Keyword: Spite the Devil

  • Elisabeth Jerkens

    Owner-Breeder Elisabeth Jerkens Dies at 86

    Elisabeth Jerkens, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder and wife of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens since 1987, died the morning of Aug. 3 in South Florida at the age of 86.

  • Colita Seeks First Stakes Win in Aqueduct 'Cap

    Colita looked like a potential star when Team Valor Stables bought into him in 2003, but the son of Grindstone heads into Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) still looking for his first stakes victory.

  • Evening Attire Should Shake Slump in Stuyvesant

    Trainer Pat Kelly would love to get his 7-year-old gelding Evening Attire, with just one win in his last 17 races, back to the winner's circle. With only five opponents to beat in Saturday's $100,000-added Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct, he should have every chance.

  • West Virginia Rolls Into Empire Classic

    Spite the Devil and West Virginia, the first two finishers in last year's Empire Classic at Belmont Park, return for Saturday's renewal of the $250,000 race, the centerpiece of the $1 million New York Showcase Day for state breds.

  • Funny Cide Totes 127 in Kings Point

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide will rejoin the New York-bred ranks Sunday when he makes his 5-year-old debut in the featured $75,000-added Kings Point Handicap at nine furlongs, the final day of the Aqueduct meeting.

  • 'Devil's Late Move Lands Empire Classic

    Hardwicke Stable's late-running Spite the Devil found himself to be the right horse in the right spot to win Saturday's $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

  • Plenty of Betting Options on NY Showcase Day

    Saturday's $250,000 Empire Classic, the marquee race on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park, is so wide open that Rudina Stable's filly Board Elligible, has a big shot in a field of 15.

  • Spite the Devil Drops Belmont Curtain in Shipman

    Spite the Devil surged past the tiring leaders in the stretch and held off a late charge by Sherpa Guide by a half-length to win the $108,100 Evan Shipman Handicap on closing day of the Belmont spring/summer meeting on Sunday.

  • Well Fancied Repeats in Belmont Fall Opener

    Sanford Goldfarb and Stewart Hoffman's Well Fancied became the first back-to-back winner of the General Douglas MacArtur Handicap, powering to a 5 ½-length victory Friday afternoon in the seven-furlong race for New York breds that opens the 38-day Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet.

  • No Catching Traffic Chief in Albany?

    The latest stakes winner for the New York Racing Association's Barry K. Schwartz and trainer Michael Hushion is Traffic Chief, favored in Wednesday's $150,000 Albany Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Seven Set for New York Derby

    Seven entrants are set to compete in Saturday's $125,000 New York Derby, the richest race on the calendar this season at Finger Lakes racetrack.

  • Can Alysweep Take Flight in Peter Pan?

    Out of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a low blood count, Alysweep bounces back for Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan (gr. II) at 1 1/8 mile for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park.

  • Chavez Motors Home with 'Devil' in Withers

    Spite the Devil, at odds of 16-1, motored down the middle of the track and caught Alysweep at the wire to win the $150,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Halo Homewrecker Heads Withers Field

    While the best three-year-olds in the country are running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, several up-and-comers in the one-mile Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct could join the Visa Triple Crown trail later down the road.

  • Colita, one of 11 entered in the Gotham Stakes.

    Cherokee's Boy Tops Gotham Field

    Headed by Cherokee's Boy, a field of 11 has been entered for Sunday's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, a traditional prep for the track's grade I Wood Memorial on April 12.

  • Funny Side Laughs Last in Sleepy Hollow

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who won his two previous starts by a combined 24 ¾ lengths, got more than he bargained for from Spite the Devil, but the 1-5 favorite held off his rival by a neck to win Saturday's $100,000 Sleepy Hollow for 2-year-old New York breds at a mile.

  • Funny Side Laughs Last in Sleepy Hollow

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who won his two previous starts by a combined 24 ¾ lengths, got more than he bargained for from Spite the Devil, but the 1-5 favorite held off his rival by a neck to win Saturday's $100,000 Sleepy Hollow for 2-year-old New York breds at a mile.

  • Whywhywhy, second from left, leads the field to the finish in the Sanford.

    Whywhywhy Answers in Sanford

    Whywhywhy answered a lot of questions Thursday afternoon with an authoritative 2 3/4-length victory in the Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga.