Keyword: Ela Athena

  • With Anticpation Earns First Grade I Win -- Again

    Disqualified after winning his first grade I race at Monmouth Park last month, With Anticipation came right back in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga, defeating King Cugat by three-quarters of a length.

  • John's Call, ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, captures the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. Earlier, Samyn won the Flower Bowl Invitational aboard Colstar.

    Samyn Sweeps Turf Classic and Flower Bowl

    Age proved no impediment to 9-year-old gelding John's Call, who led all the way Saturday in the $750,000 Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean-Luc Samyn was the winning rider in both of the day's premier turf events, taking both the Turf Classic and the co-featured Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Fantastic Light captures the Man O' War Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday. Ela Athena, back, finished second and Drama Critic, left, finished third.

    Fantastic Light Rallies for Man o' War Win

    Despite slow early fractions of :50.94 and 1:16.14, Godolphin Racing's Fantastic Light closed from next-to-last under jockey Jerry Bailey to win the $500,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) by a length over Ela Athena as European shippers filled the exacta in Saturday's Belmont Park feature race.

  • John's Call, Jean-Luc Samyn up, wins the Gr. I Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

    John's Call Concedes Five Years to Man O' War Rivals

    Trillium Stable's 9-year-old gelding John's Call will take on seven 4-year-olds, including the filly Ela Athena, in Saturday's $500,000 Man O' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean Luc-Samyn, who rode John's Call to a 9 1/4-length victory in the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) last month at Saratoga, will guide the Thomas Voss trainee from post position four.