Keyword: Touch of the Blues

  • Maktoum's Touch of the Blues Retired

    Touch of the Blues, a 6-year-old horse who finished second in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last month, has been retired, trainer Neil Drysdale reported Friday from Hollywood Park.

  • A perfect mile for Jerry Bailey and Six Perfections.

    Six Perfections Lives Up to Name in Mile

    After delaying the start by refusing to load into the gate, Flaxman Holdings homebred Six Perfections more than made up for it by storming to the front around the far turn and rolling to victory in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Perfect Soul impressive in Shadwell win.

    Perfect Soul Earns Breeders' Cup Trip in Shadwell Mile

    Charles E. Fipke's Canadian-based Perfect Soul returned to Keeneland Saturday and showed his affinity for the course, winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) by three-quarters of a length over Honor in War, with Touch of the Blues third.

  • Shadwell Turf Mile Has Touch of the Blues

    Touch of the Blues, the venerable 6-year-old horse trained by Neil Drysdale, headlines Saturday's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland. Saturday marks day two of the meets Fallstars Weekend with a host of races with World Thoroughbred Championships implications.

  • Keeneland Joins Race For Education

    The Keeneland Foundation has agreed to match all owner contributions to the Race For Education for horses running at the Keeneland 2003 Fall Meet (up to $10,000).

  • Touch of the Blues, foreground, crosses the finish line to win the Atto Mile Sunday in Toronto.

    Atto Mile Ends with Touch of the Blues

    Gainsborough Farm, jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Neil Drysdale teamed up once again to win a thrilling edition of the $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine, this time with Touch of the Blues.

  • Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando set to contest Sunday's Atto Mile at Woodbine.

    Crown Winner Wando Faces Tough Atto Field

    Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando and a pair of Neil Drysdale-trained veteran turf specialists lead a powerful field of 11 entered for Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) at Woodbine.

  • Krone, Katdogawn Deliver in San Clemente

    The little English-bred filly Katdogawn, beautifully ridden by jockey Julie Krone, mowed down the heavily favored Atlantic Ocean in the home stretch to win the featured $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies before a crowd of 30,516 at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Honor In War, 'Blues Top Firecracker Nominees

    Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) winner Honor In War and Gainsborough Farm's multiple stakes winner Touch of the Blues head a strong list of 64 older horses nominated to the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs on July 5.

  • Royal Spy rolls to victory in the Maker's Mark Mile.

    Royal Spy Daggers Maker's Mark Mile

    Royal Spy went undercover at 11-1 to capture the $200,000 Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IIT) at Keeneland in Friday's feature contest.

  • Maker's Mark Mile contender Political Attack, winning the Canadian Turf Handicap.

    Ten Turf Specialists Vie in Maker's Mark Mile

    It's red and green day Friday at Keeneland where the feature race, the Maker's Mark Mile, will be run on the grass, and cheered on by thousands of fans decked out in the bourbon's signature color--red.

  • Sunday Break, winning the 2002 Peter Pan.

    Sunday Break's Turf Debut Set in Arcadia

    Koji Maeda's Japanese-bred Sunday Break worked a bullet seven furlongs in 1:26 2/5 handily around the dogs over Santa Anita's firm turf course Wednesday morning. Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale was on hand to supervise the son of Forty Niner, who went fastest of seven on the lawn for the distance on the day with jockey Corey Nakatani in the irons.

  • Grammarian Sharpens Speed for Turf Cup

    Lindsey Williams, owner of Pacific Heritage Farm, watched Grammarian blow out three furlongs in :36.20 on the turf course Thursday in preparation for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on Saturday.

  • The Mile Draw: Inside Out

    Perhaps the most important of the post position draws for the World Thoroughbred Championships is the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Taking into consideration the tight track configuration and a full field of 14 top-quality horses, horsemen like to draw inside to help save ground or gain a forward position

  • Mile Preview: Rock on a Roll

    The Rock of Gibraltar is recognized the world over as a symbol of strength and stability. Guarding the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Rock of Gibraltar's reputation is one of an impregnable fortress. While its ownership has been in dispute for centuries, it has remained in British hands since the early 1700s.

  • Mile Update (10/8): Solid Form

    There should be no doubting Rock of Gibraltar for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) now. Any questions about the talents of the 'Rock' had to have been quickly dispelled after Sunday afternoon, when Landseer, a victim of Rock of Gibraltar once this year and once last year at two, won the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Landseer asserts himself with upset of Beat Hollow in Shadwell Turf Mile.

    Landseer Spoils Beat Hollow's Shadwell Bid

    Making his first United States start, Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Landseer may have landed a spot in the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26 by winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Sunday

  • Beat Hollow, right, running to victory in the Arlington Million.

    Beat Hollow Tries Keeneland Turf

    A pair of grade I contests highlight Keeneland's FallStars Weekend Sun., Oct. 6. The $600,000 Shadwell Keeneland Mile features the star of the American turf this year, Beat Hollow, who comes in off his fame win in the Arlington Million (gr. I).

  • Mile Preview (9/25): Will He or Won't He?

    In a surprise announcement on Sept. 24, it was reported that Rock of Gibraltar, who has won a record seven consecutive group I wins, may not go in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, and head straight for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Congaree, winning the 2001 Wood Memorial.

    Turf Not in Congaree's Future; Passes on Firecracker

    Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) winner Congaree, third in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, will not make his turf debut in Churchill Downs' Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on July 4 as previously planned.

  • Drysdale-Desormeaux Team to Give Rivals the Blues

    Benefiting from a gutsy move by jockey Kent Desormeaux, Touch of the Blues charged through a wall of horse to post an upset victory in Friday's $200,000, grade II Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland.

  • Irish Prize holds off stablemate Touch of the Blues to win the Shoemaker Mile.

    Hollywood Park Race Report: Prize Winner

    Sheikh Maktoum's Irish Prize overcame traffic problems and won a stretch duel with stablemate Touch of the Blues as Neil Drysdale horses finished first and second in Monday's $475,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) before a crowd of 18,194 at Hollywood Park.