Keyword: Kent Desormeaux

  • Blackjackcat holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile Handicap

    Blackjackcat Makes the Grade in Del Mar Mile

    Al and Sandee Kirckwood's homebred Blackjackcat's has met every class challenge since the summer began and continued to improve Aug. 20 for his first graded win in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2T).

  • Prospect Park

    Prospect Park Back to Winning Ways

    Pam and Martin Wygod's Prospect Park struggled to put it together in six starts following his last victory in the La Jolla Handicap (G3T) in August of 2015, but found his way to the winner's circle again March 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • St. Joe Bay comes home strong in the Palos Verdes

    St. Joe Bay Digs in to Win Palos Verdes

    Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen's St. Joe Bay continued his scorching streak through the Southern California sprint ranks with a game victory in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Blue Tone captured his first stakes win in the San Gabriel

    Blue Tone Preserves San Gabriel Advantage

    Blue Tone's connections supplemented to the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G3) thinking it might come off the turf, and couldn't have been happier in rainy Southern California when he splashed through the slop to his first stakes score.

  • Decked Out wins the 2016 American Oaks

    Decked Out Flies Home in American Oaks

    Decked Out flew home late and caught front-running Sassy Little Lila by the slimmest of noses in the $300,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) Dec. 31 at Santa Anita Park, a day that saw a dead heat Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) win earlier on the card.

  • Kent Desormeaux with trainer Gary Stute.

    Desormeaux Questions Photo Finish System

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux said he doesn't trust the validity of photo finish systems used to determine the placings in close finishes and said the industry should move to an updated system.

  • Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez would like to see more transparency in U.S. racing.

    Jockeys Call for Transparency in U.S. Racing

    After listening to a talk about the importance of letting investigators know when inside information may be involved with a horse, several jockeys questioned the level of transparency in U.S. racing.

  • Cover Song, right, outduels favored Danilovna in the Autumn Miss Stakes

    Cover Song Springs Autumn Miss Upset

    Spendthrift Farm's Cover Song had to wait out an extended inquiry, but her connections still got to celebrate her first stakes victory in the Santa Anita Park winner's circle Oct. 29.

  • Photo Call leads Tepin home in the  First Lady

    Photo Call Upsets Tepin in First Lady

    Photo Call went winging her way out to the early lead in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland, opening a large margin and leaving champion Tepin with too much work to do in her title defense.

  • Holy Lute wins the second heat of the Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT)

    New Santa Anita Turf Course Passes First Test

    One day in, and four races down, the Southern California jockey colony had only positive comments about Santa Anita Park's brand-new turf course with just more than a month to go until the Breeders' Cup.

  • Connect holds off Gun Runner to win the Pennsylvania Derby

    Connect Bounces Back in Pennsylvania Derby

    After a poor performance in his first graded stakes try in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), late-developing 3-year-old Connect bounced back with a narrow win over Gun Runner in the $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24 at Parx Racing.

  • Dalmore after his Affirmed Stakes win

    Dalmore Ships East for Super Derby

    Up against a trio of older grade I winners in the Pacific Classic (gr. I), jockey Kent Desormeaux called Dalmore's fifth-place run in the 1 1/4-mile Del Mar summer feature a "learning experience."

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (GI) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Exaggerator Rebounds With Haskell Victory

    Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, and Rocker O Ranch's Exaggerator continued to show his affinity for off tracks with a sweeping off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Mokat rolls home to win the San Clemente.

    Mokat Surges to San Clemente Victory

    J K Racing Stable's triple stakes-placed Mokat put it all together for her first stakes win July 23 at Del Mar, bursting past rivals nearing the home turn and galloping away to win the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Dalmore wins the 2016 Affirmed Stakes.

    Dalmore Upsets Danzing Candy in Affirmed

    Dalmore continued his rapid improvement on the Southern California circuit July 2 with an upset of odds-on favorite Danzing Candy in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rain is forecast for Belmont Stakes Day

    Showers Loom on Belmont Day

    The Weather Channel predicts an 80% chance of rain for the day, with isolated thunderstorms likely to move in around 3 p.m. ET, and a 60% probability for 6 p.m. Post time for the Belmont Stakes is 6:37 p.m.

  • Exaggerator

    Exaggerator Draws Wide in Belmont Stakes

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 in a field of 13 and was tagged the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during the race’s post position draw June 8 in New York.

  • Exaggerator works June 7 at Belmont Park

    Exaggerator Floats Turn in Belmont Breeze

    Reunited with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux for the first time since their victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21, Exaggerator breezed five furlongs June 7 at Belmont Park in his final work prior to the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kent Desormeaux after his Preakness win aboard Exaggerator

    Desormeaux Confronting Alcohol Problem

    When Kent Desormeaux gets a leg up June 11 aboard early Belmont Stakes (gr. I) favorite Exaggerator, he will bring with him a new focus on life and a determination to win that exceeds even the intense competition of the racetrack.

  • Desormeaux to Return to Riding After Rehab

    Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement June 4 through his agent J. R. Pegram, stating that he will return to riding June 9 following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program.

  • Exaggerator wins the 2015 Delta Jackpot.

    Exaggerator Carries Delta Jackpot Flag

    For Delta Downs director of racing Chris Warren, there's no beating some free, on-track publicity when it comes to promoting the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).

  • Nyquist jogs at Pimlico morning of May 12

    Beat Goes On for Nyquist at Pimlico

    Trainer Doug O'Neill believes Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will be tough to defeat under normal circumstances in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), though he doesn't underestimate the competition.

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux, left, and trainer Keith Desormeaux, right, celebrate after Exaggerator's victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I)

    A Derby Rookie's First Churchill Morning

    "I don't know if I'm still taking it in, it's still sinking in that we're here," Desormeaux said. "It is one of those subconscious goals that all trainers hope to achieve, but now that I'm here it's just a culmination of what we've put in."

  • Finest City wins the 2016 Great Lady M. Stakes.

    Finest City Surges By to Win Great Lady M.

    With jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard for the first time, Finest City rallied furiously past her competitors in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths ahead of 1-2 favorite and defending Great Lady M. winner Fantastic Style.

  • Decked Out flies home to take the Providencia Stakes.

    Decked Out Flies By, Takes Providencia

    Voss and Big Chief Racing's Decked Out did well stretching out to 1 1/8 miles on the turf when she rallied from well off the pace to win the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • What a View and Kent Desormeaux take the Frank E. Kilroe Mile.

    What a View Upsets Kilroe Mile

    California-bred What a View made quite a jump from winning against state-bred company in his last start to take the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 12 at Santa Anita Park in his first graded stakes attempt.