Out of her comfort zone up near the pace in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) May 27 at Santa Anita Park, Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli once again showed her enduring class.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park and graded stakes at six other racetracks.
Multiple grade 1 winner Lady Eli headlines a field of six in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) at Santa Anita Park May 27.
Gamely Stakes, Charles Whittingham Stakes, Lone Star Park Handicap, Arlington Matron Stakes, Winning Colors Stakes, All American Stakes, Eclipse Stakes, Nassau Stakes.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Illuminant got the jump on heavily favored Wekeela on the far turn and pulled away to win the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 30 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Chad Brown nominated four runners for the $300,000 Gamely (gr. IT) May 30 at Santa Anita Park, but only Martin Schwartz's Wekeela will make the trip out west.
With the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) to serve as the highlight, Santa Anita Park's 2016 spring meeting is set to run May 5 through July 10.
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like showed a liking for the Santa Anita Park turf course with a come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass May 25.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gamely Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. read blog
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like will look for her second grade I turf score in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 22 at Santa Anita Park.
Santa Anita Park announced its spring stakes schedule Feb. 20 and the slate will feature six grade I events.
Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders' Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders' Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, KY.
Argentinian mare Miss Serendipity, who put it all together to eke out a grade I win in the Gamely Stakes in her fifth United States start, returns in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 10 on the Del Mar turf.
Matias Cavalieri's Miss Serendipity, a group I winner in Argentina, won her first race in the United States when she nipped Emollient at the finish to win the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park May 26.
Multiple grade I winner Emollient has burned plenty of money in her two starts this year, but she'll attempt to regain her winning form with a return to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) Memorial Day.
Off since Breeders' Cup weekend, Marketing Mix shook off the rust to close gamely between horses in the stretch under Gary Stevens, nipping a hard-charging Tiz Flirtatious in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 27.
Grade I winners Marketing Mix and Lady of Shamrock head a solid lineup for the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 27, the headline event on the Memorial Day card.
Fellow racing photographer and journalist Kate Hunter has the rare privilege of seeing some of the best horses, including mares and foals, from around the world. read blog
Belle Royale, winner of the May 28 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, has been retired due to a tendon injury and sold privately to a Japanese farm.
Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan's island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as "Terry's Jewel Box." read blog
Belle Royale used a remarkable late kick to score her first graded or group win in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28.
J. Paul Reddam's Quiet Oasis, an upset winner in her first start of 2012, will seek to keep it going when she returns to grade I stakes company in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28.
Stacelita didn't win a Breeders' Cup World Championship event in 2011, but her two grade I triumphs were enough for her to be voted champion female turf runner.
Teruya Yoshida's Japan-based Shadai Farm paid $525,000 for multiple graded stakes winner Cozi Rosie during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 10.
Bauble Queen helped jockey Garrett Gomez celebrate his 40th birthday in style with the best effort of her career to win the $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Jan. 1.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Celtic Princess (BRZ)||A. C. Avila||
|Cozi Rosie||John W. Sadler||
|Dubawi Heights (GB)||Simon Callaghan||
|Eclair de Lune (GER)||Ronald L. McAnally||
|Madera Castana (CHI)||Angel M. Rodriguez||
|Malibu Pier||Carla Gaines||
|Restless Soul (GB)||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Turning Top (IRE)||Simon Callaghan||
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