Keyword: Special Ring

  • This sign, created by Tonia Marynell, pays tribute to Exceller, Ferdinand, and Old Friends.

    Old Friends to be Featured on CBS News

    Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based near Lexington, will be featured in a segment on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric June 7th. This is the first news piece about Old Friends to appear in a national broadcast.

  • Fraise, Ogygian Arrive at Old Friends

    Multiple grade I stakes winners Fraise and Ogygian arrived at the Old Friends retirement facility Aug. 16. Old Friends is based at Alfred H. Nuckols Jr.'s Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Canani Has 'Special' Shoemaker Surprise

    Trainer Julio Canani, who has dominated the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) the last six years, seeks his fourth victory in the $350,000 turf test at Hollywood Park on Monday when he saddles veteran Special Ring.

  • Blackdoun, Special Ring Slotted for Return

    Blackdoun and Special Ring failed to handle a yielding turf course in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30, finishing seventh and thirteenth, respectively, but the race took so little out of them they could both return later this month at Hollywood Park.

  • Blackdoun, will represent trainer Julio Canani in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Calm Canani Loaded with Contenders

    Let others worry about track conditions and post positions. Trainer Julio Canani has adopted the "What, Me Worry" stance made famous by Alfred E. Neuman as the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships approach.

  • Veteran Special Ring has been handled with kid gloves.

    NetJets Mile Preview: Turf Toss-Up

    North American-based entrants have managed to win half of the 20 runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and despite the likely presence of the reigning queen, French-based Six Perfections, the home team stands a decent enough chance to go over the .500 mark in this year's running of the $1.5-million race sponsored by NetJets.

  • Special Ring, won Sunday's Eddie Read Handicap for second straight year.

    Eddie Read Sequel Has Special Ring

    Turf course record holder Special Ring returned from a nine-month layoff with a scintillating front-running victory in the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Special Ring Returns to Canani

    Prestonwood Farm's grade I winner Special Ring has returned to trainer Julio Canani's barn in California where he will begin preparations for a 7-year-old campaign.

  • Designed for Luck defeats Sarafan.

    Cerin, Designed for Luck Turn in Miracle Mile

    David and Holly Wilson's Designed for Luck, who returned to action in August after missing nearly 17 months with a fractured left rear hock, held off a digging Sarafan by a half-length to win Sunday's $300,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Special Ring to Contest Breeders' Cup Mile

    Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Special Ring will make his next start in the Oct. 5 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) and win or lose, will most likely be in the gate for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Julio Canani said.

  • Special Ring, in record performance.

    Special Ring Smashes Del Mar Turf Mark

    Prestonwood Farm's Special Ring clipped a remarkable four-fifths of a second off the 1 1/8-mile turf track record while going gate to wire Sunday in Del Mar's $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Mister Acpen Will be Gunning in Eddie Read

    There could be a traffic jam on the lead in Sunday's $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar, with a field of six speedy horses likely to gun for the front in order to get the best position.

  • Argentine-bred Candy Ride defeats Special Ring in the American Handicap Friday.

    Candy Ride Claims Sweet American 'Cap Win

    Jenny and Sidney Craig's Candy Ride took a major step toward the head of the Southern California handicap division with an impressive victory in Friday's $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Candy Ride in Much-Awaited American Test

    Friday's $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT), a turf event that has been won by nine champions, figures to more clearly define the burgeoning international status of South American superstar Candy Ride.

  • Special Ring to Run in American Handicap

    Trainer Julio Canani ended the suspense Sunday by announcing that Special Ring would remain at Hollywood Park to run in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) Friday rather than ship to Kentucky for the $250,000 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

  • Redattore Possible for Hollywood Gold Cup

    Redattore, winner of the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park grass Monday, could return on the dirt in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 13, trainer Richard Mandella said Thursday from his Santa Anita stable office.

  • Shoemaker, Gamely Top Hollywood's Memorial Card

    Ladies Din, an 8-year-old gelding whose legacy will be closely linked to the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will seek a repeat victory in the grass stake at Hollywood Park on Monday. A small but talented field of a half dozen fillies will look to the Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) as their turf showcase.

  • Ladies Din Ready to Defend Shoemaker Title

    Trainer Frank Monteleone said that Ladies Din, a venerable 8-year-old gelding, is on edge to defend honors in the $350,000-added Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf Monday.

  • Long Gone Special Ring Smokes for Canani

    Trainer Julio Canani was all smiles on the Hollywood Park backside Wednesday after Special Ring smoked seven furlongs in a bullet 1:23.80 for the $350,000-added Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on May 26.

  • Shoemaker Mile winner Irish Prize seeks Eddie Read victory.

    Seven Turf Specialists Vie in Eddie Read

    Seven hard-hitting turf horses, headed by millionaire Native Desert and millionaire-in-waiting Irish Prize and including a pair trained by Robert Frankel, are set to go in Saturday's 28th running of the grade I, $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on Del Mar's Jimmy Durante Turf Course.