Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • Albano

    Haskin: Jones Out to Get Pletcher This Time

    Larry Jones has just about had enough of Todd Pletcher. And if Pocho's Dream Girl had any idea what Pletcher has been doing to her sons, she would be incensed as well.

  • Jockey John Velazquez

    Velazquez Reaches Purse Earnings Milestone

    In guiding We Miss Artie to victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 22 at Turfway Park, John Velazquez became the first rider in history to reach $300 million in North American purse earnings.

  • We Miss Artie (left) comes on late to take the Spiral Stakes at Turfway.

    We Miss Artie Lands Spiral in Final Jump

    Charging hard down the center of the track at Turfway Park, We Miss Artie had his sights set on dueling leaders Coastline and Harry's Holiday. A jump past the wire and no one knew who got it.

  • Solitary Ranger won the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway on March 1.

    Solitary Ranger, Tamarando Clash in Spiral

    Susan Moulton's John Battaglia Memorial winner Solitary Ranger will attempt to become just the second horse to win that prep and the Spiral Stakes when he takes on 3-1 favorite Tamarando March 22 at Turfway Park.

  • Sloane Square is undefeated in two starts.

    Bourbonette: Sloane Square in Stakes Debut

    After winning her first two starts by a combined 11 3/4 lengths, Michael Tabor's Sloane Square will try stakes company for the first time March 22 in the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

  • Golden Lad comes home strong to win the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.

    Golden Lad Pulls Away for Razorback Romp

    Golden Lad struck for a fourth consecutive win March 15 after taking charge at the quarter pole at Oaklawn Park and drawing off to an open-length victory in the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III).

  • Palace Malice fights back on the inside to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3112263756&k=pQmL9zN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Returns a Winner in GP Handicap

    Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8.

  • Palace Malice makes his 2014 debut in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2563007502&k=SzzhQgN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice, Itsmyluckyday Head GP 'Cap

    Palace Malice and Itsmyluckyday were among the best of the 3-year-old crop in 2013. On March 8, the two return for the first time in 2014 as part of an eight-horse field set to go in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

  • Hip 104 by Giant's Causeway was the Barretts March sale topper.

    Giant's Causeway Colt Tops Barretts 2YO Sale

    A son of Giant's Causeway who breezed a furlong in :09 4/5 topped the Barretts March 2-year-old sale at $1,150,000. He and three others sold for more than $500,000 to push up the average by 23.9% to $177,750 for the sale

  • Gala Award wins the Palm Beach Stakes.
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    Mourning Currin Family Celebrates Gala Award

    If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.

  • Teen Pauline rolls to victory in the Top Flight Handicap. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100292173&k=9msHCz6">Order This Photo</a>

    No Catching Teen Pauline in Top Flight

    Stonestreet homebred Teen Pauline put on another front-running show at Aqueduct while rolling to her third straight win and first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) March 1.

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    Quarter Crack Knocks Havana Out of Swale

    Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Havana, 9-5 program favorite for the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park March 1, was scratched the morning of the race due to a quarter crack in his right front foot,

  • Candy Kitty <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3007805164&k=7s3t6RR">Order This Photo</a>

    Candy Kitty Seeks Third Straight Stakes Win

    Leading Gulfstream Park trainer Todd Pletcher saddles top-weighted Candy Kitty for the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT), one of nine sophomore fillies set to contest the 1 1/8-mile turf event March 2.

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    Teen Pauline, Summer Applause Head Top Flight

    Stonestreet's Teen Pauline seeks her first graded stakes score and third straight stakes win March 1 at Aqueduct, when she takes on a small but salty field of fillies and mares in the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II).

  • Samraat won the 2014 Withers Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053659410&k=SZWjdZg">Order This Photo</a>

    Samraat, Uncle Sigh to Meet Again in Gotham

    Four weeks after a memorable stretch drive in which Samraat just held off Uncle Sigh in the Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, those two rivals will hook up again in the Gotham Stakes (gr. II) March 1.

  • Vinceremos

    Pletcher Nominates 18 for Tampa Bay Derby

    Vinceremos and Harpoon, the 1-2 finishers in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), are among 18 Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds nominated for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs

  • Vicar's In Trouble

    Vicar's in Trouble in Tough for Risen Star

    Vicar's in Trouble, dominant 6 3/4-length hero of the Jan. 18 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, drew a tough outside post in an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22.

  • Top Billing

    Top Billing Headlines Fountain of Youth

    With Cairo Prince and Honor Code sitting out the next leg of the Florida sophomore series on the road to the Kentucky Derby, the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth attracted a strong 13-horse field led by Top Billing.

  • Commissioner
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    Commissioner Drills for Fountain of Youth

    Commissioner, on a two-race win streak as he approaches his stakes debut in the upcoming $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II), put in his final breeze for the race the morning of Feb. 16 at Palm Meadows.

  • Palace Malice
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    Palace Malice to Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice will launch his 2014 campaign in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8 at Gulfstream Park, according to Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell.

  • Even Echo Added to Triple Crown Early Noms

    The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via "late mail" has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.

  • Vinceremos holds off Harpoon to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Vinceremos Upsets Stablemate in Sam F. Davis

    Todd Pletcher-trained Vinceremos dug in gamely in deep stretch to hold off a stiff challenge from his more highly regarded stablemate Harpoon to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 1.

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    Saratoga Special Winner Corfu Retired

    Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.

  • John Velazquez smiles after his win aboard Got Lucky.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3049420461&k=9t33FN2">Order This Photo</a>

    Velazquez Gets First Win Since Returning

    Jockey John Velazquez, returning from a serious injury sustained last fall during the Breeders' Cup World Championships, got his first win in six tries at Gulfstream Park when 2-5 choice Got Lucky cruised to victory Jan. 29.

  • Asserting Bear won the Nov. 17 Coronation Futurity on the Woodbine Polytrack.

    Ontario Colts Test Pletcher Pair in Sam Davis

    Asserting Bear and Matador, two tested Ontario-breds will take on the solid duo of Harpoon and Vinceremos from the barn of Todd Pletcher in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs.