Keyword: Left Bank

  • After the Wire: Belmont Sprint Championship

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes, won by Clearly Now in track record time, as well as the Suburban Stakes and Los Alamitos Derby.

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    Lawyer Ron's Whitney Time Deemed Accurate

    The winning time of 1:46.64 for Lawyer Ron in the July 28 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) has been confirmed as the nine-furlong, main-track record at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Lawyer Ron's Whitney Time Deemed Accurate

    The winning time of 1:46.64 for Lawyer Ron in the July 28 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) has been confirmed as the nine-furlong, main-track record at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Left Bank just prior to the 2001 running of the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Grade I Winner Left Bank Dead

    Michael Tabor's Left Bank, who won this year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga over a particularly strong field, died Oct. 7 from complications brought on following colic surgery.

  • Whitney Handicap winner Left Bank (right) has reportedly undergone surgery for colic.

    Report: Left Bank Undergoes Colic Surgery

    Michael Tabor's Left Bank, the record-setting sprinter who showed his versatility by tying a 1 1/8-mile track record in the Whitney, reportedly underwent colic surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts on Saturday.

  • Saratoga Notebook

    Trainer Todd Pletcher didn't have any trouble ranking Left Bank's victory in the 75th Whitney Handicap on 5-year-old horse's lengthy list of accomplishments.

  • Street Cry Draws Outside in Tough Whitney Field

    Street Cry, who ranks as the top Thoroughbred in training on the NTRA poll, drew the outside post as a field of six was entered today for Saturday's grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Street Cry will carry highweight of 123 pounds including Jerry Bailey.

  • Gearing up for the Whitney

    Pat Day gets Macho Uno mount for Whitney...Left Bank among the expected entrants...Street Cry and Unshaded have final preps.

  • Affirmed Success, Left Bank to Battle in Tom Fool

    Eight-year-old millionaire Affirmed Success and beaten Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) favorite Left Bank are scheduled to square off in the July 4 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park.

  • Met Mile Contenders Work

    Left Bank and Affirmed Success, the two highweights for Monday's Memorial Day feature, the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) for 3-year-olds and up, put in their works this morning at Belmont Park.

  • Left Bank and John Velazquez shown winning last year's Cigar Mile.

    Left Bank Wins, Then Dumps Velazquez

    Michael Tabor's Left Bank pressed the early pace then inched clear to win Saturday's $105,900 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Just after crossing the finish line Left Bank ducked, unseating jockey John Velazquez.

  • Nassau County, Bold Ruler Highlight Belmont Card

    Belmont Park's May 11 program will be highlighted by the Nassau County Breeders' Cup, a grade II event at seven furlongs, and the Bold Ruler Stakes, a grade III event at six furlongs.

  • Left Banks's victory in the Cigar Mile was one of three major wins for jockey John Velazquez on Nov. 24.

    From the Print Edition: Bank Heist in New York

    New York has seen one of the mildest autumns on record, with temperatures often swelling into the 60s and even 70s. How mild was it on Nov. 24? It was so mild that the strongest wind was provided by Michael Tabor's Left Bank, who blew away his opponents to win the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) in a spectacular 1:33.35. On a day when horses basically were plodding home in slow times, Left Bank flew home as if caught up in some sudden squall.

  • Dozen Starters Possible For Cigar Mile

    A dozen of the game's top sprinters and middle distance runners have one more dance penciled in on their 2001 calendar - Saturday's $350,000 Cigar Mile, the last grade I race in New York this year.

  • No Rest on Sunday for Breeders' Cup Workers

    It was a busy morning for Breeders' Cup participants, with a steady stream of workers Sunday. The most amazing move was turned in by <b>Squirtle Squirt</b>, although it certainly was not what trainer Bobby Frankel was expecting.

  • Left Bank, shown here winning the Vosburgh.

    Breeders' Cup Sprint Preview

    Several races with Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) implications were run last weekend. But the race featuring the marquee name in sprinting is still out there on the horizon.

  • Left Bank, winning the Vosburgh.

    Left Bank Upsets Squirtle Squirt in Vosburgh

    Left Bank beat Squirtle Squirt by a half-length to win Saturday's $300,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second stakes wins on the card.

  • Hutcheson winner Yonaguska returns from a lengthy layoff in the Vosburgh.

    Squirtle Squirt To Face Veterans In Vosburgh

    Three-year-old Squirtle Squirt is on top of his game at the moment but to remain there he must hold off a talented pack of veteran sprinters in Saturday's grade I $300,000 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park. The Vosburgh is one of four stakes on Saturday's 11-race program, which also includes the grade II Jerome Handicap, the grade III Noble Damsel and the Ashley Cole.

  • John's Call Tops New York Workout Tab

    Trillium Stable's John's Call breezed four furlongs on the main track in :49 3/5 this morning, as the 10-year-old gelding seeks back-to-back victories in the Sword Dancer Invitational. John's Call became of the top turf horses in the country last year when he drew off to win by 9< lengths in the Sword Dancer.

  • Traditionally, Pletcher Pair Work For Met Mile

    The action picked up on the Metropolitan Handicap front Thursday morning, as Ogden Phipps' Traditionally breezed a half in :49 over the sloppy main track at Belmont, galloping out five furlongs in 1:02. Todd Pletcher's pair of Trippi and Left Bank also worked this morning, going five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company.

  • El Corredor, with Jerry Bailey aboard, captures the $500,000 Cigar Mile, Saturday at Aqueduct. Affirmed Success, left, ridden by Jorge Chavez, was third.

    Aqueduct Racing: El Corredor Wins Cigar Mile

    Bob Baffert-trained El Corredor overcomes a quarter crack to win Aqueduct's Cigar Mile. El Corredor's victory capped off a sensational year for the 3-year-olds, who defeated their elders in the Cigar Mile, Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Jockey Club Gold Cup, Goodwood Handicap (gr. II), Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), and Del Mar Breeders' Cup (gr. II). They also were one-two in the Cigar Mile and Goodwood, and one-two-three-four in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Bevo in Bullet Work; Cigar Mile Likely Next Start

    Peter Callahan's Bevo worked five furlongs around "dogs" at Belmont Park Thursday morning in 1:00 2/5, the fastest work of the day at the distance. The 3-year-old is entered in both the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. II, Aqueduct, Nov. 23) and the $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I, Aqueduct, Nov. 25), but trainer Bill Badgett said the Prospector's Gamble colt is more likely for the Cigar Mile.

  • Left Bank, ridden by John Velazquez, captures the Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct Wednesday.

    Left Bank Sizzles in Discovery Handicap

    Michael Tabor's Left Bank led throughout Wedenesday's $103,499 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) to easily win the 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds by 2 1/4 lengths over Perfect Cat on opening day at Aqueduct.

  • Bevo, More Than Ready Head King’s Bishop

    Bevo, who on Wednesday at Saratoga completed his second bullet work in less than a week, drew post position five for Saturday’s $200,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I), in which he will face the Todd Pletcher-trained duo of More Than Ready and Left Bank.

  • Bevo Sharp for King’s Bishop

    Bevo displayed his readiness for the Aug. 26 $200,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I), and his fondness for the racing surface at Saratoga, going five furlongs in :59 4/5, handily, over a fast main track at Saratoga Friday.