Keyword: Todd Pletcher

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    Palace Malice Hoping to Continue His Roll

    With four victories in four starts this year, Palace Malice hopes to continue making a statement in the second half of the season when he races Aug. 2 in the grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Majestic River wins the Molly Pitcher Stakes.

    Majestic River Rolls to Molly Pitcher Win

    Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II).

  • Flashy American won the 2014 Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Flashy American Wheels Back for Shuvee 'Cap

    Flashy American will take another run at the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course July 27, wheeling back after a third-place finish in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) two weeks earlier.

  • Haskin: The Saint of Saratoga

    Unable to ride any longer due to a series of injuries and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Valerie Buck turned her passion in another direction.

  • Fashion Alert takes the Schuylerville Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9xj92bd">Order This Photo</a>

    Fashion Alert Wins Hard-Fought Schuylerville

    Fashion Alert remained undefeated in two starts and picked up her first graded stakes victory in the process July 18, but had to work hard to do it in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Stopchargingmaria won the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LdChwcH">Order This Photo</a>

    No Untapable, But CCA Oaks Comes Up Slight

    Despite the absence of Untapable, who chose to run in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) instead of running in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), only six sophomore fillies were entered for the July 20 test.

  • I'm Already Sexy

    Full Field of 14 Contest Wide-Open Modesty

    The $200,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park July 12 is pretty much a roll of the dice, as 14 fillies and mares look to earn their way into the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 16.

  • Infinite Magic won the 2013 American Derby.

    Our Channel Makes Trek for American Derby

    Abdulla al Monsoori's Our Channel leads a group for the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) on "Million Preview Day" at Arlington Park, hoping to recover from a poor run in the June 7 English Derby (Eng-I).

  • Princess of Sylmar won the 2014 Cat Cay Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3164454433&k=KkrSr4x">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Seeks Del 'Cap Rebound

    Second by a head to Close Hatches last time out in the June 7 Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I), multiple grade I winner Princess of Sylmar seeks a rebound July 12 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park.

  • 2014 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

    No Consensus on Fewer Starts, Shorter Fields

    A panel discussion during the first day of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit yielded no consensus on possible reasons for declines in average starts per horse and average field sizes over the past five decades.

  • Miss Behaviour won the 2013 Matron Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2799360795&k=wRGs27q">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss Behaviour Could Act Up in Victory Ride

    Grade II winner Miss Behaviour, who picked up the third stakes win of her career in her previous start, will try to continue that winning form in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) Sunday, June 29 at Belmont Park.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2013 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2813053442&k=8DQfZgC">Order This Photo</a>

    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Palace Malice in the Met Mile.

    Pletcher: 'Half-Length Away from Career Day'

    With a victory by Palace Malice in the Metropolitan Handicap and Commissioner's Belmont Stakes runner-up, one of three near-misses June 7, trainer Todd Pletcher said he was "about a half-length away from a career day."

  • Palace Malice and John Velazquez take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-82JCJdL">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Brilliant in Met Mile

    Palace Malice proved his class in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, winning his second grade I a year after taking the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Charming Kitten rallies late to win the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-W8ppVrG">Order This Photo</a>

    Charming Kitten Wins First Belmont Gold Cup

    Attempting the rare distance of two miles on turf for the first time, Charming Kitten overcame 10 rivals to win the inaugural $200,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by one length at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Palace Malice will try to stay perfect in 2014 in the Met Mile.
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    One Year Later, Palace Malice Going Strong

    In the time that has passed since Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, both Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow have retired -- but Palice Malice is still going strong.

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    California Chrome Draws Post 2 for Belmont

    Dual classic winner California Chrome drew post position 2 and was installed the 3-5 morning-line favorite for his attempt at the coveted Triple Crown when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • The June 7th Belmont crowd will enjoy much more than the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Mega-Day Shines Along With 'Chrome'

    NYRA unveils the first in its mega-day strategy June 7 when it moves races like the Met Mile, Ogden Phipps, Acorn, and Brooklyn to Belmont Stakes day in an effort to ramp up interest, quality, and handle.

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    Beholder Makes Eastward Trek for Ogden Phipps

    A sporting gesture put two-time champion Beholder on a plane to Belmont Park last week for the brewing rematch between her and 2013 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Princess of Sylmar in the $1 million Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

  • Beholder breezes at Belmont Park June 2.
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    Beholder, Close Hatches Work for Ogden Phipps

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders weren't the only ones catching attention June 2 at Belmont Park. Champion filly Beholder and rival Close Hatches both turned in final pre-race preparations for the Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

  • Matterhorn (inside) and Commissioner jogged at Belmont Park on June 1, 2014. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-Xkd4LDQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Matterhorn Confirmed for Belmont, Bravo Up

    Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbreds confirmed June 2 that Todd Pletcher trainee Matterhorn will run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), with New Jersey-based jockey Joe Bravo to get the mount.

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    Princess of Sylmar Sparks Regional Pride

    Princess of Sylmar may not have won an Eclipse Award for 2013 despite four consecutive grade I victories, but owner Ed Stanco of King of Prussia Stable was a happy man at the Iroquois Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania May 30.

  • Belmont Stakes: Todd Pletcher on Works

    Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about the June 1 works of Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, Princess of Sylmar, and more at Belmont Park.

  • Intense Holiday
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    Starlight Racing Retires Intense Holiday

    Starlight Racing's Intense Holiday has been retired from racing because of a condylar fracture. The Risen Star Stakes winner had been preparing for a start in the Belmont Stakes when the injury was detected May 25.

  • Arkansas Derby winner Danza

    Danza to Skip Belmont Stakes

    Trainer Todd Pletcher was dissatisfied with how Danza emerged from his workout on Sunday at Belmont Park. The colt will be sent to Payton Training Center in Ocala for diagnostics and time off.

  • Revolutionary (left) comes from way back to win the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZzZcvFx">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Fires Late, Takes 'Special'

    WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, more than 30 lengths behind early following a heated pace, kicked into gear and circled his eight foes to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a neck at Pimlico Race Course May 16.