Keyword: Mike Mitchell

  • Shelbe Ruis wins her first race with Rockport Babe May 15 at Santa Anita Park

    Shelbe Ruis Wins First Race With Longshot

    Longshot Rockport Babe not only provided an upset at odds of 20-1 in the first race May 15 at Santa Anita Park, but the 3-year-old Rockport Harbor filly also gave 25-year-old Shelbe Ruis with the first win of her training career.

  • Mike Mitchell

    Mitchell Remembered as 'Brilliant Horseman'

    Well over 200 people--horsemen, fans, and racetrack regulars--gathered April 20 at Santa Anita Park to remember trainer Mike Mitchell, who died at the age of 66 April 14 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the American Stakes.

    Obviously Makes American Victory Look Easy

    Grade I winner Obviously (IRE) showed he's at the top of his game in his first start in 7 1/2 months, romping to a repeat victory in the $100,000 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 17 on the grass at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gross, Average Down at Barretts 2YO Sale

    Long Hot Summer, a Street Boss filly raised at the same ranch as California Chrome, topped the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at $260,000. She was one of seven six-figure horses at the sale, held May 12 in Pomona, Calif.

  • Egg Drop makes her first start of 2014 in the Buena Vista Stakes.

    Sizzling Egg Drop Heads Buena Vista Field

    Egg Drop starts her 2014 campaign in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) on Presidents' Day Feb. 17 at Santa Anita with a three-race winning streak trainer Mike Mitchell credits in great part to jockey Martin Garcia.

  • Egg Drop wins the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Egg Drop Holds On to Yellow Ribbon Victory

    Egg Drop held on to her first stakes victory when she nipped Appealing by a head in the $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar, then survived a long stewards' inquiry into the final stages.

  • Obviously holds off He Be Fire N Ice to win the Del Mar Mile.

    Obviously Answers Again in Del Mar Mile Win

    Obviously registered his third consecutive graded-stakes win as the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, but he had to dig in close to home to hold off a couple of challengers Aug. 25 on the turf.

  • Obviously won the Del Mar Mile in 2012.

    Obviously Positioned for Del Mar Mile Repeat

    A narrow field has been drawn for the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), to be contested Aug. 25. Obviously seeks a second consecutive win in the Mile, after setting a course record in the 2012 edition.

  • Dhaamer won the 2012 Sunset Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Marketing Mix in Way of Dhaamer's Sunset Bid

    Dhaamer meets the top class turf mare Marketing Mix as he attempts to defend his title in the $100,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 14, closing day of the final spring/summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the Shoemaker Mile.

    Obviously Gives Mitchell Shoemaker Milestone

    Obviously was simply too sharp for his four rivals in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT), going gate-to-wire by 3 1/4 lengths June 29 to hand trainer Mike Mitchell his 900th career victory at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • 2012 Triple Bend winner Camp Victory tries for a repeat.

    Powerful Cast Set for Triple Bend Handicap

    One of the better sprints of the 2013 season is on tap in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) June 29 at Betfair Hollywood Park, featuring defending champ Camp Victory, Comma to the Top, and Jimmy Creed.

  • Grade I Aspirants Have Mitchell Feeling Good

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, back at work after a scare last week, was elated with workouts by stable stars Obviously and Camp Victory June 22 and stamped them ready for their respective grade I starts at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Obviously and Joe Talamo cruise to victory in the American Handicap.

    No Doubt About Obviously in American Handicap

    Odds-on choice Obviously was a no-doubt winner of the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf May 25, taking the lead shortly after the start and putting the field away in the stretch.

  • Obviously had three consecutive wins during the summer and fall last year.

    Obviously Makes Return in San Simeon Stakes

    Idle since running third n the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last fall, Obviously will make his 2013 debut for trainer Mike Mitchell in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 20 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Potesta

    Potesta to be Offered in January Sale

    Potesta, the Hollywood Oaks winner who suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left foreleg, recently arrived at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for her engagement in Keeneland's January sale.

  • Potesta

    Potesta Recovering Well, Set for January Sale

    Potesta, the Hollywood Oaks winner who suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left foreleg during a workout Sept. 14, is recovering well and will be offered at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Obviously zips to the win in the Arroyo Seco Mile.

    Obviously Proves Best in Arroyo Seco Mile

    Favored Obviously led all the way in winning the $150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) in a very fast time over the Santa Anita Park turf course Oct. 6 and seems likely for next month's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Julien Leparoux at Keeneland on Oct. 5, 2012.

    Leparoux Plans Tack Shift to California

    Julien Leparoux will be joining the Southern California jockey colony on a regular basis following the conclusion on the Keeneland meet Oct. 27, said agent Joe Ferrer, who will represent the 29-year-old Frenchman.

  • Obviously and Mr. Commons finished a nose apart in the Del Mar Mile Handicap.

    Obviously, Mr. Commons Back for Arroyo Seco

    Irish-bred Obviously, a nose better than Mr. Commons in the Del Mar Mile Handicap, is the likely favorite once again in the Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) as he goes for his third straight win on the turf Oct. 6 at Santa Anita.

  • Potesta

    Injured Filly Potesta Walking Well

    Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) winner Potesta is bearing weight on her left front leg and trainer Mike Mitchell said he is "very pleased" with the way she continues to recover from a career-ending fracture sustained Sept. 14.

  • Joe Talamo celebrates 5 wins at Del Mar on August 2.

    Talamo Records Five Wins at Del Mar

    Joe Talamo booted home five winners at Del Mar Aug. 2, including a brilliant performance by Irish-bred Obviously in the feature, a one-mile grass contest.

  • Dhaamer wins the Sunset Handicap.

    For Ailing Mitchell, Dhaamer Brightens Sunset

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, who had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain late last month, was on hand as odds-on Dhaamer turned the closing-day Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) into a romp at Betfair Hollywood Park July 15.

  • Dhaamer won the May 13 Round Table Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths.

    Dhaamer Chasing Grade in Closing Day Sunset

    Following his first United States victory for trainer Mike Mitchell, Dhaamer goes for his initial graded win in the $100,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf July 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Mike Mitchell

    Mitchell Released From Hospital, Doing Well

    Mike Mitchell, recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor, is doing well and is in fine spirits, according to his assistant trainer, Phil D'Amato, who visited the longtime Southern California conditioner July 3.