Tag: C Z Rocket

Trainer Peter Miller, seen here at Del Mar last summer, returns after a six-month hiatus from training Sunday. The embattled trainer insists his break from the barn was a personal decision and not the result of a spate of deaths in his barn. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Trainer Peter Miller Returns After Six Months On Hiatus

Peter Miller, who hasn’t raced a horse since Nov. 28, returns to the barn for the first time in six months when he sends out 3-year-old gelding Respect the Code for Sunday’s eighth race at Churchill Downs. The California-based trainer, who won nine training titles at Del Mar, took what […]

Wells Bayou hasn't run an allowance race since this January 2020 victory at Oaklawn Park. He leads a field of familiar names into a Presidents Day allowance at Oaklawn. (Image: Coady Photography)

Look Who’s Back for This Loaded Oaklawn Park Allowance: Wells Bayou

Oaklawn Park wrote Monday’s featured eighth race as a $101,000 allowance. But judging by the familiar names in the one-mile allowance, this race does a credible impression of a stakes race. There’s Wells Bayou, making his second comeback from physical issues that cost him much of his 3-year-old and 4-year-old […]

Manhattan Up, seein here winning the Los Alamitos Special in September, was one of a flurry of early claims at Oaklawn Park. The Arkansas track is on a record claiming pace only nine days into its meet. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Oaklawn Park Claims its Role as a Claim Box Haven for Trainers

Like he did last spring at Oaklawn Park with C Z Rocket, Tom Kagele is trying to catch claiming lightning in a bottle again. And a sizzling claiming market at Oaklawn this winter is creating the perfect storm for him to do that. This time, it’s double bolts of claiming […]

C Z Rocket's last victory was this score in the Count Fleet. The multiple graded-stakes winner returns to Oaklawn Park for a Saturday allowance. (Image: Coady Photography)

Standout Sprinter C Z Rocket Returns with New Trainer, Lasix

Between May 25, 2020, and May 31, 2021 — a nine-race stretch — C Z Rocket finished no worse than second. That included seven victories in those nine races. It also incuded two victories at Oaklawn Park, where the 7-year-old, multiple Grade 2 winner wraps up his 2021 campaign on […]