Tags ‘El Padrino’

El Padrino to stand at Northview Stallion Station in Pennsylvania

DRF | 1 year ago
El Padrino, a Grade 2 winner and leading contender on last year’s Kentucky Derby trail, will enter stud in 2014 at the Pennsylvania division of Northview Stallion Station in Peach Bottom, Pa. Read More...

El Padrino retired by Let’s Go Stable

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford El Padrino, Verrazano’s half-brother who won last year’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, has been retired from racing. The 4-year-old Pulpit colt missed his planned sea... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Csaba, El Padrino to meet in Hal’s Hope

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Kenny MartinCsaba runs in the Hal's Hope on Saturday off an easy win in the Harlan's Holiday.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - A fiel... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Citrus Kid beats El Padrino in battle of comebackers

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Bob CoglianeseCitrus Kid wins an allowance race at Gulfstream, beating El Padrino, who last raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: El Padrino begins comeback in Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino makes his first start since finishing far back in the Kentucky Derby.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: El Padrino set to make first start since Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserEl Padrino has not raced since finishing 13th in the Kentucky Derby. El Padrino, idle since finishing 13th in the ... Read More...

Belmont: El Padrino gets extended vacation till fall

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserEl Padrino will skip the Belmont Stakes and point to a fall campaign.If Mark Valeski runs in the Belmont, one horse he won’t have to worry about facing is El Padrino... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Depth makes for dynamic event

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gemologist has won all five of his starts, including the important Wood Memorial last time out. He also owns two victories here at Churchill Downs. His trainer... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Union Rags relaxes without tongue tie

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Churchill Downs Sunny Temp. 68 Track FastLOUISVILLE, Ky – No official workouts to report but still plenty to see on a balmy Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs, where 18 of... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Castellano lands on Gemologist after roller-coaster ride

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserJockey Javier Castellano rode Gemologist to victory in the Wood Memorial after starting 2012 as the rider of Union Rags and several other Derby hopefuls.Most jockeys spend... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Wet Florida weather alters schedule for Take Charge Indy, Pletcher horses

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy, whose training was interrupted by rainy weather in Florida, is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.Kentucky Derby hopefuls Gemol... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Less than ideal conditions for Gemologist, El Padrino

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino worked more slowly than trainer Todd Pletcher wanted to see during pre-dawn hours over a muddy track Sunday at Palm Meadows.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - May... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Rain keeps Gemologist, El Padrino in their Florida barn

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTodd Pletcher says he is leaning towards sending Broadway's Alibi to the Kentucky Oaks.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – The electronic sign on the Florida Turnpike r... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Gemologist, El Padrino get in works for Pletcher

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist worked two days earlier than planned at Palm Meadows.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Trainers Todd Pletcher and Bisnath Parboo both pulled an audible with their ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Pletcher may shift Gemologist’s work

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Todd Pletcher has scheduled Gemologist’s first work since his victory in the Grade 1 Wood for Sunday morning at Palm Meadows but could be forced to... Read More...

El Padrino preparing as if he will make Kentucky Derby field

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserEl Padrino currently stands 23rd on the list of graded earnings that will determine the field for the May 5 Kentucky Derby. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -   El Padrino, who... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Reveron may enter Lexington in last-ditch effort for graded earnings

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonReveron could make a start in the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland on April 21.MIAMI – Trainer Agustin Bezara said Monday that he will nominate Reveron to the... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Race for graded stakes cash intensifies

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesFrom left: I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause, and Blueskiesnrainbows run 1-2-3 in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – In the winner’s circle follo... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Latest round of preps muddle picture

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy (right) holds off Reveron (center) and Union Rags to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby.Upset wins by Take Charge Indy in the Florida Derby, Daddy Long Legs in t... Read More...

Trip Notes: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Oaks, Louisiana Derby, and more

DRF | 3 years ago
Michael Hammersly Saturday, March 31, 2012 Gulfstream Parkread more Read More...

Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, El Padrino heading to Kentucky Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Elizabeth MacyTake Charge Indy, winner of the Florida Derby, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, and El Padrino al... Read More...

Gulfstream: Union Rags an imposing challenge for El Padrino in Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino gets some attention from exercise rider Isabelle Bourez at Palm Meadows on Wednesday.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The barn of Todd Pletcher at the Pa... Read More...

2012 Florida Derby Preview – Union Rags and ??

For good reason, the overwhelming favorite in the 2012 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park this Saturday is Union Rags. He has raced 5 times, with 4 wins and a 2nd place effort which came in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Hansen). His one... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Scouting the top horses and key prep races

DRF | 3 years ago
DRF staff Lynn RobertsEl Padrino (left) outduels Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star. What did the race say about both colts' Kentucky Derby chances?As March turns to April, our anal... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags looks ready for another step forward in Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserPeter Brette sits atop Union Rags (left) accompanied by Michael Matz on Wednesday at Palm Meadows.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As good as Union Rags ran last time out in t... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags, El Padrino top field of nine for Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags trains Wednesday at Palm Meadows in preparation for Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.HALLANDALE, BEACH, Fla. – Union Rags drew post 6 and... Read More...

Gulfstream: Seven probable for Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The fields for the seven stakes races on Saturday’s Florida Derby day program at Gulfstream Park are all but set, including the main event, which ... Read More...

Gulfstream: El Padrino gallops out nicely in final prep for Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino is the probable second choice behind Union Rags among seven 3-year-olds probable for Saturday's Florida Derby.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -   El P... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags, El Padrino top prospective field of seven for Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags is being pointed to the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 31.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A field of at least seven 3-year-olds now seems definite for t... Read More...

Alpha Targeting Wood Memorial

Sunday morning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the communications team at NYRA Press that the Wood Memorial (G1) on April 7 at Aqueduct is the likely next stop for his Kentucky Derby hopeful Alpha. Winner of the Count Fleet and Withers Stakes (G3) at Aq... Read More...

Intriguing Field Set for Tampa Bay Derby

Battle Hardened and Prospective, one-two finishers in the Sam Davis Stakes, return and are joined by Take Charge Indy and Spring Hill Farm Saturday’s 32nd running of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) attracted a competitive field of 12 3-year-olds at... Read More...

Let’s Get Serious

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel preview a serious weekend of Kentucky Derby preps, headlined by Sunday’s Fountain of Youth. The guys discuss what to expect from early Derby fave Union Rags in his seasonal debut, along with the Pletcher duo – Algorithms and Discreet Dancer. They talk El Padrino, the rest of the Risen Star cast and […] Read More...

Fountain of Youth Stakes attracts compact, competitive field

By MICHAEL COMPTON As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park should go a long way in helping sort out the 3-year-old picture, at least in South Florida. With a field that includes the undefeated Todd Pletcher-trained pair of Algorithms and Florida-bred Discreet […] Read More...

Pletcher Pair to Clash With Union Rags

Photo of Algorithms courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park promises answers in sorting out contentious 3-year-old division. As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sund... Read More...

Season Premiere

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel kick off the third year of TCI – aka Triple Crown Insider – and catch up on the three-year-old picture through the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Read More...