Keyword: nokoma

  • Siphonic, one of the "winter wonders" who has been galloping in preparation for a return to racing.

    Where Have the Winter Wonders Gone?

    Their names used to slide off the tongue with such ease – Siphonic, Repent, Saarland, Nokoma, just to name a few. Those were supposed to be the sounds of spring, not War Emblem, Sarava, Magic Weisner and Proud Citizen.

  • Buddha, right, beats Medaglia d'Oro, center, and Sunday Break, far left, to the wire to win the the Wood Memorial.

    Buddha Wins Wood Memorial Stretch Duel

    Gary and Mary West's Buddha dueled though the Aqueduct stretch with Medaglia d'Oro and Sunday Break en route to a head-length win in Saturday's exciting renewal of the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I). Under Pat Day, the gray son of Unbridled's Song completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.61 on a fast track.

  • Sunday Break, another Japanese-owned Derby contender for Neil Drysdale.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (2/25): Deja Vu-saichi

    Yes, we have been here before. Two years ago, Japanese-owned Fusaichi Pegasus, trained by Neil Drysdale, broke his maiden sprinting in January, then won a 1 1/16-mile allowance race in February as a springboard to victories in the San Felipe, Wood Memorial, and the Kentucky Derby. Now, we have Japanese- owned <b>Sunday Break</b>, trained by Neil Drysdale, breaking his maiden sprinting in January, then winning a 1 1/16-mile allowance race in February.

  • Nokoma Wins Gulfstream Allowance, Florida Derby Next

    Michael Tabor's Nokoma waited behind a wall of horses on the second turn, then utilized an opening along the rail to rally to a three-quarter length win in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Big Test For Nokoma in Gulfstream Allowance Saturday

    Michael Tabor's Nokoma, runner-up in the Remsen Stakes to Saarland, will attempt to rebound from a disappointing effort in the Holy Bull Stakes when he takes on 12 opponents in a mile and 70-yard allowance race at Gulfstream Saturday.

  • Easyfromthegitgo was all out to win the Lecomte Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Not So Easy For 'Gitgo'

    Normally, a weekend that features the Lecomte Stakes from Fair Grounds and a pair of allowance races from Gulfstream is not going to cause any great tremors on the Derby trail. While this past weekend was no exception, we did have several impressive performances, by losers as well as winners, that could have an impact in the weeks ahead.

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  • Booklet, Harlan's Holiday to Meet Again in Fountain of Youth

    Booklet and Harlan's Holiday, the respective first and second place finishers in Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes, are expected to meet again Feb. 16 in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I), the next step on the road to the Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Seven 3-Year-Olds Compete in Holy Bull

    Harlan's Holiday and Nokoma lead the seven-horse field entering Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16- mile Holy Bull is a major prep for the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. 1) on March 16. In the past four seasons, Hal's Hope (2000) and Cape Town (1998) have used the event as a springboard to victory in the Florida Derby.

  • Pletcher Horses on Track at Gulfstream Park

    Trainer Todd Pletcher had two of his best horses, Nokoma and Graeme Hall, out for morning trials on Sunday and was pleased with the way both horses went.

  • Steve Haskin said Fonz&#39;s Prevue victory was &quot;one of the gutsiest efforts by a 2-year-old this year.&quot;

    Kentucky Derby 2002: Stars in the Making

    This is the time of the year to keep close tabs on 2-year-old maiden races. Whether trainers admit it or not, they are well aware that no Kentucky Derby winner has failed to start as a 2-year-old since Apollo in 1882. Recently, we've seen several intriguing prospects break their maiden, and now is as good a time as any to start planting the seed.