Keyword: Grand Slam II

  • Presious Passion lit up the board at 67-1 odds in winning the W.L. McKnight Handicap.

    Presious Passion Shocks in McKnight

    Presious Passion, ridden confidently by Elvis Trujillo, shocked a field of capable distance horses at odds of 67-1 when he scored a 1 1/4-length win in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf at Calder Race Course Sept. 15.

  • Electrify cruises to victory in the Fred Hooper.

    Electrify Sizzles in Fred Hooper

    Padua Stables' homebred Electrify scored his fourth stakes of the season, taking over at the top of the stretch and then pulling away for a 2-length victory in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 15 at Calder Race Course.

  • Glens Falls Handicap winner Humaita featured in Saturday's La Prevoyante.

    Humaita the One to Beat in La Prevoyante

    Andreas Jacobs' Humaita, a three-time stakes winner this year, looks to cap off 2004 as the 119-pound highweight in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Saturday. The La Prevoyante, which goes at approximately 3:58 p.m., is the first of four stakes on the "Grand Slam II" card at the south Florida track.

  • The Judge Sez Who Wins Fred Hooper Decision

    Trainer Milton Wolfson saddled two horses in the four-race Grand Slam II program at Calder Saturday, and both were winners after The Judge Sez Who won the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) for Sez Who Stable.

  • Stormy Frolic Relishes Return to Dirt in 'Betty'

    Trainer Milt Wolfson used the turf-to-dirt angle to his advantage when Stormy Frolic took to a fast track in winning Calder's $100,000 Stage Door Betty Handicap Saturday over 1 1/16 miles, the second stakes of the Grand Slam II event.

  • Man From Wicklow, contests the W. L. McKnight Handicap.

    Rochester, Whitmore's Conn Top McKnight Field

    Augustin Stable's Rochester and Lyn and Michael Shanley's Whitmore's Conn, major players in the turf marathon division this year, will be among the choices in the 31st running of the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. II). The McKnight is one of four stakes worth a total $600,000 to be run at Florida's Calder Racecourse on Saturday.

  • Two Item Limit Back on Main Track Saturday

    Joseph Graffeo's millionaire winner Two Item Limit tried turf for the first time in her career last out without success in the My Charmer Handicap (gr. III) three weeks ago. The 4-year-old filly returns to the main track for Saturday's $100,000 Stage Door Betty Handicap at 1 1/16 miles. The race is one of four stakes with a total $600,000 in purses on the Grand Slam II program at Calder Racecourse on Saturday.

  • Clement-Trained Pair in La Prevoyante

    Trainer Christophe Clement has made quite an impression in the Tropical-at-Calder turf stakes the last decade and none more so than the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 1 ½ miles on turf. The race is one of four stakes with a total $600,000 in purses on the Grand Slam II program at Calder Racecourse on Saturday.

  • Nominations Released for Grand Slam II on Dec. 28

    Calder Racing Secretary Bob Umphrey has released the nominations to four stakes, three graded, worth a total of $600,000 to be run on Calder's Grand Slam II program on Saturday, Dec, 28.

  • Mr. Pleasantfar, Honor Glide Top McKnight

    The final days of the Tropical-at-Calder meet should yield some of the most memorable racing of the year, beginning with Saturday's Grand Slam II program featuring four stakes races worth a total of $500,000.

  • Grand Slam II Draws Solid Fields

    With four graded stakes on the card, Saturday's Grand Slam II at Calder Racecourse has drawn solid fields for each race that highlights the final weekend of the South Florida track's 2001 meet. The races and their fields are:

  • Grand Slam II Draws Solid Fields

    With four graded stakes on the card, Saturday's Grand Slam II at Calder Racecourse has drawn solid fields for each race that highlights the final weekend of the South Florida track's 2001 meet. The races and their fields are:

  • Gold Mover Breezes Toward Chaposa Springs

    Edward Evans' homebred Gold Mover, one of 12 horses nominated to the Dec. 29 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course, worked four furlongs at that track Sunday.

  • Longshots Generate $77,000 All-Stakes Pick Four at Calder

    A Little Luck won the final leg of an all-stakes pick four Calder offered as part of their Grand Slam II program Saturday, ensuring bettors would need a lot of luck to cash a ticket. The wager, with a $1 minimum bet, returned $77,762.40 for every dollar wagered on the winning combination as longshots won all four heats.

  • A Little Luck Wins McKnight 'Cap

    A Lille Luck rallied in the stretch to win the $150,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) by a length over Stokosky on Saturday at Calder Race Course. The Barclay Tagg-trained gelding rallied in the stretch under jockey Mike Smith to catch second-place finisher Stokosky, finishing the 1 1/2-mile race in 2:29.01 on a firm turf course.

  • American Halo, 76-1, Upsets Sir Bear in Hooper Handicap

    The parade of longshot winners on Saturday's Grand Slam II program at Calder Race Course continued in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap(gr. III), in which 76-1 American Halo held off General Grant and Sir Bear to win by a half-length. Under Charlene Hunt, American Halo completed the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:51.68 on a fast track.

  • Prospectress Earns First Stakes Win in La Prevoyante

    Eighth early on in the field of 10, Prospectress moved into contention on the final turn en route to winning the $150,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) by a head over Innuendo Saturday at Calder. Under Jerry Bailey, Prospectress covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2:26.97 on firm turf.