Keyword: Hollywood Turf Cup

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Gun Runner with Florent Geroux wins Clark Handicap (gr. I) on Nov. 25, 2016, at Churchill Downs.

    The Week in Photos for 11/29/2016

    Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile Handicap, Remsen, Japan Cup, Demoiselle, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Fall Highweight Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Jimmy Durante, Kentucky Jockey Club, Mrs. Revere, My Charmer Handicap, Native Driver and more.

  • Finnegans Wake comes home strong to take the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Finnegans Wake Prevails in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Finnegans Wake recorded the biggest win of his career when he held off longshot Patrioticandproud to take the $251,250 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Race Course on Nov. 27.

  • Holiday Star

    Shipper Holiday Star Faces 10 in Turf Cup

    Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day.

  • Lucayan (left) comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Late-Running Lucayan Takes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Allowed to trail the field into the far turn, Lucayan charged to victory over favored Temeraine in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 for his first win since the 2012 French Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Lucayan seeks his first North American victory in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Lucayan Well-Spotted in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Lucayan gets back on firm ground in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollyood Park still seeking his first North American victory following six earlier chances.

  • Grandeur flies home to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Grandeur Handles Turf Cup Distance

    Favored Grandeur earned his second grade II win from three United States starts when he came from off the pace to capture the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by three-quarters of a length at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 15.

  • Sanagas and Rajiv Maragh take the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Sanagas Crushes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Favored Sanagas joined the ranks of grade I winners with a dominating triumph for trainer Graham Motion in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Hollywood Park Nov. 19.

  • Norvsky faces 6 in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Hollywood Turf Cup Up For Grabs

    There is no standout in the grade I Turf Cup, but Norvsky, Bourbon Bay, Falcon Rock, and Sanagas are all major contenders in the 1 1/2-mile race Nov. 19 at Hollywood Park.

  • Bourbon Bay

    Drysdale Duo Works for Hollywood Turf Cup

    Multiple graded stakes winner Bourbon Bay and dual grade I victor Miss Match worked seven furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf course the morning of Nov. 13 in preparation for the Nov. 19 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Hollywood Park Suspends, Reduces Some Stakes

    Hollywood Park has released a dramatically altered stakes schedule for the 2009 Autumn meet, which will be 27 days long -- 13 days shorter than the 40-day stand in 2008.

  • Joel Rosario gives the "high five" at the end of his big day at Hollywood Park Dec. 6.

    Flight Change Key in Rosario's Quintet

    A late change in flight plans played a key role in Joel Rosario connecting for five winners, including a graded stakes win, at Hollywood Park Dec. 6.

  • Champs Elysees powers home in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Champs Elysees Sweeps to Turf Cup Win

    Favored Champs Elysees sliced the corner impressively and flew past pacesetter Mr. Chairman in the homestretch to win the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), earning his first grade I win in the United States for Juddmonte Farms and trainer Bobby Frankel.

  • Secretariat Stakes winner Winchester, will try to rebound in the Turf Cup following a 7th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Weld, Winchester Take Aim at Turf Cup

    The Irish tandem of trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Patrick Smullen, who combined to win the Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park four years ago with Dress to Thrill, have returned with their sights set on the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Dec. 6.

  • Black Mamba will run in the Hollywood Turf Cup against males.

    Black Mamba Ready to Strike in Turf Cup

    The 5-year-old mare Black Mamba, scratched from the one-mile Matriarch at Hollywood Park this past weekend, instead will run in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) at 12 furlongs Dec. 6 against males.

  • Plenty of Fresh Faces in Turf Cup

    A quintet of newcomers, two of them trained by Bobby Frankel, is among a field of eight contesting the $250,000 Turf Cup (gr. I) on the Hollywood Park grass course Dec. 8.

  • Boboman completes comeback by winning the Hollywood Turf Cup Handicap.

    Mandella Works Turf Cup Magic With Boboman

    Boboman, who returned to action for trainer Richard Mandella this summer after nearly 30 months on the sidelines, completed his remarkable comeback by winning the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IT) in his stakes debut Saturday.

  • Meteor Storm Hits Hard in Turf Cup Line-Up

    Veteran stakes performer Meteor Storm returns to Hollywood Park for the first time in three years on Saturday when he could become the oldest horse to win the prestigious Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) since the great John Henry won the race in 1983 at the age of 8.

