Keyword: Miguel Mena

  • International Star worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-nRd7tMb">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Heads Derby Works at CD

    With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star.

  • International Star and Miguel Mena take the Risen Star Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-c4PfjDL">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Carries On in Risen Star

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star came back for more Feb. 21, punching through on the rail to win the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) after taking the Jan. 17 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.

  • One King's Man wins the LA Bred Premier Night Championship.

    One King's Man Surges to Premier Night Win

    One King's Man ruled the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Feb. 7 at Delta Downs, using a big late kick to win by 3 1/2 lengths, highlighting an evening of stakes racing for state-breds.

  • Coalport wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes.

    Coalport Convincing Winner of Connally Cup

    Odds-on choice Coalport, shipping from Florida for Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker, dominated the $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park for his first graded stakes victory.

  • International Star streaks to the win in the Lecomte Stakes.

    International Star Closes for Lecomte Score

    On a night when they could win multiple Eclipse Awards, Ken & Sarah Ramsey found their first potential contender for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with International Star in the Lecomte (gr. III).

  • Cary Street wins the 2014 Las Vegas Marathon Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/">Order This Photo</a>

    Patient Cary Street Wins Las Vegas Marathon

    Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

  • Thank You Marylou comes home strong to win the Dogwood Stakes.

    Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs.

  • Cary Street wins the Greenwood Cup.

    Cary Street Rides Rail to Greenwood Surprise

    Cary Street, saving ground every step of the way under Miguel Mena, outlasted Ever Rider to spring a 28-1 surprise in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III) at 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Parx Racing Sept. 1.

  • Shanon Nicole gets by Kiss to Remember to win the Indiana Grand.

    Shanon Nicole Takes Off-Turf Indiana Grand

    Shanon Nicole, owned and bred by Connie Apostelos, benefited from a quick early pace to rally and capture the $205,200 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23.

  • Tepin won the 2013 Delta Downs Princess.

    Tepin to Open Season in Miss Preakness

    Grade III winner Tepin will open her second season of racing Friday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course she faces an expected nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Miss Preakness Stakes.

  • Tepin pulls away from Badnah late to win the Delta Princess Stakes.

    Tepin Posts Mild Delta Princess Surprise

    Robert Masterson's Tepin picked an opportune moment for her first stakes score, as the 2-year-old filly ran down favorite Badnah for a facile victory in the $500,000 Delta Princess Stakes (gr. III) at Delta Downs Nov. 23.

  • So Many Ways comes home strong to win the Charles Town Oaks.

    So Many Ways Gets Back on Track in CT Oaks

    Maggi Moss' So Many Ways got back on track with a strong off-the-pace victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Icon Ike is two-for-two this year.

    Icon Ike Cuts Back a Bit in Turf Sprint

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's Icon Ike, two-for-two this year with stakes wins in turf sprints, will face seven foes in the $125,000 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 4.

  • Infrattini (left) fights off Mark Valeski to win the Louisiana Handicap.

    Infrattini Continues Streak in Louisiana 'Cap

    Z Thoroughbreds' homebred Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory, accomplished over four different tracks, by outfinishing odds-on choice Mark Valeski in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds.

  • Keep Up wins the River City at Churchill Downs.

    Keep Up, 30-1, Takes River City Out of Clouds

    Successfully rehabbed after a 15-month break for a bowed tendon, 30-1 shot Keep Up defeated multiple graded stakes winner Boisterous by a half-length Nov. 25 in the River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Seaneen Girl upsets the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Seaneen Girl 31-1 Upsetter in Golden Rod

    Seaneen Girl, making her first start for Dr. Naveed Chowhan and trainer Bernie Flint, fought her way past favored Gal About Town to win the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pool Play at Santa Anita.
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    Time, Training Give Pool Play Another Chance

    The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Ever So Lucky worked 5 furlongs in April 10 at Keeneland.

