Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • Photo Call leads Tepin home in the  First Lady

    Photo Call Upsets Tepin in First Lady

    Photo Call went winging her way out to the early lead in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland, opening a large margin and leaving champion Tepin with too much work to do in her title defense.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Seeks Stakes Double in Frizette

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Made You Look wins the With Anticipation Stakes Aug. 31.

    Made You Look Finds Way in With Anticipation

    In many ways the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) proved to be a tale of two trips, as winner Made You Look found room inside after a ground-saving trip while runner-up Keep Quiet (FR) raced wide throughout.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher

    Made You Look Headlines With Anticipation

    Trainer Todd Pletcher heads to the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course with a fresh horse in Made You Look, who is set for his first start since his maiden-breaking win June 19 at Belmont Park.

  • Six Stakes Fill NY Showcase Day

    New York-breds square off in six stakes races Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course during New York Showcase Day. New York Derby winner Hit It Once More highlights $200,000 Albany Stakes for sophomores.

  • Destin Best in Travers?

    Todd Pletcher's once seemingly powerful army of 3-year-olds has pretty much disbanded, with some of the troops retreating from the battlefield, others spending time in sick bay, and two transferred to another outfit.

  • Exaggerator wins the 2016 Haskell Invitational July 31 at Monmouth Park

    Exaggerator Shows 'Improvement' in Workout

    Exaggerator, winner of the Preakness and Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (both gr. I), put in his final workout ahead of the Travers (gr. I), breezing five furlongs in 1:00.95 on Saratoga Race Course's main track Aug. 20.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Dominant in Adirondack

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela wasn't supported too much at the betting windows, but put in the performance of a heavy favorite Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mohaymen at Churchill Downs this spring

    Mohaymen Drills Bullet Ahead of Travers Bid

    Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27.

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Desormeaux: 'Fresh Approach' for Exaggerator

    Initially concerned about rain forecast for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux decided to pass on the penultimate workout for Travers (gr. I) hopeful Exaggerator scheduled for Aug. 13.

  • Recruiting Ready wins May 28 maiden debut at Pimlico.

    Recruiting Ready Set for Saratoga Special

    Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will take a second straight shot at an initial stakes win when the Algorithms colt faces an expected four other juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Adirondack Edge to Ever So Clever

    Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga.

  • Genre, winner of the 2016 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park

    Genre 'All Heart' In Molly Pitcher Win

    Stablemates Genre and Eskenformoney battled down the stretch in $100,000 Molly Pitcher S (gr. III) July 31 at Monmouth Park before Genre thrust out her neck for the victory.

  • Birdatthewire after her win in the 2015 La Brea

    Birdatthewire Targets Molly Pitcher Stakes

    Grade I winner Birdatthewire will try to end a five-race skid dating back to her top-level win when she starts in the $100,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. III) Sunday, July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Creator

    Belmont Winner Creator Returns in Jim Dandy

    Seven weeks after Creator scored a narrow win against Destin in the final U.S. classic of the season, those two are set for a rematch in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Stradivari at Pimlico in May

    Stradivari Recuperating After Surgery

    Stradivari, who sustained a career-ending lateral condylar fracture of his right front leg during training hours at Saratoga Race Course July 22, is recuperating at nearby Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after undergoing surgery July 26.

  • Songbird leaves the competition behind in the Coaching Club American Oaks<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-cPQDpJq">Order This Photo</a>

    Songbird All Heart at Saratoga

    Songbird, as if she wanted to toy with onlookers and viewers across the nation to build the drama, took Carina Mia's best shot during the final turn in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), but was still able to win in her signature fashion.

  • Destin (inside) lost Belmont Stakes by a nose to Creator

    Destin Remains On Track for Jim Dandy

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sweet Loretta wins the 2016 Schuylerville.

    Sweet Loretta Powers to Schuylerville Win

    St. Elias Stable's Sweet Loretta kicked off stakes action at Saratoga Race Course with an impressive victory in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies July 22, opening day at the upstate New York track.

  • Lost Raven wins the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes

    Lost Raven Takes Win Streak into Victory Ride

    Repole Stable homebred Lost Raven will look to win her third straight stakes July 9 in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III), but the Uncle Mo filly will have to take on an intriguing invader from the West in the 6 1/2-furlong test.

  • Private Zone Finally Gets Chance to Start

    Private Zone, scratched from the June 10 True North Stakes (gr. II) in New York due to trainer Brian Lynch's positive drug test for marijuana, will get the chance to make his season debut in the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. III).

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: The Mother Goose

    Veteran handicapper Dave Litfin dives into the July 2 Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park; his selections include Rachel's Valentina and Off the Tracks.

  • Red Rifle Aims to Repeat in Dominion Day

    After scoring a clear victory in his Woodbine debut in last year's Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III), Red Rifle will try to defend that title Friday, July 1 in the 1 1/4-mile main-track race.

  • Isabella Sings wins Eatontown Stakes June 25 at Monmouth Park.

    Isabella Sings Sails Home in Eatontown

    Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings went right for the lead out of the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 25, posting a three-length victory after showing the way at Monmouth Park.

  • Far From Over returns a winner on June 24.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-NCgdpwx">Order This Photo</a>

    Far From Over Victorious in Return

    In his first start in more than 16 months, Black Rock Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, and James Covello's Far From Over kept his undefeated record intact in a June 24 allowance race at Belmont Park.

  • Donegal Moon wins Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth

    Donegal Moon Gets First Stakes Win in Pegasus

    Donegal Racing's Donegal Moon, fourth in the Sir Barton Stakes in his last start, broke through for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Betfair.com Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds June 19 at Monmouth Park.

  • Stradivari June 2 at Belmont Park

    Pletcher Aims for Third Belmont Stakes Win

    Trainer Todd Pletcher will seek his third Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victory when he sends out Destin and Stradivari, who each showed just enough in their initial classic races to suggest a top effort could be in the cards.

  • Stradivari

    Pletcher Duo Breezes for Belmont

    Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park June 3, Todd Pletcher worked both his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, on the training track.