Keyword: Xtra Heat

  • Sprint Preview: Speed Thrills

    The contest to determine the world's fastest Thoroughbred will feature approximately a dozen speedsters from all types of backgrounds. In addition, the NAPA Auto Parts Sprint (gr. I) will mark the only Breeders' Cup race featuring a "War of the Sexes." As many as three fillies and mares--Kalookan Queen, Carson Hollow, and Xtra Heat, will take on the boys to see which gender will prevail over six furlongs.

  • On Site at Arlington

    Xtra Heat arrives, will gallop up to BC Sprint...Two Item Limit Works Toward Distaff...Fraulein settles in.

  • Xtra Heat Moves on to Arlington

    Xtra Heat, who beat the boys in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Keeneland, arrived at Arlington Park, the site of the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, on Sunday and is resting comfortably in her new surroundings.

  • Xtra Heat earns first victory over the boys in the Phoenix.

    Xtra Heat Gets Heat, but Takes Phoenix

    Breeders' Cup Sprint contender Xtra Heat withstood some quick early pressure and turned in her first career victory over males by three lengths Saturday in the 150th running of the $250,000 Phoenix (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Xtra Heat and Squirtle Squirt Could Meet at Keeneland

    Trainer John Salzman, Sr., said he is considering the Oct. 5 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Keeneland as the final prep for the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Arlington Park for his champion filly Xtra Heat.

  • Sprint Preview (9/18): Lukas Double Tough in Sprint

    Day Trader strengthened the hand of trainer D. Wayne Lukas for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his impressive victory in the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway Park Sept. 14.

  • Sprint Preview (9/12): Turn Up the Heat

    The queen of the sprint division, Xtra Heat, did nothing to hurt her chances for a return crack at the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a devastating five-length score in the $150,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park Sept. 7.

  • 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.

  • Xtra Heat Wires Straight Deal at Laurel

    In her first easy race in months, champion filly Xtra Heat led gate-to-wire to easily win Saturday's $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Xtra Heat Skips Saratoga in Favor of Laurel

    Champion filly Xtra Heat will skip Friday's featured $100,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga in favor of the Aug. 10 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Caller One, Xtra Heat Top 'Summit of Speed' Nominees

    Caller One, the earner of more than $3-million who defected from the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, England, and champion Xtra Heat are among the nominees to Calder's 'Summit of Speed' day program on July 13. The race card that day includes four six-furlong stakes with $1.3 million in purses.

  • Xtra Heat leads Gold Mover to the finish line in the Vagrancy.

    Xtra Heat Extra Game in Vagrancy

    Xtra Heat gutted out a neck-length victory over Gold Mover in Sunday's Belmont Park feature, the 52nd running of the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares 3-years-old and older.

  • 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.

  • Xtra Heat, right, runs to victory over Shine Again, left, in the Genuine Risk Handicap.

    Xtra Heat Bounces Back in Genuine Risk

    Xtra Heat earned her third win in four starts as a 4-year-old and her 20th in 26 career starts when she went wire-to-wire in Sunday's $150,000 Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Xtra Heat, looks to sizzle in Genuine Risk.

    The Heat is on in Genuine Risk

    Xtra Heat will no doubt bring the heat to Belmont Park by way of sizzling fractions in the Genuine Risk (gr. II) at six furlongs on Sunday.

  • Xtra Heat, spices up Genuine Risk.

    Genuine Risk: Bring on the Heat

    Xtra Heat will no doubt bring the heat to Belmont Park by way of sizzling fractions in the Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on Sunday.

  • Caller One, winner of  the Los Angeles Handicap last year, defended his title in the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Caller One Repeats in Golden Shaheen

    Caller One won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) for the second straight year Saturday night at Nad Al Sheba as American-based horse swept the top finishing positions.

  • Champion Xtra Heat, winning last year&#39;s Prioress Stakes.

    Heating Up in Dubai; Filly Ready to Fly

    The forces were pulling at Kenneth Taylor for months. There were certainly more enticing options than wandering halfway around the world, especially for a guy reluctant to air travel. But when you own the fastest filly on the planet, no obstacle is too great to hurdle.

  • Western Pride, drawing off to defeat Orientate in the San Fernando.

    Western Pride Works at Nad Al Sheba

    Western Pride worked five furlongs in 1:03.13 at Nad Al Sheba Saturday as he prepares to be the lone American-based horse to run in the March 23 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Sakhee Heads Dubai World Cup Invitees

    Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Sakhee, who won last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and ran a close second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), heads a field of 11 runners invited to contest the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at 1 1/4 miles on dirt March 23.

