Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • Pure Silver pulls away in the stretch to win the Adirondack Stakes

    Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

    In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

  • Sassy Little Lila flies home 2 1/2 lengths in front of Burma Road at Churchill May 20

    Sassy Little Lila Takes on Boys in Fourstardave

    Sheep Pond Partners and Michael Ryan's Sassy Little Lila will take on the boys as the lone filly in a field of seven entered for the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) Aug. 12 at a mile on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Rally Cry wins the 2017 Alydar Stakes

    Rally Cry Gives Notice in Alydar

    While the bad fortune for the once-promising Mohaymen continued in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, the Todd Pletcher-trained Rally Cry alerted the older handicap division that he could be a new force with a 8 3/4-length win.

  • Neolithic hasn't started since his third-place finish in the Dubai World Cup

    Neolithic Returns in Saratoga Allowance Test

    Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest Thoroughbred races, will make his first start in nearly four months Aug. 5, when he returns against a solid field of nine challengers in an allowance race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Coal Front stays undefeated with a victory in the Amsterdam Stakes

    Coal Front Continues Streak in Amsterdam

    Winning his first two starts by a combined 9 1/4 lengths, Coal Front took another step forward in his short career when he extended his win streak to three races and picked up his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2). 

  • Outplay wins the Curlin Stakes

    Outplay Outclasses Competition in Curlin Stakes

    The few erratic strides Outplay produced down the lane of the 1 1/8-miles test did little to deter from the dominant effort he was in the midst of, as the Todd Pletcher-trainee had little company during his 5 3/4-length win at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Practical Joke trains at Churchill ahead of the Kentucky Derby

    Practical Joke Heads Compact Dwyer Group

    Set to make his first start since finishing fifth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Practical Joke will lead a field of five in the $400,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome.

  • Tapwrit enjoys a spa treatment June 9 at Belmont Park

    Pletcher Aims for Second 2017 Classic Win

    After capturing the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with Always Dreaming, trainer Todd Pletcher will try to close out the Triple Crown season with another classic victory when he sends out Tapwrit and Patch in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Tommy Macho is one of two Met Mile starters owned by Paul Pompa Jr.

    Pompa Primed With Met Mile Duo

    Rally Cry will be joined in the Met Mile starting gate by his multiple graded stakes winning stablemate Tommy Macho, making his first start since a third-place finish in the Carter (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. 

  • West Coast

    West Coast Invades Easy Goer for Baffert

    Two starts back, the 3-year-old son of Flatter missed by a neck to Belmont Stakes (G1) contender Senior Investment in the April 15 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) after drawing clear in the stretch.

  • Big Score wins the 2017 Transylvania Stakes under Javier Castellano

    Road-Tested Big Score Aims for Lucrative Penn Mile

    Owner George Krikorian is thrilled to have a talented homebred in Big Score, who also has shown an ability to handle travel—not a bad combination as a lucrative spring and summer season of turf races for 3-year-olds heats up.

  • Cloud Computing after his Preakness victory

    Cloud Computing Leaves Pimlico, Others Thinking Belmont

    With the glow of the sun pink on the horizon and most of the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn just beginning to rustle with activity, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing departed from Baltimore to return to his Belmont Park home base May 21.

  • Todd Pletcher and D. Wayne Lukas enjoy the morning scene at Pimlico Race Course

    Pletcher Continues to Do Lukas Proud

    Thanks in part to the lessons instilled by his former boss, trainer Todd Pletcher is nothing if not his own man now, with the enviable problem of constantly trying to kick his own bar of success to ever higher levels.

  • Always Dreaming May 17 at Pimlico Race Course

    Always Dreaming Draws Post 4 in Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming was assigned post 4 and installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite May 17 at the post position draw for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Summer Luck gallops over the track at Churchill Downs May 4

    Summer Luck Eyes Black-Eyed Susan

    Gary Barber's Summer Luck didn't get the scratch she needed to run in the overflow Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), but her team is looking forward to a start in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Always Dreaming at Pimlico

    Always Dreaming Gallops Within Himself at Pimlico

    Always Dreaming's gallop one time around the Pimlico main track May 14 was another spin within himself, unlike his unruly gallops at Churchill Downs, but exercise rider Nick Bush still felt his strength and eagerness to run.