Lady and The Track | September 26, 2017

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Lady Ivanka Rallies to Spinaway Victory

September 3, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon While favored Separationofpowers engaged in a wicked speed duel in the early stages of the Spinaway Stakes (G1), Lady Ivanka stalked and pounced on those leaders in midstretch and held off a threatening rail bid from Maya Malibu en route to her first graded stakes victory. Rudy Rodriguez, Lady Ivanka’s trainer was […]

Gun Runner Goes For Fourth Grade 1 in Woodward

September 2, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Since the turn of the century, Saratoga’s Woodward Stakes (G1) has played host to six Horse of the Year winners (Saint Liam, Ghostzapper, Mineshaft, Curlin, Rachel Alexandra, and Havre de Grace) and two Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winners (Saint Liam and Ghostzapper). With his chief rival for both of those titles (Arrogate) […]

Pure Silver Puts Unbeaten Record On The Line In Spinaway

September 1, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The Spinaway Stakes has long been one of the most prestigious races on the calendar for 2-year-old fillies and has been captured by such fillies as Flanders, Meadow Star, Awesome Humor, and more recently Ashado. Last year’s edition proved to be a historic one when Sweet Loretta and Pretty City Dancer dead-heated […]

Del Mar Debutante Draws Eight Fillies

September 1, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Labor Day weekend marks the closing days of the exciting summer racing on both coasts — Saratoga in New York and Del Mar in California. And Labor Day weekend also marks exciting action from the juvenile ranks with the first Grade 1s for the newly minted crop of potential superstars. The main […]