Keyword: War Emblem

  • Toussaud, the Dam of Empire Maker, Top Kentucky Broodmare

    Juddmonte Farms' Toussaud, the 14-year-old daughter of El Gran Senor who produced Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association earlier this year.

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    War Emblem Taken Over by Insurance Firms

    Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, who experienced difficulties at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station during his first season at stud this year, has been transferred to the insurance companies.

  • War Emblem's Sister Wins Debut at Arlington

    My Sweet Heart, a 3-year-old half-sister to 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, won the first start of her career Friday at Arlington Park when she captured the final event on the twilight racing program by a half-length.

  • Last year's winning jockey will not ride in this year's Derby.

    Espinoza to Miss Derby, Will Ride Sarafan

    Jockey Victor Espinoza, who won his first Kentucky Derby on longshot War Emblem last year, will spend the first Saturday in May at Hollywood Park.

  • War Emblem Having Problems in Breeding Shed

    War Emblem, North America's champion 3-year-old male of 2002 who was sold to Japan's Shadai Stallion Station for nearly $18 million in September, is having difficulties covering mares in his first year at stud and his owners are negotiating a settlement with an insurance company.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NTRA 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site, www.ntra.com, for the fourth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."

  • War Emblem Derby Bonus Case Heads for New Year Hearing

    Five months before the Pick Six Scandal began dominating headlines, the Illinois Derby-Kentucky Derby bonus controversy was making news. A hearing to determine just who will collect the cool $1 million payout should be set soon after the New Year.

  • Volponi owner Phil Johnson receiving the BC Classic trophy.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: Sweet Home Chicago

    Phil "P.G." Johnson had a perfect way to spend his 77th birthday. He decided to buy himself a $40,000 present. No luxury car, no cruise around the world; in fact, nothing at all. This was a gift for himself and his family, paid for with nearly 60 years of blood and sweat, compliments of a horse named Volponi.

  • Cup Winners Expected to See More Action

    Six of the eight winners on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card at Arlington Park Oct. 26 are expected to race in 2003, if all goes according to plans. Three winners--Orientate, Domedriver, and Starine--could run again this year.

  • War Emblem works on Thursday at Arlington Park.

    War Emblem Schools at the Gate; Came Home Jogs

    It was a study in contrast Thursday morning, as the top California invaders War Emblem and Came Home went to the track for the first time. Both arrived at Arlington in good order Wednesday morning for their showdown in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Perfect Drift: The Forgotten Derby Horse

    There are five horses from this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) set to run Saturday in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). That is the most ever, the previous high being three, most recently in 1999.

  • Officials gather for the post position draw.

    Post Positions for All Breeders' Cup Races

    Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia said he believes any one of three or four different horses could be favored for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 26 at Arlington Park. Battaglia made War Emblem the 3-1 favorite in the 12-horse field.

  • War Emblem, still has a fan in his former trainer, Bobby Springer.

    Springer and War Emblem Together Again...Sort Of

    For Bobby Springer, Tuesday was just another cold, windy fall morning at Arlington Park, as he returned from the track on his pony, bundled up in his heavy down jacket. But that will soon change. On Wednesday, his old friend, War Emblem, is expected take up residence two barns away from his home of a year ago.

  • War Emblem Posts Another Sharp Drill

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem had his final major drill for next Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park, working publicly at Santa Anita just after noon on Saturday.

  • War Emblem Nominated to Japanese Race

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s War Emblem, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who has been purchased for stud duty in Japan by the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station, has been nominated for the Nov. 23 Japan Cup Dirt, the main track companion race to the Japan Cup turf race held the following day.

  • A Classic Puzzler

    Welcome to the Rubic's Cube of horse races, better known as the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Go ahead; just try to figure this one out.

  • War Emblem, in seven-furlong workout Saturday.

    War Emblem Works 7 Furlongs for BC Classic

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem turned in a sharp seven-furlong work in 1:24 before the first race at Santa Anita Saturday. The son of Our Emblem came out at noon under exercise rider Dana Barnes, and received a smattering of applause from the fans.

  • War Emblem Works for Fans at Santa Anita

    War Emblem, preparing for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), breezed seven furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in a reported 1:24.17.

  • Classic winner War Emblem to stand 2003 season in Japan.

    War Emblem Headed to Japan to Stand at Stud in 2003

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem will head to Japan to begin stud duties in 2003 at the Shadai Stallion Station, the powerhouse operation run by the Yoshida family. Shadai recently lost three major stallions in Sunday Silence, El Condor Pasa, and End Sweep.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 3 Sunday Results

    Orientate's romp in the Forego (gr. I) at Saratoga Sunday had an immediate impact on the Breeders' Cup Future Bet for the $1 million Sprint, where bettors made the D. Wayne Lukas trainee the 4-1 favorite.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 3 Opens

    In spite of his sixth-place finish in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, fans have War Emblem as the 7-2 favorite Friday, the first day of the final pool for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Future Bet.

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Mulhall Discounts War Emblem Report

    Richard Mulhall, racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corporation, has discounted a report in Thursday's New York <i>Times</i> stating that the Saudi royal family has considered donating Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to the families of the victims of last year's World Trade Center bombing.

  • Promoting the Sport

    <i>By Tim Smith</i> -- The NTRA commissioner explains "rest of the story" regarding the recent controversy surrounding Bob Baffert's acceptance of an appearance fee in connection with the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

  • War Emblem Sizzles in Pacific Classic Drill

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s War Emblem had a faster than anticipated workout – five furlongs in a sizzling :57 3/5 under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes -- on Tuesday morning at Del Mar as he prepares for Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) and his first test against older horses.

  • War Emblem, working at Del Mar on Aug. 14.

    War Emblem Breezes; Door 'Slightly Open' for Travers

    War Emblem had his first workout on Wednesday since his victory in the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, going a half-mile in :48.80 at Del Mar under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Like a Hero Works Toward Travers

    Twenty horses, including Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner War Emblem and Jim Dandy winner Medaglia d'Oro have been nominated to the Aug. 24, $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga.

  • The Fastest Gun Alive

    Following the events of last Sunday, what we have in the 3-year-old division are Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and The Sundance Kid all walking toward each other for the inevitable shootout. Only these equine gunslingers are named War Emblem, Medaglia d'Oro, and Came Home.

  • The Fastest Gun Alive

    Following the events of last Sunday, what we have in the 3-year-old division are Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and The Sundance Kid all walking toward each other for the inevitable shootout. Only these equine gunslingers are named War Emblem, Medaglia d'Oro, and Came Home.

  • Haskell Invitational winner War Emblem is set to face Came Home in his next start.

    War Emblem's Still on Edge; Will Face Came Home in Pacific Classic

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner War Emblem, who also has victories in the Kentucky Derby ( gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this year, was back in his stall at Del Mar Wednesday morning, and already making it known he is a candidate for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25.