American Anthem left his field in arrears as he scored a powerful victory in the seven-furlong Woody Stephens Stakes, giving his trainer Bob Baffert a third win on the Belmont Stakes card
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Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will try to extend his win streak to four June 10 in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, but he'll have to fend off a trio of last-out grade 3 winners if he wants to earn his own graded score.
The six-furlong Chick Lang is one of two stakes for 3-year-olds on the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard. The $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes to benefit the TAA is contested at 1 1/16 miles later in the day.
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's Rockshaw looks to remain undefeated in 2017 when he lines up against seven 3-year-old males for the six-furlong $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 13.
Trainer Horacio DePaz will saddle Recruiting Ready for a start in $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park with the knowledge that Sagamore Farm's 3-year-old colt has held his own against some of the best of his generation.
Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will take a second straight shot at an initial stakes win when the Algorithms colt faces an expected four other juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.
After winning his maiden debut by 10 1/4 lengths May 28 at Pimlico Race Course, Recruiting Ready is scheduled to ship west for the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 2 at Churchill Downs.
Impressive Pimlico Race Course maiden special weight race winner Recruiting Ready has become the first North American winner for Claiborne Farm’s first-season stallion Algorithms.
|Recruiting Ready View Five-Cross Pedigree||Algorithms||Bernardini|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Jack Hester, agent||Claiborne Farm, agent||$110,000|
|Two-year-old||Eddie Woods, agent||($240,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
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