Acorn Stakes

Bloodlines: Unbeaten Guarana Could Be Off On A ‘Magical’ Ride

For the last three years running, and in five of the last nine racing seasons, a filly has won both the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park and the Coaching Club American Oaks, now contested at Saratoga. This year, undefeated Guarana (by Ghostzapper) added the Oaks to her previous blowout success in the Acorn. In winning […]

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Guarana Speeds Away To Stay Undefeated In Acorn

She broke her maiden in her first start by 14 3/4 lengths at Keeneland in April, and Three Chimenys’ homebred Guarana delivered on that promise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper defeated Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress by six lengths as the 9-5 post-time favorite, completing a […]

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Oaks Heroine Serengeti Empress Back On Track For Grade 1 Acorn

A wide-ranging field of nine 3-year-old fillies, led by Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks heroine and millionaire Serengeti Empress, will be making their first-ever appearances at Belmont Park Saturday in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes, one of seven Grade 1 races on the undercard for the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Branching Out With New York Division

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will stable up to 20 horses in New York this spring/summer under the care of assistant trainer Don Chatlos. The first three Hollendorfer trainees –  Brill, Rowayton and Oggonis, owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine – arrived at Belmont Park on Saturday and the veteran conditioner said he hopes to fill 20 stalls. “We’re aiming […]

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Serengeti Empress Could Appear In Grade 1 Acorn On Belmont Undercard

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress has demonstrated flashes of brilliance in her brief career, winning five of eight starts, including the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks last time out at Churchill Downs. If all goes well following a scheduled workout on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, the Oaks winner is expected to target the Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn, a […]

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‘Special’ Kentucky Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Targets Acorn

Joel Politi’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) hero Serengeti Empress could target the $700,000 Acorn (GI) on the undercard of the June 8 Belmont Stakes, according to trainer Tom Amoss. “She’ll just do some light training at Churchill Downs the rest of the month and we’ll look at (the Acorn) as a possible next target,” […]

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Cotillion-Bound Monomoy Girl ‘Strong’ In Five-Furlong Work At Churchill

Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ ultra-classy Monomoy Girl, winner of the May 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:00.20 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Brad Cox. With regular jockey Florent Geroux aboard, Monomoy […]

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CCA Oaks Likely Next For Kentucky Oaks, Acorn Winner Monomoy Girl

Leading 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl is in good order following her two-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn at Belmont Park, trainer Brad Cox said Sunday. Saturday’s win was the third straight Grade 1 for the chestnut Tapizar filly, also including a 5 ½-length romp in the Ashland on April 7 at Keeneland and […]

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Monomoy Girl Takes Third G1 In A Row With Acorn Victory

Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl has now tallied three top-level victories in a row for up-and-coming trainer Brad Cox, including the trainer’s first Grade 1 in the Ashland at Keeneland. On Saturday, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar secured a two-length win as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the Belmont Stakes […]

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Oaks Winner Takes On Juvenile Filly Champ In Acorn Stakes

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl will try to maintain her perfect 3-year-old season in the one mile, Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by Nassau County IDA, as part of a field of seven in Race 4 on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park. The multiple Grade 1 winner will make her Belmont debut […]

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