Keyword: Taste of Paradise

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  • Taste of Paradise Sires First Winner

    Grade I winner Taste of Paradise was represented by his first winner when his son Justamatteroftime scored by 7 1/4 lengths Sept. 9 at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Grade I Winner Taste of Paradise to Crestwood

    Grade I winner and millionaire Taste of Paradise, who came close to winning the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.

  • Taste of Paradise, winning the Vosburgh.

    Taste of Paradise Retired Due to Tendon Injury

    David B. Bloom's Taste of Paradise, winner of the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and second, beaten a head, in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired after developing a small lesion on his left front leg, trainer Gary Mandella said Friday.

  • BC Sprint Rivals Pre-Entered in DeFrancis Dash

    Four of the top five finishers from last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 31 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 19.

  • Suave, winning the Saratoga Breeders' Cup, worked at Churchill Downs Sunday.

    No Works at Belmont; Contenders Breeze in Kentucky, Californnia

    With the New York area receiving more than an inch of rain Saturday night, there were a paucity of works at Belmont Park Sunday morning, none of which were by horses pointing toward the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Taste of Paradise tastes victory in the Vosburgh.

    Hunch Pays for Taste of Paradise in Vosburgh

    Trainer Gary Mandella played a hunch that Taste of Paradise would appreciate the wide turn and sandy surface of Belmont Park and came away with a shocking victory in the Vosburgh (gr. I) Saturday at odds of 26-1.

  • Pico Central won last year's Vosburgh (gr. I) impressively over Eclipse winner Speightstown.

    Pico Central Has Credentials to Win Crosby

    Multiple grade I winner Pico Central is the clear headliner for Sunday's $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at Del Mar, but he could be vulnerable after an absence of four months.

  • Norman Ships Top Commander for Crosby

    Trainer Cole Norman, who captured the 2003 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) when he shipped Beau's Town to the seashore, will be represented by Top Commander in Sunday's edition of the six-furlong stakes.

  • Saratoga County edges Don Six in the General George Handicap.

    Saratoga County Nips 'Six in General George

    Relentless Saratoga County reached the wire first in his final jump over a stubborn Don Six to win his third straight race in the $200,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Monday.

  • Don Six winning the Gravesend at Aqueduct this past December.

    Don Six the One to Catch in General George

    Speedy Don Six, a 5-year-old that trainer Scott Lake feels is good enough to win the 2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), takes an important step in Monday's $200,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs at Laurel Park.

  • Rebound Likely for McCann's Mojave

    Consistent sprinter McCann's Mojave, a winner of five of eight career starts, can make amends for his recent fifth-place stakes finish in Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Taste of Paradise, outside, goes stride for stride down the stretch with Watchem Smokey, inside, to win the Underwood.

    G. Mandella's Milestone a Taste of Paradise

    David Bloom's Taste of Paradise, the longest shot in the field at 26-1, gave trainer Gary Mandella his first graded stakes win by barely a nose over Watchem Smokey in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap winner Kela supplements to Sunday's Underwood at Hollywood Park.

    Kela Supplements to Underwood Stakes

    Trainer Mike Mitchell called an audible Friday morning, supplementing grade I winner Kela to the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday for $2,000.

  • Kela carries Tyler Baze to victory in the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Kela KO's Pico Central in Pat O'Brien

    Pico Central had won spotlight grade I races in New Yorkin his last two starts, but he ran into a hotter horse Sunday in the Mike Mitchell-trained Kela, who blew past the 2-5 choice in mid-stretch to win the $194,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar.

  • Domestic Dispute May Avoid 'Dubai Bounce'

    Given more than a four-month rest since his indifferent effort in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), Domestic Dispute should be able to avoid the so-called "Dubai Bounce" in Sunday's $200,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, trainer Patrick Gallagher believes.

  • Choctaw Nation remains unbeaten with gritty win in the San Diego Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Choctaw Nation Ruins 'Perfect' Return

    Robert Bone's undefeated Choctaw Nation earned his reservation for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) with a powerful rally to mow down Pleasantly Perfect and capture the $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Fresh, Ready for San Diego

    Pleasantly Perfect always fires when he's fresh and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, out of action since winning the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in March, is training as though he'll be ready for Sunday's $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) At Del Mar Sunday.

  • Pohave Heads Field of 14 for Triple Bend

    Pohave, winner of the $150,000 Los Angeles Times Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on May 8, is the 116-pound top weight among 14 entered in the $300,000 Triple Bend Invitational Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs.

  • Snorter on Fire in Berkeley BC Handicap

    Favored Snorter wore down Yougottawanna in mid-stretch to register his first graded stakes win for trainer Bobby Frankel, winning the $94,375 Berkeley Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) by one length at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

  • Berkeley Next for Jets Fan, Gold Ruckus

    Jets Fan and Gold Ruckus, who finished one-two in the San Carlos Handicap, are among the six horses entered in Saturday's $100,000 Berkeley Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Taste of Paradise sold for a Barretts winter sale record price.

    Taste of Paradise Sets Barretts Winter Sale Record

    Taste of Paradise, winner of the 2003 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), brought a Barretts Equine Ltd. January sale record price of $425,000 when purchased by David Bloom Monday during the first of two sessions at the sales company's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, California.

  • Pleasantly Perfect pulls away from Fleetstreet Dancer to win the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Oak Tree.

    Pleasant Comeback for Mandella's Stalwart

    Favored Pleasantly Perfect, making his first start since March 1, won Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for the second year in a row, tenaciously defeating a determined Fleetstreet Dancer by a half-length.

  • Consistent Field Lines Up in Del Mar BC 'Cap

    Headed by San Diego Handicap (gr. II) winner Taste of Paradise, $1.7-million earner Grey Memo and the consistent sprinter Captain Squire, a field of seven is set in the Labor Day $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at a mile on the main track Monday.

  • Joey Franco Tops Probable San Diego Field

    A field that could number as many as nine or 10 is beginning to take shape for the 62nd running of the grade II, $250,000 San Diego Handicap Sunday at 1 1/16 miles on Del Mar's main track.

  • Speedsters Meet in Bay Meadows BC Sprint

    Northern California's top two speedsters, Presidio Heights and El Dorado Shooter, will meet in Saturday's $150,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. III).

  • Canani Says Dream Machine Ready to Run in Oak Tree Derby

    Dream Machine's only two races in the United States were solid efforts, second by a length in the second division of the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar on July 24, and third in the Relaunch Stakes on Aug. 16.

  • Joey Franco Takes El Cajon Stakes by Head

    Favored Joey Franco captured the $75,000-added El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds at Del Mar Friday night, prevailing by a head in an all-out stretch duel with Taste of Paradise and a fast-closing Paxtecum.