Videos tagged with "congaree"

2001 Wood Memorial Stakes - Monarchos -vs- Congaree [01:53]
The phone call Bob McNair received after Congaree muscled his way to victory in the Wood Memorial yesterday said it all: it was from Dom Capers, who will coach McNair's Houston Texans when the expansion franchise makes its National Football League debut in 2002. ''This is Coach Capers,'' McNair said as he covered the cell phone. ''He wants us to draft a running back as big and fast as Congaree.'' Congaree, a son of Arazi, looked like a punishing runner in dashing off with a two-and-three-quarter-length victory over Monarchos, the colt supposed to be the best in the East. Congaree is also sending Bob Baffert to the Kentucky Derby as the trainer most likely to succeed. With Millennium Wind upsetting a very tough field in the Blue Grass Stakes yesterday and with the favored Balto Star splashing in gate-to-wire fashion in the mud in the Arkansas Derby, Baffert, who owns two previous Derby victories, may be holding the surest hand May 5 at Churchill Downs. He already has the pre-Derby favorite in his barn in Point Given, a nearly six-length winner in the Santa Anita Derby last week. Now Baffert has a colt that made vanquishing stakes company in his first try and only fourth lifetime race look easy. ''He has as much talent as Point Given,'' Baffert said. ''Now it's a matter of who wants it more.'' As soon as the strapping chestnut burst from the gate at Aqueduct in the mile and one-eighth race, it was clear that Monarchos, the Florida Derby winner, was in for a test. Congaree's ...
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2001 Jim Dandy Stakes - Scorpion [01:53]
expected to make his next start in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on August 25. Bred in Kentucky by W Lazy T, Scorpion was consigned to the 1999 Keeneland September yearling sale by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, and was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker for $490000. He is out of the stakes-placed Chief's Crown mare Petiteness, who is represented by one other winner. Donated by Jeff Mende.. ... saratoga horse racing scorpion wayne lukas jerry bailey congaree free of love tom durkin ap ...
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2001 Swaps Stakes Grade I [01:52]
weight race at Santa Anita Park on February 28 before winning in the allowance ranks at the same track on March 17. He earned a ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a victory in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct on April 14. In taking the winner's share of $300000, Congaree pushed his earnings to $997400 and increased his record to four wins and two thirds in seven career starts. Donated By Jeff Mende.. ... hollywood park horse racing congaree vic stauffer gary stevens bob baffert ...
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2001 Preakness Stakes - Point Given + Post Race [09:05]
the field in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) three weeks later. As a two-year old, the son of Thunder Gulch out of Turko's Turn, Turkoman, won the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (G3), finished second in both the Champagne Stakes (G1) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) before winning the Hollywood Futurity (G1) in mid- December to close the season. Donated by Jeff Mende.. ... pimlico horse racing preakness tom durkin point given gary stevens bob baffert congaree ap valentine monarchos dollar bill ...
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2003 Cigar Mile Grade I - Congaree
quarter-pole. He then drew off in yet another impressive effort to remain unbeaten in four starts at the Big A. "I talked to Jerry (Bailey) yesterday and he told me he might have to use Congaree and I told him to go ahead and do what he had to do," said trainer Bob Baffert from California. "He trained very well since the Breeders' Cup and he was very sharp. He was going to run a good race in the Breeders' Cup before everything happened at the start. "Midas Eyes was just cruising along in ...
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