Keyword: Mike Mitchell

  • Tyler Baze rides Florida-bred Star Over the Bay to the win in the Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Turf race, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Star Over the Bay Brilliant in Sunshine Turf

    The front-running Star Over the Bay enhanced his reputation for being tough to beat in the stretch, holding off a determined A to the Z in a grueling stretch duel to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap winner Kela supplements to Sunday's Underwood at Hollywood Park.

    Kela Supplements to Underwood Stakes

    Trainer Mike Mitchell called an audible Friday morning, supplementing grade I winner Kela to the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday for $2,000.

  • BC Sprint Runner-Up Kela Aims for Cigar Mile

    Kela, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Saturday, would probably make his next start at Aqueduct in the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 27, trainer Mike Mitchell said Thursday.

  • Mitchell Happy with Five Post for Kela

    Trainer Mike Mitchell said he was pleased with drawing the five post for Kela after post positions were drawn for Saturday's $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Kela is among the 13 entered for the six-furlong affair at Lone Star Park.

  • Star Over the Bay Blazes in Del Mar 'Cap

    Front-running Star Over the Bay held off a determined charge from veteran multiple graded stake winner Sarafan for a neck victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) on the grass Sunday.

  • Mitchell Holds Strong Pair in Del Mar Handicap

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, who already has won twice as many stakes races this season as he has in any Del Mar meet of the past, believes he has a strong hand for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Kela carries Tyler Baze to victory in the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Kela KO's Pico Central in Pat O'Brien

    Pico Central had won spotlight grade I races in New Yorkin his last two starts, but he ran into a hotter horse Sunday in the Mike Mitchell-trained Kela, who blew past the 2-5 choice in mid-stretch to win the $194,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar.

  • Kela Goes Overland to Bing Crosby Victory

    Just because 6-year-old Kela had never run at a distance as short as the six furlongs of the Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I), didn't mean he was incapable of it. He proved that with style in the $250,000 stakes Sunday at Del Mar.

  • Star Over the Bay, inside, refuses to let Continuously get by as he wins the  Sunset Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Star Over the Bay Provides Memorable Sunset

    Star Over the Bay's game front-running victory by a nose over odds-on favorite Continuously in the $150,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) on the lawn Sunday put a big bow around jockey Tyler Baze's first riding title at Hollywood Park.

  • Warleigh Favored in Dallas Turf Cup

    Warleigh, winner of the $200,000 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap, was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Kela Clobbers Texas Mile Foes

    Southern California invader Kela was given a smooth ride by jockey David Nuesch and the 6-year-old responded with a convincing 5 ¼-length victory over late running Supah Blitz in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park.

  • Veteran Mitchell has Derby 'Gold Rush' in Mind

    Mike Mitchell has been training nearly 30 years but has never run a horse in the Kentucky Derby. If the 55-year-old Bakersfield, Calif. native gets to Churchill Downs on May 1, his hopes rest with Quinton's Gold Rush.

  • Trainer Richard Mandella, sends Olmodavor in Native Diver.

    Eight Jump into Native Diver

    A competitive and well-matched field of eight will contest the 25th edition of the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Best Pal Stakes winner Kafwain is one of five Bob Baffert trained horses in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Baffert To Saddle Five for Futurity

    Bob Baffert has more than half of Wednesday's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) field in his barn. Perhaps he's simply stacking the deck--if one of Baffert's horses wins the race, it will be his seventh straight victory in the event.

  • Mandella, Mitchell to Take on Baffert Bunch

    Trainers Richard Mandella and Mike Mitchell confirmed Saturday that they would join William Currin in an attempt to derail the Bob Baffert Express in the upcoming $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II).