Lady and The Track | August 23, 2017

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Collected Holds Stablemate Arrogate Safe For Pacific Classic Victory

August 22, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom In doing so, Collected guaranteed himself a spot in the starting gate for the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) as the Pacific Classic is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the $6 million race. A confirmed early runner, Collected sped right to the front after a clean […]

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 […]

Will The Real Arrogate Show Up Against Seven In Pacific Classic

August 18, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A tremendous 11-race card is on tap at Del Mar on Saturday, led by the 27thrunning of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (GI), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) set for November over the Del Mar main track, as well as […]

The Holy Bull Story, Part II

August 18, 2017 |

By Ben Baugh (For part 1, click here) High Expectations With his impressive juvenile campaign came a wave of popularity among racing enthusiasts’ nationwide, along with praise and respect from the media. But Jimmy Croll stayed grounded despite the gray colt’s success, understanding the vagaries of the sport — one that often teaches humility. “My […]

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 […]

Stallion (Gelding) Stories: John Henry

August 12, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom When legendary gelding John Henry was finally retired in 1986 after amassing a career record of 83-39-15-9 and earnings of $6,591,860, he was the richest North American-based racehorse of all time. The then 11-year-old won the inaugural Arlington Million (GIT) in 1981, also known as the “Miracle Million” thanks to the fire […]

The Pizza Man To Take Final Bow In Arlington Million?

August 11, 2017 |

By Matt Hess You wouldn’t know it if you lived in the Chicagoland area, but Saturday will be the one day all year that all eyes in the horse racing world will be focused on Arlington Park for the 35th running of the Grade I Arlington Million. This year’s edition is shaping up to be memorable, […]

Pure Silver Set For Open Company In Adirondack

August 11, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The Adirondack Stakes (G2) has served as a starting point for many top fillies over the years including the champions My Miss Aurelia and Sky Beauty. This year’s edition has drawn a field of eight juvenile fillies stacked full of promise. Todd Pletcher has two fillies in the race, led by the […]

Wide Open Fourstardave On Tap Saturday At Saratoga

August 11, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Fourstardave may not have won at the highest level throughout his 100-race career, but what the hardy gelding didwin was the people of Saratoga’s hearts. Dubbed “The Sultan of Saratoga” by his adoring fans, the New York-bred won a race at Saratoga each year from 1987 to 1994. Following his retirement, Fourstardave was […]