Keyword: Jon Court

  • Jockeys' Guild Updates Membership

    Jockeys from a majority of the leading tracks in the United States gathered in Las Vegas in the past two days to hear updates on Jockeys' Guild initiatives at the annual meeting of the Guild.

  • Briecat scores an upset win the Bayakoa at odds of 13-1.

    Smooth Bayakoa Win for Speedy Briecat

    Upsetter Briecat used her speed to best advantage in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 7, turning back a challenge from even-money favorite Model in the homestretch and posting a 2 1/4-length front-running win.

  • Transduction Gold, shown winning the 2007 Sycamore, is back to try again in 2008.<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%3D2435812%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Transduction Gold Tries For Repeat

    Transduction Gold, who won the Sycamore (gr. IIIT) last year but is winless since, will attempt to defend his title Oct. 18 against 10 rivals in the $150,000 event at Keeneland.

  • Polonius holds off favorite Indian Sun to take the Will Rogers.<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%3D4542686%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Polonius Won't Be Passed in Will Rogers

    Front-running favorite Polonius gamely repelled the late charge of Indian Sun to post a half-length victory in the $106,800 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Niagara Causeway (inside) holds off Church Service to take the Tokyo City by a nose.<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%3D4008993%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Niagara Causeway Gets Jump in Tokyo City

    Long disappointing on the turf, Niagara Causeway has found a home on synthetic racing surfaces after tallying a game score over Church Service by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $108,200 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita March 29.

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 3/14/08

    Inside Information features Funny Cide, prisoners and horses working toward rehabilitation, and communication between trainers and jockeys on race day.

  • Lang Field gets home in front in the Citation.<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%3D2853196%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lang Field Stuns Citation Rivals

    The outsider Lang Field produced his first stakes win with an 18-1 upset by a neck over favored Zann in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf on Nov. 23.

  • Opening day for Del Mar's new Polytrack synthetic racing surface.<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%3D1760397%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

    Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

  • Sailors Sunset and jockey Jon Court win the Los Angeles Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.<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%3D1180207%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sailors Sunset Soars in Los Angeles 'Cap

    Front-running Sailors Sunset, headed in the stretch by odds-on choice Peace Chant, refused to give way along the inside, coming back for a half-length victory in the $105,800 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) Saturday on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track.

  • Super Freaky Pops Providencia Surprise

    Stalking Super Freaky surged to the lead leaving the eighth pole and dug in gamely under jockey Jon Court for her first graded stakes victory in the $112,600 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita grass Saturday.

  • Jon Court, to receive the Woolf Award.

    Court to Receive Woolf Award

    Jon Court, a Florida native who has won more than 3,000 career races, has been selected as the winner of the 2007 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

  • Downthedustyroad wins the La Brea Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    'Dusty' Runs La Brea Foes Into Ground

    Downthedustyroad left the field covered in dirt to register her first stakes victory in the $250,000 La Brea (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, the final grade I race of 2006.

  • Finalists Named for George Woolf Award

    Jockeys Jon Court, Victor Espinoza, Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, and Mario Pino are finalists for the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 13.

  • Cambiocorsa wins the Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap, on opening day of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita 26-day fall meet.

    Eight's Great for Hillside Loving Cambiocorsa

    Cambiocorsa, queen of Santa Anita's downhill turf course, extended her reign Wednesday to eight consecutive victories when she dominated Oak Tree's opening day feature, the $100,000 Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Pure as Gold (near) holds on to win a hotly-contested Crosby 'Cap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Pure as Gold Dazes Bordonaro in Crosby

    Pure as Gold, claimed for $100,000 in his last start, paid an immediate dividend for owner La Canada Stables and trainer Jack Carava when he upset the field in Sunday's $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Preachinatthebar Holds Court in Texas Mile

    The Bob Baffert-trained Preachinatthebar took command on the final turn in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and held on to beat Stockholder by a neck in front of 14,437 fans.

  • Heavenly Ransom Sets Mark in Wilshire Win

    Second-choice Heavenly Ransom rallied under jockey Jon Court en route to her fourth win in five starts, establishing a stakes record on the newly installed Hollywood Park turf course in Wednesday's $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT). The program opened the 67th spring/summer meet in Inglewood.

  • Preachinatthebar and jockey Jon Court, foreground, win in the Tokyo City Cup, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Preachin' Tops Super Day for Baffert, Pegram

    Preachinatthebar, a Triple Crown hopeful for trainer Bob Baffert and owner/breeder Mike Pegram two years ago before being sidelined by knee problems, won his first graded stakes race since the 2004 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday when victorious in Santa Anita's $110,600 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III).

  • Cambiocorsa, ridden by Jon Court, wins the Irish O'Brien Stakes, Friday at Santa Anita.

