Keyword: Golden Ballet

  • Retired Trainer Dutton Dies at 87

    Retired trainer Jerry Dutton, a mainstay among California horsemen for decades, died July 30 at the age 87, the Del Mar publicity department announced.

  • Drosselmeyer takes the Breeders' Cup Classic under Mike Smith.<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%3D9729180%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Golden Ballet, hip 161, at the Keeneland November sale.

    Coolmore Buys Second Seven-Figure Mare

    Golden Ballet, a stakes-winning and grade I producing broodmare by Moscow Ballet, brought $1.4 million during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer<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%3D9047692%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Inside Pedigrees: Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer continues the trend of recent classic winners being sired by horses known for speed from mares with a pronounced aptitude for stamina.

  • Drosselmeyer and Mike Smith power to victory in the Belmont Stakes. <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%3D9054173%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Drosselmeyer Wins Belmont for WinStar, Mott

    WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race, as he wore down pacesetter First Dude and held off a late charge from Fly Down to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Distorted Humor is the sire of the promising colt, Drosselmeyer.

    Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he hasn't yet won a stakes event, Distorted Humor's son Drosselmeyer showed plenty of potential and jumped into Triple Crown discussions with a nine-furlong allowance win.

  • Tiznow Repeats as California Champion

    Tiznow, who was California's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2000, was voted the top older male of 2001 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

  • Golden Ballet, upon her arrival at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Golden Ballet, upon her arrival at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Love At Noon Heads Princess

    Gary Stevens, who had an eventful Belmont Stakes week, will return from a five-day break to ride Mike Pegram's Love At Noon in the $100,000 Princess Stakes (Gr. II) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Golden Ballet is led off a van at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • Fleet Renee en route to her upset victory over Golden Ballet in the Ashland Stakes.

    Keeneland Race Report: Fleet Renee Preps for Oaks With Ashland Romp

    Michael Dickinson surprised us in 1996, when Da Hoss conquered the heavy favorite, Mark of Esteem, in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I). He surprised us again in 1998, when Da Hoss won the same race after a long layoff and just one prep. But this time the trainer surprised even himself. After he saddled Fleet Renee to upset the formidable Golden Ballet in the April 7 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, Dickinson looked a little bit stunned.

  • Golden Ballet to Point for Filly Races

    Golden Ballet, who extended her winning streak to five in last Saturday's Santa Anita Oaks, will continue to compete against fillies, Team Valor president Barry Irwin said Wednesday.

  • Santa Anita Race Report: Golden Ballet Passes Another Test

    The pace was hot, and she'd been running hard from the moment the flag fell. Those who stayed close early had paid a painful price. Now, with just a quarter-mile left to run, Golden Ballet was being put to the test. A new challenge, the Seattle Slew filly Flute, had come peeling around the bend, braced to blow right on by. To that point in her career, Golden Ballet had sparkled. She had been flashy, breaking her maiden in a stakes and doing it in record time. She had been coveted, purchased privately by high rollers looking for the next superstar. She had been resilient, roaring back from a summertime illness to completely flatten her competition. And when she finally caught sight of Flute turning for home in the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks, the daughter of Moscow Ballet let everyone know what she's made of.

  • Las Virgenes winner Golden Ballet heads Santa Anita Oaks field.

    Golden Ballet Tops Santa Anita Oaks Field

    Las Virgenes Stakes winner Golden Ballet heads the field as nine 3-year-old fillies have entered for Saturday's grade I Santa Anita Oaks. The connections of Golden Ballet are hopeful that history will repeat itself as six of the last seven Las Virgenes champions have gone on to victories in Santa Anita Oaks. And the only one that didn't -- the Bobby Frankel-conditioned Keeper Hill in 1998 -- settled for a win in the Kentucky Oaks.

  • California Oaks Champion Shipping For Santa Anita Oaks

    While much of the attention has been rightfully focused on Santa Ynez and Las Virgenes Stakes winner Golden Ballet leading into Saturday's Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, the California-bred Moscow Ballet filly hasn't exactly scared anyone out of the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Golden Ballet, winning the Las Virgenes Stakes.

    Golden Ballet May Face Colts After Santa Anita Oaks

    If Golden Ballet is as brilliant in the Mar. 10 Santa Anita Oaks as she's been in her two starts this year, then beware, boys. Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor, who co-owns the daughter of Moscow Ballet, told <i>The Blood-Horse</i> that if Golden Ballet comes out of the Oaks in good shape, there is a good chance she will then take on the colts.

  • Caressing, Golden Ballet Head Oaks Nominations

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Caressing, the Eclipse Award winner as the champion 2-year-old filly of 2000, and rising California-based star Golden Ballet head a roster of 167 fillies nominated to the 127th running of the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks. The total number of fillies nominated to the Oaks is highest since 1989, when 181 fillies were nominated, and the eighth largest total in the history of the race. An Oaks record 191 fillies were nominated in 1986 and 1987 and 158 were nominated last year.

  • Santa Anita Report: Golden Ballet, Spain Victorious

    Her name conjures up images of grace and wealth, elegance blended with strength. That glistening chestnut coat gets oohs and ahhs every time she leaves the comforts of the Jenine Sahadi stable. Her snow-white blaze puts an exclamation point on every stride, the power of which hits you like a Mack truck. Such is the wonder of Golden Ballet. But don't let her image deceive you. She's no monster. She just runs like one. She's no tank, either. She's only built like one.

  • Golden Ballet, winning Saturday&#39;s Las Virgenes.

    Golden Ballet Dances to Victory in Las Virgenes

    Golden Ballet continued her dominance of Southern California's 3-year-old filly division Saturday with a 2 1/2-length victory over Two Item Limit in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Ridden by Chris McCarron at high weight of 122 pounds, Golden Ballet ran one mile in 1:36.89 on a fast main track and returned $2.80, $2.60 and $2.10. It was the fourth straight victory for Golden Ballet –- all in stakes races –- and her first win in a grade I event. Jenine Sahadi trains the winner for Team Valor and Heiligbrodt Racing Stables.

  • Golden Ballet, Two Item Limit Work Toward Las Virgenes

    Golden Ballet, probable favorite for of Saturday's grade I, $200,000 Las Virgenes, went to the Santa Anita track Sunday morning for a five-furlong workout under regular rider Chris McCarron. Sahadi caught the Moscow Ballet filly in 1:00.80 for the five panels. <br>

  • Golden Ballet Dances to Santa Ynez Victory

    Golden Ballet made a sparkling return with a seven-length victory in the grade II, $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Golden Ballet, racing for the first time since June, ran seven furlongs in 1:22 1/5 and paid $4.20, $3 and $3. Chris McCarron was up at 123 pounds for Team Valor and Heiligbrodt Racing Stables.