Keyword: Todd Pletcher

  • Effinex enters the Brooklyn having won his last two starts, including the Excelsior Stakes (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vMjTzTb">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Targets Brooklyn for Jerkens

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex enters the marathon event having won his last two starts, including a game victory in the Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 25.

  • Stanford (outside) with Belmont Stakes contender Materiality.
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    Five Aim for First Stakes Score in Easy Goer

    A pair of colts best known to this point in their careers for strong runner-up finishes in graded stakes this spring, Stanford and Donworth, head a field of five 3-year-olds in the $150,000 WinStar Farm Easy Goer Stakes.

  • Carpe Diem and Madefromlucky at Belmont Park.
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    Pletcher Seeking Third Belmont Stakes

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) twice and finished second four times, has three opportunities to improve on that record in the June 6 renewal of the classic at Belmont Park.

  • The Truth Or Else

    The Truth Or Else Joins Belmont Stakes Mix

    Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Brown Sends Two West for American Oaks

    A winner of five Breeders' Cup events over the Santa Anita Park turf, trainer Chad Brown should be a significant factor in the $400,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 30 on the Southern California grass course.

  • Ashleyluvssugar

    Ashleyluvssugar Takes Aim at Whittingham

    After springing an upset in his graded stakes debut, Ashleyluvssugar will seek a second straight graded score in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) May 24 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Winning Cause gets up late to win the Red Bank Stakes.

    Winning Cause Closes to Win Red Bank

    Winning Cause made amends for a runner-up finish in last year's Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park when getting up late to edge Heart to Heart and win in this year's edition May 16.

  • Commissioner and Javier Castellano take the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZsP9NDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Commissioner Takes Pimlico Special

    It took WinStar Farm's homebred Commissioner seven tries to get his first graded stakes score, but the A.P. Indy colt appears to have found his best stride at the 1 3/16-mile distance.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher Will Not Have Preakness Starter

    A probable field of seven is now expected for the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after Todd Pletcher announced May 12 he will not have an entrant in the May 16 race that is the second leg of racing's Triple Crown.

  • Madefromlucky comes home strong to take the Peter Pan Stakes.
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    Madefromlucky Takes Peter Pan, Belmont Next

    Todd Pletcher trainee Madefromlucky enjoyed some class relief and found his way to the winner's circle May 9 in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, with the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) his next target.

  • Dame Dorothy gets the victory in the Humana Distaff Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-p9LMMJb">Order This Photo</a>

    Dame Dorothy Upsets Judy the Beauty

    Dame Dorothy earned her first grade I victory May 2 and did so with distinction, running down game champion Judy the Beauty and surprisingly tough 18-1 pacesetter Moonlit Stroll in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

  • Competitive Edge runs away from the competition in the Pat Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4W3MgvR">Order This Photo</a>

    Competitive Edge Takes Pat Day Mile

    Competitive Edge preserved his perfect record May 2 despite time on the sidelines, charging to victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs to make it four in a row.

  • Protonico fights off Noble Bird to win the Alysheba Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KDDNgWv">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Surges in Alysheba Battle

    A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.

  • Seek Again will make his first start of the year in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

    Seek Again to Try Again in Turf Classic

    Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again, who just missed winning last year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, will try again in his first start of the year in $500,000 turf stakes May 2 at the Kentucky track.

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    Lord Nelson, Competitive Edge in Pat Day Mile

    Trainer Bob Baffert's rich 3-year-old bench players Lord Nelson and Gimme Da Lute top a solid field of eight entered in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (at Churchill Downs May 2 that also drew grade I winner Competitive Edge.

  • Judy the Beauty

    Judy the Beauty Set for Season Debut

    Trainer Wesley Ward pulled no punches with the season debut of champion Judy the Beauty, entering her in top-level company on the biggest day of the North American racing year in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ky Derby Pace Scenario a Pressing Question

    Looking at the recent past performances of the 20 horses likely to start in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), more than half the field would like to be racing a length or two off the lead.

  • Materiality

    Alto Aims High With Materiality

    Ed Harrell and Gil Moutray formed Alto Racing to participate at racing's highest level, and they have accomplished that dream with Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Materiality.

  • Laurie Wolf

    StarLadies On Oaks Trail With Eskenformoney

    StarLadies Racing, headed by Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, have Eskenformoney for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from their first band of runners. The Eskendereya filly was a $225,000 yearling buy in 2013.

  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.

  • Madefromlucky

    Madefromlucky Officially Out of KY Derby

    Todd Pletcher said April 24 that Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky officially had been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Materiality (inside) and Itsaknockout went four furlongs in :48 flat, with splits of :12, :23 3/5, and :35 3/5.

    Derby 'Todd Squad' Breezes at Churchill

    Florida Derby winner Materiality breezed four furlongs in company with Fountain of Youth winner Itsaknockout in :48 flat. Stanford went four furlongs in :48 3/5 in company with Madefromlucky, who got the distance in :48 2/5.

  • Angela Renee

    Oaks Runners Kick off Pletcher's Breeze Day

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders Angela Renee and Eskenformoney got in their final works April 24; trainer Todd Pletcher moved the works of multiple Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls up a day due to pending rain.