Videos tagged with "performance"

1989 Alabama Stakes [03:38]
For those hard-to-please critics who had been complaining that Open Mind is a brilliant horse with a bland style, the 3-year-old filly responded with a gritty performance on a rainy day at Saratoga. At the top of the stretch of the $232400 Alabama Stakes, Open Mind's chances appeared to be as gloomy as the day itself. She was ahead of only one horse, stablemate Lea Lucinda. She trailed the front-running Dearly Loved by more than five lengths and was running in the middle of the track, where the muddy surface had the consistency of butterscotch pudding. Open Mind had gone into Saturday's 109th Alabama with a nine-race winning streak dating to last November, but now, at 1-5 odds, she looked hopelessly beaten. Her critics were ready to add Open Mind's name to the list of fallen Saratoga favorites, which includes Man o' War, Gallant Fox and Secretariat. Before a crowd of 30309, Open Mind chose not to become a part of that gallery. "Of all the fillies I've ridden," Angel Cordero would say later, "I've never been on one who tries as hard as this filly. If she were a person, she'd want to work seven days a week." Cordero went to his whip 16 times--seven times from the right and nine from the left--and it took that 16th whack to get owner Gene Klein's filly to the wire, a neck before Dearly Loved. Open Mind might win 10 more races in a row, if she is allowed to stay on the track long enough, but no victory will come any harder than Saturday's. Jean Cruguet was aboard Dearly Loved ...

1991 Jockey Club Gold Cup [05:07]
Festin, the Argentine horse who has earned more than $2 million by charging from last place to first, did it again yesterday when he charged through the homestretch at Belmont Park and snatched the $850000 Jockey Club Gold Cup from Chief Honcho and Strike the Gold. It was a classic performance in a classic race for the 5-year-old traveler, who seems to thrive in New York. He has raced 10 times this year, from California to Massachusetts, but he hadn't won in three starts in four months since he zoomed from last to first to win the Nassau County Handicap at Belmont in June. And with the same style and the same result on the same track, he repeated the performance in the Gold Cup. He did it exactly four weeks before the ultimate racing test of the year, the Breeders' Cup series at Churchill Downs. And for Festin and most of the other stars of the season, the road to Louisville was next. In fact, Festin was already packing. "He's leaving tomorrow for Kentucky," said Ron McAnally, who trains the horse for Burton Kinerk. "We were going to take him back to California, but all horses need time to build up their strength." Twilight Agenda Sets Pace For three-quarters of a mile yesterday, Festin shared last place with Strike the Gold, another late runner who hadn't won since he took the Kentucky Derby five months ago. Up front, the lead was held from the start by Twilight Agenda, the California speed horse flown cross-country by D. Wayne Lukas only three days before the race. He ...

1994 Mother Goose Stakes - Lakeway [06:10]
Belmont Week came to a record-setting close yesterday when the California filly Lakeway won the Mother Goose Stakes by more than four lengths over Cinnamon Sugar and by 10 lengths over Inside Information, and pranced to the head of the class of 3-year-old fillies. It was one day after the California colt Tabasco Cat won the Belmont Stakes and moved to the head of the class of 3-year-old colts, and Lakeway gave an even more powerful performance. She not only won for the fifth time in six starts but buried the hometown favorite, Inside Information, who had won six of her seven races. And she did it by knocking one and one-fifth seconds off the record for the race in its 38th running. The two favorites ran together stride for stride for more than half a mile, but then Kent Desormeaux nudged his filly, and Lakeway took charge. She collared Inside Information with three-eighths of a mile to go, edged past her turning for home and widened the lead relentlessly down the stretch. As she flashed home, she had 4 1/4 lengths on Cinnamon Sugar, a 27-1 long shot, who in turn had six lengths on Inside Information. They cruised in fast fractions of 1:083/5 for three-quarters of a mile and 1:332/5 for the mile. And Lakeway completed the mile and an eighth in 1:462/5 , shattering the record for the race set in 1978 by Caesar's Wish, but still a full second off the track record for the distance set in 1973 by the incomparable Secretariat. It was also the fifth record set in three days of ...

StableTalk with Sir Michael Stoute [01:40]
Sir Michael Stoute checks in from Hong Kong and discusses Sea Moon's form after his performance in Europe.

2012-12-04 Clairwood - race 8 [01:43]
2012-12-04 Global One colt 'Global Vigil' relished the extra when going over 1600m for the first time to win impressively at Clairwood. Turning for home a few lengths off the leader he powered through to hit the front halfway down the straight and then stayed on to win well. Adding merit to the performance was that he made his run along the inside where the track conditions are markedly inferior to the middle/outside.

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