Keyword: Todd Pletcher

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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.

  • Joint Return

    Joint Return Among 11 in Black-Eyed Susan

    Main Line Racing Stable's Joint Return, four-for-five with two stakes victories, seeks her first graded win in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico Race Course May 16.

  • Palace Malice wins the Westchester Stakes.
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    Palace Malice Turns Westchester Into Workout

    Palace Malice, a prohibitive favorite at odds of 1-20, made easy work of his three opponents in the $142,500 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) May 11 at Belmont Park in his prep race for the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I).

  • Tonalist is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the Peter Pan.

    Tonalist, Pletcher Duo Clash in Peter Pan

    Looking ahead to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Commissioner and Matterhorn in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes for 3-year-olds May 10, kicking off a big weekend of stakes action at Belmont Park.

  • Joe Rocco Jr.

    Rocco Has Perspective in First Derby Start

    Having watched his firstborn son survive multiple surgeries to correct a heart defect has given Joe Rocco Jr. a different perspective heading into his first Kentucky Derby. He's relaxed and having fun.

  • And They're Off: Kentucky Derby Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the sale of General a Rod, Todd Pletcher's comments on We Miss Artie, Rick Porter, and talk to trainer Peter Eurton about Dance With Fate. Plus, Derby picks! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Hoppertunity

    Haskin Derby Report: A Whopper for Hopper

    There are heavy rains, torrential rains, and the rain that all but drowned Churchill Downs Monday morning. The lightning came fast and furious; one bolt knocked out light, and the flooding came just as fast.

  • Intense Holiday jogs at Churchill Downs.
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    Sunday, April 27, Workouts at a Glance

    Under ideal conditions at Churchill Downs Sunday morning, April 27, seven contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and several Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) candidates breezed.

  • Got Lucky and My Miss Sophia worked at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-wWSZzjq">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Fillies Tune Up for Kentucky Oaks

    My Miss Sophia and Got Lucky--two fillies trained by Todd Pletcher--went through their final paces in preparation for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when they breezed four furlongs in :49 2/5 at Churchill Downs April 26.

  • Danza at Churchill Downs, April 25, 2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-S8KqR4g">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Believes Danza Peaking at Right Time

    While Todd Pletcher often gives his horses more rest between starts than the three weeks afforded his Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Danza before this year's Kentucky Derby, he believes the Street Boss colt can deliver.

  • Wildcat Red

    Wildcat Red, With Saez, Works at Gulfstream

    Wildcat Red, working a half-mile at Gulfstream Park the morning of April 20, was reunited with jockey Luis Saez for the first time since they teamed for a front-running victory in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth.

  • Constitution
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    Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail

    Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered.

  • Danza and Joe Bravo upset the Arkansas Derby.

    Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker

    Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12.

  • Sweet Whiskey won the 2014 Old Hat Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005304950&k=9JPH6zc">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Has Strong Pair for Beaumont

    Alto Racing's Sweet Whiskey, who launched her 2014 campaign with a victory in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) leads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered in the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Meet Handle Averages $8.3 Million

    Even though it faced new weekend competition from nearby Calder Casino & Race Course, Gulfstream Park came close to its record for average daily all-sources handle during its 2013-14 winter meet that ended April 6.

  • My Miss Sophia runs away from the competition in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162559050&k=Mwx88c4">Order This Photo</a>

    My Miss Sophia Romps in Gazelle

    Mathis Stable's My Miss Sophia rolled to a decisive victory April 5 in the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, stamping her ticket to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).