Keyword: Stanley Hough

  • Rydilluc with trainer Gary Contessa.
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    Contessa on Rydilluc: He's One Bad Hombre

    "If horses could talk, what a job this would be," said one Gary Contessa, enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Keeneland. "I'd ask that sunofagun right now, 'Do you like that track as much as you like the grass?"

  • Awesome Maria

    Grade I Winner Awesome Maria Retired

    Joyce Robsham's homebred Awesome Maria, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, in which she finished third.

  • Florida Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. Wins 2,000th

    Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. reached a career milestone at Gulfstream Park April 6 with his 2,000th trip to the winner's circle after saddling Salt Water Cowboy for a victory in the fourth race.

  • Tar Heel Mom is the 120-pound top weight in the Gallant Bloom.

    Gallant Bloom Attracts Tar Heel Mom, 'Pistol

    Tar Heel Mom and Pomeroys Pistol, both second in grade I events at Saratoga in their most recent starts, return to action in the $150,000 Foxwoods Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 24.

  • Adios Charlie fights back to win the Jerome.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9500907%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Adios Charlie Waves Goodbye in Jerome

    Adios Charlie, passed in the stretch by Justin Phillip, re-broke along the inside to win the $150,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. II) going away on a sloppy track at rainy Aqueduct April 23.

  • Tar Heel Mom and Hilda's Passion, who finished 1-2 in the Sugar Swirl meet again in the Hurricane Bertie.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9372188%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tar Heel Mom, Hilda's Passion Back in 'Bertie

    Tar Heel Mom and Hilda's Passion staged a rugged stretch battle in the Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) one month ago and both return to Gulfstream Park Feb. 13 to renew their rivalry in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes.

  • Tar Heel Mom outfinishes Hilda's Passion to win the Sugar Swirl.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9372188%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Consistent Tar Heel Mom Wins Sugar Swirl

    Tar Heel Mom, who fires nearly every time, ran another big race to begin her 6-year-old campaign, this time holding off Hilda's Passion by neck to take the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Jan. 15 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Tar Heel Mom Enters Vagrancy 'Cap Off Big Win

    Alex Rankin's Tar Heel Mom, the Distaff Handicap (gr. II) winner last month at Aqueduct, will tote top weight of 119 pounds as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) May 29 at Belmont.

  • Brunilda Soars in Off-the-Turf Eatontown

    Cobra Farm's Brunilda, who won the Politely Stakes on the turf last month, became a double Monmouth stakes winner Saturday when she came rolling through the stretch to capture the $150,000 Eatontown Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

  • Sensation won the Astarita in her last start.

    Thursday Work Tab Light; Sensation Breezes

    With the morning sun rising in the distance, trainer Stanley Hough sent 2-year-old filly Sensation to the track at Belmont Park Thursday morning in her final serious workout for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr.I).

  • Sensation wins the Astarita Stakes at Belmont.

    Promising Sensation Captures Astarita

    Favored Sensation, ridden by Eibar Coa, broke open a close race coming off the turn and drew away to an easy victory over an inexperienced group of juvenile fillies Sunday in the $108,400-added Astarita (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Sensation Simply Sensational So Far for Hough

    Sensation, who has won both her starts by a combined 15 1/2 lengths, breezed five furlongs over the main Saratoga track Friday morning in 1:01 4/5 for trainer Stanley Hough.

  • Cacht Wells holds off late charge by Relaxed Gesture to win the Bowling Green Handicap by a head.

    Cacht Wells Mows Down Bowling Green Field

    Argentine-bred Cacht Wells, sent off at odds of 26-1, took the lead down the stretch and held on through the drive to the wire to upset the even-money favorite Relaxed Gesture by a head in Saturday's $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park turf.

  • Ravens' DQ Gives Three in the Bag Plate Trial

    Castletop Stable's Three in the Bag was awarded victory in Sunday's $164,300 Plate Trial Stakes for 3-year-olds at Woodbine after the apparent winner, Dance with Ravens, was disqualified.

  • Friendly Michelle will contest Raven Run.

    Friendly Michelle to Press for Raven Run Win

    Ed Friendly's Prioress (gr. I) winner Friendly Michelle tops a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered for the sixth running of the $200,000 Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) Friday at Keeneland.

  • Feline Story (5), ridden by Edgar Prado, captures the Floral Park Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Well-Timed Kick Tells the Tale for Feline Story

    Favored Feline Story, ridden to well-timed perfection by Edgar Prado, caught a tiring Cologny in the final strides to register a neck victory in the $104,400 Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on a sloppy Belmont Park strip Saturday.

  • Travelator Highweighted in Belmont's Floral Park

    Our Sugar Bear Stable's three-time stakes winner Travelator is the 116-pound highweight in the 10th running of the $100,000 Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Topping a field of five fillies and mares set to travel the 6 furlongs, the Stanley Hough-trained runner comes back only seven days after stepping up in class in an eight-length loss Sept. 11 in the Endine Handicap (gr. III) at Delaware Park

  • Unforgettable Max Taken Down in Frisk Me Now

    Unforgettable Max, heavily favored at odds of 9-10, ran to a 2 1/2-length victory in Sunday's $70,000 Frisk Me Now Stakes at Monmouth Park, but disappointed his backers anyway when disqualified for causing interference on the first turn, moving Pretty Wild into the winner's circle.

  • Request for Parole Returns for Pan American

    Jeri & Sam Knighton's Request for Parole figures to be a slight choice in the wagering over six opponents, including an entry, in Saturday's $200,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT), Gulfstream Park's traditional 1 1/2-mile grass course marathon.

  • Request for Parole, with Jose Santos aboard, stays ahead of the pack to win the Mac Diarmida Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Request for Parole Set Free in Mac Diarmida

    Jeri and Sam Knighton's Request for Parole, a 5-year-old who has found a new lease on life since switching to the turf last year, came from well off the pace to capture Sunday's $100,000 Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Baffert's Trust Pay Off in During's Jerome Win

    Trainer Bob Baffert trusted the instincts of his long-time friend, Tonja Terranova, and the result was a three-quarter-length victory for During in Saturday's $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.

  • Todd Pletcher, sends out trio in Matron.

    Pletcher Trio Head Matron

    A field of eight 2-year-old fillies, including a trio from the Todd Pletcher barn, will contest the $200,000 Matron (gr. I) Sunday at Belmont Park over one mile.

  • Request for Parole Wins at Gulfstream

    Jeri and Sam Knighton's multiple stakes winner Request for Parole, fifth in last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), made his 4-year-old debut sucessful Wednesday, defeating an optional claiming/allowance field at Gulfstream Park.

  • Randaroo and Dutrow Tackle Valley Stream

    Randaroo looks the likely favorite in Sunday's six furlong $100,000-added Valley Stream Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

  • Pretty Wild Ready to Stretch Out in Champagne

    Einar Robsham's Pretty Wild, bound for the $500,000 Champagne (gr. I) Oct. 5, breezed four furlongs Wednesday in :48 3/5 with regular jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard.