Keyword: Purely Cozzene

  • Val Royal winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Mile Winner Val Royal To Run In Citation Handicap

    Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.

  • Santa Anita Race Report: From Claimer to Grade II Winner

    It was a priceless moment of ecstasy. Freedom Crest, the erstwhile claimer and pride of the six-horse Richard Baltas stable, had just wrestled the lead from Bosque Redondo in the $200,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II). Now, with just over a furlong to run, the game was over. But the real action was in the stands. His composure long lost, Baltas had broken into a windsprint, a spirited dash down the aisle interrupted only by an occasional glance at the track, a check to make sure his dream hadn't ended.

  • Manndar, Walkslikeaduck Work at Hollywood Park

    Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) winner Manndar and Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) winner Walkslikeaduck each worked five furlongs Wednesday at Hollywood Park. Also working Wednesday morning were Lady at Peace, Caffe Latte, Tribunal, and Purely Cozzene.

  • Stevens, War Chant Win Oak Tree Mile

    Jockey Gary Stevens earned his first stakes victory since November of 1999, riding War Chant to a 1 1/4-length victory over Road to Slew in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) Saturday at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

  • Kelly Kip, Others Work

    Hobeau Farms' Kelly Kip put in a four-furlong drill over a sloppy Belmont Park strip Wednesday morning, his third work since returning to trainer Allen Jerkens' barn after recovering from his second hock infection in as many years. Also working Wednesday were Caffee Lattee, King Cugat, License Fee, and Purely Cozzene.

  • Walkslikeaduck and jockey Eddie Delahoussaye cruise to victory in the Grade II $300,000 Del Mar Derby.

    Walkslikeaduck Equals Course Record in Del Mar Derby

    Walkslikeaduck rallied in the stretch to win the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) by 2 1/2 lengths Sunday at Del Mar. With Eddie Delahoussaye in the irons, the Patrick Gallagher trainee completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:46.66 while racing over firm turf. The time equals the course record of 1:46 3/5 set when 5-year-old Al Mamoon won the 1986 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Purely Cozzene Tops Del Mar Derby Field

    La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Purely Cozzene and runner-up Duke of Green will renew their rivalry in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr.  IIT) Sunday at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile turf race drew a field of 10 3-year-olds.

  • Purely Cozzene Romps in La Jolla

    Over firm turf, Purely Cozzene led at every call of the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Del Mar, completing the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:41.50 under David Flores.