Keyword: Mr. Mellon

  • Mr. Mellon to India

    Mr. Mellon, a grade II turf winner who was retired last September, will take up stud duty in India

  • Grade II Winner Mr. Mellon Retired

    Mr. Mellon, who won the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIT) in June, has been retired after suffering a career-ending injury in the Sept. 7 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Inesperado, Mr. Mellon Top Del Mar Derby Field

    Headed by multiple graded stakes winner Inesperado and the Grade II-winning shipper Mr. Mellon, nine 3-year-old grass runners will head postward Saturday for the 58th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. II).

  • Mr. Mellon to Join Del Mar Derby Field

    Mr. Mellon, winner of the Arlington Park Handicap (gr. II) and trained by W. Elliott Walden, was scheduled to arrive Wednesday for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Rock Opera A Leading Contender for Del Mar Derby

    Rock Opera, one of the leading contenders for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), put in his final work for the race, going 5 furlongs on the grass Sunday in 1:03.60 today.

  • War Emblem is bathed by groom Roberto Luna at Monmouth Park earlier this week.

    Second Season Begins For 3-Year-Olds

    Although the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park has already started up racing's second season for 3-year-olds, the winner, Came Home, apparently is heading toward shorter races and will not try the top-class colts in the big events. That leaves Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem as the horse to catch for championship honors.

  • Haskell Horses Get Feel of Track

    Horses for Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap have finally showed up from points West, South, and North, and several were on the track Friday morning for light exercise.

  • Came Home, shown winning the Swaps, will be the likely favorite in the Haskell Invitational.

    Racing Toward the Travers: Jim Dandy or the Haskell?

    Like many straightaway races in England, the race for the $1 million Travers Stakes has divided into two small groups – one opting for the big bucks and grade I status of the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and the other preferring to have a race over the track in the grade II, $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes. Both races will be run on Aug. 4.

  • Mr. Mellon a Classic at Arlington

    WinStar Farm and Tom VanMeter's Mr. Mellon scored his second career stakes victory June 29 with a stout finish in the Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington Classic Kicks Off Mid-America Triple

    Horses coming from as close as the local backstretch will be joined in the starting gate by horses coming from as far as Ireland for Saturday's Arlington Classic, the first Grade II stakes race of the Arlington Park meet.

  • Easyfromthegitgo Tops Leonard Richard Field

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) fifth-place finisher Easyfromthegitgo was installed as the 3-1 favorite for Saturday's $250,000 Leonard Richards Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park.

  • Perfect Drift wins three-horse photo finish in the Spiral Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (3/25): Spiraling Upward

    You've heard it said many times: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, things certainly are changing each week on the road to the Kentucky Derby, but we seem to be just about where we were when we embarked on the journey almost three months ago.