Keyword: Kathleen O'Connell

  • Gerald (left) and Dale Bennett are familiar faces at Tampa Bay Downs

    Bennett Has Perfect Day at Tampa Bay Downs

    Gerald Bennett became only the second trainer in Tampa Bay Downs history to start four horses and win with all of them on single card when he did so March 5 at the Florida racetrack.

  • Lady Shipman

    Lady Shipman Prepares for 2016 Debut

    Ranlo Investments' multiple stakes winner Lady Shipman, most recently second against males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), could make her 4-year-old debut in the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Feb. 6 at Gulfstream.

  • Lady Shipman

    Irad Ortiz to Ride Lady Shipman in BC

    Following a narrow defeat when heavily favored in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 9 at Keeneland, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman is still on target for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Ageless

    Ageless Treated for Injury After Stakes Win

    Following her dramatic win in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 9, Lael Stables' Ageless was treated at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for a cut in her left hock sustained during the turf sprint.

  • Ness Aiming for Ninth Straight Tampa Title

    With five victories from nine starters since April 25, Jamie Ness entered Tampa Bay Downs' May 3 card on one of those mini-hot streaks that have propelled him to the top of the track's trainer standings eight years in a row.

  • Firespike won the male division of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xv3pPKL">Order This Photo</a>

    Flashy Performances at OBS Day of Champions

    A large and energetic crowd packed the grandstand for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 26th annual Day of Champions races at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 27, and the festive day of racing did not disappoint.

  • Sing Praises won the 2014 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sn36Dvz">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Has Six in Florida Sires Stakes Series

    When Stanley Gold saddled Sing Praises to win the Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sires Stakes series, the veteran trainer joined exclusive company in the annals of the series for 2-year-olds.

  • Scandalous Act works at Calder Race Course on October 25.

    Scandalous Act Works 4F for Juvenile Fillies

    Gil Campbell's homebred Scandalous Act, who swept the three-race Florida Stallion Series races for fillies, worked a half-mile in :51 4/5 at Calder Oct. 25 in preparation of the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • No stopping Scandalous Act in the My Dear Girl Stakes.

    Scandalous Act Trounces Rivals to Sweep FSS

    Scandalous Act won the $300,000 My Dear Girl Stakes in a romp Oct. 12 at Calder Casino & Race Course to complete her sweep of the female division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for owner/breeder Gilbert G. Campbell.

  • Big Drama

    Champion Big Drama Elected to Calder HOF

    Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five, all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members elected to the Calder Hall of Fame.

  • Two T's At Two B won the first three races of his career.

    Division Winners Meet in Florida Series Final

    Two T's At Two B and D'nied Permission, winners of the first two events in this year's Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Casino and Race Course, will return for the In Reality Division, the rich finale of the series Oct. 13.

  • Watch Me Go working at Churchill Downs.

    Watch Me Go Works and Looks for Sunshine

    Trainer Kathleen O'Connell said she hopes the rains that fell on the Louisville, Ky. area this weekend and Monday, May 2, end in time for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Tampa Bay Derby Winner Watch Me Go

    Watch Me Go Set for Trip to Churchill

    Gilbert Campbell's Watch Me Go, currently 21st on the list of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) graded stakes earnings, will be shipped from South Florida to Churchill Downs early next week, according to trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

  • All-Source Handle Improves at Tampa Bay

    Despite declines in on-track handle and attendance, the 84th season of live racing at Tampa Bay Downs concluded May 2, with the Oldsmar, Fla., track reporting a 5.16% increase in average daily all-source handle.

  • Trainer O'Connell Wins Four at Tampa Bay

    Kathleen O'Connell, the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, won four races at the track Jan. 10, tying the record for most wins in a day there by a trainer set by O'Connell and Jamie Ness.

  • Trainer Kathleen O'Connell is the first woman to win a training title at Calder.

    Trainer O'Connell Makes History at Calder

    Calder Casino & Race Course concluded its 47-day Tropical Meet on Jan. 2 with Kathleen O'Connell highlighting the session by becoming the first woman to win a training title in the 39-year history of the Florida racetrack.

