Keyword: James Tafel

  • James Tafel, right, after Street Sense wins the Kentucky Derby.

    Breeder Tafel to Disperse Breeding Stock

    Thoroughbred breeder James Tafel, who bred and raced Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Street Sense, will disperse his breeding stock during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6-16 in Lexington.

  • State Breeders Honored for Dedication

    They all have stories to tell. And it's those stories that brought them together the evening of Sept. 5 to be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association dinner recognizing breeders in various states.

  • Street Sense Team to Sign New Derby Book

    The team that won the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Street Sense will reunite at Churchill Downs, the scene of their stirring victory, for a special book signing April 27

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense Tunes Up for Kentucky Cup Classic

    James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tuned up for a run in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park with a five furlong work Sept. 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Derby winners Carl Nafzger and Calvin Borel will sign autographs at Churchill on Saturday.

    Borel, Nafzger to Sign Autographs at Churchill Saturday

    Jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger, who teamed to win the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with champion Street Sense, will participate in a charity autograph session benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

  • Commentary: Distance Dilemma

    <i>By Clay S. Robinson</i> - What the breed needs is a series of big money stakes on dirt over a longer distance of ground.

  • Street Sense owner James Tafel (l) and trainer Carl Nafzger (r) during the post position draw.

    Street Sense, Hard Spun Draw Outside Posts

    Street Sense and Hard Spun, the one-two finishers in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, drew outside post positions for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which attracted a field of nine.

  • Curlin shown winning the Arkansas Derby, prepped this morning at Churchill.
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    Preakness Contender Curlin Works Easy Half-Mile

    Steve Asmussen trainee Curlin, who finished third in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tuned up for Saturday's 132nd running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with an easy half-mile work on Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    High Jinx

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Finally, after 23 years, Breeders' Cup officials can let out a sigh of relief. James Tafel's Street Sense proved that life does exist for a horse after winning the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Borel to Join President, Queen at White House Dinner

    Jockey Calvin Borel's victory aboard James Tafel's Street Sense in the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was his first in the Run for the Roses, and now that special moment at Churchill Downs will take the Louisiana native to a White House state dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of England.

  • Juvenile champion Street Sense, seen here working at Churchill Downs earlier this week, has drawn Post 4 for Saturday&#39;s Blue Grass Stakes.

    Blue Grass Draw: Four on the Floor for Street Sense

    Street Sense drew post four for Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. James Tafel's homebred champion was also made the 4-5 morning line favorite for the nine-furlong race. Great Hunter, the 9-5 second choice, will break from the outside seven post.

  • Street Sense Sizzles in Churchill Downs Work

    James Tafel's Street Sense, a major contender for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the reigning 2-year-old champion of American racing, tuned up for a scheduled run in next week's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland with a sizzling five-furlong workout of :58 2/5 on Wednesday at Churchill Downs.

  • Street Sense Returned to Churchill Downs Stable

    James Tafel's homebred Street Sense, America's reigning 2-year-old champion, has returned to familiar surroundings at Churchill Downs, where he is to continue his preparations for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 5.

  • Allspice Salty Winner of Sixty Sails

    Jockey Rene Douglas thought he had Saturday's $250,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) at Hawthorne measured with Bare Necessities poised for a late-running victory. But he didn't account for the tenacity of Allspice.

  • Lakenheath Heads Chou Croute Field

    James Tafel's Lakenheath, coming off a half-length victory over Bala in the Truly Bound Handicap Jan. 3, heads a field of nine in Saturday's $150,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds.

  • Allspice Flavors Silverbulletday Stakes

    The good news for Allspice is the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies does not possess a dominating presence like 2002 winner Take Charge Lady or undefeated Lady Tak.

  • Lakenheath Gets it Done in Truly Bound

    Heavy favorite Lakenheath found her best stride in the stretch Friday at Fair Grounds, winning the $75,000 Truly Bound Handicap by a half-length over a fast-charging Bala.

  • Falls City Next Target for Tafel's Softly

    James Tafel's homebred Softly was doing fine Sunday after her upset victory in the 17th running of the Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II) and the 4-year-old daughter of Binalong will apparently aim at the $250,000 Falls City Handicap at Churchill on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Ack Ack Stakes Tops Opening Day Card at Downs

    Churchill Downs raises the curtain on the 113th Fall Meet in its storied history on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a ten-race card that includes the 10th running of the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) as its featured event.

  • Lakenheath Breezes for Sunday's Spinster

    James Tafel LLC's Lakenheath, winner by a head in the <br>Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park on Labor Day, breezed a half mile at Keeneland Thursday in :50, according to Arlington Park-based trainer Gene Cilio.

  • Banshee Breeze (center) is flanked by her full sister Unbridled Wind (right) and half-sister Charm (left) at Carl Nafzger&#39;s barn in Saratoga in August 1999.

    Banshee Breeze and Her Storm Cat Colt Dead

    Eclipse Award winner Banshee Breeze and her newborn Storm Cat colt died April 11 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington. Boarded at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Banshee Breeze was taken to the clinic April 8 with a torsion of the uterus. She underwent surgery that afternoon, and additional surgery the following day. The colt, born 19 days premature, was delivered by way of a Caesarean section the second day. The condition of both mare and foal deteriorated, and Banshee Breeze was euthanized two days later. The colt died shortly after.