Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • Malagacy wins the Rebel in his first two-turn test and first try against graded company

    Malagacy Flaunts His Talent in Rebel Stakes

    Malagacy  gave his future Hall of Fame conditioner another legitimate sophomore to point toward the first Saturday in May when he captured the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) by two lengths over Sonneteer at the Hot Springs oval March 18.

  • Battalion Runner wins an allowance optional claiming race Feb. 3 at Gulfstream

    Battalion Runner Works Toward Florida Derby

    St. Elias Stable's Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs March 11 at Palm Beach Downs.

  • Tapwrit wins the 2017 Tampa Bay Derby

    Tapwrit Shows His Class in Tampa Bay Derby

    Despite incurring some traffic trouble around the first turn, Tapwrit became the latest sophomore to make a play for a starring role in the ever-evolving 3-year-old male picture when he drew clear by 4 1/2 lengths in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

  • Neolithic

    Neolithic Confirmed For Dubai World Cup Bid

    Neolithic, third last time out in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), will take another crack at Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) March 25.

  • Eskenformoney wins the 2016 Rampart Stakes

    Eskenformoney Makes Seasonal Debut in Royal Delta

    Having broken through at the end of 2016 to earn her first graded stakes victory, StarLadies Racing and Lisa Troutt's Eskenformoney will aim to duplicate that form when she makes her seasonal debut in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2).

  • Sharp Azteca wins last year's City of Laurel Stakes at Laurel Park

    Sharp Azteca to Face Elders at Gulfstream Park

    After earning his first grade 1 placing when second in the seven-furlong Malibu Stakes in his final start of 2016, Sharp Azteca will return to the one-turn mile in the $350,000 Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) Feb. 11.

  • Rags to Riches would win five grade I races in her 3-year-old championship season including the Kentucky Oaks (pictured) and Belmont Stakes.

    Look Back: Rags to Riches Arrives in Las Virgenes

    When a filly costs $1.9 million as a yearling, expectations run high. Yet Rags to Riches soared beyond those initial hopes by vaulting out of a maiden victory straight into the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • El Areeb wins the 2017 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct

    El Areeb Aims to Continue Roll in Withers Stakes

    After three straight dominating wins, including an 11 1/4-length score in the Jerome Stakes (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, 3-year-old El Areeb is back at Aqueduct for a crack at the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) Feb. 4.

  • Three Rules wins the 2016 Florida Sires In Reality Stakes

    Three Rules Returns in Swale

    Three Rules, the top Florida-bred juvenile last year and winner of five races at Gulfstream, will make his 2016 debut Feb. 4 in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (G2).

  • Imperative and Antonio Gallardo after Saturday's win in the Poseidon at Gulfstream Park

    Imperative Edges Stanford in Poseidon

    The new owners of Imperative are feeling good about their purchase after the grade 2 winner secured a narrow win in the first edition of the $400,000 Poseidon Handicap Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Prayer for Relief worked five furlongs in 1:00.81 at Gulfstream

    Pegasus Workers Drill Across Florida

    Several contenders for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) coming up Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park worked Jan. 21 throughout South Florida, led by champion California Chrome in the final breeze of his career.

  • Tommy Macho wins the Hal's Hope

    Tommy Macho Overcomes Trip to Win Hal's Hope

    Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables' Tommy Macho didn't have the easiest trip in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, but that didn't stop him from powering down the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths like nothing happened. 

  • Sandiva wins the Marshua's River

    Sandiva Not Done Yet, Takes Marshua's River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva picked up another graded stakes victory and a second win in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T) when she won this year's edition by a half-length in a possible cap to her racing career. 

  • Bode's Dream wins the 2016 House Party Stakes.

    Bode's Dream Looks to Stay Perfect in Old Hat

    St. Elias Stable's multiple stakes winner Bode's Dream will put her perfect form on the line when she makes her first start as a newly-turned 3-year-old against a field of six challengers in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.

  • Stanford wins the 2016 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (gr. III)

    Stanford Speeds to Harlan's Holiday Victory

    After getting a sharp break out of post 1, the rest of Stanford's 1 1/16-mile tour around Gulfstream Park went exactly as hoped, as he led every point of call en route to a three-length win in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday (gr. III).

  • Eskenformoney wins the Rampart

    Eskenformoney Digs Deep to Win Rampart

    StarLadies Racing's Eskenformoney got her first graded win when she ran down the odds-on favorite Curlin's Approval to take the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 17. 

  • Bode's Dream remains undefeated under John Velazquez

    Bode's Dream Perfect in House Party

    Bode's Dream registered a comfortable front-running victory in the $75,000 House Party Stakes, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in the first of six $75,000 stakes on the Dec. 10 Juvenile Showcase card at Gulfstream Park.

  • Bode's Dream Makes Return in House Party

    Undefeated stakes winner Bode's Dream is set for a return to Gulfstream Park and a return to action Dec. 10, when the daughter of Bodemeister comes off a sixth-month layoff for a scheduled start in the $75,000 House Party Stakes for juvenile fillies.

  • Anchor Down wins Kelso Stakes (gr. II)

    Anchor Down Retired to Gainesway

    Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates after winning the 2016 Charles Town Classic on Stanford.

    Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Challenge

    A familiar name stands atop the final standings following the completion of the 2016 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as jockey Javier Castellano claimed the title as top rider in the series for a third consecutive year.  

  • Isabella Sings wins the My Charmer Handicap

    Isabella Sings Wires My Charmer

    Siena Farm homebred Isabella Sings led every step of the way Nov. 26 to register a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park West.

  • Anchor Down Heads Cigar Mile

    Trainer Todd Pletcher is banking on Anchor Down proving their collective instincts correct when the 5-year-old ridgling breaks from the rail in a field 10 in the Cigar Mile (gr. I).

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 29 at Keeneland.

    BC Hopefuls Work at Keeneland, Belmont

    While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.

  • Theory wins the 2016 Futurity.

    Theory Impressive Again in Futurity

    China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Theory parlayed his success from a standout debut win at Saratoga Race Course into the graded stakes ranks Oct. 15 with another impressive score in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Cherry Lodge wins her debut Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course

    Pletcher Duo Tops Matron Stakes

    Gainesway Stable's Cherry Lodge and WinStar Farm's Spirituality were well supported in their respective stakes debuts following impressive maiden victories, but failed to reach the winner's circle in their second starts.