Keyword: Mark Hennig

  • D. Wayne Lukas surrounded by former assistants

    Toasting, Not Roasting, Legendary D. Wayne Lukas

    They were there to roast their mentor, but by the end of the night April 17 at the Keeneland sales pavilion, the seven prominent trainers who cut their teeth under legendary D. Wayne Lukas ended up toasting their former boss.

  • Trainer Mark Hennig in 1995 at Churchill Downs

    Derby Hopeful Beasley Brings Back Memories

    In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.

  • Three Rules works with Luis Saez aboard

    Three Rules Fires Florida Bullet

    Three Rules worked five furlongs in :58.91 and Beasley worked four furlongs in :48.11, both firing the bullet for their respective distances Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Merry Meadow, winning the Hurricane Bertie earlier this year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-K9rJkJn">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Returns in Princess Rooney

    Three-time graded-stakes winner Merry Meadow will cut back to her ideal distance when she returns from more than a three-month layoff in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park July 5.

  • Merry Meadow comes home strong to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GLfWLZB">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Sugar Swirl for Castellano

    Jockey Javier Castellano notched his first winner at the Gulfstream Park meeting when he rallied Merry Meadow from just off the pace to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 13.

  • Divine Oath faces 6 in the Kent Stakes.

    Divine Oath Needs Kent to Get Back on Track

    Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International.

  • Merry Meadow seeks her second straight grade III victory in the Bed o' Roses Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xR2FBXw">Order This Photo</a>

    Consistent Merry Meadow Lands in Bed o' Roses

    Merry Meadow, who has placed in 18 of 20 career starts, will try to post a second straight grade III victory when she faces an expected 10 other older fillies and mares in the Bed o' Roses Handicap June 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Merry Meadow comes on late to win the Vagrancy Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7RRk7tH">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Vagrancy

    Merry Meadow, a daughter of Henny Hughes, rallies to overtake Jane of All Trades to win the grade II Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park May 17. The 4-year-old filly ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.36.

  • Live Lively (right) and Dreaming of Julia finished 1-2 in the Davona Dale on Feb 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2379020368&k=WrLjNcX">Order This Photo</a>

    Live Lively, Dreaming of Julia Clash Again

    She couldn't catch Live Lively in her seasonal debut five weeks earlier, but Dreaming of Julia figures to be much tighter for their next engagement in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Live Lively Puts in Gulfstream Oaks Breeze

    Live Lively, expected to be one of the favorites for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) following two impressive wins at the meet, breezed a half-mile in :49.78 on the morning of March 24 at Palm Meadows.

  • Live Lively comes home strong to win the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2378846472&k=xQbqfhQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Live Lively Tops 'Julia in Davona Dale Theft

    Live Lively got the jump on odds-on choice Dreaming of Julia in the $245,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) and never looked back while registering a front-running 1 1/2-length victory in her stakes debut Feb. 23 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Don't Forget Gil is among those planning on challenging Rachel Alexandra in the Mother Goose.

    'Rachel' Could Get Stiff Test in Mother Goose

    Rachel Alexandra will make her first start since her historic Preakness (gr. I) victory June 27 at Belmont Park, but her presence in the $300,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) isn't scaring everyone away.

  • McLaughlin to Train $1.5-Million Filly

    The $1.5-million Storm Cat filly purchased by Team Valor International at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale has been named Carriage Trade, and she will be trained by Kiaran Mclaughlin, according to Team Valor's Barry Irwin.

  • Wesley wins the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4. <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%3D5396291%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Wesley Perseveres in Hall of Fame Win

    Willmott Stables' Wesley moved from last to first on the final turn before breaking free from a tightly-bunched field in deep stretch to win the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.

  • Notional pulls away to take the Salvator Mile.

    Notional Pulls Salvator Mile Upset

    Dismissed at odds of 7-1 in a field of six, Notional lagged behind in the early stages, made his presence known at the quarter-pole, and took over at the top of the lane en route to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Salvator Mile Handicap (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park. The race was the first North American Breeders' Cup Challenge event of the season.

  • La Dolce Vita (left) has been declared the official winner of the Suwannee River Handicap with Green Girl disqualified.

    Green Girl DQ'd From Suwannee River Win

    In a written decision March 19, hearing officer William Greely has reversed a decision made by Gulfstream Park stewards and has disqualified Green Girl from victory in the Feb. 3 Suwannee River Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Jazzy Hopes to Beat the Band in Gallant Bloom

    Trainer Mark Hennig and owner Team Valor Stables are hoping their experiment of running Jazzy on the dirt will open more doors for the 5-year-old mare in the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 22.

