Keyword: Richard Mandella

  • Mandella Named Director for Oak Tree Racing

    Richard Mandella, one of the nation's leading trainers and a member of Racing's Hall of Fame, has accepted a directorship on the board of Oak Tree Racing Association.

  • The Tin Man Expected to Return in Citation H.

    Trainer Richard Mandella plans to start the venerable gelding The Tin Man in the Citation Handicap (gr. IT) Nov. 24, trying to match his feat in 2003 when the Hall of Fame conditioner saddled 8-year-old Redattore to victory in the same race at Hollywood Park.

  • Cushion Track Praised as Hollywood Opens

    California horsemen, who have been nearly unanimous in their praise of the new Hollywood surface in recent weeks of training, continued to give Cushion Track a thumbs up after the first day of racing at the fall meeting.

  • Senior Citizens Ripe for Breeders' Cup

    Entered in this year's Breeders' Cup Championships is a horse who has not let the increasing years of his life affect his racing career. Perfect Drift, still going strong at age 7, has aged like fine wine, continuing to post impressive efforts as Nov. 4 rapidly approaches.

  • The Tin Man (near) holds off T.H. Approval to win the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship for the second time, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    The Tin Man 'Gold' in Clement Hirsch Repeat

    The 8-year-old veteran The Tin Man did just enough to win Saturday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IT), a race he also won in 2002 on the lawn at Santa Anita Park.

  • Old Timers Day on Tap Saturday

    When the dust settles following Saturday's major stakes, we could be saluting the geriatric set if 8-year-old The Tin Man and 7-year-olds Perfect Drift and Meteor Storm come away with victories in their respective races.

  • Spellbinder Dazzles in Berkeley Handicap

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss' heavily favored Spellbinder dug in for the final strides to hold off the surging Sharp Writer and win the $150,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) in gate-to-wire fashion at Golden Gate Fields Monday.

  • The Tin Man waits four years for  American repeat.

    Four Years Later, Tin Man Repeats in American

    Ageless The Tin Man earned a repeat victory in the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday on the Hollywood Park turf, which isn't all that remarkable until you consider that his first win in the 1 1/8-mile event came in 2002.

  • The Tin Man Well-Oiled for American Return

    The 8-year-old gelding The Tin Man will attempt to win the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) four years after he first captured the nine-furlong grass event at Hollywood Park for trainer Richard Mandella.

  • The Tin Man Well-Oiled for American Return

    The 8-year-old gelding The Tin Man will attempt to win the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) four years after he first captured the nine-furlong grass event at Hollywood Park for trainer Richard Mandella.

  • Congrats Back in Training With O'Connell

    Congrats, recently sold as a stud prospect to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farm, is instead back in training at the Calder Race Course stable of Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Richard Mandella documentary to air on HRTV.

    HRTV to Air Unique Horseracing Documentary

    Racing fans will be treated to a unique, behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred racing when HorseRacing TV presents the documentary, "On The Muscle," in a three-part series, beginning on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Congrats Heads Mixed Bag in San Carlos Handicap

    Three entrants who have distinguished themselves in distance races, Congrats, Imperialism and Surf Cat, will have to deal with a pair of sharp and improving 5-year-old sprinters in Major Success and Jet West at seven furlongs in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) on Saturday.

  • Spellbinder and jockey Martin Pedroza  win the San Antonio Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Spellbinder Weaves Magic in San Antonio Win

    Tough luck Spellbinder gained his first graded stakes victory Sunday when he defeated With Distinction by three-quarters of a length in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • The Tin Man Pointing for San Marcos Sunday

    Grade I winner The Tin Man continues on the comeback trail for trainer Richard Mandella in Sunday's 1 1/4-mile San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Unbridled Energy Turns It On in San Fernando

    Doug Cauthen's Unbridled Energy, rallying from far back, wore down favored Greeley's Galaxy in the lane and held off an unlucky Canteen close to home for a three-quarters of a length victory in the San Fernando Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Del Mar Execs Take Polytrack Plan to Agricultural Board

    Executives with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have taken a first step toward installing Polytrack at the popular seaside racetrack when they made a presentation to the 22nd District Agricultural Association during its board meeting Jan. 10.

  • Del Mar Execs Take Polytrack Plan to Agricultural Board

    Executives with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have taken a first step toward installing Polytrack at the popular seaside racetrack when they made a presentation to the 22nd District Agricultural Association during its board meeting Jan. 10.

  • Seven Entered in San Pasqual

    Turnbolt will attempt to successfully run farther than he ever has when the son of Deputy Minister starts in Saturday's grade II San Pasqual Handicap at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Horses Going for Green at Santa Anita Park

    The season's first round of turf workouts took place Wednesday morning at Santa Anita Park when 34 horses breezed at distances from four furlongs to one mile. Opening day at Santa Anita is Dec. 26 and all workers were relegated to the outside portion of the course, 48 feet from the inner rail.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, addressed the California Horse Racing Board over the issue of track surfaces.

    Calif. Trainers Protest Poor Track Surfaces

    Track operators pledged their support to improving the conditions of racing surfaces in the state after about 25 trainers descended on the California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 1 at Hollywood Park to seek the commission's assistance.

