Lady and The Track | August 21, 2019

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Stakes Recaps

Irap Goes From Maiden to Derby Candidate With Blue Grass Score

April 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Reddam Racing’s maiden Irap faced a strong field of six other sophomores, more than half of which were graded stakes winners, and earned his first trip to the winner’s circle as well as a ticket to the Kentucky Derby with his 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) […]

Irish War Cry Wows ‘Em in Wood

April 9, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Isabelle De Tomaso’s Irish War Cry showed that his dismal showing in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park was just an aberration, as he won Saturday’s Wood Memorial (GII) at Aqueduct in emphatic fashion. Sent off as the third choice in the field of eight, the Graham Motion trainee […]

Always Dreaming Has Connections Doing Just That After Florida Derby Win

April 2, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa and Vinnie Viola, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias Stable’s Always Dreaming went from Kentucky Derby (GI) outsider to legit contender in one fell swoop on Saturday with his impressive five-length victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park. The bay son of Bodemeister […]