Keyword: Johnson

  • Phil Johnson hoping Volponi can follow same path to another BC Classic trophy.

    Volponi: Back to the Future

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson has decided to follow the same route in October that Volponi traveled to an upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) last year.

  • Iowa-Bred Standout Sure Shot Biscuit Retired

    Sure Shot Biscuit, the only Iowa-bred to earn $1 million, has been retired. The 7-year-old won 23 of 54 races and earned $1,025,480, nearly twice as much money as the runner-up: his full sister, Nut N Better.

  • Iowa-Bred Filly Catches Eye of Reid, Frankel

    Lovethatlegend is poised to net a record sale price for an Iowa-bred horse. Providing she passes a veterinary check, Lovethatlegend will be sold for $365,000 and be sent to New York to join the stable of Bobby Frankel.

  • Perfect Drift Preps for Washington Park

    Stephen Foster Handicap winner Perfect Drift worked four furlongs Saturday morning in preparation for the Washington Park Handicap on July 19 at Arlington Park.

  • Prairie Meadows Handle Plummets Nearly 15%

    Track officials and horsemen at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa are considering shortening the race-week from five days to four in the future to help solidify handle figures.

  • Volponi, center, winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Volponi Holding Court at Belmont; Could Start in May

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson said he is planning an ambitious eight-race campaign for Breeders' Cup Classic winner Volponi in 2003, with the goal to win the richest race in North America once more.

  • A mare and her healthy foal in a paddock on a Lexington farm. May 9, 2001

Photo by anne M. Eberhardt

    Central Kentucky Abortion Rate Appears Normal

    Mid-gestation abortions have generated concern in Central Kentucky, but according to officials, the 50 fetuses received in the last five months by Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington do not represent a significant increase over past years.

  • Volponi Heads Belmont BC Field

    Amherst Stable's Volponi will get plenty of support in the grade II, $200,000 Belmont Breeders' Cup at nine furlongs on the turf Saturday.

  • Perfect Drift Tightens Up for Belmont Stakes

    Hours before his fellow sophomores squared off in the Preakness, Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Perfect Drift began his serious training for the Belmont Stakes with a five-furlong work at the Trackside training center in Louisville.

  • Perfect Drift Completes Sharp Friday Work

    Stonecrest Farm's Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Perfect Drift worked six furlongs for trainer Murray Johnson Friday at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center.

  • Perfect Drift, Ethan Man Put in Saturday Works

    While many Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders were in action Saturday in one of the three major prep races, Perfect Drift and Ethan Man simply put in morning works in Louisville.

  • Crafty Shaw Surges Late for Rebel Stakes Victory

    Crafty Shaw charged along the rail in deep stretch Saturday at Oaklawn Park to win the $100,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. III) by three-quarter lengths. Arctic Boy finished second, a half-length in front of Strike It Smart. It was a neck farther back to 3-2 favorite Son of Rocket.

  • Johnson Saddles Two in Noble Damsel

    Hall of Fame trainer Philip Johnson will saddle two fillies in the $100,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Belmont Park, including Storm Dream, the lone 3-year-old in the field.