Keyword: strong hope

  • Papaw Bodie leaves the rest behind in the John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Papaw Bodie Surges to Connally Turf Cup Win

    Making his stakes debut in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, favored Papaw Bodie surged to the lead in upper stretch to post a convincing win at Sam Houston Race Park on the night of Jan. 28.

  • Strong Hope Moves to Indiana

    Multiple grade II winner to stand at Midwest Equine & Veterinary Hospital near Trafalgar, Ind. The son of Grand Slam will stand for a 2012 fee of $2,500.

  • Strong Hope to Winding Oaks Farm

    Strong Hope, a multiple grade II winner and sire of stakes winner Trophy Collector, has been relocated to stand at stud at Eugene Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla.

  • Claiborne Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Claiborne Farm has announced its 2008 stud fees with no major changes to its roster of 14 stallions, which stand at the Hancock family's farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Big Weekend of Racing to be Televised on ESPN

    A double dose of "Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships – Powered by Dodge" is on tap this weekend with live racing Saturday and Sunday on ESPN from 5-6 p.m. (EST).

  • Strong Hope Retired to Claiborne

    Strong Hope, a multiple grade II winner for Eugene and Laura Melnyk, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Midas Eyes scores stunning victory in Saturday's Forego Handicap.

    Quick Return Pays Off for Midas Eyes

    Wheeled back on only 10 days of rest, Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes put away favored Strong Hope inside the final furlong and went on to a powerful victory in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Jim Dandy winner Strong Hope, inside, hopes to triumph in Forego.

    Strong Hope(s) Abound in Forego Handicap

    Eleven older horses passed the entry box for Saturday's Forego Handicap (gr. I), the last grade I event on the Saratoga calendar as the 36-day meet draws to a close at the end of the Labor Day weekend. The highweight in the seven-furlong race is Strong Hope at 118 pounds.

  • Purge, Eddington Work Toward Saturday's Travers

    With exercise rider Michelle Nihei aboard, Starlight Stable's Purge breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 over the main track at Saratoga on Monday in preparation for Saturday's 135th running of the grade I, $1 million Travers Stakes.

  • Azeri Faces Most Difficult Test in Met Mile

    Monday's Memorial Day $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) kicks off Belmont Stakes week with an outstanding cast, including 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, last year's 3-year-old champion Funny Cide and Pico Central and Strong Hope, the 1-2 finishers of Aqueduct's Carter Handicap (gr. I).

  • Funny Cide Breezes Toward Met Mile

    Last year's Triple Crown Hopeful, Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 beneath exercise rider and assistant trainer Robin Smullen Tuesday morning at Belmont Park. The work was the fastest of 18 at that distance.

  • Carter favorite Strong Hope upset Empire Maker in the 2003 Jim Dandy.

    Strong Hope Looms Large in Carter Handicap

    Strong Hope, upset winner over Empire Maker in last year's Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), has been installed as the favorite and 119-pound highweight in Saturday's 104th running of the grade I, $350,000 Carter Handicap over seven furlongs at Aqueduct.

  • Jockey Pat Day celebrates Ten Most Wanted's win in the Travers Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Ten Most Wanted Foils Frankel's Plan 'B'

    A well-focused Ten Most Wanted and jockey Pat Day took advantage of a torrid pace duel to register an easy victory in the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) before a Travers Day record 66,122 at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Funny Cide, one of eight entered in Travers Stakes.

    Funny Cide Among Eight Entered For Travers

    A field of eight passed the entry box Wednesday morning for the $1 million Travers Stakes. How many will run is another story. The big news was Funny Cide entering after two weeks of "doubtfuls" and "highly unlikelys," from trainer Barclay Tagg.

  • Strong Hope posted his fourth straight victory in the Dwyer Stakes.

    Strong Hope Spoils Sky Mesa's Dwyer Return

    In the much-anticipated return of Sky Mesa, it was Eugene and Laura Melnyk's rapidly-improving Strong Hope who held on for victory in Sunday's $150,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) by a head over Nacheezmo, with Sky Mesa settling for a non-threatening third.