Keyword: St Averil

  • St Averil Sires First Winner

    Grade II winner St Averil sired his first winner when his daughter Goddess Angel won Sept. 6 at Timonium.

  • Consolidation in Maryland Breeding Farms

    Citing an "effort to rationalize costs in these difficult economic times while continuing to serve Maryland and mid-Atlantic breeders with high quality stallions", the Maryland Stallion Station announced Dec. 24 it will partner with Bonita Farm and Shamrock Farms for future operations.

  • St Averil Faces Full Field in First Try for Motion

    Grade II winner St Averil makes his first start for trainer H. Graham Motion in the $150,000 Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) Saturday night at the Meadowlands, the final graded stakes of the track's 2005 meet.

  • Trainer Rafael Becerra (left) with St Averil and his son Rafael Becerra Jr.

    Two Becerras Side-by-Side with St Averil

    Rafael Becerra Jr. never wanted to be a horse trainer. Despite spending much of his youth going to the races and visiting the backside often with his trainer father, the 22-year-old was more interested in a career in finance, not furlongs. Until, that is, a horse named St Averil came along.

  • Haskin says Castledale's "coat is rich with a burnished copper shine to it."

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Day of Reckoning Draws Near

    The works have all but wound down, there's one more day of anxiety left for Bob Baffert before he and Jerry Bailey are officially united, and only Tapit remains of those missing in action. Starting tomorrow, the focus will be on gallops, as well as a pair of blowouts, to see just who's looking super out there.

  • New Arrivals Castledale, St Averil Go to Track

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Castledale and Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) hero St Averil both arrived safely at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon from their home bases of Santa Anita and visited the Louisville oval's main track for the first time Tuesday.

  • St Averil's Status Uncertain for Derby

    Despite negative X-rays on St Averil's problem feet, Rafael Becerra remained uncommitted on the colt's participation in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1.

  • Casteldale (4) drives to the finish line to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    Wild Win for Upsetter Castledale In SA Derby

    In a wild stretch run, Castledale, a 30-1 shot, edged Rock Hard Ten by a head to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the West Coast's major 3-year-old steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Santa Anita Derby Taking Shape

    Five 3-year-olds are pointing to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 3, with three others awaiting developments this weekend before a decision is made.

  • Jockey Javier Santiago drives Preachinatthebar to victory in the San Felipe.

    Wild San Felipe Worth Preachin' About

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert is on top of the game again after Preachinatthebar narrowly won the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Sunday, Baffert's second major Derby prep win in the past week.

  • Showdown at Santa Anita

    <i>By Dick Downey</i> -- The final local showdown for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby unfolds Sunday as some of the most well-known names in West Coast racing contest the Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Flores Expects More 'Action' in San Felipe

    Jockey David Flores expects significant improvement from Action This Day when he rides the champion 2-year-old colt of 2003 in Sunday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Becerra Taking Things Slowly with St Averil

    Even though Rafael Becerra feels St Averil could be the best 3-year-old he's ever trained, the 49-year-old native of Mexico prefers not to look past Sunday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • The Cliff&#39;s Edge runs in this weekend&#39;s Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Who's Going Where

    With two fairly uneventful weekends coming up, this is the perfect time to see how the big March Madness stakes are shaping up across the country. While many of the big-name horses will be running in smaller fields in Florida and California, look for large, competitive fields down south.

  • Easy Drill for St Averil; Bound for San Felipe

    Santa Catalina Stakes winner St Averil worked five furlongs in an easy 1:02 over Santa Anita's fast main track Sunday morning, after which trainer Rafael Becerra confirmed that the son of Saint Ballado's next start would be the March 13 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

  • Hopeful winner Silver Wagon, should be recovered from foot bruise.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Big Weekend On and Off Track

    Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) and Sunday's Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) are only some of important 3-year-old races this weekend, along with allowance races featuring Birdstone, Value Plus, and Shaniko.

  • Second of June, winning the Holy Bull Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Second of June More Than Just a Name

    What Second of June accomplished in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) was nothing short of sensational, and you don't have to go farther than his name to realize why. The son of Louis Quatorze was born on the second of June, which basically makes him a baby compared to his contemporaries.

  • St Averil, with Tyler Baze aboard, runs to victory in the Santa Catalina Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    St Averil Has His Day in Santa Catalina

    Stan E. Fulton's St Averil inched past Lucky Pulpit in mid-stretch and edged away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Master David Debuts for Frankel in 'Catalina

    Master David, a distant second to Read the Footnotes in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30, heads a field of nine entered for Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Last year&#39;s BC Juvenile winner to skip Santa Catalina.

    Action This Day Skipping Santa Catalina

    Action This Day, looking to launch his 2004 campaign, will pass on Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and point to the Sham Stakes on Feb. 8, trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday morning.

  • Baffert Hopes to Cash in on Hollywood Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert entered Quiet Cash in the $362,000 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday but admitted the colt has a long way to go to emulate his sire, Real Quiet, who gave Baffert his first Futurity victory in 1997.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Remember Apollo as Year Draws to a Close

    If you have an unraced 2-year-old, you have only a couple of weeks to avoid the dreaded curse of Apollo. Meanwhile, there were several interesting winners across the country in recent weeks, and last year's Hopeful (gr. I) winner, Silver Wagon, was defeated in his return.

  • Washington Owners Seek Outrageous Fortune

    That's an Outrage is expected to make an impact in the $200,000 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for his Washington state connections, bankruptcy attorneys Tim Dore and Denise Moewes.