Keyword: saratoga

  • Florida Oaks winner Fifty Five at Tampa Bay Downs

    Lake George Stakes a Wide-Open Affair

    A well-matched group of sophomore fillies accustomed to trading blows with one another co-headline the opening day of Saratoga as graded stakes winners Fifty Five, Dream Dancing, and Sweeping Paddy are set to start in the Lake George Stakes (G3T).

  • Ring Weekend wins the Bernard Baruch Stakes. 
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    Ring Weekend Sets Course Record in Baruch

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend prevailed in tight three-horse finish and set a turf course record in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 5, closing day at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Practical Joke wins the Hopeful Stakes. 
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    Practical Joke Takes the Hopeful

    Practical Joke rallied to win the seven-furlong Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 5 at Saratoga. Classic Empire, the 8-5 favorite, wheeled soon after the start and tossed rider Irad Ortiz Jr.

  • Shaman Ghost stretches for the win in the Woodward.

    Shaman Ghost Upsets Woodward

    Stronach Stables' Ontario-bred Shaman Ghost, the 2015 Queen's Plate winner, dove to victory in a four-horse photo Sept. 3 and nosed out Mubtaahij to steal the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Pretty City Dancer (outside) and Sweet Loretta finish together in the Spinaway

    'Sweet', 'Pretty' Dead Heat in Spinaway

    A battle between two daughters of Tapit that unfolded midstretch in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) resulted in a dead heat between Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta. The final time was 1:24.18.

  • Inspector Lynley edges out favored Camelot Kitten for his first graded stakes win

    Inspector Lynley Wins Saranac in Perfect Run

    Homebred Inspector Lynley benefitted from a perfectly timed ride from Joel Rosario and edged out favored Camelot Kitten for an upset in the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bitumen wins Sanford Stakes.

    Bitumen, Runaway Lute Top Hopeful

    Sanford Stakes (gr. III) winner Bitumen and New York-bred Runaway Lute appear to be the top colts in Saratoga's Hopeful Stakes (gr. I). The traditional curtain closer on the meet has a field of seven.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Saratoga Swan Song

    While Labor Day weekend has something of an anti-climactic feel in the wake of a history-making Travers Stakes (gr. I), there are still 35 races to be run at the "September place to be" over the last three days.

  • Frosted looks to continue his win streak under Joel Rosario in the Woodward

    Frosted Faces Eight in Woodward

    Frosted emerged from his Aug. 6 Whitney (gr. I) victory in fine fettle at Saratoga Race Course, and returns Sept. 3 to take on eight rivals in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher

    Made You Look Headlines With Anticipation

    Trainer Todd Pletcher heads to the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course with a fresh horse in Made You Look, who is set for his first start since his maiden-breaking win June 19 at Belmont Park.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Fires Bullet on Oklahoma Training Track

    Unraced since her victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14 at Royal Ascot, reigning champion turf female Tepin beezed on the turf course at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Aug. 29, covering five furlongs in a bullet :58.44 in company.

  • Strike Charmer goes by Lady Eli to win the Ballston Spa

    Strike Charmer Bests Lady Eli in Ballston Spa

    Lady Eli rebounds from life-threatening injury to finish second by three-quarters of a length in the Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) to Strike Charmer, a Courtlandt Farm homebred by Smart Strike, who won in a stakes record time of 1:38.77.

  • A.P. Indian flies home to win the Forego

    A.P. Indian Gets Second Grade I in Forego

    A.P. Indian, a son of Indian Charlie, won his second consecutive grade I sprint in stakes record time in the Priority One Jets Forego Stakes at Saratoga. The final time was 1:20.99. The 6-year-old gelding is a Green Lantern Stables homebred. 

  • Drefong leads the way home in the King's Bishop

    Drefong Gallops Home to King's Bishop Score

    Charles Chu's Drefong broke alertly from the outside in a field of 12, took the lead, and never faltered en route to victory in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cavorting comes running late to capture the Personal Ensign.

    Cavorting on Top in Personal Ensign

    Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting came out on top in a cavalry charge down the stretch of the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), the first of six grade I races on the Aug. 27 Travers Day card. The final time for the 1 1/8-mile race was 1:48.61.

  • Fourstar Crook wins the 2016 Yaddo Stakes.

    'Crook' 50th Black-Type Winner for Freud

    Freud, New York's current leading sire, gained his 50th black-type winner Aug. 26 when Fourstar Crook won the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    A Travers Day Christmas Present

    The 1 1/4-mile Travers (gr. I) has quite a different feel than last year, when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived with all the pomp and ceremony of a visiting dignitary. This year, a divisional crown potentially hangs in the balance.

  • Six Stakes Fill NY Showcase Day

    New York-breds square off in six stakes races Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course during New York Showcase Day. New York Derby winner Hit It Once More highlights $200,000 Albany Stakes for sophomores.

  • Champion Tepin is targeting the Sept. 17 Woodbine Mile in her first start since winning at Royal Ascot

    Tepin Back to Brilliant in Saratoga Work

    In just her third workout since becoming the first U.S.-based horse to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), Tepin let it be known she is well on course for an expected start in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 17. 

  • Mohaymen at Churchill Downs this spring

    Mohaymen Drills Bullet Ahead of Travers Bid

    Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27.

  • Silvertoni is one of seven fillies entered for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes

    Libby's Tail Heads Redrawn Adirondack

    Libby's Tail, a 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful who came from seventh to win first time out at Belmont Park going 5 1/2 furlongs July 2, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 20.

  • Hip 458 sells for $450,000

    Dobson Acquires Uncle Mo Colt for $450,000

    Mo Diddley, a son of Uncle Mo from the family of champion Bear Now, was bought by Everett Dobson's Cheyenne Stables for $450,000 to become the new sale-topper at the midpoint of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli in 'A+' Work

    Undefeated Lady Eli continued to work toward her first start of the year, putting in an 'A+' move Aug. 13 on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, according to trainer Chad Brown. She is slated to run in the Aug. 27 Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Desormeaux: 'Fresh Approach' for Exaggerator

    Initially concerned about rain forecast for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux decided to pass on the penultimate workout for Travers (gr. I) hopeful Exaggerator scheduled for Aug. 13.

  • King Kreesa, inside

    NY-Bred 'Kreesa' Tries Fourstardave Again

    Trainer David Donk is hoping that the third time is the charm when he sends out Gerald and Susan Kresa's New York-bred multiple stakes winner King Kreesa in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 13.

  • Adirondack Edge to Ever So Clever

    Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga.