Videos tagged with "graded stakes"

1995 Wood Memorial Stakes [13:22]
The road to Kentucky may run through New York after all. In perhaps the most impressive performance by a 3-year-old colt this year and on the heels of his decisive victory in the Gotham three weeks ago, Talkin Man led every step of the way to win the 71st running of the $500000 Wood Memorial yesterday at Aqueduct. Talkin Man did it in impressive fashion, toying with seven colts before pulling away for a 7 3/4-length victory over Knockadoon and assuring himself a date at Churchill Downs in three weeks, perhaps as the favorite of the Kentucky Derby on May 6. The 2-to-5 favorite in the Grade II Wood, Talkin Man left the rest of the field -- none had won a graded stakes race -- in the dust at the top of the stretch. Jockey Shane Sellers, riding the Canadian-bred horse for the first, and likely last time, because Mike Smith had to honor another commitment in Arkansas, never used his whip as his mount covered the mile and an eighth in an easy 1:491/5 . "I was just a passenger out there," Sellers said after Talkin Man breezed through fractions of 234/5 seconds for the quarter, 48 flat for the half, 1:123/5 over 6 furlongs and the mile in 1:37 even, while never being asked to run all out. "Regardless of what the pace was, I knew what I had underneath me. He was telling me, 'We OK, we OK Don't worry about nothing.' " Coupled with the upset victory by the 30-1 long shot Wild Syn in the Blue Grass at Keeneland a little over an hour earlier, Talkin Man's victory guarantees that the ...

Florida Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes 2013_Ron the Greek_Jose Lezcano [03:16]
Florida Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes (Stakes) FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD REGISTERED FLORIDA BREDS WITH THE FTBOA. Free nomination by Saturday, January 05, 2013, $2000 to pass the entry box and $2.000 additional to start, with $400000 Guaranteed. All fees shall be paid prior to the start of the race. The owner of the winner to receive $240000 $80000 to second, $40000 to third, $20000 to fourth, $12000 to fifth and $8000 to sixth. Supplemental nominations may be at time of entry at a fee of $20000, which includes entry and starting fees.Weight: 123 lbs: Non-winners of a Grade I or II over a mile since September 1, allowed 2 lbs.; A graded stakes at a mile or over since July 1, 4 lbs; $60000 at a mile or over since August 1, 6 lbs; Starters to be named through the entry box by the usuall time of closing. This race will be limited to 14 starters, with Also Eligibles. If more than (14) entries pass the entry box preference will be given to graded stakes winners then highest 2011-2013 earnings. Trophy to the winning owner. Nominations Closed Saturday, January 5, 2013 with 17 Nominations. Klasse: none Dotierung: 400.000,00 USD Distanz: 1800m Einlauf: 5 - 7 - 3 - 4 Gulfstream Park (USA), 19.01.2013 Starterfeld: 1 (1) I'm Steppin' It Up ,5j. H kastanienbraun Congrats / Cindy Woo Who David Cohen Anthony Pecoraro / Roman Hill Farm 53 kg (117 lbs) 2 (2) Mucho Macho Man ,5j. H rotbraun Macho Uno / Ponche de Leona Mike Smith Katherine Ritvo / Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 55 kg ...

Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes 2013_Successful Song_Joel Rosario [03:21]
Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes (Stakes) FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD FILLIES AND MARES REGISTERED FLORIDA BREDS WITH THE FTBOA. Free nomination by Saturday, January 05, 2013, $1500 to pass the entry box and $1500 additional to start, with $300000 Guaranteed. All fees shall be paid prior to the start of the race. The owner of the winner to receive $180000 $60000 to second, $30000 to third, $15000 to fourth, $9000 to fifth and $6000 to sixth. Supplemental nominations may be at time of entry at a fee of $15000, which includes entry and starting fees. Weight: 123 lbs: Non-winners of a Grade I or II over a mile since September 1, allowed 2 lbs.; A graded stakes at a mile or over since July 1, 4 lbs; $60000 at a mile or over since August 1, 6 lbs; Starters to be named through the entry box by the usual time of closing. This race will be limited to 14 starters, with Also Eligibles. If more than (14) entries pass the entry box preference will be given to graded stakes winners then highest 2011-2013 earnings. Trophy to the winning owner.Nominations Closed Saturday, January 5, 2013 with 16 Nominations. Klasse: none Dotierung: 300.000,00 USD Distanz: 1800m Einlauf: 4 - 5 - 1 - 2 Gulfstream Park (USA), 19.01.2013 Starterfeld: 1 (1) My Pal Chrisy ,5j. S rotbraun Alex's Pal / Strike South Luca Panici Padarath Lutchman / Tony\'s Investments LLC 54 kg (119 lbs) 2 (2) Delray Lady ,4j. S rotbraun Halo's Image / Lady Secretary Joe Bravo Jose Garoffalo / Alfonso Miranda 53 kg (117 lbs) 3 ...

Shanghai Bobby - 2012 Three Chimneys Hopeful (G2) [01:43]
With the way Todd Pletcher's 2-year-olds have been performing this summer at Saratoga Race Course, it was only fitting for his charge Shanghai Bobby to close out the meet with a rousing victory over favored Fortify and six other juveniles in Monday's Grade 2, $300000 Three Chimneys Hopeful. "We felt like this summer the 2-year-olds were training very well, and we were coming in holding a strong hand," said Pletcher, who saddled 23 juvenile winners among his meet-leading 36 victories. "When some of them start to win and their workmates come up to run, you kind of get a good feel for it. We're not surprised, but we're happy." The victory, his third in as many starts, gave Shanghai Bobby an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on November 3 as part of the "Win and You're In" series. Having broken his maiden at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 19, Shanghai Bobby also earned a $100000 juvenile bonus from The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in addition to the winner's purse of $180000. The bonus, instituted this year, is awarded to any 2-year-old maiden winner at Aqueduct or Belmont Park who goes on to win a graded stakes at a NYRA track. "The purse is $300000, you get a $100000 [NYRA] bonus, and I still have shares in [Shanghai Bobby's sire] Harlan's Holiday," said Starlight Racing's Jack Wolf. "I said to my wife, 'This is a pretty big race.' It's nice that NYRA came up with the bonus. It seems to have helped the 2-year-old program." Ridden by ...

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

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