Keyword: lion tamer

  • Diego Saenz

    Saenz Repeats as Evangeline Leading Rider

    Diego Saenz, a 33-year-old Mexico native, chalked up his second consecutive rider title and the fourth in the past four years at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino at the recently concluded 84-night spring/summer meet.

  • Grade I Winner Lion Tamer's First Foal Born in Louisiana.

    Lion Tamer's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Lion Tamer was born Jan. 12 at T.J. Dickie's farm near Baton Rouge, La.

  • Lion Tamer to Stand for $5,000

    Grade I winner Lion Tamer, who will begin his stallion career in 2007 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., will stand for a fee of $5,000.

  • BC Sprint Rivals Pre-Entered in DeFrancis Dash

    Four of the top five finishers from last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 31 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 19.

  • Pletcher Leads Pre-Entries With Eight

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, who broke through with his first two Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships victories last year with Ashado and Speightstown, has eight horses pre-entered this year.

  • Borrego, winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup, worked at Belmont Park Monday.

    Monday Workout Report: Borrego, Turf Contenders on Track

    With the rains that inundated the Northeast over the previous week long gone, the sunny skies at Belmont Park Monday made for one of the busiest workout days in a long time as a slew of contenders for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships got in some much-needed exercise.

  • Taste of Paradise tastes victory in the Vosburgh.

    Hunch Pays for Taste of Paradise in Vosburgh

    Trainer Gary Mandella played a hunch that Taste of Paradise would appreciate the wide turn and sandy surface of Belmont Park and came away with a shocking victory in the Vosburgh (gr. I) Saturday at odds of 26-1.

  • Supah Blitz (black blinkers) wins photo finish in Lone Star Handicap.

    Best of Four Noses Belongs to Supah Blitz

    Races can hardly come any closer than Monday's featured event in the Texas Million series -- the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) -- where four noses hit the wire together. After the dust had cleared, Supah Blitz was declared the winner and 11-10 favorite Lion Tamer was off the board.

  • Pomeroy Soft Choice of 12 in Churchill Downs

    King's Bishop (gr. I) winner Pomeroy is a mild 4-1 favorite in the $200,000-added Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II), which drew a full field of 12 going seven furlongs Saturday.

  • Clock Stopper wins the Commonwealth.

    Clock Stopper Wakes Up in Commonwealth

    Overbrook Fam's hard-knocking Clock Stopper ended an eight-race losing streak Saturday when he surprised a quality field of sprinters in the $424,900 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Lion Tamer hopes to repeat last year's win in the Commonwealth.

    Bang-Up Bunch Entered in Commonwealth Sprint

    Seven top sprinters with a hefty 25 stakes wins between them figure to put on quite a show when they battle Saturday in the $400,000 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at seven furlongs at Keeneland.

  • Sir Shackleton, with Javier Castellano riding, pulls away to win the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship at Gulfstream Park.

    Sir Shackleton Shakes Clear in Richter Scale

    Tracy Farmer's homebred Sir Shackleton wore down the surprise pacesetter Clock Stopper in the final sixteenth of a mile after a long drive and drew clear to win the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) in track record time at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Lion Tamer Seeks Repeat in Richter Scale

    When the Todd Pletcher-trained Lion Tamer takes the gate for Saturday's $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park he will be doing more than making the first start of his 5-year-old season. He will be looking to duplicate his 1 3/4-length win in the 2004 edition of the seven-furlong sprint.

  • Lion Tamer surprises in the Cigar.

    Cigar Mile a Perfect Ring for Lion Tamer

    So often a disappointment when on the verge of stardom, Lion Tamer jumped up and surprised in the 16th running of the $350,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Saturday.

  • Pico Central, Kela Battle in Cigar Mile

    Pico Central and Kela, the two best sprinters based in California, have traveled across the country to meet at Aqueduct in New York's final grade I race of 2004, Saturday's $350,000 Cigar Mile. The Cigar Mile will be the featured event on a 10-race card that includes a pair of grade II juvenile stakes, the Remsen and Demoiselle.

  • A Huevo is back to defend his title in the De Francis Dash.

    It's Deja Vu in De Francis Dash; Top 3 from 2003 Return

    The top three finishers from last year's race plus four horses who competed in last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 11 entries for Saturday's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Ghostzapper Rematerializes in Tom Fool

    Stronach Stable's Ghostzapper, absent for nine months since earning recognition as one of the nation's leading sprinters last year, returns to action Sunday in the $150,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Lion Tamer Whips Commonwealth Foes

    Lion Tamer engaged the pacesetters at the top of the stretch and then gradually inched away to a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,250 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Lion Tamer tames field in the Commonwealth.

