Keyword: Whitney

  • Pleasantly Perfect is back to defend his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Mandella, Whitney Have No Concern Over Layoffs

    Although no horse has won the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) coming off a layoff of more than 49 days, Richard Mandella, trainer of Pleasantly Perfect, and Marylou Whitney, owner of Birdstone, are confident taking their respective horses to Lone Star Park for the Oct. 30 World Thoroughbred Championships off layoffs of 69 and 63 days.

  • Big TV Weekend for Classic Division

    The Breeders' Cup Classic Division Powered by Dodge takes center stage this weekend as 3 year olds and up start serious preparation for the headline event at Lone Star Oct. 30. The action will be televised by the ESPN family of networks.

  • Trainer Nick Zito adds a Belmont victory to his resume.

    Zito Says Belmont is Biggest Win of Career

    Although he has trained winners of nearly every major race in North America, including the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) twice, trainer Nick Zito said Saturday's victory by Birdstone in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was the highlight of his career.

  • Lane's End favorite Birdstone draws post position one.

    Birdstone Even Money vs. 10 in Lane's End

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone was installed the even-money favorite against 10 rivals for Saturday's Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 3-year-old son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1393510&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Grindstone</a> drew post one for the 1 1/8-mile race.

  • Medaglia d&#39;Oro, favored in Whitney.

    Medaglia d'Oro Faces Stiff Test in Whitney

    Medaglia d'Oro and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi are among a contentious field of eight older horses entered for Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bird Town (7) makes it two in a row with Acorn win.

    Bird Town Edges Lady Tak in Exciting Acorn

    Bird Town made the lead as they came out of the turn, and then held off a late charge from Lady Tak to win the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) Friday at Belmont Park. It was the second straight grade I win for Bird Town, who won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the day before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Lido Palace, winning the 2002 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Two-Time Champion Lido Palace Retired

    Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a millionaire twice over and two-time champion colt in his native Chile, has been retired from racing due to a wrenched ankle that has not sufficiently responded to rest.

  • Street Cry Draws Outside in Tough Whitney Field

    Street Cry, who ranks as the top Thoroughbred in training on the NTRA poll, drew the outside post as a field of six was entered today for Saturday's grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Street Cry will carry highweight of 123 pounds including Jerry Bailey.

  • Gearing up for the Whitney

    Pat Day gets Macho Uno mount for Whitney...Left Bank among the expected entrants...Street Cry and Unshaded have final preps.

  • Western Pride leads the Ohio Derby field to the finish line, with Woodmoon (7) second.

    Ohio Derby Report: Western Streak

    Riding a two-race win streak, Western Pride entered the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) Sept. 29 at Thistledown with his guns blazing. It was to be his biggest battle to date, facing 1-5 favorite and last year's 2-year-old juvenile male champion, Macho Uno, and four other rivals.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado celebrates his victory aboard Lemon Drop Kid in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

    Lemon Drop Kid Wins Whitney, Fox Series

    Jeanne Vance's Lemon Drop Kid won his third consecutive race since adding blinkers after a third-place finish in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), winning the $1,042,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) by two lengths over Cat Thief Sunday at Saratoga.

  • Whitney Starters Work

    Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Lemon Drop Kid and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II) winner Golden Missile were on the track at Saratoga Thursday morning preparing for Sunday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I).