  • Pellegrino holds off the fast-closing Megahertz and License To Run to win the Hollywood Turf Cup, Saturday at Holywood Park.

    Pellegrino Sparkles in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Traffic was tight in the stretch run of the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) but Gary Tanaka's Brazilian-bred Pellegrino found plenty of room along the inside with Gary Stevens aboard to spring a 10-1 surprise Saturday.

  • Trainer Graham Motion, with Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now, is aiming for an Eclipse Award.

    Motion 'Talks' Eclipse in Hollywood Turf Cup

    The connections for Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) upsetter Better Talk Now are gambling that a victory in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday will be enough to secure an Eclipse Award as the year's North American male turf champion.

  • Better Talk Now Going in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Better Talk Now, staging a late bid for an Eclipse Award, will be flown to California on Tuesday for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday, trainer H. Graham Motion said Sunday from his base at Fair Hill, Md.

  • Better Talk Now, winning the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Better Talk Now to Contest Hollywood Turf Cup

    John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now will make his next start in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on Dec. 4, trainer H. Graham Motion said Wednesday from Fair Hill, Md.

  • Epicentre, right, outfinishes stablemate Continuously, but was disqualied from first for interference in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Frankel Record Rolls On Continuously

    Trainer Bobby Frankel broke Charlie Whittingham's Hollywood Park record for most victories in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), but it took about 15 minutes for stewards to decide which of two horses he accomplished the feat with.

  • Frankel Ties Whittingham's Hollywood Mark

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel tied Charlie Whittingham's all-time record for victories at Hollywood Park Friday night when Irish-bred Anja won the fifth race to give Frankel his 859th win at the Inglewood track.

  • Staging Post Could Go Favored in Turf Cup

    The loss of The Tin Man to an ankle injury one day before entries were drawn has cast Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) into a wide open competition among nine entrants in the 12-furlong event at Hollywood Park.

  • The Tin Man Twists Ankle, Will Miss Turf Cup

    The Tin Man, the probable favorite for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday, will be forced to miss the race after suffering an ankle injury at Santa Anita.

  • Bowman Mill Good Fit in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Trainer Michael Dickinson hopes for better luck with Bowman Mill in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday than he had with the horse's half-brother, Cetewayo, in last year's 1 1/2-mile turf test last year.

  • Frankel Sending Megahertz after Turf Cup

    Megahertz, a 4-year-old filly, will seek to become the second female to win the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) in the 1 1/2-mile grass test on Saturday.

  • First-Time Trainer Leo Powell Thinking Big

    Debuting trainer Leonard Powell, 27, plans to send out his first starter, Labirinto, in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, a grade I test at 12 furlongs at Hollywood Park on Nov. 22. "I've got to start somewhere," said Powell with a chuckle.

  • Cetawayo ready for run at Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Dickinson Says Cetewayo 'Good as He's Been'

    Trainer Michael Dickinson took a long look at Cetewayo in his stall in Barn 52 at Hollywood Park Friday and liked what he saw. "He's 8, and he's as good as he's been," said Dickinson of the venerable warrior, whose name means 'Zulu Chief.'

  • Grammarian Sharpens Speed for Turf Cup

    Lindsey Williams, owner of Pacific Heritage Farm, watched Grammarian blow out three furlongs in :36.20 on the turf course Thursday in preparation for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on Saturday.

  • Gulfstream BC Handicap winner Cetewayo among contenders in this weekend's Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Turf Cup Lures Big Field from Both Coasts

    Eleven older horses, including East Coast-based invaders Cetewayo and Rochester, have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Cetawayo, Rochester Expected for Turf Cup

    Cetewayo and Rochester, a pair of proven distance turf veterans from the East, will be flown to California Thursday morning to join a large field expected for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), at 1 1/2 mile on Saturday.

  • Knickerbocker winner Sumitas is one of three New York ship-ins for the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Blazing Fury Among Ship-Ins For Hollywood Turf Cup

    Blazing Fury, who arrived from New York late Wednesday afternoon for Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, jogged on the training track during a rainy Thursday morning. Assistant Danny Dubuc is overseeing final preparations for the 3-year-old gelding until trainer Jim Toner arrives Friday night.