Trainer Michael Gorham earned his 1,000th victory on the evening of Nov. 27 when Marquis Jet won the second race at Meadowlands.
Grade I winner Mandy's Gold was euthanized July 20 because of complications from laminitis.
The first foal from millionaire and grade I winner Mandy's Gold is a colt from the first crop by Smarty Jones born Jan. 18.
John Gorham of Steeplechase Farm announced that grade I-winning millionaire Mandy's Gold has been retired to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Two fillies, Mandy's Gold and Literary Light, are on the fence for Saturday's Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park, according to their respective trainers.
The $200,000 Endine Handicap (gr. III), which drew multiple graded stakes winner Mandy's Gold among the 14 fillies and mares entered, tops the Owners' Day festivities to be held at Delaware Park Saturday.
Sightseek shows her class over a wet surface with a runaway win in the Ogden Phipps Handicap.
Juddmonte Farms' Sightseek, a filly who always fires, is the likely favorite in Saturday's $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, but she'll have to beat an extremely tough if compact field.
It was scratched down to a four-horse field, but there was still plenty of drama Friday in the Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. III). Summer Colony took the lead in the stretch and looked like she would win the race for the second straight year, but Jerry Bailey drove favored Mandy's Gold by in the final yards to take the $150,000 race by a neck.
Making her first start since being crowned Horse of the Year for 2002, Azeri wore down pacesetter Take Charge Lady for a game head victory in Saturday's grade I, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Proving she can handle the dirt as well as the turf, Kristine and John Richter's homebred Bien Nicole won Saturday's $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) Saturday for fillies and mares in a surprise.
Kris & John Richter's Bien Nicole, who won five races in a row at five different racetracks last year before finishing third in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT), will carry high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III).
Braun & English's Pippin Stakes winner Red n'Gold and the highly-regarded New York stakes mare Mandy's Gold figure to head the field for Saturday's featured $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup at Oaklawn Park.
Trainer Mike Gorham will have a "fresh" horse when he starts John D. Murphy and Old Coach Farms' Bruanna in Sunday's $100,000 The First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs at Gulfstream Park.
Mandy's Gold will attempt to rebound off a fifth-place finish in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) when she starts as the 120-pound highweight in Friday's $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
With approximately $100,000 in advance Breeders' Cup wagering at Arlington Park and off-site facilities in Illinois on Friday, Evening Attire emerged as a surprising lukewarm favorite for the Classic (gr. I).
Three trainers will make their first starts in a Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship when the gates open for the Distaff (gr. I). But none of them feel the weight of the championship because they have so much of their confidence in their horses.
The Breeders' Distaff actually is quite simple this year: Azeri vs. the East.
Godolphin has won graded stakes four of the last five weekends; Imperial Gesture keeps string alive in Beldame.
Repent, Minister's Baby, Fabulous Brush and Risky Cat are among trainer Ken McPeek's hopefuls to hit the track at Belmont Wednesday to prepare for important fall races.
Take Charge Lady, runner-up in the Gazelle Handicap (gr. I), provided some off-track excitement Sept. 22 in the distaff division of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
The Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) put two horses on the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) trail. One enters the hunt for the first time, while the other is returning to the chase.
Mandy's Gold stretches out to win the Ruffian; favorites rule in top juvenile races.
For the second straight year, Bohemia Stable's Shine Again captured the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares with a narrow half-length victory over favored Raging Fever at Saratoga Sunday.
When Mark Hennig gives jockey John Velazquez a leg up on Raging Fever in Sunday's $250,000 Ballerina (gr. I), the duo, along with owner Edward Evans could be nearing the end of an unforgettable Saratoga weekend.
Eight fillies and mares were entered in the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga at seven furlongs and the one to beat is Raging Fever.
Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold will be shooting for her fifth consecutive win in the $250,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) for fillies and mares at seven furlongs Aug. 25.
Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold caught a sloppy track Friday afternoon and used it to glide to a front-running, 1 ¾-length victory over Shine Again in the $108,500 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at six furlongs.
Mandy's Gold made it four in a row when she won The Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) wire-to-wire on a sloppy Saratoga track Friday.
Friday's Honorable Miss (gr. III) also attracts Shine Again, Nasty Storm and Mandy's Gold among a field of seven.
Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold survived a sustained duel with Cat and the Hat to post a head-length victory in Saturday's $164,440 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold, highweighted at 116 pounds, and Carl Pollard's Caressing, champion 2-year-old filly of 2000, will be the likely favorites for the $150,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares, at Arlington Park on June 8.
Edward P. Evans' Raging Fever defeated Cat Cay by two lengths to win the $100,000 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park on Friday.
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