Keyword: In Excess

  • Mizzen Mast

    Mizzen Mast: Mastering the End of the Line

    Mizzen Mast was both a carbon copy of his sire Cozzene (on turf) and an accomplished versatile runner, as seen with his graded stakes wins, on the dirt. He was virtually a throwback in pedigree to what had worked in the last half of the 20th century.

  • Uncle Mo

    Excessively Alike

    If you’re a pedigree geek and been wondering what it is about Uncle Mo that has made him such a sire sensation with his first crop to race, you might scrunch your nose over his "page."

  • Velvet Mesquite

    Velvet Mesquite Brings Hill Skill into Maddy

    Experience could be crucial in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes down Santa Anita Park's signature hillside turf course Oct. 22, and Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite has had the most success traveling down the hill.

  • Caro

    Pedigree Analysis: Caro

    Caro stands at the head of an American sire line being kept alive by his great-great-grandson Uncle Mo, the current leader of the freshman and 2-year-old sire lists.

  • Notional Relocated to Rockin' Z Ranch

    Notional, a three-time graded stakes winner and runner-up in the 2007 Florida Derby (gr. I), has been relocated to stand the 2014 breeding season at Dr. Robert Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch near Beggs, Okla.

  • More Than Ready Colt Tops All at Tattersalls

    Colts by Central Kentucky sires More Than Ready and Arch brought the top two prices on day one of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 17 at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, both consigned by Friarstown Bloodstock.

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    Indian Firewater Improves With Age

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Indian Firewater's grade II San Fernando score was the biggest victory for several Indian Charlie colts running the weekend of January 15.

  • Father Time, Times Two

    There have been instances over the years with horses bred in different countries having the same name. But not often have the two won on the same day, and in this case, the same race number.

  • Mr. Nightlinger

    BC Pedigree Profile: Mr. Nightlinger

    Mr. Nightlinger picked a good year for a strong improvement in form. The son of Indian Charlie could soon find himself in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred championship, contesting the inaugural Turf Sprint.

  • Notional pulls away to take the Salvator Mile.

    Notional Pulls Salvator Mile Upset

    Dismissed at odds of 7-1 in a field of six, Notional lagged behind in the early stages, made his presence known at the quarter-pole, and took over at the top of the lane en route to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Salvator Mile Handicap (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park. The race was the first North American Breeders' Cup Challenge event of the season.

  • Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger&#39;s Sky Mystic in the California Oaks.

    Sky Mystic Heads Cal Oaks Field

    Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger's Sky Mystic, a 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa, in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 2. The question is, will the Kentucky-bred filly return to her winning form?

  • Ez Dreamer Romps in Rattlesnake

    Triple AAA Ranch's Arizona homebred Ez Dreamer left a tired field behind nearing the furlong pole and drew away to a 9 3/4-length laugher in the $50,000 Rattlesnake Stakes for 3-year-olds at Turf Paradise in Phoenix Jan. 20.

  • Romance Is Diane

    Romance Is Diane: In Excess Success

    Romance Is Diane is the latest credit for California sire In Excess, who has long been the leading contender for the unofficial title of ?best North American sire standing outside of Kentucky.?

  • Romance Is Diane leads every step in Bayakoa.
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    'Diane Won't be Denied in Bayakoa

    Romance Is Diane proved she is back on the top of her game with a determined front-running victory over Tough Tiz's Sis in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track Dec. 1.

  • 'Diane Won't be Denied in Bayakoa

    Romance Is Diane proved she is back on the top of her game with a determined front-running victory over Tough Tiz's Sis in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track Dec. 1.

  • Garrett Gomez celebrates his 71st stakes win of the year after leading Spring Awakening to victory in the Moccasin Stakes.

    Gomez Breaks Bailey's Stakes Mark

    Garrett Gomez established a North American record for stakes wins in a year when he drove favored Spring Awakening to victory in the $108,100 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 11. The 71st stakes win of the year for Gomez broke the mark set by Jerry Bailey in 2003.

  • Bear Now turns back a challenge from Octave to win the Fitz Dixon Cotillion.

    Bear Now is Late Season Sophomore Success

    Until recently, Bear Now seems ideally suited for racing and Canada and only a marginally successful runner in the United States. Well, the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) changed everything. At Philadelphia Park in the Cotillion, Bear Now took command from the start, turned back a challenge from Octave " arguably the leading active member of the division in the absence of her stable companion Rags to Riches " and drew away again for a two lengths tally. As it turns out, this filly's family is full of surprises.

  • Brego Produces 17-1 Surprise in DeBartolo Memorial

    The 17-1 shot Brego, given a patient ground-saving ride by Richard Eramia, rallied between horses and swept to the lead in deep stretch to earn a one-length victory in the $144,500 Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap on the Remington Park turf Sept. 3.

  • Staten Island Cruises Home in Arizona Oaks

    Staten Island pounced on her foes in the $75,000 Arizona Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Turf Paradise, drawing away to a 2 3/4-length victory for locally based trainer Kevin Lewis at odds of better than 5-1.

  • Jockey James Graham (on ground) is unseated from his mount Slew&#39;s Tizzy (above him) as Notional (purple cap)  goes on to win the Risen Star Stakes.

