Keyword: Verve's Tale

  • Blue Prize gets up in the final strides to win the Top Flight by a neck at Aqueduct

    Blue Prize Scores in Top Flight Invitational

    Merriebelle Stable's Blue Prize stole the show in the final moments of Aqueduct Racetrack's Top Flight Invitational Stakes April 15, taking the lead in the final strides to score over frontrunning Frost Wise by a neck.

  • Indulgent wins the Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).

  • Seymourdini returns to graded stakes company in Belmont's Bold Ruler Handicap (G3)

    Bold Ruler Stacked; Miss Sky Warrior Returns

    A pair of grade 3 stakes Oct. 28 at Belmont Park hold plenty of intrigue. The seven-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap is deep and wide while the 1 1/16-mile Turnback the Alarm Handicap features the return of Miss Sky Warrior.

  • Elate is in control at the front of the field in the Beldame Stakes

    Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

    There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it.

  • Elate wins the Alabama Stakes Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course

    Elate Faces Older in Beldame Stakes

    As the lone top-level winner in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1) field, Elate appears to be poised for success in her initial try against older horses Sept. 30 at Belmont Park.

  • Mo' Green wins the April 2 Top Flight Invitational by 3 1/2 lengths

    Mo' Green Flies Home in Top Flight

    Leonard Green's Mo' Green sprung a mild upset when she flew by odds-on favorite Isabelle in the stretch to score by 3 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational Stakes (G3) April 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Connect (outside) just wins the Cigar Mile over Divining Rod

    Connect in Good Order Off Cigar Mile Win

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27.