Keyword: Holy Bull

  • Holy Bull! What A Betting Race

    With West Side Bernie and Beethoven parked outside in posts 10 and 11 going 1 1/8 mile in the Grade III Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, there is reason to look elsewhere for a winner despite the legitimate talents of each of those horses and their connections.

  • The Gulfstream Park meeting begins Jan. 3.

    Gulfstream Banking on 2009 Meet Changes

    Gulfstream Park is hoping that a move to a five-day race week will help produce larger fields and attract more live fans and other bettors on days that have proven more popular than its newly-dark Mondays.

  • Hip 678; colt; Holy Bull - Disco Darlin' by Citidancer topped the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale with a final bid of $320,000.

    F-T Midlantic Finishes with Declines

    Continuing the trend with the season's previous yearling sales, the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale ended its three-day run at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., Oct. 1 with downturns across the board and an increase in the buy-back rate.

  • Keeneland: Book 6 Figures Tumble

    Selling yearlings at the Keeneland September sale got a lot tougher during Friday's session in Lexington, as all major indices fell hard against previous year's figures.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Jimmy Croll Dies

    Trainer Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll died the evening of June 6 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., after a lengthy illness. The Hall of Famer who resided in Monmouth Beach, N.J., was 88.

  • Liberty Bull scores by two lengths in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park March 16.

    Liberty Bull Rushes to WinStar Derby Win

    Liberty Bull, third behind Denis of Cork and Sierra Sunset in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) last time out, made that race look even better with a sharp two-length victory in the rich $600,000 WinStar Derby at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 16.

  • Liberty Bull (near) noses out Isabull to win the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn jan. 21.

    'Liberty' Wins Battle of the Bulls

    Two colts by Holy Bull battled through the stretch at Oaklawn Park Jan. 21, and it was Kenneth Maier's Liberty Bull who earned a neck victory over Alex and Joann Lieblong's Isabull in the $50,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.

  • Rojas Fractures Vertebrae

    Jockey Raul Rojas suffered two fractured neck vertebrae after his mount, Bully for Us, unseated the rider in Aqueduct's sixth race Nov. 17.

  • Rojas Hospitalized After Spill

    Jockey Raul Rojas was sent to North Shore University Hospital Nov. 17 after his mount, Bully for Us, unseated the rider in Aqueduct's sixth race, a maiden event for New York-bred 2-year-olds.

  • Sharon Brown, Holy Bull's Dam, Dead

    Sharon Brown, the dam of 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull, was euthanized July 28 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Flashy Bull posts flashy win in Stephen Foster 'Cap.

    Flashy Bull Charges to Rich Foster Triumph

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Flashy Bull left the field behind leaving the far turn, then dug deep in the final sixteenth to hold off the fast closing Magna Graduate and Diamond Stripes to win the $829,500 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in a surprise at Churchill Downs Saturday.

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    Flashy Bull Outnods Hesanoldsalt in Schaefer

    Flashy Bull and heavy favorite Hesanoldsalt staged a furious stretch duel Saturday at Pimlico in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III), with Flashy Bull winning the head bob.

  • Wiseman's Ferry Colt Among Fastest at Barretts

    Two horses tied for the fastest eighth-mile workout during the second and final training preview in the 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training conducted May 11.

  • Nobiz Like Shobiz and Cornelio Velasquez win the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    'Shobiz Takes Bow in Holy Bull

    Elizabeth J. Valando's homebred Nobiz Like Shobiz, highly regarded among this year's Triple Crown hopefuls, got his campaign off to a strong start with a smart win as the odds-on choice in Saturday's $150,000 Holy Bull (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulstream Park.

  • Nobiz Like Showbiz faces old foe in Saturday's Holy Bull.

    Nobiz, Scat Daddy Clash in Holy Bull

    Elizabeth Valando's homebred 3-year-old Nobiz Like Shobiz, high among early favorites for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. 1), makes his season debut as the 8-to-5 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Bwana Bull Charges Home in California Derby

    The stalking Bwana Bull circled the pacesetters coming off the final turn of Sunday's $150,000 California Derby and was long gone at the end under substitute rider David Lopez at Golden Gate Fields.

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    Bishop Court Hill Shows Way in Gravesend

    Melnyk Racing Stables' speedy Bishop Court Hill took control of the $110,600 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) coming away from the gate and rolled to a measured one-length victory under John Velazquez on the Aqueduct inner track Sunday.

  • Minor Changes Along the 2007 Kentucky Derby Trail

    The 3-year-old stakes schedule will take on a slightly different look in 2007, due mostly to the return of Fair Grounds and several changes to the Gulfstream Park stakes structure, which will again run the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) five weeks before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Giacomo tallied his first win since the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

    Giacomo's First Win Since Derby a Nail-Biter

    Giacomo tallied his first victory since capturing the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at odds of 50-1, closing from far back under regular rider Mike Smith to defeat Preachinatthebar by a head in a rousing finish to the $300,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Barbaro & Flashy Bull Post Final Workouts for Florida Derby

    Lael Stable's undefeated 3-year-old Barbaro worked a half-mile in :48 Monday morning at Palm Meadows with regular exercise rider Peter Brett aboard in preparation for his engagement in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Barbaro and jockey Edgar Prado win the Holy Bull Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Barbaro Breathes Fire in Winning Holy Bull

    The undefeated Barbaro showed himself to be one of the most exciting prospects for this year's Triple Crown series Saturday when he handled a sloppy strip to win the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his first main track attempt at Gulfstream Park.

