Keyword: Helen Pitts

  • Haskin: The Girls Who Lost Curlin

    No one can really predict Hall of Fame greatness after one start, but there have been a number of fortunate trainers who have had the thrill of foreseeing potential greatness in a young horse.

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    Emotional Inductions Highlight Hall of Fame

    With celebration and nostalgia, the 2014 Hall of Fame class that began tinged with controversy was inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a ceremony that honored two equine champions, Ashado and Curlin.

  • Einstein and trainer Helen Pitts.

    Einstein Sharp in Half-Mile Workout

    In a move faster than trainer/exercise rider Helen Pitts would have liked, Stronach Stables' Einstein tuned up for the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with a half-mile workout in a quick :47 4/5 at Santa Anita Nov. 1.

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    Einstein Turns In Quick Breeze; Ships Tuesday

    Stronach's Einstein, one of the top American hopes for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, zipped a fast five furlongs at Churchill Downs on Oct. 25 in the veteran star's final pre-race training move over his home track.

  • Einstein and trainer Helen Pitts.

    Einstein Flying Under Radar For BC Classic

    It can be argued that this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is as perplexing and wide open as any time in the event's 26-year history. Between the parity of the top older horses and the wild card factor of Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface, handicappers will have plenty of choices come Nov. 7

  • Einstein will ship to Del Mar to compete in Del Mar's Pacific Classic. <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%3D7865360%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Einstein to Ship West for Pacific Classic

    Einstein, the richest North American horse currently in training with more than $2.7-million in purses, will ship to Del Mar on Aug. 31 to compete in Del Mar's Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Labor Day Sunday, Sept. 6.

  • Einstein is the likely favorite for the 2009 Stephen Foster.<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%3D7865360%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Einstein Seeks History in Stephen Foster

    Einstein, a leading candidate for 2009 Horse of the Year midway through the season, will try to make history by becoming the first horse to win grade I events on dirt, turf and synthetics in the same year in the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Einstein and trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi.

    Einstein Among Probables For Stephen Foster

    Midnight Cry Stable's Einstein, runner-up to Curlin in last year's Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), topped a list of 20 nominees for this year's renewal, which will be run June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Einstein (far left) takes the Woodford Reserve for the 2nd year in a row.<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%3D8063432%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Einstein Makes History in Woodford Reserve

    Remarkable 7-year-old Einstein continued his amazing run on May 2 at Churchill Downs, outdueling Cowboy Cal in the stretch to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) under Julien Leparoux. The Helen Pitts-Blasi trainee became the first horse to repeat in the prestigious event.

  • Spirit One streaks to the win in the Arlington Million.

    Spirit One Goes Wire-to-Wire in Million

    French-bred Spirit One, the least accomplished of three European invaders in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), sprinted to an early lead and never relinquished it, eventually holding off favored Archipenko in the final yards to win by three-quarters of a length Aug. 9 at Arlington Park.

  • Ouija Board Handicap winner Brownie Points will carry top weight of 120 pounds in the Locust Grove.

    Plenty of Options in Locust Grove

    Graded stakes winners Brownie Points, Bayou's Lassie, and Meribel headline a field of 10 entered for the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT), a one-mile event turf event for fillies and mares July 6, the closing day of the 52-day spring meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Einstein returns to the turf for the Firecracker (gr. IIT) July 4 at Churchill Downs. <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%3D4388074%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Einstein the Smart Choice in Firecracker

    Einstein, with a pair of grade I wins on the turf and a gallant second to reigning Horse of the Year Curlin under his belt so far this year, will be a short price Friday in the one-mile Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Dubai World Cup winner Curlin could face Einstein in the Stephen Foster.

    Curlin Could Face Einstein in Foster

    Stonestreet Stable and Midnight Cry Stable's reigning Horse of the Year Curlin was assigned 128 pounds for the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Kip Deville makes his 5-year-old debut in the Maker's Mark Mile.
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    Kip Deville Headlines Maker's Mark Mile

    NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Kip Deville makes his 5-year-old debut April 11 at Keeneland, but will have to take down 10 talented older horses in order to defend his Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IT) title, including multiple graded stakes winner Einstein.

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 2/25/08

    Inside Information features a trio of racing professionals: Trainer Helen Pitts, who first trained Curlin and worked several years for Kenny McPeek; jockey David Flores, who has had a long and interesting journey to the top; and Ohio-based trainer Jake Radosevich, who has immersed himself in his work since his son was killed in a riding accident.

  • Leg Bruise to Keep Einstein Out of Foster

    A leg injury has taken Midnight Cry Stable's Einstein out of consideration for Saturday's $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Impressive 3-Year-Old Winner Curlin Sold

    The impressive 3-year-old maiden winner Curlin left trainer Helen Pitts' Gulfstream Park barn Thursday for trainer Steve Asmussen's at Fair Grounds in New Orleans following the completion of a private sale by Midnight Cry Stable to Satish Sanan, Jess Jackson and George Bolton.

  • Leah's Secret (6) holds on for determined Lexus Raven Run win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3D6823%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D611259%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Leah's Secret Sly Winner of Rich Raven Run

    Leah's Secret emerged from the pack mid-stretch and held off fellow outsider Vestrey Lady to win the $300,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies, creating some huge payoffs at Keeneland Saturday.

  • French Park Out of Oaks, Wagering Suspended in Future Pool 3

    An ankle injury suffered during a workout has knocked Stevestan Stable's French Park out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and wagering on the filly (#10) has been suspended in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

  • Wait a While, French Park Duel in Bonnie Miss

    Wait a While and French Park, early season leaders in the Florida 3-year-old filly division, clash for the first time in Sunday's $150,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Einstein (4) and Rafael Bejarano hold off  Go Deputy and John Velazquez to win the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Einstein Gets Clever Gulfstream BC Turf Win

    The Brazilian-bred Einstein, given a clever front-running ride by Rafael Bejarano, held off Go Deputy in the stretch to win the $190,000 Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) by a neck in his stakes debut Saturday in South Florida.

  • French Park Charges Late to Win Golden Rod

    Stevestan Stable's favored French Park remained undefeated in three starts with a well-timed victory over She Says It Best in the $222,200 Golden Rod (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • French Park Shows Spark in Pocahontas

    Favored French Park jumped from the maiden ranks to graded stakes winner with a sharp 1 3/4-length triumph over a full field in the $120,600 Pocahontas (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Sweet Talker (8), noses out Karen's Caper (4) and Gorella in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.

    Sweet Talker Has Final Say in Challenge Cup

    Sweet Talker, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, prevailed by a nose in a three-horse photo finish Saturday at Keeneland to give trainer Helen Pitts her first graded stakes win in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Goes to the Source

    Fred Winters, operations director for the Lexington-based Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, spoke to members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday about the plight of some 1,100 former racehorses in need of adoption.

  • McPeek's Ex-Assistant Begins Career With Win

    It was business as usual at Churchill Downs when Cat Quatorze, the first horse saddled by new trainer Helen Pitts, who has replaced her former boss Ken McPeek, won Friday.