Keyword: John Salzman

  • Deputy Storm's First Winner Sets NTR

    Deputy Storm's first winner, Twelve Pack Shelly, set a track record in a 10 3/4-length score in the first 2-year-old race at Laurel this year.

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    Bsharpsonata Heads Black-Eyed Susan

    Multiple-graded stakes winner Bshapsonata will look to continue her outstanding sophomore season May 17 in the $200,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course, as she takes on eight 3-year-old fillies.

  • Bsharpsonata

    Another Filly Standout for Salzman

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) starter Bsharpsonata may be the current stable star in the barn of John and Tim Salzman, but she is not the first filly to draw attention to the Maryland-based father-and-son training team.

  • Maryland Racing Commission Approves Pimlico Stakes Schedule

    The Maryland Racing Commission approved the Pimlico spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting Feb. 22 at Laurel Park. The headline event of the eight-week meeting beginning April 20 is the 130th running of the May 21 $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the middle jewel of the Visa Triple Crown.

  • Team Valor Buys Sir Cat Filly

    Team Valor has purchased Run Cat Run, a 6 1/2-length winner in an April 16 maiden special weight contest at Pimlico, from owner and trainer John Salzman.

  • Xtra Heat, with trainer John Salzman during BC Week.

    Xtra Heat Sent to Farm

    Champion Xtra Heat has been sent to David Plummer's ClassicStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. where she will be bred. The mare arrived at her owner's farm on April 18.

  • Fritchie, General George Entries Redrawn

    Post positions were redrawn for for the grade II Barbara Fritchie and General George handicaps, the seven-furlong sprints that were postponed because of last weekend's snow storms.

  • Xtra Heat Bobblehead Giveaway Set at Laurel

    Champion Xtra Heat has been immortalized as a bobblehead doll. The Maryland Jockey Club will distribute 4,000 Xtra Heat bobbleheads to paying customers attending the February 17th racing program, a card featuring the General George Handicap (gr. II).

  • Xtra Heat sizzled in her 25th career victory.

    Back Home, Xtra Heat Smokes Rivals

    Champion sprinter Xtra Heat broke on top and went on to score an authoritative victory in Saturday's $50,000 What a Summer Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

  • Dat You Miz Blue Spoils Xtra Heat's Party

    Xtra Heat, last year's 3-year-old filly champion, was expected to crush her foes in Saturday's six-furlong, $81,650 Garland of Roses Handicap for fillies and mares. But Dat You Miz Blue had other plans.

  • Xtra Heat back on the track Saturday.

    Xtra Heat Returns at Big A

    Making her first appearance since being sold privately last month, champion Xtra Head will line up for the $75,000 Garland of Roses at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Xtra Heat, with trainer John Salzman during BC Week, has been sold privately.

    Xtra Heat Sold Privately

    After an unsuccessful trip through the sales ring at the Nov. 3 Fasig-Tipton November select sale, champion Xtra Heat has found a new home.

  • Even Jockey Wonders Where 'Rock' Will Roll

    With just days to go before the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park, the question of whether Rock Of Gibraltar would compete in the Classic or the NetJets Mile remained unanswered. Even the colt's jockey said he doesn't know.

  • Xtra Heat earns first victory over the boys in the Phoenix.

    Xtra Heat Gets Heat, but Takes Phoenix

    Breeders' Cup Sprint contender Xtra Heat withstood some quick early pressure and turned in her first career victory over males by three lengths Saturday in the 150th running of the $250,000 Phoenix (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Xtra Heat and Squirtle Squirt Could Meet at Keeneland

    Trainer John Salzman, Sr., said he is considering the Oct. 5 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Keeneland as the final prep for the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Arlington Park for his champion filly Xtra Heat.

  • Xtra Heat Wires Straight Deal at Laurel

    In her first easy race in months, champion filly Xtra Heat led gate-to-wire to easily win Saturday's $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Xtra Heat, looks to sizzle in Genuine Risk.

    The Heat is on in Genuine Risk

    Xtra Heat will no doubt bring the heat to Belmont Park by way of sizzling fractions in the Genuine Risk (gr. II) at six furlongs on Sunday.

  • Xtra Heat, spices up Genuine Risk.

    Genuine Risk: Bring on the Heat

    Xtra Heat will no doubt bring the heat to Belmont Park by way of sizzling fractions in the Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on Sunday.

  • Xtra Heat, winning the Interborough Handicap.

    Xtra Heat Draws Post Two in Barbara Fritchie

    Xtra Heat, a finalist in two Eclipse Award categories, drew post position two for Saturday's Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel. The Eclipse Awards will be announced Feb. 18.

  • Xtra Heat Nominated to Fritiche, George

    Xtra Heat, the dual Eclipse Award finalist, has been nominated to two of the three stakes races scheduled for President's Day weekend at Laurel Park.

  • Xtra Heat Pointed Toward Dubai

    Xtra Heat may turn up the heat in the Middle East this spring. The millionaire sprinter, who won the Jan. 1 Interborough Handicap at Aqueduct, is scheduled to make her next start in the grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap on Feb. 16 at Laurel Park before a possible trip to Dubai to contest the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) March 23 at Nad Al Sheba, according to trainer John Salzman.

  • Xtra Heat draws off to win the Interborough Handicap.

    Xtra Heat Romps in Interborough Handicap

    Xtra Heat returned to her winning ways Jan. 1, winning Aqueduct's six-furlong Interborough Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths. With her victory, Xtra Heat has now won 18 of her 23 career starts, with three seconds and a third, for earnings of $1,323,305.

  • Xtra Heat Romps in Interborough Handicap

    Xtra Heat returned to her winning ways Jan. 1, winning Aqueduct's six-furlong Interborough Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Dixieland Heat was coming off two rousing, but losing efforts, against colts in the Breeders' Cup Sprint and Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial.

  • Xtra Heat, winnning her first grade I stake in the Prioress at Belmont Park in July.

    Cough KO's Xtra Heat From Garland of Roses

    Xtra Heat, who would have been heavily favored in Saturday's Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct, will not run after coming down with a cough Friday morning, trainer John Salzman said from his barn at Laurel.

  • Xtra Heat Back Facing the Girls

    After a pair of impressive runs against the boys, the hickory tough Xtra Heat should be happy enough to face only members of her own sex Saturday in the $75,000 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct. The six-furlong sprint is the first stakes race of the New York track's inner track winter season.