    Cambiocorsa Runs Streak to Five in Irish O'Brien

    Front-running Cambiocorsa extended her winning streak to five in Friday's $134,125 Irish O'Brien on Santa Anita's hillside turf course, but the gray 4-year-old filly was fully extended to repel Somethinaboutlaura by a head in the St. Patrick's Day feature for California-breds.

  • Healthy Addiction and Jon Court win the Santa Margarita Handicap.

    'Addiction Gets Better in Santa Margarita Slop

    Overlooked Healthy Addiction went gate to wire on a sealed track for jockey Jon Court to win her first grade I race in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap under rainy skies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dance Daily and jockey Jon Court score a narrow victory in the Santa Ynez Stakes, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Dance Daily Steps Out When Folklore Falters

    Folklore, the presumptive champion 2-year-old filly in 2005, proved vulnerable Monday at Santa Anita in her first start since capturing the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Oct. 29. But owners Robert and Beverly Lewis still had reason to celebrate when entry mate Dance Daily held on to win the $150,000 Santa Ynez (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies during the Martin Luther King Day program.

  • Supah Blitz (black blinkers) wins photo finish in Lone Star Handicap.

    Best of Four Noses Belongs to Supah Blitz

    Races can hardly come any closer than Monday's featured event in the Texas Million series -- the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) -- where four noses hit the wire together. After the dust had cleared, Supah Blitz was declared the winner and 11-10 favorite Lion Tamer was off the board.

  • Southern Africa Won't Be Denied at Lone Star

    Al and Saundra Kirkwood's Southern Africa took the overland route with Jon Court but proved to be much the best in winning the $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas. Trainer Mike Puhich says the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) could be next for the well-bred son of Cape Town.

  • Pickle, foreground, beats Makeup Artist by a nose to win the Wilshire Handicap.

    Pickle Squeezes Out Wilshire Win

    Northern California invader Pickle was in deep trouble with jockey Jon Court when graded stakes winner Makeup Artist found room to rally in deep stretch, but the British-bred filly made it to the wire just in time to win the $109,600 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Uraib, number 7, rallied to win the Buena Vista.

    Uraib Tags Resplendency in Buena Vista

    Uraib came from off the pace to nip front-running Resplendency by a nose in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at sloppy Santa Anita on Presidents' Day Monday.

  • Leroidesanimaux runs to victory in the Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park.

    Leroidesanimaux Conquers All in Citation

    The Brazilian-bred Leroidesanimaux, who set a track record at Saturday's 1 1/16-mile distance on the Hollywood Park turf May 1, proved it was no fluke with a determined victory in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Record $1.3 Million Paid in Hollywood Pick Six

    Two perfect tickets in Wednesday's Pick Six at Hollywood Park were each worth a record payout of $1,312,808.60. The previous Hollywood Park Pick Six record payout was $928,127.40, paid to one winner on July 21, 2002.

  • Track Record for Leroidesanimaux in Inglewood

    Leroidesanimaux won for the third consecutive time and broke a course record in the process when he went gate-to-wire Saturday to win the $110,900 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) by two lengths at Hollywood Park.

  • Valentine Dancer cruises to victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Court's Sweet Ride Key for Valentine Dancer

    Under a patient ride from substitute jockey Jon Court, Valentine Dancer split horses at the head of the stretch and stormed to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $500,000 John Deere Filly and Mare Turf on Sunshine Millions Day Saturday on the Santa Anita turf course.

  • Cappuchino Overpowers Pass Rush in Ack Ack

    Cappuchino, with Jon Court in the irons, overtook Pass Rush at the quarter pole and went on to post a two-length triumph in Sunday's $165,450 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) over a sloppy track on opening day of the fall meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Fiscally Speaking Pulls Shocker in Aegon Turf

    Janis R. Whitman's homebred Fiscally Speaking sprung a 47-1 upset in the $115,300 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) after surging past 2001 winner Morluc in the final strides at Churchill Downs Friday.

  • Repeat Winners for Three Kentucky Awards

    Jockey Jon Court, trainer Bernie Flint, and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey continued remarkable runs of success on the Kentucky racing circuit in 2002 and all have been named repeat winners of 13th Kentucky Thoroughbred Media awards that honor the jockey, trainer, and owner who collected the highest total of victories at Kentucky racetracks each year.

  • Indy Fire Wins Miss Indiana Stakes

    Jockey Lonnie Meche and 15-1 Indy Fire won Friday night's $70,000 Miss Indiana Stakes at Hoosier Park in just a head bob over Jon Court and Miss Dakota.

  • Asmussen Wins Three at Churchill Wednesday

    Trainer Steve Asmussen notched his third winner on Wednesday's Churchill Downs card when Full Mandate, with Donnie Meche aboard, seized the lead near the eighth pole and powered to a one-length victory over longshot Irish Legacy in the featured $43,400 allowance for 3-year-olds and up.