Managing the sloppy conditions expected for five graded stakes Oct. 1 at Belmont Park.
Off the Tracks, Paola Queen, and Forever Unbridled, grade I winners all, will knock heads in the Beldame to see which is best at Belmont's one-turn, nine-furlong distance.
Two top runners from the Todd Pletcher stable turned in works Sept. 20 at Belmont Park in preparation for starts in grade I stakes Sept. 26 at the New York track.
In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.
Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said.
The top three finishers in the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course came out of the race in good order, their trainers said Aug. 27.
Life At Ten, the star-crossed multiple grade I winner whose career will likely be best remembered for a race she did not win, has been retired following a last-place finish in the $350,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I).
America's two superstar fillies will run in separate stakes on Saturday a country apart.
Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace and Palides Investments' Royal Delta worked the morning of Sept. 26 in preparation for their next starts.
Looking at Icon Project's last three starts, her only races on dirt in an 11-race career, one can only wonder just how special this 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker is.
Godolphin Stable's Cocoa Beach has raced in her native Chile and in the Middle East, but apparently, she has found a home in New York.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, fresh off winning the Sept. 30 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park with English Channel, came back and won the next race, the Beldame Stakes (gr. I), with Unbridled Belle. Pletcher couldn't just settle for the win in the Beldame; he also saddled the runner-up, Indian Vale.
Trainer Bobby Frankel said Sept. 25 he would likely run Ginger Punch, a back-to-back grade I winner in New York, in the Sept. 30 Beldame (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Trainer Mark Hennig is looking for a productive Breeders' Cup preview weekend when he sends out stable stars Summer Colony and Raging Fever at Belmont Park.
It's now or never. The two major preps for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) are this weekend in Kentucky and New York, and it's time for those seeking a berth in the Distaff to deliver or pack it in.
Riboletta, the leading West Coast older female, and champion Beautiful Pleasure will face off in the $750,000 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park.
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