Keyword: Nelson Bunker Hunt

  • Calibrachoa wins the 2011 Bold Ruler Stakes.

    Calibrachoa Gallops Away in Bold Ruler Makeup

    A return to a fast track at Aqueduct worked to the benefit of Calibrachoa, who pressed the issue for jockey Jose Lezcano and then drew off in the final furlong to easily win the $100,000 Bold Ruler Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 6.

  • Candyman E powers home to victory in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    De Francis Dash: Candyman E Makes Sweet Move

    Favored Candyman E, overcoming trouble for jockey Joe Bravo entering the turn, exploited an opening along the inside to prevail in the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.

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    A Memorable Date: First Seven-Figure Yearling Sold

    Thirty years ago, on July 20, 1976, the first yearling ever sold for $1 million or more went through the ring at the Keeneland July sale. By Secretariat, the half-brother to champion Dahlia was sold by Nelson Bunker Hunt and purchased by a group of Canadians for $1.5 million.

  • Keeneland Breaks January Gross Sales Record

    History was made Friday when Grand Score went through the ring at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale as the 5-year-old horse's purchase price of $25,000 pushed the sale to a new record gross.

  • Hunt's Voz de Colegiala Nabs Osunitas 'Cap

    Chilean-bred Voz de Colegiala, flying the famous green silks of owner Nelson Bunker Hunt, prevailed in a blanket finish under leading rider Tyler Baze to win the $80,150 Osunitas Handicap for older fillies and mares Wednesday at Del Mar.

  • Hunt to Be Honored by TTA During Luncheon

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association will present the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award to Texas owner and breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt during a June 25 luncheon at the Arlington Wyndham Hotel in Arlington, Texas.

  • Piensa Sonando Tries LeRoy for Hunt, McAnally

    Chilean-bred Piensa Sonando, winner of the Native Diver Handicap here in December, worked four furlongs in :50 on the Hollywood Park main track Thursday for the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Gondolieri Wins Inglewood

    Nelson Bunker Hunt's Chilean-bred Gondolieri, ridden by Frank Alvarado, scored an easy victory in Saturday's $103,782 Inglewood Stakes, which was transferred from the turf to the dirt track.

  • Pincay Boots Piensa Sonando Home in Native Diver

    Nelson Bunker Hunt's Piensa Sonando kicked home in the final furlong under the spirited urging of ageless rider Laffit Pincay Jr. to nip Fleetstreet Dancer by a nose in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Souris Scores in Arlington's Top Flight

    Nelson Bunker Hunt's Souris battled with You Glitter Girl for a half-mile before putting away that rival in the stretch en route to a two-length victory over favored Christmas Time in the $75,000 Top Flight Stakes Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Names in the News

    Spring meet winners from Sam Houston, Maryland racing shifts to Pimlico, Eddie Perez' After the Races holds benefit for Roy Houghton.

  • Hunt Remembered in Coverage of America's Richest

    He didn't make the list, but Nelson Bunker Hunt and his return to Thoroughbred racing was profiled in <i>Forbes</i> magazine's annual coverage of America's 400 wealthiest people.

  • Dahlia, &quot;a great mare with great presence,&quot; has died at age 31.

    International Champion Dahlia Euthanized

    Millionaire Dahlia, who earned an Eclipse Award and twice was England's Horse of the Year, was euthanized April 6 at age 31 at Gerald Ford's Diamond A Farm near Versailles, Ky. The daughter of Vaguely Noble had been pensioned since 1996 and was buried at the farm. "She was a grand mare with great presence," said farm manager Ted Carr.