Keyword: Spanish Chestnut

  • Elusive Jazz Looks to Repeat in Phoenix BC

    Elusive Jazz returns to Keeneland to defend his title in the $250,000 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 7. Last year's winner, who has only raced twice in 2006, will face 10 others in the six furlong test. Bobby Barnett trains the 5-year-old for Stony Oak Farm.

  • Commentator Heads Spa's Forego

    At this time last year, Tracy Farmer's Commentator was considered as one of the candidates for best older horse after winning the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Anew runs away in True North romp.

    Anew Breaks Through in True North Handicap

    Belmont Stakes day stakes action got off to a rousing start in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) when Anew scorched to the lead from his outside gate and never relinquished that advantage, cruising to the wire in 1:08.10.

  • Bold Ruler win propels rebounding Tiger into True North.

    Healthy Tiger Back for More in True North 'Cap

    Tiger tries to stay unbeaten against stakes rivals when he meets seven others in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on the Belmont Park main track.

  • Sun King charges from seventh in the stretch to win Commonwealth BC, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Sun King Conquers All in Commonwealth BC

    The turn-back in distance to seven furlongs did the trick for the slumping Sun King, who charged from seventh in the stretch to win Keeneland's $443,200 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) going away Saturday.

  • Afleet Alex's heroics were the highlight of the 2005 racing season.

    Steve Haskin's Analysis: Afleet Group of Horses in 2005

    Not to take anything away from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, or Saint Liam's grade I victories in the winter, summer, and fall, or Giacomo's stunning upset in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), or Lost in the Fog's remarkable cross-country odyssey, but 2005 will be remembered for the heroic deeds of Afleet Alex.

  • <a href="http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P11-1280"target="_blank;">Haskin: Bellamy Road "takes one stride to other horses' two."</a>

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Road Rage

    A beautiful, cloudless sky; Nick Zito and Todd Pletcher working five Kentucky Derby (gr. I) horses; what more could you ask for? Zito and Pletcher dominated the morning's activity, sending out Bellamy Road, High Fly, Noble Causeway, Bandini, and Flower Alley for strong five-furlong works.

  • Spanish Chestnut Derby Bound; Jockey Bravo Gets Mount

    Trainer Patrick Biancone confirmed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs that Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor's Spanish Chestnut is bound for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The French-born trainer said jockey Joe Bravo would ride the speedy son of Horse Chestnut.

  • Lexington Stakes winner Coin Silver will be ridden by Pat Valenzuela in the Kentucky Derby.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: PVal to Ride Coin Silver, General John B Out

    An ugly, rainy morning, and no Kentucky Derby (gr. I) works made for a funky Friday. The Derby lost one prospective starter when it was announced General John B will not run due to a tendon injury to his left front leg. On the jockey front was the announcement that Pat Valenzuela will ride Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) winner Coin Silver.

  • Flower Alley, with jockey Jorge Chavez up, leads Wild Desert (3) and Magna Graduate (2) to the finish line to win the Lane's End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Pletcher's Flower Alley Blooms in Lane's End

    One race after watching his Proud Accolade flop as the heavy favorite in the Rushaway, trainer Todd Pletcher's inexperienced Flower Alley surprised his rivals in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Saturday at muddy Turfway Park.

  • Texcess looks to upset favorite in Saturday's Lane's End.

    Favorite Spanish Chestnut Draws Post 8 for Lane's End

    Spanish Chestnut, the only graded stakes winner in the bunch, drew post 8 Thursday afternoon for Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The West Coast shipper was installed the 5-2 morning line favorite by Turfway's announcer and odds maker Mike Battaglia. The nine-furlong prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) drew a field of nine.

  • Lane's End Report: Texcess Seeks Second Jackpot

    Texcess, winner of last December's $1-million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot Stakes will be sent after his second big pot Saturday in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. Trainer Paul Aquirre said the Cal-bred gelding is "100% now" after a pair of losses this year and is primed for a big effort in the nine-furlong Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep at Turfway Park.

  • Declan's Moon, right, heads for the win over Going Wild in the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Declan's Moon Still Perfect After 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), pulled away from challengers Going Wild and Spanish Chestnut in the final furlong to register an impressive victory in the $200,000 Santa Catalina (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Champion Declan's Moon makes his 2005 debut in the Santa Catalina.

    Ellis: Declan's Moon 90-95% Fit For Debut Saturday

    Declan's Moon, who was forced to miss a mile work last week due to the bad weather, still is nearly 100% fit for his scheduled 3-year-old debut in Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, trainer Ron Ellis said Tuesday.

  • Spanish Chestnut among Santa Catalina rivals who worked Saturday.

    Declan's Moon Tightens Up for Santa Catalina

    Champion Declan's Moon, getting ready to start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 5, worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 Saturday at Hollywood Park. Trainer Ron Ellis also breezed Don't Get Mad, while across town, Spanish Chestnut and Scipion drilled for Patrick Biancone.

  • Spanish Chestnut, winning the San Rafael.

    Spanish Chestnut Has Gate Work; Santa Catalina Next

    San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Spanish Chestnut remains on schedule for his next start in the March 5 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and the Florida-bred tuned up for the 1 1/16-mile event with a six-furlong work in 1:14 from the gate on Wednesday morning over a fast track Santa Anita.

  • Scipion took a big stride forward with Risen Star victory.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Scipion to the Rescue

    Simply put, this has been a relatively uneventful Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail. Until Feb. 12, no 3-year-old had done anything exciting enough to infiltrate the top spots, occupied by last year's stars, none of whom have even run yet in 2005. Then, along came Scipion.

  • Spanish Chestnut Crackles in 'Anita Drill

    Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Spanish Chestnut, getting ready for his next start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) March 5, worked a half-mile in a blistering :45 over Santa Anita's fast main track Friday morning.

  • Spanish Chestnut, right, holds off Iced Out to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spanish Chestnut Pops San Rafael Upset

    Spanish Chestnut took a big step forward Saturday at Santa Anita Park by winning the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds -- his graded stakes debut -- in determined style.

  • Kirkendahl in 'Rafael Spotlight for Singer Keith

    If Kirkendahl wins Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park, it will be music to the ears of the colt's owner, country singing star Toby Keith.