  • <a href ="http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P14-1015" target="blank">First Samurai among those who hope the weekend will put them one step closer to the run for the roses.</a>

    Steve Haskin's Weekend Preview: Bullish Weekend on Tap

    This weekend's February feast of 3-year-old races promises to unveil several leading Triple Crown contenders, with a heavy emphasis, as usual, on Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, and Nick Zito. The focal points will be the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and the return of First Samurai in the Hutcheson (gr. II).

  • The Pick Here is That 'The Barbarian' Conquers the Holy Bull

    Barbaro means "barbarian" in Portugese. When one does something superior, that is called "barbaro" as well. Each usage may well describe Barbaro when all is said and done, and he is our pick to win the grade III Holy Bull Stakes.

  • Horse Paintings Available for Holidays

    If you're looking for that perfect holiday gift for the racing fan on your shopping list, take heart--paintings by famous racehorses will be available for purchase on E-Bay beginning Saturday, Dec. 10.

  • Woke Up Dreamin won the True North Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Woke Up Dreamin Retired to Millennium Farms

    Mike Pegram's two-time grade II winner Woke Up Dreamin has been retired and arrived at Millennium Farms in Lexington, where he will stand the 2006 breeding season. His initial stud fee will be $7,500 live foal.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo will stand at Adena Springs when racing career ends.

    Giacomo Out for the Year; Will Stand at Adena Springs Upon Retirement

    Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Giacomo, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a bone chip in his left front ankle, suffered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Trainer John Shirreffs said the prognosis is excellent, and he is optimistic the colt will return to the races as a 4-year-old.

  • Woke Up Dreamin wakes up a winner in the True North.

    Mike Smith, Holy Bull Connection Scores Again

    Mike Smith won a stakes race at Belmont Park Saturday aboard a son of Holy Bull. No, not the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Giacomo, though he certainly hopes that happens later on the card.

  • Giacomo, background, passes Closing Argument en route to winning the Kentucky Derby.

    Shockomo: Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Story

    Mike Smith stood by himself in front of the detention barn on the Churchill Downs backstretch. The May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) was still a week and a half away, and the mass influx of media was not due for several days. Smith, who had been riding regularly at Keeneland, gazed out at the track, watching the morning activities.

  • Giacomo Victory Scores Classic Win for Plaudit Sire Line

    Horse of the Year in 1994, Holy Bull had one glaring hole in his resume that year, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), in which he struggled over a muddy track to finish an ignominious 12th of 14 behind winner Go for Gin. Saturday, that defeat was avenged when his son Giacomo charged from far off the pace to win the Kentucky Derby by half a length over a dead-game Closing Argument.

  • Aventura Winner High Fly Ready for Holy Bull

    Aventura Stakes winner High Fly will take the next step in the Florida Derby series Saturday by racing in the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Bill White confirmed that news after the colt's latest workout Sunday morning.

  • Unbeaten Saintliness Wins Affectionately

    Stronach Stables' lightly raced Saintliness kept her record spotless Saturday at Aqueduct, getting the jump on six rivals and winning the $81,275 Affectionately Handicap for fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length over Miss Fortunate.

  • Holy Bubbette Wins Woodbine's Whimsical

    Holy Bubbette made her first trip to Woodbine a winning one, capturing the $136,000 Whimsical Stakes for older fillies and mares on Sunday.

  • Holy Bull in Florida

    On This Day...

    March 12, 1994<br><b>Holy Bull on Florida Derby Day</b>

  • Silver Wagon Hits Derby Trail in Holy Bull

    Silver Wagon will hit the trail toward Churchill Downs when he takes the gate against at field of 10 runners in Saturday's $100,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 15th running of the Holy Bull goes as the 10th event on an 11-race card with a first post time of 1 p.m.

  • Thunder Blitz wins the Queens County Handicap Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Thunder Blitz Overpowering in Queens County

    Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. benefited from the spirit of the season when Stronach Stables' Thunder Blitz, conditioned by Bobby Frankel but stabled at Aqueduct for the inner track season, pulled a mild upset in the $108,300 Queens County Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Macho Uno has been retired to stud.

    Macho Uno Retired; to Stand in Florida

    Macho Uno, the 2000 champion juvenile colt, has been retired and will stand in 2004 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Ocala, Fla. No stud fee was announced.

  • Baffert's Match Race Horse Changed

    Woke Up Dreamin, a 3-year-old colt by Holy Bull owned by Mike Pegram and trained by Bob Baffert, will replace the injured Oopstheregoes as one of the two horses set for Sunday's match race pitting leading Del Mar riders Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela.