Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi Headlines Friday’s Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s Spinaway (G1) winner Perfect Alibi heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 68th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on the first day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet. Contested at 1 1/16 miles over the main track, the Darley Alcibiades is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner […]

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‘Nice And Relaxed’ Perfect Alibi Works Toward Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s multiple graded-stakes winner Perfect Alibi breezed a half-mile in 49.05 on the Belmont main track Sunday under exercise rider Amy Mullen in preparation for the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16-miles on October 4 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse, Perfect Alibi was perfect in two starts at Saratoga, including a […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Restless Rider, Princesa Carolina Put In ‘Nice Maintenance Work’

For trainer Kenny McPeek, Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner Restless Rider and Princesa Carolina, fifth in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2), breezed in tandem at Keeneland Friday morning in advance of their Nov. 2 engagements in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Working after the morning renovation break, the duo stopped the clock in […]

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Flattered By Restless Rider, Sippican Harbor ‘Just So Good Right Now’

The two-length winner of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Spinaway, Sippican Harbor is on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Gary Contessa watched his star pupil breeze six furlongs in 1:13.81 over Belmont’s training track on Monday, her third work since the Spinaway. “She’s just so good right now,” said […]

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Restless Rider Cruises To G1 Win In Darley Alcibiades

Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm’s Restless Rider made it look easy in Friday’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades, taking command around the far turn and cruising under the wire a three-length winner. The 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, ridden by Brian Hernandez for trainer Ken McPeek, covered 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main […]

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Restless Rider Leads Overflow Field In Opening-Day Alcibiades

Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider, runner-up in the Spinaway (G1) in her most recent start, headlines a field of 14 2-year-old fillies plus two also-eligibles entered Tuesday for Friday’s 67th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland. The Darley Alcibiades serves as […]

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Younger Casse Preparing To Start His Own ‘Legacy’

When the Breeders’ Cup comes to Churchill Downs next year, Norman Casse hopes he’s trying to beat his dad instead of helping Mark Casse add to the three championship races the sprawling stable has captured the past two years. Norman — the Louisville native and Bellarmine graduate who encouraged his father to add a major […]

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Heavenly Love Blows Away Alcibiades Rivals

Debbie Oxley’s homebred Heavenly Love absolutely dominated Friday’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in the process. The 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, ridden by Julien Leparoux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:45.32 for trainer Mark Casse. Off at […]

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Ten Juvenile Fillies To Vie For Breeders’ Cup Berth In G1 Darley Alcibiades

Dawn and Ike Thrash’s Kelly’s Humor, winner of the Ellis Park Debutante and runner-up in the Pocahontas (G2) last month at Churchill Downs, tops a field of 10 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 66th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1). Run at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt track, the Darley Alcibiades is […]

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