Keyword: Mike Smith

  • Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 at Del Mar Aug. 8

    Arrogate Continues Work Toward Pacific Classic

    Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 Aug. 8 at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track's grandstand.

  • Ransom the Moon (inside) wins the Bing Crosby, with Roy H, Moe Candy (outside), and a riderless Drefong just behind

    Ransom the Moon Wins Wild Bing Crosby

    A few strides into the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, champion sprinter Drefong dropped jockey Mike Smith to the main track. Even though he was ineligible to win after that point, the colt had an undisputed impact on who won the race.

  • Abel Tasman grinds out a win in the CCA Oaks

    Gutsy Move Gets Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Win

    A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

  • Accelerate soars clear as Arrogate can be seen finishing far back to his outside

    Accelerate Springs Stunning Upset as Arrogate Falters

    Hronis Racing's Accelerate stunned the world July 22 with a dominant upset in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2). Jockey Victor Espinoza sent the horse to a gate-to-wire victory as Mike Smith was unable to get heavily favored Arrogate going.

  • Rick Porter leads Songbird and Mike Smith into the Delaware Park winner's circle

    Songbird Holds Fast in Delaware Handicap

    The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Songbird and Mike Smith after their Ogden Phipps Stakes win

    Songbird Gives Porter Another Crack at Del Cap

    For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.

  • Arrogate Powering Baffert, Smith to Earnings Heights

    While Arrogate is fueling the massive earnings of Baffert and Smith, they have teamed to win grade 1 races this year with Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit. Smith also rides champion Songbird; Baffert has multiple graded stakes winner Vale Dori.

  • West Coast is clear by 3 3/4 lengths under Mike Smith

    West Coast Best in Easy Goer

    Hall of Famer Bob Baffert brought West Coast to the East Coast ready to rumble, and the son of Flatter impressed like a 9-5 choice should June 10 in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Meantime works five furlongs June 3 in preparation for the Belmont Stakes

    Meantime Could Put Silverton Hill on the Map

    Silverton Hill's Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton have an impressive cattle and horse farm, but it's an hour outside the heart of the Bluegrass in Springfield, KY, where Belmont hopeful Meantime laid up late last year.

  • Bal a Bali and jockey Mike Smith win the Shoemaker Mile

    Comeback King Bal a Bali Takes Shoemaker Mile

    Rounding the turn for home in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1T) June 3 at Santa Anita Park, Bal a Bali again validated owner Calumet Farm's decision to keep the striking bay off their stallion roster for another year.

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy Wires Lone Star Handicap

    Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front.

  • Mor Spirit takes the Steve Sexton Mile with his ears up at the wire

    Mor Spirit Goes Gate-to-Wire in Sexton Mile

    Exactly one year after running off the board in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Michael Lund Peterson's grade 1 winner Mor Spirit notched the first graded score of his 4-year-old season.

  • Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith after Arrogate's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Arrogate Dubai World Cup -Morning works 3/24/17

    Arrogate Brings Baffert Back to World Cup

    For all the words Baffert has said to all those who inquire about what makes Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate the most fearsome horse in training, it is the trainer's presence in Dubai this week makes the most emphatic statement.

  • Mor Spirit arrives at Oaklawn Park

    Mor Spirit Heads Essex for Baffert

    Mor Spirit looks to regain winning form in his third start off the layup March 18, when he carries highweight assignment of 121 pounds in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith take the Santa Ysabel

    Unique Bella Game in Santa Ysabel Win

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Bolo gets up in time to repeat in the Arcadia Stakes

    Bolo Repeats in Arcadia Stakes

    In his first race since July, Bolo was 2 1/2 lengths off leaders What a View and Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run, but closed rapidly on the outside and just got a head in front at the wire.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Untouchable in Las Virgenes

    The 3-year-old Tapit filly owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer appeared as if she was just out for a breezy spin in her two-turn debut under jockey Mike Smith.

  • Arrogate will start from the inside post in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

    After Draw, Pegasus Start Extra Important

    For a 1 1/8-mile race, trainers Art Sherman and Bob Baffert will be paying an added level of attention to the start of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mike Smith after winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic

    Smith Eagerly Awaits 'Chrome'-Arrogate Rematch

    Jockey Mike Smith can't wait to get back aboard Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate to take on two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Finest City rolls to victory in the Santa Monica

    Finest City Dazzles in Santa Monica

    Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City showed no signs of rust in her first start since her Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) victory, the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Prize Exhibit (GB) wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park

    Prize Exhibit Sweeps by in Megahertz

    With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • No catching Vale Dori in the La Canada

    Vale Dori Rolls Home in La Canada

    Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Romps in Santa Ynez

    Although the Tapit filly opened up as the 1-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2), when the gates opened she was not the favorite, but she performed like she was odds-on.