Keyword: Pat Day

  • Leigh Gray Wins First 'White Horse Award'

    Former Southern California exercise rider Leigh Gray was honored Thursday by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America with the organization's first "White Horse Award," given to a backstretch employee who puts their own life at risk in order to help a horse or human in danger.

  • Perfect Drift, continues to work toward Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Perfect Drift, 'Lady, Tiger Hunt Work in Kentucky

    Stonecrest Farm's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Perfect Drift, Select Stable's Distaff (gr. I) hope Take Charge Lady, and Team Valor's Juvenile (gr. I) hopeful Tiger Hunt each worked five furlongs in dense fog at Churchill Downs Saturday morning in their last training moves before they fly to California to compete in the Breeders' Cup at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Oct. 25.

  • Dyna Da Wyna Has No Complaint in Valley View

    Dyna Da Wyna caught Mexican Moonlight in midstretch and gradually pulled away to a three-quarter of a length win in the $112,900 Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Champali Highlights Perryville Stakes

    Multiple stakes-winner Champali will lead a field of six in Thursday's $100,000-added Perryville Stakes (Presented by Budweiser) at Keeneland, going on the Beard turf course distance of seven-furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Sharbayan, Day Up, Wins Sycamore Breeders' Cup

    Iron County Farms Sharbayan rallied in the final furlong under a hand ride by Pat Day for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $138,200 Sycamore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland on Saturday. The victory was the fourth in a row for the gelding trained by Wally Dollase.

  • Perfect Drift Puts Away Tenpins at Hawthorne

    Perfect Drift edged away from Tenpins in the stretch to win Sunday's $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) on opening day at the Illinois track, but his trainer remained doubtful about a run in the Breeders's Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • Cactus Ridge, Zosima set Arlington Stake Marks

    A pair of stakes records were set during Arlington Park's closing-day card Saturday, with victories by juvenile Cactus Ridge in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity and by juvenile filly Zosima in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (both gr. III).

  • 'Most Wanted on Super Course to BC Classic

    Favored Ten Most Wanted, ridden by Pat Day, turned in another outstanding performance Saturday, disposing of a game Soto to post a half-length victory in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs.

  • Humor, Frolic Liven Up Turfway Breeders' Cup

    Awesome Humor, the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) runner-up, and millionaire Smok'n Frolic share top billing for Saturday's Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) on the Kentucky Cup card at Turfway Park. The 1 1/16-miles race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up as a $175,000 purse and will go off at 6:05 p.m. EST.

  • Local Favorite Champali Headlines Ky. Cup Sprint

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park earlier this year, returns as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III). He'll face 11 rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds. The last of five stakes on the card, the Sprint has a post time of 6:33 p.m. EST.

  • Indy Five Hundred motors to Garden City victory.

    Indy Five Hundred Roars to Garden City Win

    Georgica Stable won its second grade I race of the weekend at Belmont Park when Indy Five Hundred, ridden by Pat Day, rumbled past even-money favorite Dimitrova in the stretch to win the $250,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Indy Five Hundred Looks for Better Start in Garden City

    Trainer Bobby Barbara's summer in Saratoga Springs was almost perfect. "I was happy with our record," he said. "We won six races, but I'd give a few of them back to get her up. I really wanted to win that race."

  • Aldebaran captures the Forego Stakes, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Aldebaran Polishes Off Forego Field

    Flaxman Stable's Aldebaran flashed his superiority at seven furlongs once again in the Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday, destroying a quality field of sprinters with his patented late run.

  • Pat Day Does Horse Council PSA

    The Kentucky Horse Council is in the midst of collecting data for an Equine Impact Study. To help ensure the questionnaires are completed, Pat Day will appear in public service announcements urging people in the horse industry to participate.

  • Jockey Pat Day celebrates Ten Most Wanted's win in the Travers Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Ten Most Wanted Foils Frankel's Plan 'B'

    A well-focused Ten Most Wanted and jockey Pat Day took advantage of a torrid pace duel to register an easy victory in the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) before a Travers Day record 66,122 at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Private Horde gets first graded stakes victory in Vanderbilt.

    Private Horde Vaults Home in Vanderbilt

    Billy R. Tucker's homebred Private Horde sailed over the sloppy stretch run at Saratoga Sunday in winning the $200,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) to gain the first graded stakes victory of his career.

  • Rains Force Cancelation, Delay at Saratoga

    The third race at Saratoga was canceled and racing was delayed for more than an hour due to an early afternoon rainstorm that pounded Saratoga Race Course on Sunday.

