Videos tagged with "behrens"

1998 Dubai World Cup - Silver Charm -vs- Swain [02:07]
In a dramatic finish, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm nosed out Swain of Dubai to win the $4 million Dubai World Cup yesterday and double his career earnings. Ridden by the Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, the 4-year-old earned the $2.4 million first prize for his owners, Bob and Beverly Lewis, with a courageous rally. Silver Charm's previous earnings had totaled $2.2 million. Silver Charm, the prohibitive favorite, first repulsed strong challenges from Loup Sauvage of France and Malek, the surprise winner of the Santa Anita Handicap. Then, Swain came up and briefly grabbed the lead in the stretch. As the two pounded toward the finish line, Silver Charm fought back and barely edged in front. I knew it was going to be a competitive race, said Stevens, who rode Silver Charm shortly after guiding Annus Mirablis of Dubai to victory in the $500000 Dubai Duty Free race. He's the greatest horse I've ridden. I knew I had a great chance, but I knew they weren't going to give it away, Bob Baffert, Silver Charm's trainer, said. Silver Charm broke second from the gate and stayed behind another horse from the United States, Behrens, until the top of the stretch. He then took the lead, only to be challenged by Loup Sauvage and Malek. After putting them away, he faced the challenge of the hard-charging Swain. But Silver Charm prevailed in 2 minutes 9 2/5 seconds for the mile and a quarter. Loup Sauvage finished third, with Malek fourth. Race video donated by Jeff Mende..
Tags: dubai, world, cup, horse, racing, nad, al, sheba, silver, charm, swain, gary, stevens, bob, baffert, robert, beverly, lewis, malek, behrens, loup, sauvange

Dubai Millennium 2000 Dubai World Cup HQ [02:16]
Dubai Millennium wins the world's richest horse race in the new millenium in a record 1:59.50 for 10f, beating Behrens and Running Stag among others. Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, Dubai, UAE
Tags: horse, racing, dubai, millennium, european, behrens

1997 Dwyer Stakes [01:09]
A new star raced into the 3-year-old picture at Belmont Park yesterday, when Behrens won the Dwyer Stakes and extended his baby winning streak to three races and ended the winning streak of Banker's Gold at four. A son of Pleasant Colony, Behrens won his first two races by a combined margin of almost eight lengths, and, although he had raced only twice in six months, dazzled people with his speed in workouts. This time, he flashed his speed in a stakes race, roaring from fifth place to second at the head of the homestretch and blowing into the lead and widening it to 1 1/4 lengths over Glitman, who had 7 lengths on the favorite, Banker's Gold. ''He's just an outstanding horse, and he keeps proving it to us,'' said James Bond, who trains Behrens. ''The scary thing is that he's still only learning to run.'' Behrens did not race last year at 2, made his debut at Gulfstream Park in Florida in January, won again at Belmont in May and confronted Banker's Gold yesterday in the Dwyer. It is an 80-year-old race that has been won by superstars like Man o' War and Native Dancer, and it seemed likely that Banker's Gold might make it a milestone in his career. But, with Eddie Maple in the saddle, he stalked the fast pace set by Glitman and Smokin Mel, and could not overtake them in the stretch. Meanwhile, Behrens, carrying five fewer pounds, bided his time under Jerry Bailey and swept home. Behrens ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1 minute 42 1/5 seconds, paid $5.90 for $2 to win ...
Tags: belmont, park, horse, racing, behrens, jerry, bailey, tom, durkin, glitman, bankers, gold

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