Keyword: Mike Smith

  • Preakness Wrap Up: And Away We Go...Again.

    In some ways it seemed appropriate that all we saw of Justify in the stretch of the Preakness Stakes was a ghostly shroud, with his white silks and white face, emerging from the murk that had settled on Pimlico Race Course.

  • Justify with jockey Mike Smith enters the winner's circle after winning the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes

    Preakness Stakes 143

    Justify wins the 143rd running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes.

  • Strategy Could Play a Big Part in the Preakness

    Slop or no slop, the Preakness Stakes looks pretty cut-and-dried on paper, or perhaps it should be cut-and-wet. The likely sloppy track will be nothing new to Justify and Good Magic, the two standout horses who dominate the morning line odds.

  • Derby Race Sequence

    2018 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive Justify's victory in the 2018 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Cosmic Burst trains April 10 at Oaklawn Park

    Cosmic Burst Could Light Up Fantasy

    Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn's Cosmic Burst, winner of the March 10 Honeybee Stakes (G3), is poised to move forward in Oaklawn's April 13 Fantasy Stakes (G3). The daughter of Violence is one of eight 3-year-old fillies for the $400,000 event.

  • Dubai World Cup: Mike Smith

    Dubai World Cup: Mike Smith

    Mike Smith talks about last year's Dubai World Cup victory aboard Arrogate, as well as this year's race where he will ride Forever Unbridled. He also rides Capezzano in the Godolphin Mile. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Unique Bella wins the Santa Maria Stakes by nine lengths

    Unique Bella Romps in Santa Maria

    For the first handful of strides in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (G2), it appeared as if Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella would get a challenge, but the big gray machine did away with that quickly.

  • Collected works Jan. 15, clocking seven furlongs in 1:24 1/5 with Mike Smith aboard

    Collected Breezes at Santa Anita for Pegasus

    Speedway Stable's 5-year-old, grade 1 winner Collected was sent out by trainer Bob Baffert for a seven-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Park under Mike Smith Jan. 15 in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

  • McKinzie cruises to the wire to win the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    McKinzie Shines in Sham

    McKinzie's run in the final furlong of the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park looked more like at typical workout for trainer Bob Baffert than any kind of arduous test on the early Triple Crown trail.

  • Intimidate and his groom along with jockey Mike Smith after winning the King Glorious at Los Alamitos Race Course

    Intimidate Digs in Late to Win King Glorious

    Under jockey Mike Smith for the first time, Intimidate set the pace early in the one-mile King Glorious for California-bred juveniles, turned back a challenge from Lucky Romano in the stretch, and gamely pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Majestic Heat scores in the Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos

    Majestic Heat Rolls in Bayakoa

    A surface switch seems to be paying off for Majestic Heat, who is now two-for-two on dirt as she earned her first graded victory in the 1 1/16-mile $201,035 Bayakoa Handicap (G2) Dec. 3 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Mike Smith returns aboard Manitoulin after winning the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar

    Survivor Manitoulin Lands Hollywood Turf Cup

    A fighting spirit enabled the fiesty runner to thrive, but it took patience, gelding, 17 starts, a trip to California, and the faith of his Phillips Racing Partnership connections to unearth the talent they knew ran in his veins.

  • Abel Tasman works at Santa Anita Oct. 22

    Abel Tasman Avoids Trouble in Breeders' Cup Work

    Abel Tasman had just left the gate for her workout when Vegas Vic was wrapping up his. In the process of galloping out, Vegas Vic broke down, but the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) contender was able to avoid any incident.

  • Unique Bella takes the LA Woman by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella didn't have everything go her way during her return to racing in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (G3) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park, but her class was more than enough to make up for some uneasy early moments.

  • 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.