Keyword: Mike Pegram

  • Wanna Runner Runaway Winner at Lone Star

    Mike Pegram's odds-on favorite Wanna Runner ran his five rivals in the $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) into the ground on the far turn and cakewalked through the stretch under Victor Espinoza for an easy win Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Wanna Runner Arrives for Lone Star Derby

    Wanna Runner, the Bob Baffert-trained winner of last month's WinStar Derby at Sunland Park, arrived at Lone Star Park Wednesday morning in anticipation of Saturday's $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III).

  • Pussycat Doll wins Humana Distaff.

    Pussycat Doll Edges Stablemate in Humana Distaff

    Garrett Gomez jerked Pussycat Doll off the rail and the filly went by stablemate Behaving Badly to win the $291,000 Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) by one length at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Preachinatthebar Holds Court in Texas Mile

    The Bob Baffert-trained Preachinatthebar took command on the final turn in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and held on to beat Stockholder by a neck in front of 14,437 fans.

  • Preachinatthebar and jockey Jon Court, foreground, win in the Tokyo City Cup, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Preachin' Tops Super Day for Baffert, Pegram

    Preachinatthebar, a Triple Crown hopeful for trainer Bob Baffert and owner/breeder Mike Pegram two years ago before being sidelined by knee problems, won his first graded stakes race since the 2004 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday when victorious in Santa Anita's $110,600 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III).

  • Baffert's 'Runner Overwhelms WinStar Derby

    Odds-on choice Wanna Runner left the pacesetting Blaze It behind on the far turn on his way to demolishing an overmatched field by 4 3/4 lengths in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park in New Mexico Saturday.

  • Pussycat Doll dominates field in muddy La Brea win.

    Pussycat Doll, Like Her Dam, Wins La Brea

    Mike Pegram's homebred Pussycat Doll emulated her dam Hookedonthefeelin Saturday when she demolished a strong field in the $250,000 La Brea (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies on a sloppy Santa Anita track.

  • Woke Up Dreamin won the True North Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Woke Up Dreamin Retired to Millennium Farms

    Mike Pegram's two-time grade II winner Woke Up Dreamin has been retired and arrived at Millennium Farms in Lexington, where he will stand the 2006 breeding season. His initial stud fee will be $7,500 live foal.

  • Woke Up Dreamin

    Grade II Winner Woke Up Dreamin Retired

    Woke Up Dreamin, a two-time grade II winner who was enjoying his best season yet, was retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Woke Up Dreamin wakes up a winner in the True North.

    Mike Smith, Holy Bull Connection Scores Again

    Mike Smith won a stakes race at Belmont Park Saturday aboard a son of Holy Bull. No, not the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Giacomo, though he certainly hopes that happens later on the card.

  • Allred Pulls Out of Los Alamitos Plan

    Ed Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, has reportedly backed out of a plan that could have brought Thoroughbred racing to his Quarter Horse facility in the event Hollywood Park were to be sold to development interests.

  • Mike Pegram leads Los Alamitos effort.

    Los Alamitos Offers Option to Hollywood Park

    With the future of Hollywood Park in doubt, prominent Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram and Los Alamitos Race Course owner Dr. Edward C. Allred unveiled a $40 million plan March 17 to expand and upgrade the Quarter Horse facility in order to fill an expected void in the Southern California market.

  • Horse owner Mike Pegram in line to takeover troubled Fair Grounds.

    Pegram Would Get 86% of Fair Grounds

    Horse owner Mike Pegram would gain 86% of the Fair Grounds racetrack under a deal with the current track ownership, according to testimony presented at a United States Bankruptcy Court hearing Friday.

  • Deal With Horsemen Near, Fair Grounds Says

    An attorney for the Fair Grounds said Louisiana horsemen were on the verge of a settlement Friday night that could spare the New Orleans track from an auction in bankruptcy court later this month over a $90 million video poker judgement.

  • CDI, Fair Grounds Begin Negotiating Potential Sale

    Negotiations over the potential sale of Fair Grounds to Churchill Downs Inc. commenced Thursday afternoon but several issues remain unresolved, including whether current Fair Grounds president Bryan Krantz would maintain a position at the track.

