Keyword: Michael Dubb

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher, Ortiz, Dubb take Saratoga Titles

    The Saratoga meet titles for 2017 go down the to the wire. Todd Pletcher takes his 13th trainer's title with 40 wins, which ties Chad Brown's mark set last year. Jose Ortiz wins second straight title at the Spa.

  • Heaven's Runway overtakes favorite Stallwalkin' Dude to win the Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway Upsets Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway rallied from the far outside and overtook favorite Stallwalkin' Dude in deep stretch for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Fall Highweight (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Champion Songbird won a pair of grade I stakes at Saratoga meet.

    NYRA Reports Steady Saratoga Meet Numbers

    The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.

  • Fourstar Crook wins the 2016 Yaddo Stakes.

    'Crook' 50th Black-Type Winner for Freud

    Freud, New York's current leading sire, gained his 50th black-type winner Aug. 26 when Fourstar Crook won the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Chad Brown

    Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown Win Titles at Belmont

    Belmont Park's spring/summer meet wrapped up July 17, with jockey Jose Ortiz winning his third straight individual title on the New York Racing Association circuit and trainer Chad Brown earning his first at the 54-day meet.

  • Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o' War

    Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes May 14 at Belmont Park.

  • Irad Ortiz, Jr

    Irad Ortiz Jr. Gets North American Milestone

    Irad Ortiz Jr., currently second nationally in money won and fourth in victories, tallied his 1,000th North American win Nov. 22 when piloting Michael Dubb's Island Therapy to victory in the fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Mr Maybe rolls to victory in the Red Smith Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kLxB3QD">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Maybe Leaves No Doubt in Red Smith

    Making his stakes debut Saturday, Nov. 14 on the turf at Aqueduct Racetrack, Mr Maybe used a sustained rally to deliver a decisive victory in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Stuart Grant (right) with Condo Commando.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XdX5nTm">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience the Key for Condo Commando

    The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.

  • Condo Commando leads the way home in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-rv5mGNV">Order This Photo</a>

    'Condo' in Full Command in Gazelle

    Condo Commando, the 3-5 favorite, was an easy winner of the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 4 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old filly covered the nine furlongs in 1:52.17.

  • Belle Gallantey wmakes her second start of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Ladies Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VXkkPBd">Order This Photo</a>

    Ladies 'Cap: Belle Gallantey Seeks Turnaround

    After opening 2015 with a fifth-place finish in the Affectionately Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey will try to bounce back in her second start of the year Jan. 31.

  • The Lewis Dinner won the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series by 4 3/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-3h5mjSR">Order This Photo</a>

    Posse Offspring Take Pair of NY-Bred Stakes

    Odds-on choice The Lewis Dinner and 16-1 outsider Chasing Bubbles, both by Posse, were victorious in a pair of New York Stallion Series divisions for state-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Good Luck Gus wins the Damon Runyon Stakes.
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    Good Luck Gus, Freudie Anne Win at Aqueduct

    New York-bred juveniles took center stage Dec. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of impressive performances by Good Luck Gus in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and Freudie Anne in the $100,000 East View Stakes.

  • Condo Commando romps in the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Q9gKQ2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience Pays Off as Condo Commando Romps

    Rudy Rodriguez passed the Nov. 2 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) with Condo Commando to wait for the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), and his patience paid off as she crushed her opposition at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Belle Gallantey at Santa Anita<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-Mwd482h">Order This Photo</a>

    Santa Anita Return for Belle Gallantey

    When speedy Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) hopeful Belle Gallantey arrived at Santa Anita Park Sunday it actually marked a return to California for the veteran of 43 races.

  • Native Bombshell wins the Ontario Fashion Stakes.

    Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

    Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fashion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine.

  • Belle Gallantey won the 2014 Beldame. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-c2GzQqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.

  • Condo Commando wins the Spinaway Stakes.
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    Condo Commando 'Splash-tastic' in Spinaway

    Condo Commando took all of the drama out of track announcer Tom Durkin's final call when she romped to victory in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) over a sloppy track at rainy Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31.

  • My Happy Face won the Lotka Stakes in the mud at Belmont Park at a mile in June.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2935404640&k=6gV2dFT">Order This Photo</a>

    Comely Has a Lot to Offer

    Aqueduct's Comely Stakes (gr. III) drew a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for a run at graded black type...and a $400,000 purse.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Vyjack Trainer Rodriguez Gets KY License

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission license review committee April 16 recommended Rudy Rodriguez conditionally be approved for a license in the state. Rodriguez will be required to maintain 24-hour sureveillance.

  • NYRA Not Close to Naming McClain's Successor

    Six weeks after the official start of the search for a chief executive officer for the New York Racing Association, chairman David Skorton indicated that the board is not close to naming Ellen McClain's successor.