  • Bejarano Hospitalized Following Saratoga Gate Accident

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano was hospitalized Sept. 3 with possible rib and back injuries following an incident in the fourth race at Saratoga, when his mount - the Mark Hennig-trained Marital Asset - broke through the gate at the New York track.

  • La Dolce Vita Gets Sweet Trip in Hollywood Wildcat

    Gary Zwerling's 5-year-old mare La Dolce Vita closed strongly to win the $126,750 Hollywood Wildcat Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf at Calder Race Course on Saturday.

  • Giant Wrecker Crashes Canadian Turf Party

    Pacemaker Giant Wrecker stubbornly refused to give way in the lane under Javier Castellano to win the $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a head over the relentless closer Host on the Gulfstream Park grass course Saturday. Miesque's Approval, the 2006 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's top turf runner, never fired and finished fifth as the 4-5 favorite.

  • Better Now Much Improved in Tempted Romp

    Lee Lewis' homebred Better Now saved ground behind a lively pace, then angled out to draw clear of Capote's Crown for a 3 ½-length victory in the $110,000 Tempted (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at a mile Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Tap Day Motors Home in Meadowlands BC

    Edward P. Evans's Virginia homebred Tap Day rallied through the lane before drawing off to a three-length score in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Friday night.

  • Spinaway Could be Next for Fifth Avenue

    After closing to take second in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on opening day, Fifth Avenue is now pointed toward the Aug. 26 Spinaway Stakes (gr. II).

  • Cornelio Velasquez rides Folklore to victory in the Adirondack Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.

    Folklore Wins Adirondack on Eventful First Day at Saratoga

    The 137th racing season at Saratoga Race Course got under way Wednesday with 2-year-old fillies taking to the historic oval. In the end it was the Robert and Beverly Lewis homebred Folklore who captured the opening day feature, the six-furlong, $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II).

  • Gygistar Rallies in Belmont's Westchester

    Edward P. Evan's hard-knocking Gygistar got the pace he was looking for Wednesday and rallied to win the 77th running of the $109,500 Westchester Handicap (gr. III), the opening-day feature at Belmont Park's spring/summer meeting.

  • Primary Suspect, ridden by Pablo Fragoso, wins the Toboggan Stakes.

    Primary Suspect Skates to Toboggan Triumph

    Jockey Pablo Fragoso, under instructions from trainer Mark Hennig to stay close to 4-5 favorite Shake You Down, guided Primary Suspect to victory in the 112th running of the $107,100 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Eddington Takes Turf Debut in Calder Derby

    Making his first start on grass, former Triple Crown contender Eddington squeezed between horses in the stretch to nip the determined pacesetter Bob's Proud Movement by a head for victory in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) in Florida.

  • Horse Technology Conference and Expo Set for Saratoga

    Saratoga City Center will host Horse Technology 2004, the world's first-ever conference and expo dedicated to the growing links between technology and the equine industry, featuring handicappers Nick Kling and Tom Amello, trainers Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig and Linda Rice, and Dr. Ernest Bailey, head of the International Horse Genome Project.

  • Eddington Again Shows Speed in Final Belmont Work

    Mark Hennig was surprised when Eddington worked a blistering half-mile last week, so for his final Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prep, he equipped the colt with blinkers, put Jerry Bailey up, and worked him in company to see how aggressive he'd be off that last work. He found out when Eddington blazed five furlongs in :59 flat.

  • Eddington Returns to Track After Blazing Work

    Willmott Stables' Eddington returned to the track for the first time since working a half-mile in :46 2/5 Monday. The son of 1990 Belmont Stakes favorite Unbridled will try to fare better than his sire did 14 years ago when he finished fourth behind Go And Go.

  • Smarty Jones, with exercise rider Pete Van Trump aboard, on the track at Philadelphia Park Monday.

    With the Flyers Gone, It's All Smarty; Eddington Sharp in Work

    John Servis is a longtime Philadelphia Flyers fan, and he "wasn't happy" to see his hockey team eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night. Although he now has Philly's number one sports franchise in Smarty Jones, and the almost-fanatical support of the city and all of Pennsylvania, Servis said he's still not feeling any added pressure.

  • Eddington Works, Hennig Hopes for Room

    Eddington, who remains under consideration for Saturday's 130th Kentucky Derby (gr. I) but would need at least two horses to defect by the time entries are drawn on Wednesday, worked five furlongs over Belmont Park's main track Sunday morning in 1:00.