Keyword: James Toner

  • Bellavais wins the Ginger Brew Stakes

    Bellavais Jumps Up in Ginger Brew

    Despite being accidentally hit with the whip of a rival's jockey in deep stretch, Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Bellavais quickly regained her focus and momentum to capture the $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes Jan. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Recepta winning the Noble Damsel at Belmont Park.

    Phillips' Luck: Pair Draws In From AE

    Phillips Racing Partnerships' two Breeders' Cup pre-entries, Recepta and Time and Motion, both were also-eligibles but drew into the Mile and Juvenile Fillies Turf, respectively.

  • Kenzadargent won the Miss Liberty Stakes May 25 at Monmouth Park.

    New York Invaders Target Overflow Eatontown

    An easy drive down the road for New York horsemen, Monmouth Park offers expanded options -- specifically the chance for several turf fillies to try a step up in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 27.

  • Winter Memories

    Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

    Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.

  • Zagora won the 2011 Diana Stakes.

    Zagora in Tough to Defend Diana Title

    Zagora won the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) in 2011, but the 5-year-old mare faces a steep challenge this time around at Saratoga Race Course as Tapitsfly, Winter Memories, Hungry Island, and two European invaders join the fray.

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    Winter Memories: 'Everything Is Good'

    Winter Memories began her stellar 2011 campaign in April with a win at Keeneland and she could end the year the same way in the 28th running of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 15.

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    Surging Winter Memories Captures Lake George

    With an eye-catching burst down the middle of Saratoga's inner turf course, odds-on choice Winter Memories reminded many of her dam, Memories of Silver, in winning the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 27.

  • Winter Memories wins the Sands Point Stakes.

    Winter Memories Romps in Sands Point

    Phillips Racing Partnership homebred Winter Memories served notice May 30 with an emphatic score in the Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 30.

  • Winter Memories in the Miss Grillo Stakes.

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    Winter Memories Explodes in Miss Grillo Win

    Winter Memories remained perfect in two starts when she used an electrifying move at the top of the stretch to pull away for an eye-catching 5 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Sailor's Cap won the June 21 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIIT).

    Virginia Derby Full of Familiar Faces

    Many racing officials at Colonial Downs, weary of Central Virginia downpours, may have to pardon trainer James Toner if he does a rain dance Saturday morning before the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). His trainee, Sailor's Cap, will attempt to defeat eight others in the 1 1/4-mile contest for 3-year-olds on the turf.

  • Masseuse Keeps Working to Win Beaugay 'Cap

    Masseuse, ridden by Edgar Prado, drove determinedly to victory in the $113,600 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a yielding turf course at Aqueduct Saturday, defeating a stubborn Stormy Kiss by a neck.

  • Wonder Again to Arrive Early for Breeders' Cup

    Wonder Again, a multiple Grade I winner who took the Diana Handicap at Saratoga by more than five lengths, will be among the early arrivals at Lone Star Park for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • In a light rain, Wonder Again crosses the finish line to win the Diana Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Wonder Again Dominates in Soggy Diana

    Wonder Again got the yielding turf trainer James Toner was hoping for and under patient handling from Edgar Prado, she registered an easy 5 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. I) at rainy Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Coney Kitty Skirts Inquiry, Wins Hillsborough

    Coney Kitty survived a steward's inquiry and a jockey's objection to record a neck victory over Madeira Mist in the $100,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

  • Wonder Again Faces Five in WinStar Galaxy

    Joan and John Phillips' Wonder Again, fresh off a game victory in the Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, will face five rivals in the $500,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) to be run Sunday on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Ellie's Moment Takes Big A's Rare Treat

    John and Joan Phillips' Ellie's Moment opened her 2003 campaign Wednesday by running down favored front-runner Pocus Hocus to win the $77,075 Rare Treat Handicap for fillies and mares at Aqueduct Park.

  • Wonder Again continued to improve with a victory in the Garden City.

    Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $233,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $250,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $250,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • I'm Indy Mood Wins Sloppy Glens Falls

    With all scheduled turf races after the fourth race switched to the main track due to rain, I'm Indy Mood rallied from off the pace to win the $110,200 Glens Falls Handicap by a neck over 1999 Glens Falls (gr. IIIT) winner Idle Rich Friday at Saratoga. The race, originally scheduled as a 1 3/8-mile event on the inner turf course, was run at 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy main track.