Keyword: Mike Trombetta

  • Extrasexyhippzster, one of 2 stakes winners for trainer Mike Trombetta at Laurel on Jan 25.

    Trombetta Lands Stakes Double at Laurel Park

    Trainer Mike Trombetta had a very good afternoon at Laurel Park Jan. 25, winning the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes with Extrasexyhippzster then coming right back to take the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes with Bold Curlin.

  • Bad Debt
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    Bad Debt, Philly Ace Tropical Turf Topweights

    Millions Turf Preview Stakes winner Bad Debt shares co-highweight assignment with Philly Ace in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 7 at Calder, a race Philly Ace won in 2012 in his last start.

  • Something Extra takes on 12 in the Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Heads Highlander Field

    Two-time Connaught Cup victor Something Extra heads the $200,000 Highlander Stakes July 7 at Woodbine and is the 2-1 favorite on the morning line for a 13-horse field that includes grade I winner Next Question.

  • Bad Debt won the 2011 Bonnie Heath.

    Florida Million Returns to Calder Saturday

    Florida Million Day returns to Calder Casino & Race Course for the 11th time Nov. 10, with title defenses in the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup by Bad Debt and the Elmer Heubeck Distaff by My Pal Chrisy highlighting the program.

  • Next Question wins the Neartic Stakes.

    Next Question Has Right Answers in Nearctic

    Lightly-raced Next Question, making his stakes debut for trainer Mike Trombetta, had all the answers in producing a 16-1 upset in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 14.

  • Strike the Moon wins the Charles Town Oaks.

    Homebred Strike the Moon Hits It Big in Oaks

    R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.

  • Sweetnorthernsaint passing up possible Dubai showdown with Discreet Cat for Saturday's Johnson Memorial.

    Trombetta Staying Home With Sweetnorthernsaint

    Trainer Mike Trombetta considered Dubai but has opted to give stable star Sweetnorthernsaint a confidence builder in Saturday's $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Sweetnorthernsaint Wins in Return at Laurel

    Sweetnorthernsaint returned to the races Thursday for the first time since his runner-up finish in last May's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), easily outstepping two rivals to win a seven-furlong optional allowance test on the main track.

  • Gasps and Disbelief Give Way to Hope, Prayers

    The gasps that rose from the record crowd of 118,402 gathered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course told the story. There eventually was a winner, but even his connections were thinking about the injury to heavily favored Barbaro, who was pulled up in front of the stands soon after the start.

  • Ted Theos, co-owner of Derby contender Sweetnorthernsaint.

    'Saint' Co-Owner Theos Sought More Than Derby Glory

    When Sweetnorthernsaint co-owner Ted Theos was looking to bring his and partner Joe Balsalmo's horses to a Maryland area trainer two years ago, he looked for a conditioner who embodied focus, dedication, and hard work.

  • Lawyer Ron trainer Bob Holthus

    For Derby Trainers, Wait Is Almost Over

    Three first-time Kentucky Derby trainers joined veteran conditioner Bob Holthus on a national teleconference April 25 to discuss final preparations for their horses heading into the Derby.