Keyword: Pleasantly Perfect

  • Affirmed

    Pedigree Analysis: Affirmed

    In spite of his tremendous accomplishments as a racehorse, Affirmed went to stud in 1980 with modest expectations compared to those being heaped on American Pharoah.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Sold to Stand in Turkey

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect has been purchased by Turkish interests and will stand at the Turkish National Stud in 2015, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing said Oct. 30.

  • Robin Scully of Clovelly Farms Dies

    Robin Scully, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died in his sleep July 12 at his home, Abbottswood, in the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the English Cotswolds. He was 89 years old.

  • Quarter Given to Indiana Stallion Station

    Quarter Given, a winning half brother to 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and 2004 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, will enter stud in 2013 at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind.

  • Nonios worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Oct. 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2185230711&k=bDXFTsn">Order This Photo</a>

    Nonios Zips Over Santa Anita Track

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Nonios to the track Oct. 30 for a four-furlong tuneup in preparation for the Nov. 3 World Championships and the colt responded with a bullet work.

  • My Adonis wins the Long Branch Stakes.

    My Adonis Holds On for Long Branch Victory

    My Adonis, rebounding from an eighth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month, opened up a big lead in the homestretch of the $99,000 Long Branch Stakes and held on tight to win July 8 at Monmouth Park.

  • Nonios wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Nonios Knocks Off Liaison in Stakes Debut

    Nonios, making his stakes debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, overcame some early trouble to post a 15-1 upset by a half-length over Liaison in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park June 3.

  • Cozi Rosie in the Keeneland January Sale.

    Cozi Rosie Sold to Japan's Shadai Farm

    Teruya Yoshida's Japan-based Shadai Farm paid $525,000 for multiple graded stakes winner Cozi Rosie during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 10.

  • Rapid Redux

    Rapid Redux Approaches Historic Milestone

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.

  • My Adonis Romps in Delta Downs Jackpot Prep

    George and Lori Hall's 2-year-old colt My Adonis delivered a winning performance in the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes on the night of Oct. 22, setting himself up for an appearance in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.

  • Shared Account upsets the Breeders&#39; Cup Filly &amp; Mare Turf.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9266783%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Phot

    Shared Account Pulls 46-1 Shocker in F&M Turf

    Shared Account pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), out-finishing heavy favorite Midday in a thrilling stretch drive to win at odds of 46-1.

  • Clovelly to Disperse Stock

    Robin Scully's Clovelly Farms will disperse its stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The Lexington farm will sell approximately 35 head consisting of mares, weanlings, and racing stock.

  • Evening Attire seeks an automatic bid to the new Breeders&#39; Cup Marathon in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2985862%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Evening Attire Back For More

    Five years after his last appearance in the Breeders' Cup, wouldn't it be something if ageless iron horse Evening Attire could make a return trip to Santa Anita? That's exactly what the 10-year-old gelding has a chance to do July 19, as he goes to post in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup the first ever Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Pleasantly Perfect

    First Winner for Pleasantly Perfect

    Grade I winner Pleasantly Perfect was represented by his first winner when a daughter, Quite the Lady, won June 7 at Arlington Park in her first start.

  • 'On the Muscle' to Re-Air Jan. 23

    The acclaimed documentary, "On The Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable," which recently earned Pony Highway Productions and HorseRacing TV a national television media Eclipse award, will re-air Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. (ET) on HRTV.

  • Perfect Drift Seeks Comeback in Washington Park

    Third in the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). A thrilling win over 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft in that year's Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). Ten wins--six in graded stakes--and earnings of more than $3 million. On the board in 22 of 30 trips to the post. Strong credentials, to be sure.

  • The Pacific Classic was among the wins this year for Pleasantly Perfect.

    Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

    Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an injury to the left hind ankle.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

    Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an injury to the left hind ankle.

  • Early Dodge Classic co-favorite Funny Cide, with Robin Smullen at Lone Star Park earlier this week.

    Funny Cide, Pleasantly Perfect, Birdstone Early Classic Favorites

    Based on the approximately $188,000 wagered at Lone Star Park Friday in advance wagering on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, joint 9-1 favorites were Pleasantly Perfect, who won the $4-million race one year ago, 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide and this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone.

  • Robbins Pulling for Pleasantly Perfect

    Jay Robbins, who made Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) history when he trained the great California-bred Tiznow to back-to-back victories in 2000-01, says Pleasantly Perfect "has an excellent chance" to match the feat Saturday.

  • Haskin: &quot;Watch for Perfect Drift charging in the final furlong.&quot;

    Classic Report: Post-Draw Strategy Unfolds

    Several trainers immediately began plotting strategy following Wednesday's post position draw for the $4 milllion Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), which likely will affect the two likely favorites, Pleasantly Perfect and Ghostzapper.

  • Trainer Dale Romans, with owners Sarah and Ken Ramsey, at the Breeders&#39; Cup post position draw.

    Pleasantly Perfect is 5-2 Choice in Classic

    Diamond A Racing's Pleasantly Perfect was installed as the 5-2 favorite and drew the 12 post position as he attempts to defend his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Texas' Lone Star Park Saturday.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Half-Brother Tops Tattersalls Session

    Swagger Stick (Cozzene), a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect (Pleasant Colony), topped day two of Tattersalls' Autumn Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket Tuesday when bought for 220,000gns to race in the US.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, Perfect Drift Arrive at Lone Star

    Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, who will attempt to defend his title in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), arrived at Dallas' Love Field at 10:15 (CT) Monday morning from California, and was loaded for bear after arriving at the barn.

  • Birdstone, one of three Classic contenders already at Lone Star Park.

    Countdown to the Cup: Action is Hot and Heavy

    The action was hot and heavy going into Breeders' Cup week, with 26 pre-entered horses working on Oct. 24, an influx of horses arriving from all parts of the country and Europe, and a serious injury to Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) contender Ready's Gal.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Sizzles in Workout

    Pleasantly Perfect, seeking to defend his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered (gr. I) worked seven furlongs in company Saturday on a "good" track in a bullet 1:23 4/5 under Crystal Brown.

  • Pleasantly Perfect is back to defend his title in the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.

    Mandella, Whitney Have No Concern Over Layoffs

    Although no horse has won the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) coming off a layoff of more than 49 days, Richard Mandella, trainer of Pleasantly Perfect, and Marylou Whitney, owner of Birdstone, are confident taking their respective horses to Lone Star Park for the Oct. 30 World Thoroughbred Championships off layoffs of 69 and 63 days.

  • Roses in May seeks his own perfection in this year&#39;s Dodge Classic.

    Dodge Classic Preview: After Perfection

    No matter how much time one spends studying the past performances and various speed figures for this year's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), they still won't be able to feel secure picking a winner.