A small but talented field of six fillies and mares is to go to post in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 13.
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad found her way back to the Belmont Park winner's circle Oct. 18, landing the $150,000 Iroquois on Empire Showcase Day for her fifth stakes score of the year.
Dancin' Renee, a graded stakes winner and 1997 New York Horse of the Year, has died. The 22-year-old mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm.
Headed by national female sprint champion Musical Romance and multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent, the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park came up as an exceptionally tough race.
Arena Elvira will be seeking her fourth consecutive stakes win when the 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper tops a nine-horse field in the $150,000 Go for Wand (gr. II) Handicap Nov. 25 at Aqueduct.
Sassy Image kicked off her 3-year-old campaign with a facile victory in the off-the-turf Sweetest Chant Stakes at rainy Gulfstream Park Jan. 17.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Big Brownie||Leah Gyarmati||
|Devilish Spirit||Dominic G. Galluscio||
|Lady Gracenote||Diane Balsamo||
|Nicole's Miss El||Daniel H. Conway, Jr.||
|Risky Rachel||George Weaver||
|Saltamontes||Jeremiah C. Englehart||
|Victoryat Last||Karl M. Grusmark||