Keyword: Victory u.s.a.

  • Wayne Lukas will send out Be Smart in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 24.

    Lukas, VanMeter Looking 'Smart'

    There's a certain feeling of deja vu around Barn 38 on the backstretch of Santa Anita Park. If Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Tom VanMeter II have the funny feeling they've been here before, they're right.

  • Miss Terrible belied her name in the Las Flores.

    Miss Terrible a Terror in Las Flores

    Argentine-bred Miss Terrible returned from nearly a 19-month layoff to capture the $109,600 Las Flores Handicap (gr. III), giving horse-shoer-turned-trainer Bradley Ross his first victory Sunday at Santa Anita.

  • Victory U.S.A. Stands Out in Las Flores Field

    On the sidelines for nearly seven months, the Bob Baffert-trained grade II winner Victory U.S.A. returns to action Sunday as the likely favorite in the $100,00 Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Stars Are Aligned for 130th Kentucky Oaks

    Many expected the field for this year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to be be among the most accomplished in years, and with six grade I winners filling the entry box for the 1 1/8-mile contest Tuesday morning, that opinion may have been confirmed.

  • Victory U. S. A. draws off to win the Stonerside Beaumont Stakes.

    Victory U.S.A Draws Away in Stonerside Beaumont

    Victory U.S.A., who in two previous matchups with Halfbridled could finish no better than third, turned the tables on last year's juvenile filly champion with an impressive win in the $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Thursday.

  • Halfbridled to Face Eight in Stonerside Beaumont

    Champion Halfbridled will lead a field of eight in Thursday's $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Halfbridled was entered but scratched from the April 3 Ashland Stakes (gr.I) after tying up after a morning gallop.

  • Ashado, left, and jockey Cornelio Velasquez take the lead over Victory USA at the top of the stretch in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Ashado Sharp in Fair Grounds Oaks' Return

    Heavily favored Ashado, out of action since November 29, showed no signs of rustiness while tallying a 3 3/4-length victory over Victory U.S.A. in Saturday's $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Victory U. S. A., will be shipped to New Orleans for the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Victory U. S. A. to Attempt Fair Grounds Oaks

    Thomas Van Meter's stakes winner Victory U. S. A. will most likely make her first start of the year in Saturday‚s $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert said Monday after the filly worked six furlongs in a quick 1:11 4/5.

  • Hollywood Story and Patrick Valenzuela win the Hollywood Starlet Stakes, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Hollywood Story Steals Starlet Script

    Patrick Valenzuela became the first jockey in 20 years to sweep all five major Southern California riding titles in the same year when he brought a maiden, 6-1 shot Hollywood Story, from behind to win the $349,500 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies. In typical P. Val fashion, he survived a stewards' inquiry to do it.

  • Owner Zetcher Can Add Starlet to His Fortune

    Owner Arnold Zetcher hopes to close out a memorable year with House of Fortune Sunday in the $355,500 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I), a 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Baffert Favored to Collect 3rd Starlet Victory

    Trainer Bob Baffert guns for his third victory in six years in the $200,000-added Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) Sunday with Victory U.S.A, the probable favorite in the test for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Injured Krone Going Home for Further Tests

    Jockey Julie Krone, injured in a spill at Hollywood Park on Friday, was scheduled to travel to her home in Carlsbad Sunday and undergo further testing Monday, agent Brian Beach reported Sunday.

  • Starlet Next for Maiden Hollywood Story

    Hollywood Story, arguably the most accomplished maiden 2-year-old filly in the nation, will make her next start in the $200,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) on Dec. 21, trainer John Shirreffs confirmed Wednesday.

  • Victory U.S.A. Romps in Moccasin; Krone Bags 4

    Thomas Van Meter II's Victory U.S.A., third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) had an easy time of it Sunday, winning the $100,000 Moccason Stakes at Hollywood Park by seven lengths.

  • Baffert Seeks 'Victory' Strike in Golden Rod

    Victory U.S.A., the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) third-place finisher, is scheduled to make her next start in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29, trainer Bob Baffert said, before ending her juvenile season in the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) on Dec. 21 at Hollywood Park.

  • Congaree to Run in Cigar Mile; Frankel Horses Fine

    Trainer Bob Baffert said Stonerside Stable's Congaree, who set the pace in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) before finishing fourth, will make his next start in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 29 at Aqueduct.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone gets first 'Cup win aboard Halfbridled.

    Krone in History-Making Ride with Halfbridled

    Jockey Julie Krone became the first female winner of a non-steeplechase Breeders' Cup race when she booted home favored Halfbridled to a 2 1/22-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Saturday.

  • VanMeter Has Favorable Count in Juvenile Fillies

    Tom VanMeter II hopes he has the bases covered in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). A principal in Eaton Sales along with Reiley McDonald, VanMeter has sold many "home run" runners, but he has two of his own on deck for the $1-million race for 2-year-old fillies: Be Gentle and Victory U.S.A.

  • Halfbridled, morning-line favorite in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Looking Past Halfbridled in Juvenile Fillies

    There is little doubt Halfbridled looms large over her 13 rivals in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) both from a size and form perspective. However, the supersized daughter of Unbridled won't find a field she can push around on Saturday.

  • Longshot Society Selection (foreground) edges out Victory U.S.A. in the $500,000 Frizette, Saturday at Belmont.

    Jerkens at it Again as Society Selection Takes Frizette

    The "Giant Killer" H. Allen Jerkens did it again Saturday as Irving and Marjorie Cowan's Society Selection, under a patient ride by Ray Ganpath, came from well off the pace to run down Victory U.S.A. close to home in the $500,000 Frizette (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Kona Gold, will make appearance at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita Work Tab Busy Monday

    Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) hopefuls Bluesthestandard, Captain Squire, and Yankee Gentleman all had their final workouts for Sunday's main event over Santa Anita's fast main track Monday morning.

  • Halfbridled, with Julie Krone aboard,  wins the Grade I Del Mar Debutante.

    Halfbridled Turns in Smashing Debutante Win

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled showed why she's likely to be heard from later this year when she recorded a scintillating five-length victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • 'Victory' Assured in Del Mar Debutante?

    Tom VanMeter II's Victory U.S.A., an impressive maiden winner from the talent-deep barn of trainer Bob Baffert, heads a field of six for Saturday's 53rd edition of the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Victory U.S.A. Rates Edge in Slight Debutante

    Victory U.S.A., an impressive maiden winner from the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, heads a field of six entered this morning for $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).

  • Tizdubai Skipping Del Mar Debutante

    Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) winner Tizdubai, a full sister to two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner Tiznow, will skip the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Aug. 30 and wait for the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting, trainer Eoin Harty said Sunday morning.