Videos tagged with "flying"

Super Saver: Travers Workout - August 21 [01:15]
With jockey Calvin Borel aboard, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver breezed five furlongs in 1:01.13 in company with The Roundhouse on the main track. "I wanted to keep him focused down the lane, and having a target early on kept him focused," said trainer Todd Pletcher of the WinStar Farm color-bearer. "Calvin [asked him] at the top of the lane, and he really lengthened out." While Super Saver normally goes out later in the morning, Pletcher sent him out early because he wanted Borel, who was flying to Oklahoma to ride this afternoon, to get "refamiliarized" with the Maria's Mon colt. "Calvin was going to leave last night, but he rearranged his schedule so he could be on the horse this morning," said Pletcher. "I wanted Calvin to have a feel for him and he seemed to be pleased with the way he was going." The trainer said he expected an improved performance in the Travers from Super Saver, who following his Derby win was eighth in the Preakness and then fourth, beaten 4 ¾ lengths, by Lookin At Lucky in the Haskell on August 1. "I think he's going to run an improved race from the Haskell," he said. "Having that race under his belt has helped him. If you look at his form this year, he ran decently in Tampa [third in the Tampa Bay Derby], moved forward with a better race in Arkansas [second in the Arkansas Derby], and then another move forward, so I think he's going to respond the same way."
Tags: super, saver, workout, saratoga, travers, todd, pletcher, nyra, horse, racing

1996 Jockey Club Gold Cup + Post Race [09:35]
Cigar made a noble but losing farewell to racing in New York yesterday when he was beaten by a head by Skip Away in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. It was only the second time in his last 19 races that the 6-year-old super horse had been outrun, but it also was the second time in his last three starts. So, age, luck and fast horses may be catching up to him. He gave it a special poignancy by staging a valiant rally through the homestretch, but missed by the length of Skip Away's head. And while it took two horses to spring the trap that ended Cigar's 16-race winning streak at Del Mar in August, this time it took just one very swift, very tough 3-year-old. As they streaked to the finish, Skip Away was fighting on the inside to keep his lead and Cigar was charging on the outside to snatch it. And flying at their heels came two other 3-year-old stars, Louis Quatorze, two lengths behind Cigar, and Editor's Note, one length behind Louis Quatorze. ''I'd just be whining if I made excuses,'' said Bill Mott, who trains Cigar for Allen Paulson of California. ''I don't feel uncomfortable about anything that's happened. I thought he ran a pretty darned good race. He had a little more left to do at the half-mile pole than he normally has to, but that doesn't mean we're making excuses.'' Jerry Bailey, who rode Cigar through his record-tying winning streak, put it bluntly: ''I ran second. I ran into a horse who ran an exceptional race. I have to tip my hat to the winner. I knew it ...
Tags: belmont, park, horse, racing, skip, away, cigar, louis, quatorze, shane, sellers, sonny, hine, jerry, bailey, tom, durkin, editors, note

Seabiscuit Art Auction Trailer.mpg [01:30]
Temp Trailer for recent Seabiscuit art auction in Willits, Mendocino County California. Copyright owned by Flying Wombat Productions (Al Rosen)
Tags: seabiscuit race horse, al rosen, flying wombat productions

1997 Wood Memorial Stakes [02:37]
Despite the steady rain that nearly forced him to withdraw, and despite the fears of his handlers that he might work too hard, Captain Bodgit won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct yesterday with a finishing kick that confirmed his status as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby. The star colt with the funny-looking foreleg overcame the weather and his handlers' worries to run the third-fastest time in the 72 years of the Wood. He covered the mile and one-eighth in 1:481/5 , finishing two lengths in front of Accelerator and three in front of Smokin Mel. It was 3 1/2 more lengths back to the second choice, Ordway. And by then Captain Bodgit was flying through the mud at the close of a brilliant performance. The Wood was the centerpiece of three major preps yesterday for the Kentucky Derby. There were 28 contenders in all, but favorites won all three: Pulpit took the Blue Grass at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., and Crypto Star won the Arkansas Derby at Hot Springs while Captain Bodgit was scoring his success at Aqueduct. Captain Bodgit, a son of Saint Ballado, has now met almost every test for the Derby: he has won the Florida Derby and the Wood; he has won around two turns; he has demonstrated a winning kick in the final furlong and he has run and won on a heavy track. Now, all he has to do is do it again on May 3 against a huge field of perhaps 18 to 20 horses at Churchill Downs. ''He's just a super horse,'' said Gary Capuano, who trains Captain Bodgit for the Team Valor syndicate ...
Tags: aqueduct, horse, racing, tom, durkin, team, valor, alex, solis, captain, bodgit, accelerator, smikin, mel

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