Tags ‘Julien Leparoux’

Chips All In Best in Eddie D. Stakes at Santa Anita

Michael Compton | 7 months ago
Julien Leparoux guided 5-2 second choice Chips All In to a nose victory over longshot Boat Trip and Garrett Gomez in the Eddie D. Stakes (G3) on opening day at Santa Anita Sept. 27. Chips All In covered 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12 flat. Trained by Jeff Mullins, Chips All [...](Read more...) Read More...

Diamond Bachelor Impressive in Oak Tree Juvenile Turf

Michael Compton | 8 months ago
Diamond Bachelor rolled to an impressive 2 ½-length score in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf on closing day at Del Mar on Wednesday. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Patrick Biancone, Diamond Bachelor covered the one mile on turf in 1:34 1/5. Now perfect in two starts, the handsome son of War Front was a [...](Read more...) Read More...

Diamond Bachelor Impressive in Oak Tree Juvenile Turf

Michael Compton | 8 months ago
Diamond Bachelor rolled to an impressive 2 ½-length score in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf on closing day at Del Mar on Wednesday. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Patrick Biancone, Diamond Bachelor covered the one mile on turf in 1:34 1/5. Now perfect in two starts, the handsome son of War Front was a [...](Read more...) Read More...

Discreet Marq Impressive in Del Mar Oaks

Michael Compton | 8 months ago
East Coast invader Discreet Marq swept to the lead at the head of the lane and proved best in the Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The recipient of a well-time ride by jockey Julien Leparoux, Discreet Marq was prominent from the start. She mov... Read More...

Balance the Books Rolls Late for Bourbon Score

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Balance the Books overcame a bad start and bumping in the stretch to edge Really Sharp by a nose in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Bourbon (G3) at Keeneland on Sunday. Owned by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, Balance the Books with the win ea... Read More...

Sum of the Parts Wires Phoenix Rivals

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Sum of the Parts wired nine rivals in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G3) at Keeneland and earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) next month at Santa Anita. Jockey Julien Leparoux sent Sum of the Parts to the lead out of the gate, lea... Read More...

Marketing Mix Headlines Prestigious Beverly D.

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
While horses from four countries invade for Arlington Park for Saturday’s Grade 1 Beverly D., Marketing Mix will try to parlay her home field advantage to a victory for Glen Hill Farm. Installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite, Marketing Mix has bee... Read More...

Champion My Miss Aurelia Triumphant in Return

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Undefeated champion My Miss Aurelia returned to the races a winner on Wednesday at Saratoga. Despite stumbling at the start, My Miss Aurelia cruised to a three-length score over Delightful Quality in the Mandys Gold overnight stakes under Julien Leparo... Read More...

Teen Pauline Sets Saratoga Track Record in Career Debut

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Teen Pauline, a 2-year-old Stonestreet Stables filly, set a new track record at Saratoga on Wednesday for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of Tapit blitzed five furlongs in :56.53 under Julien Leparoux in smashing career debut. The filly is named a... Read More...

Centre Court Wins Lake George Stakes at Saratoga

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Centre Court charged between rivals late and scored an impressive victory in the Lake George Stakes (G2) on Wednesday at Saratoga. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for owner G. Watts Humphrey and trainer George “Rusty” Arnold, Centre Court won her third s... Read More...

Leparoux Guides Dhaamer to Sunset Score for Mitchell

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
In his first afternoon appearance at Betfair Hollywood Park since undergoing brain surgery June 29, trainer Mike Mitchell saw Dhaamer easily win the Sunset Handicap on Sunday. Along with wife Denise, daughters McCall and Shea and numerous other friends... Read More...

Hierro Wins Derby Trial at Churchill Downs

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Hierro rolled through the rain-soaked stretch to win the 88th running of The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial Stakes (G3) Saturday night at Churchill Downs. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Hierro covered the one-mile distance in 1:35... Read More...

Off and Running at Belmont Park

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
NBC Sports hockey analyst and racing fan Eddie Olczyk, a member of the 1994 Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers, paid a visit to Belmont Park on opening day on Friday. “There’s something about the prestige and the history of this track,” said O... Read More...

Marketing Mix Returns With Strong Effort at Keeneland

Glen Hill Farm’s Marketing Mix made a winning return to the races on Wednesday by posting an impressive victory over Canadian champion Inglorious at Keeneland. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Marketing Mix covered one mile o... Read More...

Ever So Lucky Drills for Blue Grass Start

Ever So Lucky turned in his final work for Saturday’s $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes on Tuesday morning, drilling five furlongs in :57 under Julien Leparoux. “I told (Leparoux) to set him down a little bit because he’s going to run the longest distan... Read More...

Take Charge Indy Takes Charge

Under a smart ride from Calvin Borel, Take Charge Indy wired Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1) field at Gulfstream Park, upsetting odds-on favorite Union Rags. Borel immediately put Take Charge Indy on the lead at the break. The son of A.P. Indy appeared... Read More...

Daddy Nose Best Wins Sunland Derby

Robert and Mary Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best won the 10th running of the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3) late Sunday under Julien Leparoux. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy rated comfortably off the early speed duel between Castaway and Ender Knieve... Read More...

Newsdad Gets First Stakes Win

Newsdad cruised to a comfortable victory over three others in today’s Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Arch, ridden by Julien Leparoux, captured the 1 ½-mile marathon for owner James Karp. Newsdad ran 1 ½ miles in ... Read More...

Rematch on Tap in Pan American

Simmard and Newsdad meet again in Saturday’s $150,000 Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Last time the two clashed they were separated by just a neck in the Mac Diarmiada Stakes (G2) at 1 3/8 miles with Simmard prevailing at the wire. Today... Read More...

Dialed In Returns in Gulfstream Allowance

Photo of Dialed In courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Last year’s Florida Derby winner makes his long-awaited comeback at Gulfstream Park. Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In, winner of the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park last year, is enter... Read More...

Union Rags Dominates Fountain of Youth Foes

Union Rags photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo In a sparkling performance, Union Rags establishes himself as a clear Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags’ reputation may have taken a hit when he lost last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenil... 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...