Keyword: Tenpins

  • Michelle Rodriguez

    TOBA January Member of the Month

    Involved in every aspect of equine care, Rodriguez speaks passionately about the sport that's been part of her life for 30 years.

  • With England's Queen Elizabeth II attending for the first time since 1997, Big Red Mike stole the Queen's Plate with a gate-to-wire win.

    Big Red Mike Leads Queen's Plate Procession

    With England's Queen Elizabeth II attending for the first time since 1997, front-running Big Red Mike stole the 151st renewal of the Queen's Plate with a gate-to-wire win for jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva at Woodbine July 4.

  • Tenpins to Elite Thoroughbreds

    Grade II winner Tenpins has been relocated to Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.

  • Tenpins

    Millionaire Tenpins Sires Initial Winner

    Tenpins, a millionaire son of Smart Strike out of the Deputy Minister mare Maid's Broom, sired his first winner when a daughter, La Lynn, won by 10 1/4 lengths.

  • Spanish Empire Tops Tenpins in Louisiana 'Cap

    Spanish Empire won the biggest race of his career when he captured the $60,000 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds on Friday by one length over heavily favored Tenpins.

  • Evening Attire, right, finishes ahead of Quest, left, but was later demoted to second for interference in the stretch of the Clark Handicap, Friday  at Churchill Downs.

    Quest's Rugged Clark Journey Ends in DQ Win

    Quest was the declared the winner of Friday's $582,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) on a sloppy track after Churchill Downs stewards disqualified favored Evening Attire from his nose victory for drifting out in the stretch run and repeatedly bumping with the 17-1 upstart.

  • Sinus Problem Puts Day Off Friday's Mounts

    Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, the leading rider in Churchill Downs' "Fall Festival Of Racing," is ill and has taken off all of mounts on Friday's big holiday racing program.

  • Tenpins, favored in Clark Handicap.

    14 to Go in Clark 'Cap; Tenpins Slight Choice

    Joseph Vitello's ultra-consistent Tenpins, a multiple stakes winner that has been worse than second only twice in 15 career races, is a slight favorite in a strong field of 14 older horses entered in Friday's 129th and richest running of Churchill Downs' $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II).

  • Cappuchino Likely for Clark

    The field for Friday's 129th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) added another member on Tuesday when trainer Jerry Hollendorfer notified Churchill Downs officials that Cappuchino, winner of the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on opening day, would likely run in the 1 1/8-mile test for older horses.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Assigned 125 for Clark 'Cap

    Edmund Gann's Medaglia d'Oro, winner of the Whitney (gr. I) and runner-up in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) the last two years, has been assigned high weight of 125 pounds for the 129th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 29.

  • M B Sea Surprises Tenpins in Fayette Stakes

    M B Sea, a 34-1 shot with veteran jockey Craig Perret aboard, upset heavily favored Tenpins to win the $163,800 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) Saturday as Keeneland's record-breaking fall meeting ended.

  • Tenpins Crashes Keeneland's Curtain Closer

    Tenpins returns to Keeneland Saturday in hopes of repeating his victory last year in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III), the final feature of the fall meeting at the Lexington, Ky., track.

  • Tenpins' Connections Hope for Favorable Call

    Joseph Vitello's Tenpins worked a strong six furlongs Sunday at Churchill Downs under regular jockey Robby Albarado, but his status for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on Oct. 25 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita remains uncertain.

  • Perfect Drift Puts Away Tenpins at Hawthorne

    Perfect Drift edged away from Tenpins in the stretch to win Sunday's $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) on opening day at the Illinois track, but his trainer remained doubtful about a run in the Breeders's Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • Perfect Drift, defeating Congaree in the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Perfect Drift Stands Out in Hawthorne Gold Cup

    Multiple graded stakes winner Perfect Drift is a clear standout in a six-horse field for Sunday's 67th running of the $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Tenpins Strikes to Victory in Close Iselin 'Cap

    Joseph Vitello's Tenpins turned in quite a game effort Saturday as he scored a one-length victory in the $200,000 Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • Tenpins Bowls Over Cornhusker Rivals

    Joseph V. Vitello's homebred Tenpins rallied from just off the pace to earn a two-length victory over Bowman's Band in Saturday's $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III).

