Keyword: Linda Rice

  • Trainer David Jacobson

    Jacobson, Ortiz Earn Titles at Aqueduct

    Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Jose Ortiz opened up decisive early leads and cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the inner track meet came to a close on Saturday, March 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

    Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Artemis Agrotera won the Ballerina by 6 1/2 lengths on Aug. 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-cr5djK4">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Heads Gallant Bloom

    Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park.

  • Palace leads the way in the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-JpQzpjd">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Dazzles in Speedy Forego Triumph

    Antonio Miuccio's Palace dazzled in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30, diving to the rail and drawing off to finish the seven-furlong test in 1:21.95.

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    Knee Surgery to Sideline Kid Cruz for Year

    Grade III winner Kid Cruz, most recently fourth in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), is having surgery to remove a chip from his left knee and will miss the rest of the year, trainer Linda Rice said Aug. 29 from Saratoga.

  • Kid Cruz won the 2014 Dwyer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TRPRtmP">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz 'Perfect' in Final Travers Breeze

    Hoping to become the first woman to saddle a winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice sent Kid Cruz to the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18 for his final breeze toward the historic race Aug. 23.

  • Kid Cruz
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    Kid Cruz Works Toward Travers Stakes

    Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) winner Kid Cruz worked five furlongs in 1:02.45 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11 in preparation for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga.

  • Palace leaves Happy My Way behind to take the Alfred G. Vanderbilt.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-wpPnH78">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Reels in Alfred G. Vanderbilt Score

    New York-bred Palace, formerly a $20,000 claimer, earned his first grade I victory for owner Antonino Miuccio and trainer Linda Rice in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Tonalist and Kid Cruz run with Wicked Strong in the Jim Dandy Stakes.
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    Tonalist, Kid Cruz Exit Jim Dandy Well

    Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Tonalist and third-place finisher Kid Cruz both came out of the July 26 race well, and their respective trainers confirmed they will point to the Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kid Cruz at Belmont Park on June 3. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-Jd3nrqC">Order This Photo</a>

    Easier Spot for Kid Cruz in Easy Goer

    Kid Cruz, who was under consideration for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), tops the field of nine 3-year-olds entered in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Park June 7 undercard.

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    Kid Cruz to Bypass Belmont Stakes

    Kid Cruz, a two-time stakes winner in Maryland earlier this year, has been withdrawn from consideration for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice said after consultation with his owners.

  • Dads Caps won the 2014 Carter Handicap. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162309401&k=3xVLxd2">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Dads Caps Tops True North

    Dads Caps, a front-running sprint specialist who won the April 5 Carter Handicap (gr. I), tops the nine-horse field of 4-year-olds and up entered for the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 6.

  • La Verdad won the 2014 Distaff Handicap.
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    La Verdad Tries Stretch-Out in Critical Eye

    La Verdad seeks her first win beyond six furlongs as she heads a group of nine New York-bred fillies and mares in the $200,000 Critical Eye at one mile. Earlier on the card, Flipcup heads $125,000 Bouwerie.

  • Kid Cruz at Pimlico

    Winner's Circle: Cruz-ing to Baltimore

    Each time Steven Brandt would acquire a new horse, his mother Shirley would respond somewhat skeptically, "Oh, no, you didn't spend more money on horses." Until he bought Kid Cruz, that is.

  • California Chrome aboard a flight bound for Baltimore on May 12. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-139/i-XkN7JHN/A">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome to Arrive at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 10:17 a.m. Monday, May 12 for the first leg of his journey to Pimlico Race Course to headline the 139th Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 17.

  • Kid Cruz

    Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

    Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Palace takes on 5 in the Gravesend Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2936959792&k=psKMLKz">Order This Photo</a>

    Rice Plots Spots for Palace; Gravesend Next

    Palace, who became a graded stakes winner in his most recent start, heads a field of six sprinters entered in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap, which will be contested at six furlongs Dec. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Palace comes home strong to win the Fall Highweight Handicap.

    Palace Rules Fall Highweight Handicap

    New York-bred Palace, claimed by his connections for $20,000 a little more than a year ago, rallied to win his first open stakes, the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III), at Aqueduct Nov. 28.

  • Caixa Eletronica won the 2012 Fall Highweight by four lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2231147431&k=JfsvKh8">Order This Photo</a>

    Caixa Eletronica to Defend Fall Highweight

    Repole Stable's hard-knocking Caixa Eletronica lines up with seven others at Aqueduct Racetrack for a title defense in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day.

  • Tightend Touchdown <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2873730500&k=nh6Z9Tg">Order This Photo</a>

    Tightend Touchdown Races for BC First Timers

    Owner Ron Lombardi and trainer Jason Servis will have their first starter in the Breeders' Cup with a horse they claimed twice, Tightend Touchdown, who is an outsider in the Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2.

  • Cluster of Stars runs away from the competition in the Iroquois Stakes.
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    Cluster of Stars Stays Unbeaten in Iroquois

    Undefeated Cluster of Stars rolled to her seventh consecutive win when she outclassed five New York-bred opponents in frontrunning style by 3 1/4 lengths in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes Oct. 19 at Belmont Park.

  • Wired Bryan rolls to victory in the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2844181292&k=dTRfJS2">Order This Photo</a>

    Wired Bryan Cruises in Bongard

    Wired Bryan turned in a front-running tour-de-force in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes on Empire Showcase Day; Miss Narcissist employed similar tactics to take the $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma for fillies.

  • New Owners Luncheon Set for Aug. 18

    Trainers Gary Contessa and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in the New York Racing Association's next "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18.

  • NYRA Chief Meets With Locals in Saratoga

    After meeting with the media earlier in the day July 17, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay made his first public appearance at the annual Saratoga Race Course meet preview.

  • Linda Rice and Cornelio Velasquez in the Winner's Circle after they teamed up to win the 8th race at Aqueduct with Abilio.

    Rice, Velasquez Each Win Four at Aqueduct

    Trainer Linda Rice and jockey Cornelio Velasquez each had four winners on the April 21 card at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Velasquez aboard for three of Rice's victories.

  • Linda Rice Joins Whitehall Stable

    New York trainer Linda Rice, the leading trainer at Saratoga in 2009, will be involved directly in the training and the selection process of Whitehall Stable racehorses.

  • Summer Bird sweeping of the Belmont Stakes, the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup is one of the choices for NYRA's Story of the Year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8530551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This</a>

    NYRA 'Story of the Year' Voting Now Underway

    Beginning Dec. 11 and through Jan. 15, 2010, fans can choose from among five compelling storylines some human, some equine and cast their ballots for NYRA "Story of the Year."