Keyword: Sunday Break

  • Ponzi Scheme won the Decathlon Stakes on opening day at Monmouth Park.

    Monmouth Starts Well Despite Decathlon Spill

    Blue skies and balmy temperatures greeted a new era at Monmouth Park May 12 when the track opened its 67th season of Thoroughbred racing with increases in attendance and wagering over last year.

  • Maybesomaybenot took the Sanford Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths at Saratoga.<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%3D9117309%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Maybesomaybenot a Decisive Sanford Winner

    Overlooked Maybesomaybenot took the lead from the inside post for jockey Julien Leparoux and never looked back, springing a 9-1 surprise in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths July 25 at Saratoga.

  • Sunday Break to France

    Sunday Break, a grade II winner by Forty Niner, will stand in 2009 at Haras de Grandcamp in France.

  • Pocahontas winner Pure Clan tries to remain unbeaten in the Golden Rod.

    Pure Clan Aims Higher in Golden Rod

    Lewis Lakin's Pure Clan, unbeaten in three career starts, will stretch out to 1 1/16 miles and aim for grade II status when she heads to the post against eight other 2-year-old fillies in the $250,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 24.

  • Candy Ride in Much-Awaited American Test

    Friday's $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT), a turf event that has been won by nine champions, figures to more clearly define the burgeoning international status of South American superstar Candy Ride.

  • Total Impact in Control of Mervyn LeRoy

    Chilean-bred Total Impact rolled to his first United States stakes win in convincing style Saturday at Hollywood Park, winning the $150,00 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile by two lengths.

  • Century City, left, noses out Gondolieri to win the Arcadia Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    All But Ignored, Century City Takes Arcadia

    Irish-bred Century City, the longest shot on the board after a dismal performance at Fair Grounds two weeks ago, tallied a neck victory in a frantic finish to Sunday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Ballingarry Makes 2003 Debut in Arcadia 'Cap

    Irish-bred Ballingarry makes his first start since the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in Sunday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile at Santa Anita, but the Canadian International (gr. IT) winner drew a tough spot for his return.

  • No Success for California Sprinters in Japan

    Trainer Darrell Vienna's California-bred sprinters Disturbingthepeace and Echo Eddie finished 13th and 17th, respectively, in Sunday's $1.435-million Takamatsunomiya Kinen on the turf at Chukyo racecourse in Japan.

  • Sunday Break, winning the 2002 Peter Pan.

    Sunday Break's Turf Debut Set in Arcadia

    Koji Maeda's Japanese-bred Sunday Break worked a bullet seven furlongs in 1:26 2/5 handily around the dogs over Santa Anita's firm turf course Wednesday morning. Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale was on hand to supervise the son of Forty Niner, who went fastest of seven on the lawn for the distance on the day with jockey Corey Nakatani in the irons.

  • Malibu contender Sunday Break, right, winning the Peter Pan.

    Malibu Kicks Off Santa Anita Meet

    Santa Anita kicks off its annual meeting Thursday with an intriguing 11-horse field in the $200,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds.

  • The Morning After: Proud Citizen OK; Frankel's Big Day

    Proud Citizen, who exited the Belmont Stakes with a crack in his left shin, was resting comfortably in his stall Sunday morning. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the colt would likely miss 90-120 days of training.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Great Expectations

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- Racing fans from the baby boomer generation were spoiled by the remarkable careers of the three most recent Triple Crown winners, Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978). Maybe that's why the knockers are lining up to take their shots at War Emblem as he bids for the Triple Crown.

  • Sunday Break, winning an Aqueduct allowance race.

    Sunday Break Heads Peter Pan; Springboard for Belmont

    On Saturday, Sunday Break will make his first start for Drysdale since finishing third in Aqueduct's Wood Memorial (gr. I) on April 13, when he goes to post in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs.

  • Belmont Gears Up for Four-Stakes Weekend

    Three-year-old Sunday Break is just one of the many top horses expected to compete in four stakes scheduled for the three-day Memorial weekend at Belmont Park in New York.

  • Belmont Park Gears Up For Third Leg of Triple Crown

    With the countdown on for War Emblem's possible date with history in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the New York Racing Association has set up a strong stakes schedule that will keep everyone happy with a parade of top-quality racing until the big day arrives. In all, 13 stakes will be run between Saturday and the Belmont Stakes.

  • Fresh Horses Expected in Second Leg of Triple Crown

    With only the top two Kentucky Derby finishers and fourth-place Medaglia d'Oro confirmed for the Preakness (gr. I), a crowd of new shooters are expected for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • D. Wayne Lukas grazes Proud Citizen at Churchill on April 29, 2002.
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    Proud Citizen's Fast Work Tops Among Derby Horses

    An ecstatic D. Wayne Lukas jumped off his pony and declared, "We are very much in the Derby." Lukas was referring to Lexington Stakes winner Proud Citizen, who had just worked 5 furlongs in a quick :58 4/5 in the pre-dawn darkness of Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby.

  • Buddha, right, beats Medaglia d&#39;Oro, center, and Sunday Break, far left, to the wire to win the the Wood Memorial.

    Buddha Wins Wood Memorial Stretch Duel

    Gary and Mary West's Buddha dueled though the Aqueduct stretch with Medaglia d'Oro and Sunday Break en route to a head-length win in Saturday's exciting renewal of the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I). Under Pat Day, the gray son of Unbridled's Song completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.61 on a fast track.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Ready for Wood

    The horse is named for a brand of espresso coffee, and in his last<br>start, he woke up as if he had swallowed a double shot of the stuff.<br>Saturday afternoon, Medaglia d'Oro will try to keep his Triple Crown<br>hopes brewing when he steps onto Aqueduct's main track for the 78th running of the grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial.

  • Sunday Break, winning an allowance race at Aqueduct Wednesday.

    Sunday Break Weaves, but Wins

    Sunday Break overcame an erratic stretch drive to win for the third straight time, taking a 1 1/8-mile, money allowance race at Aqueduct Wednesday. The victory keeps the Japanese-bred son of Forty Niner on target for the April 13 Wood Memorial (gr. I), and a possible stop at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 4.

  • Catching a Sunday Break on Wednesday

    Koji Maeda's Triple Crown nominee Sunday Break gets his prep for the April 13 Wood Memorial (gr. I) when he faces vie other 3-year-olds in a 1 1/8-mile allowance test at Aqueduct on Wednesday.

  • San Felipe Contenders, Officer Work

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Puerto Banus, gearing up for Sunday's San Felipe Stakes (gr.II), worked five furlongs in :59 2/5, handily, over Santa Anita's fast main track Tuesday morning.

  • Harlan's Holiday, Sunday Break Work For Weekend Stakes

    Harlan's Holiday, who will be one of the favorites for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby Derby, tuned up for the 1 1/8-mile race with a sharp 5-furlong work in 1:00 3/5. At Hollywood Park, Sunday Break, breezed 6 furlongs in 1:15 4/5 for Sunday's San Felipe Stakes.