Keyword: John Sadler

  • James Cassidy

    Jim Cassidy Succeeds Sadler as CTT President

    California Thoroughbred Trainers seated three directors and unanimously elected James Cassidy as its new president at its annual transition meeting July 6 held at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Lady of Shamrock faces four in the Honeymoon.

    Lady of Shamrock Stands Out in Honeymoon

    Lady of Shamrock, impressive winner of the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) two months ago, looks to extend her winning streak to three in the $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.

  • CTT Objects to Exchange Wagering at Del Mar

    John Sadler, president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers, told the state horse racing board his group objects to exchange wagering and is not prepared to sign an agreement with the Del Mar for the upcoming meet.

  • Killer Graces faces Sister Moon in the Railbird Stakes

    Sister Moon Tries Graded Company in Railbird

    Sister Moon, a runaway winner in two of her three lifetime starts, steps into graded stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Railbird (gr. III) on the Preakness day program at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Zazu takes on Include Me Out and 5 others in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Zazu, Include Me Out Head Marjorie Everett

    Grade I winners Zazu and Include Me Out will battle in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19 in a race that also attracted multiple grade II winner Ellafitz.

  • Stoney Fleece Prevails in Alcatraz Nail-Biter

    After battling with favored Chips All In for the lead all the way around, Stoney Fleece overcame a two-length disadvantage at mid-stretch to get up in the final bob of the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes on the turf at Golden Gate.

  • Raconteur breezed at Keeneland.

    Final Works for Four Blue Grass Contenders

    Four contenders for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) went through their final preparations for the 1 1/8-mile test that is one of the final preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Lady of Shamrock flies late to win the Providencia.

    Lady of Shamrock Rolls Home in Providencia

    Odds-on favorite Lady of Shamrock burst through an opening in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away April 7 on the turf at Santa Anita Park, earning her first graded stakes victory.

  • Holy Candy

    Holy Candy Romps in Impressive Maiden Win

    Trainer John Sadler declared his 3-year-old Holy Candy fit for the trail leading to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) following the colt's impressive maiden special weight at a mile March 23.

  • Exchange Wagering Grilled at CHRB Meeting

    Exchange wagering in California drew some strong opposition from The Stronach Group and several horsemen's organizations during its first California Horse Racing Board committee hearing Feb. 9 at Santa Anita.

  • Home Sweet Aspen fights off Sugarinthemorning to win the Santa Monica Stakes.

    Home Sweet Aspen Squeezes Out Santa Monica

    Little-known Home Sweet Aspen, a California homebred racing for Craig Stables, refused to give in when headed past mid-stretch and got up in the final couple of strides to win the $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kettle Corn and Garrett Gomez take the Native Diver Handicap at Hollywood Park.

    Kettle Corn Sticks to Rail, Wins Native Diver

    Kettle Corn, glued to the rail by jockey Garrett Gomez, slipped by favored Tres Borrachos in deep stretch and held on tenaciously for a half-length victory in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Michael Hernon with Rhumb Line, dam of Zazu.

    Hernon and Zazu: Track and Sales Successes

    As director of sales at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Michael Hernon works hard to make sure the nursery and its clients enjoy success with their horses. But this year, he had some notable achievements of his own to savor.

  • Switch

    Switch Is Back Again for Filly & Mare Sprint

    California-based Turbulent Descent will go off the likely favorite in the Nov. 4 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), but the Golden State will also be providing a major threat to that one in Switch.

  • Gladding will carry top weight of 117 pounds in the Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Gladding Part of Well-Matched Ack Ack Field

    Gladding, winner of the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita in February, will carry top weight of 117 pounds against six rivals Nov. 4 in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Zazu

    Zazu to Miss BC Ladies' Classic

    Jerry and Ann Moss' three-time graded stakes winner Zazu will not start in the Nov. 4 Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. The filly would have likely been one of the favorites in the $2 million race.

  • Zazu sweeps to the win in the Lady's Secret at Santa Anita.

    Zazu Peaks in Lady's Secret; Blind Luck Last

    Zazu, coming from far out of it, charged down the center of the course to defeat Ultra Blend in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) as 13-10 choice Blind Luck failed to fire at Santa Anita Oct. 1.

  • Celtic New Year wins the Del Mar Handicap.

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    Celtic New Year Rings in Breeders' Cup Berth

    Celtic New Year, coming from off the pace, got through an opening in the stretch and held off heavy favorite Bourbon Bay and Imponente Purse in a tight finish in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Aug. 28.

  • Twirling Candy

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    Twirling Candy Works a Mile in 1:37 4/5

    With ownership partners Jenny Craig and Marty Wygod looking on from a grandstand box, potential TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) favorite Twirling Candy worked a mile in 1:37 4/5 over the main track at Del Mar Aug. 21.

  • CHRB OKs Lower Bute Level, Claiming Rule

    A reduction in the allowable level of the common pain reliever phenylbutazone in post-race tests was approved on a split vote by the California Horse Racing Board July 21 over the objections of horsemen.

  • Cassidy, Ellis Elected to CTT Board

    Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.

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    Twirling Candy Leads Hollywood Gold Cup Cast

    Twirling Candy, considered the best of a so-so group of older handicap horses nationally in 2011, will have an opportunity to dazzle his critics as the favorite in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9.

  • Zazu pulls away to win the Hollywood Oaks.<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%3D9576845%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zazu Takes Rail to Brave Hollywood Oaks Win

    Zazu won a rematch with Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty when she scraped the rail at the top of the stretch and drew off in the final strides to win the $147,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 25

  • Plum Pretty

    Plum Pretty Lands in Hollywood Oaks

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty, coming off an illness that knocked her out of consideration for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) in New York June 25, was entered instead in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II).

  • Twirling Candy wins the Californian Stakes.


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    Twirling Candy Dazzles in Californian

    Twirling Candy enhanced his reputation as perhaps the best handicap horse in the nation when he overcame traffic problems to run down the field in the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 4.

  • Twirling Candy

    Twirling Candy, Setsuko to Resume Rivalry

    Twirling Candy and Setsuko, participants in a series of bumping incidents through the stretch of a roughly run Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, are to resume their rivalry in the $150,000 Californian (gr. II) June 4.

  • Sidney's Candy takes on 7 in the American Handicap.<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%3D9145492%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turf Beckons Sidney's Candy in American 'Cap

    Sidney's Candy is back on the turf for the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 28 following his upset at odds of 2-5 in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) earlier this month on the Cushion Track.

  • Runflatout takes on 4 in the 7 furlong Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes.

    Runflatout Finds Better Spot in Laz Barrera

    Triple Crown aspirations cast aside in a decisive loss in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) in March, Runflatout makes his return to action in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 15.

  • CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

    The California Horse Racing Board took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void a claim of a horse that suffers a fatality.

  • Gladding will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile.<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%3D9396942%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gladding Newest Californian to Try Texas Mile

    Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.

  • Cozi Rosie won the Buena Vista Handicap on February 21.<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%3D9416456%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cozi Rosie Heads Well-Matched Santa Barbara

    Cozi Rosie is the 121-pound high weight in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita April 16 following a terrific return to action in winning after an absence of nearly nine months.