Keyword: Alabama

  • Songbird wins the 136th running of The Alabama at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  Photo by Skip Dickstein

    The Week in Photos for 8/23/2016

    TVG Pacific Classic, Alabama, Fourstardave, Breeders', Del Mar Oaks, Lake Placid, Del Mar Handicap, Adirondack, Del Mar Mile, Monmouth Oaks, Cliff Hanger, and more.

  • Buggin Out leaves the rest behind in the Magic City Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KtBSwtM">Order This Photo</a>

    Buggin Out Wins Alabama-Bred Stakes in LA

    Alabama-breds took center stage at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 12 as 4-5 choice Buggin Out led wire to wire in the $50,000 Magic City Stakes.

  • Alabama HBPA Finally Gets Contract With Track

    The Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Jefferson County Racing Association have struck a deal on a one-year contract that could lead to a return of live horse racing to the state.

  • Questing leaves the rest behind in the Alabama at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2033104202&k=Nv8SHMx">Order This Photo</a>

    Questing Dazzles in Alabama Speed Show

    Questing turned in a dazzling performance Aug. 18 in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, blazing the first half-mile in :46.01 and still pulling away to take the 1 1/4-mile test by nine lengths.

  • Believe You Can

    Believe You Can to Skip Alabama

    Brereton Jones' homebred Believe You Can, who had been working toward a start in the Aug. 18 Alabama Stakes (gr. I), will instead be given some time off at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

  • Alabama HBPA Fight for Live Racing Not Easy

    It doesn't appear live Thoroughbred racing will return to Birmingham Race Course any time soon, but the re-energized Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said it plans to keep pushing for it.

  • Queen's Plate winner Inglorious

    Inglorious Has Alabama in Her Sights

    Donver Stable's Inglorious, who defeated males in the Queen's Plate on June 26, will bypass the Prince of Wales, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, in favor facing fillies in Saratoga's Alabama (gr. I) on Aug. 20.

  • Multiple Stakes Winner Comalagold Dead

    Multiple stakes winner Comalagold died April 2 from foaling complications. She was the all-time leading Alabama-bred female earner with $311,080, according to the Alabama Thoroughbred Breeders Racing Association.

  • Devil May Care

    Devil May Care Off BC Trail Due to Hepatitis

    After being diagnosed with a non-contagious case of hepatitis Oct. 7, multiple grade I winner and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finisher Devil May Care will skip the Nov. 5 Ladies Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • High Court Shoots Down Alabama HBPA Election

    The Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court ruling that vacated a 2006 election of board members of the Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and ordered a new election.

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    Eclipse 3-Year-Old Filly: Proud Spell

    Don't tell Proud Spell's owner and breeder, Brereton C. Jones, that his bay filly isn't tough. Even though the daughter of Proud Citizen lacks size, Jones has seen plenty of evidence that she's one of the grittiest runners on the track today.

  • Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) winner Music Note will probably start next in the Aug. 16 Alabama (gr. I) at Saratoga. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5177017%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Godolphin's Music Note Works for Alabama

    Godolphin's Music Note is likely headed for the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) along with stablemate Little Belle Aug. 16 at Saratoga, although the Travers (gr. I) remains a possibility for the two-time grade I winner in New York this season.

  • Questions Linger on Alabama Racing

    As reports have surfaced that Birmingham Race Course in Alabama may again seek to install electronic bingo games, the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will take yet another look at the status of the Alabama HBPA, which continues to say a return of live Thoroughbred racing to Birmingham is possible.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel Leaves the Spa But Says He'd Love to Return

    Trying to catch Calvin Borel for an interview during his last day of racing at Saratoga was like attempting to pin down a darting dragonfly, and the Cajun jockey looked the part in Bill Farish's brilliant green and yellow silks as he scurried back to the private courtyard behind the jockeys' room before the fourth race of the day.

  • Rags to Riches

    Rags to Riches' Temperature Back to Normal

    Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in 102 years, has had her temperature drop to normal levels and will likely head back to the track Aug. 30.

