Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • 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.

  • Camelot Kitten wins the American Turf Stakes

    Pennine Ridge Stakes Next for Camelot Kitten

    After an upset win in the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs, Camelot Kitten will try for a second straight graded stakes score when he starts in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Private Zone, Destin Work at Belmont Park

    Multiple graded stakes winner Private Zone breezed six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 May 20, marking his second workout at Belmont Park this month as he prepares for the June 11 True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont.

  • Stanford wins Charles Town Classic

    CT Classic Rematch in Pimlico Special?

    Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course, if Stanford makes the gate.

  • Land Over Sea training at Pimlico Race Course

    Oaks Runners Back for Black-Eyed Susan

    Land Over Sea and Go Maggie Go will make a quick turnaround off positive runs in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to try another Friday feature May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Bode's Dream wins at Gulfstream Park May 11

    Bode's Dream is Bodemeister's First Winner

    Grade I winner and dual classic-placed Bodemeister got his first winner as a sire May 11 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, where Bode's Dream won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event by 3 3/4 lengths.

  • Anchor Down wins the 2016 Westchester Stakes.

    Anchor Down Runs Away in Westchester Stakes

    Alto Racing's son of Tapit splashed his way to a 6 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Westchester (gr. III) May 7, picking up his first graded stakes win and stamping himself a contender for the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on June 11.

  • Outwork winning the Wood Memorial

    Making the Grade: Outwork

    Making the Grade, which will run through the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), focuses on the winners or top performers of the big races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the next Triple Crown.

  • Destin wins Tampa Bay Derby

    Eclipse Acquires Minority Interest in Destin

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables April 26 said Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners has acquired a minority interest in Destin, the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner and expected starter in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Stanford, who just missed winning the $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) in his previous start, got the lion's share of a much bigger pot with a victory in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

    Stanford Gate to Wire in Charles Town Classic

    Stanford, who just missed winning the $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) in his previous start, got the lion's share of a much bigger pot with a victory in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 23.

  • Destin Works at Palm Beach Downs

    Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Destin breezed at Palm Beach Downs April 23 in his final South Florida tune-up ahead of a scheduled start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Outwork (outside) in his Wood Memorial (gr. I) victory.

    Outwork Breezes at Belmont

    With Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons, Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Outwork had his penultimate breeze in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering a half-mile in :48 4/5 April 22 at Belmont Park.

  • Pricedtoperfection, Lira in Aqueduct Clash

    After a layoff following the first graded stakes score of her career, Pricedtoperfection is back in New York for trainer Chad Brown and will try a strong edition of the $100,000 Memories of Silver Stakes April 24 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

  • Outwork winning the Wood Memorial

    Wood Winner Outwork in Good Order, Derby Next

    Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Zulu

    Zulu Tackles Full Blue Grass Field

    With a hefty purse and 170 Kentucky Derby Leaderboard points on the line, the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9 drew a lineup of youngsters whose connections hope a stop at Keeneland paves the way to Churchill.