Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes (gr. I) in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Attractive Ride||Hugh I. McMahon||
|Dynamite Bob||Jose L. Lopez||
|Grand Daddy||Thomas Drury, Jr.||
|Hollywood Hit||Michael Stidham||
|Kind Regards||Clay Brinson||
|Live From Appollo||Ingrid Mason||
|Matthewsburg||Michael J. Maker||
|Pass the Crown||Merrill C. Roberts||
|Plutonium||Jeremiah C. Englehart||
|St. Maximus Gato||Donald F. Hunt||
|Unsaddled Glory||Larry D. Donlin||
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Ahmed Zayat hopes to make an early trip to the winner's circle in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 31, just before Paynter continues on his comeback trail in the featured Woodward (gr. I).
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Scratched by trainer Dale Romans from the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1 because of a persistent cough, Shackleford now will be pointed toward the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), a one-mile race Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, following Godolphin's fourth grade I win of the Saratoga meet with Emcee in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1, talked about the upcoming plans for each of those horses.
Favored Emcee earned the first graded victory of his career for Godolphin Racing and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, bursting away from the field in the final furlong to take the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1 at Saratoga.
Multiple grade I winner Shackleford will not run in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, trainer Dale Romans said the morning of the race.
Jackson Bend will get the chance to defend his title in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, according to Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito.
Though it seemed doubtful 11 days ago, the resilient Jackson Bend was entered in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) to be contested Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.
Hall of Fame rider has live mounts at Saratoga and Del Mar this week
Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend was involved in a mishap the morning of Aug. 18 on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course, but appears to have sustained no serious injuries.
Shackleford is scheduled to enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2012 racing season. But before he becomes a stallion, the 4-year-old son of Forestry still has plenty of work to do.
Lonesome Street and jockey Joel Rosario took advantage of a hotly contested early pace to rally from last to first for a decisive victory in the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland April 14.
Comedero and Right One are the only two graded stakes winners in the $175,000 Commonwealth (gr. II), but the Polytrack form of Bergerac and Plutonium also make them factors in an evenly-matched field of seven April 14.
Essence Hit Man set a quick pace and held off Gypsy Ring in deep stretch for an upset score in the $150,000 Kennedy Road (Can-III) Nov. 19 at Woodbine.
Hollywood Hit, Canada's defending champion sprinter, will try for his third stakes win this year as he takes on five rivals in the Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-III) over Woodbine's synthetic surface Saturday, Nov. 19.
Tajaaweed may have not had the best trip in the Oct. 8 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he finished sixth, but the son of Dynaformer looks poised and ready for a rebound in the Nov. 19 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Images from WinStar Kentucky Cup Day, September 24, 2011. View Slideshow
In a span just over a half-hour, trainer Mike Maker and jockey Victor Lebron teamed up to win a pair of Kentucky Cup races with flare.
- By Vic Zast
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Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei's Jackson Bend comes from off the pace to win the seven-furlong Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga in 1:22.08.
Jason, Tom and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Woodward Stakes and Forego Stakes at Saratoga this week. watch video
As versatile as Sidney's Candy is, the options for WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher are virtually limitless. For his next start, the connections decided to sprint him on dirt in the $250,000 Forego (gr. I) Sept. 3 at Saratoga.
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