorite Angara, and second-choice Cape Town Lass, the field will contest 1-1/2 miles over the Lexington track's turf course.

  • Hoh Buzzard Soars Home in Brown Bess

    Irish-bred Hoh Buzzard gained command in the stretch of the $100,000 Brown Bess Handicap, repelling a late challenge from Uraib to win the closing-day feature by 1 1/4 lengths on the grass at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

  • Powerscourt Gets Inside For Hong Kong Cup

    After a dull effort in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), Irish-bred Powerscourt hopes to rebound with a strong showing in the Dec. 12 $18 million (HK) Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin. The Aiden O'Brien-trainee will break from barrier one under jockey Jamie Spencer in the 2,000-meter (1 ¼-mile) race.