James Miller's grade I winner Daisy Devine heads $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs, but the proven speedster could face challenge from Winter Memories' half sister, the late-closing La Cloche.
No one will be forgetting Memories of Silver any time soon, because her daughter, Winter Memories, won some the same races at Saratoga as her dam.
Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Winter Memories accelerated coming off the second turn and continued on for an impressive victory in the $600,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT).
Zagora won the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) in 2011, but the 5-year-old mare faces a steep challenge this time around at Saratoga Race Course as Tapitsfly, Winter Memories, Hungry Island, and two European invaders join the fray.
The 5-year-old Tapit mare holds off even-money favorite Winter Memories.
Winter Memories battles Hungry Island and Tapitsfly, in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at a mile on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard June 9.
Grade I winner Winter Memories started her 2012 season in fine form with a 2 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, giving jockey Eddie Castro his 2,000th North American victory.
Winter Memories will attempt to win her fourth graded stakes at Belmont Park when she makes her 2012 debut in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5.
Five-time graded stakes winner Winter Memories is on track to have another big season, according to trainer Jimmy Toner, as she prepares for her 4-year-old bow in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5 at Belmont Park.
Winter Memories, who was a dazzling four-time graded stakes winner in 2011, had her first official breeze of the year Feb. 21 at Palm Meadows.
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The iron filly Together was scheduled to return to Ireland Oct. 16, a day after her impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT).
John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories, who runs in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at Keeneland October 15. Watch Video
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland this week. watch video
Lenny and Steve discuss Union Rags' Champagne, the Keeneland Polytrack, and cutbacks at Santa Anita. Plus, John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Jimmy Toner left the door open for a possible Breeders' Cup appearance by Winter Memories, if she runs well in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) and comes out of it in good order.
It will be speed vs. closing power as Summer Soiree and Winter Memories clash.
Winter Memories began her stellar 2011 campaign in April with a win at Keeneland and she could end the year the same way in the 28th running of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 15.
Winter Memories and Bold Hawk are Keeneland-bound after turning in separate breezes on turf at Belmont Park Oct. 9. Winter Memories and Bold Hawk worked five furlongs in 1:01.50 and 1:02.70, respectively.
Winter Memories, Rapid Redux, the Keeneland Sales, and more. View Slideshow
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. watch video
Behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go, Winter Memories somehow found a way out, passing the entire field inside the sixteenth pole to win the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in unbelievable fashion Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.
Jason, Ian and Ed DeRosa from TwinSpires.com handicap the Garden City Stakes at Belmont Park. watch video
Winter Memories, beaten for the first time this season last out as the heavy favorite, shoots for her first grade I win in the $250,000 Garden City Stakes Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.
Winter Memories turned in her final workout in preparation for her grade I debut in the Sept. 17 Garden City at Belmont Park, breezing five furlongs in 1:03.48 Sept. 11 over the New York track's inner turf course.
Fast-closing Hungry Island ran her winning streak to four races when she blew past her rivals in the final furlong to take the $150,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) going away by 2 1/2 lengths at Saratoga.
Facing Winter Memories would seem an unenviable task for anyone right now, which is why the NYRA stakes coordinators should be commended for actually finding six 3-year-old fillies to face her in the Lake Placid.
Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend. Watch Video
This weekend at Saratoga, Winter Memories looks to follow in her dam's footsteps again when she will go off as the heavy favorite in the Aug. 21 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT).
From Frankel to the Haskell Invitational, lots of racing from last week. Including a special guest appearance on the final slide. View Slideshow
With an eye-catching burst down the middle of Saratoga's inner turf course, odds-on choice Winter Memories reminded many of her dam, Memories of Silver, in winning the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 27.
More Than Real, who handed Winter Memories the only defeat of her career in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT), square off again in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 27 at Saratoga.
Donver Stable's Inglorious, who defeated males in the Queen's Plate on June 26, will bypass the Prince of Wales, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, in favor facing fillies in Saratoga's Alabama (gr. I) on Aug. 20.
Phillips Racing Partnership homebred Winter Memories served notice May 30 with an emphatic score in the Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 30.
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Winter Memories, a multiple grade III winner on turf, is the 123-pound high weight for the $150,000 Sands Point (gr. II) on the Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.
Foreign and domestic weekend racing, Derby contenders at Churchill Downs, and more! View Slideshow
Winter Memories will make her much anticipated 2011 debut when she faces 11 rivals in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies going a mile on the turf April 20 at Keeneland.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's More Than Real opens up in the stretch and easily won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf over favored Winter Memories.
Winter Memories is a special filly to Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips, and it's not just because she's good enough to have been made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr IT).
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Winter Memories, the impressive winner of the Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) was made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She will break from post 7.
Winter Memories remained perfect in two starts when she used an electrifying move at the top of the stretch to pull away for an eye-catching 5 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
The winners of the Pilgrim and Miss Grillo stakes automatically have a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies.
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