Keyword: War Emblem

  • War Emblem is bathed by groom Roberto Luna at Monmouth Park earlier this week.

    Second Season Begins For 3-Year-Olds

    Although the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park has already started up racing's second season for 3-year-olds, the winner, Came Home, apparently is heading toward shorter races and will not try the top-class colts in the big events. That leaves Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem as the horse to catch for championship honors.

  • Haskell Horses Get Feel of Track

    Horses for Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap have finally showed up from points West, South, and North, and several were on the track Friday morning for light exercise.

  • War Emblem, on the track Thursday morning at Monmouth Park.

    War Emblem Draws Post 6 in Haskell; 9 Entered

    Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap, which last week had only three prospective starters, drew a field of nine Thursday morning, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem breaking from post 6.

  • Gold Cup Winner Sky Jack Prospects For More

    Though it's still more than three weeks away, Del Mar's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25 appears to be a viable prospect for Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds' Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) champion Sky Jack, trainer Doug O'Neill said Thursday morning.

  • Baffert: Fee, Horse's Appearance Not Related

    Trainer Bob Baffert said the decision to enter War Emblem in the $1-million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park Aug. 4 wasn't tied to a $50,000 appearance fee he is to receive from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the racetrack.

  • War Emblem, back in consideration for the Haskell Invitational.

    War Emblem Back in Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert informed Monmouth Park officials Saturday that War Emblem will definitely run in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on Aug. 4.

  • Came Home, shown winning the Swaps, will be the likely favorite in the Haskell Invitational.

    Racing Toward the Travers: Jim Dandy or the Haskell?

    Like many straightaway races in England, the race for the $1 million Travers Stakes has divided into two small groups – one opting for the big bucks and grade I status of the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and the other preferring to have a race over the track in the grade II, $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes. Both races will be run on Aug. 4.

  • War Emblem Won't Contest Haskell Invitational

    One of the immediate effects the passing of Prince Ahmed Salman will have on racing was the decision by Richard Mulhall and Bob Baffert, respective manager and trainer for the prince's The Thoroughbred Corp., to pull Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem out of the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) on Aug. 4

  • War Emblem Assigned 124 for Haskell Invitational

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. II) winner War Emblem will have to spot his foes from two to 10 pounds if he makes his anticipated trip to New Jersey from California for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), a $1-million race over nine furlongs.

  • War Emblem, continues preparations for the Haskell Invitational.

    Baffert 'Tries to Tighten Screws' on War Emblem

    Trainer Bob Baffert said he is "trying to tighten the screws" on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, who worked seven furlongs in a quick 1:23 3/5 Wednesday morning at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park.

  • War Emblem Continues on Road to Haskell

    War Emblem continued his preparation for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, working five furlongs Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in 1:01 4/5 under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Honeymoon in Jersey: War Emblem to Haskell

    It looks like trainer Bob Baffert and fiancee Jill Moss will be honeymooning on the Jersey Shore Aug. 4, watching Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem run in the $1-million Haskell Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Baffert: War Emblem Is 'Crying Out for a Race'

    "If he could talk, he'd say 'run me,'" trainer Bob Baffert said of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem after the colt worked a half-mile in :48 under Dana Barnes on Tuesday morning at Santa Anita.

  • Espinoza Honored by California State Assembly

    Taking time out from the state's budget crisis, the California State Assembly honored jockey Victor Espinoza July 1 for his achievements, particularly his wins in the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes aboard War Emblem.

  • War Emblem Has First Breeze Since Belmont

    War Emblem breezed an easy three furlongs in :35 4/5 under exercise rider Dana Barnes at Santa Anita Park on Wednesday morning, the first recorded work for The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Our Emblem colt since his June 8 defeat in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Prince Ahmed Salman, whose Thoroughbred Corp. has filed suit in connection with the Illinois-Kentucky Derby bonus.

    Thoroughbred Corp. Sues Over Illinois Derby-Ky. Derby Bonus

    Saudi Prince Ahmed bin Salman's The Thoroughbred Corporation, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, filed a lawsuit June 10 to resolve a dispute over who is entitled to a $1 million bonus for winning the Illinois and Kentucky Derbys --- the prince or the colt's previous owner.

  • Sarava drives to upset Belmont Stakes victory.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Wrapup: Show Stopper

    "What a day. What a life." As the sun set on the Belmont backstretch following one of the most energy-charged afternoons of racing in New York history, trainer Kenny McPeek finally was able to express his feelings in simple words.