  • Tenpins Returns Against Seven in Cornhusker

    Joe Vitello's Grade II winner Tenpins will make his seasonal debut Saturday as the 118-pound highweight against seven rivals in the $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Tenpins to Make 2003 Debut in Cornhusker

    Joseph Vitello's Tenpins will make a belated start on his 2003 campaign in the $350,000-added Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup (gr. III) on July 12.

  • Tenpins Near Seasonal Debut

    Tenpins moved closer to his 2003 racing debut with a strong seven-furlong workout Tuesday at Churchill Downs. The Michigan-bred son of Smart Strike breezed the distance in 1:26.60 over a fast track under regular rider Robby Albarado.

  • Tenpins Near Seasonal Debut

    Tenpins moved closer to his 2003 racing debut with a strong seven-furlong workout Tuesday at Churchill Downs. The Michigan-bred son of Smart Strike breezed the distance in 1:26.60 over a fast track under regular rider Robby Albarado.

  • Stephen Foster Field Taking Shape

    As Saturday's deadline for nominations to the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) draws closer, the possible field for the $750,000 race is becoming clearer. Among the horses who could start next in the June 14 race are Aldebaran, Full Mandate, Proud Citizen, and Tenpins.

  • Mineshift, winning the Pimlico Special.

    Mineshaft Works Toward Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish's Mineshaft, an impressive winner of the Pimlico Special (gr. I) in his most recent start, breezed four furlongs at Churchill Downs on Tuesday as trainer Neil Howard prepares the colt for a run in the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) on June 14.

  • Lido Palace, winning the Whitney, is among the top contenders for the Clark Handicap.

    Lido Palace, Tenpins Top Clark Handicap Field

    Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a Chilean import who has ranked among the finest handicap horses in America over the past two seasons, and Joseph Vitello's Tenpins, a rising star bidding to establish a national reputation, head an accomplished field of 12 horses in Friday's 128th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Lido Palace, Take Charge Lady Given Top Weights

    Grade I winners Lido Palace and Take Charge Lady have been assigned the high weight, respectively, for the $400,000-added Clark handicap (gr. II) and the $250,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II), the final handicap races of the 113th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Tenpins celebrates Breeders' Cup Day with Fayette win at Keeneland.

    Tenpins Repels X Country for Fayette Win

    Trainer Donald Winfree bypassed a shot at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with 4-year-old Tenpins, opting instead for the $156,122 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. While the $4-million question remains unanswered, Tenpins did earn owner-breeder Joseph Vitello $99,789 for his 1 3/4-length triumph over a pesky X Country in the 1 1/8-mile Saturday feature at the Lexington oval.

  • Tenpins Will Not Run in BC Classic

    Tenpins, winner of the Washington Park Handicap in his most recent start, will not be pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic, and instead will point for fall stakes at Churchill Downs, trainer Donald Winfree said Monday morning

  • Macho Uno Favored in Short Washington Park Field

    Stronach Stable Inc.'s Macho Uno, champion 2-year-old in 2000, will be a prohibitive favorite Sunday when he heads a field of five older horses in the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) at Arlington Park.

  • Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

    Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

  • Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

    Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

  • Dollar Bill, winning the 2000 running of the Brown & Williamson Kentucky Club.

    Dollar Bill Favored to Get Ky. Cup Cash

    Dollar Bill, winless in stakes competition this year, but with several strong graded placings, was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) to be run at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.

  • Jerry Bailey and Street Cry, after crossing the finish line first in the Dubai World Cup.

    Congaree, Street Cry Face off in Foster

    A mid-year clash of top-level handicap runners is in store Saturday at Churchill Downs as Congaree, third-place finisher in last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) faces off against Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Street Cry in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.