Keyword: Michael Tabor

  • Adieu Returns to Form in Delaware Oaks

    Adieu returned to the winner's circle for the first time since last fall's Frizette (gr. I) when she collared Amandatude inside the sixteenth pole and cruised to victory in the $500,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.

  • Circular Quay Takes Rail to Bashford Manor Win

    Unbeaten Circular Quay, the fifth winner of the day ridden by jockey Rafael Bejarano, shot through a narrow gap along the rail in deep stretch and drew off to a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday's $166,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Highest-priced colt named The Green Monkey.

    Record-Priced Forestry Colt Named The Green Monkey

    The $16-million record-priced Forestry colt that was bought by Demi O'Byrne for John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud at the Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-year-old sale has been named The Green Monkey.

  • Hurricane Run, winning the Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc Winner Hurricane Run to Miss Breeders' Cup

    Hurricane Run, impressive winner of France's biggest race, the Lucien Barriere Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been ruled out of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Oct. 29.

  • Pomeroy sizzles in hot Vanderbilt run.

    Pomeroy Pulls Away in Vanderbilt

    Dazzling Pomeroy, ridden by Eibar Coa, scorched the field in the $200,000 Alfred. G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) on a hot day at Saratoga, the track where he won the King's Bishop (gr. I) last summer.

  • Grade I Winner Sense of Style Retired

    Sense of Style, a grade I winner as a 2-year-old last year, has been retired from racing following a last-place finish in the Aug. 6 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Adieu bids goodbye to her Astoria foes.

    Adieu Waves Good-Bye to Astoria Foes

    Favored Adieu dueled with Folklore from the break and drew away for a 1 ¼-length victory Sunday afternoon in the $109,500 Astoria for 2-year-old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park.

  • Post positions for Kentucky Derby 131.

    Bellamy Road the 5-2 Choice in Kentucky Derby

    Middle to outside places were in vogue Wednesday when the connections of 20 starters selected post positions for Saturday's $2-million Kentucky Derby (gr. I), for which Bellamy Road was installed as the 5-2 favorite.

  • Spanish Chestnut Derby Bound; Jockey Bravo Gets Mount

    Trainer Patrick Biancone confirmed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs that Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor's Spanish Chestnut is bound for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The French-born trainer said jockey Joe Bravo would ride the speedy son of Horse Chestnut.

  • Kieren Fallon to ride for Aidan O'Brien in 2005.

    Fallon Signs On With Ballydoyle Team

    Kieren Fallon, who cut short his recent riding stint in Florida, could be appearing more in American races following his decision to sign up as retained jockey to owners John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith on Feb. 25.

  • John Velazquez rides Maddalena to the win in the Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Maddalena Motors Home in Old Hat

    Undefeated Maddalena disposed of her stablemate Portsea on the turn and romped to victory in her stakes debut for trainer Todd Pletcher in the $100,000 Old Hat (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Spanish Chestnut, right, holds off Iced Out to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spanish Chestnut Pops San Rafael Upset

    Spanish Chestnut took a big step forward Saturday at Santa Anita Park by winning the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds -- his graded stakes debut -- in determined style.

  • Yearling Entry Set for 2006 Vodafone Derby

    A 639-strong entry has been received for the 2006 Vodafone Derby at the initial yearling entry stage, just nine short of the record 648 entries made for the 2005 classic at Epsom Downs.

  • Lion Tamer surprises in the Cigar.

    Cigar Mile a Perfect Ring for Lion Tamer

    So often a disappointment when on the verge of stardom, Lion Tamer jumped up and surprised in the 16th running of the $350,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Saturday.

  • Lion Heart, Chapel Royal to Ashford

    Graded stakes winners Lion Heart and Chapel Royal, both of whom were retired from racing within the past two months, will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Irish Group I Winner One Cool Cat Retired

    Group I winner One Cool Cat, the highest-priced U.S. auction yearling of 2002, has been retired from racing after suffering a condylar fracture of a hind leg during a Sept 29 workout at Ballydoyle in Ireland.