    Notional Gets Lucky Trip in Fall-Marred Risen Star

    J. Paul Reddam's Southern California shipper Notional turned in an impressive effort in winning Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star (gr. III), a race marred by a fall that spoiled whatever chance the heavy favorite Circular Quay had of winning the 3-year-old test at Fair Grounds.

  • Romance Is Diane  wins the Hollywood Starlet, giving jockey David Flores his fifth victory of the day.

    Romance Blooms for Flores, Mitchell in Starlet

    Romance Is Diane drew away from the field at the head of the stretch to post a major upset in the $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I), giving jockey David Flores his fifth win Sunday and providing a measure of satisfaction for winning trainer Mike Mitchell.

  • Texcess, left, edges out Cheroot to win the California Cup Classic.

    After 2 Years, Texcess Strikes in California Cup

    Texcess, winless since capturing the $1 million Delta Jackpot as a 2-year-old in December 2004, ended his long drought with a smart victory in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Saturday at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting.

  • Lane's End Report: Texcess Seeks Second Jackpot

    Texcess, winner of last December's $1-million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot Stakes will be sent after his second big pot Saturday in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. Trainer Paul Aquirre said the Cal-bred gelding is "100% now" after a pair of losses this year and is primed for a big effort in the nine-furlong Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep at Turfway Park.

  • Barretts sale-topper, in pre-sale workout that was believed to be the fastest ever by a 2-year-old sale horse.

    $1.9-Million Songandaprayer Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    Bob Lewis outlasted fellow Californian Sidney Craig in the bidding for a Songandaprayer colt at Tuesday's Barretts selected sale of 2-year-olds in training, paying $1.9 million for a horse who breezed a quarter-mile in what announcer John Henderson said was a world record time of :20.6 seconds.

  • Uncle Denny throws his hat into the Derby ring with El Camino win.

    Baze Finds Favorite Uncle in El Camino Real

    Stan E. Fulton's favored Uncle Denny surged to the front on the home turn and won drawing off for jockey Russell Baze, capturing Saturday's $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Bay Meadows.

  • Moscow Burning Named California Horse of the Year

    Moscow Burning was named California-bred Horse of the Year, top grass horse, and older female of 2004 the night of Feb. 7 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association annual awards dinner at the Hilton San Diego Resort.

  • Cal Invader Texcess Rakes in Delta Jackpot

    California-bred gelding Texcess shook loose on the turn for home under a vigorous ride from Victor Espinoza and outlasted his rivals for a popular victory in the rich $1 million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot for 2-year-olds Saturday at Delta Downs.

  • CTBA to Auction Top Stallion Breedings

    Breedings to top California stallions Cee's Tizzy and In Excess are among those available in the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association "Stallion Season Auction," to be held Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Musical Chimes, center, out bobs Buckland Manor, inside, obscured, and Singletary, outside, to win the Oak Tree Breeders&#39; Cup Mile, Saturday at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    Musical Chimes 1st Filly to Win Oak Tree Mile

    The 4-year-old filly Musical Chimes, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, squeezed between horses in a spectacular stretch run to win a frantic finish by a nose over Buckland Manor in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • CTBA Del Mar Yearling Sale Seeks Rebound

    Hoping to rebound from disappointing numbers a year ago, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will unveil its 2004 yearling sale at Del Mar Racetrack Monday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

  • Icantgoforthat, 22-1, Wires Daisycutter

    Icantgoforthat, overlooked at 22-1 under substitute jockey Joe Steiner, led all the way in winning the $96,825 Daisycutter Handicap for older fillies and mares at five furlongs on the Del Mar grass course Friday.

  • Musical Chimes, left, cruises past Notting Hill to win the John C. Mabee Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Musical Chimes Rings True in Mabee 'Cap

    Musical Chimes, winless in seven starts since taking the French One Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) in May 2003, blew past the leaders in the final eighth of a mile to capture the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • In Excess Filly Among Fastest Workers at Barretts

    An <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=2402759&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">In Excess</a> filly was among the standout performers Saturday during the second session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Lite the Fuse Colt Sets Pace During Barretts Workouts

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1350413&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Lite the Fuse</a> colt turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Friday during the first session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Cal Bred Excessivepleasure Tops $1 Million

    Excessivepleasure became the latest California-bred millionaire Saturday when he finished third in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) at Nad al Sheba.

  • California Champions Announced; HOY Named Monday

    California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.

  • Valentine Dancer cruises to victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly &amp; Mare Turf, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Court's Sweet Ride Key for Valentine Dancer

    Under a patient ride from substitute jockey Jon Court, Valentine Dancer split horses at the head of the stretch and stormed to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $500,000 John Deere Filly and Mare Turf on Sunshine Millions Day Saturday on the Santa Anita turf course.

  • Icantgoforthat, inside, holds off Polygreen to win the Monrovia Handicap, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Icantgoforthat Ends Dry Spell in Monrovia Win

    Icantgoforthat and jockey Tyler Baze led virtually from start to finish but needed every ounce of strength they could muster to hold off Polygreen by a nose in the $109,300 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Monday.

  • Stevens Returns to Win With Excess Summer

    Jockey Gary Stevens made a successful return from a seven-week hiatus Saturday, guiding Excess Summer to a 3 1/2-length win in the 20th running of the $107,900 On Trust Handicap for California breds at Hollywood Park.