Keyword: Vessels Stallion Farm

  • Square Eddie

    Square Eddie Back to Stud

    Grade I winner Square Eddie, who entered stud in 2010 and then was returned to training, is back at stud at Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif.

  • Jackpot

    Grade II Winner Jackpot's First Winner

    Grade II winner Jackpot was represented by his first winner when his son Stealinthejackpot won at Santa Rosa Aug. 4 in his first start.

  • Notional pulls away to take the Salvator Mile.

    Notional Pulls Salvator Mile Upset

    Dismissed at odds of 7-1 in a field of six, Notional lagged behind in the early stages, made his presence known at the quarter-pole, and took over at the top of the lane en route to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Salvator Mile Handicap (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park. The race was the first North American Breeders' Cup Challenge event of the season.

  • Momentum

    Momentum's First Winner

    Momentum, a California grade III winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Aromatica won March 28.

  • River's Prayer adds Polytrack win in 'Bernardo squeaker.<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%3D2042428%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    River's Prayer Answers Polytrack Issue in 'Bernardo

    The biggest concern for trainer Paula Capestro heading into the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) was how her red-hot filly River's Prayer would handle Del Mar's Polytrack in her first start on a synthetic surface. In spite of drifting out some late, the California-bred proved best while winning her fifth successive race Aug. 17 by a half-length over Strong Faith.

  • River's Prayer and jockey Clinton Potts win the Las Cienegas Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.<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%3D1012881%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    River's Prayer Takes Wing in Las Cienegas

    The speedy River's Prayer turned back favored Indian Flare in the stretch run to earn her first graded stakes win in Sunday's Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) for older fillies and mares on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.

  • Jockey James Graham (on ground) is unseated from his mount Slew's Tizzy (above him) as Notional (purple cap)  goes on to win the Risen Star Stakes.

    Notional Gets Lucky Trip in Fall-Marred Risen Star

    J. Paul Reddam's Southern California shipper Notional turned in an impressive effort in winning Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star (gr. III), a race marred by a fall that spoiled whatever chance the heavy favorite Circular Quay had of winning the 3-year-old test at Fair Grounds.

  • Notional wins Saturday's San Rafael at Santa Anita.

    Zippy Notional Sews Up San Rafael

    Notional, sent off at odds of 3-5, proved a punctual four-length winner of Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at one mile at Santa Anita Park.

  • Momentum's First Foal Born at Vessels

    Graded stakes winner Momentum's first foal, a chestnut filly, was born Jan. 3 at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif., to Donan's Magic.

  • Grade II Winner Jackpot to Vessels in California

    Jackpot, who won this year's Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Frank "Scoop" Vessels' Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif.

  • 'Freebie'

    <i>By Lenny Shulman</i> -- The picture lingers in the mind of Trudy McCaffery, and in the memories of racing fans. Two great gray horses thundering down the stretch in the 1997 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), shadow roll to shadow roll, both with one eye on the finish and one fixed on each other, making sure they were running together till the end.

  • Cal Bred Excessivepleasure Tops $1 Million

    Excessivepleasure became the latest California-bred millionaire Saturday when he finished third in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) at Nad al Sheba.

  • First 2-Year-Old Winner of the Year

    The first race for 2-year-olds was contested at Sunland Park March 4, and a colt by Devon Lane named Devon's Prospect took advantage of six others to win a maiden special weight event by 7 3/4 lengths.