Keyword: Kiaran McLaughlin

  • Bodhisattva rolls to victory in the Federico Tesio Stakes.

    Bodhisattva Gets Classic Credential in Tesio

    Bodhisattva shook off a determined challenger with a powerful late surge and won the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at April 18 Pimlico Race Course, possibly earning consideration for the Preakness (gr. I) next month.

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    Brother to Eight Belles Gets Tesio Class Test

    Godolphin Racing's recent maiden winner All Hands, a full brother to ill-fated Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles, is to make his stakes debut in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds April 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Frosted comes home strong to win the Wood Memorial Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KJVqrmC">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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    Upstart, Frosted, Imperia All Work in Florida

    Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and disqualified from first in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezed six furlongs at Palm Meadows March 13. Frosted and Imperia also worked.

  • Carpe Diem won the 2014 Breeders' Futurity by 6 1/2 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VcmSjR2">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Faces Ocean Knight in Tampa Derby

    The decision by Stonestreet Stables to have undefeated Ocean Knight bypass the March 7 Gotham Stakes in favor of the Tampa Bay Derby sets up a showdown between that colt and Carpe Diem, owned by Stonestreet and WinStar Farms.

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    McLaughlin in Derby Pursuit With Full Hand

    Kiaran McLaughlin, a former D. Wayne Lukas assistant who grew up near Lexington, has started five horses in the Derby, all longshots. He came tantalizingly close to winning with his initial starter, the 71-1 Closing Argument.

  • Eskenformoney will face 13 in the Davona Dale Stakes on Feb. 21. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hGs32ZF/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Eskenformoney Heads Davona Dale Lineup

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, a three-time winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will send out the duo of Eskenformoney and Enchantress Feb. 21 in the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.

  • El Kabeir takes on 6 in the Withers.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZpmVDJ3">Order This Photo</a>

    El Kabeir Looks to Take Next Step in Withers

    El Kabeir, the current leader on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will look to take the next step toward the starting gate on the first Saturday in May when he tackles the $250,000 Withers.

  • Ocean Knight gets by Divining Rod late to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Undefeated Ocean Knight Wins Sam F. Davis

    Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight remained undefeated in two starts and aced both his 3-year-old and stakes debuts Jan. 31, taking the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Catalina Red won the seven-furlong Pasco Stakes in a track record time of 1:21.40 Dec. 27.

    Ocean Knight, Catalina Red Top Sam F. Davis

    Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight, winner of his only start in solid fashion, and record-setting Florida horse Catalina Red head a group of 12 entered for the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 31 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

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    Alpha Retired, to Stand at Sequel Stallions

    Alpha, a son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini -- and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly 15 years -- has been retired to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York.

  • Imperia wins the Pilgrim Stakes.
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    Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont's Pilgrim

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge.

  • Cavorting wins the Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga.
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    Cavorting Digs in for Adirondack Stakes Score

    Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting outfought favored Angela Renee through the stretch to take the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 10.

  • Jess's Dream at Saratoga on August 4 <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2KVw8BW">Order This Photo</a>

    Jess's Dream Stretches His Legs at Saratoga

    "Here comes the most famous maiden in the world," said one horseman Aug. 4 on the backside of Saratoga Race Course as unraced Jess's Dream made his way to the main track.

  • Jess's Dream Arrives at McLaughlin's Barn

    Jess's Dream, one of racing's most highly anticipated 2-year-olds, arrived at the barn of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 3 after a 24-hour van ride from the Stonestreet Training Center in Ocala.

  • Antipathy wins the Shuvee Handicap.
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    Antipathy Convincing Winner in Muddy Shuvee

    Godolphin's well-bred Antipathy moved to take charge on the turn and scooted clear to victory in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 27 at muddy Saratoga Race Course.

  • Flashy American won the 2014 Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Flashy American Wheels Back for Shuvee 'Cap

    Flashy American will take another run at the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course July 27, wheeling back after a third-place finish in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) two weeks earlier.

  • Sayaad comes home strong to win the Forbidden Apple Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hts4nwg">Order This Photo</a>

    Sayaad Returns From Absence to Snag 'Apple'

    Front-running Sayaad, making his first appearance in more than eight months, drew away from favored Kharafa in the stretch to capture the $147,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes on a yielding turf July 4 at Belmont Park.

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    Cairo Prince Scheduled for Ankle Surgery

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reports that Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince is slated to undergo surgery April 25 in Lexington and could return for a late summer/early autumn campaign.

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    Cairo Prince Injured, Out of Kentucky Derby

    Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince has sustained an injury to his left front ankle and will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said April 19.

  • One for the Roses: Cairo Prince

    Steve Haskin makes the case for Kentucky Derby contender Cairo Prince. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list.

  • Cairo Prince
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    Florida Derby is Crunch Time for Cairo Prince

    Kiaran McLaughlin knew he was taking a risk when he decided to bypass the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth with Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince; now the colt has little margin for error on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

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    Q&A With Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin

    "Paul Braverman said, 'Do you have any Derby horses this year?' and I said, 'Paul, this is our Derby horse.' " -- Kiaran McLaughlin on Cairo Prince.

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    Cairo Prince Works Bullet at Palm Meadows

    A sharp Cairo Prince continued his preparations for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) by breezing a bullet five furlongs March 1 at Palm Meadows, the Gulfstream Park satellite training facility.