Keyword: Splendid Blended

  • Carmandia Roars to First Flight Triumph

    Four Roses Thoroughbreds and trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. picked up their second graded stakes win on the Aqueduct card Saturday when Carmandia rallied impressively for a 3 1/4-length upset triumph in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares.

  • First Flight Handicap: It's All About the Shoes

    When Sabine Stable's Win McCool keeps her shoes on, she is capable of winning graded stakes. She'll need all four tightly secured Saturday in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap at Aqueduct. The homebred 3-year-old filly faces nine other fillies and mares in the seven-furlong grade II event.

  • Kentucky Cup Card Promises Many Surprises

    The 7-year-old gelding Perfect Drift, a winner of nearly $4.6 million, takes on Woodward (gr. I) winner Premium Tap and five others Saturday in the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The race headlines a five-race stakes card worth $825,000 that's loaded with full fields.

  • Splendid Blended, Manol Cruz aboard, takes the Shirley Jones BC 'Cap at Gulfstream Park.

    Splendid Blended is Old Self in Shirley Jones

    Peter Vegso's 4-year-old Florida homebred filly Splendid Blended, twice a grade I winner, was the class of the field in Saturday's $187,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. She did nothing to dispel that notion as she drew clear for a 3 1/4-length victory over Beautiful Bets.

  • In the Gold scored her biggest career victory in the Gazelle.

    In the Gold Faces Pool Land in Shirley Jones

    In the Gold, who has established impressive credentials over the last two seasons, meets undefeated Pool Land for the first time to highlight Saturday's $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Smokey Glacken and Javier Castellano win the Hurricane Bertie 'Cap, Saturday at Gulfstream.

    Smokey Glacken Torches Rivals in 'Bertie

    Favored Smokey Glacken toyed with her nine rivals in Saturday's $100,000 Hurricane Bertie Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park, drawing away to a front running 3 1/2-length victory.

  • Splendid Blended Back in Action in Hurricane Bertie

    Smokey Glacken and Splendid Blended will clash in an outstanding renewal of Saturday's $100,000 Hurricane Bertie Handicap (gr. III), with a full field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the 6½-furlong sprint at Gulfstream Park.

  • Splendid Blended finishes a head in front of Island Fashion in the Vanity.

    Splendid Blended Tops Elders in Vanity 'Cap

    Splendid Blended became the first 3-year-old filly to capture Hollywood Park's Vanity Handicap (gr. I) since It's In The Air in 1979 when she won by a head over determined Island Fashion in a desperate finish Sunday.

  • Milady Handicap winner Andujar, favored in the Vanity Invitational.

    Dazzling Andujar Stands Out in Vanity 'Cap

    Coming off a dazzling seven-length victory in the Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on June 4, Andujar is the 6-5 favorite among nine fillies and mares in the $300,000 Vanity Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Splendid Blended to Tackle Elders in Vanity

    Trainer Neil Drysdale, who has won the Vanity Handicap (gr. IT) three times, will try to capture Sunday's $300,000 invitational for fillies and mares with 3-year-old Splendid Blended, a feat last accomplished in 1979 by It's In The Air.

  • Round Pond (1) outruns Smuggler (6) to capture the Acorn Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.

    Round Pond Pounds Out Acorn Win

    Favored Round Pond pounced on the leaders inside the final furlong and pulled away for her fourth straight win in the $250,000 Acorn (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Round Pond Ready for Acorn

    Round Pond, who has been out of action since winning the April 15 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, highlights a solid field of six 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday's $250,000 Acorn (gr. I), going one mile at Belmont Park.

  • Southern Image Named Florida-Bred Horse of Year

    It was a big night for the connections of Southern Image at the March 20 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association annual awards dinner. Southern Image was named Florida-bred horse of the year and champion older horse, while his sire, Halo's Image, who stands at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm, was named sire of the year.

  • Sweet Catomine the 3-1 Pick in Oaks Pool 2

    Champion filly Sweet Catomine emerged as a solid favorite in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2005 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, but there was also strong support for the rapidly improving Summerly as wagering in the four-day pool concluded on Sunday evening.

  • FTBOA Announces 2004 Champions

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has announced the eight divisional Florida-bred champions for 2004. The award winners will be honored at the 45th Annual FTBOA awards dinner March 20, at Hilton Ocala in Ocala, Fla. The Florida breeder, horse, stallion and broodmare of the year award recipients will be announced March 20.

  • Sweet Catomine Tops 144 Noms for Ky. Oaks

    Sweet Catomine, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the champion 2-year-old filly of 2004, heads a list of 144 3-year-old fillies nominated to the 131st running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on May 6.

  • Splendid Blended struts her stuff in the Hollywood Starlet.

    Starlet Just 'Splendid' for Drysdale

    With no Sweet Catomine to be concerned with, Peter Vegso's homebred Splendid Blended was the star of Sunday's $389,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Splendid Blended Cast As Starlet Choice

    In a field lacking a graded stakes winner, Splendid Blended, whose only setback came to probable 2-year-old filly champion Sweet Catomine, looks best of seven entered in Sunday's $380,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Sharp Lisa Can Cap Big Meeting for O'Neill

    Trainer Doug O'Neill hopes to cap his second Hollywood Park autumn meet championship Sunday with a victory by Sharp Lisa in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Sweet Catomine, ridden by Corey Nakatani, cruises to victory in the Oak Leaf Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sweet Catomine Canters to Oak Leaf Victory

    Sweet Catomine emerged from the $200,000 Oak Leaf (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet as a major contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park with a sweeping victory Saturday.

  • Sweet Catomine Stretches Out in Oak Leaf

    Sweet Catomine, who broke her maiden with a come-from-behind win in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I), figures to be the horse to beat in Saturday's $200,000 Oak Leaf (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park's Oak Tree meeting.