Keyword: Steve Margolis

  • Geothermal streaks home to win the Lukas Classic Stakes.

    Geothermal Wins Lukas Classic at Churchill

    Geothermal and jockey Robby Albarado swept to the front turning for home and gamely refused to be passed en route to a 1 1/2-length victory over favored Departing in the inaugural Lukas Classic Stakes.

  • Vicar's in Trouble is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Iowa Derby.

    Trouble Brewing in Iowa Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the June 28 Iowa Derby (gr. III). The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief is making his first start since the May 3 Run for the Roses.

  • Embellishing Bob (center) was awarded the 2014 Derby Trial win after Bayern (inside) was disqualified.

    Embellishing Bob Gets Derby Trial Win on DQ

    Embellishing Bob, stepping up into graded stakes company off a maiden win, won the Derby Trial (gr. III) on the disqualification of Bayern under the lights on the opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 26.

  • Elaine Klein

    Owner Elaine Klein Dies

    Elaine Klein, who had great success racing and breeding horses with her husband, Bertram, and son, Richard, died July 31 after a battle with cancer.

  • Miz Ida and Shaun Bridgmohan take the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Early Times Mint Julep: Miz Ida Nabs 'Daisy'

    Miz Ida nabbed 4-5 favorite Daisy Devine in the $109,100 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 8, closing with a strong burst to the wire after racing well back through the early going.

  • Centre Court carries top weight in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909764484&k=VrmztXb">Order This Photo</a>

    Centre Court Gets High Weight in Mrs. Revere

    Centre Court carries top weight in a full field of 12 sophomore fillies looking to capitalize on one of the last local grass stakes of the season, the $175,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

  • Uptown Bertie winning the Iowa Oaks.

    Grade III Winner Uptown Bertie Dies

    Iowa Oaks (gr. III) winner Uptown Bertie died Nov. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital due to complications from colic according to co-breeder and co-owner Richard Klein.

  • Wine Princess won the Monmouth Oaks on August 11.

    Indiana Oaks Features Four Graded Winners

    Becky Winemiller's Wine Princess, whose sire and dam were both voted Horse of the Year, will try for consecutive graded stakes triumphs when she faces eight other 3-year-old fillies in the Indiana Oaks (gr. II).

  • Wine Princess sails home in the Monmouth Oaks.

    Wine Princess Matures in Monmouth Oaks

    Wine Princess has progressed steadily through her conditions in five starts for trainer Steve Margolis this year, and she took her career to the next level Aug. 11 with a wire-to-wire victory in the Monmouth Oaks (gr. III).

  • Riley Tucker won the King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park in January.

    Riley Tucker vs. Cash Refund in Aristides

    Riley Tucker and Cash Refund figure to be the top two in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong stakes is one of three under the lights under the Twin Spires June 2.

  • Contested Favored to Ring Belles

    Contested, a lightly raced daughter of Ghostzapper from the Bob Baffert barn is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Believe You Can

    Believe You Can Seeks Another FG Victory

    The first three finishers in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will square off again at the Louisiana track when they return for the Feb. 25 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III).

  • Chamberlain Bridge and Jamie Theriot take the Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds.

    Chamberlain Bridge Like Old Self in Bonapaw

    Million-dollar earner Chamberlain Bridge snapped a six-race losing streak Dec. 17 when he led throughout to capture the Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds, one of three $75,000 stakes races on the New Orleans program.

  • Bouquet Booth flies home to win the Delta Downs Princess.

    Bouquet Booth Picks Delta Princess Laurels

    It's early yet, but Bouquet Booth stamped herself as one to follow for the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she unleashed a late burst to capture the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) Nov. 20.

  • Fly Down had an easy win in the Dwyer. <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%3D8950311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fly Down, Stay Put Tune Up for Belmont Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito put the finishing touches on the second of his two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) candidates May 30, sending Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) winner Fly Down out for a bullet half-mile work.

  • Keep the Peace

    Endine: Can Keep the Peace Break Through?

    Runner-up in her previous four starts -- the last three in graded stakes company -- Gary and Mary West's Keep the Peace looks to finally break through when facing seven fillies and mares in the $150,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 12 at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old Touch Gold filly was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite.

  • Cash Refund Creates Buzz in Churchill Opener

    Churchill Downs opened the 2009 spring meet April 25 with a cast of talented Derby Trial (gr. III) 3-year-olds lined up with the promise of spotlighting a potential star. And while Hull's victory was impressive, it was Richard, Bertram, and Elaine Klein's Cash Refund that drew raves 60 minutes earlier with a resounding seven-length triumph in a non-winners of two allowance race.

  • 2007 Winning Colors winner Miss Macy Sue is back to try again in the 2008 version.

    Miss Macy Sue Runs in Colors...Again

    Change Up, despite not having started since early April during the Keeneland meeting, looks strong against five rivals in Monday's $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. She'll have to be to top defending winner Miss Macy Sue.

  • Race for Education's Auction: Let the Bidding Begin

    Pre-auction online bidding for bachelors and bachelorettes participating in The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale begins Saturday, Valentines Day, in conjunction with the <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Cajun Beat Returns in Churchill Gallop

    Cajun Beat was supposed to get a little vacation following his Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) victory, but the 3-year-old gelding has other ideas.

  • Margolis Eyeing Malibu for Cajun Beat

    Saturday's Sprint winner, Cajun Beat, is getting some rest, but trainer Steve Margolis is already thinking about his colt's next possible start.

  • Action This Day, winning the Bessemer Trust Juvenile.

    Some Breeders' Cup Winners Could Run Again This Year

    Connections of most of the nine winning horses (counting one dead-heat) from Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were non-committal Sunday about future plans, but there is a possibility one or more of the horses could run again this year.

  • Asmussen Trio, Cajun Beat Work at Churchill

    Trainer Steve Asmussen's powerful trio of contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships --Cuvee, Lady Tak, and Posse -- were all busy with pre-dawn works on Monday at Churchill Downs in preparation for their runs Oct. 25.

  • 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.

  • Good Start for Palm Meadows Training Center

    With one winner Friday and four on Saturday, the new Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach is off to a fast start at producing winners at Gulfstream Park.

  • Request For Parole to Miss Belmont Due to Leg Injury

    Sam and Jeri Knighton's Request For Parole, winner of the John Battaglia Memorial and fifth in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Belmont Stakes, after trainer Steve Margolis discovered the beginnings of a stress fracture in the colt's left front leg.

  • Request for Parole turned in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby.

    A Cool Day at Churchill; Two Derby Contenders Work

    On a cool, windy morning that the horses seemed to like more than the people on the backside of Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby contenders Essence of Dubai and Request for Parole were the only two classic hopefuls working out.