Keyword: Maria's Mon

  • Eddie Read winner Monzante<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%3D5213279%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Monzante Catching His Stride

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Monzante, who has been showing the promise of taking a major victory for some time, got it done July 20 in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. I).

  • Monzante storms home to take the Eddie Read (gr. I) July 20 at Del Mar.

    Monzante Zooms to Eddie Read Triumph

    Monzante took the overland route in coming from last to catch favored Whatsthescript in the final strides, winning the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) in eye-catching style by a half-length on the Del Mar turf course July 20.

  • Mint Lane pulls away in the Dwyer.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5040803%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Speedy Mint Lane Spears Dwyer Rivals

    Odds-on choice Mint Lane controlled the pace and was never threatened while posting a 2 3/4-length victory in the $198,500 Dwyer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), tallying his first graded win for trainer James Jerkens July 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Stevil

    Preakness Profile: Stevil

    Stevil has not won a race since his maiden score at Belmont in October of 2007, but trainer Nick Zito has the grey son of Maria's Mon on track for a start in the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Monba and Cowboy Cal, shown finishing 1-2 in the Blue Grass, worked at Keeneland on April 26.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4155539%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Monba, Cowboy Cal Work at Keeneland

    Before the running of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Keeneland Race Course was overrun with trainers whose potential contenders were squeezing in final works prior to shipping up to Churchill Downs. This year, Todd Pletcher cut a lonely figure along the rail at the Lexington oval as he sent Behindatthebar to gallop and then watched Monba and Cowboy Cal complete their final preparations April 26.

  • Blue Grass Stakes winner Monba.

    Intense Concentration

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Monba's success could be tied to an intensifying of the influences of La Troienne. The Derby contender's pedigree is rich in the blood of Raise a Native and Buckpasser.

  • Sky Mom was all alone at the finish of the WinStar Sunland Park Oaks at March 16.

    Sky Mom Soars to WinStar Oaks Triumph

    Favored Sky Mom overcame a stewards' inquiry and jockey objection to win the $200,000 WinStar Sunland Park Oaks in come-from-behind fashion by 4 3/4 lengths in New Mexico March 16.

  • Wait a While starts new year with a San Gorgonio win.

    Wait a While Waits, Wins 'Gorgonio'

    Arindel Farm's Wait a While didn't get the easiest of trips despite a five-horse field, but she found room when it counted and spurted away to a relatively easy victory in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • OBS Winter Sale Starts Wednesday

    The 2008 edition of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale will look to rebound from the across-the-board declines it suffered last year when the three-day auction kicks off Jan. 16. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.

  • Giant Moon

    Giant Moon Has His Trainer Hoping

    Trainer Richard Schosberg's Derby dreams didn't come to fruition with Maria's Mon, the champion 2-year-old male of 1995, after an injury kept the colt on the sidelines for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Thirteen years later, however, Schosberg can start dreaming again with the undefeated Giant Moon.

  • Criminologist dominates in the Cardinal.

    Criminologist Steals Cardinal Win

    Continuing to display her turf dominance, Criminologist came from off the pace to shed seven rivals Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) to earn her fourth consecutive victory.

  • Criminologist is the lone graded stakes winner in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Churchill Downs.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2509944%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order Criminologist Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Criminologist Seeks Fourth Straight

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable homebred Criminologist searches for her sixth victory of the campaign and fourth in a row as she battles seven contenders in the $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf Nov. 17.

  • Looking at mares at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

    Average Up and the Middle Solid

    Keeneland's Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell termed the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale "a very good day at the office" as a slight drop in gross was untainted by a rising average and a strong middle market.

  • Criminologist

    Porter on Pedigrees: Criminologist

    With the Breeders' Cup only days away, the American racing front has been relatively quiet. Still, this does give us the opportunity to turn the spotlight on a filly that appears to be a rising star, and in doing so, pay tribute to her recently deceased sire, Maria's Mon.

  • Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm.

    Monarchos Moving to Nuckols Farm

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Oct. 12 by owner John Oxley.

  • Champion Wait a While, won the Honey Fox Handicap in her 2007 debut.

    Wait's Worth it for Filly Champion in Honey Fox

    Arindel Farm's Wait a While, last year's Eclipse Award winner as the nation's top 3-year-old filly, started her 2007 season in fine style, going virtually gate to wire to win the $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT) as the prohibitive favorite on the Gulfstream Park turf Sunday.

  • Latent Heat, with jockey Edgar Prado aboard, duels down the stretch with Proud Tower Too (6) to win the San Carlos Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Latent Heat Sizzles in San Carlos

    A pair of grade I winning sprint standouts dueled throughout Saturday's seven-furlong San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) before the Bobby Frankel-trained 4-year-old Latent Heat prevailed in the final strides by a neck over an equally determined Proud Tower Too at Santa Anita.

  • Wait a While leads 3YO females of &#39;06.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D493885%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Wait a While Takes 3YO Filly Eclipse

    Wait a While made a real name for herself in 2006 by winning graded stakes races on both dirt and turf, but it was on the grass where she really excelled. Her accomplishments on both surfaces earned Wait a While an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly for 2006.

  • Wait a While posts a commanding win in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Wait a While Ties a Bow on Yellow Ribbon

    Arindel Farm's heavily favored Wait a While forged to the lead coming off the turn and left her field behind in the stretch to win the $400,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) on the Santa Anita turf Saturday, winning her fourth consecutive race impressively.

  • Strong Contender (right) outlasts Lawyer Ron to post impressive Super Derby win.

    'Contender Packs Big Wallop in Super Derby

    He was reluctant to load, but once John C. Oxley's Strong Contender got rolling, there was no stopping him. The 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon swept past the 4-5 favorite Lawyer Ron to win the $486,500 Super Derby (gr. II) at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Saturday.

  • TRF Annual Gala Raises More Than $500,000

    Thanks in large part to the $58,000 celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent on options to breed to two of the sport's top stallions, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised in excess of $500,000 Aug. 7 at its annual gala at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club.

  • Looking for Sire Power in the Derby

    One thing the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) has taught us over the years is that the winner can come from anywhere. And the same goes for the winner's sire.

  • Wait a While Undergoes Gate Schooling

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said racing fans will not have to "Wait a While" for his grey filly to be loaded in to the starting gate for Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) after undergoing gate-schooling sessions.

  • Next month&#39;s Blue Grass holds world of Derby hopes for Strong Contender.

    'Contender's Derby Hopes Down to Bluegrass

    Thanks to what trainer John Ward terms "unfortunate circumstances," John Oxley's Strong Contender has but one pressure-packed race left for a potential trip to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and he'll need a top finish in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 15.

  • Polytrack a Plus for Strong Contender

    John Oxley's Strong Contender, one of what is shaping up to be a full field of contenders for the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, has had plenty of experience with Polytrack and trainer John T. Ward Jr. figures that to be a plus for Saturday afternoon's race.

  • Still More Cause to Believe in California Derby

    Launching an impressive bid on the turn for home, odds-on choice Cause to Believe rallied from last to register an easy victory over his four rivals in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Strong Contender enters Derby picture with Gulfstream win.

    Strong Contender Rumbles in Gulf Allowance

    Though he has had only one previous start, John Oxley's 3-year-old Strong Contender could merit serious consideration on the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his 4 3/4-length triumph over a strong field of sophomores in his first start of the year Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

  • High Limit and Patrick Valenzuela win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    High Limit Overpowers Strub; Giacomo Third

    The Bobby Frankel-trained High Limit spoiled the return to the races of 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo with an authoritative win in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Wait a While and jockey John Velazquez win the Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    After Delay, Wait a While Puts Rivals Away

    Arindel Farm's Wait a While, running for the Eclipse Award-winning duo of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez, demolished her six rivals in Saturday's $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at sloppy Gulfstream Park.

  • High Limit and Patrick Valenzuela, inside, duel down the stretch with Buckland Manor to win the San Pasqual Handicap.

    High Limit Raises Game, Wins San Pasqual

    Favored High Limit and Buckland Manor hooked up shortly after the start and battled all the way to the wire before High Limit prevailed by a nose in a dramatic edition of the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Gaff (front) and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan hold off War Front to win the Mr. Prospector Handicap.

    Bridgmohan, Aboard Gaff, Sweeps Gulf Stakes

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan enjoyed a spectacular start to the opening weekend of Gulfstream Park's 2006 season, completing a sweep of the track's three features when Gaff won the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (gr. III) Saturday in track-record time.

  • Slop-Loving Watchmon Wins Jamaica 'Cap

    Rain ruined what looked to be a competitive Jamaica Handicap, a grade II event for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the turf. The race was switched to the sloppy main track and all but three of the nine entered were scratched. That worked out well for trainer Patrick Reynolds, whose mud-loving Watchmon posted a 1 3/4-length win.

  • American Record Falls on Belmont's Closing Day

    Keep the Faith, a 5-year-old horse from Australia, set a North American record and shattered the Widener Turf Course record by winning the 6-furlong seventh race in 1:06.82 on closing day of the Belmont Park spring meeting Sunday.

  • Whimsy Wallops Cee's Irish in Iowa Oaks

    Pin Oak Stable's Whimsy used a ground-saving trip to stay close to the leaders, then angled out at the head of the stretch before pulling away for a 2 3/4-length victory over prohibitive favorite Cee's Irish in Friday night's $122,500 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • High Limit in 'Good' Work at Churchill Downs

    Working in company with Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner High Limit zipped six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 at Churchill Downs Thursday morning.