Tags ‘Prayer for Relief’

Romans pleased with Prayer for Relief

DRF | 1 month ago
Dale Romans has shocked the world. Not himself, mind you. But he has shocked the world. He did it in 2011 in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, where he scored a 64-1 upset with Court Vision when Goldikova was going for an unprecedented fourth straight win in the race. Read More...

Potential BC Classic field swells with additions of Prayer for Relief, Noble Moon

DRF | 1 month ago
The ranks of prospective pre-entrants for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita now includes Prayer for Relief and Noble Moon, bringing to at least 16 the number of horses expected to be pre-entered on Monday. Read More...

Prayer for Relief wheels back for Whitney Handicap

DRF | 4 months ago
The well-traveled Prayer for Relief, who finished third in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap when taking his game to New York for the first time on Belmont Stakes Day, will take on an even tougher assignment when wheeling back in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap here Aug. 2. Read More...

Zivo rallies from last to win Suburban Handicap

DRF | 5 months ago
The hits just kept on coming Saturday for Jose Lezcano, whose natural hat trick on Belmont Park's inaugural Stars and Stripes program was capped by Zivo’s upset of the $500,000 Suburban Handicap. Read More...

Fair Grounds Handicap, Mineshaft in Asmussen’s sights

DRF | 9 months ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen will be counting on serious money-makers in the two Grade 3, $150,000 races for older horses on the Louisiana Derby Preview Day card Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Lone Star Handicap purse reduced to $200K

DRF | 10 months ago
A reduction to the purse of the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap and the renaming of an early season stakes for a late city official are the most notable changes to an 11-race, $1 million stakes schedule announced by Lone Star Park. Read More...

Fair Grounds: Prayer for Relief passes $1.5 million milestone by taking Tenacious

DRF | 11 months ago
With a quick move along the rail entering the final turn, Prayer for Relief took charge of the $75,000 Tenacious Handicap, and he drew away to a 6 1/4-length Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Fair Grounds: Asmussen taking shots at five stakes

DRF | 11 months ago
Steve Asmussen might need to hire extra help just to saddle horses Saturday at Fair Grounds. Already the meet’s leading trainer with 10 winners entering Thursday’s action, Asmussen has horses in eight races Saturday, including at least one starter for five of the card’s six stakes. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned expected to make a statement in Homecoming Classic

DRF | 1 year ago
On Saturday night at Churchill Downs, Fort Larned goes postward in the inaugural running of the $175,000 Homecoming Classic on an 11-race Downs After Dark program. Fort Larned is making his final start before returning to Santa Anita for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Classic, and as an odds-on favorite Saturday, horseplayers clearly will be expecting him to win. Read More...

Remington Park: Prayer for Relief gets job done

DRF | 1 year ago
Prayer for Relief’s determined win in last Saturday night’s $175,000 Governor’s Cup at Remington Park closed the books on a four-race game plan his connections laid out for him earlier this year. Now, his next move is to be determined, said Steve Asmussen, who trains the horse for Zayat Stables. Read More...

Remington Park: Prayer for Relief by a head in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Prayer for Relief edged a resurgent Worldly by a head to win the $175,000 Governor’s Cup at Remington Park in Oklahoma City on Saturday night, earning a $15,000 bonus from the track’s parent company, Global Gaming. Read More...

Remington Park: Plenty of positives as meet begins

DRF | 1 year ago
Remington Park in Oklahoma City begins its 25th anniversary season Friday night with much on the horizon. Alternation and Prayer for Relief will be in action Saturday in the $175,000 Governor’s Cup, the Oklahoma Derby has been reinstated to Grade 3 status for its Sept. 29 renewal, and a $100,000 race for 2-year-old fillies has been created to share the card with the closing-day $250,000 Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds on Dec. 15. Read More...

Prairie Meadows: Prayer for Relief eyes Governor’s Cup at Remington Park

DRF | 1 year ago
Prayer for Relief's 1 3/4-length triumph in Saturday night's Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap was a long-awaited and well-deserved win. The Steve Asmussen trainee, who hadn't won since he was trained by Bob Baffert in the 2011 Super Derby, carried his good 2013 form into the Cornhusker following a pair of runner-up finishes to stablemate Master Rick. Read More...

