Keyword: Mike Willman

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Honored with George Woolf Award

    Veteran Maryland-based rider Mario Pino is the winner of the 2013 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, which recognizes riders for top career achievement and personal character.

  • Due to inclement weather, live racing has been cancelled for Monday, Jan. 18 at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita Cancels Card; Stakes Rescheduled

    Santa Anita canceled its Feb. 6 card due to heavy rains in Southern California. The wash out of the program impacts important prep races for both the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Milo Valenzuela to be Inducted Into HOF

    Unable to travel to Saratoga Springs for the national Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4, retired jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela will receive his commemorative jacket and plaque on Sunday in a special induction ceremony at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Dry Spell Ends for McCann's Mojave

    The 2008 running of the $150,000 Berkeley Stakes (gr. III) went much better than last year's for McCann's Mojave, who seized the lead from favored Desert Code at the three-sixteenth pole and rolled to a driving 3 1/2-length win at Golden Gate Fields May 26.

  • Trainer Steve Specht's McCann's Mojave captured the All American at Golden Gate Fields.

    'Mojave Rolls On in All American

    The millionaire McCann's Mojave captured the first graded race contested on Golden Gate Field's new Tapeta Footings main track, fighting back along the inside in deep stretch to win the $150,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 17.

  • Willman, Abrams Featured On 'Inside Information'

    A pair of emotional stories involving two popular figures in Southern California Thoroughbred racing circles will be the featured segments when HorseRacing TV's new show, "Inside Information," airs this Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

  • McCann's Mojave makes owner's day with SM Classic win.

    Lava Man, McCann's Mojave: Tale of Two Winners

    The paths of the two California-bred Thoroughbreds crossed like ships in the night Saturday when 7-10 favorite Lava Man won the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita and a rejuvenated McCann's Mojave captured the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at odds of 33-1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • McCann's Mojave, with Frank Alvarado up, wins the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.

    McCann's Mojave (33-1) Wins Sunshine Shocker

    McCann's Mojave, on the upswing this winter after bottoming out on the Southern California circuit last year, shook loose of the favored Sweetnorthernsaint in upper stretch and was all out to win Saturday's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic for California and Florida breds at Gulfstream Park at odds of 33-1.

  • McCann's Mojave wins the California Cup Classic on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    McCann's Mojave Gritty Cal Cup Winner

    The graded stakes winning sprinter McCann's Mojave was able to dictate the pace and hold 6-5 favorite Desert Boom at bay to record a one-length win in the $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by Smith Barney Sunday on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting.