Making her first start in the United States, French import Testa Rossi came from far out of it to capture the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose over Sky Painter Oct. 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|A Brilliant Idea||Kelly J. Breen||
|Arch Support||Gary C. Contessa||
|Atlantic Voyage||James P. DiVito||
|Button Girl||Ralph E. Nicks||
|Come a Callin||William I. Mott||
|Excited||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Fancy Point||William I. Mott||
|Le Mi Geaux||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Pleine Forme||DE ROYER DUPRE ALAIN||
|Silent Joy||Dale L. Romans||
|Sleepless Dixie||Kelly J. Breen||
|Table Talking||Robin L. Graham||
|Upper East Sider||Patrick J. Kelly||
|Winter Memories||James J. Toner||
Somewhere in the 12-horse field of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) one would think there is a budding turf star who will have a major impact on the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
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.
Watsdachances gave trainer Chad Brown a sweep of the graded events at Belmont Park in New York Oct. 8, winning the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT).
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.
Three horses commanded six-figure prices during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed auction Feb. 6 in Lexington.
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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.
Shkspeare Shaliyah and Pure Gossip turned in strong rallies to win two grade III turf stakes at Belmont Park Oct. 2 and appear headed to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
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