  • For Gainesway, It's One for the Home Team

    Watching the Aug. 18 Alabama (gr. I) on the jumbo monitor on the first floor of the clubhouse at Saratoga, Michael Hernon pumped his fist in the air as Bentley L. Smith's homebred Lady Joanne crossed the wire first in the 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Lady Joanne and Calvin Borel take Alabama by a neck.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2045449%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Joanne Wins Alabama Thriller

    Entering the 127th running of the Alabama (gr. I), all the talk was about Octave, who had won consecutive grade I races in New York this summer, one of them over Lady Joanne. This time, Lady Joanne was not to be denied.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 18, Shoeing Octave

    In the stable yard in front of Todd Pletcher's main shedrow, blacksmith Ray Amato is fitting Octave with a new pair of racing plates in preparation for her start in this afternoon's Alabama (gr. I). The gray filly stands draped in a black blanket, four white bandages encasing her delicate legs. Her ears slump sideways, eyelids droop at half-mast. She yawns and rests, quietly at ease.

  • Coaching Club American Oaks winner Octave will attempt to add the Alabama to her resume.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1794764%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Octave Has Alabama in Her Sights

    For a long time, it looked as though Octave would never break her reputation as a bridesmaid. Five consecutive second-place finishes -- all in graded-stakes competition -- earned her that tag. But two grade I wins later, all that talk is in the past.

  • Election Upheld, But Is It Sweet Home Alabama?

    The Alabama HBPA has a new lease on life after its 2006 election was deemed valid, but convincing dissidents to rejoin and enacting legislation to restore live racing in Birmingham remain serious challenges.

  • Pine Island wins the Alabama Stakes.

    Alabama Falls Into Place for Pine Island

    The fast improving Pine Island, second in grade I company in back-to-back starts, put it all together Saturday to win the $600,000 Alabama (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.

  • First Six from CCA Oaks Back for Alabama

    Pine Island could very well turn out to be the best 3-year-old filly racing in Saturday's running of the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Sweet Symphony scores Alabama win.

    Brassy Sweet Symphony Captures Alabama

    Trainer Bill Mott says his undefeated 3-year-old filly Sweet Symphony always leaves him with the feeling that she's capable of doing more. After she trashed the field by 6 1/4 lengths in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at muddy Saratoga Race Course, one wonders how much better she can get.

  • Will the Real Sis City Show Up for Alabama?

    Heading into Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, the question on everyone's mind is if the real Sis City will stand up and win the final leg of the New York Racing Association's Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Pletcher's Ashado, Flower Alley Work in Tandem

    Starlight Stable's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) champion Ashado and Melnyk Racing Stables' Flower Alley worked together Sunday morning for trainer Todd Pletcher. The duo breezed five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 over the Saratoga main track.

  • Sis City Breezes Toward Alabama

    Stonerside Stable's Sis City, winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) earlier this year, breezed seven furlongs in 1:27 3/5 over the main Saratoga Race Course track Thursday morning with Rudy Rodriguez aboard. The filly is scheduled to make her next start in the Alabama (gr. I) Aug. 20.

  • Lukas Fillies Breeze for Saratoga's Alabama

    Stellar Jayne and Susan's Angel, trainer D. Wayne Lukas' hopes in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, breezed a half mile in company Monday morning.

  • Yearly Report to Tackle Ashado in Alabama

    Golden Eagle Farm's Yearly Report will take a shot against top 3-year-old filly Ashado in the $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at 1 1/4 miles Aug. 21 at Saratoga.

  • Island Fashion turns for home on the way to decisive win in Alabama.

    Island Fashion Ruffles Spoken Fur's Tiara Try

    Jeffrey L. Nielsen's Island Fashion, a lights-out winner of her last start, proved it wasn't a fluke Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, romping home in the $750,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, denying Spoken Fur's bid to sweep the New York Triple Tiara.

  • Spoken Fur Ready for Final Step in Alabama

    John Amerman's Spoken Fur will take aim at a $2 million bonus when she attempts to sweep New York's Triple Tiara in the 1 1/4-mile Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Saturday.

  • Alabama HBPA: Return of Live Racing is Objective

    A representative of the Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said that, despite concerns from a few National HBPA affiliates, the organization is working to improve the outlook for Thoroughbred racing in the state.

  • National HBPA Asks Intentions of Alabama Horsemen

    Behind-the-scenes efforts to return Thoroughbred racing to Alabama met with a hint of allegations Jan. 28 that the Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association may not have racing's best interests at heart.

  • Farda Amiga, winning the Alabama under jockey Pat Day.

    Saratoga Race Report: Soaring Once More

    All around her in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course, the chanting continued. "Fly Farda Amiga. Fly Farda Amiga. Fly Farda Amiga." At that point, late in the afternoon on Aug. 17, Farda Amiga had already flown past You and Allamerican Bertie in the stretch to win the 122nd Alabama Stakes (gr. I).