Keyword: Jim Tafel

  • My Miss Sophia will open her 4-year-old campaign in the Doubledogdare Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162558644&k=kjbSgXM">Order This Photo</a>

    My Miss Sophia Back in Friday's Doubledogdare

    Last year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) runner-up My Miss Sophia will open her 4-year-old campaign Friday, April 15 as one of nine fillies and mares entered in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Tiz Windy comes running late to win the Indiana Oaks.

    Tiz Windy Breaks Through, Takes Indiana Oaks

    Tiz Windy made her second attempt in graded stakes company a successful one when she ran down the leaders late to take the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) at Indiana Grand Race Course the evening of Oct. 4.

  • Fordubai in the Louisiana Handicap.

    Fordubai Faces Tough Test in Mineshaft

    Fordubai, winner of the Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last month, returns to the same 1 1/16-mile distance at the track but will be facing stiffer company in the Feb. 22 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III).

  • Looking Cool and Leandro Goncalves capture the Iowa Derby.

    Longshot Looking Cool Takes Iowa Derby

    Jim Tafel's homebred Looking Cool certainly kept his cool in the heat of battle down the Prairie Meadows stretch June 29 to prevail by a neck at 17-1 odds in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III).

  • Iowa Distaff winner Fancy Fusaichi takes on 6 in the Gardenia Handicap.

    Fancy Fusaichi Highlights Gardenia Field

    Fancy Fusaichi, runaway winner while making her stakes debut in the Iowa Distaff, looks to add a graded stakes victory to her resume Aug. 16 when she takes on six challengers in the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at Ellis Park.

  • Coragil Cat powers home in the Hanshin Cup.

    Coragil Cat Springs Hanshin Cup Surprise

    Coragil Cat burst to the lead mid-stretch and drew off to win the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III) by three lengths at odds of 11-1 in his graded debut May 24 on Arlington Park's Polytrack.

  • Essex winner Spotsgone is the morning-line favorite for the Hanshin Cup.

    Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

    This time one year ago, Robert Yagos' Spotsgone was sent off at odds of 81-1 in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III). In the 2008 edition to be held May 24 at Arlington Park, the son of Bright Launch was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Of course, the drastic change in odds may have a little something to do with Spotsgone lighting up the toteboard with a $165 mutual in last year's edition.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense and Curlin Work Toward Breeders' Cup

    Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked a sharp five furlongs over his home track at Churchill Downs while Curlin got five furlongs in 1:01.20 at Keeneland. Both are training for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Derby Winner Calvin Borel has added an ESPY to his trophy case.

    Borel Wins ESPY Award for Top Jockey

    Jockey Calvin Borel was the recipient of this year's ESPY award for top jockey and received the award during a presentation ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre July 11, said the jockey's agent, Jerry Hissam.

  • Belmont decision for Street Sense to come Thursday.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1223521%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Sense Works; Decision on Belmont Due Thursday

    Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked a half-mile May 30 at Churchill Downs as his owner, Jim Tafel, and trainer, Carl Nafzger, consider a possible start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the final jewel of racing's Triple Crown.

  • Relationships and Myths

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - More than anything else, this year's Run for the Roses is about relationships...and myths.

  • Street Sense breaks the juvenile jinx and wins the Derby!&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1131280%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    It All Makes Sense in Kentucky Derby

    The jinx has been broken. Calvin Borel and Street Sense won the $2.2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Saturday, the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner to return at 3 and win the Derby.