Morning-line favorite Summer Sunday will have her work cut out for her in the $175,000 Royal North Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine as she face Australian-bred Oleksandra for the first time in the six-furlong sprint.
Woodford Thoroughbreds’ venerable Catapult faces five older runners in Sunday’s $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G2T). The son of Kitten’s Joy won last year’s nine-furlong affair by a neck over rival Sharp Samurai.
Maybe the heat’s getting to me, but I’ve got some contrarian ideas throughout the weekend.
Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will put in his final breeze July 19 for the July 27 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets (G2) over the Saratoga Race Course main track.
Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]
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Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames “Queen of Saratoga” and “Grand Dame of Saratoga” among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was 93. For seven decades, Mrs. Whitney was among the most successful owners in Thoroughbred racing. She […]
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Wednesday’s 28th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap drew a formidable field of ultra-consistent contenders, including Lael Stables’ Chalon and Mia Mischief, in the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 3-year-old and up at Saratoga Race Course. Chalon has earned Beyer Speed Figures in excess of 90 in each of her last […]
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Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is scheduled to breeze over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Saturday morning, a week ahead of an anticipated start in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. Global Campaign, a sophomore son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, is slated to work at 5:30 a.m. […]
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Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Hofburg, a multiple Grade 1-placed son of Tapit, earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure in his winning return to the races on Thursday at Saratoga. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the talented chestnut enjoyed a productive 2018 campaign winning the Curlin at Saratoga after finishing second in the Grade 1 […]
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Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will put in his breeze for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets on Friday morning on the Saratoga main track. Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will for the easy half-mile in 49.33 seconds, said the move was his best yet. “He went great. It was […]
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