Keyword: Roger Attfield

  • Rahy's Attorney won the 2008 Connaught Cup.

    Rahy's Attorney Seeks Another Connaught Cup

    Ellie-Boje Farm's Rahy's Attorney won the Connaught Cup (Can-IIIT) back in 2008 and missed by a head a year ago, and now the 6-year-old is back for another try as the expected favorite in the May 30 turf sprint at Woodbine.

  • Musketier and John Velazquez take the Elkhorn over Brass Hat.<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%3D8919186%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Musketier Shows No Rust in Elkhorn Victory

    Eight-year-old Musketier showed no signs of rust coming back from a more than six-month layoff, as he took over approaching the stretch and bounded home for a win in the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day at Keeneland.

  • Lady Shakespeare and John Velazquez take the Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland.<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%3D8912293%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Shakespeare Notches Bewitch Victory

    Charles Fipke's Lady Shakespeare stalked pacesetter Changing Skies for more than 11 furlongs, then overtook the leader in mid-stretch en route her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes

  • Society's Chairman charges late to win the Appleton.<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%3D8849916%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Society's Chairman Rules in Appleton Stakes

    Last at the top of the lane, Society's Chairman charged relentlessly on the far outside to nip fellow Canadian-bred Rahy's Attorney by a head in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 20.

  • Hollinger kept his perfect record intact with an impressive performance in the Cup & Saucer Stakes at Woodbine.

    Hollinger Hits Hard in Cup and Saucer

    Favored Hollinger, roused in upper stretch by jockey Tyler Pizarro, charged impressively to win the $242,341 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-olds on the Woodbine turf Oct. 18.

  • Rutherienne will look to return to her winning ways in the Nassau Stakes.<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%3D4177509%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nassau: Can Rutherienne Return to the Top?

    On May 30, Rutherienne will look to return to her winning ways when she takes on nine rivals in the $300,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf. It will be the first start in Canada for the 5-year-old mare.

  • Spice Route shows the way in the Elkhorn.

    Spice Route Finds His Way in Elkhorn

    Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield dominated the closing day feature at Keeneland, as his foreign-bred charges Spice Route and Musketier ran one-two in the $200,000 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) April 24 on the Haggin turf course.

  • Thorn Song won the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in Oct., 2008. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS697006%2Fphoto%2F6183793%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Thorn Song Back For Maker's Mark Mile

    Though he won the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) last fall over the same course, Zayat Stables' Thorn Song may have a tough time when making his first start of the season in the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IT) April 10 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Spice Route (right) gets the nod over Soldier's Dancer in the Tropical Turf.

    Spice Route Ekes Out Tropical Turf Win

    It took a wild stretch run and the perfect head bob, but Harlequin Ranches' Spice Route earned his first victory on American soil, prevailing by the narrowest of margins over Soldier's Dancer in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 6 at Calder Race Course.

  • Callwood Dancer is the lone grade II winner in the Cardinal Handicap.

    Callwood Dancer Formidable in Cardinal

    Three Chimneys' Callwood Dancer, the lone grade II winner in a field of older fillies and mares, has the edge and will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 15.

  • Palladio is in control in the Durham Cup.

    Palladio Breaks Through in Durham Cup

    Winless in nearly 17 months, Palladio broke through in a big way in the $154,200 Durham Cup (Can-III) Oct. 11 at Woodbine, as the 6-year-old took over at the quarter pole and held on in the stretch to score by 1 3/4 lengths on the Polytrack.

  • Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 in the Queen's Plate.

    Not Bourbon Tops Queen's Plate Field

    Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds looking for a victory in the prestigious $1-million Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes in North America. The 149th Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile event on the Woodbine Polytrack, will be race 9 and is set to go to post at 5:06 p.m. EDT June 22.

  • Callwood Dancer Wins Nassau Thriller

    Callwood Dancer was chased by two rivals through the length of the Woodbine stretch, but the Irish-bred daughter of Danehill Dancer had just enough to hold on during a thrilling finish in the $300,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-II) May 31.

  • Harlem Rocker, the highly-touted son of Macho Uno, will go in the June 1 Plate Trial at Woodbine.<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%3D4304424%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Harlem Rocker Makes Canadian Debut

    Undefeated in three starts and considered by some as one of the most promising 3-year-olds in North America, Frank Stronach's highly-touted Harlem Rocker will face seven rivals in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 1 at Woodbine.

  • Connaught Cup Stakes winner Eccentric looks for his fourth win of 2007 in the Autumn Stakes.

    Autumn: Eccentric Faces Stiff Test

    Gary Tanaka's Eccentric has won four of his last seven starts, but two of those losses have come against horses that he will face in the $150,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-III), to be held Nov. 17 on the Woodbine Polytrack.

