French import Ball Dancing, making her United States debut, surged late from between horses to edge stablemate Xcellence in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 at rainy Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Sands Points Stakes (gr. IIT) which will be run on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Belmont Park. Watch Video
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
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Oaks (gr. I). read blog
The $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. IT), formerly the Garden City Stakes, has found a new identity as part of the New York Racing Association's July 5 Stars and Stripes card, which also features the Belmont Derby (gr. IT).
Unbeaten Avenir Certain added a second classic win to her record when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
Classic-winning fillies Miss France and Avenir Certain are entered in a field of 12 set for the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
Avenir Certain unwound a powerful late rally and was an impressive winner of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I, French One Thousand Guineas) May 11 at Longchamp.
|Trainer||Chad C. Brown|
|Jockey||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|Owner||Martin S. Schwartz|
|Breeder||Haras D'Ecouves & Henri De Pracomtal|
|Xcellence (FR) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Champs Elysees (GB)||Danehill|
|Xanadu Bliss (FR)||Xaar (GB)|
|Marital Bliss (FR)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Haras des Capucines||($1,167,075)|
|Broodmare||Katsumi Yoshida||European Sales Management||$1,067,094|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.