Keyword: Mark Shuman

  • Indy King

    Indy King Gets First Winner

    Florida freshman sire Indy King sired his first winner Sept. 11. First-time starter Indy Joe won a $40,000 Delaware maiden special weight wire-to-wire against a field of nine other horses at Delaware Park.

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    Xchanger Finds Winning Formula in Barbaro

    Xchanger, who crumbled after setting the pace in the Preakness (gr. I) in his last start, atoned with a big effort while capturing the inaugural running of Delaware Park's $300,600 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on Sunday.

  • Xchanger takes Tesio by 8 lengths.

    Xchanger Back in Form for Tesio Romp

    Circle Z Stables' Xchanger opened up by eight lengths and cruised to victory in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes for 3-year-olds, while odds-on favorite Etude had nothing to offer when asked and finished off the board.

  • NTRA Teleconference Focuses on Equine Health, Final Derby Preps

    In an NTRA Road to the Triple Crown teleconference April 17, equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage discussed equine health and safety issues while trainers Phil Sims, Dick Small, and Mark Shuman talked about their plans for the upcoming Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) and Federico Tesio (gr. III) Stakes on Saturday.

  • Xchanger Handles Bump to Win Sapling

    Circle Z Stables' Xchanger, bumped solidly mid-stretch by Actin Good, recovered to edge away from his rival close to home to win the $150,000 Sapling (gr. III) for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length at Monmouth Park on Monday.

  • Umpateedle Won't Be Ignored in First Flight

    Umpateedle, who posted a gut-wrenching victory in the Gallant Bloom (gr. II) Oct. 9, goes for her third straight stakes victory Sunday in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) on the closing day of Belmont Park's fall meet.

  • Umpteenth Win for Umpateedle in 'Bloom

    The veteran mare Umpateedle, making the 52nd start of her career, outfought favored Smokey Glacken in an exciting stretch-long duel and eked out a nose victory in the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • No Fine, Suspension in New York Positives

    Two horses who ran at Saratoga last summer were disqualified from their finishing positions because of positive drug tests, but Mark Shuman, who trained both horses for owner Michael Gill, will not be disciplined in the incident.

  • Fogelsonger 6-Pack Includes Lusty Latin in Schapiro

    Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger had a banner day, winning the $150,000 John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap astride Lusty Latin and five other races on Saturday's ten-race Pimlico card. Fogelsonger's six wins topped his previous day's best of five.

  • Gill Questions New York Positives for Tranquilizer

    Michael Gill, the leading Thoroughbred owner in the country in races and money won, said reported positives for a tranquilizer in two of his horses during the Saratoga meet would result in nothing more than damage to his reputation.

  • Gill Gets Quick Start at Laurel, Wins 4 Thursday

    The familiar blue colors of owner Michael Gill visited the winners' circle four times Thursday at Laurel Park, bringing his total victories for the current Maryland winter meeting to 14 through the first 10 days.

  • Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

    National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.

  • Last Intention Nails Toccet at Wire

    The $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes came down to a bob of noses with Michael Gill's Last Intention beating 4-5 favorite Toccet by a whisker.

  • Last Intention Nails Toccet at Wire

    The $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes came down to a bob of noses with Michael Gill's Last Intention beating 4-5 favorite Toccet by a whisker.

  • Monmouth Crowns Meet-End Champions

    Five days of racing remain on the 2003 Monmouth Park meet calendar, but the races for leading honors have already been decided. The track's top performers will be honored in a Sept. 28 winner's circle ceremony.

  • Matt Garcia Moving Tack to Philadelphia

    Matt Garcia, who has been a frequent rider on the Southern California circuit for trainers Mel and Warren Stute, Barry Abrams and Douglas Peterson over the past several years, is taking his tack eastward.

  • Nick Canani Gets First Maryland Win for Gill

    It didn't take long for trainer Nick Canani to win his first race in Maryland for owner Michael Gill. In Wednesday's fourth race at Laurel, Expect The Best scored as the third mount the trainer saddled in the state.

  • Rain Helps City Fire to Easy Hilltop Victory

    After nine fillies scratched out of the Hilltop Stakes when the race was switched from the soggy turf to the good main track, the lead was left to Michael Gill's City Fire. She promptly dashed to the front and never looked back, winning by three lengths in 1:44.30 for the 1-1/16 mile distance.

  • Speed Duel Expected in Richter Scale Sprint

    Eight older horses are expected to duel in Saturday's $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. The Michael Gill-owned, Mark Shuman-trained entry of Native Heir and Highway Prospector will likely go off as the favorite in the seven-furlong sprint. The entry is 9/5 on the morning line.

  • Vet Who Amputed Horse's Leg Denied Access to Gulfstream Property

    Philip Aleong, the veterinarian responsible for the post-mortem amputation of the leg of Casual Conflict on Feb. 3, was notified by Gulfstream Park on Sunday that he would no longer be allowed on the grounds of either the racetrack or Gulfstream's training center Palm Meadows.

  • Officials Wait on Test Results; No Searches Planned

    Representatives from Gulfstream Park and the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau performed a search Feb. 10 of the vehicles of veterinarians Phil Aleong and Leonard Patrick, but no further searches are planned, officials said.

  • Boston Brat Equals Track Record at Gulfstream

    Michael Gill's Boston Brat, who set a track record for five furlongs in his last start, equaled Gulfstream Park's record for 5 1/2 furlongs Monday as he raced the distance in 1:02 2/5.

  • Good Start for Palm Meadows Training Center

    With one winner Friday and four on Saturday, the new Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach is off to a fast start at producing winners at Gulfstream Park.