Videos tagged with "barn"

1979 Belmont Stakes: CBS Broadcast [18:03]
History and the long, demanding stretch at Belmont Park had caught up with Spectacular Bid. With a short distance remaining in the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, he was leading, seemingly drawing away from his seven rivals. He was four lengths in front of 12-to-1 shot General Assembly and looking just as strong as he had while rattling off victories in 12 consecutive stakes races. Just 660 yards to go to the third Triple Crown in three years. But then Spectacular Bid began to behave like a very fat man trying to run up a very steep hill. In the stretch curve he drifted out from the rail. His lead diminished. He was having trouble getting air into his lungs, and his legs seemed to desert him. With a furlong to go, he was a beaten horse, seconds away from joining the company of Pensive, Tim Tam, Carry Back, Northern Dancer, Kauai King, Forward Pass, Majestic Prince and Canonero II—the band of Derby and Preakness winners that came a cropper at Belmont. The winner, Coastal, was one of those lightly raced colts that periodically come out of old-line barns to waste Belmont pretenders. The steady Golden Act, spear-carrier-in-chief in the classic races, was second. Bid, who had been described by his trainer, Bud Delp, as the greatest horse ever to look through a bridle, was looking at the nearly four lengths of track between his nose and Coastal's as he finished third. Did Bid's young jockey, Ron Franklin, ride the horse badly? Some of the jocks in the race and those watching from ...

Reily's Races (9-29-11LAUREL) [02:26]
Reily's very last race. His owner decided to donate him to Thoroughbred Placement Resources so they could find him the best home. I saw a picture of him on Facebook, posted on Oct. 25, 2011 by an eventing barn that I'm friends with who were spreading the word for TPR. I was directed to contact the track liaison, and by Oct. 31st I was driving 5 hours to MD to look at him. I bought him on Halloween and brought him home a week later on Nov. 6th. He's proving to be the horse of a lifetime and I can't wait for the years to come!

∴ derp ∴ [00:19]
yeah, I'm really bored... Video of my new babeeeee! he's finally mine now, my mom is paying him, and since october he'll be fully mine! so I'm like REALLY excited about october, like, federal finals (big trip) and my own horse... It's going to blow my mind hahaha :') Tomorrow I have a jumping clinique at my old barn, I hope I can take tons of videos to make a cool one here :P My friend entered me in the avanced clinique, so I really don't know what's going to be my future from now... LOL

1991 Pacific Classic [04:13]
With the screams of 28134 fans rising an octave with every last stride he took to the wire, Best Pal caught Twilight Agenda in the final 30 yards Saturday to score a one-length victory in the $1-million Pacific Classic, the richest race in the 52-year history of Del Mar. Because he was a 3-year-old in a field of older horses, Best Pal carried eight pounds less than the others in the 1 1/4-race that was expected to establish the horse of the year. Instead, Best Pal's victory complicated the issue, with Farma Way, the 3-2 favorite, running fifth after leading until the quarter pole, and Festin, his late-running archrival in four other races, ending up fourth. Best Pal was bred and is raced by John and Betty Mabee, San Diegans who have been part of the Del Mar family for more than 20 years. John Mabee is chairman of the board at the track and was one of the forces behind creation of the Pacific Classic. "This horse is the public's choice," Mabee said after Best Pal's $550000 payday. "We just wanted to run a horse in this race that wouldn't disgrace us. I thought he was better coming into this race than the press gave him credit for, but maybe this was just owner prejudice. "There's no question that he's got a fan base. He would have been 15-1 instead of 9-2 if they had paid attention to the handicappers in the papers." Twilight Agenda, Farma Way's stablemate from trainer Wayne Lukas' barn, took the lead from Farma Way heading into the stretch but finished second, 2 3/4 ...

Report Sarah Parlier [03:37]
Interview with exercise rider Sarah Parlier, who in addition to helping in the barn of top trainer Keith Craigmyle, also helps find retired horses new homes and second careers.

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