  • Grade II Winner Chapel Royal Retired

    Chapel Royal, a grade II winner who ran third in last year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a minor injury, but no decision has been reached as to where he will enter stud.

  • Sense of Style remains unbeaten with Matron win.

    Sense of Style Struts Her Stuff in Matron

    Despite her slow break, odds-on favorite Sense of Style, guided by Edgar Prado, remained unbeaten with a facile one-length victory in the $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Magistretti (4) and Edgar Prado win the Grade I Man o'War, Saturday at Belmont.

    Magistretti, Prado Take Well-Timed Man o' War

    Epalo appeared to be home free in the late stages of the $500,000 Man o'War, but Michael Tabor's Magistretti, last at the top of the stretch, flew down the middle of the track to win going away on yielding turf at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Pomeroy, with Edgar Prado aboard, set a stakes record and missed a track record by a mere two-fifths of a second in winning Saturday's King's Bishop at Saratoga.

    Pomeroy Makes His Move in King's Bishop

    Pomeroy, who had always been in the shadow of Lion Heart in the Patrick Biancone stable, captured his first grade I race Saturday with a smart victory in the $250,000 King's Bishop (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga.

  • Lion Heart moves to the head of the class with impressive win in the Haskell.

    Haskell Hero Lion Heart New Leader of Pack

    Smarty Jones' retirement left the door open for a new 3-year-old division leader and Lion Heart busted through, winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) in fine fashion at Monmouth Park Sunday.

  • Lion Heart, left, leads My Snookie's Boy, center, en route to winning the  Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Lion Heart Claws to Long Branch Triumph

    Lion Heart seemed ideally placed for his first win of 2004 in Saturday's $100,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup (gr. III), but the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up needed everything he had to prevail as the 3-10 choice by a head over stubborn My Snookie's Boy at Monmouth Park.

  • Grade II Winner Pass Rush Retired

    Grade II winner Pass Rush, a four-time Indiana champion, has been retired from racing with earnings over half-million.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus' First Starter Runs Second

    Killenaule, the first runner for 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, ran second in a maiden special weight race at 4 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds April 15 at Keeneland.

  • Lion Tamer Whips Commonwealth Foes

    Lion Tamer engaged the pacesetters at the top of the stretch and then gradually inched away to a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,250 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Lion Tamer tames field in the Commonwealth.

    Lion Tamer Whips Commonwealth Foes

    Lion Tamer engaged the pacesetters at the top of the stretch and then gradually inched away to a three-quarters of a length win in the $250,250 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Smith Opts for Lion Heart over Azeri

    Mike Smith came to a fork in the road with Lion Heart and Azeri and has decided on Lion Heart. Both horses are scheduled to run in grade I stakes on April 3, Lion Heart in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and Azeri in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

  • Class Will Rule in the Gotham

    While we haven't been covering Saratoga County as a potential Kentucky Derby contender on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thedowneyprofile.com/membership"><br>TheDowneyProfile.com</a>, he is nominated to the Triple Crown, and there are several angles going for him in the Gotham.

  • Lion Tamer (7), with John Velazquez riding, runs ahead of Coach Jimi Lee (2), with Pat Day, and Wacky for Love (4) to win the Richter Scale Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint Championship at Gulfstream.

    Lion Tamer Cracks Whip in Richter Scale

    After a disappointing experience on the Triple Crown trail last year, Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer may be ready to emerge as one of the nation's top sprinters following his victory Saturday in the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Thunder Gulch on the outside edging Suave Prospect in the Fountain of Youth.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 18, 1995<br><b>Thunder Gulch at Gulfstream Park</b>

  • Tabor's Lion Tamer Returns With Victory

    Michael Tabor's 4-year-old Lion Tamer returned to competition for the first time since April's Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) by winning a $38,000 allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.