Lady and The Track | August 23, 2017

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dona Bruja One To Beat In Beverly D

August 11, 2017 |

By Matt Hess Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park also features the Grade I Beverly D., a 1 3/16-mile affair for fillies and mares on the turf, and the horse to watch is the impressive Dona Bruja.  She left no doubt that she is a potential star after dominating last month’s Grade III Modesty Handicap, going from […]

Del Mar’s Sorrento Draws Seven

August 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom California’s road to the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) gets underway on Saturday when seven 2-year-old fillies race 6 ½ furlongs in the 32nd running of the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (GII), the traditional prep for the Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 2. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert put his ownership […]

Six Take Best Shot At Gun Runner In Whitney

August 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 90th running of the Whitney Stakes (GI), a Saratoga staple for older handicap stars based on the East Coast. In 2017, the former handicap offers a purse of $1.2 million and drew a field of seven, all of whom were considered inferior to division leader Arrogate before his loss […]

Ten To Take On Test Stakes

August 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Ten 3-year-old fillies will tackle the seven-furlong distance of the $500,000 Test Stakes (GI) at Saratoga, the traditional prep for the Alabama Stakes (GI) later in the summer meet at the upstate New York track. This year, seven local fillies will line up and face the starter and will be joined by […]