  • Perfect Drift Dusts Foes in Washingon Park

    Stonecrest Farm's homebred Perfect Drift burst from the pack in mid-stretch for an impressive five-length victory in the $400,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Ipi Tombe, left, holds off Kiss The Devil at the wire to capture the Locust Grove Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday.

    Ipi Tombe Shows Style in U.S. Debut

    Overcoming a slow break, Ipi Tombe showed her South African championship form in her American debut to register a no-sweat half-length victory in Saturday's $164,400 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. It was her eighth consecutive triumph.

  • All Eyes On Ipi Tombe in Locust Grove

    The international reputation of Ipi Tombe has helped limit the opposition to only five rivals as the South African champion makes her American racing debut Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Ipi Tombe Blazes; Walden Eyes Locust Grove

    South African champion Ipi Tombe moved closer to her U.S. racing debut with a sizzling work on Thursday over the Churchill Downs turf course, where she could make her American debut.

  • Trainer Murray Johnson celebrates Perfect Drift's victory in the Stephen Foster.

    Perfect Drift Deserves World Stage, Johnson Says

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, who edged heavily favored Mineshaft in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), will get a little time to relax after the biggest win of his career. After that, the sky's the limit, says trainer Murray Johnson.

  • Perfect Drift, left, runs down favored Mineshaft in the final furlong to capture the Stephen Foster Handicap Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Get My Drift

    Turns out Perfect Drift was carrying just a tad more than his assigned 115 pounds at Churchill Downs June 14 in the $856,500 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). Tucked under the saddlecloth beneath Pat Day was a six-inch braid of hair made from John Henry's tail.

  • Stephen Foster Handicap Field Shaping Up

    Grade I winners Aldebaran and Mineshaft expected to headline Saturday's contest at Churchill Downs, while Pat Day now has the mount on Perfect Drift.

  • Ipi Tombe Impresses Day, Walden in Work

    South African champion Ipi Tombe moved another step closer to her American racing debut, turning in a sharp five furlong workout Thursday on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course.

  • Final Round Sweeps to La Troienne Victory

    G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.'s favored Final Round came from off the pace with jockey Jerry Bailey to score a one-length victory Thursday in the the La Troienne Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Day Not Injured in Spill at Keeneland

    Jockey Pat Day, who fell from his mount Nut Lovin during the running of Wednesday's third race, does not appear to be seriously injured.

  • Ten Most Wanted On Target for Derby Bounty

    Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner Ten Most Wanted came out of his four-length triumph on Saturday in good order and the son of Deputy Commander remains on target for the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), trainer Wally Dollase said.

  • Ten Most Wanted draws off from Fund of Funds in the Illinois Derby.

    Day Puts Ten Most Wanted in Derby Picture

    Favored Ten Most Wanted and jockey Pat Day overcame traffic trouble at the top of the stretch and got to the lead inside the eighth pole, putting away Fund Of Funds to win Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) at Hawthorne Park.

  • New York Hero outlasts Eugene's Third Son (8) to win the Lane's End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Tenacious New York Hero Wins Lane's End

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero's valiant win in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlighted a five-stakes day at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Pat Day has a good day at Turfway.

    Day Wins Five at Turfway Park

    Jockey Pat Day blew into Turfway Park Saturday from his winter home base at Gulfstream and came away with five wins on the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) undercard, including three stakes victories.

  • Illinois Derby Next for Ten Most Wanted

    Trainer Wally Dollase reports Ten Most Wanted came out of his third-place finish in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields in good shape and is being pointed to the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles on April 5.

  • Jockey Pat Day.

    Day Rides Ten Most Wanted in El Camino Real

    Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, third all-time in career victories, will be at Golden Gate Fields Saturday to ride Ten Most Wanted in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

  • With substitute jockey Alex Solis aboard, Redattore wins the Kilroe Mile.

    Subbing Solis Gets Redattore Home in Kilroe

    Alex Solis made the most of his opportunity to ride Redattore for the injured Laffit Pincay Jr. in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) Saturday at Santa Anita. He took the 8-year-old Brazilian-bred son of Roi Normand to the front and kept him there, scoring a one-length victory over the hard-closing favorite, Good Journey.

  • Gulfstream: Lukas Horses in the House

    Overbrook Farm's Ozzie Cat and Robert and Beverly Lewis' Scrimshaw made the trip from California and both arrived safely and are bedded down with the other horses in Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas‚ barn at Gulfstream Park.

  • NTRA 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site, www.ntra.com, for the fourth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."