  • Rock Hard Ten, ready for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Mandella Says Rock Hard Ten is '100 %'

    Trainer Richard Mandella, who will saddle Rock Hard Ten in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I) said the 4-year-old colt is ready for action and doing well after a hoof bruise was discovered last week.

  • Lord of the Game Works for Classic; A.P. Arrow Definite

    Lord of the Game, a $10,000 claim who has gone on to become a grade II winner and bankroll nearly $540,000, worked Thursday morning over a fast track at Hawthorne Racecourse under jockey Eusebio Razo, as he prepares for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. II).

  • Phone Trick, at Milfer Farm in 2001.

    New York Stallion Phone Trick Dead

    Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y

  • On to Breeders' Cup Classic for Rock Hard Ten

    Mercedes Stables and Madeleine Paulson Pickens' Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Rock Hard Ten came out of his latest victory in top shape, trainer Richard Mandella said, and will make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 29.

  • Rock Hard Ten, center, runs by Roman Ruler, right, and Choctaw Nation, left, to win the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Rock Hard Ten Picks Up Where He Left Off

    Returning from a seven-month layoff, Rock Hard Ten swept past reluctant pacesetter Roman Ruler in the final furlong to win Saturday's $484,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Rock Hard Ten hopes to take Goodwood on way to Classic.

    Rock Hard Ten on Goodwood Trail to Classic

    Pleasantly Perfect used the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) to prepare for his victory in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Tiznow took the same route in 2000. Now trainer Richard Mandella hopes the $500,000 stakes at Oak Tree Saturday can be a springboard to the $4 million Classic for handicap star Rock Hard Ten.

  • Roman Ruler training up to BC Classic.

    Roman Ruler Leads Trio of Baffert Workers

    Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Roman Ruler, third in the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, led Friday's Santa Anita workout brigade of Bob Baffert-trained runners looking toward the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Improving Osidy Seeks Cinema Success

    Osidy, a Kentucky-bred son of Storm Cat, seeks his second successive graded stakes victory in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Sunday when facing five other 3-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile turf event.

  • Rock Hard Ten, winning the Santa Anita Handicap, is being pointed toward the Breeders' Cup.

    Rock Hard Ten Back Galloping; BC Classic Still in Plans

    Rock Hard Ten, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), is back galloping and is being pointed for the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita, said trainer Dick Mandella, whose ultimate goal is the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Osidy, foreground, overtakes Willow O Wisp, right, to win the Will Rogers Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Osidy's Late Surge Lands Will Rogers Stakes

    Osidy, a colt that trainer Richard Mandella has big plans for this year, registered his first victory in the United States with a patient ride by Alex Solis in the $109,100 Will Rogers (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Berbatim Takes Control in Providencia

    Under steady handling from Alex Solis, Berbatim took control in the stretch and rolled to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $111,600 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita turf Saturday.

  • Roses in May looks for gold in the desert of Dubai.

    Romans' Confidence Blooms With 'Roses'

    Roses in May has filled trainer Dale Romans with confidence he'll leave Dubai with the world's richest horse racing prize, the $6 million Dubai World Cup (gr. I) on March 26.

  • Grade I Winner Salt Champ Retired

    Salt Champ, an Argentine champion who won the Jan. 30 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) in her North American debut, has been retired from racing after suffering a slight strain in a tendon.

  • Jeff Mullins, anxious to put controversy behind him.

    Mullins Says Columnist Used Quotes Out of Context

    Trainer Jeff Mullins, center of controversy over comments made in Sunday's Los Angeles <i>Times</i>, expressed regret that his remarks offended anyone and contended that the article's author, columnist T.J. Simers, used his quotes entirely out of context.

  • Rock Hard Ten, with Gary Stevens aboard, charges for the finish line  to win the Santa Anita Handicap.

    'Rock' Flattens Foes in Santa Anita Handicap

    Often accused of failing to realize his awesome potential, Rock Hard Ten brought his true knockout punch to Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), pulling away for a decisive 1 3/4-length victory over the strongest field he is yet to face.

  • Rock Hard Ten, ridden by Gary Stevens, right, holds off Imperialism to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Rock Hard Ten Chisels Narrow Strub Win

    Odds-on favorite Rock Hard Ten gave everything he had to hold off the determined Imperialism by a nose in an exhilarating finish to the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Saturday.

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    Rock Hard Ten Set for Strub; 'Eric to Pass

    Potential handicap star Rock Hard Ten remains on course for Saturday's $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, but stablemate Minister Eric will not run, trainer Richard Mandella said Wednesday.

  • Action This Day retired to Castle Lyons.

    Enigmatic Action This Day Retired

    Unable to recapture the ability that he displayed in winning the 2003 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at odds of 26-1, the enigmatic Action This Day has been retired and will stand at Castleton Lyons outside of Lexington, Ky., trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday.

  • Minister Eric and Rene Douglas win the San Fernando Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes.

    Mandella Magic Finally Works for Minister Eric

    Looking to recapture the form he displayed while finishing second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) of 2003, Minister Eric finally put it together for his first stakes win in the $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Congrats and jockey Tyler Baze sprint through the mud to win the San Pasqual Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Congrats Takes Bow in San Pasqual

    Proven in sloppy conditions, Congrats relished the off track Saturday at waterlogged Santa Anita Park, splashing away to an easy victory in the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).