Keyword: The Thoroughbred Corp.

  • Kafwain Shortens Up for Soft San Vicente

    Kafwain, who finished second to stablemate Vindication in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, stands out among a field of six 3-year-olds entered in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at seven furlongs.

  • David Flores leaps off Atlantic Ocean as trainer Bob Baffert watches in the winner's circle after their win in the $250,000 John Deere Oaks at Santa Anita.

    Atlantic Ocean Takes Sunshine Oaks

    Atlantic Ocean, who many thought was a $1.9 million flop, captured her third straight stakes Saturday in the $250,000 John Deere Sunshine Millions Oaks at Santa Anita

  • Johar (#8) readies to catch The Tin Man (#3) and Grammarian (#1) to win the San Marcos Stakes.

    Johar Thunders Home in San Marcos

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s rapidly blossoming Johar unleashed an explosive stretch run to prevail in the final jump by a head over The Tin Man and Grammarian in Monday's exciting $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass for older horses at Santa Anita.

  • Baffert's Echeverria Aims at San Miguel

    Bob Baffert, Santa Anita's leading trainer the last six meets, seeks his second consecutive victory in the $100,000 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) on Sunday with Echeverria.

  • Drysdale's Major Idea Wins Blue Norther

    Major Idea swept to the lead at the top of the stretch and drew clear for a two-length victory Wednesday in the $76,300 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.<br>

  • Habibti winning the 2001 running of the Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Habibti Retired

    Habibti, a two-time grade I winner at two and an Eclipse Award runner-up, has been retired from racing

  • No Vindication, but Toccet Duels With Kafwain

    A pair of highly promising 2-year-olds, multiple stakes winner Toccet from the East and locally-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Kafwain, are set to clash in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. A field of 11 fillies and mares also entered Saturday's Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • War Emblem Derby Bonus Case Heads for New Year Hearing

    Five months before the Pick Six Scandal began dominating headlines, the Illinois Derby-Kentucky Derby bonus controversy was making news. A hearing to determine just who will collect the cool $1 million payout should be set soon after the New Year.

  • Puxa Saco Likely Favorite in Hollywood Moccasin

    Florida import Puxa Saco, victorious in Oak Tree's Anoakia Stakes despite getting banged around at the start, will seek her fourth win in five starts Saturday as the probable favorite in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Sentimental Value Storms Home in Matiara

    Sentimental Value drew away from Secret Garden nearing the sixteenth pole and went on to a four-length victory under jockey Victor Espinoza in Saturday's $125,000 Matiara at Hollywood Park.

  • Dollase Says It's Great to be Back

    Wally Dollase was on top of the world in 1996 and '97, when he saddled eight Breeders' Cup starters. He won the Distaff with Jewel Princess in '96 and finished second in the Classic with Deputy Commander. In 1997 Career Collection finished second in the Juvenile Fillies. The following year, he had a big chance in the Distaff with Sharp Cat, but the filly tied up badly during Breeders' Cup week and nearly died. Now, he is back with Good Journey.

  • Oasis Dream Wins Middle Park; Elusive City Third

    Khalid Abdullah's homebred Oasis Dream, sent off at 6-1, pulled away to a 1 1/2-length victory in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) Thursday afternoon at Newmarket.

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Mulhall Discounts War Emblem Report

    Richard Mulhall, racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corporation, has discounted a report in Thursday's New York <i>Times</i> stating that the Saudi royal family has considered donating Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to the families of the victims of last year's World Trade Center bombing.

  • Elusive City Wins Richmond Stakes at Goodwood

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Elusive City scored a three-length victory in the Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (Eng-II) at Goodwood. The victory was the first major stakes score for The Thoroughbred Corp. since the death of Prince Ahmed bin Salman on July 22.

  • War Emblem, back in consideration for the Haskell Invitational.

    War Emblem Back in Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert informed Monmouth Park officials Saturday that War Emblem will definitely run in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on Aug. 4.

  • War Emblem Won't Contest Haskell Invitational

    One of the immediate effects the passing of Prince Ahmed Salman will have on racing was the decision by Richard Mulhall and Bob Baffert, respective manager and trainer for the prince's The Thoroughbred Corp., to pull Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem out of the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) on Aug. 4

  • War Emblem Continues on Road to Haskell

    War Emblem continued his preparation for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, working five furlongs Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in 1:01 4/5 under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Honeymoon in Jersey: War Emblem to Haskell

    It looks like trainer Bob Baffert and fiancee Jill Moss will be honeymooning on the Jersey Shore Aug. 4, watching Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem run in the $1-million Haskell Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Spain, retired to a new career as a broodmare.