Prairie Meadows: Prayer for Relief wins Cornhusker as favorite

DRF | 1 year ago
Confidently handled by Ricardo Santana Jr., Prayer for Relief stalked a modest pace in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap and powered past Taptowne in the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Prairie Meadows: Cornhusker favorites have questions to answer

DRF | 1 year ago
Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap has attracted multiple graded stakes winners Prayer for Relief and Silver Max. Read More...

Prairie Meadows: Iowa Oaks comes up strong; six enter Cornhusker

DRF | 1 year ago
The Iowa Festival of Racing concludes Saturday night with Prairie Meadows’ most prestigious races: the Grade 3, $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap, the Grade 3, $250,000 Iowa Derby, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks. Read More...

Lone Star Park: Master Rick prevails in Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Master Rick keeps getting better. He won his third straight race Monday in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap when he stepped outside his comfort zone and conquered 1 1/16 miles. The race was the richest of the meet at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Lone Star: Master Rick, Prayer for Relief give Asmussen pair of aces for Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen has the top two choices in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, Master Rick and Prayer for Relief. Read More...

Lone Star: Master Rick, Prayer for Relief give Asmussen pair of aces for Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen has the top two choices in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, Master Rick and Prayer for Relief. Read More...

Lone Star: Master Rick, Prayer for Relief give Asmussen pair of aces for Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen has the top two choices in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, Master Rick and Prayer for Relief. Read More...

Lone Star: Different approach helps Master Rick capture Texas Mile

DRF | 2 years ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen says he learned from his mistake with Master Rick last year, and did things differently leading up tot the Texas Mile. Read More...

Lone Star: Donoharm, Majestic Harbor enter Texas Mile off tough races

DRF | 2 years ago
Donoharm and Majestic Harbor appear to have a slight edge in a competitive edition of the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at Lone Star Park on Saturday, based on the company they kept in their most recent starts. Read More...

Lone Star Park: Asmussen sends pair to Grade 3 Texas Mile

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Trainer Steve Asmussen will attack the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at Lone Star Park on Saturday with two horses, Master Rick and Prayer for Relief, ... Read More...

Arlington Park notes: Prayer for Relief looks to end skid in Washington Park Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh Shigeki KikkawaPrayer for Relief will try to end a nine-race losing streak in Saturday's Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park.ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Prayer for Relief,... Read More...

Remington Park: Plans uncertain for Alternation, Prayer for Relief

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Dustin Orona PhotographyAlternation, winner of last weekend's Governor's Cup at Remington Park, awaits a decision from his connections on where he will run next.Alternation and Pr... Read More...

Remington: Alternation noses Prayer for Relief in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Dustin Orona PhotographyLuis Quinonez celebrates after guidng Alternation to victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup.Alternation became a millionaire Saturday night at Remington Pa... Read More...

Remington: Alternation noses Prayer for Relief in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Dustin Orona PhotographyLuis Quinonez celebrates after guidng Alternation to victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup.Alternation became a millionaire Saturday night at Remington Pa... Read More...

Remington Park: Alternation, Prayer for Relief square off in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Tom KeyserAlternation starts in the Governor’s Cup off an eight-week rest for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.Alternation, who established himself as one of the nation’s top olde... Read More...

Prayer for Relief sent to Asmussen, pointing for Governor’s Cup at Remington

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Prayer for Relief has been relocated to the Midwest and the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, who said Thursday that the horse’s first order of business in the region will com... Read More...

Del Mar: Baffert a big player in San Diego and Bing Crosby

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesTrainer Bob Baffert will send The Factor (above) and Capital Account in Sunday's Grade 1 Bing Crosby.DEL MAR, Calif. – He has Liaison scheduled to run at Sara... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Older male division leadership up for grabs in Californian Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The $150,000 Californian Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday is essentially a race for leadership of the circuit’s older male division.Goin... Read More...

Full field of 13 drawn for Santa Anita Handicap

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Saturday’s 75th running of the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) drew a full field of 13, including morning-line favorite Ultimate Eagle. Read More...

Big ‘Cap Draw Has ‘Luck’ Feel

Photo of John Ortiz and Julio Canani courtesy of Santa Anita Park/Benoit photo Actor John Ortiz from HBO’s “Luck” participated in Wednesday’s Santa Anita Handicap draw. Julio Canani, left, trainer of Big ‘Cap starter Holla... Read More...