Keyword: Michael Tabor

  • Biancone's Juvenile Hopes Drill at Arlington

    Fabien Ouaki & Patrick Biancone's Whywhywhy and Michael Tabor's Zavata, a pair of 2-year-old colts being pointed for the $1 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) by the French-born but internationally renowned trainer Biancone, both breezed five furlongs Thursday morning at Arlington Park.

  • Tabor's Zavata Takes Arlington Breeze

    Michael Tabor's Zavata, one of the top 2-year-olds in training last summer at Saratoga, breezed a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Arlington Park Sunday morning in preparation for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 26.

  • Landseer asserts himself with upset of Beat Hollow in Shadwell Turf Mile.

    Landseer Spoils Beat Hollow's Shadwell Bid

    Making his first United States start, Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Landseer may have landed a spot in the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26 by winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Sunday

  • Yonaguska on the way to winning the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream.

    Vinery to Stand Grade I Winner Yonaguska

    Grade I winner Yonaguska, a $1.95 million auction 2-year-old, has been purchased by Tom Simon's Vinery from Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier, wife of Coolmore managing partner John Magnier, for stallion duty at the Lexington farm.

  • Take Charge Lady Will Have All She Can Handle

    Take Charge Lady will make her first start since May 25, and she will have to do it against tough rivals like Bella Bellucci and Imperial Gesture, part of a strong field for the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 mile for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Saratoga Special winner Zavata tops Hopeful Stakes field.

    Zavata the Heavy in 98th Hopeful

    Zavata established himself as the horse to beat in the Hopeful with powerful victories in Belmont's Tremont (gr. III) and the Saratoga Special (gr. II). He will seek to become the fourth consecutive favorite to win Saratoga's most prized race for 2-year-olds.

  • Awesome Humor Tops Spinaway

    That question may be answered on Friday afternoon, when she is tested against 11 others in the $200,000 Spinaway (gr. I) – the marquee race for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs Saratoga Race Course.

  • Zavata rolls to victory in the Saratoga Special.

    Zavata Bounds to Special Victory at the Spa

    Michael Tabor's Zavata stalked a fast early pace and drew off to an authoritative 7 ¼-length victory Wednesday in the 100th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds.

  • Lukas Hopes Holiday Runner Can Stay Unbeaten

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is hoping to keep S.J. Bee Stable's Holiday Runner unbeaten as she faces five other 2-year-old fillies in the 87th running of the $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course on Monday.

  • Son of Storm Cat Wins Coventry Stakes

    Statue of Liberty, a $1.3 million son of leading American sire Storm Cat, scored a three-quarter-length win in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The Coventry is Britain's first group race for 2-year-olds.

  • Bella Bellucci Heads Comely Field at Big A

    Eight three-year-old fillies are set to contest Sunday's $100,000 added Comely (gr. III) over a mile at Aqueduct. Michael Tabor's Bella Bellucci is the standout in the field, and a solid effort will send her straight to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 3.

  • Plans Being Made For Johannesburg's Derby Prep

    The new race at England's Lingfield Park in which champion Johannesburg will have his lone Kentucky Derby prep on April 6 will be sponsored by Australian brewer Foster's.

  • Seeking the Gold, Claiborne Farm stallion and sire of $1-million colt at Fasig-Tipton's 2-year-old sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Gross, Average Increase; Buy-Back Rate Soars To 45.3%

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training turned in one of its most successful performances ever on Tuesday at Calder Race Course. Gross revenue increased. The average price reached its second-highest level ever. And the median established an auction record. But the sale also was a treacherous experience for consignors as the buy-back rate soared to 45.3%.

  • Thunder Gulch takes a romp in his paddock.

    Thunder Gulch Rises to Top of 2001 Sire List

    The rise of Thunder Gulch from champion 3-year-old male to leading sire has been meteoric to say the least. Just six years removed from a championship season as North America's top sophomore, and with just three crops of racing age, the son of Gulch has made it to the apex of the sire charts.

