Keyword: John Oxley

  • Airoforce has successfully transferred his form to dirt.

    Airoforce, Mo Tom Top Risen Star

    Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds.

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Pointing to Oaklawn Handicap

    Following a five-furlong workout earlier this week at Oaklawn Park, trainer Mark Casse said John Oxley's Noble Bird continues to progress toward his first major objective this year, the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Airoforce takes control late to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Airoforce Splashes Home in KY Jockey Club

    Airoforce splashed over the sloppy, sealed track at Churchill Downs Nov. 28 with nary an issue, closing gamely to grind out a victory when making his dirt debut in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Out for Rest of Year

    Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Noble Bird will sit out the rest of the year after emerging from the Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with a hip injury, trainer Mark Casse said Sept. 12.

  • Riker dominates the Swynford Stakes at Woodbine.

    Undefeated Riker Reigns in Swynford

    Tucci Stables' Riker picked up his third win in as many starts Saturday, Sept. 5 when the son of Include cruised to a front-end win over four other juveniles in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes on the Woodbine Polytrack.

  • Inside the June 20, 2015 Issue

    John Oxley's Noble Bird wins the Stephen Foster, a closer look at the clocking crew at the New York Racing Association, American Pharoah is a model of efficiency, and more in the June 20, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Danish Dynaformer wins the Plate Trial Stakes.

    Danzig Moon Breakdown Mars Plate Trial

    Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.

  • Noble Bird holds off Lea to win the Stephen Foster Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vjW532M">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Bird Secures BC Bid with Foster Victory

    John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Lockout came running late to win the Connaught Cup.

    Lockout Closes to Connaught Cup Win

    John Oxley's Lockout swiftly accelerated through the final sixteenth at Woodbine May 30 to post his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-II), his first start of the year.

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    Danzig Moon Confirmed for Preakness

    Danzig Moon, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will continue down the Triple Crown trail to Baltimore for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Danzig Moon at Churchill Downs April 26.
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    Oxley Hopes Danzig Moon Follows Monarchos

    Blue Grass runner-up Danzig Moon, trained by Mark Casse, could give Oklahoma energy man John Oxley his second Kentucky Derby victory if he, like Oxley's Monarchos, can pull off a big upset in the Run for the Roses.

  • Danzig Moon worked four furlongs in :48 4/5 the morning of April 24.

    Final Derby Tuneup for Danzig Moon

    Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Danzig Moon put in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24, breezing four furlongs in :48 4/5.

  • International Star worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-nRd7tMb">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Heads Derby Works at CD

    With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star.

  • Ol' Fashion Gal rallies for the win in the Jimmy Durante Stakes.

    Ol' Fashion Gal Upsets Jimmy Durante

    Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $151,500 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Dynamic Sky delivers victory in the Red Smith Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rN9m3HK">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Sky Skirts Rail for Red Smith Tally

    Dynamic Sky entered the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) winless on the turf, but left a grade III winner when he rallied up the fence under Cornelio Velasquez to take the $250,000 event from Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 15.

  • Skyway wins the Best Pal Stakes.

    Skyway Gets Casse Started With Best Pal Win

    Favored Skyway, a recent shipper from Churchill Downs, gave trainer Mark Casse his first victory at Del Mar Aug. 3 with a confident ride by Stewart Elliott in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds (gr. II).

  • Paladin Bay

    Paladin Bay Seeks to Tame Bison City Stakes

    Paladin Bay, who has made 12 lifetime starts, carries an experience and talent edge into the Bison City against five foes. The Sligo Bay filly is a three-time stakes winner, including a victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III).

  • Sky Captain goes by Frac Daddy to win the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sky Captain Upsets Frac Daddy in Dominion Day

    In upsetting massive favorite Frac Daddy in the $155,100 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine, Sky Captain extended his perfect 4-year-old season to three races and secured the first stakes win of his career.

  • Spring in the Air rolls to victory in the Hendrie Stakes.

    Spring in the Air Exudes Class in Hendrie Win

    Grade I winner Spring in the Air returned her winning ways with an off-the-pace charge in the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine, handing trainer Mark Casse his third consecutive win in the Polytrack event.

  • Street Story and Ricardo Santana Jr. take the Dixie Belle Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn.

    Street Story Best in Sloppy Oaklawn Opener

    Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.

  • Madly Truly won the Mazarine Stakes Oct. 5 on the Woodbine Polytrack.

    Madly Truly Back on Dirt in Golden Rod

    Grade III winner Madly Truly will return to Churchill Downs and dirt racing for the first time since her maiden special weight debut four races ago when she starts in the $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30.

  • Coastline

    Coastline, Rise Up Set for Delta Jackpot

    After rolling to victory in the Street Sense Stakes Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Coastline will make his graded stakes debut in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.

  • Prospective

    Prospective to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Prospective, Malibu Moon's grade II-winning earner of $719,130, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida for the 2014 breeding season.

  • Matador wins the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

    Matador Holds On in Cup and Saucer Thriller

    Matador battled Cool Faith the entire length of the Woodbine turf course stretch in the $244,192 Cup and Saucer Stakes to prevail by a nose in a terrific finish between a couple of determined 2-year-olds Oct. 20.

  • Madly Truly wins the 2013 Mazarine.

    Madly Truly Scores Breakthrough in Mazarine

    John Oxley's Madly Truly overtook game pacesetter Morant Bay in deep stretch and held on for a convincing win over late-running Unspurned in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Woodbine.