Keyword: John Shirreffs

  • 30 in 30: Zenyatta Was Poetry in Motion

    Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta electrified the house at Santa Anita Park with her last-to-first thundering move to win the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, setting off an emotional display rarely seen at sporting events.

  • Eric Kronfeld

    Zenyatta Breeder Eric Kronfeld Dies

    Eric Kronfeld, who made his mark in both the music and racing inudstries, died May 15 of cancer in New York. Kronfeld, under his Maverick Productions, bred Zenyatta, one of the most popular racehorses in history.

  • And They're Off: Eclipse Awards Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Awards and Oxbow's win in the Lecomte for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Plus, John Shirreffs talks about Eblouissante, half sister to Zenyatta, including how to pronounce her name.

  • Eblouissante

    Eblouissante Avoided Serious Injury in Mishap

    Zenyatta's half sister Eblouissante, scratched from an allowance race Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park after banging herself in the receiving barn, apparently avoided serious injury.

  • Eblouissante will make her second start Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Eblouissante to Make Next Start at Hollywood

    A smashing winner in her much anticipated debut last month, Eblouissante, a half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make her second start Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Nereid

    Nereid Out of Filly & Mare Turf

    Eric Kronfeld's Nereid has been declared out of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) after sustaining a minor injury, according to trainer John Shirreffs.

  • Morning Line holds off Prayer for Relief to win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Morning Line Stays Focused in Mervyn LeRoy

    Morning Line wanted no part of the starting gate at Betfair Hollywood Park, but once he finally acquiesced there was no catching the grade I winner in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) May 5.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation Declared Fit, May Start in LeRoy

    After a brief scare April 26, champion Acclamation was declared fit and ready by trainer Don Warren, who said the 6-year-old could run in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 5.

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Nereid makes her first start of 2012 in the Wilshire.

    Wilshire: American Oaks Winner Nereid Returns

    Nereid, who finished in a dead heat with Cambina in the American Oaks (gr. IT) last summer, returns to Betfair Hollywood Park for her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf April 29.

  • Mr. Commons will try to keep his winning streak going in the Kilroe Mile.

    Mr. Commons On Rail for Frank Kilroe Mile

    Mr. Commons, who has already captured a pair of grade II races at one mile on the turf during the Santa Anita meet, drew the rail as the likely favorite for the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 3.

  • Trainer John Shirreffs

    Shirreffs to Chair CHRB Advisory Panel

    Trainer John Shirreffs has been named to chair a newly created medication advisory panel for the California Horse Racing Board to provide consultation with the agency's medication and track safety committee.

  • Mr. Commons and Mike Smith take the Arcadia at Santa Anita.

    Mr. Commons Plenty Special in Arcadia Win

    Mr. Commons took a big step on what his connections hope will be a special campaign when he rallied from off the pace to win the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. II) on turf Feb. 4, his second graded win of the Santa Anita meet.

  • Sir Beaufort Stakes winner Mr. Commons faces 7 in the Arcadia.

    Mr. Commons Draws Outside for Arcadia

    After registering his first graded stakes win with a powerful effort in the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) to open the meet, Mr. Commons is a clear standout in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita.

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, longshots for the Breeders' Cup, talk to John Shirreffs a year after Zenyatta, and make some picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Breeders' Cup 2011 is a much calmer affair for John Shirreffs.

    Shirreffs Having More Common Time

    He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.

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    Harmonious Back for More in F&M Turf

    Marty and Pam Wygod's homebred Harmonious, 10th in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) is back with trainer John Shirreffs for another run at the brass ring.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC

    Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Cambina (left, white cap) and Nereid finish together in the American 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%3D9599598%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cambina, Nereid in American Oaks Dead-Heat

    Cambina, narrowly avoiding a collision in mid-stretch, surged between horses in the final strides to finish in a dead-heat for the win with Nereid in a spectacular finish to the $250,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 16.

  • 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.

  • Bizzy Caroline

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    Grade I Glory On Line in American Oaks

    Distance ability is the key as Star Billing, runner-up in last month's Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT), leads the field in the $250,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) over the Hollywood Park turf July 16.

  • Old Friends Awaits Noor's Remains

    An effort is being made to disinter Hall of Famer Noor and transfer the horse's remains to Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky.

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    Star Billing Seeks More Fame in Honeymoon

    Undefeated Star Billing, upset winner over Cambina in the Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) one month ago, faces her rival once again in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park June 11.