Placing of Alabama Stakes has kept it from the cover
The morning after her seven-length victory in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20, undefeated Songbird was relaxed and happy, said Christina Jelm, who has overseen trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's horses at Saratoga this summer.
Stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time proved no problem for unbeaten filly Songbird as the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro waltzed to a clear lead in the far turn and was never challenged late in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Del Mar Handicap (gr. II) and Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
Six challengers will attempt to remove champion Songbird from her undefeated throne in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.
Worked five furlongs in 1:00.64 at Saratoga Aug. 9.
A day after she had her way with an overmatched field in her fourth consecutive start at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter decided Songbird needs to take it to the other top fillies in her division.
The June 18 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park is the hopeful target for Songbird's return, if all goes well as she gears up in training. After that, owner Rick Porter said, "there's a lot of good races on the East Coast."
Embellish the Lace exited the Cotillion Stakes with a leg injury and has been retired, according to owner Alex Lieblong. She won three of six races and more than $440,000.
Embellish the Lace turned it around from a ninth-place finish in the June 27 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) and took the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Saratoga on the front end.
Jones has Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) heroine Lovely Maria and her multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate I'm a Chatterbox in the 135th running of the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, Aug. 22.
In this continuing series about top horses sired by popular sires, trainers share their views on Exchange Rate's offspring. view slideshow
Relive moments from the racing career of Princess of Sylmar. view slideshow
Relive moments from the racing career of Princess of Sylmar.
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes. watch video
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes.
Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16.
CCA Oaks winner will try to extend her winning streak to three in Alabama Stakes
Coming off a 2013 March sale that sent out its three top-priced horses to win stakes, Barretts Sales & Racing will host its 25th anniversary select 2-year-old sale March 3. Many top national consignors are back this year.
Moving the under-tack preview forward a day to dodge wet weather paid off for the Barretts Sales & Racing March 2-year-old select sale. A nice crowd of prospective buyers was on hand Feb. 27 to witness 104 horses breeze.
Highlights from the career of dual champion Royal Delta. view slideshow
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
One of the more interesting features of the last 10 days or so has been the hot streak for young sire sons of Street Cry.
- By Vic Zast
Riding feats override hoopla on final day of Alabama Week. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the Arlington Million and Alabama Stakes while highlighting Kitten's Joy and Ken Ramsey's achievement. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Arlington Million and Alabama Stakes while highlighting Kitten's Joy and Ken Ramsey's achievement.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Be Fair||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Careless Jewel||Josie Carroll||
|Casanova Move||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Don't Forget Gil||Mark A. Hennig||
|Funny Moon||Christophe Clement||
|Milwaukee Appeal||Ralph J. Biamonte||
|Sweet and Flawless||Eric R. Reed||