    Ever So Lucky Breezes for Blue Grass

    The final work for probable Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) contender Ever So Lucky came April 10 at Keeneland when he breezed five furlongs in a speedy :57 with Julien Leparoux aboard.

  • Pool Play captures the Stephen Foster at 36-1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pool Play, 36-1, Upsets Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish Jr.'s Pool Play, making his first start on dirt in his 28th career start, pulled a 36-1 shocker in the $561,300 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dubai Majesty sprinted home to defend her title in the Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Dubai Majesty Repeats in Winning Colors

    Dubai Majesty put away favored Hot Dixie Chick at the top of the lane and sprinted home to defend her title in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs in stakes record time.

  • Jody Slew (left) takes the Silverbulletday over Quiet Temper.

    Jody Slew Gets Up To Score Silverbulletday

    Jody Slew, who trailed the field after six furlongs, streaked down the middle of the racetrack in a determined stretch drive and caught pacesetter Quiet Temper in the final jump to pull an 8-1 upset in the Silverbulletday.

  • Mena Injured at Keeneland Oct. 18

    Jockey Miguel Mena was sent to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for precautionary X-rays after he was unseated from his mount at the start of Keeneland's first race Oct. 18.

  • Backtalk gets up late in the Sanford under Miguel Mena. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8375316%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Backtalk Gets Final Word in Tight Sanford

    Favored Backtalk is undefeated in three starts after motoring home on the outside of a closely grouped field to win the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds by a neck over Enumerate at Saratoga Race Course July 30.

  • Backtalk pulls away in the Bashford Manor.

    Backtalk Speaks Loudly in Bashford Manor

    Sent off as the 4-5 favorite among the eight 2-year-olds, Gold Mark Farm' Backtalk stumbled at the start but recovered and steadily progressed to the fore en route to a one-length victory in the $110,500 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs July 3.

  • Hull stays perfect with a win in the Derby Trial.

    Hull Dominates Derby Trial in Stakes Debut

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, Team Valor, and partners' Hull became a graded stakes winner and stayed undefeated in three starts when he took over at the top of the lane and pulled away for a convincing four-length victory in the $112,00 Derby Trial (gr. III) on opening day at Churchill Downs April 25.

  • Papa Clem worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 19.

    Papa Clem Breezes Easy Five Furlongs

    Bo Hirsch's homebred Papa Clem, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. II), breezed an easy five furlongs in the rain April 19 in his first serious training move over the track at Churchill Downs.

  • Wild Gams takes the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes over Miss Macy Sue.

    Wild Gams Turns Tables on Miss Macy Sue

    Given a second shot at her rival Miss Macy Sue in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, Wild Gams turned the tables on the favorite with a track-record victory by a half-length at the second-year Pennsylvania track Sept. 13.

  • Tiz Now Tiz Then rolls in the Iowa Derby.

    Tiz Now Tiz Then Rallies For Iowa Derby

    Making his first start in stakes company, Tiz Now Tiz Then made a bold five-wide move into the stretch, took over near the furlong marker and won going away in the $250,000 Iowa Derby June 27 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Candy Ball and Miguel Mena cruise to victory in the Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Candy Ball Wires Bayou BC Handicap

    Candy Ball broke sharply and led every step of the way in the $150,000 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds, soundly defeating five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile test that was moved to the dirt.

  • Go Between Wraps Up Keeneland Meet With Fayette Win

    Peter Vegso homebred Go Between, took the lead at the top of the stretch and then held off betting favorite Stream Cat by a neck to win the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) in record time in the final race of the Keeneland Fall Meet Oct. 27.

  • Spin Master Survives Heat to Win Matt Winn

    Favored Spin Master, ridden by Miguel Mena, survived a sizzling three-way duel for the early lead and then pulled away under hand urging to score a 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $108,500 Matt Winn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Mena Taken to Hospital After Arlington Fall

    Jockey Miguel Mena, who was thrown from his mount Sheer One when they clipped heels with another horse during Arlington Park's ninth race, was taken directly to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights for evaluation.