Lady and The Track | April 23, 2019

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Stakes Previews

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 […]

Stellar Wind, Vale Dori Square Off in Clement Hirsch

July 29, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A compact but talented field of six will square off in Sunday’s $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (GI) at Del Mar, a Breeders’ Cup Championship “Win and You’re In” event guaranteeing the winner a spot in the starting gate for the Nov. 3 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) over the same […]

Derby, Preakness Winners Square Off in Saratoga

July 28, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Always Dreaming, who won the Kentucky Derby, and Cloud Computing, who shocked that one in the Preakness Stakes, will settle the score — at least for the time being — in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. Off the strength of four impressive victories prior to his rude awakening in Baltimore, Always Dreaming […]

Eleven Set for Bing Crosby

July 28, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (GI) at Del Mar marks the second Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event of the summer meet and a field of 11 will race the six furlongs in search of a spot in the starting gate for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) on […]

Coaching Club American Oaks a “Must” For Elite Sophomore Fillies

July 23, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga has just about become a “must” race for sophomore fillies from across the country and this year’s renewal is no exception. Kentucky Oaks (GI) winner Abel Tasman from the West Coast is the runner to beat and six rivals will try to defeat the daughter […]