Amsterdam Stakes

Shancelot Never Challenged In Big Amsterdam Performance

Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle Crawford’s Shancelot more than lived up to his 6-5 odds in Sunday’s Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes, pulling away from his 11 sophomore rivals with every stride and crossing the wire 12 1/2 lengths the best. The son of Shanghai Bobby covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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‘Closing Sprinter’ Nitrous Making Move Up To Graded Stakes Company In Amsterdam

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Nitrous will look to add graded stakes-winner to his accomplishments after coming within a neck of earning that status last out. Nitrous will be headlining a talented 12-horse field in the 27th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main […]

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‘Just A Fast Horse’: Undefeated Shancelot Targets Amsterdam

Trainer Jorge Navarro said he likes what he has seen so far out of Shancelot, who is unbeaten in two starts, and plans on sending the horse to Saratoga for the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam on Sunday, July 28. Owned by Gelfenstein Farm, Albert Crawford and Michelle Crawford, the son of Shanghai Bobby broke his […]

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Promises Fulfilled Pounces For Amersterdam Score

Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled showed he could successfully rate off the pace in Saturday’s Grade 3 Amsterdam Stakes, beating odds-on favorite Engage by 3 1/4 lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old son of Shackleford covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:15.18 under jockey Luis Saez. Trained by Dale Romans, Promises Fulfilled […]

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Engage, Strike Power Among Seven Sophomores Sprinting In Amsterdam At Saratoga

Set to make his fourth start of the year, Woodford Racing’s Engage will face a contentious group of foes in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. One of four graded stakes races on the day, highlighted by the 55th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim […]

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Coal Front Stays Unbeaten With Frontrunning Amsterdam Victory

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front led the field wire-to-wire in Saturday’s G2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga, finishing 1 1/2 lengths in front of Excitations to earn his first graded stakes win. The sophomore son of Stay Thirsty is now unbeaten in three career starts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Ridden by John Velazquez […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Sprints To Amsterdam Victory

J Stables, Scott, Hope and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits earned his first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s G2 Amsterdam at Saratoga, sprinting up the rail to pass the leaders and draw away by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. The sophomore son of Posse covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.25 over the fast main […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Rematches In The East, Beholder Center Stage In The West

As if any showdown could top what California Chrome and Songbird displayed for racing fans last weekend, the racing secretaries have seen fit to try to do just that this weekend. A pair of Triple Crown rematches highlight the weekend on the east coast, along with the appearance of Flintshire at Saratoga, while on the […]

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Holy Boss Rolls To Amsterdam Score

The rest of the field was no match for a strong outside rally by Jerry Durant’s Holy Boss, who sailed by them all to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. Ridden off the pace by Ricardo Santana Jr., Holy Boss began to roll on the far turn and battled past Requite […]

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Coup de Grace Takes Amsterdam

A wicked speed duel materialized, and the late-running Coup de Grace came flying down the stretch to take the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-old sprinters on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Amsterdam, part of an 11-race card highlighted by the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, serves as a prelude to the Grade 1, […]

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