Keyword: Pletcher

  • Front-Running Ready's Gal Holds On in Canadian

    James T. Scatuorchio's Ready's Gal held off the determined late charge of odds-on favorite Arravale en route to a front-running victory in the $304,400 Canadian Stakes (Can-II) for fillies and mares on the Woodbine turf course Sunday.

  • Grade II Winner Shaniko Retired to Millennium

    Shaniko, a grade II track-record setter by A.P. Indy, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.

  • Magnificent Song proves able in Garden City win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D545865%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Magnificent Song Scales Garden City Test

    Trainer Todd Pletcher opted to keep his ace Wait a While in the barn for Saturday's $246,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) but Magnificent Song proved quite a capable substitute, winning by two lengths on the Belmont Park inner turf course.

  • Ruffian Field Full of Early Speed

    Sunday's Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park features only five fillies, but the catch is the top three choices in the race all run their best when on the front end.

  • Pletcher Juveniles Formidable in Hopeful

    Trainer Todd Pletcher has claimed his fifth consecutive Saratoga training title in 2006 and his sixth over the last eight years. But even with a wealth of top juveniles, he has yet to win the Hopeful (gr. I). Pletcher is hoping to end that streak Monday with Michael Tabor's Circular Quay or James Scatuorchio's Scat Daddy.

  • 'Toddlers' Scat Daddy, Circular Quay Breeze

    Scat Daddy and Circular Quay, a pair of trainer Todd Pletcher's "Toddlers," slated to run in Monday's $250,000 Hopeful (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs, both worked on the main track at Saratoga Thursday morning.

  • Fleet Indian wins the Personal Ensign Stakes, Friday at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D503272%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Fleet Indian Sneaks Away in Personal Ensign

    Paul H. Saylor's odds-on favorite Fleet Indian and jockey Jose Santos set a dawdling pace, then opened up in the lane to win the $392,000 Personal Ensign (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 10 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Master Command Totes Top Weight in Iselin

    Master Command will carry top weight of 121 pounds while breaking from the rail Saturday at Monmouth Park in the 72nd Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) and face seven rivals. The Iselin, worth $250,000, has a post time of approximately 4:52 p.m. EDT.

  • Octave Hits Surprising Note in Adirondack BC

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is deep in talent, especially with 2-year-olds. Wednesday afternoon, he used Chagall to occupy favored Magical Ride early and set the table for eventual winner Octave in the $200,000 Adirondack Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mo Cuishle, Jose Santos aboard, wins the Monmouth BC Oaks, Sunday at Monmouth Park.

    Mo Cuishle Looks Like a Million at Monmouth

    Undefeated Mo Cuishle won her graded stakes debut Sunday for trainer Todd Pletcher, crushing five rivals in the $200,000 Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) for 3-year-od fillies at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Go Deputy in right place, right time for Sword Dancer win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D485528%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Sword Dancer is Right Spot for Go Deputy

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's decision to scratch Go Deputy from the Arlington Million (gr. IT) to run instead in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga worked out brilliantly when the 6-year-old Deputy Minister horse ran away from the field at odds of 6-1.

  • Love Locket One to Watch in Monmouth Oaks

    Michael Tabor's Love Locket, from the very deep stable of Todd Pletcher, is one of the horses to watch in a compact but talented field of six entered for the $200,000 Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) Sunday.

  • Walden Says Bluegrass Cat to Run in Travers

    Elliott Walden, racing manager for WinStar Farm, breeder and owner of Bluegrass Cat, said Wednesday that the colt will run next in the Travers (gr. I) on Aug. 26.

  • Pletcher Non-Committal on Travers for 'Cat; Sunriver Sent to Vet Clinic

    Bluegrass Cat, the runaway winner of yesterday's Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, is already back in Saratoga Springs. Although it's hard to envision Bluegrass Cat skipping Saratoga's grade I, $1 million Travers, presented by New York Lottery on Aug. 26, the colt's trainer, Todd Pletcher, was non-committal Monday.

  • Ready's Gal Makes Most of Matchmaker

    The multiple graded stakes winner Ready's Gal, forwardly placed in Sunday's $150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker (gr. IIIT), took the lead at the head of the stretch and held off the late challenge of Prop Me Up to win by a half-length on the Monmouth Park grass.

  • Woodward next up for Invasor.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D473189%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Invasor Likely to Run in Woodward Next

    Invasor, winner of Saturday's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga in a thrilling stretch drive over Sun King, is likely to make his next start in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) on Sept. 2.

  • Flower Alley, winning the Travers, returns to Saratoga for the Whitney.

    Saratoga Specialist Flower Alley Heads Whitney

    It's hard to imagine this year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) could top the 2005 running when the speedy Commentator held off a surging future Horse of the Year in Saint Liam.

  • Spun Sugar (back) outlasts Balletto to win the Go for Wand Stakes, Sunday at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D455108%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher's 'Sugar' Gets Win in Spa Cliffhanger

    Stronach Stables' Spun Sugar notched her second grade I victory of the year with a gut-wrenching effort to defeat the outsider Balletto by a whisker in the $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • The Green Monkey settles in at Todd Pletcher's Saratoga barn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D7157%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D454204%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    The Green Monkey Arrives at Saratoga

    The Green Monkey, the Forestry colt who was sold for a record $16 million at a 2-year-old in training sale Feb. 28, arrived at trainer Todd Pletcher's barn from Belmont Park Saturday at about 8:30 a.m.

