A strong group of 12 older fillies will contest the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs March 9, including Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) victress Old Tune and grade II winner Mystical Star.
Stars to Shine
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2007
Potesta and Princess Arabella brought $800,000 and $725,000, respectively during the first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 7.
Stalking Barefoot Lady, making her North American debut, seized the lead near mid-stretch and held on well to capture the $323,217 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths on the Woodbine turf Sept. 16.
Laughing returns to Woodbine for the first time since last fall's E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) as the likely favorite in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf Sept. 16.
With horses invading from at least four countries as well as various parts of the U.S. for the Beverly D. Aug. 18, it is somewhat ironic that the 3-1 morning line favorite has been based at Arlington much of the summer.
The Beverly D. Stakes that is part of Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing is ripe with contenders who are hard to separate on paper.
Favored Stars to Shine, making her second start of the year, overcame some traffic issues to run down pacesetter Hooh Why in the stretch, winning the $151,072 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) July 22 at Woodbine.
Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.
Shug McGaughey, Bill Mott, and Todd Pletcher, who have won three of the last four editions of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I), are back again with multiple contenders in the prestigious race Oct. 9 at Keeneland.
Never Retreat picked up her second grade II win of the season on the Woodbine turf when she outlasted a deep field to capture the Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 18.
Shared Account, last year's winner of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), figures to draw a good deal of interest in the Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine Sept 18.
Bay to Bay, convincing winner of the Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on a yielding Woodbine turf course last month, returns to head a field of 10 older fillies and mares in the $300,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 10.
|Jockey||Corey J. Lanerie|
|Owner||Unlimited Equine, LLC|
|Stars to Shine View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tale of the Cat||Storm Cat|
|Gaily Lady||Silver Hawk|
|Gaily Gaily (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Ridge Manor Stud & John Banahan||Three Chimneys Sales, agent||$45,000|
|Yearling||Ridge Manor Stud||($47,565)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Volt Resources||Sweezey & Partners, agent||$320,000|
|Broodmare||Pollock Farms & Town & Country||Paramount Sales, agent||$405,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Hard Not to Like|