Keyword: License To Run

  • Whilly Seeks San Marcos Repeat; 14 Entered

    Irish-bred Whilly, who provided 40-year-old journeyman jockey Felipe Martinez with his first graded stakes victory in last year's San Marcos (gr. IIT), will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the 1 1/4-mile event over Santa Anita's turf course on Sunday.

  • Better Talk Now, winning the Fort Marcy, is favored in the United Nations.

    Better Talk Now Favored in United Nations

    Better Talk Now will have some help in Saturday's $750,000 United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park with the prospect of a soft turf course and stablemate Shake the Bank.

  • License To Run and Patrick Valenzuela winning the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    License To Run Spurts to Sloppy 'Obispo Win

    Given his head by jockey Patrick Valenzuela, Brazilian-bred License To Run spurted away from the field on the final turn and romped to a five-length victory Saturday in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap Handicap (gr. II).

  • Wily Whilly Wire-to-Wire Winner in San Marcos

    Crafty rider Felipe Martinez milked an easy lead with Irish-bred Whilly and had just enough left to hold off Puppeteer in the $150,000 San Marcos Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 miles on the Santa Anita Park turf Saturday.

  • Pellegrino holds off the fast-closing Megahertz and License To Run to win the Hollywood Turf Cup, Saturday at Holywood Park.

    Pellegrino Sparkles in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Traffic was tight in the stretch run of the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) but Gary Tanaka's Brazilian-bred Pellegrino found plenty of room along the inside with Gary Stevens aboard to spring a 10-1 surprise Saturday.

  • Trainer Graham Motion, with Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now, is aiming for an Eclipse Award.

    Motion 'Talks' Eclipse in Hollywood Turf Cup

    The connections for Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) upsetter Better Talk Now are gambling that a victory in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday will be enough to secure an Eclipse Award as the year's North American male turf champion.