Mongolian Saturday, a surprise winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Keeneland, makes his first start of the year in the U.S. in the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Lexington.
Two-thirds of Ambitious Brew's victories entering racing Sept. 30 came on Santa Anita Park's unique downhill turf course and the Pamela Ziebarth homebred thrived again during the trip Friday in the first of two Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) divisions.
Ramsey Farm secured eight lifetime breeding rights when it sold Bobby's Kitten to Lanwades Stud.
Sarah Sis led the field all the way and held off a strong late bid from two-time defending winner Living The Life to narrowly prevail in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) Sept. 19.
Living The Life, a four-time stakes winner and an earner of nearly $1 million, certainly has nothing to be ashamed of regarding her career, but it's hard not to wonder what could have been if she arrived in the U.S. a handful of years earlier.
Watchyourownbobber will try for a third consecutive stakes win at a third different track when he faces an expected seven rivals in the $400,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.
The $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) didn't look like a top race with an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on the line Aug. 27 at Del Mar.
A Veneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing's Midnight Storm put in a repeat performance on the Southern California grass Aug. 21 to win the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) in front-running fashion.
Mecca's Angel blistered to her second successive win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York, easily dispatching favorite Limato for a clear win in near course-record time Aug. 19.
Midnight Storm has been rolling of late, with back-to-back scores in the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) and Eddie Read (gr. IIT), but could face a challenge for his ideal spot at the front of the pack July 21 in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT).
Three stakes winners all possessing an affinity for Woodbine, success at seven furlongs, and with multiple stakes wins so far this year will face off Aug. 20 in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT).
Live Oak Stud homebred Za Approval has been retired sound after a long and successful racing career that saw the 8-year-old gelding amass $1,394,666 in six years of racing.
Chris Hartman brought a string to Del Mar this year, but one in that group stood out. The trainer calls Black Hawk Stables' Alsvid the "head dog" of his stable and he'll try to earn his first top-level score in the Bing Crosby (gr. I).
A trio of 6-year-olds that have been trending the wrong way will try to recall their glory days in the nine-furlong Nijinsky at Woodbine
A more than eight month layoff didn't change much—Masochistic is still one fast animal.
Rallying toward the center of the course, Dimension scored an upset victory in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) July 2 at Woodbine.
Full Mast will tangle with improving Smokem Kitten and defending King Edward winner Tower of Texas in the one-mile turf battle at Woodbine. Solemn Tribute should improve off his first 2016 start.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson got up just in time to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Lord Nelson steps back into graded company and Kobe's Back hopes to rebound in the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park.
If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m.
By far the longest shot on the board June 5 in the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT), Riverside Bloodstock's Dimension provided the stunner of the day at Woodbine.
Midnight Storm lost the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) last year by a half-length, but this time he would not be denied.
Stacked Deck and Passion for Action will renew their intriguing and relatively new rivalry June 5 in the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT), but the race provides a different aspect.
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Darley T. J. Smith Stakes
Bing Crosby S.
Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Ambitious Brew||Martin F. Jones||
|Bio Pro||William I. Mott||
|Bobby's Kitten||WELD DERMOT||
|Caspar Netscher (GB)||David Simcock||
|Dimension (GB)||Conor Murphy||
|Eddie's First||Charles S. Treece||
|Free as a Bird||Ian R. Wilkes||
|Global Power||Jonas Gibson||
|Home Run Kitten||David E. Hofmans||
|Indexical||Ben D. A. Cecil||
|Kaigun||Mark E. Casse||
|Lil Bit O'Fun||Philip D'Amato||
|Living The Life (IRE)||Gary Mandella||
|Marchman||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Mr. Sexy||George Papaprodromou||
|No Nay Never||Wesley A. Ward||
|Regally Ready||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Sweet Swap||John W. Sadler||
|Tightend Touchdown||Jason Servis||
|Unbridled's Note||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Wind Fire||BROWN DAVID||
|Za Approval||Mark E. Casse||
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Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Gold Cup S.||DED|
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