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Dubai World Cup: Ron the Greek has work cut out for him

DRF | 4 months ago
When post positions were drawn Wednesday for the Dubai World Cup, Ron the Greek had the outside post in a tough 16-runner field. The wide berth hampers Ron the Greek’s chances in a race that has drawn entrants who made their last starts in Dubai, England, Hong Kong, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Read More...

Dubai World Cup draw unkind to Ron the Greek

DRF | 4 months ago
Two of the better-known entrants in a Dubai World Cup lacking big names drew bookend post positions when the five Group 1 races on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card were drawn Wednesday. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Full field of 16 expected

DRF | 4 months ago
Final declarations for the eight Thoroughbred races on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card were released Monday, and the $10 million World Cup is on track to go with a full field of 16 runners. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Ron the Greek to scratch due to quarter crack

DRF | 9 months ago
Ron the Greek, coming off a dominant victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 28, will be scratched from Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic due to a quarter crack in one of his feet, trainer Bill Mott said Thursday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Game On Dude’s bid for Horse of the Year in Classic is highlight of Saturday card

DRF | 9 months ago
For the past three years, Game On Dude has ranked as one of the best older horses in the country. But like the Buffalo Bills teams that went to four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s and lost them all, Game On Dude has yet to win the one event that would finally bring him an elusive championship. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Opening furlong might determine winner

DRF | 9 months ago
They’re putting the band back together! Five of the runners from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, including the top four finishers, have returned for this year’s running Saturday at Santa Anita. What with $5 million in prize money up for grabs, they’ll be on a mission. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Mott, like his horses, getting better with age

DRF | 9 months ago
Bill Mott turned 60 in July, but in much the same way as his horses do, Mott isn’t getting older – he’s getting better. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup workouts: Royal Delta turns in sharp breeze

DRF | 9 months ago
As far as the Daily Racing Form clocker report is concerned, the path to the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park once again begins 3,000 miles away at Belmont Park, where the majority of the New York-based trainers will complete preparations for their Cup-bound runners prior to putting them on their flights to California less than a week before the big event. Read More...

Belmont Park: Princess of Sylmar a go for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 9 months ago
Owner Ed Stanco completed his 180-degree odyssey to the Breeders’ Cup, and now his sensational 3-year-old filly, Princess of Sylmar, will travel 3,000 miles to compete in the $2 million Distaff on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Belmont Park notes: Princess of Sylmar likely for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 10 months ago
While her connections were not prepared to make it official Saturday, all indications are that Princess of Sylmar is headed to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Five-way rematch in offing

DRF | 10 months ago
The first four finishers from last years’ Breeders’ Cup Classic plus the beaten favorite in that race all appear headed to a rematch in this year’s $5 million Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita following victories by Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man, and Ron the Greek in their final preps Saturday. Read More...

Trip Notes for September 28-29: Beldame, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frontrunner, Awesome Again and more…

DRF | 10 months ago
Trip Notes for September 28-29: 16 stakes races including Beldame, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frontrunner, Awesome Again and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Belmont Park: Gold Cup’s top three eye Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 10 months ago
Led by authoritative winner Ron the Greek, the top three finishers from Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park are expected to head west for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, their connections said Sunday. Read More...

Ron the Greek Scores Upset in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Michael Compton | 10 months ago
Ron the Greek, dispatched at odds of 21-1, dominated a competitive group in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on Saturday at Belmont Park.Under Jose Lezcano, Ron the Greek won by 6 ¾ lengths over runner-up Palace Malice and third-place finisher Flat Out in the 95th edition of the $1 million event. The victory earned [...](Read more...) Read More...

Jockey Club Gold Cup: Ron the Greek shows he’s still got it

DRF | 10 months ago
Trainer Bill Mott wanted to run Ron the Greek in the one-mile Kelso on Saturday, but the horse's owners wanted to give Ron the Greek one more shot in a big race. That decision paid off huge as Ron the Greek romped to a 6 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. Read More...

Saratoga: Cross Traffic, Mucho Macho Man tune up for Woodward Stakes

DRF | 11 months ago
Cross Traffic and Mucho Macho Man, the first- and third-place finishers in the Grade 1 Whitney here Aug. 3, turned in their final workouts Sunday for their scheduled rematch in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward. Read More...

Saratoga: Woodward likely to draw top horses from Whitney

DRF | 12 months ago
Ian Wilkes, the trainer of beaten Whitney Invitational favorite Fort Larned, believes that if you ran the same horses back a month from now, there would be a different winner. Read More...

Saratoga: Fort Larned likely to face six in Whitney

DRF | 1 year ago
Fort Larned carried 117 pounds when picking up his first Grade 1 win in the 2012 Whitney. He returns to defend that title here Saturday under high weight of 122 pounds. Read More...

