Keyword: Val Royal

  • Soy Carambolo Snatches Carlos Pellegrini

    Soy Carambolo wore down Ecologo in a close finish to win South America's most prestigious race, the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), Dec. 14 at San Isidro in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

  • Slim Shadey wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Slim Shadey Slips Away for John Henry Triumph

    A freshened Slim Shadey, given a two-month break since a disappointing effort in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IIT), showed his heels in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Slim Shadey and David Flores capture the San Marcos Handicap at Santa Anita.

    Real Slim Shadey Shows Up in San Marcos

    Slim Shadey, given a crafty front-running ride by David Flores, pirated the $150,000 San Marcos Handicap (gr. IIT) at rainy Santa Anita Feb. 11 at 11-1 odds, holding on by a head for his first stakes victory.

  • Val Royal, winner of the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT)

    Val Royal, BC Winner, Dead

    Shuttle stallion Val Royal, who won the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has died from internal hemorrhaging in Brazil.

  • By adding the Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Cockney Rebel completes Guineas Double.

    Cockney Rebel Completes Guineas Double

    Cockney Rebel proved that his victory in the Stan James Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket earlier this month wasn't a fluke by adding the Boylesports Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at The Curragh on Saturday.

  • Valbenny and Alex Solis, right, draw away from Super Freaky, middle, and Passified, left, to win the Senorita Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1180240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valbenny Atones in Impressive Senorita Score

    Favored Valbenny became a leading contender for the American Oaks (gr. IT) this summer after her impressive late charge to capture the $111,600 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday over the Hollywood Park grass course.

  • Valbenny comes from behind to win the  Miesque, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Valbenny's Late Charge Captures Miesque

    Irish-bred Valbenny, making her first U.S. start, rallied impressively from tenth in the final quarter under jockey Alex Solis to win the Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by three-quarters of a length over favorite Mystic Soul Saturday.

  • Blackdoun, will represent trainer Julio Canani in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Calm Canani Loaded with Contenders

    Let others worry about track conditions and post positions. Trainer Julio Canani has adopted the "What, Me Worry" stance made famous by Alfred E. Neuman as the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships approach.

  • Val Royal to Eliza Park in Australia

    Breeders' Cup winner Val Royal will begin his stallion career at Eliza Park near Kerrie in the province of Victoria in Australia.

  • Millionaire Val Royal to South Africa

    Millionaire Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in stakes-record time of 1:32.05, has been purchased from David Milch by a partnership that includes Lionel Cohen and Newsells Park Stud owner Andreas Jacobs.

  • Val Royal, winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Breeders' Cup Winner Val Royal Retired

    David Milch's Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been retired because of a recurrence of a tendon injury.

  • Terre a Terre Upsets Males in Dubai Duty Free

    Mrs. Henri Devin and Mrs. Biden Ashbrooke's 5-year-old mare Terre a Terre defeated Noverre by three-quarters of a length to win the $2 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) on Saturday night at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Val Royal rallied from far back to win the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Val Royal, Men's Exclusive on Track in Dubai

    Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal displayed his readiness for Saturday's $2-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE- I) when he worked five furlongs in 1:00.66 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse on Monday.

  • Western Pride, drawing off to defeat Orientate in the San Fernando.

    Western Pride Works at Nad Al Sheba

    Western Pride worked five furlongs in 1:03.13 at Nad Al Sheba Saturday as he prepares to be the lone American-based horse to run in the March 23 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Decarchy Spoils Val Royal's Return

    Decarchy rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday's $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) in a blanket finish at Santa Anita. On the firm turf and under jockey Kent Desormeaux, Decarchy completed the mile in 1:34.04, a neck ahead of Sarafan, with Designed for Luck a head length farther back and a neck ahead of 6-5 favorite Val Royal.

  • No Cakewalk for Malabar Gold in Kilroe Mile

    Malabar Gold will try to stretch his speed around two turns when he takes on Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) champ Val Royal in Saturday's Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) on the Camino Real Turf Course at Santa Anita Park.

  • Val Royal Misses Training With Fever; Kilroe Start Up in the Air

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Val Royal has an elevated temperature and will miss some training time over the next few days. Trainer Julio Canani was uncertain Thursday if Val Royal would be able get in enough conditioning to make his anticipated 2002 debut in the March 2 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Val Royal, Fleet Renee, Out for Exercise Thursday

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Val Royal continued working toward his return to the races Thursday at Santa Anita and Ashland (gr. I) and Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) winner Fleet Renee worked five furlongs on fast dirt at Tapeta Farm. Others working Thursday were Printemps; Bella, Bella, Bella; Crafty C. T.; Griffinite; Sarah Lane's Oates; and Silver Charm's half-sister by Deputy Minister, Elrose.

  • Jockey Jose Valdivia, rising star in Southern California.

    Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., Southern California's Rising Star

    Jose Valdivia Jr. is a rising star in the bright constellation that is the Southern California riding colony. His recent win aboard Val Royal in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) showed the rest of the world what two continents have already learned--Valdivia, 27, is a profound talent who is carrying forth the grand racing tradition of his family.

  • Val Royal to Skip Hong Kong Mile

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) hero Val Royal will not make the trip to Hong Kong to contest the December 16 Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse after developing a slight quarter crack, trainer Julio Canani revealed.

  • Val Royal Scratched from Citation

    With rain falling at Hollywood Park Saturday and the turf course downgraded to "good," Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Val Royal was a late scratch from the $500,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal is on a quest for an Eclipse Award.

    Val Royal on Eclipse Quest in Citation

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as 2001 Turf Champion, Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal will be a solid favorite to capture Hollywood Park's grade II, $500,000 Citation Handicap on Saturday before shipping to Asia to compete in the $2.3-million Hong Kong Cup on Dec. 16.

  • Val Royal winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Mile Winner Val Royal To Run In Citation Handicap

    Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.

  • Val Royal, winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Val Royal, Sunline Head Hong Kong International Cast

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced that 40 horses from nine different countries have made the final cut for the four group races that will be contested at Sha Tin Racecourse on Dec. 16. Included among the top horses scheduled to compete in the Hong Kong International races are this year's Breeders' Cup Mile winner <b>Val Royal</b> as well as three winners of International races last year who are back to defend their titles.

  • Val Royal comes from far back to win the Mile.

    Val Royal Flies Home in Mile

    Val Royal came flying down the lane to win the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in 1:32.05, the course record at Belmont Park being 1:31.60.

  • Cup Contenders Busy on West Coast

    Workouts on West Coast in preparation for Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships in New York.

  • Breeders' Cup Mile Report--10/9/2001

    Hap's 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday's $500,000 Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile H. (gr. IIT), coming from third in the field of nine under Jerry Bailey, was his fourth graded stakes win of the year and appeared to set him up perfectly for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Bill Mott, who trains the son of Theatrical for the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, wasn't so sure.

  • Road to Slew drew clear of Hawksley Hill and Exchange Rate to win the Frank Kilroe Mile.

    Cal-Bred Road to Slew Wins Kilroe Mile

    Under Laffit Pincay Jr., California-bred Road to Slew edged clear of Hollycombe and held off the late challenge of a slew of horses to win the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) by one length, Saturday at Santa Anita. On a turf track listed as good, Road to Slew completed the distance in 1:35.96.

  • Field of 11 Turf Specialists in Kilroe Mile

    A field of 11 older turf runners have entered for Saturday's 42nd running of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile on the Camino Real turf course. Formerly run as the Arcadia Handicap, the race was renamed in 2001 to honor longtime Southern California racing secretary 'Jimmy' Kilroe.