  • Bargain Filly Sizzles to Eclipse Award Honors

    The year 2001 was a hot one for anyone trying to keep pace with Xtra Heat. The bargain-basement $5,000 purchase brought attention to the oft-neglected sprint filly division by her domination of her rivals week in and week out, then nearly shook the industry to the core when she just failed to pull off a major upset at the World Thoroughbred Championships in the Penske Auto Center Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Xtra Heat, shown winning Belmont Park&#39;s Prioress.

    Laurel Race Report: Heat of the Day

    The Maryland Jockey Club has been taking all kinds of extra heat from legislators, the Maryland Racing Commission, and horsemen's groups lately, but they didn't mind the kind of extra heat they got Feb. 16 with the 49th running of the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II).

  • Xtra Heat, winning the Interborough Handicap.

    Xtra Heat Draws Post Two in Barbara Fritchie

    Xtra Heat, a finalist in two Eclipse Award categories, drew post position two for Saturday's Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel. The Eclipse Awards will be announced Feb. 18.

  • Xtra Heat Nominated to Fritiche, George

    Xtra Heat, the dual Eclipse Award finalist, has been nominated to two of the three stakes races scheduled for President's Day weekend at Laurel Park.

  • Point Given distances himself from the rest of the field in his Belmont Stakes romp.

    It's a Slam Dunk for Point Given in Eclipse Voting

    In a year without a lot of clear-cut favorites, Point Given is the lone unanimous choice in 2001 Eclipse Award balloting. The dual classic winner received top honors as champion 3-year-old male and is a finalist, along with Tiznow and Johannesburg, for Horse of the Year honors. Finalists in each of the Eclipse categories were announced Thursday.

  • Xtra Heat Pointed Toward Dubai

    Xtra Heat may turn up the heat in the Middle East this spring. The millionaire sprinter, who won the Jan. 1 Interborough Handicap at Aqueduct, is scheduled to make her next start in the grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap on Feb. 16 at Laurel Park before a possible trip to Dubai to contest the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) March 23 at Nad Al Sheba, according to trainer John Salzman.

  • Xtra Heat draws off to win the Interborough Handicap.

    Xtra Heat Romps in Interborough Handicap

    Xtra Heat returned to her winning ways Jan. 1, winning Aqueduct's six-furlong Interborough Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths. With her victory, Xtra Heat has now won 18 of her 23 career starts, with three seconds and a third, for earnings of $1,323,305.

  • Xtra Heat Romps in Interborough Handicap

    Xtra Heat returned to her winning ways Jan. 1, winning Aqueduct's six-furlong Interborough Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Dixieland Heat was coming off two rousing, but losing efforts, against colts in the Breeders' Cup Sprint and Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial.

  • Xtra Heat, winning the grade I Prioress.

    Xtra Heat 2-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Interborough

    Kenneth Taylor's Xtra Heat will make her first start as a 4-year-old on New Year's Day at Aqueduct when she goes to post as the 125-pound high weight in the $75,000 Interborough Handicap. The $5,000 auction purchase will concede from 11 to 14 pounds to her seven rivals in the six-furlong race and has been installed as the 2-5 favorite on the morning line.

  • Xtra Heat, winnning her first grade I stake in the Prioress at Belmont Park in July.

    Cough KO's Xtra Heat From Garland of Roses

    Xtra Heat, who would have been heavily favored in Saturday's Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct, will not run after coming down with a cough Friday morning, trainer John Salzman said from his barn at Laurel.

  • Xtra Heat Back Facing the Girls

    After a pair of impressive runs against the boys, the hickory tough Xtra Heat should be happy enough to face only members of her own sex Saturday in the $75,000 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct. The six-furlong sprint is the first stakes race of the New York track's inner track winter season.

  • Delaware Township and jockey Jerry Bailey cross the wire first in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    From the Magazine: Delaware Township Exits on Top

    A million-dollar international race doesn't usually serve as practice for a $300,000 stakes in Maryland. But following a script that was part wisdom and part luck, the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 17 at Laurel Park.

  • Kona Gold, winning the San Carlos.

    Kona Gold Draws Outside Post in De Francis Dash

    Headley & Molasky's Kona Gold heads a field of seven in the $300,000 grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday. Eclipse Award honors in the sprint division hinge on the outcome.

  • Kona Gold, Caller One Help 'Heat' Up Dash

    Kona Gold, champion sprinter of 2000, was to board a plane in California Tuesday and fly to Maryland to take on Xtra Heat, the local heroine, in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Nov. 17 at Laurel Park.

  • Championships Starters Not Done Just Yet

    While the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27 marked the end of the racing year or was the career finale for many participants, others plan to remain in training and will even race again before the 2001 season ends.

  • Sprint Report--10/17/2001

    If the over and under on the number of Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) runners who had their final prep in England or France was 25, you would probably take the under, wouldn't you? This writer would have. But, counting them up shows 27 Sprint starters have shipped in from France or England. And, not surprisingly, more have finished last -- six -- than first -- one.