After racing near the back of the field of six fillies and mares early, Engaginglee rallied four wide in the stretch to earn a narrow victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs.
Ahh Chocolate, winner of two graded stakes, looks to have a class edge in the Locust Grove, but will have to turn the tables on Innovative Idea, who outfinished her in the Groupie Doll Stakes last out.
Trainer Vicki Oliver says she's leaning toward the Nov. 26 race, which would be the final start for 5-year-old Frivolous.
On Friday, Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex will try to nail down the first grade I victory of his career when he faces an expected eight other horses in the $500,000 Clark Handicap.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Frivolous is among 13 entered in the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she could end up facing males in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) the following day.
The 5-year-old Empire Maker mare is under consideration to face males in the Nov. 27 running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I), which would be the final start of her career.
Grade I winner Don't Tell Sophia, bought by trainer Phil Sims for $1,000 as a yearling, was purchased by Shunsuke Yoshida for $1.2 million during the early portion of the Nov. 2 session of the Keeneland November sale.
Grade I winner Molly Morgan sold for $1.35 million to Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 1 in Lexington
There will be several longshots that come in, some at huge prices. The toughest past of the Breeders' Cup is finding them among the morass of top-class horses who will be competing. read blog
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Breeders' Cup Distaff featuring Got Lucky, Frivolous, Wedding Toast, Sheer Drama, and I'm a Chatterbox. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Defending champion Untapable will have to defeat a strong field that includes grade I winners Wedding Toast, Got Lucky, Sheer Drama, Curalina, I'm a Chatterbox, My Sweet Addiction, and Stopchargingmaria.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.
On the tab as well was Sticksstatelydude, who went a half in :47 4/5 for trainer Greg Burchell and will be pre-entered in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker. View Slideshow
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.
In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.
A sampling of horses to watch at Monday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction.
Ron Paolucci started out with a $3,000 trotter at an Ohio harness track and parlayed his interest in the business into a large stable of horses that race at all levels, including graded stakes.
Sheer Drama turned the tables on Frivolous to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18 at Delaware Park and earn the first grade I victory of her career.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delaware Handicap (gr. I). read blog
Multiple grade I winner Congaree will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, according to the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Harold Queen's Sheer Drama will attempt to avenge her loss to Frivolous in the June 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) when those two and five other fillies and mares face off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18.
Frivolous edged just past pacesetter Yahilwa on the turn and then pulled away through the stretch to win the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) in a 32-1 upset June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Dale Romans said May 28 that Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan has been retired from racing because of a hairline fracture in one of her sesamoids.
Molly Morgan rallied inside off the far turn to win the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes May 1 at Churchill Downs, earning the first grade I victory of her career.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Baby Fresh||Ben Delong||
|Don't Tell Sophia||Philip A. Sims||
|Frivolous||Victoria H. Oliver||
|Molly Morgan||Dale L. Romans||
|On Fire Baby||Gary G. Hartlage||
|Ria Antonia||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Tapit's World||Michelle Nevin||
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