Keyword: Texcess

  • Texcess, left, edges out Cheroot to win the California Cup Classic.

    After 2 Years, Texcess Strikes in California Cup

    Texcess, winless since capturing the $1 million Delta Jackpot as a 2-year-old in December 2004, ended his long drought with a smart victory in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Saturday at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting.

  • Giacomo tallied his first win since the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

    Giacomo's First Win Since Derby a Nail-Biter

    Giacomo tallied his first victory since capturing the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at odds of 50-1, closing from far back under regular rider Mike Smith to defeat Preachinatthebar by a head in a rousing finish to the $300,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Magnum Blasts Away in Muddy Lone Star 'Cap

    Heavily favored Magnum registered a convincing 1 ¼-length victory over Texcess in Monday's $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) on a muddy track in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 1 1/16-mile race for older horses capped Lone Star Park's eighth annual Lone Star Million – a six-race stakes bonanza on Memorial Day.

  • Preachinatthebar Holds Court in Texas Mile

    The Bob Baffert-trained Preachinatthebar took command on the final turn in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and held on to beat Stockholder by a neck in front of 14,437 fans.

  • 11 to Contest Texas Mile at Lone Star Park

    This may be the 10th running of the grade III, $300,000 Texas Mile, but it feels like the first time. Trainer Bob Baffert is coming to Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie for Saturday's marquee event with a speedy Mike Pegram horse; the next week he'll be in Louisville, Ky., preparing to take the Kentucky Derby by storm.

  • Preachinatthebar and jockey Jon Court, foreground, win in the Tokyo City Cup, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Preachin' Tops Super Day for Baffert, Pegram

    Preachinatthebar, a Triple Crown hopeful for trainer Bob Baffert and owner/breeder Mike Pegram two years ago before being sidelined by knee problems, won his first graded stakes race since the 2004 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday when victorious in Santa Anita's $110,600 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III).

  • Congrats and jockey Tyler Baze win the muddy 2005 San Pasqual Handicap.

    Congrats Can End Drought in Tokyo City Cup

    Congrats, second to Rock Hard Ten in last year's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), will try to achieve millionaire status in Saturday's $100,000-added Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) over 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Lava Man and jockey Corey Nakatani win the Sunshine Millions Classic, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Lava Man Returns to Life in 'Millions Classic

    The grade I winner Lava Man flashed his former brilliance with a sweeping 2 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic to conclude the rich program for California and Florida-bred horses at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Sunshine Millions Classic Offers Redemption

    Santa Anita's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic, centerpiece of Saturday's $3.6 million festival for California and Florida-bred horses, will offer several of the dozen runners entered an opportunity to regain past brilliance.

  • Texcess, winner of the Boyd Gaming Delta Jackpot Stakes, has been added to the Barretts winter mixed sale.

    Texcess, Storm Wolf Among Supplements to Barretts Sale

    Grade II winner Storm Wolf, 2004 California-bred champion 2-year-old Texcess, and grade II-placed Papa to Kinzie are among 35 horses, including 19 horses of racing age, supplemented to the Barrett Equine 2006 January Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Desert Boom Favored in Cal Cup Classic

    Desert Boom, a well-traveled son of Boomerang owned by Robert Bone and trained by Art Sherman, is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Oak Tree Racing Association's marquee finale on Sunday, the $250,000 California Cup Classic.

  • Sprinter McCann's Mojave Tries Cal Cup Classic

    McCann's Mojave will attempt to carry his speed further than ever before when the 5-year-old runs in Sunday's $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by Smith Barney, the closing day feature presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita.

  • Osidy, foreground, overtakes Willow O Wisp, right, to win the Will Rogers Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Osidy's Late Surge Lands Will Rogers Stakes

    Osidy, a colt that trainer Richard Mandella has big plans for this year, registered his first victory in the United States with a patient ride by Alex Solis in the $109,100 Will Rogers (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Abrams Could Use Lift from Juliesugardaddy

    Juliesugardaddy, unbeaten in three turf starts, could be just the tonic that ailing trainer Barry Abrams needs when the gray colt seeks his first graded stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Delta Downs Jackpot winner Texcess among favorites for Sunday's Snow Chief Stakes.

    Crowded Gold Rush Includes Thor's Echo

    Thor's Echo and Texcess, 3-year-olds distinguished by lucrative victories, head 12 entrants in Sunday's $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, the highlight of Hollywood Park's $1.3 million Gold Rush for California breds.

  • Texcess looks to upset favorite in Saturday's Lane's End.

    Favorite Spanish Chestnut Draws Post 8 for Lane's End

    Spanish Chestnut, the only graded stakes winner in the bunch, drew post 8 Thursday afternoon for Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The West Coast shipper was installed the 5-2 morning line favorite by Turfway's announcer and odds maker Mike Battaglia. The nine-furlong prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) drew a field of nine.

  • Lane's End Report: Texcess Seeks Second Jackpot

    Texcess, winner of last December's $1-million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot Stakes will be sent after his second big pot Saturday in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. Trainer Paul Aquirre said the Cal-bred gelding is "100% now" after a pair of losses this year and is primed for a big effort in the nine-furlong Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep at Turfway Park.

  • Moscow Burning Named California Horse of the Year

    Moscow Burning was named California-bred Horse of the Year, top grass horse, and older female of 2004 the night of Feb. 7 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association annual awards dinner at the Hilton San Diego Resort.

  • Spanish Chestnut, right, holds off Iced Out to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spanish Chestnut Pops San Rafael Upset

    Spanish Chestnut took a big step forward Saturday at Santa Anita Park by winning the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds -- his graded stakes debut -- in determined style.

  • Texcess Alters Course, to Run in San Rafael

    Texcess, who was entered in both the Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields and the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Saturday, will stay home, Southern California-based trainer Paul Aguirre confirmed Friday morning.

  • Texcess Towers Over Golden Gate Derby Field

    Texcess, the winner of the $1 million Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs in Louisiana last month, heads a field of five for the $100,000 Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

  • Cal Invader Texcess Rakes in Delta Jackpot

    California-bred gelding Texcess shook loose on the turn for home under a vigorous ride from Victor Espinoza and outlasted his rivals for a popular victory in the rich $1 million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot for 2-year-olds Saturday at Delta Downs.

  • Field Set for $1 Million Delta Jackpot

    George Wolf's homebred Leaving On My Mind tops a field of 10 in Saturday's $1 million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot Stakes, the second richest 2-year-old race in North America.

  • Cal Cup Report: 'Dream' Nips Yearly Report in Matron

    In a spirited stretch duel, Dream of Summer came back on along on the inside to nose out heavily favored Yearly Report and win Saturday's $150,000 TOC/CTT California Cup Matron at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. It was one of several exciting races on the Cal Cup card.