Keyword: Roger Attfield

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Leads Inductees Into Hall of Fame

    An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd Aug. 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the Hall of Fame.

  • Dylan Davis

    Saratoga Diary: Time and Hope

    The media took about a nanosecond to realize that both trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez, who teamed up to win Monday's feature race with Kissable, were about to enter the Hall of Fame on Friday.

  • Stars to Shine won the Trillium Stakes at Woodbine June 24.

    Ontario Matron Draws Field of Nine

    Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.

  • Roger Attfield

    Talkin' Horses: Trainer Roger Attfield

    Trainer Roger Attfield, who will be be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this year, was the guest on the latest edition of BloodHorse.com's popular Talkin' Horses podcast July 17.

  • Musketier won the Singspiel Stakes at Woodbine on June 24.

    Musketier Heads Stars and Stripes Field

    Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine Race Course, headlines a field of 11 turf marathoners in the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Arlington.

  • Havelock won the Hanshin Cup at Arlington Park on May 19 in his most recent start.

    Havelock Returns to Woodbine in King Edward

    Silverton Hill's homebred Havelock returns to Woodbine Race Course for the first time since a 2011 upset in the Play the King Stakes (gr. IIT), heading a field of seven entered in the $250,000 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 24.

  • Musketier, who won the 2011 Singspiel, tries for a repeat in 2012.

    Attfield Duo Heads Singspiel Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer has 2009 and 2011 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) winner Musketier and recent Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) victor Simmard for the 1 1/2-mile test on Queen's Plate undercard.

  • Musketier

    Musketier Tries for Elkhorn Three-peat

    Musketier, a 10-year-old veteran with 45 starts in his remarkable career, will bid for his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. III) April 27 on closing day at Keeneland.

  • John Velazquez (right) is congratulated by Angel Cordero Jr, after moving into the No. 2 spot among the all-time leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course.

    Velazquez: Cordero Will Be 'Ecstatic'

    While he is proud to be among the four inductees into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the class of 2012, jockey John Velazquez said the honor will mean even more to Angel Cordero Jr.

  • Simmard wins the Mac Diarmida Stakes.

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    Simmard Breaks Through in Mac Diarmida

    Fresh after a three-month layoff, Simmard won a terrific stretch duel with favored Newsdad by a nose in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf Feb. 26.

  • Musketier

    10YO Musketier Back for Mac Diarmida Stakes

    A six-time group/graded stakes winner and a veteran of 44 career starts, 10-year-old Musketier returns for yet another season when he opens up his 2012 campaign in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 26.

  • Musketier takes the W. L. McKnight Handicap at Calder.

    McKnight: 9YO Musketier Keeps Plugging Along

    Nine-year-old veteran Musketier sat a perfect trip under Luis Saez and held off a late run from a pair of rivals to notch the sixth group/graded stakes score of his career in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Oregon Lady gets up late to win the My Charmer at Calder.

    Oregon Lady Up Late to Claim My Charmer

    Irish-bred filly Oregon Lady split horses in deep stretch and passed Trip for A. J. a few strides before the wire to claim her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap Nov. 24 at Calder.

  • Miss Keller (middle, green/yellow silks) outfinishes I'm A Dreamer and Dream Peace to win the E. P. Taylor.

    Miss Keller Wakes Up in Thrilling E.P. Taylor

    Out of the money in five starts this year, Miss Keller woke up in a huge way at Woodbine Oct. 16, taking the $991,288 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) in heart-pounding style as part of a three-horse blanket finish.

  • Smart Sting

    Smart Sting Sails to Easy Selene Triumph

    Smart Sting became the first stakes winner produced by the champion turf mare Perfect Sting when she pulled away from the field to win the $248,448 Selene Stakes (Can-III) by 3 1/2 lengths in an upset at Woodbine Sept. 25.

  • Bay to Bay won the Nassau Stakes on a yielding Woodbine turf course last month.

    Dance Smartly: Bay to Bay Faces Attfield Trio

    Bay to Bay, convincing winner of the Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on a yielding Woodbine turf course last month, returns to head a field of 10 older fillies and mares in the $300,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 10.

  • Don Cavallo dominates the Dominion Day Stakes.

    Don Cavallo Rolls in Dominion Day

    Stronach Stables' homebred Don Cavallo took the lead with a half-mile to go and rolled to a 3 3/4-length victory in the 10-furlong Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine.

  • Musketier wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Musketier On Target in Singspiel Triumph

    Musketier, given a confident ride by John Velazquez, hooked up with Grassy in the final furlong to prevail by a neck for his second win in the $152,984 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) June 26 at Woodbine.

  • Check Your Soul cruises in the Plate Trial.

    Check Your Soul Dominates Plate Trial Foes

    In spite of a bad break and a wide trip, Check Your Soul took command at the top of the stretch for jockey Patrick Husbands and cruised to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $153,739 Plate Trial at Woodbine June 5.

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    Attfield Trio Faces Never Retreat in Nassau

    Never Retreat, upset winner of the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland in April, faces a triple threat from the Roger Attfield barn in the $300,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf course June 4.

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    No Explaining Scores Victory in Gallorette

    Irish-bred No Explaining finally held on for the first black-type score of her career when she prevailed impressively by a length over a strong late challenge from two rivals in the May 21 Gallorette Handicap (gr. III).

  • Mekong Melody draws off to win the Long Island Handicap.

    Long Island: Mekong Melody Sings Winning Tune

    David Egan's homebred Mekong Melody stayed perfect in three tries at the marathon distance of 12 furlongs as she sprinted away in the stretch to score convincingly in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 13.

  • Ave gets up between horses to win the Flower Bowl. <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%3D9217641%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ave Springs Flower Bowl Upset

    English-bred Ave split horses in deep stretch and got up just before the wire to post a 10-1 upset in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.

  • Mekong Melody held off closing favorite Ave by a nose to win the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine.

    Mekong Melody Keys Attfield-Trained Exacta

    Mekong Melody, making his first start since last September, held off closing favorite Ave by a nose to give trainer Roger Attfield the first two finishers in the $284,809 Dance Smartly Stakes (gr. IIT) at Woodbine July 18.

  • Embur's Song will try to get back in the winner's circle in the Bison City Stakes.

    Embur's Song Can Make Amends in Bison City

    Embur's Song, who lost for the first time when third in last month's Woodbine Oaks as the 2-5 choice, returns for the second leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara, the $250,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine July 11.

  • Spice Route emerged from the pack and scored an easy win in the Singspiel Stakes on Queen's Plate day at Woodbine.

    Spice Route Peppers Rivals in Singspiel

    Favored Spice Route, making his first start in 2010, emerged from the pack in upper stretch and swept to an easy win in the $153,999 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) on Queen's Plate day at Woodbine July 4.

  • Mobilizer's starts include a second place finish last out in the June 13 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.

    Mobilizer Getting Attention in Queen's Plate

    With this year's Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack having turned into a wide open affair, hunch players might look no further than the royally bred Mobilizer in the July 4 Canadian classic.

  • With Approval, who sired 50 stakes winners, won the 1989 Canadian Triple Crown and finished 2nd in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Canadian Great With Approval Dies

    With Approval, a Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner as a homebred for the Willmot family's Kinghaven Farm and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, died June 21.

  • Hollinger heads a field of eight 3-year-olds entered for Plate Trial Stakes.

    Hollinger Tunes Up in Queen's Plate Trial

    Hollinger, the winterbook favorite for Canada's Queen's Plate next month, heads a field of eight Ontario-bred 3-year-olds entered for the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes over Woodbine's Polytrack June 13.