Alabama Stakes

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Classic ‘Classic,’ Information Underload?

Songbird makes a bid for 10 consecutive victories this weekend as she puts her unblemished record on the line in Saturday’s Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Will she survive the “graveyard of champions” a second time? The same day on the West Coast, three of the nation’s top horses will do battle in the Pacific Classic […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Dudes: Saratoga Jump Start Week 5

This article was originally published by the Thoroughbred Racing Dudes. For more original content, free win picks, premium handicapping and more, visit Week 5 will feature the top dirt and turf three-year old fillies in the country with the undefeated champion Songbird in the Grade 1 Alabama and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Catch A Glimpse […]

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Special Del Mar/Saratoga Pick 4 Offered Saturday

A special Pick 4 featuring a quartet of Grade 1 races from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar will be offered this Saturday, August 20. The Del Mar/Saratoga Pick 4, hosted by Del Mar, comprises the Fourstardave Handicap (post time 5:40 p.m. ET), the Alabama (6:18 p.m. ET), the Del Mar Handicap (8:43 p.m. ET) […]

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Songbird Hopes To Soar Once Again In Saturday’s Alabama Stakes

Bird is the word for Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course, where Fox Hill Farm’s stellar Songbird will continue her pursuit of perfection in the meet’s marquee race for 3-year-old fillies. First run in 1872 when Woodbine earned $2,650 for August Belmont, the Alabama has been won by 21 Eclipse Award winners. […]

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Saratoga: Songbird Sparkles In Five-Furlong Breeze

Fox Hill Farms’ Songbird breezed over the Saratoga Race Course main track Tuesday as she continued preparations for the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on August 20. “Heavenly,” said Christina Jelm, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, when asked to describe the work. After touring the paddock, Songbird worked five furlongs in 1:00.64 with […]

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‘Nice And Smooth’: Songbird Impresses In Thursday Morning Work

Fox Hill Farm’s undefeated champion Songbird took to Saratoga Race Course’s main track early Thursday morning for a five-furlong breeze, her first timed move since her dominating victory in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 24. Accompanied by New York Racing Association outrider Juan Galbes and ridden by exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez, […]

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‘She Looks Fabulous’: Hollendorfer Delighted With Songbird’s Progress

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer returned to Saratoga Tuesday night to check in on his undefeated champion Songbird. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Hall of Fame conditioner was pleased with how well the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has been doing since her powerful victory in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks July 24. “To me, she looks […]

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Taking It On The Road: Songbird Headed To East Coast For Summer Campaign

After keeping her perfect record intact when winning the G2 Summertime Oaks on Saturday, champion Songbird will now head to the East Coast for a summer and fall campaign. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, owner Rick Porter has confirmed that the undefeated daughter of Medaglia d’Oro will likely make her next start in the G1 Coaching Club American […]

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Alabama Stakes Winner Embellish The Lace Retired

Embellish the Lace, winner of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, has been retired from racing due to a leg injury. The Blood-Horse reports that the injury was discovered after the filly’s fifth-place finish in the G1 Cotillion Sept. 19. Alex Lieblong, who owns the filly with his wife, JoAnn, told the Blood-Horse that Embellish the Lace would be […]

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