Keyword: Mike Puype

  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

  • Home Journey wins the Las Cienegas Stakes.

    Home Journey Too Tough in Las Cienegas

    Home Journey led every step of the way on the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course and held off another late run by Go West Marie to capture the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 11.

  • Mizdirection after winning the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
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    Puype Reflects on Mizdirection's Cup Success

    When the World Championships are renewed for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park, missing from the lineup will be one of the most dynamic Breeders' Cup winners of the past two years--Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection.

  • 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.

  • Dank

    Dank Looms Large in Turf Filly Eclipse Battle

    Breeders' Cup winners Dank and Mizdirection, along with Laughing, all of whom won four graded/group races in 2013, represent a deep and deserving trio of grass mares competing to be crowned an Eclipse Award winner.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection drew the 12 hole this time around.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192868162&k=MDWxQzc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Outside for Turf Sprint Defense

    Despite the 2012 winner, Mizdirection, returning to try for a double, a full field of 14 entered the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2. Mizdirection, who won last year from post 11, drew the 12 hole this time around.

  • Goldencents

    Goldencents, Trinniberg Drill at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Goldencents worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's main track in 59 seconds flat under leading rider Rafael Bejarano Oct. 18 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

  • Mizdirection

    Mizdirection Works Over Santa Anita Turf

    Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victress Mizdirection returned to the Santa Anita Park lawn with a four-furlong breeze Sept. 20, her second since a brief respite and first since going three furlongs on the Del Mar turf.

  • Alberts Hope won the Best Pal at Del Mar by half a length on Aug. 4.

    Alberts Hope Leads 11 for Del Mar Futurity

    Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) winner Alberts Hope heads a field of 11 juveniles in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 4, closing day of the 2013 summer stand at the Southern California track.

  • Mizdirection

    Mizdirection Shipping to NY for Just a Game

    Jungle Racing's Mizdirection, winner of four consecutive graded stakes, worked five furlongs on turf in 1:00 1/5 June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Mizdirection overtakes Schiaparelli late to win the Las Cienegas Stakes.

    Mizdirection Keeps Winning in Las Cienegas

    Odds-on pick Mizdirection, prepping for bigger things to come, posted her fifth consecutive win on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park when she captured the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13.

  • Mizdirection is undefeated in four starts over the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park.

    Mizdirection Towers Over Las Cienegas Rivals

    Mizdirection, undefeated in four prior starts over the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park, towers over five other older fillies and mares in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13.

  • Calidoscopio won the 2012 BC Marathon by 4 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Marathon/26130229_MsH7Ls#!i=2192123925&k=VftDMwK">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Marathon Winner Calidoscopio in Tokyo City

    Calidoscopio makes his first appearance since he scored a major upset in last fall's Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) when he takes on seven opponents in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) March 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mizdirection wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Hillside Ace Mizdirection Wins Monrovia Again

    Mizdirection, making her first start since defeating males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), ran down speedy Kindle in the shadow of the wire to register a repeat victory in the $150,000 Monrovia Stakes.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection faces 5 in the Monrovia Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192868162&k=MDWxQzc">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Star Mizdirection Back to Defend Monrovia

    Mizdirection, one of the stars of the 2012 Breeders' Cup with her come-from-behind win over males in the Turf Sprint (gr. IT), returns to defend her title in the $150,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Home Journey is a perfect 2 for 2 in her young career.

    Unbeaten Home Journey Heads Soviet Problem

    Home Journey, who has won her first two starts by a combined margin of nearly 10 lengths, will try to stay perfect in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 9 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Mizdirection fights off Unbridled's Note to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192867259&k=bLF9NcM">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Takes Turf Sprint Over the Boys

    Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.

  • Turbulent Descent

    Puype Says He'll Miss Filly Turbulent Descent

    Trainer Mike Puype knew Turbulent Descent was going to be leaving his barn eventually, but the recent sale of the three-time grade I winning filly to Coolmore Racing still stings.

  • Mizdirection is seeking her fourth consecutive win.

    Hillside Rematch for Mizdirection, Unzip Me

    The $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) should determine 'Queen of the Hill' for the 2011-12 season at Santa Anita Park when Unzip Me and Mizdirection battle on the hillside turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs.

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    Turbulent Descent After Smooth Trip in Test

    Undaunted by Turbulent Descent's defeat as the odds-on choice in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), Southern California trainer Mike Puype returns to New York to try his filly in the $250,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 6.

  • Turbulent Descent faces 5 in the Acorn.<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%3D9494279%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Headlines Acorn Field

    Turbulent Descent, the only filly with grade I status entered in the TVG Acorn Stakes, will be tough to beat if the excellent form she has exhibited on the California circuit and Keeneland carries over to Belmont Park.

  • Turbulent Descent holds off Zazu to win the Santa Anita Oaks.<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%3D9432752%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Back On Top in SA Oaks Win

    Turbulent Descent, who lost a decision to Zazu in last month's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I), turned the tables on her rival with a neck victory as the even-money favorite in the $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) March 5.

  • Undefeated Turbulent Descent tries dirt in the Las Virgenes 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%3D9323548%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Tries Dirt in Las Virgenes

    Undefeated Turbulent Descent, one of the leading 2-year-old fillies in the nation last year, will race on dirt for the first time in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Feb. 5.

  • Turbulent Descent pulls away from the rest in the Hollywood Starlet.<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%3D9323460%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Shakes Loose in Starlet

    Undefeated Turbulent Descent passed her first distance test with relative ease when she took command in the stretch and held sway to win the $409,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) by 1 1/4 lengths Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park.