Keyword: Vindication

  • Vindication's Half-Brother Among Saratoga Offerings

    Two years ago, the Seattle Slew colt Vindication brought $2.15 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. He went on to win the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and earn an Eclipse Award. This year, his half-brother by A.P. Indy is one of 212 horses catalogued for the Saratoga auction, which begins Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (EDT) in New York.

  • Sky Mesa, winning the Lane's End Futurity last October.

    Ex-Division Leaders Toccet, Sky Mesa on Mend

    While leading Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders Funny Cide, Empire Maker and Dynever are getting most of the attention these days, it wasn't long ago that Sky Mesa, Vindication and Toccet were the darlings of the current 3-year-old class.

  • The Year of Buckpasser and Graustark

    Ask anyone, novice or seasoned expert, and he'll be hard pressed to find a year in which so many top Derby prospects have been sidelined.

  • Champion Vindication, ready to resume training.

    Champion Vindication Ready to Resume Training

    Undefeated champion Vindication has responded well to treatment and is ready to resume training. The son of Seattle Slew has been sent to Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables' training center near Summerfield, Fla.

  • Rojo Toro wins the San Rafael under Jerry Bailey.

    Rojo Toro Storms to San Rafael Victory

    Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Jerry Bailey teamed up to win Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita with favored Rojo Toro, a newcomer to the 3-year-old picture, less than a month after the pair lost undefeated early Kentucky Derby favorite Vindication to injury.

  • Champion Vindication continues recovery from suspensory injury.

    Vindication 'Doing Pretty Good' Since Injury

    Bob Baffert reports that his undefeated 2-year-old champion, Vindication, is doing well at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, where the $2.15 million son of Seattle Slew is recovering from a suspensory injury.

  • Kafwain sets his sights on Louisiana Derby.

    Kafwain Headed for Louisiana Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert revealed Saturday that The Thoroughbred Corp.'s early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Kafwain will likely make his next start in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds.

  • Not Again

    <i>By Billy Reed </i> -- Aw rats, not again. That was my reaction. Vindication, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion male and favorite for the 129th Kentucky Derby, will miss the world's most coveted race because of a strained ligament in his right foreleg.

  • Vindication Emulates His Sire as Champion Juvenile

    Like father, like son. Twenty-seven years ago, Seattle Slew rolled to a 3-0 record and earned an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old male. His son, Vindication, is the 2002 Eclipse winner in the same category after compiling a 4-0 mark that included a powerful 23?4-length victory in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and outpointing rivals Toccet and Sky Mesa

  • Baffert Taking His Time With Vindication

    Bob Baffert still had no word Friday on when undefeated 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Vindication would make his 3-year-old debut, but the trainer did say that the $2.15 million son of Seattle Slew would have two races before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 3.

  • Champion Vindication, top-weighted on the Experimental Free Handicap.

    No Surprises at Top of Experimental Free Handicap

    The suspense leading up to the end of January wasn't whether the colt Vindication and the filly Storm Flag Flying would be voted champion 2-year-olds. They were. The suspense was whether the two unbeaten juveniles would be weighted above the standard weight--126 pounds for males and 123 for fillies--on the 2002 Experimental Free Handicap. They weren't.

  • 2002 Horse of Year Azeri.

    Azeri Voted Horse of the Year in a Landslide

    With all the debating about Azeri's Horse of the Year credentials, it turned out to be a landslide. The daughter of Jade Hunter did not defeat males during her 2002 campaign, but she certainly dominated them in the voting for racing's highest honor.

  • New jockey Jerry Bailey worked Vindication on the main track at Santa Anita.

    Vindication, Bailey Get Acquainted

    Padua Stables' Vindication met new jockey Jerry Bailey for the first time Saturday and the pair teamed up for a bullet five-furlong work over Santa Anita's fast main track.

  • VINDICATION

    Dark bay/brown colt, foaled Jan. 28, 2000<br>Seattle Slew--Strawberry Reason

  • Vindication worked under Dana Barnes Sunday.

    Vindication in 'Easy Work' at Santa Anita; Next Start Undecided

    Padua Stables' Vindication worked a half-mile in ::49 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's main track Sunday with Dana Barnes aboard. "It was just an easy work," trainer Bob Baffert said. "Good horses like this one make it so easy. All I have to do is keep him happy and healthy and he does the rest."

  • Breeders' Cup-Winning Breeders Honored

    Breeders of the winning 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races were honored Jan. 12 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred Club at a dinner held at Keeneland Race Course.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile winner Vindication worked Monday at Santa Anita.

    Vindication, Medaglia d'Oro Work on West Coast

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and early Kentucky Derby favorite Vindication worked for the first time as a sophomore Monday, logging a half-mile in :48 2/5, handily, over Santa Anita's fast main track. Exercise rider Dana Barnes was in the irons for the move, which was listed as the 22nd fastest of the 46 who worked at the distance.

  • Baffert questions award selection process.

    Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who wasn't named as a finalist for a 2002 Eclipse Award in spite of an outstanding year, said he's dismayed at the way the awards are handed out. The three-time Eclipse winner (1997-99) as top conditioner in the nation also said he feels the voting process is flawed.

  • Undefeated Vindication winning BC Juvenile.

    Vindication Warms Up for Soph Campaign

    Padua Stables' undefeated Vindication, preparing for his 3-year-old campaign, had his first workout Tuesday since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park Oct. 26, going three furlongs at Santa Anita in :36.60 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • No Vindication, but Toccet Duels With Kafwain

    A pair of highly promising 2-year-olds, multiple stakes winner Toccet from the East and locally-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Kafwain, are set to clash in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. A field of 11 fillies and mares also entered Saturday's Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Toccet's Connections Want Vindication

    Toccet, the leading 2-year-old colt on the East Coast, will be flown from Baltimore to run in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 21, trainer John Scanlan confirmed Friday from his base at Laurel, Md.

  • Derby Magic

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i><br>The dark bay colt lay sprawled out in his stall following his brilliant victory in the previous day's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). A few minutes later, Vindication was up on his feet, greeting his visitor by sticking out his tongue, hoping the visitor would understand the request.

  • Vindication's Pedigree: Payson's Business Plan Vindicated

    Nearly four years ago, Virginia Kraft Payson convinced herself it was time for a change. The breeder had been successfully racing her own stock, first with her late husband, Charles, then solo for about 20 years. However, in 1999, she decided to do an about-face and become a commercial breeder.

  • Vindication leads Baffert parade in Juvenile.

    Baffert Horses Dominate Juvenile Race

    Padua Stable's Vindication and The Thoroughbred Corporation's Kafwain provided trainer Bob Baffert with a 1-2 finish in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Disturbingthepeace Breezes at Santa Anita

    Disturbingthepeace breezed five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning under jockey Victor Espinoza in 1:01 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Final Pool Closes

    Storm Flag Flying and Vindication were made the favorites in the Breeders' Cup Future Bet for the juvenile championship races to be contested Oct. 26 at Arlington Park as part of the World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Friday's Pool 4 Results

    Storm Flag Flying was made the overwhelming 1-9 favorite Friday, the first day of Breeders' Cup Future Bet for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. On the male side, the $1 million Juvenile favorite is Vindication, heavily supported as well at 7-5.

  • Final Breeders Cup Future Pool Starts Friday

    The final parimutuel future betting opportunity before the Breeders' Cup Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park on Oct. 26 runs from Friday to though Sunday with the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies pools.

  • Vindication Heads Ky. Cup Juvenile

    Hoping to follow the success of the last two Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) winners, Point Given and Repent, eight 2-year-olds have been entered for the first two-turn graded event for juveniles of the year.