Keyword: Merv Griffin

  • Thomas Allen Pauly

    Inside Track: Layer by Layer

    Thomas Allen Pauly's love for painting subjects of Thoroughbred racing was developed somewhat like the intricate portraits he produces from his Chicago-area studio: layer by layer.

  • Merv Griffin Treated for Prostate Cancer

    Thoroughbred owner Merv Griffin, who campaigned 2005 juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy, remained hospitalized July 20 with a recurrence of prostate cancer, according to an announcement posted on the entertainer's Web site.

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    Cobalt Blue Gets the Green in San Felipe

    Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Perennial Derby player Bob Baffert sends out "last hope for this season" as Air Commander faces five in Saturday's San Felipe.

    Judgment Time in San Felipe for Griffin, Baffert

    Show business entrepreneur Merv Griffin, whose Derby hopes were dashed last year, and trainer Bob Baffert, a fixture on the Triple Crown trail since 1996, each reach the crossroads of their aspirations this year in Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Derby Trail Possible for Griffin's Cobalt Blue

    Merv Griffin's Cobalt Blue may have raced himself back onto the Triple Crown trail Wednesday with an eye-catching victory in a $53,000 allowance event while returning from five months on the sidelines at Santa Anita.

  • Stevie Wonderboy's Return Delayed by Ankle Chip

    Eclipse Award winner Stevie Wonderboy had a small chip taken out of his right front ankle a week ago, said trainer Doug O'Neill. The 2005 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner had been doing well on the comeback trail, but came out of his last work with a slight filling.

  • O'Neill Barn Regroups After Wonderboy's Injury

    Spirits were improving Wednesday at trainer Doug O'Neill's Hollywood Park stable after the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old Stevie Wonderboy underwent surgery to repair a condylar fracture of his right ankle sustained in a workout at Hollywood Park.

  • Eclipse Award: Stevie Wonderboy, 2-Year-Old Male

    Merv Griffin owns what one might call a "wonderboy." And we're not talking about the baseball bat that the Robert Redford character Roy Hobbs swung to perfection in the movie, The Natural. The performance that Griffin's Stevie Wonderboy gave in the 2005 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Belmont Park was as good as they come and proved just as exciting as the tape-measure home runs that Hobbs hit off "Wonderboy." Unlike those dingers, however, Stevie Wonderboy's performance was all too real.

  • Stevie Wonderboy to Jog Next Week

    Stevie Wonderboy, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 29, will be back on the Hollywood Park track next week, trainer Doug O'Neill said Friday.

  • Stevie Wonderboy Too Much For Futurity Foes

    Merv Griffin's favored Stevie Wonderboy circled the field on the turn for home and overwhelmed a full field under a steady ride from Garrett Gomez in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on closing day at the seaside Wednesday.

  • Cee's Irish Gets Green in Sunland Oaks

    Merv Griffin's versatile Cee's Irish, ridden by Corey Nakatani, pulled away from her rivals at the head of the stretch in winning the $259,000 WinStar Sunland Oaks Saturday in virtually gate-to-wire fashion.

  • Mankiewicz, Griffin Named to TOC Board

    Entertainment industry figures Tom Mankiewicz and Merv Griffin have been appointed to the board of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to fill two unexpired terms.

  • Cee's Irish, Miss Loren Capture 'Anita Stakes

    Outsider Cee's Irish and odds-on favorite Miss Loren captured Santa Anita's twin $75,000 feature races Friday, the Blue Norther Stakes and the Paseana Handicap, respectively.

  • Merv Griffin's Cee's Irish Wins Corte Madera

    Merv Griffin's Cee's Irish, the even-money favorite, wore down pacesetter Island Escape in the final sixteenth of a mile for a nose victory in the $60,400 Corte Madera Stakes Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Skipaslew Takes on Nine in El Camino Real

    Merv Griffin's improving 3-year-old colt Skipaslew can gain legitimacy as a Kentucky Derby candidate Saturday when he faces nine rivals in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Skipaslew Takes on Nine in El Camino Real

    Merv Griffin's improving 3-year-old colt Skipaslew can gain legitimacy as a Kentucky Derby candidate Saturday when he faces nine rivals in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Griffin's Skipaslew Chases Golden Gate Derby

    Television magnate Merv Griffin will try to win the $100,000 Golden Gate Derby (gr. III) Saturday at Golden Gate Fields with his surprising 3-year-old colt Skipaslew.

  • Larry King

    'Larry King Live' to Focus on Breeders' Cup

    Merv Griffin, Gary Stevens and Chris McCarron will appear on "Larry King Live╦ť Saturday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on CNN to discuss horseracing and the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.