Keyword: Simon Callaghan

  • Run Away and owner Kaleem Shah after their win in the Barretts Juvenile Stakes

    Run Away Stays Sprinting in Bob Hope

    Kaleem Shah and Simon Callaghan feel Run Away is better suited sprinting at this point in his career, so he'll make his next start in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) Nov. 11 at Del Mar.

  • Americanize takes Nov. 3 opener at Del Mar

    Americanize Earns His Stripes in Damascus

    Americanize, a 4-year-old homebred for Kaleem Shah making his stakes debut Nov. 3, shook clear of Mr. Hinx to win the seven-furlong Damascus Stakes, the first race on the opening day Breeders' Cup program at Del Mar.

  • Elate stretches her legs at Del Mar Oct. 28

    Elate Draws Rave Reviews in Half-Mile Work

    Elate's final major preparation toward her Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) outing was completed in stellar fashion Oct. 29 when she completed a four-furlong work in :49 at Del Mar, leveling off extremely well down the stretch.

  • Moonshine Memories wins the Del Mar Debutante

    Moonshine Memories Will Stretch Out in Chandelier

    Grade 1 winner Moonshine Memories, who is undefeated in two starts, will attempt to take another top-level race when she tries two turns for the first time in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (G1) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Run Away wins the Best Pal

    Run Away Dominant in Best Pal Stakes

    Without any asking from his jockey, the Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away breezed by the early leader to take command, and by the top of the stretch, the race was all but decided.

  • American Gal wins the July 9 Victory Ride at Belmont by 4 3/4 lengths

    American Gal Impresses in Victory Ride

    After favored runs in two grade 1 races on her home soil in Southern California, Kaleem Shah's homebred American Gal broke through for her first graded win on the opposite coast July 9 with a determined victory in the Victory Ride Stakes (G3).

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith take the Santa Ysabel

    Unique Bella Game in Santa Ysabel Win

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Firing Line at Churchill Downs

    Firing Line to Crestwood

    Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.

  • Sobradora Inc wins the Osunitas Stakes

    Sobradora Inc Takes Perfect Record into Mabee

    Undefeated Sobradora Inc announced her arrival in the U.S Aug. 7 at Del Mar, where she took the Osunitas Stakes, but will take a significant step up against an accomplished group of turf runners Sept. 4 in the $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Taris wins the 2016 Humana Distaff

    Grade I Winner Taris Retired From Racing

    Grade I winner Taris has been retired from racing, trainer Simon Callaghan said Aug. 19. The decision was made after some bone bruising knocked her out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Firing Line works at Santa Anita Park June 19.

    Firing Line Returns in Santa Anita Allowance

    It may not be the splashy return to racing that was expected from Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, but trainer Simon Callaghan is hoping a July 9 allowance race at Santa Anita Park will set the colt up for a big summer.

  • Taris wins the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I)

    Taris Could Opt for Triple Bend Over Vanity

    Although a showdown with champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in the June 4 Vanity Mile (gr. I) has been the plan for Taris for a while, trainer Simon Callaghan said he's having second thoughts about the next landing spot for the Flatter mare.

  • Firing Line, Masochistic Aim for Del Mar

    Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.

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    Taris, 'Tango' Face Eastern Challengers

    Local standouts Taris and Tara's Tango appear to have their hands full in the $500,000 Santa Margarita (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park against shippers Penwith and Lavender Chrissie.

  • Taris Passes Two-Turn La Canada Test

    Taris has been a proven sprinter since moving to the barn of Simon Callaghan late in 2014, but shined in her two-turn debut for the trainer in the 1 1/16-mile La Canada Stakes (gr. II).

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    Taris Rolls Clear in Go for Wand

    Coming off a third in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), Taris collected another stakes score Nov. 27 when she rolled clear to victory in the $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

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    Taris Speedy in Santa Anita Drill

    Taris' final timed workout at Santa Anita Park before shipping to Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup Filly &Mare Sprint (gr. I) was impressive enough on paper, a bullet five furlongs in :59 flat.

  • Taris wins the Rancho Bernardo.

    Taris Wins Comeback in Rancho Bernardo

    Taris launched her comeback from injury in handy fashion Aug. 16 at Del Mar, moving past the pacesetter at the quarter pole and coasting to victory the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) under a hand ride.

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    Firing Line to Sit Out Rest of 2015

    Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, who gave American Pharoah his toughest test of the Triple Crown with a runner-up effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will likely miss the rest of his 3-year-old season.

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    Firing Line to Sit Out Los Alamitos Derby

    Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line will sit out the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 4 because of recent foot issues, which forced him to miss a scheduled workout at Santa Anita Park June 6.

  • American Pharoah (left), Firing Line (center), and Dortmnd (right) in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-141/i-8gV6TXT">Order This Photo</a>

    California Horses Thrive on Big Scene

    California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.

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    Callaghan Looking to Turn Preakness Tables

    Heading into the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.