Keyword: George Steinbrenner

  • Despite Rumors, Excelsior Says Franchise Bid on Track

    The reported departure of Steve Swindal from the New York Yankees--and his ties to the Steinbrenner family as well--has thrown into doubt the future of Excelsior Racing Associates, the group trying to take over New York's Thoroughbred racetrack franchise. Excelsior Racing, however, said Swindal remains an "integral part" of the team.

  • Confident Swindal Laying Plans for Excelsior

    New York Yankees partner Steve Swindal said his Excelsior Racing Associates group is already discussing future track management and laying plans to take over racing in New York on Jan. 1, 2008 when, he believes, Excelsior will begin operating Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • Yankees Partner: Group Keen on New York Racing

    Principals in the ownership of and construction of a new stadium for the New York Yankees are similarly committed to strengthening the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in New York via the Excelsior Group, Yankees partner Steve Swindal said.

  • 16 Potential Bidders Step Up in New York

    A who's who of racing industry heavyweights formally notified New York state June 30 of their interest in obtaining the franchise now held by the New York Racing Association to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • $2,395,000 Keeneland Buy-Back Probably Will Be Trained By Mott

    A royally-bred <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1245197&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">A.P. Indy</a> -- Dream Supreme filly brought the highest bid of $2,395,000 at Tuesday's Keeneland juvenile auction. But she was bought back by her breeder, George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Farm.

  • FTC Auction at Live Oak Hits Record Level

    The 16th annual Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) fundraising auction March 19 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation near Ocala, Fla., raised $122,140, a 75% increase over last year's gross of $69,410.

  • Sweet Symphony scores Alabama win.

    Brassy Sweet Symphony Captures Alabama

    Trainer Bill Mott says his undefeated 3-year-old filly Sweet Symphony always leaves him with the feeling that she's capable of doing more. After she trashed the field by 6 1/4 lengths in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at muddy Saratoga Race Course, one wonders how much better she can get.

  • Zito undecided about Bellamy Road&#39;s next start.

    Zito Considers Travers for Bellamy Road

    Trainer Nick Zito says Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Bellamy Road, owned by George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable, is under consideration for the Travers (gr. I) after the colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 Saturday morning over a sloppy Saratoga track.

  • Molto Vita Headlines Spa's Honorable Miss

    A field of eight has been drawn for Friday's feature at Saratoga Race Course. Molto Vita looks to add to her fine resume in the six-furlong Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for older fillies and mares with $150,000 on the line, but highweight Bank Audit and multiple grade III winner Ebony Breeze may have their say.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Bellamy's the Boss

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The "new" Churchill Downs will provide a spectacular setting, and the Thoroughbred foal crop of 2002 has brought forth an intriguing group of candidates...

  • For Zito, Multi-Tasking Is A Blessing

    "Come on six! Stay up three! Get out of there 12! Where's the four? Who's that?" These may sound like the common shouts of an overzealous, exotics-playing railbird, but on Saturday, it just might be something you hear from as esteemed a place as the Churchill Downs box of New York-born trainer Nick Zito.

  • &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P25-1004&quot;target=&quot;_blank;&quot;&gt;Bellamy Road&lt;/a&gt;, impressive in Wood Memorial victory.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: A Road Less Traveled

    There was no one on Bellamy Road (also known as the Aqueduct stretch on Saturday) except one lone traveler who cruised along in isolated splendor as if out for an afternoon joy ride. But the Wood Memorial (gr. I) was not the only big race last weekend, despite what one may think of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P25-1004&quot;target=&quot;_blank;&quot;&gt;Jockey Javier Castellano reacts to winning the 81st running of the Wood Memorial aboard Bellamy Road, Saturday at Aqueduct.&lt;/a&gt;

    Bellamy Road Turns in Stunning Wood Win

    George Steinbrenner's Bellamy Road became a serious contender for next month's Kentucky Derby (Gr. I) with a stunning 17 1/2-length victory over a half dozen overmatched rivals in Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct.

  • Bellamy Road, Now Trained by Zito, Debuts in Gulf Allowance

    Nick Zito, who already has four solid Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders, will try to add to his roster when he sends out the newly acquired Bellamy Road, winner of the Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes (gr. III), in a one-mile allowance race at Gulfstream Saturday.

  • Blue Burner Works for Fountain of Youth

    From Gulfstream Park:<br>Kinsman Stable's Blue Burner breezed three furlongs in :38 at Payson Park Feb. 12 in a final blowout for Saturday's grade 1 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.