The Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) has the reputation of being the most formful race on racing's most important day. Distaff Weekly Report--10/17/2001
Well, it's all over now but the shouting. The preps have been run. The pre-entry forms have been filled out, mailed, faxed, or stuffed into the Breeders' Cup ballot box.Distaff Weekly Report--10/9/2001
The two major races of the weekend that served as a prelude to the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) were supposed to help clear the picture. After the results were official for the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont on Oct. 6 and the Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, the only thing in focus is the strength of the 3-year-old division.Distaff Weekly Report--10/2/2001
It's now or never. The two major preps for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) are this weekend in Kentucky and New York, and it's time for those seeking a berth in the Distaff to deliver or pack it in.Distaff Weekly Report--9/25/2001
The major players for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) remained on the sidelines over the past weekend, waiting for the Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland and the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park the first weekend of October. However, a couple of horses looking to have an impact at the World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 27 were in action at Belmont and at Turfway Park.Distaff Weekly Report--9/21/2001
The cancellation of the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Sept. 15 due to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., has left some trainers scrambling to get their fillies and mares ready for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) on Oct. 27.
Distaff Weekly Report--9/12/2001
The Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) has brought us some memorable showdowns between sophomore fillies and their more battle-tested elders, and this year's renewal figures to be no different.