Keyword: Valentine Dancer

  • Moscow Burning and jockey David Flores win the Warren's Thoroughbreds F/M Turf, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Moscow Burning Gets Hot in Millions F&M Turf

    The third time was the charm for racing's newest millionaire - the 6-year-old Moscow Burning - who stormed home to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Moscow Burning Seeks 'Millions Revenge

    Moscow Burning seeks revenge on Sunshine Millions record-setter Valentine Dancer in the $500,000 Warren's Thoroughbreds Filly/Mare Turf Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Nominations Close for Sunshine Millions

    Nominations to the Sunshine Millions, an eight-race series that will be televised nationally Jan. 28, have closed with a total of 333 names submitted.

  • Tucked Away (right) by a nose over Hollywood Story to win Hirsch.

    Tucked Away Makes Her Own Hollywood Ending

    Tucked Away, a mare with many more nibbles than bites, surprised the field in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday when she nipped a surging Hollywood Story by a nose at the wire.

  • Pace Picture Favors 'Kisses in Clement Hirsch

    Dangerous Alphabet Kisses, coming into the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) off a sparkling front-running victory in Hollywood Park's 7-furlong A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), has a definite pace edge again over her eight foes Sunday.

  • Alphabet Kisses Puts A Gleam in Steven's Eye

    Jockey Gary Stevens, who has already won the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) a record six times, seeks number seven Saturday aboard 119-pound highweight Alphabet Kisses in the $150,000 test for fillies and mares at seven furlongs.

  • Ticker Tape Part of Stellar Royal Heroine Cast

    Ticker Tape, winner of the 2004 American Oaks (gr. IT), will be reunited with jockey Kent Desormeaux Sunday when facing eight other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Royal Heroine (gr. IIIT) at one mile on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Katdogawn Has Her Day in WinStar Distaff

    Katdogawn, a mare that had lost 10 races in a row in spite of some top efforts against leading Southern California company, closed strongly under left-handed urging from Jerry Bailey to defeat 8-5 favorite Valentine Dancer in Monday's $200,000 WinStar Distaff Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Lone Star Park turf.

  • Robador, right, comes from behind to win the Cal National Snow Chief Stakes.

    Robador a Maiden No More After Snow Chief

    Winless in seven career starts, Robador saved his best for the stretch run, nabbing Lucky J.H. in the closing strides to win the $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief for 3-year-olds by a half-length at Hollywood Park Sunday. The 1/8-mile affair was the showcase event of the $1.3 million Gold Rush for California-breds.

  • Delta Downs Jackpot winner Texcess among favorites for Sunday's Snow Chief Stakes.

    Crowded Gold Rush Includes Thor's Echo

    Thor's Echo and Texcess, 3-year-olds distinguished by lucrative victories, head 12 entrants in Sunday's $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, the highlight of Hollywood Park's $1.3 million Gold Rush for California breds.

  • Cee's Irish, Miss Loren Capture 'Anita Stakes

    Outsider Cee's Irish and odds-on favorite Miss Loren captured Santa Anita's twin $75,000 feature races Friday, the Blue Norther Stakes and the Paseana Handicap, respectively.

  • Valentine Dancer will attempt to win the La Canada on Valentine's Day.

    Can Valentine Dancer Win on Valentine's Day?

    Valentine Dancer, winner of the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Jan. 24, and Victory Encounter, who captured the El Encino (gr. II) a week earlier, head the field for Saturday's $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Valentine Dancer cruises to victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Court's Sweet Ride Key for Valentine Dancer

    Under a patient ride from substitute jockey Jon Court, Valentine Dancer split horses at the head of the stretch and stormed to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $500,000 John Deere Filly and Mare Turf on Sunshine Millions Day Saturday on the Santa Anita turf course.

  • Valentine Dancer Strides Away in Ramser

    Long-striding Valentine Dancer took the lead in the final furlong and kicked away for a three-length victory Sunday in the $113,900 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Oak Tree.

  • 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.

  • 'Buffy's Back, in Del Mar's San Clemente

    One of last season's top 2-year-old fillies on the grounds is back for a crack at the top 3-year-old filly stakes this season. Buffythecenterfold, owned by Allen Brian and Stronach Stables and trained by Mel Stute, leads the pack of prospects for Saturday's 35th edition of the grade II, $150,000 San Clemente Handicap.

  • Trainer Craig Lewis Loves This Valentine

    Even though Saturday's $100,000 Boo La Boo Stakes for 3-year-old California-bred fillies at six furlongs isn't what trainer Craig Lewis believes to be Valentine Dancer's best distance, he says timing and conditions make running her worthwhile.