Mervyn Leroy


What the Nation is saying about the Mervyn Leroy...

Perfectly positioned throughout by jockey Martin Garcia, Liaison won for the second time in as many 2013 starts, taking the $150,250 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Liaison, who earned the biggest victory of his career in the Grade I CashCall Futurity in 2011, returns to Cushion Track in the $150,000-guaranteed Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More
A trio of Bob Baffert runners are among a field of eight or nine expected for Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000-guaranteed Mervyn LeRoy Handicap, the first major steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,00 Hollywood Gold Cup July 6. Liaison (Martin Garcia), winner of the 2011 CashCall Futurity on Cushion Trac...Read More
A lengthy layoff proved no obstacle for Morning Line as the 5-year-old led throughout in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Friday Betfair Hollywood Park Recap – May 4 Edge to early-pressing types (2 wire jobs) on Cushion Track. A stalker and two patient types made up the three firm turf winners (rail at 15 feet). Eswan Flores booted home a pair. No Hollywood tickets posted on Friday. I covered the $200k guaranteed Oaks ...Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Morning Line will make his first start of 2012 and first for trainer John Shirreffs in the $150,000, Grade II Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
  • manutim · as of right now ,not sure what is thereal cause. so everything on hold. quite frustrating, but his well-being is sole concern · 715 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · manutim, thanks for the many updates you have been providing for fans of Acclamation. So hoping he does not have to be retired. · 715 days ago ·
After a brief scare Thursday, Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, was declared fit and ready by trainer Don Warren and could run in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Last weekend, while the eyes of the horse racing nation were on Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park ran the Grade 2 Mervyn Leroy Handicap. The race went off at the same time as the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard, so very few saw this race. This…Read More
Earning his first win in more than three years, Crown of Thorns upset Sidney’s Candy in the $147,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park. The LeRoy was one of three stakes on the 11 race program and provided trainer Richard Mandella with a record-tying victory in the Grade II. Winless ...Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Sidney’s Candy will make his first start of 2011 in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the LeRoy is the first of three stakes on the 11-race card, preceding the $70,000 Cool Frenchy for older ho...Read More
“Beautiful,” said trainer John Sadler after Sidney’s Candy worked seven furlongs in a bullet 1:24 at Hollywood Park for the $150,000 Grade II Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday. “He couldn’t be better. He’s fresh and ready for the second half of the year.”   The multiple stakes-winning 4-year-old ...Read More
Making his first start in eight months in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park, Rail Trip performed like a gelding who could have a memorable 5-year-old campaign. The 1-2 favorite in the Grade II, the son of Jump Start out of the Carson City mare Sweet Trip toyed with si...Read More
  • rossington · A very impressive effort by Rail Trip in the Meryvn Leroy Handicap. Especially given the fact he'd been on an 8 month lay-off due to injury. I've said this many times in the past. I don't think Zenyatta will ever be beaten in what's left of her racing career. Certainly not by any other filly or mare, Rachel Alexandra included. But if she is ever beaten, it will take a Grade 1 level, very special colt to do it, IMO. I think likely that Rail Trip over synthetics, or Quality Road over dirt are the two most likely candidates to ever knock Zenyatta from the rank's of the unbeaten. But I'm not 100% sure that either of them could or would do it either? · 1436 days ago ·
  • cigar · Rail Trip is talented, no doubt. · 1436 days ago ·
Rail Trip returned from an eight-month layoff to beat Sangaree by 3 1/4 lengths Saturday in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap at Hollywood Park, an effort where jockey Rafael Bejarano said he just "galloped."Read More
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  • humphrey · Zenyatta can be beat by a trifecta against her: a race at 8.5 or shorter, a tandem entry to ensure a very very slow early pace and a bad trip on her part. There are only about 30 undefeated T-breds of all time, i.e. Flying Childers, Ajax, Barcaldine, Eclipse, Kincesn, St. Simon, El Rio ROy, Crucifix, Bay Middleton, Herod, Ormonde, Hickory O, Colin, Asteroid, Ribot, Nearco, Bahran, Personal Ensign, Amercican Eclipse, Rare Brick, Ruffian with an asterisk, The Tetrach and a few others. · 1438 days ago ·
  • railbird33 · Horses like, "Upset" & "Onion" become famous because they beat invinciple horses like Man 'O War & Secretariat - that's why they run the race!! She's in rare company now, but a closing style is vulnerable to a front-ender with bottom and a slow pace. · 1437 days ago ·
Since I do not have as much free time to write out my analysis I am looking for alternatives, and tonight I am experimenting with the Pick 6 Spread Ticket Calculator on the Del Mar site. I did not post analysis but do have my Sunday contenders in spread format below. Check it out and let me know wha...Read More
Word came out late Friday afternoon that Eskendereya, who only two weeks ago was considered one of the heaviest Kentucky Derby favorites in years, has been retired.  Click here to read the full article by the Bloodhorse. What has happened during those two weeks?  Derby contenders continued...Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Hollywood Park includes a carryover of more than $94,000. The feature race is the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap for three-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on Cushion Track. Rail Trip makes his much anticipated return as he begins preparations for a repe...Read More
The admirably consistent RAIL TRIP (Jump Start), one of Southern California's top older runners last season, makes his return to racing in Saturday's $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2) at Hollywood Park. The 1 1/16-mile contest over Cushion Track is the first in a series of three races in the division th...Read More
Most horseplayers prefer to wager on horses in the afternoon, rather than watch them train in the morning. Wednesday at Hollywood was an exception. The best handicap horse in California, Rail Trip, had his final workout before his comeback. And the best horse in the country, Zenyatta...Read More
Rafael Bejarano, who through Thursday led the nation's riders in earnings this year, has gained the mount on Rail Trip for the $100,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park next Saturday. Trainer Ron Ellis said the decision was made by owners Mace and Samantha Siegel. Bejarano will be the second ...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details05/04/13BHP101 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2   0:00.00
View Details05/04/13BHP101 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2LiaisonKettle CornGuilt Trip1:42.79
View DetailsView Video05/05/12BHP101 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Morning LinePrayer For ReliefKettle Corn1:42.42
View DetailsView Video05/07/11BHP31 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Crown Of ThornsSidney's CandySpurrier1:42.73
View DetailsView Video05/08/10BHP51 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Rail TripSangareeCigar Man1:42.37
View Details05/09/09BHP81 1/16 mS03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Ball FourRail TripDakota Phone1:41.58
View Details05/14/05BHP91 1/16 mD03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Ace BlueEnder's ShadowBorrego1:41.45
View Details05/18/80BHP81 1/16 mD03+ MMervyn Leroy-G2Spectacular BidPeregrinatorBeau's Eagle1:40.40