Keyword: Ray Bell

  • Trainer James Cassidy, president of CTT

    California Trainers Discuss Hollywood Options

    California Thoroughbred Trainers officials met with members March 21 to update them on industry discussions for an alternative to Betfair Hollywood Park when it eventually closes for expected development.

  • Juniper Pass wins the San Juan Capistrano.

    'Capistrano: Juniper Pass Saves Best for Last

    Juniper Pass needed every yard of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap's 1 3/4-mile distance, getting up with a desperate lunge to defeat Imponente Purse by a head to drop the curtain on the 2010-11 Santa Anita season April 17.

  • Juniper Pass (left) wins the San Luis Rey Stakes.

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    Juniper Pass Takes to Sloppy San Luis Rey

    A new jockey, an equipment change and a first start on the main track all added up to the initial stakes victory for Juniper Pass in the off-the-turf San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. III) at rain-soaked Santa Anita March 20.

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    Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

    Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

  • Southern Cal Vet Steve Buttgenbach Dies

    Steve Buttgenbach, a popular veterinarian on Southern California backstretches, died May 15 in his La Canada, Calif., home from complications of cancer. He was 64.

  • Heavenly Ransom Survives Brush With Death

    Grade III winner Heavenly Ransom, a 4-year-old filly who nearly died this summer with an illness, could be ready to rejoin trainer Ray Bell's stable at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 1.

  • Capitano, overchiever who is overlooked at the windows.

    Capitano: Overlooked Overachiever

    As a third-generation horseman, trainer Thomas "Ray" Bell II is no stranger to good horses. So when Mr. and Mrs. Vicken Meguerditchian's Capitano came along, 49-year-old Bell knew the son of Belong to Me was special.

  • Top Trainer O'Neill Aims at Hollywood Stakes

    Doug O'Neill, the leading trainer at the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet with 10 victories entering the final two weeks, plans to enter a pair of horses in sharp form in graded stakes races this weekend.