    Spain Retired From Racing

    Spain, Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading female money earner, has been retired from racing. She leaves the track with a record of 9-9-7 in 35 races with earnings of $3,540,542.

  • War Emblem, worth more if he wins the Belmont.

    Price on His Head: Valuing War Emblem

    He went unsold for $20,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, and a little over 1 1/2 years later, was worth a cool million. The big questions are how many millions and what's in store for the owners if War Emblem wins the Belmont Stakes.

  • Illinois Derby Bonus Distribution Still Up in the Air

    Sportsman's Park officials expect soon to receive the $1-million payout War Emblem earned for winning both the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). They also hope to learn who will receive the bonus.

  • Spain, winning the Louisville Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap.

    Leading Distaff Earner Spain Returned to Training After Breeding

    Spain, who became racing's all-time leading female earner when she won the May 3 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), was bred May 15 to leading sire Storm Cat at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington and returned three days later to trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs.

  • Victor Espinoza has reason to celebrate as War Emblem wins the Preakness Stakes.

    Triple Crown Threat: War Emblem Wins Preakness

    War Emblem will have shot to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner following his dramatic victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. Following a wire-to-wire score in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) two weeks ago, jockey Victor Espinoza rated War Emblem off a quick pace, got to the lead on the turn, then held off a strong rally by Maryland-bred Magic Weisner to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • Prince Ahmed bin Salman.

    Winning the Derby is Princely Deed for Owner

    One year after his Point Given delivered to Prince Ahmed Salman a crushing defeat, the 43-year-old Saudi Arabian media magnate found his way to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle in the hoofprints of his speedy 2002 victor, War Emblem.

  • War Emblem Works in :59 3/5

    Kentucky Derby contender War Emblem, purchased by The Thoroughbred Corp. after his win in the Illinois Derby (gr. II), sparkled at Churchill Downs Thursday in his first work for new trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Officer Still Possible for Kentucky Derby

    A slight chance remains that the Thoroughbred Corp.'s Officer will run in the Kentucky Derby, but trainer Bob Baffert first needs to see an impressive performance in Saturday's Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Officer, winning the Champagne Stakes.

    Baffert to Send Officer to Lexington Stakes

    Bob Baffert has indicated that Thoroughbred Corp.'s outstanding 3-year-old Officer will be entered in the $325,000-added Coolmore Lexington Stakes to be run Saturday April 20.

  • War Emblem, shown winning the Illinois Derby, has been sold and will be trained by Bob Baffert.

    War Emblem Sold; Leaves For Baffert Barn Friday

    Trainer Frank Springer spent his final day with War Emblem Thursday, as the son of Our Emblem will be transferred to Bob Baffert's barn at Churchill Downs Friday barring anything unforeseen happening to stop the sale of the colt to The Thoroughbred Corp.

  • Officer crosses the finish line first in the Zany Tactics Stakes.

    Zany Tactics Winner Officer Might Try Lexington Stakes

    Following Officer's six-length romp in the restricted Zany Tactics Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert is considering the 1 1/16-mile Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland for the colt's next start.

  • Prince Salman, with Point Given&#39;s trophy.

    Eclipse Night: Humble Prince Makes His Point About Tiznow

    Teamwork and dedications were a central theme at the 31st annual Eclipse Awards dinner, a black-tie event held Monday night at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., where champion 3-year-old colt Point Given was crowned 2001 Horse of the Year.

  • Printemps 2002 Debut Due in Sunday's Santa Maria

    Two-time Chilean champion Printemps will make her first start of 2002 in Sunday's $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita. Printemps will receive a three-pound concession from 119-pound highweight Spain in the 1 1/16-mile race.

  • Habibti Returns in Las Virgenes

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Habibti, who is an Eclipse Award finalist in the 2-year-old filly catageory, returns to the races after a two-month absence in Sunday's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. Another 2-year-old filly Eclipse Award finalist, You, is also expected to start in the Las Virgenes.

  • Popular Earns First Stakes Win in San Miguel

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Popular was headed in the stretch by 13-10 favorite Roman Dancer, then fought back to the lead under jockey Victor Espinoza to win Sunday's $107,900 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) by a nose at Santa Anita.

  • Habibti&#39;s victory in the Starlet provided trainer Bob Baffert with a record 21 wins for the autumn meet.

    Habibti Edges You for Starlet Honors

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Habibti edged 4-5 favorite You in the $358,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes to earn her second career grade I victory in Hollywood Park's Sunday feature race.