  • Fly by Phil outfinishes Lost Aptitude to take the Tropical Park Derby.

    Fly by Phil Pulls Tropical Park Derby Upset

    Fly by Phil, a 23-1 longshot making his stakes debut, got the graded stakes season off to a rousing start when he ran down odds-on favorite Lost Aptitude in the final jump to win the $100,000 Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT).

  • This Ones for Phil is in control in the Sunshine Millions Dash.<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%3D7535422%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    This Ones for Phil Pulls SM Dash Upset

    This Ones for Phil, making his first start for Rick Dutrow Jr., took over at the top of the lane from 6-5 favorite You Luckie Mann and drew away for a 2 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Jan. 24.

  • Calder Impasse: Let's Meet Tomorrow

    Following a June 9 meeting, officials of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Churchill Downs Inc. plan to meet again June 10 in an effort to resolve a costly contracts dispute at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Brave Raj winner Silk Ridge will try to sweep the Florida Stallion Series in her division.

    Silk Ridge Seeks Sweep of Florida Stallion Series

    Karen Keen's 2-year-old Silk Ridge will seek a sweep of the Florida Stallion Series in her division when she heads to the post in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder Race Course Oct. 13, the track's Calder Derby day.

  • Congrats Back in Training With O'Connell

    Congrats, recently sold as a stud prospect to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farm, is instead back in training at the Calder Race Course stable of Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Ivanavinalot Seeks Turnaround in Millions' Distaff

    Last year's Sunshine Millions Oaks runner-up Ivanavinalot will try to put a disappointing 2003 campaign behind her when she goes in Saturday's $500,000 Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ivanavinalot Pointed Toward Frances Genter Stakes

    Gilbert Campbell's homebred 3-year-old filly Ivanavinalot will be among the top contenders in Saturday's $100,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes at Calder Race Course, going 7 1/2 furlongs on turf, her second start on grass.

  • Ivanavinalot Works, Pointed to Black Eyed Susan

    Gilbert Campbell's 3-year-old filly Ivanavinalot worked a good mile at Calder Saturday morning in 1:45 3/5 and trainer Kathleen O'Connell is ready to take her on a road trip to Pimlico for her next start.

  • Ivanavinalot on Fence for the Oaks

    Ivanavinalot, winner of the Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, needs to breeze once more at Calder before trainer Kathleen O'Connell decides if she is going to take the 3-year-old filly to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Ivanavinalot rides to the win in the Bonnie Miss Stakes.

    Ivanavinalot Too Much for My Boston Gal

    Even-money favorite Ivanavinalot found the winner's circle again after a pair of runner-up finishes to begin the 2003 season, defeating front-running My Boston Gal by 1 3/4 length in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park on Friday.

  • Ivanavinalot Romps In Florida's My Dear Girl

    Living up her to name and billing, Ivanavinalot made another race look easy as she took the early lead and coasted home for the 13 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Juveniles Head Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder

    The highlights of Saturday's Festival of the Sun program at Calder, with nine stakes races worth $1.65 million, will take place when 2-year-olds Lawbook and Ivanavinalot lead the fields for the $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Ivanavinalot Knocks Over Brave Raj Stakes

    In an impressive gate to wire performance, Ivanavinalot won Saturday's $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Calder Race Course.

  • Competitive Brave Raj, Foolish Pleasure Stakes on Tap at Calder

    The $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes and $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at a mile and 70 yards each will give Calder's top 2-year-old prospects their first opportunity to be tested over a distance of ground in a stakes race on Sept. 21.

  • Ivanavinalot Starts Well, Cruises at Calder

    One should never underestimate the value of a good start. That's what the owner and trainer of Ivanavinalot advise, after seeing their 2-year-old filly dominate the Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Blazing Sword Wins Washington Park 'Cap

    Stonehedge Farm's 6-year-old gelding Blazing Sword used a ground-saving trip under jockey Jose Rivera II to earn a one-length victory in the $250,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington International. Over a fast track, the Kathleen O'Connell trainee completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.59.