Keyword: John's Call

  • With Anticipation Works Toward Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap

    Age hasn't slowed With Anticipation one step. The 9-year-old gelding drilled five furlongs under jockey Pat Day in 1:00 3/5 over Gulfstream Park's main track Thursday for trainer Jonathan Sheppard. With Anticipation was tuning up for the Feb. 22 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT).

  • John's Call, after winning the 2000 Turf Classic at age 9.

    End of the Line: John's Call Retired

    "He's officially retired." With those words Tom Voss, the respected trainer from Maryland, announced the end of the career of the gallant 10-year-old gelding John's Call.

  • John's Call to Wait for Man o'War

    John's Call, the 10-year-old gelding based in Maryland, will bypass the Sussex Handicap Saturday at Delaware Park and run instead in the Man o' War Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, trainer Tom Voss said Friday.

  • With Anticpation Earns First Grade I Win -- Again

    Disqualified after winning his first grade I race at Monmouth Park last month, With Anticipation came right back in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga, defeating King Cugat by three-quarters of a length.

  • Turf Classic winner John's Call, seeks Sword Dancer repeat.

    John's Call Looks To Repeat In Sword Dancer

    In the 27-year history of Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT)), only two horses have won in back-to-back years. John's Call will try to join the ranks of Majesty Prince and El Senor and become the third to take Saratoga's lone grade I turf event in consecutive seasons.

  • John's Call Tops New York Workout Tab

    Trillium Stable's John's Call breezed four furlongs on the main track in :49 3/5 this morning, as the 10-year-old gelding seeks back-to-back victories in the Sword Dancer Invitational. John's Call became of the top turf horses in the country last year when he drew off to win by 9< lengths in the Sword Dancer.

  • John&#39;s Call, Jean-Luc Samyn up, shown winning the Gr. I Sword Dancer at Saratoga, August, 2000.

    John's Call a Perfect '10'

    On Thursday, adorned with "sunglasses" protecting his sensitive eyes, the 10-year-old gelding John's Call jogged and galloped at Atlanta Hall Farm in Maryland in preparation for his seasonal debut Sunday at Delaware Park.

  • He'll Get the 'Call' Again at Age 10

    John's Call, the venerable gelding who won two grade I turf stakes last year at age 9, will race again at 10, trainer Tom Voss said. A chestnut gelding by Lord at War, John's Call has won 15 of 36 career starts for earnings of $1,534,207.

  • Japan&#39;s T.M. Opera O, with jockey Ryuji Wada up, center, after the 4-year-old colt won the Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday. Meisho Doto, right, placed second with Fantastic Light (10), ridden by Frankie Dettori, third.

    Local Favorite Becomes Richest Horse With Japan Cup Win

    Japanese superhorse T.M. Opera O gave his many fans some anxious moments, but the 1-2 favorite ultimately prevailed in Sunday's $4.4 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I), winning by a neck over another Japanese runner, Meisho Doto, who just lasted for second over Godolphin's hard-charging Fantastic Light.

  • Americans Stretch Legs for Japan Cup Dirt and Turf Races

    American runners John's Call, Timboroa, Euchre, and Lord Sterling had their first serious exercise at Tokyo race course on Thursday in preparation for the Japan Racing Association's two major group I international races: the inaugural $2.4 million Japan Cup Dirt at 1 5/16 miles on Saturday and the $4.4 million Japan Cup run at a mile and a half over the turf on Sunday.

  • Johns Call, after winning the Turf Classic at Belmont Park.

    John's Call Confirmed for Japan Cup

    John's Call, thoroughbred racing's distinguished senior citizen, will be vanned to New York Tuesday from Tom Voss's farm in Maryland for a flight to Tokyo and an engagement in the Japan Cup.

  • John&#39;s Call, ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, captures the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. Earlier, Samyn won the Flower Bowl Invitational aboard Colstar.

    Samyn Sweeps Turf Classic and Flower Bowl

    Age proved no impediment to 9-year-old gelding John's Call, who led all the way Saturday in the $750,000 Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean-Luc Samyn was the winning rider in both of the day's premier turf events, taking both the Turf Classic and the co-featured Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT).

  • John&#39;s Call, Jean-Luc Samyn up, wins the Gr. I Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

    John's Call Concedes Five Years to Man O' War Rivals

    Trillium Stable's 9-year-old gelding John's Call will take on seven 4-year-olds, including the filly Ela Athena, in Saturday's $500,000 Man O' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean Luc-Samyn, who rode John's Call to a 9 1/4-length victory in the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) last month at Saratoga, will guide the Thomas Voss trainee from post position four.

  • Fantastic Light Preps for Man O' War Start

    Godolphin Racing's Man O' War Stakes (gr. IT) hopeful Fantastic Light put in a five-furlong drill over the main track at Belmont Park Wednesday morning in preparation for Saturday's $500,000 race. Other probable starters for the race include Aly's Alley, Down the Aisle, Ela Athena, Gritty Sandie, Honor Glide, John's Call, Sunshine Street, and Timboroa.

  • John&#39;s Call, Jean-Luc Samyn up, wins the Gr. I Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

    John's Call Romps in Sword Dancer

    Trillium Stable's John's Call drew off through the stretch to an impressive 9 1/4-length victory in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) Saturday at Saratoga.