Keyword: Michael Bello

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Ends Stakes Drought in Morvich

    Quick Enough lived up to his name in the Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 11 as he gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela his first Oak Tree stakes win in nearly four years with a 1 1/2-length score in the six-furlong turf event.

  • OK of Guild Bankruptcy Plan Expected

    Confirmation of a plan allowing the Jockeys' Guild to emerge from bankruptcy was delayed for at least a couple of weeks during a Nov. 17 hearing in a Kentucky federal court, but the judge presiding over the Chapter 11 reorganization said he expects to approve the necessary order when it crosses his desk.

  • Bello Antes Up to Assist Disabled Riders, Guild

    Orange County, Calif., building contractor Michael Bello, owner of multiple stakes winner Megahertz, is donating $58,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund and another $250,000 to assist the Jockeys' Guild

  • Eastern Sand Lands Silky Sullivan in Last Jump

    Eastern Sand, the 1-2 favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Silky Sullivan Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds, needed every step of the 1 1/8-mile distance, getting to the wire first in his final lunge to defeat Mr. Splash by a head at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Yellow Ribbon winner Megahertz will be sold at Keeneland next month.

    Megahertz to be Sold at Keeneland November Sale

    Megahertz, who notched her 14th career win in 33 starts and upped her earnings to $2,261,594 by winning Saturday's Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT), will be sold at public auction on Monday, Nov. 7.

  • Megahertz bids farewell to Southern California fans with this victory in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Rules Again on Santa Anita Turf

    Prohibitive choice Megahertz, who has made a career of winning grass stakes at Santa Anita Park, said good-bye to her Southern California fans Saturday with a trademark victory in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Oak Tree.

  • Megahertz wins third straight Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Megahertz Zips to Santa Barbara Three-Peat

    Michael Bello's British-bred Megahertz won the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares for the third straight time much as she pleased Sunday at Santa Anita Park. And increasingly, that means coming from far back.

  • Megahertz, foreground, moves past Noches De Rosa en route to victory in the Santa Barbara Handicap, Saturday  at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Zaps Her Santa Barbara Foes

    Defending champion Megahertz rallied from last to first in the stretch, scoring a one-length victory over Noches De Rosa in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Megahertz, left, rallies to win the John C. Mabee Handicap at 8-1 odds.  Golden Apples (partially obscured), Dublino (#2) and Tates Creek, far right, finished in a photo for second.

    Ignored Megahertz Wins Mabee for Frankel

    Michael Bello's Megahertz, overlooked in the wagering at a generous 8-1, rallied from last place under Alex Solis to win the featured $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) Sunday, taking a four-horse blanket finish that resulted in a triple dead-heat for second place.

  • New Faces Try Tates Creek in San Gorgonio

    Neil Drysdale entered two horses in Saturday's $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf. But the Hall of Fame trainer gives Magic Mission a definite edge over stablemate Double Cat.

  • Megahertz Returns to Hollypark in Matiara

    British-bred Megahertz, who reeled off her fifth straight United States triumph in Hollywood Park's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks in July, returns on Saturday as the 124-pound high weight among ten entrants in the $125,000 Matiara Stakes.

  • Bray Awaits Secret Garden; Barn On Rebound

    Action is on the upswing again for trainer Simon Bray, who awaits English import Secret Garden at Hollywood Park for the $125,000 Matiara Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.