Belmont Park: Flat Out eyes Whitney or Woodward after win

DRF | 1 year ago
Flat Out emerged from his 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park “good, real good,” according to trainer Bill Mott, who plans to run the 7-year-old at Saratoga next month. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned targeting Whitney after Foster win

DRF | 1 year ago
The wire-to-wire victory by Fort Larned in the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday night at Churchill Downs was remarkably similar to his performance last fall in the Breeders’ Cup Classic – even down to the Beyer Speed Figure. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Successful Dan seeks elusive Grade 1 win in Stephen Foster

DRF | 1 year ago
There’s nothing official about it, but the symbolism is hard to miss. The second half of the 2013 racing season in North America gets under way Saturday night with the Stephen Foster Handicap, a Grade 1 race that relegates the Triple Crown to the rearview mirror while shifting a forward focus onto the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned, Successful Dan to meet in Stephen Foster Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Six older horses are entered in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 1 race that has become the signature leadoff event for the post-Triple Crown half of the racing season in North America. Read More...

Game On Dude, Ron the Greek top Charles Town Classic field of seven

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening Led by Game On Dude and Ron the Greek, the last two winners of the Santa Anita Handicap, a field of seven was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classi... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude will concede three to 10 pounds in Santa Anita Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude’has been assigned 125 pounds for next Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap.ARCADIA, Calif.- Game... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man appears fine after being eased in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserJockey Mike Smith eases Mucho Macho Man, the odds-on favorite in the Sunshine Millions Classic. Trainer Kathy Ritv... Read More...

Ron the Greek Rolls in Sunshine Millions Classic

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park Saturday featured a much anticipated showdown between Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek. The 1-2 finishers in last year’s edition of the signature event of the six-race $1.3 million showcase fo... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Ron the Greek cruises to victory in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRon the Greek pulls away to an 11 1/4-length romp in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.H... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man, Ron the Greek top attractions in Sunshine Millions

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek (above), the one-two finishers last year, are rematched in the Sunshi... Read More...

Classic Rematch on Tap in Sunshine Millions

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The Gulfstream Park racing season hits another gear Saturday with the highly-anticipated third clash between Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek. Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s 5-year-old Mucho Macho Man and Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable and Jack Hammer Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Royal Delta, Ron the Greek work

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta, almost certain to be named champion older female on Saturday, breezed a half-mile in 49.20... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Game On Dude as good as ever

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 ARCADIA, Calif. – The late Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens marked his territory by warning visitors to Belmont Par... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Trainers keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 ELMONT, N.Y. – Oy, Sandy. The threat of Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Northeast by the end of the weekend, has... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup clocker report: Royal Delta cruises in five-furlong drill for Ladies’ Classic or Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRon the Greek works five furlongs Monday for the Breeders' Cup Classic.Belmont Park Sunny, 55 Main trac... Read More...

Royal Delta pre-entered in both Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic and BC Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta works five furlongs in 59.45 seconds Monday morning over Belmont’s main track.ELMONT, N... Read More...

Belmont Park: Flat Out tries to end losing streak in Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 ELMONT, N.Y. – There have been seven different winners of the eight Grade 1 races run this year on the main track fo... Read More...

Jockey Club Gold Cup: Ron the Greek seeks to join elite pair

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRon the Greek, with exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset up, will be targeting his third Grade 1 of 2012 i... Read More...

Flat Out, Ron the Greek put in works for Belmont’s Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonFlat Out is being pointed to a defense of his title in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Pa... Read More...

Saratoga: Mott takes two shots at Whitney Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserFlat Out (above) and Ron the Greek will give trainer Bill Mott two solid shots at his first Whitney Handicap victory.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Even if he wasn’t... Read More...

Saratoga: Busy morning for Whitney hopefuls on Oklahoma training track

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonFrom left: Ron the Greek, Stay Thirsty, and Clear Attempt work over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on Sunday morning.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The O... Read More...

Belmont Park: Mott pair of Royal Delta and Ron the Greek work for Saratoga stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. - Royal Delta and Ron the Greek, two of trainer Bill Mott’s stars, put in workouts Sunday morning over Belmont’s main track. Royal Delta, preparing for t... Read More...

Belmont: Mott may go three deep in Whitney

DRF | 2 years ago
David Greniing Shigeki KikkawaRon the Greek is among three older horses trainer Bill Mott could run in the Whitney at Sarataoga.ELMONT, N.Y. – If the connections of Suburban Handicap winner... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Breeders’ Cup on far horizon for Ron the Greek, Royal Delta

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill DownsThe filly Royal Delta was awarded a 110 Beyer Speed Figure for her win in the Fleur de Lis Handicap.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hall of Fame trainer... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Ron the Greek edges Wise Dan by a head in Foster

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill DownsRon the Greek (inside) narrowly defeats Wise Dan in the Foster Handicap.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ron the Greek gave Bill Mott a night to remember... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Wise Dan aims to continue roll in deep Stephen Foster Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The sun won’t shine bright Saturday night on the Grade 1 race named in honor of the man who wrote the famous song “My Old Kentucky Home,” but... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Foster shows depth of handicap division

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Shigeki KikkawaDespite having won the Santa Anita Handicap, Ron the Greek will at best be the third betting choice in the Stephen Foster Handicap.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The older-hor... Read More...