Alabama Stakes

Baffert: Coil, Plum Pretty turn in sharp works

Press Release Trainer Bob Baffert sent out his two big 3-year-olds for workouts over the Saratoga main track Wednesday morning, and both Haskell Invitational winner Coil and Kentucky Oaks heroine Plum Pretty turned in sharp efforts. Mike Pegram’s chestnut colt Coil stepped through the gap on to the main track at 8:50 a.m. and warmed […]

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Kathmanblu: Alabama a possibility, but turf start more likely

Trainer Ken McPeek has nominated three-year-old filly Kathmanblu to the Grade 1, $500,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga August 20, but a turf start in the Grade 2, $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes is the more likely choice.  The Lake Placid is August 21 at Saratoga. Kathmanblu will be coming back off a two-month layoff after finishing […]

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Zazu to stay home, face older in Clement Hirsch

Zazu looked to be shipping east to Saratoga to face fellow three-year-old fillies in the Alabama Stakes later this month, but instead, she’ll stay in California to meet older rivals in Saturday’s Clement Hirsch at Del Mar. The Clement Hirsch features a field of seven that includes St. Trinians and Zazu’s stablemate Switch from John […]

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Saratoga: Gayego readies for James Marvin, stars assemble for Lake George, Inglorious to Alabama

PRESS RELEASE ELMONT, N.Y. – Godolphin Racing, victorious in last year’s James Marvin at Saratoga Race Course with Vineyard Haven, will attempt to win the 2011 renewal of the opening-day stakes for older sprinters with Gayego. The James Marvin, to be contested July 22, will be Gayego’s first start since a ninth-place finish in a February […]

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What’s your racing moment of the year?

The turf writing staff and beyond at The Saratogian have sat down and each given their moment of the year in racing for 2010. From the obvious choice of the Breeders’ Cup Classic to the Blind Luck’s victory in the Alabama Stakes to Afleet Express’ photo finish Travers, there is much to look back on […]

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Vote for NYRA’s Race of the Year

Have an opinion on the race of the year in New York? Then take the time to participate in NYRA’s Race of the Year contest. The five races are Eskendereya’s standout performance in the Wood Memorial, Proviso’s hard-fought win in the Diana, Blame rallying to overtake Quality Road in the Whitney, Blind Luck’s heart-stopping win […]

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DIFFERENT TRACK, SAME STORY: BLIND LUCK EDGES OUT HAVRE DE GRACE IN ALABAMA

Blind Luck rallied to win the Alabama Stakes, holding off Havre de Grace at the wire for the second race in a row. Read more at Brisnet BETFAIR TVG ALABAMA (G1) QUOTES  Jerry Hollendorfer, winning trainer of Blind Luck (No. 4): “I thought when Joel [Rosario] made his move coming into the lane he would […]

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CLASH OF THE FILLIES

Much has been made of the rivalry between Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, fueled by Rachel winning Horse of the Year in 2009 despite not running in the Breeders’ Cup. As of yet, the two have not met although they seem to be headed towards a matchup in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

Arlington Park, in suburban Chicago, presents the signature day of its racing season on Saturday when the Arlington Million and its sister race, the Beverly D., along with the Secretariat are run. They are all Grade 1 stakes taking place on the grass. In addition, the G3 Stars and Stripes is on the card, a […]

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