Keyword: T.H. Approval

  • T. H. Approval, here winning the Del Mar Handicap, has been retired.

    T.H. Approval Retired with Sesamoid Injury

    Multiple grade II winner T.H. Approval, injured during the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday, has been retired because of a sesamoid injury, trainer Eduardo Inda reported from Santa Anita Thursday.

  • Boboman completes comeback by winning the Hollywood Turf Cup Handicap.

    Mandella Works Turf Cup Magic With Boboman

    Boboman, who returned to action for trainer Richard Mandella this summer after nearly 30 months on the sidelines, completed his remarkable comeback by winning the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IT) in his stakes debut Saturday.

  • Meteor Storm Hits Hard in Turf Cup Line-Up

    Veteran stakes performer Meteor Storm returns to Hollywood Park for the first time in three years on Saturday when he could become the oldest horse to win the prestigious Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) since the great John Henry won the race in 1983 at the age of 8.

  • The Tin Man (near) holds off T.H. Approval to win the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship for the second time, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    The Tin Man 'Gold' in Clement Hirsch Repeat

    The 8-year-old veteran The Tin Man did just enough to win Saturday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IT), a race he also won in 2002 on the lawn at Santa Anita Park.

  • The Tin Man takes care of business in the Arlington Million.

    The Tin Man Heavy Choice in Clement Hirsch

    The Tin Man, the remarkable 8-year-old winner of last month's Arlington Million (gr. IT) heads into Saturday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting as a likely short-priced favorite.

  • T.H. Approval wins the Del Mar Handicap.

    T.H. Approval Barrels Home in Del Mar 'Cap

    Even-money choice T.H. Approval reinforced his status as California's leading long distance turf horse when he circled the field on the final turn and surged to victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 11 furlongs Sunday.

  • T.H. Approval Sees Inda Through Tough Times

    T.H. Approval, a two-time winner of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a field of 10 Sunday in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • T.H. Approval, with Alex Solis aboard, wins the unset Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    T.H. Approval Enjoys Perfect Sunset Set-Up

    Favored T.H. Approval and jockey Alex Solis had the opposition in the $159,700 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at their mercy Sunday, coming off the pace to register a 1 1/2-length victory as the 2006 Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting ended.

  • T.H. Approval brought down the curtain on the Santa Anita season with a repeat victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

    T.H. Approval Seeks Fine Ending in Sunset

    With no clear standout in a field of 10 entered for Sunday's closing day $150,000-added Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf, the 1 1/2-mile event could be an opportunity for the stayers Runaway Dancer and T.H. Approval to determine which is best.

  • Santa Anita 'Cap winner Lava Man looks to continue winning ways in Saturday's Charles Whittingham Memorial.

    Versatile Lava Man Tops Whittingham Line-Up

    Lava Man, the 2005 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner who is unbeaten in three starts this year, will meet defending champion Sweet Return in Saturday's $300,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

  • T.H. Approval makes it two Capistranos in a row.

    T.H. Approval Covers Rare Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval became the first back-to-back winner of the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) in 38 years as Santa Anita brought down the curtain on the 2006 season.

  • T.H. Approval Chases 'Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval, looking for his first victory since last year's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) for trainer Eduardo Inda, is the 117-pound high weight in a field of 13 entered for Sunday's closing day marathon fixture at Santa Anita Park.

  • King's Drama Topweight in San Luis Rey Field

    King's Drama, winner of the Sword Dancer (gr. IT) at 12 furlongs on turf at Saratoga last August, will carry high weight of 122 pounds in Saturday's San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at the same distance over the Santa Anita turf.

  • Atlando and jockey Martin Pedroza win the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Atlando Matches Stakes Mark in 'Obispo Win

    Gary Tanaka's Irish-bred Atlando swept past entry mate King's Drama in mid-stretch, then held off the late surge of T.H. Approval to win the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) in stakes record-tying time on the Santa Anita Park lawn Sunday.

  • King's Drama Totes Top Weight in 'Obispo

    Bobby Frankel sends out 122-pound high weight King's Drama in Sunday's San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) for older horses at 12 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Always First wins Sunset in U.S. debut.

    Always First Wins Sunset in U.S. Stakes Debut

    British-bred Always First made a successful American stakes debut when he closed impressively along the inside to capture the $165,300 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on Sunday, the final day of the Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting.

  • Sunset favorite Runaway Dancer romped to victory in the Jim Murray at odds of 17-1 for jockey Garrett Gomez.

    Sunset 'Cap Brings Down Hollywood Curtain

    Runaway Dancer, who swept from last to win the May 14 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT), will attempt to repeat that dramatic effort in Sunday's $150,000 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), closing day feature of Hollywood Park's 64-day spring/summer meet.

  • Trio Gives Frankel Hope in Tough Murray Field

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel has three chances Saturday to enhance his record six victories in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park, accounting for one-third of the entrants in 1 1/2-mile grass marathon event worth $350,000.

  • T.H. Approval carries Rene Douglas to victory in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

    T.H. Approval Stamps 'Capistrano Victory

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval registered his first win in nine attempts on the Santa Anita turf in capturing the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday.

  • San Luis Rey upset winner Stanley Park looks to make it two in a row in San Juan Capistrano.

    Stanley Park Faces 8 in San Juan Capistrano

    Stanley Park, who registered a 7-1 upset in his last race, carries top weight of 118 pounds as the likely favorite in the about 1 3/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) on turf, the highlight of Santa Anita Park's closing weekend.

  • License To Run and Patrick Valenzuela winning the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    License To Run Spurts to Sloppy 'Obispo Win

    Given his head by jockey Patrick Valenzuela, Brazilian-bred License To Run spurted away from the field on the final turn and romped to a five-length victory Saturday in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap Handicap (gr. II).

  • Wily Whilly Wire-to-Wire Winner in San Marcos

    Crafty rider Felipe Martinez milked an easy lead with Irish-bred Whilly and had just enough left to hold off Puppeteer in the $150,000 San Marcos Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 miles on the Santa Anita Park turf Saturday.