  • Pedigree Profile: Wimbledon

    In the March 7 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, Wimbledon served notice that he was a 3-year-old to be reckoned with by registering an impressive 2 1/4-length win. That win solidified what trainer Bob Baffert had said since the son of Wild Rush joined his stable last year as a juvenile. This colt has the pure talent to outrun his pedigree and tackle the Visa Triple Crown Challenge.

  • Jockey Javier Santiago drives Preachinatthebar to victory in the San Felipe.

    Wild San Felipe Worth Preachin' About

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert is on top of the game again after Preachinatthebar narrowly won the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Sunday, Baffert's second major Derby prep win in the past week.

  • Baffert Hopes to Cash in on Hollywood Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert entered Quiet Cash in the $362,000 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday but admitted the colt has a long way to go to emulate his sire, Real Quiet, who gave Baffert his first Futurity victory in 1997.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, aboard Chester's Choice, right, is congratulated by Julie Krone (Woke Up Dreamin) after the  match race Sunday at Del Mar.

    Nose Separates Pat V., Krone in Match Race

    Patrick Valenzuela urged everything he could from Chester's Choice, dramatically nipping Julie Krone and Woke Up Dreamin by a nose at the wire in a match race at Del Mar Sunday that exceeded everyone's expectations.

  • Baffert's Match Race Horse Changed

    Woke Up Dreamin, a 3-year-old colt by Holy Bull owned by Mike Pegram and trained by Bob Baffert, will replace the injured Oopstheregoes as one of the two horses set for Sunday's match race pitting leading Del Mar riders Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela.

  • Ferdinand Followup: Owners Promise to Tighten Contracts and Supervision

    If there is to be a silver lining in the cloud of Ferdinand's death in Japan, it comes in the manner in which future business transactions will be written, and the heightened awareness that owners' responsibility no longer ceases when a horse is sold. Ignorance is no longer an option, and no one understands that better than the people who have done business selling horses to overseas interests.

  • Danthebluegrassman Returns to Work Tab

    Mike Pegram's grade III winner Danthebluegrassman, who hasn't started since a ninth-place finish in the Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Oct. 27, returned to the track Thursday for his first official workout since then, completing four furlongs in :49 2/5 handily at Santa Anita.

  • Danthebluegrassman Returns to Work Tab

    Mike Pegram's grade III winner Danthebluegrassman, who hasn't started since a ninth-place finish in the Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Oct. 27, returned to the track Thursday for his first official workout since then, completing four furlongs in :49 2/5 handily at Santa Anita.

  • California Champion Icecoldbeeratreds Euthanized

    Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) winner Icecoldbeeratreds was euthanized at Santa Anita Park Wednesday morning after fracturing his shoulder during his first gallop back since undergoing knee surgery last fall.

  • Baffert's Echeverria Aims at San Miguel

    Bob Baffert, Santa Anita's leading trainer the last six meets, seeks his second consecutive victory in the $100,000 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) on Sunday with Echeverria.

  • Record Purchase Atlantic Ocean Breaks Her Maiden

    Atlantic Ocean, a record $1.9 million filly purchase at the March Barretts' sale for 2-year-olds, broke her maiden in her third attempt Thursday at Del Mar, defeating a field of seven opponents going a mile.

  • Icecoldbeeratreds Romps in Graduaton Stakes

    Mike Pegram's Icecoldbeeratreds broke alertly and was never headed in winning the $125,000 Graduation Stakes for 2-year-old California breds Wednesday in stakes-record time at Del Mar.

  • Iowa Derby: A 'Man's' Job?

    Two years ago, trainer Bob Baffert sent Mike Pegram's Captain Steve to the Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows to "make a man of him." While he doesn't have quite the credentials of Captain Steve, Baffert has entered Pegram's Danthebluegrassman for the $250,000 Iowa Derby at 1 1/16 miles on July 5.

  • Danthebluegrassman, still suffering from muscle soreness.

