Keyword: In the Gold

  • Spun Sugar defeats Happy Ticket in Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn in April.

    Take D' Tour Tries Spun Sugar in Phipps H.

    With a chance to take her place among the top older mares in the country, Take D' Tour tries to stay unbeaten at Belmont Park when she starts in the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Pool Land, In the Gold Clash in Dupont BC

    A field of nine is set to go in the Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico, led by trainer Todd Pletcher's Doubledogdare Stakes winner Pool Land and trainer Nick Zito's grade I winner In the Gold.

  • Sizzling Oonagh Maccool Favored in Louisville

    Irish-bred Oonagh Maccool, who romped to victory in her last start for trainer Todd Pletcher, breaks from the rail as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $300,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Friday.

  • Pool Land (1) jumps out of the gate and runs away with Doubledogdare.

    Pool Land Tallies by 12 in Doubledogdare

    Pool Land established an early lead from her inside post and then dusted her four rivals in the stretch for a 12-length victory in the $107,300 Doubledogdare Wednesday at Keeneland.

  • Splendid Blended, Manol Cruz aboard, takes the Shirley Jones BC 'Cap at Gulfstream Park.

    Splendid Blended is Old Self in Shirley Jones

    Peter Vegso's 4-year-old Florida homebred filly Splendid Blended, twice a grade I winner, was the class of the field in Saturday's $187,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. She did nothing to dispel that notion as she drew clear for a 3 1/4-length victory over Beautiful Bets.

  • In the Gold scored her biggest career victory in the Gazelle.

    In the Gold Faces Pool Land in Shirley Jones

    In the Gold, who has established impressive credentials over the last two seasons, meets undefeated Pool Land for the first time to highlight Saturday's $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Rain Does Not Deter Breeders' Cup Workouts

    Despite the driving rain that inundated Belmont Park Saturday morning, trainers continued to work their horses in preparation for next Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • In The Gold fastest in Gazelle.

    In the Gold Sparkles in Gazelle Victory

    Battle-tested In the Gold, given a confident ride by Gary Stevens, outlasted odds-on favorite Leave Me Alone to win the $245,000 Gazelle (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Leave Me Alone Goes Long in Gazelle

    Mitchell Ranch's Leave Me Alone, runaway winner of the seven-furlong Test Stakes (gr. I), will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in Saturday's $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I), which drew only five starters.

  • Leave Me Alone impresses impressive field of fillies in Test win.

    Leave Me Alone All By Herself in Test Romp

    The Southern California shipper Leave Me Alone was in a class by herself in Saturday's Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, romping to a front-running victory by 7 3/4 lengths over a quality group of opponents.

  • Sense of Style Breezes for Saturday's Test

    Trainer Patrick Biancone gave Michael Tabor's Sense of Style a final four-furlong breeze on the Saratoga main track prior to her start in the $250,000 Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Round Pond (1) outruns Smuggler (6) to capture the Acorn Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.

    Round Pond Pounds Out Acorn Win

    Favored Round Pond pounced on the leaders inside the final furlong and pulled away for her fourth straight win in the $250,000 Acorn (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Round Pond Ready for Acorn

    Round Pond, who has been out of action since winning the April 15 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, highlights a solid field of six 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday's $250,000 Acorn (gr. I), going one mile at Belmont Park.

  • Kentucky Oaks Contenders Hit Track

    As Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) day draws closer, a number of 3-year-old fillies hit the Churchill Downs oval over the weekend in advance of the May 6 race.

  • In the Gold shines in Beaumont win.

    In the Gold Best in Beaumont; Oaks Next

    In the Gold dueled with Aspen Tree at the top of the stretch, gradually pulling away to a 1 1/4-length win in the $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Keeneland.

  • Zito's In the Gold Sweeps Beaumont

    Live Oak Plantation's In the Gold made a sweeping move on the far turn and held off a determined Aspen Tree in the stretch for a 1 1/2-length score in Thursday's Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Race Course.

  • In the Gold Heads Small Beaumont Field

    In the Gold, who just missed in her last start and before that ran into the buzz saw known as Sis City, should be the favorite in a short field Thursday in Keeneland's Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).

  • Sis City, with John Velazquez aboard for his third win of the day, takes the Davona Dale Stakes by a cool 16 lengths.

    Sis City Long Gone in Davona Dale

    Under a cool front end ride from John Velazquez, even-money favorite Sis City hit the stretch six lengths in front and drew way off for an eye-raising 16-length win in the $150,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Zito Readies for Big Weekend at Gulfstream Park

    Trainer Nick Zito is preparing for a big weekend at Gulfstream Park, saddling runners in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), Old Hat Stakes (gr. III), and Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), as well as celebrating his 57th birthday.

  • Juveniles in Spotlight as Churchill Meet Ends

    The Churchill Downs spotlight shines on the 2-year-olds Saturday as the fall meet concludes with the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) and the $200,000 Golden Rod (gr. II) for fillies.

  • Birdstone got his first look at the main track at Lone Star Park Sunday.

    Birdstone Gets First Feel of Lone Star

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone had his first gallop over the Lone Star Park track Sunday after arriving Saturday afternoon on a private charter from Albany, N.Y. that also brought three other Nick Zito-trained horses.

  • Birdstone won the Travers in his last start.

    Birdstone Breezes in Final Work for Classic

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I), breezed six furlongs in 1:16 4/5 over a muddy training track at Saratoga Oct. 22 in preparation for the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Lone Star Park Oct. 30.

  • Runaway Model (8) wins Alcibades with last-second surge along the outside.

    Runway Model Tight Fit in Darley Alcibiades

    With a last desperate surge on the far outside, 17-1 Runway Model emerged with a head victory over Sharp Lisa and In the Gold in a blanket finish to Friday's $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland.