Lady and The Track | October 18, 2017

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Elate Takes On Elders In Beldame

September 29, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon With Abel Tasman’s loss in the Cotillion Stakes (G1) last Saturday, the 3-year-old filly championship could still be up for grabs. Elate will look to add to her credentials for that award by facing her elders for the first time in the Beldame Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park this Saturday. Elate comes […]

Diverse Field Of 11 Lining Up For Joe Hirsch

September 29, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Since the Breeders’ Cup came to fruition in 1984, US horses have used the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1) as a springboard to Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) success, including two in the past four years. This year, a talented and diverse field of 11 has lined up to contest the “Win […]

Mojovation Leads Hopeful On Saratoga’s Closing Day

September 4, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Saratoga’s Hopeful Stakes (G1) has only produced two Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winners in its rich 42-year history, but it has served as an important stallion-making race on many occasions. With that in mind, a talented field of eight juveniles has assembled for this year’s edition of the race. Leading the field […]

Gun Runner Keeps Rolling With Woodward Win

September 3, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon With Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) favoritism, and perhaps the Horse of the Year title up for grabs, Gun Runner continued on an upward trajectory towards those goals with a 10 ¼-length runaway win in the historic Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Looking for his third Grade I win in a row, Gun […]

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 […]

Elate Rolls To Easy Alabama Victory

August 22, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The expectations had always been high for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s Elate, and the 3-year-old filly finally lived up to them in winning the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga. Elate sat a few lengths off of a swift pace set by eventual runner-up It Tiz Well throughout […]

Con Te Partiro Back in U.S. For Del Mar Oaks

August 19, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Fresh off of a win at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting, the Wesley Ward-trained Con Te Partiro has hit the road again, this time to contest the Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. Owned by Hat Creek Racing Co. LLC, the daughter of perennial leading sire Scat Daddy was […]

Talented Field Of Nine Set For Alabama

August 18, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Going down the list of Alabama Stakes (G1) winners since its inception in 1976 is like reading a who’s who list of great fillies in racing. From Our Mims to Go For Wand and Sky Beauty, all the way up to Royal Delta and Songbird in more recent editions of the race […]