Keyword: John Kimmel

  • Bar of Gold is the highweight in the Go for Wand

    State-Breds Dominate Go for Wand Field

    Three of the seven fillies and mares entered for Aqueduct's $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) are New York-breds. State-bred Bar of Gold (by Medaglia d'Oro) is the 121-pound highweight.

  • Hip 366, a bay filly by First Samurai, topped the second session, selling for $475,000.

    F-T Midlantic Sale Ends With Record Average

    A day after a Smart Strike filly sold for a Maryland public auction record $1.25 million, the marketplace remained competitive for the second and final session of Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 19.

  • Hip 161, a colt by Flatter, sold for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Median Rises at OBS Spring Sale Opener

    An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla.

  • Trainer John Kimmel

    Law Panelists Note Progress in Drug Reform

    While the topics at this year's Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law were similar to those at other industry meetings this summer, the tenor of the presentations and perspectives of the panelists were not.

  • I'll Have Another retirement ceremony.

    I'll Have Another's Treatment 'Routine Care'

    A review of the medications administered I'll Have Another between the Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I) are consistent with the veterinary treatment of most racehorses, according to three licensed veterinarians.

  • Vexor wins the Nashua Stakes.

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    Longshot Vexor Springs Nashua Suprise

    Vexor, the longest shot in the field at odds of 18-1, outlasted Trinniberg for a three-quarters-length victory in the $150,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park Oct. 2.

  • Fire On Ice

    Fire On Ice Injured, Out for the Year

    Promising 2-year-old colt Fire On Ice suffered a non-displaced condylar fracture in his left hind leg and will be out the rest of the year, trainer and co-owner John Kimmel said Sept. 29.

  • Friend Or Foe

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    Friend Or Foe Sidelined for 60 Days

    Chester and Mary Broman's Friend Or Foe, winner of last year's Empire Classic and the June 5 Easy Goer Stakes, both at Belmont Park, will likely will get some preventative time off due to a slight ankle issue.

  • Friend Or Foe overtakes Rail Trip to win the Easy Goer at Belmont.<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%3D9552007%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rail Trip Second in Comeback to Friend Or Foe

    Grade I winner Rail Trip made a favorable impression in his first start since the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) last fall, returning to Belmont Park June 5 with a strong runner-up finish behind Friend Or Foe in the Easy Goer.

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    No Catching Friend Or Foe in Empire Classic

    Heavily favored Friend Or Foe returned to the winner's circle at Belmont Park with a front-running stakes-record victory in the $200,000 Empire Classic for New York-breds, the centerpiece of New York Showcase Day Oct. 23.

  • Paddy O'Prado breaks his maiden in style in the Palm Beach Stakes.<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%3D8825580%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Maiden No More: Paddy O'Prado Wins Palm Beach

    Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado, a maiden facing eight winners in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT), seemed unfazed by his competition as he rolled to a 2 1/2-length score March 6 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

  • Break Water Edison won the Nashua last fall at Aqueduct.

    Break Water Edison Looking to Rebound

    Trainer John Kimmel took the first steps toward helping Break Water Edison erase the memories of a disappointing Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) with a five-furlong breeze Feb. 12 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Nashua Stakes winner Break Water Edison is working towards a start in the Hutcheson.<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%3D6571312%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Promising Colts Work Toward Hutcheson

    Under jockey Alan Garcia, Break Water Edison breezed five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 in his first work since Kimmel shipped the son of Lemon Drop Kid from Payson Park to Gulfstream to prepare for a likely start in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) on Jan. 30.

  • Larry Jones sends out Friesan Fire in the Nashua Stakes.

    Highly-Touted Friesan Fire Tries Nashua

    When Vinery Stables transferred a handful of horses in-training from Steve Asmussen into the barn of Larry Jones earlier this summer, graded stakes winner Kodiak Kowboy grabbed much of the attention as the highest profile colt changing hands. But when Jones received his new shipment of horses Kodiak Kowboy wasn't necessarily the one he was most excited about. It was 2-year-old colt Friesan Fire.

  • Kimmel Wins Seven Straight at Saratoga

    When Premium Gold spurted away to victory in the third race at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, he handed trainer John Kimmel his unprecedented seventh consecutive victory at the Spa.

  • Elusive Lady draws off in the Tempted.

    No Catching Elusive Lady in Tempted Triumph

    Using her speed to full advantage, Elusive Lady overcame an early bump to withstand challenges from Meriwether Jessica and Hope Bay, drawing off to a 4 1/4-length victory in the $106,600 Tempted (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Oct. 28.

  • Premium Tap, winning the Woodward, will remain in Dubai and not return to the U.S.

    Premium Tap Will Not Return to U.S.

    A disappointed John Kimmel confirmed Wednesday that Premium Tap, runner-up to Invasor in the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), will remain in Saudi Arabia to point for next year's King's Cup, which the colt won this year, and possibly another try at the World Cup.

  • New York Trainers 'Pony-Up' for TRF

    New York- based trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Gary Contessa and John Kimmel are the latest horsemen to sign up for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Pony-Up Program, a new TRF fundraising initiative designed to spread the financial responsibilities of caring for retired racehorses across the training community, while taxing horsemen only when they have reaped the benefits of a win.

  • Premium Tap coasts home with a comfortable win in the Clark Handicap, Sunday at Churchill Downs.

