Alabama Stakes

Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Elate Carries On Saratoga Tradition

With her victory in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes on Aug. 19, Elate (by Medaglia d’Oro) became the highest-profile stakes winner at Saratoga for owner-breeders Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm since their champion Blame (Arch) won the G1 Whitney in 2010 over Quality Road. In her previous start, Elate had been a close and controversial […]

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Elate’s Alabama Win Helps Propel Jose Ortiz To Jockey Of The Week Honors

A flawless week, including leading the North American jockey standings and winning three stakes, led Jose Ortiz to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending August 20, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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Unchained Melody ‘Seems Very Sound’ After Being Eased In Alabama

Unchained Melody seemed to be in good order after being eased in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga, trainer Brian Lynch said from his barn Sunday morning. Unchained Melody, the third choice at 9-2, dropped back near the half-mile mile pole and was pulled up by jockey Joel Rosario. She was vanned off but appears to be fine, […]

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Elate Se Reivindica Con Un Contundente Triunfo En El Alabama Stakes

Elate había batallado duramente contra Abel Tasman en la CCA Oaks (G1), perdiendo por escaso margen en un final que despertó un sinnúmero de comentarios. Esa valiente actuación hacía presagiar que la zaina hija de Medaglia d’Oro sería una de las yeguas a vencer en el Alabama S. (G1, $600,000), disputado el pasado sábado 19 […]

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Elate Bounces Back For Strong Alabama Victory

Defeated by the length of Abel Tasman’s head and some tight race-riding in last month’s CCA Oaks, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate proved herself in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama with a runaway victory over her peers. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was well-placed in mid-pack behind a sharp early pace, then rallied fiercely […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate’s Chance For Redemption

Arrogate has already laid down a record that will be remembered for quite some time, but his loss in the San Diego Handicap has pundits wondering exactly what his place in history will turn out to be. This Saturday, he has a chance for redemption in the TVG Pacific Classic, and trainer Bob Baffert believes […]

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The Del Mar-Saratoga All Stakes Pick 4: Saturday, Aug. 19

Saturday marks the first of two All Stakes Pick 4 wagers featuring four important and challenging races from Del Mar and Saratoga, topped by champion Arrogate’s appearance in the $1-million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at 1 ¼ miles on dirt. Saturday’s All Stakes Pick 4 begins at Saratoga at 5:02 p.m. EDT with the […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Saturday’s Tough Late Pick 4

The late Pick 4 on Saturday at Saratoga looks a difficult sequence, which despite the pain of trying to narrow it down, is what makes it such an enticing wager. The wager begins with race 7 at 4:25 ET and includes a pair of races for 3-year-old fillies — the Grade 2 Lake Placid on turf […]

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New Money Honey Debuta En Arena En Un Parejo Alabama Stakes

Esta temporada tampoco habrá una ganadora de la Triple Tiara. Abel Tasman, vencedora en el Acorn (G1) y la Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), no estará presente en el Alabama S. (G1, $600,000). Sin embargo, la ausencia de la pupila de Bob Baffert no le quita interés alguno a la importante competencia de 2000 metros, […]

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