Keyword: Mike Machowsky

  • Awesome Return wins the 2014 Snow Chief Stakes.

    Awesome Return Makes Most of Gold Rush Day

    Improving Awesome Return took control in the stretch and held sway in the final furlong to earn his first stakes win in the $250,000 Snow Chief, the featured event on the California Gold Rush day card at Santa Anita April 26.

  • Caracortado won the 2012 Daytona Stakes.

    Caracortado Has Traveled Difficult Path

    Caracortado has overcome a lot during his career, including a cut in his face as a foal that required 30 stitches and missing 20 months due to an injury to make it to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Handsome Mike will carry co-highweight of 123 pounds in the Eddie D Stakes.

    Handsome Mike, Caracortado Head Eddie D

    Handsome Mike and Caracortado meet in the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 27, two of 14 entered for the 6 1/2-furlong sprint down the hill. Defending winner Unbridled's Note is also entered.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation to Miss Breeders' Cup With Injury

    Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male, would not make the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3.

  • Caracortado

    Caracortado: Lightning in a Bottle

    Trainer Mike Machowsky took a chance when he decided to breed the unraced mare Mons Venus, but his leap of faith has already paid big dividends in the form of her graded stakes-winning son Caracortado.

  • Caracortado gets his nose in front at the wire to win the Del Mar Mile.<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%3D9648774%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caracortado Gets it Right in Del Mar Mile

    Caracortado, on the short end of the photo in a pair of grade I losses recently, came from behind to defeat Mr. Commons by a nose in a terrific finish to the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 27.

  • Eswan Flores wins on Kelly Leak at Hollywood Park.

    Apprentice Flores Gets First Win

    Eswan Flores, already a winner on Quarter Horses, gets his first Thoroughbred victory July 4 over the Hollywood Park turf course. It was the Mexico native's first ride ever over a grass course.

  • Caracortado is two-for-two on turf, including a victory in the 2011 Sunshine Millions Turf.<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%3D9387931%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Unlikely Caracortado Among Kilroe Favorites

    Caracortado, the California-bred gelding whose rags-to-riches story led to a shot on last year's Triple Crown trail, has moved to the turf where he is one of the favorites for the March 5 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT).

  • Caracortado in the Robert Lewis.

    Caracortado Back to Work, Aiming For Malibu

    Caracortado, the California-bred gelding who won the first five races of his career including the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), breezed three furlongs Sept. 21 at Hollywood Park in his first work since the Preakness.

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    Caracortado, First Dude Work For Preakness

    Caracortado punched his ticket to next weekend's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a seven-furlong work at Santa Anita May 8 with regular rider Paul Atkinson aboard. The son of Cat Dreams stopped the clock in 1:24 3/5.

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    Arkansas Weather Could Keep 'Lucky Home

    Trainer Bob Baffert has Lookin At Lucky penciled in for the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 13 for the colt's 3-year-old debut. But he left the door slightly ajar for the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) the same day.

  • Caracortado was victorious in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. <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%3D8792441%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caracortado May Face 'Lucky in San Felipe

    It could be Santa Anita's version of David versus Goliath come March 13. That's when undefeated Caracortado could face Kentucky Derby Future Book individual favorite Lookin At Lucky in the $150,000 San Felipe Stakes.

  • Southern Image to Rancho San Miguel

    Southern Image will stand the 2010 breeding season at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif., it was announced Nov. 23. The 9-year-old son of Halo's Image will stand for $5,000.

  • Gr. I Winner Southern Image Back in Training

    Multiple grade I winner Southern Image, sidelined for nearly a year battling foot problems, was put through his first workout since last June, posting an unofficial two-furlong blowout easily down Santa Anita's stretch on Wednesday morning.

  • Southern Image to Miss Hollywood Gold Cup

    Southern Image will be forced to miss the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 10 because of a foot injury, Mike Machowsky reported Sunday from his Santa Anita training base.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Next for Southern Image

    Trainer Mike Machowsky said Friday that Southern Image will probably make his next start in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 10 at Hollywood Park following the 4-year-old colt's runner-up finish in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Foster Upsetter Fine, Trainer Needs Break

    Lakeside Farm's Colonial Colony was reported to be doing well on the day after he shook the racing world with his stunning upset of favored Southern Image and an elite field in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 12 at Churchill Downs, but his trainer is worn out.

  • Perfect Drift, defends his Stephen Foster title.

    Perfect Drift Defends Stephen Foster Title

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, an upset winner over eventual Horse of the Year Mineshaft in last year's running of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), will face some of the toughest handicap rivals in American racing when he bids for a second consecutive victory in Saturday's $750,000-added event at Churchill Downs.

  • Rugged 'Special Field Faces Southern Image

    Two grade I winners highlight a field of six that will contest the $500,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I), the major event on Friday's stakes-packed pre-Preakness Day card at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Met Mile Could be Next for Southern Image

    Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Southern Image could make his next start in the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park on May 31.

  • Pleasantly Perfect 'Doing Good' Sunday

    Pleasantly Perfect, scratched from Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap due to a fever, "is doing good," trainer Richard Mandella reported Sunday morning.

  • Southern Image Sizzles in Final Big 'Cap Drill

    Southern Image worked five furlongs Sunday on Santa Anita's fast main track in :58 3/5 in his final major prep for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). Afterward, trainer Mike Machowsky pronounced the winner of the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and the Sunshine Millions Classic ready to go.

  • Southern Image, winning the Sunshine Millions Classic on Saturday.

    Big 'Cap on Southern Image's Dance Card

    Southern Image, a three-length winner in Saturday's $1 million Barretts/CTBA Sunshine Millions Classic, has another $1 million race on his agenda, the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) on March 6, trainer Mike Machowsky said Sunday morning.

  • Just Too Too Looks to Extend Streak in Flawlessly

    Unbeaten Just Too Too, a California-bred daughter of In Excess, will seek her first stakes win while attempting to extend her victory streak to five on Sunday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Flawlessly Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.

  • September Secret Retired

    Grade III winner September Secret has been retired, owner/trainer Mike Machowsky said, and will likely be bred this year. The 4-year-old daughter of Our Emblem finished fourth in the Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park in her last start May 11.

  • Southern Image Hopes to be in Derby Picture

    Blahut Stables, LLC's Southern Image, who is to make his stakes debut in Saturday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, worked over Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning. Dense fog that hovered over the track all morning prevented clockers from recording an official time.