  • Tip of the Derby to Coolmore Team

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien, owners Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier, and jockey Michael Kinane, who combined together to have such a great flat season for the Coolmore team, dominated the 2001 Derby Awards, organized by the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association, The winners were announced Dec. 10 before 600 people in London, England.

  • O'Brien Continues Domination In Europe

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien, who got his first Breeders' Cup win this year with Johannesburg in the Juvenile, continued his dominance over European racing when three horses from his stable ran 1-2-3 in Tuesday's Grand Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) in Paris, France.

  • Stud Fee Set For Coolmore's Galileo

    Dual classic winner Galileo will begin his stallion career next year for IRE£50,000 (about US$56,878) at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Bella Bellucci remained undefeated after winning Monday's Astaria.

    Bella Bellucci Steps Up in Astarita Stakes

    Bella Bellucci showed she had the class to make the jump from maiden special weight winner to graded stakes winner with a strong close in Monday's Astarita Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Left Bank, winning the Vosburgh.

    Left Bank Upsets Squirtle Squirt in Vosburgh

    Left Bank beat Squirtle Squirt by a half-length to win Saturday's $300,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second stakes wins on the card.

  • Albert the Great's earnings will benefit the New York relief effort.

    Coolmore Team Pledges 10 Percent of Earnings To NTRA Relief Fund

    Coolmore principal John Magnier and fellow Thoroughbred owner Michael Tabor are following the lead of fellow owner Tracy Farmer with a pledge to contribute a percentage of any of their horses' winnings from the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at New York's Belmont Park to the NTRA Charities -- New York Heroes Fund. The fund will assist the spouses and children of the New York City firefighters, police, emergency service personnel, and other victims of the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11.

  • Mozart Scores in Nunthorpe

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. Susan Magnier's Mozart came from just off the pace to score a two-length victory in the five-furlong Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) on Thursday at the York meeting in Britain.

  • From Lexington to Louisville for Turnberry Isle?

    He's the last chance for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas to participate in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, but his trainer says Turnberry Isle will have to earn his way into the starting gate on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Irish-bred son of Deputy Minister is scheduled to run in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) at Keeneland and Lukas said Monday that a good performance by the colt in that 1 1/16-mile race could put him in the Kentucky Derby. If so, that would keep Lukas' record streak of Derby participation alive. The four-time Kentucky Derby winner has started at least one horse in every Derby since 1981.

  • City Zip (9), with jockey Jose Santos aboard, and Yonaguska, right, with jockey Jerry Bailey up, battle to a dead heat in the 96th running of the Grade I Hopeful Stakes Sept. 2, 2000, at Saratoga. Macho Uno, center, was third.

    Yonaguska To Be Supplemented to Hollywood Prevue

    Michael Tabor's Yonaguska, who finished 11th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in his most recent start, will be a $5,000 supplemental entry to Sunday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park, according to assistant trainer Randy Bradshaw.

  • Tinardi Earns First Win in Phoenix Stakes

    Making his second career start, Michael Tabor's 2-year-old colt Tinardi earned his first career win by beating nine other juveniles in the Independent Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) Sunday at Leopardstown.

  • Jockey Frankie Dettori celebrates aboard Dubai Millennium as he wins the $6 million Dubai World Cup

    Dubai Millennium's Surgery Successful

    Godolphin Racing's Dubai Millennium, who was retired Saturday after breaking a leg during a workout in Newmarket, England, underwent successful surgery Sunday to correct the lateral condylar fracture of his right hind leg.

  • Circle of Life Injured, Retired

    Michael Tabor’s grade I winner Circle of Life has been retired from racing following a saucer fracture of her left front cannon bone and is due to leave trainer Todd Pletcher’s Saratoga barn today for Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Montjeu in King George; Kayf Tara Retired

    Michael Tabor's Montjeu heads a field of eight entered in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, England. The 1 1/2-mile race is the second leg of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.