Martin Schwartz has enjoyed great success buying European fillies and bringing them over to enjoy graded stakes success in the U.S., a move he seeks to repeat with Xcellence, who makes her third U.S. start in the Sands Point
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
Besilu Stables' Crown Queen stepped up to graded stakes company Aug. 16 and scored a third consecutive victory when edging out longshot Duff One to win the $285,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.
Minorette, winner of the Belmont Invitational Oaks (gr. IT) July 5, brings a pair of bullet works to the Aug. 16 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.
A Little Bit Sassy, winner of the Edgewood Stakes but disqualified from victory in the Regret (gr. IIIT) last time out, returns in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) as the second week of racing begins at Saratoga.
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).
|Trainer||Gary C. Contessa|
|Jockey||Jose L. Ortiz|
|Breeder||WinStar Farm, LLC|
|Duff One View Five-Cross Pedigree||Harlan's Holiday||Harlan|
|Christmas in Aiken|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Sandridge Stables||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$70,000|
|Two-year-old||Gary Contessa, agent||Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent||$100,000|
|Hard Not to Like|