Keyword: Skimming

  • Skimming to British Columbia

    Grade I winner Skimming will relocate to Pacific Stud near Langley, British Columbia, Canada, for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Johnny Eves pulls away in the Vernon O. Underwood.<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%3D6822807%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Johnny Eves Back On Top in Underwood

    Johnny Eves, winless in seven starts this year since capturing the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) 11 months ago, got back to the winner's circle with a strong effort in the $108,400 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Nov. 22.

  • Johnny Eves takes the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Park.<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%3D3130723%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Johnny's On the Spot in Malibu Win

    Making his graded stakes debut, the fast-improving California sprinter Johnny Eves sped away from the field at the top of the stretch and held sway in the final stages for a one-length win in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day of the 2007-08 season at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 26.

  • Joining jockey Ricky Frazier on the occasion of his 3,000th career victory are his fiancée Kennis Weiler and Frazier's 15-year-old son Dylan, on November 17, 2007 at Turf Paradise.

    Ricky Frazier Wins 3,000th Race

    Jockey Ricky Frazier won the 3,000th race of his career via disqualification in the $45,000 Paradise Valley Stakes at Turf Paradise Nov. 17.

  • Millionaire Skimming's First Foal

    Although millionaire Skimming's first foal, a colt, was just born Jan. 7, he had actually taken a spin around the track last year.

  • Jockey Gomez Bailed out of Jail

    Jockey Garrett Gomez, who was arrested in Riverside County, Calif., on July 3 for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as for a failure to appear violation from a previous arrest in Los Angeles County, was released from custody early Friday morning after posting $20,000 bail.

  • Skimming to Stand at Cardiff in California

    Multi-millionaire Skimming, winner of the last two runnings of the Pacific Classic (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at the Sahadi family's Cardiff Stud Farms near Atascadero, Calif.

  • Skimming's Breeders' Cup chances rest with his performance in the Goodwood on Sunday.

    Skimming Needs Goodwood Victory To Move To Breeders' Cup

    Two-time Pacific Classic winner Skimming must win Sunday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita in order to move on to the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 27, trainer Bobby Frankel said from New York Wednesday morning.

  • Garrett Gomez reacts after Skimming  won the Pacific Classic for the second straight year.

    Skimming Repeats, Gives Frankel Sixth Pacific Classic Win

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Skimming set the pace as expected, shook off a surprise challenge from longshot Dig For It, and then drew away to a 5 1/2-length victory over Dixie Dot Com in Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar. Skimming's win, his second straight in the 1 1/4-mile contest, gives trainer Bobby Frankel his sixth victory in just the 11th renewal of the race.

  • Trainer Craig Dollase accompanied Pacific Classic starter Futural as he schooled in the Del Mar paddock Thursday.

    Skimming Favored in Pacific Classic

    Six horses were entered Thursday for Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Skimming was installed as the 8-5 favorite, followed by Futural at 9-5 odds. Captain Steve, winless since taking the Dubai World Cup, drew the outside post position as he was made the 3-1 third wagering choice.

  • Battle Royal Expected in Pacific Classic

    If defending Pacific Classic (gr. I) champion Skimming and major contender Futural could wear boxing gloves, it wouldn't be beyond possibility that starter Gary Brinson might say to them, "Touch 'em up and come out fighting."

  • Skimming, Captain Steve Top San Diego Field

    Led by defending champion Skimming, Dubai World Cup winner Captain Steve and Hollywood Gold Cup top finisher Futural, the field of seven drawn for Sunday's grade II, $250,000 San Diego Handicap could prove to be one of the best in the 60 runnings of the historic race.

  • Del Mar Stakes Taking Shape

    Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum's Irish Prize, trained by Neil Drysdale and winner of three straight graded stakes, will carry top weight of 122 pounds as he heads a potential field of perhaps six for Saturday's grade I, $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap. For raw excitement, Sunday's grade II, $250,000 San Diego Handicap could rival last Sunday's Bing Crosby showdown between Kona Gold and Caller One.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor in Chief

    Bobbles

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- It's not a very satisfying way to determine the outcome of such an important race, but that's the way the game has always been played.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Hopefuls to Work Tuesday

    Trainers of Captain Steve, Skimming, Aptitude, and Futural -- the four leading contenders for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) -- will send their charges out Tuesday morning for their final major preparations for the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • Skimming, winning the Californian.

    Frankel, Dollase Runners Dominate Californian

    Trainers Bobby Frankel and Craig Dollase each sent out a pair of horses to run in Sunday's $500,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) and then watched as their horses filled the top four finishing positions in the Hollywood Park race.

  • Futural Edges Skimming in Mervyn Leroy

    Futural edged betting favorite Skimming by a length Saturday in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Chris McCarron, Futural ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.02, and paid $5.40, $2.80 and $2.20.

  • Albert The Great, ridden by jockey Jorge Chavez, wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Saturday.

    Albert the Great Upsets Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Albert the Great became Nick Zito's first Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner when the 3-year-old drew off through the stretch to win the $1 million race by six lengths Saturday at Belmont Park. Earlier in the day, Zito saddled his third consecutive Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner.

  • Garrett Gomez celebrates his Pacific Classic win aboard Skimming. Tiznow came home second.

    Skimming Assigned Highweight for Meadowlands Cup

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Skimming was assigned highweight of 122 pounds for the $400,000 Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II), a pound more than Golden Missile and three more than Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Each of the three top weighted horses, however, are under consideration for other races.

  • Lemon Drop Kid (5), ridden by Edgar Prado, prevails by a head to capture the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday for his fourth-straight victory. Behrens, right, was second.

    Lemon Drop Kid Wins Woodward Stretch Duel

    Behrens, Skimming, and Lemon Drop Kid arrived at the top of the stretch three across the track, before Behrens, on the inside, and Lemon Drop Kid engaged in a stretch-long duel won by the latter in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont. Under Edgar Prado, Lemon Drop Kid completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.53 over a fast track, finishing a head in front of Behrens.

  • Running Stag Unlikely for Woodward; Skimming To Run

    Due to a minor injury to his left front leg, Richard Cohen's Running Stag is now considered unlikely for the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I), according to assistant trainer Roger Teal. Meanwhile, Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Skimming will ship to Belmont Park on Tuesday ahead of the Sept. 16th race.

  • General Challenge, shown here winning the Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, Feb. 5, 2000.

    Stablemates Top Pacific Classic Work Tab

    Stablemates General Challenge and River Keen, the respective first- and second-place finishers in last year’s Pacific Classic (gr. I), indicated their readiness for this Saturday’s renewal of the $1-million race with workouts at Del Mar Monday.