Keyword: pivotal

  • Peeress Surprises at Newmarket

    Sir Michael Stoute appeared to be holding a strong hand going into Saturday's Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) for fillies and mares at Newmarket.

  • Megahertz wins third straight Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Megahertz Zips to Santa Barbara Three-Peat

    Michael Bello's British-bred Megahertz won the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares for the third straight time much as she pleased Sunday at Santa Anita Park. And increasingly, that means coming from far back.

  • Juddmonte Repeats as Leading British Breeder

    For the third year in succession, Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms has won the Queen's Silver Cup as leading British-based flat breeder for 2004. The British Thoroughbred Breeders Association Awards were announced Dec. 13.

  • Tattersalls December Foal Sale Rebounds

    Any fears that an indifferent start would deter pinhookers as Tattersalls' December Foal Sale came to life Thursday were soon banished after a day of strong trade that all but matched the record-breaking 2003 figures.

  • Needwood Blade Ends U.S. Drought at 'Meadows

    Six-year-old British-bred Needwood Blade, the longest shot on the board at 11-1, won his first American race in seven starts by taking the $112,500 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) in a surprise Saturday on the turf at Bay Meadows.

  • Deauville Yearling Sale Ends With Upswings

    L'Agence Francaise reported increases in gross revenue and average price Wednesday following the final session of its four-day August yearling sale in France.

  • 'Favourable' Finish in Nassau Stakes

    The finish came just in time for Gainsborough Farm homebred Favourable Terms and jockey Kieren Fallon, who held off a soaring Silence Is Golden by a short head for victory in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Saturday.

  • Megahertz, foreground, moves past Noches De Rosa en route to victory in the Santa Barbara Handicap, Saturday  at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Zaps Her Santa Barbara Foes

    Defending champion Megahertz rallied from last to first in the stretch, scoring a one-length victory over Noches De Rosa in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Somnus Upsets Oasis Dream in Haydock Rain

    Somnus, nearly last on the inside with a furlong to go, switched out for the run to the wire for jockey Ted Durcan and caught the hot favorite Oasis Dream to win the $353,000 Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at rainy Haydock Park.

  • Megahertz, left, rallies to win the John C. Mabee Handicap at 8-1 odds.  Golden Apples (partially obscured), Dublino (#2) and Tates Creek, far right, finished in a photo for second.

    Ignored Megahertz Wins Mabee for Frankel

    Michael Bello's Megahertz, overlooked in the wagering at a generous 8-1, rallied from last place under Alex Solis to win the featured $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) Sunday, taking a four-horse blanket finish that resulted in a triple dead-heat for second place.

  • Champion Golden Apples, winning the Yellow Ribbon.

    Eclipse Winner Golden Apples Returns

    Gary Tanaka's Golden Apples, who won last year's Eclipse Award as the country's top female turf horse, returned to trainer Ben Cecil's Santa Anita barn on Friday morning to begin preparations for her 2003 campaign.

  • Pivotal filly tops day two of Tattersalls Foal Sale.

    Pivotal Filly Tops Tattersalls Second Session

    As on day one, Pivotal provided the top lot at Thursday's second session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sales in Newmarket, England when when a filly sired by the Cheveley Park Stud stallion was sold for 75,000 guineas.

  • Pivotal Colt Tops First Day of Tattersalls Foal Sale

    The first day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in Newmarket, England, was topped Wednesday by a colt by locally-based sire Pivotal out of the unraced Persian Bold mare Persian Air returned 60,000 guineas when sold by 93-year-old breeder Evelyn Charlton from Trickledown Stud.

  • Golden Apples (3) cruises to victory in the Yellow Ribbon.

    Oak Tree's Yellow Ribbon is All Golden

    Gary A. Tanaka's Golden Apples, with Patrick Valenzuela riding, steered clear of trouble on the outside and went on to tally a one-length victory over Voodoo Dancer in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree Saturday.

  • Favored Kyllachy Wins Nunthorpe

    Thurloe Thoroughbreds V and Cheveley Park Stud's Kyllachy, the 3-1 favorite in the field of 17, got the lead 100 yards from home in the Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) on Aug. 22 and went on to win by a half-length over Malhub.

  • Tattersalls July Sale Opens Strongly

    Wish, a winning 3-year-old daughter of Danehill, brought the top price of 110,000 guineas (approximately $178,898) Tuesday during the first session of the Tattersalls July sale in England.