    Lion Tamer Whips Commonwealth Foes

    Lion Tamer engaged the pacesetters at the top of the stretch and then gradually inched away to a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,250 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Six Set To Go Seven Furlongs in Commonwealth

    The defection of Congaree from Saturday's Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, opens the race up a bit wider for its six entrants. After all, Congaree, who was taken out of consideration after a bout of colic, is a multiple graded stakes winner whose victories include the Carter Handicap (gr. I).

  • Lion Tamer (7), with John Velazquez riding, runs ahead of Coach Jimi Lee (2), with Pat Day, and Wacky for Love (4) to win the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship at Gulfstream.

    Lion Tamer Cracks Whip in Richter Scale

    After a disappointing experience on the Triple Crown trail last year, Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer may be ready to emerge as one of the nation's top sprinters following his victory Saturday in the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • King's Bishop winner Valid Video favored in Saturday's Richter Scale.

    Valid Video Tackles Lion Tamer, Gygistar

    Mac Fehsenfeld's Valid Video, winner of the Sunshine Millions Dash last year at Gulfstream, was installed the 9-5 favorite in the early line for Saturday's $200,00 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Tabor's Lion Tamer Returns With Victory

    Michael Tabor's 4-year-old Lion Tamer returned to competition for the first time since April's Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) by winning a $38,000 allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.

  • Son of Runaway Groom Brings $150,000 in Final OBSC Session

    Cab Driver, a Runaway Groom colt consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent was purchased by Buzz Chace, Agent for $150,000 to top the second and final session Wednesday of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • New York Hero outlasts Eugene's Third Son (8) to win the Lane's End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Tenacious New York Hero Wins Lane's End

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero's valiant win in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlighted a five-stakes day at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Lion Tamer, favored in the Lane's End Stakes.

    Favored Lion Tamer Draws Outside in Lane's End

    Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer drew the outside post 9 for Saturday's Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The son of Will's Way, who will be making his first start beyond seven furlongs, was installed the 6-5 morning live favorite by Mike Battaglia. Second-choice Champali, the local hope for the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds, will break from post 2.

  • Empire Maker, Field Top Derby Future Pool

    A record-smashing victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I) by Juddmonte Farm homebred Empire Maker made a strong impression on Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) fans across the nation. The mutuel field still emerged as a narrow favorite as wagering in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) ended its four-day run on Sunday.

  • Fans Like What They See in Empire Maker

    Empire Maker's smashing victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) Saturday has earned him solid favoritism among the 23 individual horses listed in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Field Favored in Derby Future Wager; Kafwain 9-1

    With the field favored at 7-2 at the completion of the first day of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up Kafwain attracted the most individual action Thursday.

  • Lion Tamer, pointed toward Lane's End Stakes.

    Indy Dancer Confirmed for Florida Derby

    Trainer Todd Pletcher had a pair of his well-regarded 3-year-olds on the Palm Meadows track Monday morning and confirmed that Indy Dancer will contest Saturday's $1-million, grade I Florida Derby.

  • Lion Tamer, shown winning the Hutcheson, may start in the Florida Derby.

    Lion Tamer, Aristocat Possible for Florida Derby

    Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer, the six-length winner of the grade II Hutcheson at Gulfstream on February 15, remains under consideration for the Florida Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher indicated Wednesday.

  • Trust N Luck dominated over Fountain of Youth.

    Steve Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: Shooting Stars Light Up The Derby Trail

    An ice storm that resulted in electricity being off at <i>The Blood Horse</i> and many other locations throughout Central Kentucky put this week's Derby Report on hold for a few extra days. But there certainly was no shortage of power at Gulfstream and Fair Grounds last Saturday, as Badge of Silver, Trust N Luck, and Lion Tamer sent a jolt of electricity throughout the Derby trail.

  • Public Opts for Unknown in Derby Pool I

    In spite of a brutal winter storm that hampered wagering in several key racing markets in the Midwest and East, Pool 1 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) closed strongly on Sunday and ended with the mutuel field as a record-setting favorite.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Picks Up Steam

    Odds on Trust N Luck, off the board in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool at greater than 99-1 prior to his Fountain of Youth (gr. I) victory at Gulfstream Saturday, fell to 23-1 near the close of wagering Saturday.

  • Lion Tamer Cracks Whip in Hutcheson

    Michael Tabor's heavily-favored Lion Tamer roared away with Saturday's $200,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Scrimshaw, Lion Tamer Meet in Hutcheson

    Stakes-placed Scrimshaw and impressive allowance winner Lion Tamer lead a short field of six 3-year-olds set to go seven furlongs in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Indy Dancer To Run in Risen Star

    Undefeated Indy Dancer, who has won both his career starts, will make his stakes debut in Sunday's Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds instead of the Fountain of Youth, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

  • Jerkens Sending First Blush in Hutcheson

    Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens pulled off an upset with First Blush in the six furlong Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on opening day, Jan. 3, and now is taking aim at Saturday's $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr, II).