    Danthebluegrassman Won't Go in Lone Star Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman won't be making the trip to Texas for this Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday, because the condition that forced his being scratched from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) had not improved to the trainer's satisfaction.

  • Silverbulletday Foals A.P. Indy Colt

    Champion Silverbulletday produced her first foal, an A.P. Indy colt, Jan. 30 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington

  • Change in Judges Delays Hearing in Real Quiet Suit

    A change of judges has delayed a pre-trial hearing in a lawsuit involving 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet. For scheduling reasons, Judge Henry R. Wilhoit recused himself from the case in which Kentucky farm owner George Hofmeister has accused owner Mike Pegram and trainer Bob Baffert of fraud.

  • Pegram: 'Mixed Emotions' Selling Captain Steve to JRA

    Mike Pegram, who said multiple grade I winner Captain Steve "took us to a lot of places, from Altoona, Iowa, to Dubai," said he agreed to sell the 4-year-old son of Fly So Free to the Japan Racing Association for $5 million only after efforts to drum up interest among American breeders failed.

  • TOBA Winners Announced

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named four owners as recipients of its 2001 Regional Owner of the Year Awards.

  • Baffert Puts Captain Steve Return on Hold

    Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve will not be running against Horse of the Year Tiznow in the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I) as previously announced, trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday. "He looked so good when he came back from Dubai that I got a little ahead of myself pointing him for the race," Baffert said. "But he hasn't bounced back and doesn't look as good as I thought he was. I'm just not happy with the way he is right now. He's just not there."

  • Baffert Puts Captain Steve Return on Hold

    Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve will not be running against Horse of the Year Tiznow in the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I) as previously announced, trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday. "He looked so good when he came back from Dubai that I got a little ahead of myself pointing him for the race," Baffert said. "But he hasn't bounced back and doesn't look as good as I thought he was. I'm just not happy with the way he is right now. He's just not there."

  • Baffert Puts Captain Steve Return on Hold

    Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve will not be running against Horse of the Year Tiznow in the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I) as previously announced, trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday. "He looked so good when he came back from Dubai that I got a little ahead of myself pointing him for the race," Baffert said. "But he hasn't bounced back and doesn't look as good as I thought he was. I'm just not happy with the way he is right now. He's just not there."

  • Champion Chilukki Retired; Will Be Bred to Storm Cat

    Chilukki, who won an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly of 1999 for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired and will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat. Trainer Bob Baffert said the decision to retire the daughter of Cherokee Run was made by the McNairs after some filling was detected in an ankle just before Baffert left for Dubai, where he captured the March 24 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with Mike Pegram's Captain Steve.

  • Captain Steve defeating To the Victory in the $6-million Dubai World Cup. The victory was the third for jockey Jerry Bailey in the world's richest race that was run for the sixth time Saturday.

    Dubai World Cup Report: Captain Steve Triumphs

    Captain Steve's owner, Mike Pegram, stood 10 yards away as trainer Bob Baffert issued instructions to Jerry Bailey in the Nad al Sheba walking ring prior to the sixth Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on the evening of March 24. "I let them go to it," he said. "Those guys will be in the Hall of Fame one day (Bailey already is) and I'll be standing outside on the sidewalk. They know what they're doing." Asked the significance of running in his first $6-million race, the world's richest, Pegram reflected for a minute: "I never thought I'd be running for $6 million in my entire career. That's a lot of $10,000 claimers."

  • Captain Steve, winning Saturday's Donn Handicap.

    Gulfstream Report: Captain Steve's Work of Art

    When newly turned 4-year-olds Captain Steve and Albert the Great renewed their battle at Gulfstream on Feb. 3 in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), it was under far different circumstances. Primarily, with Giant's Causeway off to the breeding shed and Tiznow plying his trade back on the West Coast, Steve and Albert were the heavies in the 43rd renewal of the race that traditionally kicks off the year for the handicap division. And strategically, while the Donn would ultimately come down to a stretch battle between the pair, like Picasso painting in straight lines the two runners abandoned their recognized running styles and embarked on journeys that might offer hints into what 2001 might hold in store.