Songbird’s impost in the Del ’Cap was 124, which wasn’t impressive in a historical sense, but what was impressive—at least in this day—was the spread. Songbird gave from eight to 13 pounds to her rivals going 10 furlongs around two turns.
Delaware Handicap, Darley July Cup, Duchess of Cambridge, Kent, Los Alamitos Derby, Indiana Derby, Indiana Oaks, Vigil, Flying Quest and more.
The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
When Mike Smith hangs up his tack for the final time, many fans will remember him as racing's "ladies' man."
While racing fans everywhere eagerly await opening day at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course next week, there is solid stakes action across the nation July 15.
For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.
The Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center's sale of 2-year-olds in training will be renewed Tuesday, March 21 in Redmond, Wash.
Likely Exchange's Delaware Handicap victory is the focus of this week's look back at the BloodHorse archives.
Bedouin Bloodstock-consigned Bryan's Jewel commanded a session-leading $580,000 in mid-afternoon Nov. 10 during the first session of Book 2 of the Keeneland November sale.
Three sons of leading sire Tapit top the list of previously purchased horses that are pinhooks consigned to the Saratoga selected yearling sale.
Delaware Handicap, Indiana Derby, Kent, Ontario Matron, Darley Irish Oaks, Carl Hanford Memorial.
I'm a Chatterbox waltzed to victory on the track and then survived an objection to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 16 at Delaware Park.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park featuring I'm a Chatterbox, Mei Ling, Paid Up Subscriber, and Penwith.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox, an easy winner of the Obeah Stakes in her last start, could be heavily favored versus five other fillies and mares in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 16 at Delaware Park.
Harold Queen's homebred Sheer Drama galloped at Gulfstream Park the morning of June 26, but remains on the fence for the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) July 2 at the Florida racetrack.
Carolyn and Fletcher Gray's I'm a Chatterbox, one of the top 3-year-old fillies of 2015, will take the next step toward the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) in the June 11 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park.
Ed Stanco, whose Princess of Sylmar took him on a magical journey three years ago including a victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is back in the race this year with Mo d'Amour.
Grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox began gearing up in earnest for her return to racing after arriving at Keeneland in early April. She is the 3-5 favorite for Friday's Doubledogdare (gr. III).
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.
Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale
Grade I winner Molly Morgan sold for $1.35 million to Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 1 in Lexington
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.
Total and average pari-mutuel handle, as well as purses, were up slightly during the 81-day meet at Delaware Park that ended Oct. 17.
Preston Stables' Flashy American, who last raced in the grade I Delaware Handicap, and the lightly raced but ultra-consistent Willow Hills are among those entered for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.
A recommendation by an attorney for Delaware racing stewards to drop a therapeutic medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher could impact the sport's move toward uniform medication rules, Pletcher's attorney said.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Belle Gallantey||Rudy R. Rodriguez||
|Bryan's Jewel||McLean Robertson||
|Flashy American||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Gamay Noir||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Molly Morgan||Dale L. Romans||
|Princess of Sylmar||Todd A. Pletcher||
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