Racing

Proctor’s Ledge Makes The Grade In Lake George

Patricia Moseley’s homebred Proctor’s Ledge earned her first graded stakes victory in Friday’s G3 Lake George at Saratoga, rallying from fifth in the early going to score by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. A sophomore daughter of Ghostzapper, Proctor’s Ledge and Javier Castellano completed 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf in 1:41.47 for trainer […]

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Dream It Is Maintains Her Perfect Record With Schuylerville Romp

Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is has now won all three of her career starts, including Friday’s G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga by nine lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford had previously won both of her starts at Woodbine, including a listed stake, but those had come over the Tapeta. Trainer Barbara Minshall shipped the […]

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Undefeated Sircat Sally Takes On Seven Rivals In G2 San Clemente

Joe L. Turner’s Sircat Sally, undefeated in seven races, will place her perfect record on the line Sunday when she heads a field eight three-year-fillies in the Grade II $200,000 San Clemente Handicap at Del Mar. Sircat Sally, a daughter of Surf Cat bred in California by her owner, broke her maiden in her career […]

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Travers-Bound Classic Empire To Gallop Saturday, Breeze Next Weekend

John Oxley’s reigning Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping Saturday morning following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norm Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark. If all goes to plan, he added, 3-year-old Pioneerof the Nile colt will breeze the following weekend. Classic Empire, named Champion 2-Year-Old in […]

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Abel Tasman To Face Salty In Coaching Club American Oaks

This year’s Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks for three year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on Saratoga Race Course’s hallowed main track will feature the 101st winning filly in its history at its conclusion. She will top a list of champions such as Shuvee, Ruffian, Sky Beauty, Songbird and many others who left their […]

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The ‘Original’ Arrogate: ‘Calumet Castoff’ Gave Hall Of Famer Longden Record Win

Arrogate, the consensus best horse in the world in 2017, ends a four-month break from competition Saturday in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song will put on the line a seven-race winning streak, the last three in stakes with purses of $6 million, $12 million and […]

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Arrogate Towers Over Five Rivals In G2 San Diego Handicap

A field of six was entered Wednesday, topped by mighty Arrogate, for Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap. And if all six break from the gate, it will be twice the size of the field that included Arrogate in his only previous Del Mar start. On Thursday, August 4 of last year, in the second […]

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Bowies Hero Wins Oceanside On Del Mar’s Opening Day; Attendance, Handle Down Sharply

Bowies Hero, winner of the closing day Del Mar Juvenile Turf last summer, returned to the scene of his first important victory to win the $117,900 Oceanside Stakes Wednesday on the first day of the 2017 Del Mar racing season. Opening-day attendance was 34,128, down 19.8 percent from 2016, when the Friday opener attracted 42,562. […]

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‘He Was Just Unbelievable’: Laurel Horsemen Pay Tribute To Ben’s Cat

Wearing a bright orange shirt and helmet cover, Elizabeth Eckert went about her business as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury Wednesday morning with a heavy heart. It was only the evening before that Eckert, working for Leatherbury at Laurel Park since December, had heard the news about Ben’s Cat, the […]

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Lady Eli Takes On Dickinson Once Again In G1 Diana

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli will look to make a triumphant return to Saratoga Race Course as one of two entries for trainer Chad Brown in the 79th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on the turf on Saturday. The Diana, the first of 18 Grade 1s […]

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