Keyword: Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg Early Favorite in Round Three of Derby Future Wager

    Johannesburg is the early favorite in pool three of the Kentucky Derby future wager offered by Churchill Downs, taking in $6,549 of $40,282 wagered on Thursday. After beginning the day the 6-1 co-second choice, the undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner is currently available at 4-1.

  • After this victory in the Gotham at Aqueduct, Mayakovsky will contest the Santa Anita Derby.

    Haskin's Weekend Analysis: Prep Races on Two Continents

    We are well aware that the term 3-year-old analysis this year is an oxymoron. Maybe 3-year-old guesses would be more suitable a title. But the trouper that we are, we will attempt to link the word analysis with 3-year-old and try to make some kind of sense of this weekend's stakes, which actually look crystal clear compared to what is in store for us the following weekend.

  • Champion Johannesburg will make his 2002 debut this weekend.

    Johannesburg: Lingfield Dirt or The Curragh Turf?

    There remains a chance Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Johannesburg could make his 2002 debut on the grass at The Curragh in Ireland April 7 rather than at Lingfield the previous day, trainer Aidan O'Brien said April 2. A decision must be made by the evening of April 4, he said.

  • Champion Johannesburg, who makes his 2002 debut Saturday.

    Johannesburg to Face 16 in Fosters-International

    Johannesburg will not be lacking for company in Saturday's Fosters-International Trial Stakes on the all-weather track at Lingfield, England. Seventeen 3-year-olds, including seven trained by Aidan O'Brien, have been entered for the one-mile race,.

  • Plans Being Made For Johannesburg's Derby Prep

    The new race at England's Lingfield Park in which champion Johannesburg will have his lone Kentucky Derby prep on April 6 will be sponsored by Australian brewer Foster's.

  • Johannesburg Drifts Slightly, Still Favored in Future Wager

    Odds for Coolmore's Johannesburg drifted slightly in day two of the Kentucky Derby future wager and are currently at 9-2. The first day of pool two wagering closed with the undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner at 7-2.

  • Sunday Break, another Japanese-owned Derby contender for Neil Drysdale.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (2/25): Deja Vu-saichi

    Yes, we have been here before. Two years ago, Japanese-owned Fusaichi Pegasus, trained by Neil Drysdale, broke his maiden sprinting in January, then won a 1 1/16-mile allowance race in February as a springboard to victories in the San Felipe, Wood Memorial, and the Kentucky Derby. Now, we have Japanese- owned <b>Sunday Break</b>, trained by Neil Drysdale, breaking his maiden sprinting in January, then winning a 1 1/16-mile allowance race in February.

  • Johannesburg Conquered the World in Championship Campaign

    Johannesburg proved to be a citizen of the world in 2001. The bay colt raced twice in England, once in France, three times in Ireland, and once in the United States. One other thing--he won all seven times. Perfect on the racetrack, Johannesburg easily outdistanced his rivals and was named the 2-year-old male Eclipse Award winner.

  • The Envelope, Please...Eclipse Awards Announced Tonight

    The wait is almost over and tonight we will find out if Tiznow successfully defended his Horse of the Year title when he won the Breeders' Cup Classic or if he will be dethroned by either Point Given or Johannesburg, the other two finalists as racing's best for 2001.

  • Record Handle for Future Wager; 'Field' 5-2 Favorite

    A record $577,889 was wagered into pool one of the pari-mutuel Kentucky Derby future wager offered this weekend, with the mutuel field emerging as the first-round favorite for the fourth straight year.

  • 'Field' Slips to 3-1 in Derby Future Wagering

    The favored mutuel field entry, consisting of all 3-year-olds except the 23 individual betting interests, drifted up to 3-1 following the third day of wagering in Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The field began the day at 8-5.

  • 'Field' is Huge Favorite in Derby Future Wager

    Reflecting the lack of a strong favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby, bettors have made the mutuel field a prohibitive favorite in the first day of wagering in Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Johannesburg moved into Kentucky Derby consideration with his Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile victory.

    Johannesburg Cantering; No Decisions Until Spring

    For all you Johannesburg fans who have been picturing the son of Hennessy hibernating for the winter in a den somewhere in the bowels of Ballydoyle, fear not. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and likely 2-year-old champion has been cantering and doing as well as can be expected at this time of the year.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile winner Johannesburg, topped the Experimental Free Handicap.

    No Surprise Here: Johannesburg Tops Experimental

    To Keeneland racing official Howard Battle, it was simple when it came time to decide who was going to get top weight on the 2001 Experimental Free Handicap for males. "He won very easily. How could you <i>not</i> give him the top weight?"