    Premium Tap Uncorked in Clark Handicap

    Friday's $572,000 Clark Handicap, run for the first time as a grade I race, went to the only grade I winner in the field -- by a bunch -- when favored Premium Tap left his rivals far behind leaving the Churchill Downs' eighth pole in nearly track record time.

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    Premium Tap Pours It On in Woodward Shock

    Saratoga Race Course's first running of The Woodward (gr. I) produced what is believed to be the highest winning odds in the prestigious stake's 53-year history when 31-1 shot Premium Tap edged Second of June by a half-length Saturday.

  • Trainer John Kimmel joined the Thousand Victory Club with a Friday win at Belmont Park.

    Kimmel Gets 1,000th Win With Premium Tap

    Trainer John Kimmel scored the 1,000th victory of his career on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park when he saddled Premium Tap to a win in the third race, the $65,000-added Albert the Great.

  • Tall Order for Sparkling Pink in Tempted

    Starview Stable's Sparkling Pink is the only stakes winner among the eight 2-year-old fillies in Sunday's $100,000 Tempted (gr. III) at one mile. In spite of that, trainer John Kimmel thinks the filly may have a difficult task ahead of her.

  • Love Match wins Matchmaker.

    Love Match Perfect Fit for Matchmaker

    Jockey Javier Castellano dropped the left rein briefly aboard Love Match at the start of the $150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker (gr. IIIT), but it wasn't enough to keep the 5-year-old mare from registering a 27-1 surprise Sunday on the Monmouth Park turf.

  • Seeking the Ante Wins Nassau County Pot

    Chester and Mary Broman's Seeking the Ante became a graded stakes winner Saturday when she rallied on the outside to defeat Slew Motion by a length in the $192,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Kimmel Looks for Big Effort from Premium Tap

    One week after bringing Host off the layoff to win the Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT), trainer John Kimmel will send Premium Tap into action in Saturday's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) with the hopes of following in 2004 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Friends Lake's footsteps.

  • Florida Derby winner Friends Lake among Belmont hopefuls in this weekend's Peter Pan Stakes.

    Peter Pan May Produce More Rivals For Smarty

    Yes, believe it or not, there are other 3-year-olds who inhabit the wild and wacky world of Smarty Jones, and several of them will be using Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) as a dress rehearsal for their big showdown with America's wonder horse in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • The Sunday morning surface.

    Friends Lake Slogs Five Furlongs in 1:03

    Friends Lake, who has not started since winning the Florida Derby (gr. I) on March 13, worked five furlongs in 1:03 during heavy rain at Churchill Downs Sunday morning. Light rain started falling around 5:30 a.m., and the heavens opened up just after 6, rendering the track surface, already heavy with water from rains earlier in the week, to slop.

  • Smarty Jones, with owner Patricia Chapman.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Along Came Jones

    The moment of truth is at hand, as several Kentucky Derby (gr. I) scenarios are played out over the next couple of days. At Churchill Downs, the biggest activity Friday morning was trying to dodge the rain. But the miserable weather was brightened momentarily by the presence of the unbeaten Smarty Jones.

  • Action This Day, finishing workout in front of Halfbridled.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Juvenile Champ Back in Action

    Trainer Dick Mandella was looking for a big work from Action This Day Thursday morning to convince him last year's champion 2-year-old could rebound from two poor efforts. After the colt's six-furlong work in company with 2-year-old filly champ Halfbridled, Mandella had his answer.

  • Florida Derby winner Friends Lake a Wednesday arrival at Churchill

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: An Early Bird Special; Friends Lake Arrives

    With scattered showers and predictions of heavy rains in the afternoon, what little activity there was on the track this morning came early. In addition to the arrival of Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Friends Lake at 9:40, there was a mini buzz about the possible addition of the top-class filly Ashado to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) field.

  • Florida's Just Fine With Read the Footnotes

    Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Read the Footnotes breezed a mile Thursday morning for trainer Richard Violette at the Palm Meadows Training Center, where he continues his preparations for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Friends Lake in Easy Breeze at Payson

    Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Friends Lake breezed five furlongs Saturday morning at Payson Park in a slow 1:04 3/5 as he prepares for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 1.

  • Kimmel Sticks to Plan After Friends Lake Illness

    When trainer John Kimmel announced after the Florida Derby (gr. I) that his upset winner Friends Lake likely would train up to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), it was before he found out the colt was suffering from a viral infection, which has reinforced his decision.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Matchup of the Year Could Rock Gotham

    Although the Gotham Stakes is only grade III, and is not known for producing Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, Saturday's running of the one-mile event features the most intriguing matchup of the year, between two of most gifted 3-year-olds in the country, Eddington and Redskin Warrior.

  • Friends Lake, left, leads Value Plus, second from right, to victory in the Florida Derby.

    Friends Lake Makes Splash in Florida Derby

    A New York bred won the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Saturday for the first time, but it wasn't Read the Footnotes. As the even-money favorite faded out of the money, 37-1 Friends Lake stormed from well off the pace to defeat a game Value Plus.

  • Grade I Winner Miss Linda Retired

    Grade I winner Miss Linda has been retired from racing and will be bred to Unbridled's Song. Miss Linda retires with a career record of 21-8-2-6. She earned $870,000.