  • Eccentric Gets His Way in Fayette Victory

    Gary Tanaka's overlooked Eccentric slipped through along the inside to overtake Ball Four in the final furlong to win the $150,000 Fayette (gr. III) on Polytrack by three quarters of a length on closing day of the Keeneland fall meet Saturday.

  • Noble Stella Shows Heart to Win New York BC

    Gary A. Tanaka's Noble Stella led at all calls over a soft turf course Saturday afternoon then dug in to hold off late-charging Angara to win the $182,000 New York Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park inner turf course by a neck.

  • Noble Stella Looks for Grade II Status in New York

    Honey Ryder, the best long-winded female turf horse on the East Coast, is bypassing the New York Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park for a potential start in Monmouth Park's United Nations Handicap (gr. IT). None of the fillies and mares running in the New York race June 24 will miss her.

  • Pellegrino Provides Upset in Keeneland Finale

    Pellegrino, a grade I winner overlooked at odds of 24-1, took the lead with less than an eighth of a mile remaining and gamely held off two challengers to win the $200,000 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) Friday, the final day of Keeneland's spring meeting.

  • Noble Stella, Louve Royale to Vie in Bewitch S.

    Six older fillies and mares are matched in Keeneland's Wednesday feature, the 1 1/2-mile, $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT). The Patrick Biancone-trained Angara won last year's event, spring-boarding off an explosive allowance win to open the meet. The conditioner looks to repeat the tactic with Louve Royale, a driving April 9 allowance winner over the course.

  • Ablo Wins Prince of Wales; Wild Desert Third

    Front-running Ablo fended off several challenges from a determined Autumn Snow to register a game neck victory in the $500,000 (Canadian) Prince of Wales Stakes Sunday at Fort Erie in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Tanaka's Noble Stella Takes Dance Smartly

    Well-traveled Noble Stella made her second start in Canada a winning one when the Gary Tanaka-owned 4-year-old captured Saturday's $340,800 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Ablo Surprises in Coronation Futurity

    Ablo, a 19-1 shot guided by Gerry Olguin, captured Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-old Canadian-breds at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2005 Queen's Plate.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus Filly Rips Shady Well Foes

    South Bay Cove, from the first crop of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, crushed a small field in Saturday's $160,350 Shady Well Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • Perfect Soul Drills at Keeneland, to Ship Wednesday

    Charles Fipke's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) winner Perfect Soul (Ire) stretched his legs on the Keeneland grass Tuesday morning in his final preparation for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

  • Perfect Soul impressive in Shadwell win.

    Perfect Soul Earns Breeders' Cup Trip in Shadwell Mile

    Charles E. Fipke's Canadian-based Perfect Soul returned to Keeneland Saturday and showed his affinity for the course, winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) by three-quarters of a length over Honor in War, with Touch of the Blues third.

  • Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando set to contest Sunday's Atto Mile at Woodbine.

    Crown Winner Wando Faces Tough Atto Field

    Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando and a pair of Neil Drysdale-trained veteran turf specialists lead a powerful field of 11 entered for Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) at Woodbine.

  • Eleven Horses Eying Atto Mile

    Eleven horses are expected for Sunday's $1-million Atto Mile (Can-IT) at Woodbine, but the filly First Quarter will not be among them. Still expected are Perfect Soul and Freefourinternet, who had their last works before the race.

  • Attfield's Perfect Soul Superb So Far in 2003

    When Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield compares Perfect Soul to a former Triple Crown winner, you know the horse must be something special. The 5-year-old heads Sunday's field in the 1 3/8-mile Chinese Cultural Center Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.

  • Perfect Soul All Heart in King Edward 'Cap

    Charles Fipke's Irish homebred Perfect Soul wound up for his late bid from the far outside in the final turn and went on to tally an easy 2 1/2-length victory over Strut the Stage in Sunday's $336,000 King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year, Wake At Noon.

    Wake At Noon Named Canada's Horse of Year

    With no Triple Crown winner and no dominant performer in the turf or handicap divisions, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year title was anybody's race, with the honor going to Wake at Noon.

  • Maple Leaf Distance Suits Small Promises

    Small Promises is much like the Energizer bunny made famous in a series of well known television commercials – she just keeps going and going and going.

  • Maple Leaf Distance Suits Small Promises

    Small Promises is much like the Energizer bunny made famous in a series of well known television commercials – she just keeps going and going and going.

  • Queen's Plate Field Shapes Up

    Fourteen horses are expected to compete in Sunday's Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Some of the runners had their final workouts Wednesday, including Shaws Creek.

  • Sweetest Thing leads the field home in the Bewitch Stakes.

    Sweetest Thing and Guidry Bewitch Keeneland

    Reserved near the back of the nine-horse field early, Sweetest Thing and Mark Guidry charged from between horses down the stretch to win the 12-furlong $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Thursday.