July 31, 2011 |
After a brief vacation at a Kentucky farm, Preakness winner Shackleford is ready to run in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Shackleford is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday's 11/8-mile race. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is injured, but Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice is among Shackleford's challengers. Also entered are Coil, the second betting choice at 3-1; Joe Vann; Pants On Fire; Concealed Identity; JJ's Lucky Train; and Astrology.
June 4, 2007 |
After Hard Spun's first race in the fall at Delaware Park, owner Rick Porter of Wilmington passed up an opportunity to sell the colt to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and a major force in thoroughbred racing and breeding. Holding on to his horse turned out to be a wise choice for Porter. Yesterday, Sheikh Maktoum's Darley Stable announced that it had purchased Hard Spun's breeding rights. After the Kentucky Derby runner-up's racing career is finished, he will stand at Darley Farm in Lexington, Ky. No financial terms were disclosed.
August 21, 1995 |
Thunder Gulch is on a roll his trainer hopes culminates in a victory in the Breeders Cup Classic. Thunder Gulch won Saturday's $750,000 Travers Stakes at 1 1/4 miles at Saratoga by 4 1/2 lengths over Pyramid Peak, giving him three consecutive victories and a standout record for 1995. Thunder Gulch, ridden by Gary Stevens, has won six of eight races this year, including the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. "You pull the records of the great 3-year-olds of the past, and this horse has done some things they haven't done," trainer D. Wayne Lukas said.
December 13, 2001 |
Funeral services have been set for tomorrow for Robert W. Camac, a top thoroughbred trainer at Philadelphia Park, and his wife, Maryann V. Camac. The couple, who had been married for 31 years, were shot dead last Thursday at their horse farm in Oldmans Township, Salem County. Mrs. Camac's son from a previous marriage, Wade M. Russell, has been charged in the case. The services will begin at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Broadway and Church Street, Pennsville, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in New Castle, Del. Mr. Camac, 61, a respected trainer known for giving his horses time to develop, saw his thoroughbreds win more than $28 million in a career spanning 40 years.
October 24, 2007 |
OCEANPORT, N.J. - On Saturday, Betty Moran will be at Monmouth Park, at the 24th Breeders' Cup World Championships, rooting for a couple of horses. But she doesn't have to worry about their futures. Along with her son Michael, Moran is the co-breeder of Classic contender Hard Spun, the son of Danzig who was born at her Brushwood Stable in Malvern and sold privately to Wilmington's Rick Porter for $400,000. But another Breeders' Cup horse has been much more profitable for Moran. She is the owner of Jeremy, the 5-1 second choice in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Mile.
August 24, 2010 |
Sunday's seventh race at Monmouth Park sounded like a henpecked man quite confused about his marriage. All because of a couple horses with crazy names. The call by announcer Larry Collmus is so destined to become a classic, he was invited to discuss it last night on ESPN. He never expected a finish like this, he said. Here's how it went down, as transcribed from a couple of online videos: "Mywifeknowseverything and Thewifedoesntknow are coming up, and they're moving together on the far turn.
May 29, 1987 |
Last year, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority took a relatively cautious approach to its first season as owner of Monmouth Park in this seaside community. To be sure, the authority made some improvements - making the patron areas of Monmouth's attractive grandstand building brighter and more appealing - and tightening the business operation, principally by clamping down on free grandstand passes. Sports authority officials budgeted a $6.1 million profit from the shore plant, and Monmouth beat the budget, coming in at $6.8 million.
September 4, 1992 |
Other than weight carried, fast workouts might be the most misunderstood and overrated factor in handicapping horse races. The public sees "bullet" workouts and often gets carried away. What seems to make sense really doesn't. If a horse can work out fast, the reasoning goes, he can run fast or faster. Well, no. When Nines Wild, the likely favorite for Monday's Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park, worked 6 furlongs in 1:09 3/5 between races at PhilPark last Monday, the colt's trainer, Joe Orseno, was not terribly thrilled.
May 17, 1997 |
Edwin (Eddie) King Jr. has been a jockey for nearly two decades. He's ridden at most of the little tracks and some of the big ones. He's ridden hundreds of slow horses with no chance and a few fast horses with a real chance. He's won his share, maybe more than his share. He's a professional. However, like the vast majority of his peers, King is anonymous -- just another rider trying to make a living. When they run the biggest races, the ones on television, those with crowds in the high five figures or even in six figures, Eddie King isn't around.
March 1, 1988 |
Flying Daisy was disqualified from last night's eighth race when her rider, Armando Marquez, allegedly grabbed the reins of jockey Julie Krone, aboard Explodom, approaching the finish. The two jockeys were locked in a tight duel in the stretch when Marquez, riding the favored horse, appeared to reach over and grab Krone's reins as the horses neared the wire. Krone's mount threw its head and nearly spilled Krone from the saddle. Following a steward's inquiry and an objection by Krone, Explodom was placed first, with Marquez's mount, Flying Daisy, second.