Grade I winner Lady Eli, who returned to top form after missing more than a year due to a bout with laminitis, is among the grade/group I winners consigned to the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
It took Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 5-year-old mare Al's Gal 26 starts to earn her first graded win, but it was a whopper Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien goes after another grade/group I win Oct. 16 in Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) with Best In The World (by Galileo). The 3-year-old filly catches a pair of runners each from Chad Brown and Bill Mott.
It may be unprecedented in the annals of Thoroughbred public auctions. Over the Oct. 7-10 weekend, all 10 grade I stakes contested in North America were won by horses that had either sold or been offered for sale at Keeneland in Lexington.
Lady Eli's emerged in good order from her Oct. 9 victory in Belmont Park's Flower Bowl (gr. IT), the second start of her comeback from a long absence, in which she clinched a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I).
There was no mistaking Lady Eli's will to win the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
The 4-year-old Broken Vow filly moved to Chad Brown this spring, made her first start Saturday for Lael Stables, and won her first race since taking the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) back in October of 2014, 12 starts back.
Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita will look to win her third straight race in her first trip to Canada Sept. 17 for the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, but she'll have to deal with a local in top form.
Flintshire and Lady Eli headed a sizable contingent of Chad Brown trainees breezing at Belmont Park Sept. 12.
Undefeated Sobradora Inc announced her arrival in the U.S Aug. 7 at Del Mar, where she took the Osunitas Stakes, but will take a significant step up against an accomplished group of turf runners Sept. 4 in the $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT).
Top-level horses and horsemen on the comeback trail were among the big stories the last full week of August, and they found entry to the winner's circle a little harder than it used to be.
The morning after he saddled 18 runners on the Travers Day card, trainer Chad Brown was already looking to the future for Flintshire, Lady Eli, and Sea Calisi.
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.
Chad Brown has a hard time believing his charge has come this far to run in the Aug. 27 Ballston Spa (Gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.
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).
Undefeated Lady Eli is right on course for her expected return in the $400,000 Ballston Spa (gr. II) Aug. 27 at Saratoga following a five-furlong breeze the morning of Aug. 7, trainer Chad Brown said.
Yoshida Katsumi's Sobradora Inc changed continents and hadn't raced since December, but remained undefeated Aug. 6 at Del Mar with a victory in the $75,000 Osunitas Stakes.
Reigning champion turf female Tepin will bypass the Aug. 13 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course and is now possible to face fellow grade I winner Lady Eli in the Aug. 27 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).
Lady Eli, idle for more than a year after contracting laminitis, will continue her brilliant career in the Ballston Spa at Saratoga Aug. 27.
With a strong outside rally in the final furlong, Dacita (CHI) just edged Recepta at the wire to win the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course.
With divisional leader Tepin away, Miss Temple City and 10 other turf females will try to take advantage in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course.
She's Not Here defended her title in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) July 16, the first graded stakes at Del Mar's summer meeting.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing's She's Not Here did some of the best running of her career last summer at Del Mar and she'll look to find that form again July 16 in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) at the seaside racetrack.
Sheep Pond Partners' undefeated Lady Eli, who continues her comeback from laminitis, and Juddmonte Farms' homebred Flintshire breezed on the inner turf course July 10 at Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown.
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Moyglare Stud Stakes
Shadwell Rockfel Stakes
PRIX MARCEL BOUSSAC
JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Conquest Harlanate||Mark E. Casse||
|Flying Tipat||Dale L. Romans||
|Isabella Sings||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Lady Eli||Chad C. Brown||
|Lady Zuzu||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Nicky's Brown Miss||Savino A. Capilupi||
|Osaila (IRE)||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Partisan Politics||Chad C. Brown||
|Prize Exhibit (GB)||James M. Cassidy||
|Qualify (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Quality Rocks||William I. Mott||
|Rainha Da Bateria||Chad C. Brown||
|Sivoliere (IRE)||Chad C. Brown||
|Sunset Glow||Wesley A. Ward||
|Tammy the Torpedo||Chad C. Brown||
|War Alert||Michael J. Maker||
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