Keyword: Leigh

  • WEBN Stakes Rescheduled After Turfway Cancels

    Turfway Park's cancellation of live racing Saturday prompted racing officials to reschedule the featured $50,000 WEBN Stakes, which will be run next Saturday, Feb. 7.

  • Report: Sheikh Mohammed Buying Eydon Hall Interests

    According to a published report in Great Britain, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has agreed to purchase the bloodstock interests of Eydon Hall Farm, the internationally successful racing and breeding operation put together by the late Gerald Leigh.

  • Gossamer Gets Her Guineas Win

    Gerald Leigh's homebred Gossamer made amends for her eighth-place finish in the Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) with a 4 1/2-length romp in the Irish equivalent Sunday at The Curragh. Under Jamie Spencer, the 3-year-old daughter of Sadler's Wells completed the group I mile race in 1:45.5 on soft to heavy turf.

  • Oaklawn and Turfway Increasing Purses

    Good weather and higher handles are driving up purses at Oaklawn Park and Turfway Park. Oaklawn will increase purses by $1,000 per race starting Saturday, while Turfway Park will increase purses 7% beginning with Friday's card. Both purse increases exclude stakes races.

  • Leigh Threatens to Move Horses

    Leading British owner-breeder Gerald Leigh warned that his eight horses in training in Britain will move to America or France if Thoroughbred breeders lose their seat on the British Horseracing Board.

  • Innuendo Wins Second Straight Stakes in Orchid 'Cap

    Under jockey Jerry Bailey, Gerald W. Leigh's 6-year-old homebred mare Innuendo stalked early leader Alybgood before drawing off in the stretch to win the $200,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT) by 3 1/2 lengths, Saturday at Gulfstream Park. For Bailey, the win marks his 12th in a stakes on the current Gulfstream meet, tying his own record.

  • Horatia Sweeps To Matchmaker Win

    Trainer Christophe Clement and jockey Jose Santos teamed up to win the $100,000 Vinery Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) with the 4-year-old filly Horatia Sunday at Monmouth Park.