Keyword: George Weaver

  • D. Wayne Lukas surrounded by former assistants

    Toasting, Not Roasting, Legendary D. Wayne Lukas

    They were there to roast their mentor, but by the end of the night April 17 at the Keeneland sales pavilion, the seven prominent trainers who cut their teeth under legendary D. Wayne Lukas ended up toasting their former boss.

  • Isotherm finishes strong to win the San Marcos

    Isotherm Jumps Up in San Marcos

    Matthew Schera's Isotherm hadn't found the winner's circle since September of 2015, but on a red-hot afternoon for jockey Flavien Prat at Santa Anita Park, he was under the right man for the job.

  • Tencendur (outside) just missed to Mr. Z in the 2015 Ohio Derby

    Tencendur Set for Comeback After Injury

    Highly regarded 4-year-old colt Tencendur, whose 3-year-old campaign was cut short because of a broken sesamoid near his left front foot, is scheduled to make his first start since last June in an allowance event at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 1.

  • Grade III winner Tin Type Gal entered for her second start of the season in the Lake George.

    Undefeated Ancient Secret Targets Lake George

    Perfect in three starts, New York-bred Ancient Secret will try for her first graded stakes score in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) on opening day of the Saratoga Race Course meet Friday, July 22.

  • Requite Wins Parrot Key Stakes at Gulfstream

    Requite Returns at Winner at Gulfstream Park

    The 4-year-old Warrior's Reward colt Requite, away since last August at Saratoga Race Course, returned a winner June 5 in the $75,000 Parrot Key Stakes at Gulfstream Park and could make his next start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II).

  • Isotherm won the 2015 Pilgrim Stakes on the Belmont Park inner turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pHqztBn">Order This Photo</a>

    Isotherm to Return to Turf in Dania Beach

    Isotherm, winner of the 2015 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. III) on the Belmont Park turf, will make his 2016 season debut in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 2 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Tencendur Sidelined With Sesamoid Fracture

    Philip S. Birsh's homebred Tencendur, runner-up in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Ohio Derby, will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of a fracture in the left front inside sesamoid.

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    Birsh Hits the Big Stage With Tencendur

    Phil Birsh likes nothing more than getting off a fast one-liner, often at his own expense, but his good-looking New York-bred Tendencur needs to be taken seriously in the Run for the Roses.

  • Tencendur Beats the Rain in Morning Move

    With heavy rain forecast for Louisville, Ky., April 25, trainer George Weaver opted to send Tencendur to the track early for his final workout before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Bold Conquest

    Derby Trainers Keeping Eye on Weather

    Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.

  • Frosted comes home strong to win the Wood Memorial Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KJVqrmC">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Together Indy rallied under Kent Desormeaux to win the Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. <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%3D8886021%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Together Indy Makes Grade in Commonwealth

    Together Indy rallied under Kent Desormeaux to win the seven-furlong Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) by a length at Keeneland April 10, capturing his first graded race in his synthetic track debut for trainer George Weaver.

  • Devil's Preacher Wins McKnight in Spirited Rally

    When pacesetter Bob's Proud Moment faltered in the final eighth of a mile of the off the turf $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at sloppy Calder Race Course, Devil's Preacher was there to take full advantage, rallying late to win the 1 1/2-mile marathon.

  • Dressed to Kill, Sharp Attack Out of Breeders' Cup

    One day after pre-entries for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were announced, there were two defections Thursday. Dressed to Kill, a maiden pre-entered in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), has been withdrawn from the 1 1/16-mile race after sustaining a fracture of the left front pastern bone.

  • Millionaire Saratoga County among runners represented in wrongful death action.

    Owners Bring Wrongful Death Claims

    The owners of sprint star Egg Head and millionaire sprinter Saratoga County are among a group of six Thoroughbred owners bringing suit in the alleged wrongful deaths of three racehorses and for severe damage to a fourth, according to a recent report in the Schenectady, N.Y. <i>Daily Gazette</i>.

  • Saratoga County, winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen, faces an uncertain future.

    Saratoga County Ill; Racing Future Uncertain

    Millionaire sprinter Saratoga County, who captured the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE- I) March 26, is currently ill and in the care of an undisclosed Saratoga Springs, N.Y., veterinary clinic according to the horse's co-owner Richard Pollard.

  • Saratoga County wins the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Saratoga County Romps in Golden Shaheen

    As expected the Americans won the Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) over six furlongs on the dirt, but it was not hot favorite Pico Central who took the honors but George Weaver's Saratoga Country who landed the spoils under Javier Castellano.

  • Saratoga County edges Don Six in the General George Handicap.

    Saratoga County Nips 'Six in General George

    Relentless Saratoga County reached the wire first in his final jump over a stubborn Don Six to win his third straight race in the $200,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Monday.

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    Devil at Sea May Cause Waves in Hutcheson

    Juvenile graded stakes winners Proud Accolade, Park Avenue Ball, and Defer square off as part of a small field for Saturday's $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, but lightly raced Devil at Sea could be the surprise package.

  • Dubleo Leads Large Field in Bourbon County

    Dubleo, the probable morning-line favorite, will lead a field of 11 two-year-old colts and geldings entered in Friday's featured $100,000 Bourbon County Stakes at Keeneland. Dubleo is conditioned by Todd Pletcher.

  • Poker Thievery Works for Christine's Outlaw

    R.C. Hill Stable's Christine's Outlaw found the Belmont Park turf to his liking once again and the 4-year-old colt responded with his first graded stakes victory, a front-running surprise over a talented field in the $112,600 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday.

  • Poker Player Christine's Outlaw Tries Lawn

    A switch to the turf could help Christine's Outlaw claim his first stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Saratoga County shipped to Keeneland for next month&#39;s Coolmore Lexington.

    Lexington for Gotham Winner Saratoga County

    Trainer George Weaver has shipped Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Saratoga County to Keeneland, pointing the son of Valid Expectations to the $325,000, Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) to be run on April 17.

  • Saratoga County surpise winner in Gotham.

    Saratoga County Springs Gotham Surprise

    Saratoga County took advantage of a fast pace to collar Pomeroy in mid-stretch and pulled away to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $200,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Saratoga County Set for Rematch in Hutcheson

    The lightly-raced Saratoga County has earned a chance to build on his runner-up effort to Wynn Dot Comma in the Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) according to trainer George Weaver, and will run in Saturday's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Former Pletcher Aide Weaver Gets Gulf Win

    Trainer George Weaver saddled his first winner at Gulfstream when he tightened the girth on Randy and Christine Hill's Christine's Outlaw, who romped to an 11½-length victory in the first race on Saturday and returned a $9.60 win mutuel.

  • George Weaver, Former Pletcher Assistant, Saddles First Winner

    George Weaver, who served as assistant trainer for Todd Pletcher fox six years, saddled his first winner on Dec. 5 when Peachtree Stable's First Spear scored a head victory in an optional claiming race at Calder. The 5-year-old son of Dare and Go was entered for a $40,000 claiming tag.