Keyword: General Challenge

  • 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.

  • West Coast Regional: Still Soaring

    As the only child of John and Betty Mabee, Larry Mabee had a ringside seat in the development of one of California's all-time leading breeding and owning operations.

  • Remembering Betty Mabee

    Betty Mabee believed a Thoroughbred should bear a name commensurate with its stature as one of God's noblest creatures.

  • Golden Eagle Farm to Decrease Horse Inventory, Relocate

    Golden Eagle Farm owners Betty Mabee and her son Larry Mabee announced Aug. 7 a six-month plan to reduce their horse inventory along with an extended timeline to sell their San Diego County-based farmland.

  • Excellent Meeting, during the 1999 campaign.

    On This Date....

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

  • Golden Eagle's Chief Planner Preps for Affirmed

    Golden Eagle Farm's Snow Chief Stakes winner Chief Planner worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 handily over a fast main track at Santa Anita Friday. Regular rider Dana Barnes was in the irons for the move, which was sixth fastest of 24 who went five panels on the morning.

  • General Challenge OK, Expected to Run Again

    Golden Eagle Farm's General Challenge, eased in Saturday's Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park after battling on the front end, returned in good shape and will not be retired, according to an assistant for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Chief Planner runs to victory in the Snow Chief Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Chief Planner, Golden Eagle Top Gold Rush

    Golden Eagle Farm stallions sired three of Saturday's 10 California Gold Rush winners at Hollywood Park, including Chief Planner, who captured the featured $250,000 Snow Chief for 3-year-olds.

  • General Challenge Returns After 2 1/2-Year Hiatus

    Excessivepleasure, a 3-year-old bordering on stardom after capturing last month's $500,000 WinStar Derby, and comebacking General Challenge, unraced in over 2 1/2 years following triumphs in such classic events as the Santa Anita Handicap, will be the focus of Saturday's fourth annual Citibank California Gold Rush at Hollywood Park.

  • General Challenge in Sharp Bullet Move

    General Challenge, prepping for a comeback at age seven, worked six furlongs under Dana Barnes in a bullet 1:11 Wednesday at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Baffert's Heavy Hitters Work Sunday

    With rain forecast for Sunday night and continuing all day Monday, the Santa Anita work tab was full Sunday morning. In all, 275 workouts were recorded.

  • General Challenge, back on track after 19 months.

    General Challenge In First Work in 19 Months

    General Challenge, the 2000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, had his first workout Friday morning at Santa Anita since returning to Bob Baffert's barn 16 days ago, breezing three furlongs under Dana Barnes in :35.20.

  • General Challenge, back on track after lengthy absence.

    General Challenge Returns To Baffert Barn

    Golden Eagle Farms' multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire General Challenge arrived at trainer Bob Baffert's Santa Anita barn on Wednesday to begin serious training for a comeback after more than 2 1/2 years away from racing.

  • 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.

  • General Challenge Reportedly Sidelined With Injury

    Golden Eagle Farm's homebred General Challenge will miss his scheduled start in the July 7 Bel Air Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park after the 5-year-old gelding suffered an undisclosed leg injury while training last week, according to a <i>North County Times</i> report.

  • General Challenge, with Corey Nakatani aboard, crossing the finish line to win the $500,000 Strub Stakes, Feb. 5, at Santa Anita.&lt;p&gt;

    General Challenge to Miss Breeders' Cup

    John and Betty Mabee’s General Challenge will miss this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs after coming out of Saturday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar with what trainer Bob Baffert described as a “wrenched” right front ankle.

  • General Challenge, shown here winning the Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, Feb. 5, 2000.

    Stablemates Top Pacific Classic Work Tab

    Stablemates General Challenge and River Keen, the respective first- and second-place finishers in last year’s Pacific Classic (gr. I), indicated their readiness for this Saturday’s renewal of the $1-million race with workouts at Del Mar Monday.

  • Pioneer Upsets General in Gold Cup

    David and Holly Wilson's Early Pioneer posted the biggest win of his career when the 5-year-old gelding overtook 7-5 favorite General Challenge in the stretch to win the $1-million Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park on Sunday.