Keyword: Unshaded

  • You, who defeated Carson Hollow in the Test Stakes, drew the outside post in the Alabama.

    You Draws Outside in Alabama; 10 Contest Saratoga Breeders' Cup

    Bella Bellucci, who has won five of seven career starts, and You, winner of the grade I Test Stakes three weeks ago, top a field of seven 3-year-old fillies who will contest Saturday's grade I, $750,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Also on the card, handicap males will contest the grade II, $300,000 Saratoag Breeders' Cup.

  • Street Cry Draws Outside in Tough Whitney Field

    Street Cry, who ranks as the top Thoroughbred in training on the NTRA poll, drew the outside post as a field of six was entered today for Saturday's grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Street Cry will carry highweight of 123 pounds including Jerry Bailey.

  • Gearing up for the Whitney

    Pat Day gets Macho Uno mount for Whitney...Left Bank among the expected entrants...Street Cry and Unshaded have final preps.

  • Jerry Bailey and Street Cry, after crossing the finish line first in the Dubai World Cup.

    Congaree, Street Cry Face off in Foster

    A mid-year clash of top-level handicap runners is in store Saturday at Churchill Downs as Congaree, third-place finisher in last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) faces off against Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Street Cry in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Hail the Chief out of Stephen Foster

    The field for Saturday's $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) gained Congaree, but it lost the Niall O' Callaghan-trained Hail the Chief when he was withdrawn from the race because of injury.

  • Unshaded Works in Blinkers for Stephen Foster; Duckhorn Out

    James Tafel's Unshaded put in his second consecutive work wearing blinkers Thursday at Churchill Downs as the Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner prepares for the June 15 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Another likely Foster entrant, Hawthorne Gold Cup winner Hail The Chief, had his scheduled work pushed back due to the weather and Ben Ali winner Duckhorn is no longer under consideration for the 1 1/8-mile, $750,000 race.

  • Unshaded (left), with Shane Sellers in the irons, wins the Travers Stakes over Albert the Great (right).

    Travers Winner Unshaded Entered at Churchill Saturday

    Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Unshaded kicked off his 4-year-old campaign with a victory over Da Devil in a Churchill Downs allowance race on May 17 last year. Trainer Carl Nafzger now brings him back to begin his 5-year-old season a year and a day later in a optional claiming/allowance race at Churchill.

  • Jerry Bailey guides Lido Palace to victory in the Whitney.

    Lido Palace Upsets Albert the Great in Whitney

    Jerome and John W. Amerman's Lido Palace reeled in Albert the Great in the stretch to win Saturday's $1,008,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. Racing under nine less pounds than the 4-5 favorite, Lido Palace completed the 1 1/8 miles run on a fast track in 1:47.94 in defeating Albert the Great by two lengths.

  • Albert To Prove Greatness in Whitney

    Multiple graded stakes winner Albert the Great is out to prove his greatness when he takes on seven rivals in Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. The Nick Zito-trained Albert the Great will carry 124 pounds under jockey Jorge Chavez in the 1 1/8-mile event.

  • Albert the Great, wired the Suburban field.

    Albert the Great Wires Suburban

    Tracy Farmer's Albert the Great won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) in wire-to-wire style on Sunday at Belmont Park, defeating Lido Palace by 2 1/4 lengths in the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • Unshaded Works Toward Suburban

    James Tafel's Unshaded worked five furlongs in 1:01 over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday in preparation for the July 1 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park.

  • Dubai World Cup winner Captain Steve returns Saturday in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.

    Captain Steve and Unshaded Top Stephen Foster Field

    Captain Steve and Unshaded head a strong field of eight older horses in Saturday's $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile race highlights a card offering total purses of $1.3 million.

  • Captain Steve and Unshaded Highlight Likely Stephen Foster Field

    Unshaded and Mike Pegram's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve highlight a likely field of eight to 10 of America's top older horses in the 20th running of the 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II), which will be the racing centerpiece of the first "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" at Churchill Downs.

  • Unshaded Successful in Return; Stephen Foster Next

    James Tafel's 4-year-old gelding Unshaded returned to the races Thursday for the first time since winning the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last August, winning a Churchill Downs allowance race by 1 1/2 lengths. Unshaded, who had been sidelined by a tendon injury, completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.11 under Robby Albarado.

  • Unshaded (6), passes Albert the Great (on rail) en route to victory in this year's Travers Stakes.

    Unshaded Injured; To Undergo Surgery

    Trainer Carl Nafzger reported Friday that Unshaded came out of his Travers victory with a strained tendon in the left front leg and will undergo surgery at Rood & Riddle Clinic in Lexington, Ky. on Monday.

  • Unshaded (left), with Shane Sellers in the irons, wins the Travers Stakes over Albert the Great (right).

    Unshaded Nips Albert the Great in Travers

    James B. Tafel's Unshaded split horses on the second turn and dueled outside Albert the Great through the stretch, pulling to the lead in the final strides to win an exciting renewal of the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) by a head Saturday at Saratoga.

  • Alex Solis, aboard Dixie Union (left), celebrates winning the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park August 6. Milwaukee Brew (right) finished third. The two will meet again in Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

    Dixie Union Morning-Line Travers Favorite

    Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Dixie Union was installed as the moderate 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) when post positions were drawn Thursday for the $1-million race.

  • Exercise rider Lee Roebuck rides Curule during morning workouts in preparation for the Belmont Stakes

    Travers Taking Shape; Curule Breezes

    The field is taking shape for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I), with two of this year's spring classic winners possible starters in the "Midsummer Derby." According to racing secretary Mike Lakow, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Commendable is a confirmed Travers contender, with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet questionable.

  • Red Bullet Assigned Highweight for Haskell

    Monmouth Park racing secretary Sean Greely assigned highweight of 123 pounds to Stronach Stable's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet for the $1-million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) to be run at Monmouth August 6.

  • Unshaded Belmont Bound

    A combination of factors—the injury Saturday to Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and a solid workout Monday—led owner James B. Tafel and trainer Carl Nafzger to conclude that Unshaded should contest the $1-million Belmont Stakes.

  • No Belmont For Unshaded

    Citing the 3-year-old gelding's inexperience, trainer Carl Nafzger announced Wednesday that Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) winner Unshaded will not run in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and instead will return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday.

  • No Decisions on Pegasus, Unshaded

    The trainers of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and Peter Pan Stakes runner-up Unshaded still have not made decisions on whether their colts will compete in the June 10 Belmont Stakes.