Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff

Race 9 at DMR on November 3, 2017

  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $2,000,000
  • 3YO&UP F&M
  • NBCSN
  • Songbird

    Looking back at Songbird's racing career.

  • Rick Porter called Songbird "the most popular horse that has been around in years"

    Champion Songbird Retired

    Two-time Eclipse Award champion Songbird has been retired from racing after recent X-rays revealed damage to her hind suspensories and a bone chip, owner Rick Porter announced Aug. 31.

  • Travers day on-track handle improved slightly in 2017 compared with last year

    Star Power Helps Lift Travers Day Handle

    With a Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) field that featured this year's three different classic winners and a race card that included reigning champions Songbird and Drefong, Travers day 2017 enjoyed increases in handle.

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Charles Fipke (left, holding shank) leads Forever Unbridled into the winner's circle as Dallas Stewart (left) looks on

    Forever Unbridled Hands Songbird Personal Ensign Defeat

    Charles Fipke's homebred Forever Unbridled handed champion Songbird just the second defeat of her career Aug. 26 when the 5-year-old mare closed down the center of the track at Saratoga Race Course to win the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1).

  • Gun Runner wears the garland of flowers he earned in the Whitney Stakes

    Gun Runner Eclipses Arrogate in NTRA Poll

    Gun Runner took over first place for the first time in week 30 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll released Aug. 21. 

  • Irap is pointing toward the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Stellar Wind, Irap Get to Work at Del Mar

    There will be plenty of quality on the track in the afternoon Aug. 19 at Del Mar, the biggest day of racing during the summer at the seaside racetrack every year, but the runners in the morning weren't too shabby, either.

  • Salty may have a chance to land a top-level score in the Alabama Stakes

    Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

    After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • NTRA Logo

    Arrogate Goes Into Pacific Classic Atop NTRA Poll

    Week 29 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages shows little to no changes in either direction after results were released Aug. 14. 

  • Paid Up Subscriber Recovering from Surgery

    After a dazzling performance at Saratoga Race Course in which she ran away to a 32 1/2-length score in the Shuvee Handicap (G3), Paid Up Subscriber had ankle surgery this week and will be sidelined for at least 60 days, her trainer Chad Brown said.

  • Carina Mia

    Carina Mia Finds Her Luster in Shine Again

    The form from the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) continued to hold up well as Carina Mia became the third next-out winner from that Belmont race when she made quick work of the Shine Again Stakes field at Saratoga for new trainer Chad Brown.

Date Race Position / Horse
Ogden Phipps S.
  • BEL
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:42.24
  1. Songbird
  2. Paid Up Subscriber
  3. Highway Star
  4. Carina Mia
Fleur de Lis H.
  • CD
  • $200,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:49.94
  1. Forever Unbridled
  2. Apologynotaccepted
  3. Carrumba
  4. Big World
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes
  • DMR
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • 1:43.92
  1. Stellar Wind
  2. Vale Dori (ARG)
  3. Faithfully
  4. Motown Lady
Personal Ensign Invitational H.
  • SAR
  • $700,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:49.16
  1. Forever Unbridled
  2. Forever Unbridled
  3. Songbird
  4. Songbird
  5. Eskenformoney
  6. Eskenformoney
  7. Going for Broke
  8. Going for Broke
Zenyatta S.
  • SA
  • $300k g
  • 8.5 furlongs
Juddmonte Spinster S.
  • KEE
  • $500k g
  • 9 furlongs
Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner

Abel Tasman

Bob Baffert
  • Clearsky Farms
  • China Horse Club International Ltd. and Clearsky Farms

Carina Mia

Chad C. Brown
  • Spendthrift Farm LLC
  • Three Chimneys Farm

Forever Unbridled

Dallas Stewart
  • Charles Fipke
  • Charles E. Fipke

Paid Up Subscriber

Chad C. Brown
  • Bruce Berenson & Laurie Berenson
  • Allen Stable, Inc. and Brant, Peter M.

Songbird

Jerry Hollendorfer
  • John Antonelli
  • Fox Hill Farms, Inc.

Stellar Wind

John W. Sadler
  • Keswick Stables & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
  • Hronis Racing LLC

Vale Dori (ARG)

Bob Baffert
  • Abolengo
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum
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