  • Baffert Sophomores, Werblin Work at Santa Anita

    Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a trio of 3-year-olds coming off stakes wins for four-furlong works at Santa Anita Wednesday, including Golden Gate Derby (gr. III) winner Danthebluegrassman. All three completed their assignments in :48 3/5 on a fast track.

  • Hennessy, leading juvenile sire of 2001.

    Johannesburg Propels Hennessy to Top of Juvenile Sire List

    Johannesburg was the "big horse" for Hennessy prior to last year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, having won all six of his races in Europe, three of them in group I company. His 1 1/4-length triumph in the Bessemer Trust Juvenile (gr. I) put Hennessy on top of the list of leading sires of 2-year-olds in 2001 and convinced management of Irish-based Coolmore to jump the son of Storm Cat's 2002 stud fee from a previously announced $20,000 to $45,000 live foal.

  • Point Given distances himself from the rest of the field in his Belmont Stakes romp.

    It's a Slam Dunk for Point Given in Eclipse Voting

    In a year without a lot of clear-cut favorites, Point Given is the lone unanimous choice in 2001 Eclipse Award balloting. The dual classic winner received top honors as champion 3-year-old male and is a finalist, along with Tiznow and Johannesburg, for Horse of the Year honors. Finalists in each of the Eclipse categories were announced Thursday.

  • Fever Pitch

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- There are 2,904 hours until the Kentucky Derby. By the time I finish writing this, there will be 2,903. I figure approximately 650 of those hours will be spent sleeping, leaving 2,253 hours to think about the Derby.

  • Johannesburg, winning the 2001 Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile.

    Johannesburg Rings in New Year Favored for Two Classics

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Johannesburg begins 2002 as the future-book favorite for both the Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Both races will be run on May 4.

  • Tip of the Derby to Coolmore Team

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien, owners Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier, and jockey Michael Kinane, who combined together to have such a great flat season for the Coolmore team, dominated the 2001 Derby Awards, organized by the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association, The winners were announced Dec. 10 before 600 people in London, England.

  • Magnier to Breeders' Cup: Come to Europe

    Coolmore Stud's John Magnier has reportedly called for Breeders' Cup Ltd. to stage its World Thoroughbred Championship Day races in Europe in alternate years.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light received the Cartier Award for Europe&#39;s Horse of the Year.

    Fantastic Light Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    Breeders' Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light was honored Wednesday night with the Cartier "Horse of the Year" award during a ceremony at London's Four Seasons Hotel. Fantastic Light was also honored with the Older Horse Award, beating out his Godolphin stablemate Sakhee, runner-up in the Breeders Cup Classic.

  • 2002 Kentucky Derby: Steve Haskin Looks Ahead

    Derby fever, in November? Heck, why not. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner is tucked away somewhere in Ireland, and until word surfaces from the usually tight-lipped Coolmore people, he will remain out of sight in winter hibernation. Whether or not a full-grown grizzly bear is going to emerge next year, and whether he's going to come back here looking for more easy pickins we won't know for a while.

  • Unbeaten Johannesburg upsets favorite Officer in the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile.

    Officer Displaced Palate in Juvenile Loss to Johannesburg

    Say what's the word? Well at Belmont Park on Saturday, it was Johannesburg, who remained unbeaten when he won the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Down to defeat went the Bob Baffert-trained Officer, who was on the rail in striking position but could not handle the pressure. Later, Baffert said Officer shut down after displacing his palate.

  • Juvenile Weekly Report--10/17/2001

    A baker's dozen were pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), but it will be an upside-down cake if anyone other than Officer enters the winner's circle following the 8 1/2 furlong match.

  • Johannesburg, winning the Prix Morny previous to the Middle Park Stakes.

    Johannesburg's Group I Hat Trick; On to Breeders' Cup

    In his final prep for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier's Johannesburg easily won his third group I race of the year in Thursday's Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket, England.

  • Johannesburg Remains Unbeaten With Prix Morny Win

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Johannesburg remained unbeaten while giving trainer Aidan O'Brien another group I success in Sunday's Prix Morny Casinos Barriere at Deauville. Also at Deauville Sunday, 2000 French Derby winner Holding Court won the Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere (Fr-II).

  • Johannesburg Romps in Phoenix Stakes

    Michael Tabor's Johannesburg remained undefeated by beating Miss Beabea by five lengths to win the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) on Sunday at Leopardstown. Also on Sunday, American-bred Bahamian Pirate held off fellow American-bred One Won One to win the Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Ire-III) by a short head.

  • Royal Rebel (right), winning the Ascot Gold Cup.

    Murtagh Lands Three Ascot Winners

    One day after learning he will be suspended for five days, Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh rode three winners on the Royal Ascot card, including an all-out triumph on Royal Rebel in the featured Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I).