  • Scat Daddy caught Teuflesberg late to win the Sanford Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D452068%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Scat Daddy Nabs Teuflesberg at Wire of Sanford

    Scat Daddy pushed his backers to the brink but delivered an impressive performance late to run down Teuflesberg in the final strides of the $147,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga July 27. Scat Daddy was the 3-10 favorite in the five-horse field of 2-year-olds while Teuflesberg went off at 13-1 odds.

  • Cotton Blossom joined the list of Schuylerville winners for trainer Todd Pletcher.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D450610%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Cotton Blossom Gets Pletcher Started at Spa

    Things haven't changed much at Saratoga Race Course, where the 138th season opened Wednesday. Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez were back in the winner's circle after Cotton Blossom won the $111,300 Schuylerville (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies before a crowd of 27,346.

  • Cotton Blossom joined trainer Todd Pletcher's list of Schuylerville winners.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D450610%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Cotton Blossom Gets Pletcher Started at Spa

    Things haven't changed much at Saratoga Race Course, where the 138th season opened Wednesday. Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez were back in the winner's circle after Cotton Blossom won the $111,300 Schuylerville (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies before a crowd of 27,346.

  • Schuylerville Returns as Spa Begins Season

    Dogwood Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher will be looking to get a fast start at the 138th Saratoga season when they send out Cotton Blossom in the $100,000-added Schuylerville (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs on Wednesday's opening day at the Spa.

  • Fleet Indian joins racing's Millionaire Club with this Delaware 'Cap win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D434888%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Fleet Indian Glides to Delaware 'Cap Triumph

    Fleet Indian's victory in the 1 1/4-mile Delaware Handicap (gr. II) was so easy it was hard to believe the field was running for $1 million Sunday at Delaware Park. Ridden by Jose Santos for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Paul H. Saylor, the brilliant 5-year-old mare galloped to her sixth straight triumph and went over the $1 million earnings mark.

  • Honey Ryder Digs in for Robert Dick Memorial Win

    Glencrest Farm's 3-10 favorite Honey Ryder earned her third consecutive victory by a hard-fought head in the $295,100 Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup on the Delaware Park turf Saturday.

  • Go Deputy holds off Crown Point to win the Bowling Green Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D0%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D433889%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Go Deputy Maintains Order in Bowling Green

    Wertheimer and Frere's heavily favored Go Deputy held off a desperate late rally by Crown Point on Saturday to win the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. II) at 1 3/8 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf course by a half-length.

  • Adieu Returns to Form in Delaware Oaks

    Adieu returned to the winner's circle for the first time since last fall's Frizette (gr. I) when she collared Amandatude inside the sixteenth pole and cruised to victory in the $500,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.

  • Icy Atlantic Slight Choice in Caesar Rodney

    Arthur I. Appleton's Icy Atlantic tops the field for the $200,000 Caesar Rodney Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile turf test that drew 12 entries to Delaware Park Sunday.

  • Todd Pletcher sends out runners in ten stakes at six tracks this weekend.

    Pletcher May Have 'Money' Weekend

    A big question this stakes-filled weekend is, how much money is Todd Pletcher going to add to his already ostentatious bankroll? Pletcher will send out 12 horses, most of them favorites or second choices, in 10 stakes at six different tracks.

  • Circular Quay Takes Rail to Bashford Manor Win

    Unbeaten Circular Quay, the fifth winner of the day ridden by jockey Rafael Bejarano, shot through a narrow gap along the rail in deep stretch and drew off to a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday's $166,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • English Channel, with John Velazquez up, wins the United Nations Handicap  Saturday at Monmouth Park.

    English Channel Handles United Nations Foes

    English Channel came off the rail to grab the lead in mid-stretch, then stubbornly refused to give in to the determined Cacique in winning the $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) on the sparkling new Monmouth Park turf course Saturday.

  • Lukas' Pegasus Wind Debuts in Bashford Manor

    Circular Quay, an easy winner for trainer Todd Pletcher in his lone start, and unbeaten Chace City, the Steve Asmussen-trained winner of the $125,000 Victoria Stakes at Canada's Woodbine, head a field of eight horses entered for Saturday's $150,000-added Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Richwoman, Chagall Vie in Churchill Debutante

    Richwoman, winner of the Cinderella at Hollywood Park for trainer Steve Asmussen, faces Chagall and Come Together, a pair of rivals from the barn of two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher in Saturday's $100,000-added Debutante Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Out of Gwedda, wins Tremont at 1-9 odds.

    Out of Gwedda Recovers From Poor Start to Win Tremont at 1-9 Odds

    When Out of Gwedda nearly scraped his nose on Belmont Park's fast main track at the start of Tuesday's 114th running of the $101,200 Tremont, the Fourth of July crowd let out a collective gasp. But Out of Gwedda quickly turn anxiety into enthusiasm as he waltzed to the lead under a hand ride and went on to a 2 1/4-length victory.

  • Wait a While and Garrett Gomez win the American Oaks Invitational.

    Pletcher's 'Wait' Pays Off in American Oaks

    Wait a While answered any questions about her ability to handle the turf when she demolished the field in the $750,000 American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Sunday.