Keyword: Neil Drysdale

  • 25 Years Ago: A.P. Indy Gets His Classic

    There was no doubt that A.P. Indy would be a heavy favorite in the Belmont Stakes. All that was left was for the colt to have his all-important major work. Unfortunately. the night before it poured at Belmont, turning the track into a quagmire.

  • Oaks morning-line favorite Paradise Woods

    Talent Pool Runs Deep in Kentucky Oaks

    Miss Sky Warrior's trainer Kelly J. Breen notes the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) has a 'Final Four' feel, but the talent runs much deeper for Churchill Downs' main event May 5.

  • Neil Drysdale and Vexatious at Churchill Downs

    Vexatious' Bumpy Ride to the Oaks

    Calumet Farm's Vexatious, trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale, has had excuses in all three of her 2017 starts, but may put it all together in the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Vexatious works six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Churchill for the Kentucky Oaks

    Vexatious Stands Out in Oaks Move

    One Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) filly working out April 28 stood out for her attire—if nothing else—during Churchill Downs' special training time reserved for horses in its two biggest races.

  • Big John B.

    Big John B Tops San Luis Rey Field

    Michael House's three-time graded stakes winner Big John B will look to regain his impressive form from the recent past in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 13 at Santa Anita Park.

  • A.P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Still Makes Classic Mark

    The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.

  • Skyring won the 2014 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap.

    Skyring Back for Fair Grounds Handicap

    On Feb. 21, the 6-year-old son of English Channel returns with a new trainer, and his connections' hope that he can ace the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT), a race in which he finished second in 2014.

  • Three Hearts streaks to the win in the Red Carpet Handicap.

    Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

    Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella

    Trainers Discuss Euro Dominance of BC Turf

    With defending champion Magician likely to be among Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's contingent for the 2014 World Championships, Europe appears to be in a good position to continue its dominance in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Fire With Fire (right) and Quick Casablanca meet again in the Del Mar Handicap.

    Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap

    After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Fire With Fire comes on late to win the Charles Whittingham.

    Fire With Fire Finds Spark in Whittingham

    A change in tactics helped Fire With Fire post a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (gr. IIT) May 24 on the grass at Santa Anita Park, giving trainer Neil Drysdale a record-tying seventh win in the race.

  • Quick Casablanca (left) and Fire With Fire (right) finished a head apart in the Last Tycoon.

    Last Tycoon Rematch Set in Whittingham Stakes

    Quick Casablanca and Fire With Fire, separated by a head the last time they met for their respective Hall of Fame trainers, will battle again in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fire With Fire comes home strong to win the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Fire With Fire Wires Marred San Luis Rey

    Fire With Fire, rated well on the lead by Tyler Baze, outfought stablemate Lucayan in deep stretch to register his first graded stakes win for trainer Neil Drysdale in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT)

  • Lucayan takes on four in the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Lucayan Can Give Drysdale Sixth San Luis Rey

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale will be looking for his sixth lifetime win in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 22 at Santa Anita. With two of the five entrants, he has a good shot to get it.

  • Winning Prize bounds home to win the Arcadia Stakes.

    New Tactics Take Winning Prize to Arcadia Win

    Winning Prize caught pacesetter Regally Ready in the closing stages and repelled the late charge of Tom's Tribute for a comfortable win in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lucayan (left) comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Late-Running Lucayan Takes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Allowed to trail the field into the far turn, Lucayan charged to victory over favored Temeraine in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 for his first win since the 2012 French Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Lucayan seeks his first North American victory in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Lucayan Well-Spotted in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Lucayan gets back on firm ground in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollyood Park still seeking his first North American victory following six earlier chances.

  • Sky Kingdom won the Tokyo City Cup last month on the dirt.

    Sky Kingdom Tries Turf in San Juan Capistrano

    Sky Kingdom showed his staying ability with an easy win in the Tokyo City Cup last month, so now's the time to find out if he can transfer that same success to the turf in the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap April 21.

  • The Lumber Guy faces 7 in the San Carlos Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2124731258&k=FRLr8G9">Order This Photo</a>

    The Lumber Guy Stacks Up Well in San Carlos

    Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bourbon Bay wins the San Juan Capistrano.

    Bourbon Bay Surges in San Juan Capistrano

    The longest race at Santa Anita Park, the closing day San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIT), was settled by about an inch when Bourbon Bay came from far out of it at the quarter pole to tag Eagle Poise at the wire.

  • Bourbon Bay faces 5 in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

    Bourbon Bay Pick in San Juan Capistrano

    Bourbon Bay will start as an overwhelming favorite in the marathon $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIT) as the curtain comes down on Santa Anita Park for the 75th season April 22.

  • Vamo a Galupiar won the Santa Ana by a half-length on March 25.

    Vamo a Galupiar Seeks Double in Santa Barbara

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale looks to get the final weekend of the Santa Anita season off to a strong start when he saddles Santa Ana Stakes winner Vamo a Galupiar in the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) April 21.

  • Vamo a Galupiar wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Vamo a Galupiar Gets Up in Soggy Santa Ana

    Vamo a Galupiar gave trainer Neil Drysdale his second grade II turf win of the day when she rallied at the middle of the course to win the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita March 25.

  • Bourbon Bay

    Drysdale Duo Works for Hollywood Turf Cup

    Multiple graded stakes winner Bourbon Bay and dual grade I victor Miss Match worked seven furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf course the morning of Nov. 13 in preparation for the Nov. 19 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Ben Leon Jr. at the Keeneland September Sale.

    September Sale Opens With Upswings

    With domestic buyers, like Benjamin Leon Jr. (shown here), playing aggressively at the top of the market, the Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a promising start Sept. 11 in Lexington.

  • Bourbon Bay and Joe Talamo dominate the Cougar II.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9620827%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bourbon Bay Makes Splash in Cougar

    Bourbon Bay, who swept Santa Anita's distance turf races last season, showed his prowess on Polytrack, setting a track record while winning the Cougar II (gr. III) at Del Mar July 29.

  • Bourbon Bay returns to Southern California action in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8850002%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Whittingham Features Return of Bourbon Bay

    Off since disappointing in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) in March, Bourbon Bay returns to action in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) June 11, the highlight of a busy Hollywood Park program.

  • Liberian Freighter wins the 2011 Inglewood Handicap.

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    Inglewood Latest Haul for Liberian Freighter

    Liberian Freighter dictated the pace and once again proved too tough to pass in the lane, posting a half-length win in the $98,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Easter Day feature over the Hollywood Park turf April 24.

  • Liberian Freighter leads all the way, to take the Arcadia.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484138%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Liberian Freighter Steams to Arcadia Victory

    Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.