  • Sarava, holding off Medaglia d'Oro in the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Winner, Favorite Depart; Saratoga Next

    New Phoenix Stable's Sarava, who paid $142.50 as the longest priced Belmont Stakes winner ever, flew out of New York and back to Kentucky at about 8:30 a.m.Sunday morning.

  • A record crowd saw Sarava's upset win in the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Stakes Attendance, Wagering Set Records

    A record Belmont Park crowd of 103,222 witnessed the biggest upset in Belmont Stakes history as Sarava, at odds of 70-1, upset War Emblem's Triple Crown bid and returned a record $142.50 to win for every $2 wager. Belmont Park handle records, notwithstanding last year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, were crushed in every category.

  • Prince Ahmed Salman, whose Thoroughbred Corp. races Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem.

    Prince Salman, War Emblem Owner, Not Attending Belmont Stakes

    Though Prince Ahmed Salman's War Emblem is going for the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on Saturday, the Saudi owner is not in attendance. A spokesman for the prince's Thoroughbred Corp. confirmed Saturday afternoon that Salman was in Saudi Arabia and not in New York.

  • Lured by perfect weather and a Triple Crown bid, fans crowded into Belmont Park on Saturday.

    Schwartz Hopeful for Record Belmont Crowd

    New York Racing Association chairman and CEO Barry Schwartz said Saturday morning at Belmont Park that he is hoping for one thing -- a crowd of more than 85,818. All indications are he might just get it.

  • War Emblem Even Money in Early Wagering

    With only $1 million in the pool, War Emblem is even money with those on hand at Belmont Park to complete the Triple Crown. Of course, there is still an hour until the first race on the Belmont Stakes Day card.

  • Exercise rider Mick Jenner gallops War Emblem at Belmont Park on Friday.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Analysis: New Chapter in History Books?

    Is War Emblem about to write a new chapter in the history books? Or will Wiseman's Ferry prove to be a thorn in the colt's side? Will Mike Smith, aboard Proud Citizen, keep the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in his sights and dog him the whole way? Will one of the closers have enough class and stamina to kick in late and pull a Touch Gold or a Victory Gallop?

  • Wiseman's Ferry Not One Dimensional

    With a persistent light rain falling Friday morning, trainer Niall O'Callaghan found a dry, warm spot to talk to the press -- inside the track kitchen. But the same question kept coming up: Is his Wiseman's Ferry the key to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I)?

  • Essence of Dubai Reaches Target

    Even before he ran ninth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Tom Albertrani thought Essence of Dubai would be more suited to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). On Saturday, he will find out.

  • Begrudgingly Lies The Crown

    Although they will applaud War Emblem's rightful place in Turf history if he wins the Triple Crown, it's too soon after Slew's death and too soon after Sept. 11 for one Turf writer and many racing fans to take delight in such an outcome.

  • War Emblem gets his first feel of the Belmont surface Thursday.

    War Emblem Gets First Feel of Belmont Surface

    The photographers were ready. The TV cameramen were ready. The print journalists were ready. They all gave a passing glance to Like a Hero and Medaglia d'Oro, who were circling near the gap, then re-set their sights to Barn 7, where assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes sat atop the stable pony Cisco.

  • War Emblem, worth more if he wins the Belmont.

    Price on His Head: Valuing War Emblem

    He went unsold for $20,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, and a little over 1 1/2 years later, was worth a cool million. The big questions are how many millions and what's in store for the owners if War Emblem wins the Belmont Stakes.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Triple Interest

    <i> By Ray Paulick</i> -- While media interest in this year's Belmont Stakes is unprecedented, the year-round depth of quality of racing is epitomized by the likes of Kona Gold, Xtra Heat, and others.

  • War Emblem, with Dana Barnes aboard, worked at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning.

    War Emblem In 'Awesome' Final Work for Belmont Stakes

    Triple Crown hopeful War Emblem had his final serious work for Saturday's Belmont Stakes when he worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning. "Whew, I'm glad that's over," a relieved trainer Bob Baffert said as the colt pulled up.

  • Look Like Baffert, Win Cash

    Oaklawn Park is holding a Bob Baffert look-alike contest as part of its Belmont Stakes (gr. I) festivities.