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Thoroughbred Racetracks World Wide
Thoroughbred Breeding & Training Farms
Kaye Bell was one of the first female jockeys in the history of US thoroughbred racing. She rode her first race at Churchill Downs and raced at major race tracks across the United States.
As a jockey (1971 & 1972) she was the first female to win a race at Keeneland and Oaklawn Park race tracks. During this period she rode under contract to Horatio Luro and Doug Davis and was the first woman to win two Kentucky Derby Day Races (1972) on the same day at Churchill Downs.
As a Trainer (1972-1990) Kaye trained at all the major tracks in Kentucky, New York, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Arkansas, Michigan, Louisiana and California. She was the first woman to train a $100,000 stakes winner. (1975 Michigan Mile and One-Eight,“Mr. Lucky Phoenix”).
As an owner (1985-2006) she bred, raised and raced Horses off her (1000 acre – 50 horse) farm in Virginia.
Currently she operates THE ART OF RACING a consulting service that trains potential jockeys and thoroughbreds for show purposes. She resides in Los Angeles California and acts as a laison between the film industry and racetracks world wide, breeding & training farms, equestrian training & show facilities, and the world of equine veterinary medicine. She also works with her husband, John DeCuir Jr., in their firm ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION.
THIS MONTH'S PHOTO
ANOTHER ALIAS SON OF DOUBLE ALIAS
Our goal is to enhance the flow of information between the racing world and the media with special emphasis on film. We are dedicated to preserving the memory & accomplishments of thoroughbred racing.
By definition art is skill acquired through experience, study or observation. THE ART OF RACING is a body of work thousands of years old developed by horsemen & horsewomen, over millions of pages of human history.
The challenge is to enhance appreciation and understanding of thoroughbred racing in the eye of the general public. Without public support and appreciation, the sport will cease to flourish. Imagine an un-televised football season or a sport with its Knute Rockney or Babe Ruth lost to public perception. We hope you will join us in our efforts toward better documentation and recording of the events, efforts and history of the racing world.
We are active in offering the film & television industry better information and contacts within the racing world with special focus on coordinating racing services & facility rentals. We look to a well informed public as a critical factor in the improvement of equine standards and advances in THE ART OF RACING.
IN ADDITION TO OUR MEDIA WORK WE INVITE CHILDREN, WORLD WIDE TO JOIN OUR THOROUGHBRED RACING CLUB. EMAIL US AND WE WILL SEND YOU FURTHER INFORMATION.
S. KAYE BELL
TRAINED BY KAYE
ANOTHER ALIAS CYRANO STORM DOUBLE ALIAS
Kaye, Mom (ALIAS AMANDA) & Grand Daughter of DOUBLE ALIAS - Welcome aboard at two hours old.
A LITTLE HISTORY
With Kaye as trainer Mr. Lucky Phoenix wins the $100,000 Michigan Mile & 1/8 by two lengths
MR. LUCKY PHOENIX WAS ALSO RIDDEN BY SHOEMAKER AND
Earlie Fires is still active 42 years after becoming the nation's leading apprentice in 1965. Through 2006, his purse earnings were $84,474,470.
A native of Rivervale, Arkansas, Fires was born into a racing family in 1947. He received his jockey's license in 1964 and won his first race at Oaklawn Park in March of 1965. By the end of that year his 224 victories made him the leader among apprentice jockeys. Since then he has led numerous meetings at Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Gulfstream, and Tropical-at-Calder in Florida. In 1983 Fires set a record for Arlington Park by winning seven races from eight mounts in a single day of racing.
Early in his career, Fires' most important mounts included In Reality, on which he won six races including the Florida and the Jersey Derbys; War Censor, winner of numerous stakes including the Dixie Handicap and the Hialeah Turf Cup; Dike, which he rode to victory in the Breeders' Futurity; plus Abe's Hope, Pattee Canyon, Woozem, and Gallant Romeo.Using the Jockey Club Information Systems records available since 1976, at the time of his induction Fires had won on 55 (10%) of his graded stakes mounts and, for all stakes, he had a record of 269 wins (14%) from 1,860 starts. In 2000 he won the Royal Glint Stakes on McMahon and in 1999 he won the Grade III Carey Memorial on Ray's Approval. In 1998 he guided champion Buck's Boy to victory in the Pan American and the Fort McHenry Handicaps and in 1990 he won the Grade I Donn Handicap on Primal, which he later guided to victory in a 2 1/4 mile trophy race in Saudi Arabia.
Other Grade I victories since 1976 include the Florida Derby on Mercedes Won, Pan American Handicap on Iroko, American Derby on Fortunate Moment, the Alabama and the Alcibiades on Classy Cathy, the Arlington-Washington Futurity on Total Departure, and the Spinster Stakes on Safe.
Earlie Fires received the George Woolf Memorial Award in 1991 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Proud Grand Dad DOUBLE ALIAS today at 23
Kaye exercising DOUBLE ALIAS at 4 years old