Keyword: Quest

  • Greengrassofyoming (pink silks) gets his head in front to win the Stars and Stripes.

    Greengrassofyoming Wins Stars and Stripes

    Greengrassofyoming thrust out his nose in a pulsating four-horse finish to capture the Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 9 at Arlington International Racecourse as two-time defending winner The Pizza Man just missed in fourth.

  • Grade II Winner Quest's First Winner

    Grade II winner Quest was represented by his first winner when his daughter Rattlin Gyspy won by 5 3/4 lengths June 18 at Arlington Park.

  • Grade II Winner Quest Retired to Stone Farm

    Quest, a homebred grade II winner for Arthur B. Hancock III and Gerald Healy, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Millennium Dragon Heads Tough Group of Nine in Appleton

    A competitive field of nine older horses has passed the entry box for Saturday's one-mile Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the newly designed turf course at Gulfstream Park. Weighing in with a top impost of 120 pounds is the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Millennium Dragon, stakes winner on two continents including last year's Appleton.

  • Big Four Weekend at Churchill Downs Packed with Talent

    The $1.2 million "Big Four Weekend" stakes races at Churchill Downs Nov. 25-27 have attracted an outstanding group of nominees that includes Perfect Drift and Colonial Colony, the last two winners of Churchill Downs' Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I); 2002 "Horse of the Year" Azeri; and some of the most promising 2-year-olds in racing.

  • Evening Attire, right, finishes ahead of Quest, left, but was later demoted to second for interference in the stretch of the Clark Handicap, Friday  at Churchill Downs.

    Quest's Rugged Clark Journey Ends in DQ Win

    Quest was the declared the winner of Friday's $582,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) on a sloppy track after Churchill Downs stewards disqualified favored Evening Attire from his nose victory for drifting out in the stretch run and repeatedly bumping with the 17-1 upstart.

  • Tenpins, favored in Clark Handicap.

    14 to Go in Clark 'Cap; Tenpins Slight Choice

    Joseph Vitello's ultra-consistent Tenpins, a multiple stakes winner that has been worse than second only twice in 15 career races, is a slight favorite in a strong field of 14 older horses entered in Friday's 129th and richest running of Churchill Downs' $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II).

  • Cappuchino Likely for Clark

    The field for Friday's 129th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) added another member on Tuesday when trainer Jerry Hollendorfer notified Churchill Downs officials that Cappuchino, winner of the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on opening day, would likely run in the 1 1/8-mile test for older horses.

  • Tenpins Crashes Keeneland's Curtain Closer

    Tenpins returns to Keeneland Saturday in hopes of repeating his victory last year in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III), the final feature of the fall meeting at the Lexington, Ky., track.

  • Balto Star, may be added to Jockey Club Gold Cup field.

    JC Gold Cup Trainers Playing the Waiting Game

    With Empire Maker withdrawn from Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), several trainers who had no plans to run are now reconsidering and will see how the field shapes up before deciding whether to enter on Thursday.

  • New York Stewards Gain Additional Discretion

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a proposal by the New York Racing Association to allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

  • Medaglia d'Oro galloped at Saratoga on Friday.

    Medaglia d'Oro Odds-On Favorite for Travers

    Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) winner Medaglia d'Oro has been installed the odds-on 2-5 morning line choice to win Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Four Travers Contenders Work at Saratoga

    Several horses were out Monday morning in their final works for Saturday's $1 million Travers (gr.I), Saratoga's showpiece event. Both Nothing Flat and Quest breezed for trainer Nick Zito, and each was clocked in 1:03 2/5 on the Oklahoma Training Track in separate moves.

  • Four Travers Contenders Work at Saratoga

    The Nick Zito-trained pair of Quest and Nothing Flat each breezed five furlongs in the identical times of 1:03 2/5 over Saratoga's Oklahoma training track on Monday in preparation for Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes. Also working Monday were Shah Jehan and Like a Hero.

  • Came Home, shown winning the Swaps, will be the likely favorite in the Haskell Invitational.

    Racing Toward the Travers: Jim Dandy or the Haskell?

    Like many straightaway races in England, the race for the $1 million Travers Stakes has divided into two small groups – one opting for the big bucks and grade I status of the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and the other preferring to have a race over the track in the grade II, $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes. Both races will be run on Aug. 4.

  • Saratoga Blues remained undefeated with his Whirlaway victory.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (2/11): Singin' the Blues

    That's what Saratoga Blues' opponents have been doing in the colt's three career starts. The son of Twining captured Saturday's Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct for his third consecutive victory. At Santa Anita, USS Tinosa drew off to an impressive score in Friday's Sham Stakes, while stablemate Cappuchino had no trouble winning the Golden State Mile back home at Golden Gate.