Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • 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.

  • Always Dreaming trains May 11 at Pimlico Race Course

    Always Dreaming Gallops Peacefully at Pimlico

    Trainer Todd Pletcher gave a very positive review of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming after the colt galloped once around Pimlico Race Course May 11, in preparation for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).

  • Always Dreaming gets his first feel of the Pimlico surface May 10

    Always Dreaming Gets First Feel of Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming got acquainted with the racing surface at Pimlico Race Course May 10 during a light jog in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).

  • 2017 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive Always Dreaming's victory in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Always Dreaming and John Velazquez in the winner's circle after winning the 143rd Kentucky Derby

    Always Dreaming True in Kentucky Derby Win

    Following a tracking trip under John Velazquez, Always Dreaming took command in the stretch to score a 2 3/4-length victory in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Admiral Jimmy becomes Jimmy Creed's first winner May 3, breaking his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths

    Admiral Jimmy is First Winner for Jimmy Creed

    Siena Farm homebred Admiral Jimmy became the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Jimmy Creed when he took a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight May 3 by 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher as the even-money favorite.

  • Tyler Gaffalione won the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice in 2015

    Gaffalione Unflappable Before First Derby

    The only experience Tyler Gaffalione has had with the first leg of the Triple Crown has been watching the Louisville classic on television. But come May 6, the jockey will be aboard Patch in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Trainer Mike Maker

    Trainers’ Dinner Notes and Quotes

    The annual Kentucky Derby Trainer's Dinner gives trainers a chance to laugh a little and blow off some steam. Trainer Mike Maker was first up May 2 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville, and he stole the show.

  • Patch heads to the track May 1 at Churchill Downs

    Range of Experience Levels in 2017 Derby Hopefuls

    While Todd Pletcher acknowledges three starts going into this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) is not ideal for Patch, the Calumet Farm homebred has enough working in his favor that Pletcher believes he has earned his shot.

  • Always Dreaming finds his stride in draw reins under exercise rider Nick Bush

    Always Dreaming Much More Settled in Training

    After being exceptionally headstrong in his training for the first leg of the Triple Crown since arriving at Churchill Downs, the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) winner was on his best behavior yet May 2 as he headed out under exercise rider Nick Bush.

  • Unbridled Mo prevails in the Doubledogdare Stakes

    Unbridled Mo Finds More in Doubledogdare Stakes

    After making her connections sweat, Unbridled Mo allowed them to celebrate as the 4-year-old bay filly turned back Power of Snunner in the lane en route to taking the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) by three-quarters of a length.