Alabama Stakes

‘Sky Is The Limit’ For Improving Del Mar Oaks Winner Cambier Parc

Three-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Chad Brown’s Saturday at the races wasn’t dampened by the soggy weather at Saratoga Race Course, with Dunbar Road posting a win in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama presented by NYRA Bets just one race after his Regal Glory shared honors with the Graham Motion-trained Varenka in the Grade 2, […]

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Dunbar Road Skips Over The Slop For Alabama Triumph

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road proved a deserving 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s rendition of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, skipping over a sloppy Saratoga course after the rain delay to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown for third third win on the […]

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Point Of Honor To Face Familiar Foes In Alabama Stakes

After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Bloodlines: Eskimo Kisses Reveals Her ‘Winning Colors’

Running off through the stretch of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga to win by 6 ½ lengths, Eskimo Kisses (by To Honor and Serve) looked ever so much like her famous grandmother, Hall of Fame member and classic winner Winning Colors (Caro). In the spring of 1988, Winning Colors set West Coast racing […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Alabama, Lake Placid Trifecta Keys

For this weekend’s play, let’s zero in on the two graded stakes on Saturday’s card at the Spa. Neither one looks to be a “bombs away” race but they both have enough interesting contenders that perhaps we can make some money with trifecta “keys,” that is singling a horse in each of the tri slots. […]

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Pletcher: Piedi Bianchi Has Work Cut Out In Grade 1 Alabama

Piedi Bianchi will take a major step up on Saturday as she gets set to make her second start of the year in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies, said trainer Todd Pletcher on Thursday. Owned by Nice Guys Stables, Madaket Stables, Jack Bick, and Jay Oringer, the Indiana-bred filly by Overanalyze was […]

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Midnight Bisou Looks To Add To Resume In Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou will look to get back on top as she leads a a field of eight in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/4 miles, one of two stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 138th running of the Alabama, carded as Race 9, will […]

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Talk Veuve To Me ‘Deserves A Shot’ In Alabama

Grade 3 Indiana Oaks winner Talk Veuve to Me put in her last work before Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼-miles, breezing four furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Monday morning. Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said her work, clocked in 47.95 seconds that was the second-fastest of 54, was impressive. Talk Veuve […]

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Heavyweight Midnight Bisou Has Asmussen ‘Excited’ For Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in the final touches Monday morning as the prospective favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at the Spa, breezing four furlongs in 51.62 seconds for a final blowout in preparation for the race. “She breezed an easy half-mile for the Alabama and the filly has consistently done extremely […]

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