Alcibiades Lures Ten Searching For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Berth
By Margaret Ransom
This year marks the 66th running of the Alcibiades Stakes (GI), the signature fall destination race for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland. Always a major prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI), it now serves as the second-to-last Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the juvenile fillies division and runners hoping to guarantee a spot in the starting gate this year at Del Mar on Friday, Nov. 3.
The race itself is named for the 1930 Kentucky Oaks winner and multiple champion Alcibiades, who herself was named after a Greek general, orator and politician. Since 2003, the race has been sponsored by Darley Racing and it has carried a Grade 1 designation since 2007.
Champion Moccasin was the first easily recognizable name to win the Alcibiades back in 1965 and, although the roster of winners overall… (more)