Keyword: Mike Stidham

  • Her Emmynency

    Her Emmynency Likely Done for the Year

    Trainer Mike Stidham said Her Emmynency was fine the morning after her head victory in the Oct. 10 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland and likely would not race again this year.

  • Sentiero Italia heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies for the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CdqBM5F">Order This Photo</a>

    Sentiero Italia Heads QEII

    Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia, coming off back-to-back grade II victories as the favorite at Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park, headlines the Oct. 10 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • Judy the Beauty worked Sept. 27 at Keeneland

    Champion Judy the Beauty Back in TCA Stakes

    When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Leigh Court

    Leigh Court Pointing to Breeders' Cup Again

    Leigh Court impressed with a bullet half-mile workout in :47 3/5 June 12 at Arlington International for new trainer Mike Stidham and her new connections have the Breeders' Cup as their main goal.

  • String King fights for the win in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    String King Game in Col. Bradley Victory

    Louisiana-bred String King put away tough pacesetter Gentleman's Kitten and carried on to a well-earned victory Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, taking the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) to become a graded winner.

  • Istanford won the San Clemente by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Nine Set to Test Istanford in Del Mar Oaks

    Istanford, a game front-running winner of the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) when shipped to Del Mar one month ago from Arlington International Racecourse, heads the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 16.

  • Istanford leads the way to victory in the San Clemente.

    Istanford Strolls to San Clemente Surprise

    Guided through a smooth trip by Rafael Bejarano, Istanford led every step of the way at 10-1 odds to dominate the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) on the renovated turf course at Del Mar July 19.

  • Jessica's Star (outside) gets by Embellishing Bob to win the Iowa Derby.

    Jessica's Star Rallies to Take Iowa Derby

    Mark Breen's Jessica's Star, winner of the Prairie Mile on a muddy track in his last start, parlayed that experience into an upset score in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) on a sloppy track at Prairie Meadows June 28.

  • Willcox Inn (center) gets up late to win the Washington Park Handicap.

    Willcox Inn Just Up in Washington Park 'Cap

    Lael Stable and All In Stable's Willcox Inn narrowly defeated front-running Gallant Eagle to capture his third graded stakes win in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park Aug. 31.

  • Ground Transport Works Swiftly for LA Derby

    Ground Transport, one of the locally-based sophomores preparing for the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II), is attracting some attention after posting consecutive bullet moves at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Upperline won the Arlington Matron on Polytrack on May 26.

    Upperline Highweight in Modesty

    Two-time 2012 stakes winner Upperline carries top weight of 121 pounds July 14 in the 1 3/16-mile Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT). The Modesty is one of four stakes on Arlington's 'Million Preview Day.'

  • Willcox Inn won the Arlington Classic on May 28 at Arlington Park.

    Willcox Inn Likely Choice in American Derby

    Willcox Inn, winner of the Arlington Classic, which kicked off the Mid-America Triple May 28 at Arlington Park, returns in pursuit of the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT), the second leg of the series July 9.

  • Workin for Hops pulls away in the Hanshin Cup.

    Workin for Hops Brews Up Hanshin Cup Win

    Slight choice Workin for Hops shook free from the leaders in upper stretch and drew away to a three-length victory in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park May 21.

  • Gran Estreno outfinishes Giant Oak and Mad Flatter to repeat in the Washington Park Handicap.

    Gran Estreno Repeats in Washington Park

    Blocked in the stretch, Gran Estreno exploited an unexpected opening at the rail to win the $120,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) for the second year in a row at Arlington Park Sept. 4.

  • 2009 Washington Park Handicap winner Gran Estreno tries for a repeat in 2010.

    Gran Estreno Defends Washington Park Title

    Gran Estreno, who posted a mild upset when winning the 2009 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), returns in search of a repeat as part of a seven-horse field in the $150,000 race Sept. 4 at Arlington Park.

  • 2009 Arlington Matron winner Euphony is back to defend her title in 2010.

    Euphony to Defend Title in Arlington Matron

    Defending champ Euphony and last year's Arlington Oaks (gr. III) winner Peach Brew, both trained by Donnie K. Von Hemel, are among 12 entered in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) May 29.

  • Sandburr Shakes Off Louisiana Handicap Rivals

    Fell The Thunder Stable's Sandburr took command in upper stretch and outran Jonesboro the rest of the way to capture the $75,000 Louisiana Breeders' Cup Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Devilment Delivers Stakes Record in Round Table

    Devilment rallied with a wide move on the second turn and took command at the top of the stretch to easily win the $100,000 Round Table Stakes for 3-year-olds by two lengths Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Intrinsic Worth Captures Arlington Opener

    Pin Oak Stable's Intrinsic Worth overcame a bad start to come from last at the top of the stretch to win the $38,000 Shecky Greene Handicap by three-quarters of a length on opening day at Arlington Park Friday.

  • Ifyouprefersilver Gets the Gold in Chou Croute

    Ifyouprefersilver rocketed from the gates and left the rest of the field in her wake, winning the $150,000 Chou Croute Handicap by more than nine lengths Saturday at Fair Grounds.