Keyword: Rick Pitino

  • Slideshow: Sports Guys

    A companion to the article in the March 8, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse, 'Big Sports: World-Class Athletes Drawn to Horse Ownership'.

  • Empress of Midway worked four furlongs in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs on April 25,2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-ZHdSxF3">Order This Photo</a>

    Pair of Oaks Fillies Work at Churchill Downs

    While no horses being pointed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) worked at Churchill Downs April 25, a pair of fillies being pointed to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) breezed.

  • Kentucky Derby - Rick Pitino and Goldencents

    Rick Pitino comments on the backside of Churchill Downs about his Kentucky Derby contender Goldencents. Read more on Rick and Goldencents in this feature from the pages of The Blood-Horse, a free download!

  • Rick's Roll: Everything's Coming Up Roses

    From the pages of The Blood-Horse, Lenny Shulman profiles 2-time NCAA champion Rick Pitino, co-owner of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrant Goldencents.

  • Doug O'Neill at Churchill Downs.

    O'Neill Returns in Search of Another Derby

    With last year's Kentucky Derby victory of I'll Have Another still fresh in their minds, members of Team O'Neill were back at Churchill Downs the morning of April 28 in search of a repeat performance with Goldencents.

  • Goldencents comes home strong to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    Goldencents Surprises in Santa Anita Derby

    Goldencents was on top of his game April 6, turning back even-money choice Flashback to capture the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and handing trainer Doug O'Neill consecutive wins in the important West Coast test.

  • Goldencents won the Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs Nov. 17.

    Goldencents' Season Gets Started for O'Neill

    The Triple Crown season at Santa Anita Park begins Jan. 5 with the Sham Stakes (gr. III) led by Goldencents, recent winner of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) and runner-up in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I).

  • Buffalo Man to New Zealand

    Graded stakes winner Buffalo Man has been sold to stand at Totara Park Stud near Whangarei, New Zealand.

  • Pyro, winning the Risen Star (gr.III)<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3DS454186%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ky Derby Trail: Is Pyro Really Too Slow?

    Despite being ranked No. 1 or 2 on just about every Derby poll, Pyro, for some reason, has been branded by many a slow horse and simply the best of a bad lot. Yes, the pace in his two starts this year has been slow, and his final times have not exactly set the Fair Grounds teletimer aflame, but is this horse really as slow as many of the experts say he is?

  • Buffalo Man looks to be the one to beat in the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct.

    Buffalo Man Hopes to Regain Form

    Though making just his second start since February, Ontario-bred Buffalo Man could be the one to beat in the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct.

  • Silver Charm, 1 of 8 new Hall of Fame inductees.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1301443%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Eight Inducted into Hall of Fame Aug. 6

    Eight legendary figures from the Thoroughbred industry were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Aug. 6, as University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave the keynote address at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion.

  • Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

    Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs following the running of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Buffalo Man, After Bad Draw, to Skip Risen Star

    Trainer Cam Gambolati said Spectacular Bid Stakes winner Buffalo Man would stay in Florida for Monday's $100,000 OBS Championship in Ocala rather than travel to New Orleans for Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.

  • Buffalo Man wins the Spectacular Bid Stakes, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Buffalo Man Prevails in Spectacular Bid

    Buffalo Man kicked off his 3-year-old season successfully at Gulfstream Park Sunday, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and prevailing by one length in the $77,750 Spectacular Bid.

  • Undefeated River's Prayer Faces Eight in Landaluce

    Unbeaten River's Prayer, a 3 1/2-length winner of the June 4 Cinderella Stakes as the odds-on favorite, figures to draw heavy support again on Saturday when facing eight rival 2-year-old fillies in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Landaluce Stakes at six furlongs.

  • Sportscaster Dick Vitale, second from left, escorts Itsawesomebaby off the track.

    It's Awesome Baby for Vitale, Pitino

    Awesome Baby, making his first start for owners Dick Vitale, the voice of college basketball on ESPN, and Rick Pitino, coach of the University of Louisville's men's basketball team, won his debut in a maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds at Calder Race Course Friday.

  • Halory Hunter Arrives at McMahon of Saratoga

    Grade II winner Halory Hunter (Jade Hunter -- Halory, by Halo) arrived at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds on Feb. 12 to stand the 2003 breeding season.

  • Moon Solitaire, Dr. Kashnikow Duel in River City

    Gainsborough Farm's Moon Solitaire, a European import who has exceeded expectations this year while competing against many of the finest turf horses in North America, faces defending winner Dr. Kashnikow and 10 other rivals in the $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • Dr. Kashnikow defeats favored Tijiyr in the River City Handicap.

    Churchill Downs Race Report: Fall Hues

    The motif was unmistakably red at Churchill Downs for the 28th running of the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 10. Besides the bird of that color, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, the state's most famous Cardinal, was on hand signing autographs for the faithful. The color scheme didn't last for the race's finish, however, when the familiar hue of Claiborne Farm's orange flashed across the wire on the back of its homebred filly Watch.

  • Blue Grass Winner Halory Hunter Moving to Iowa

    Halory Hunter, who won the 1998 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) for the Celtic Pride Stable of basketball coach Rick Pitino, is being moved for the 2002 breeding season from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., to Wade and Fred Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa.

  • A P Valentine, who will not contest the Florida Derby, may take the Kentucky route along the Triple Crown trail.

    Zito Eyes Schedule for A P Valentine; Florida Derby Out

    Almost immediately after A P Valentine's third-place finish in an allowance race Feb. 17, trainer Nick Zito began having second thoughts about running him in the Florida Derby. Now that he's officially ruled it out, it's time for him to begin making alternate plans.