Videos tagged with "comeback"

2012 Breeders' Cup contender - Acclamation makes it seven straight with easy Eddie Read repeat [02:55]
Allowed to walk the dog on the lead through slow fractions over 1 1/8-miles on Del Mar's turf course, Acclamation made 1-to-2 look like a gift, strolling home by 2 3/4-lengths over four rivals to win for the seventh straight time in graded stakes company while repeating in the $300000 Eddie Read (Grade I). "(Whether) he sets fast fractions or slow fractions, he always comes home," said jockey Patrick Valenzuela of the 2011 Eclipse-award Champion Older Horse. "I've ridden some champions like Sunday Silence and Arazi, but for any horse to go out and set the pace like that and come home the final quarter like he does, that's a true race horse." The win pushed career earnings to over $1.95 million for the 6-year-old California-bred son of Unusual Heat, who could attempt to repeat in the $1 million Pacific Classic at the end of August. Options are open for either the Breeders' Cup Classic or Turf as the end of the year goal at Santa Anita. "Acclamation and Tom Knust (Valenzuela's agent) made this comeback happen," said Valenzuela, who returned from yet another retirement earlier this year. "My weight's good and I just want to get more winners." A champion in Argentina, Interaction rallied for second at 11-to-1 in his fourth US start and Casino Host rounded out the trifecta at 6-to-1 making his first start in the barn of Ron Ellis.
Tags: Breeders', Cup, Acclamation, Del, Mar, Patrick, Valenzuela, horse, racing

1999 Belmont Stakes - Lemon Drop Kid : Full ABC Broadcast [01:01:11]
Charismatic, standing on the threshold of sweeping the Triple Crown, missed his date with history yesterday when he ran third in the Belmont Stakes behind the 29-1 long shot Lemon Drop Kid. And, worse, in a stunning finish to the saga of the colt who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness at long odds, Charismatic fractured two bones in his left front leg as he crossed the finish line. The injury did not appear to be life-threatening but it ended his racing career. It also brought a sorrowful close to what had been a rousing day at Belmont Park, with a record crowd of 85818 on hand in perfect weather to see if Charismatic could become the first horse in 21 years to win the Triple Crown. Instead, he became the 15th horse, and the third in three years, to win the Derby and Preakness but fail to cross the finish line first in the mile-and-a-half race. Charismatic, who ran in a claiming race in February before surging to the top of the 3-year-old racing world in the past two months, will undergo surgery late this morning. Dr. Larry Bramlage, a veterinarian from Lexington, Ky., reported that the colt had cracked the cannon bone just above the ankle and had fractured the sesamoid behind it. ''It is not life-threatening,'' Bramlage said, ''but it definitely means his racing career is over. However, he should be fine as a stallion.'' Chris Antley, the jockey who overcame problems of weight and substance abuse and made a roaring comeback aboard Charismatic in the Derby and the ...
Tags: 1999, Belmont, Stakes:, Full, ABC, Broadcast, stakes, horse, racing, lemon, drop, kid, charismatic, vision, and, verse, jose, santos, scotty, schulhoffer, wayne, lukas, robert, beverly, lewis, chris, antley, dave, johnson, jim, mckay, upset, triple, crown

DSCF3291.AVI- Champion in many words. [02:00]
john hurt who played Bob Champion in the film champions tells the story of a man who beat cancer and 20 months later won the Grand National. One of the greatest comebacks of all time.
Tags: DSCF3291-, champions, cancer, research, horses, horse, racing, Bob, champion, Aldaniti, Grand, national, legend, comebacks, film, aintree, cheltenham

2012-03-27 Miss Diana on the comeback trail [00:32]
Midway through her program - Miss Diana on show around the Summerveld turn Tuesday morning the 27th March 2012.
Tags: miss diana, african betting clan, team g racing, dave scott, the clan, leon setaro, summerveld, kzn, horse racing

Red Rum- The 1973 Grand National (Aintree) [03:05]
Red Rum is perhaps the world's most famous racehorse. Red Rum's 1973 comeback victory from 30 lengths behind is often considered one of the greatest Grand Nationals in history. Red Rum beat the Australian chaser Crisp, carrying 23 pounds more, in what was a new record time of nine minutes, 1.9 seconds. The jockey on the historic day was Brian Fletcher and the horse was trained by Ginger McCain.
Tags: Red, Rum, 1973, Grand, National, Aintree, Brian, Fletcher, Thoroughbred, historic, legend, famous, 1974, 1977, Ginger, mccain, Fat, Jockey, betting, bet, tip, steeplechase, hurdle, jump, perfect, Horse, Racing

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