Ballerina Stakes

Come Dancing ‘Sensational’ In Six-Furlong Work For Breeders’ Cup

Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano. Owned by Marc Holliday’s Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade […]

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Hastings Park Win Machine Here’s Hannah Scores In Ballerina

B C Stables’ homebred 4-year-old filly Here’s Hannah ran her record to 12 wins from 14 starts with a front-running one-length victory on Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina Stakes at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Trained by John D. Morrison and ridden by regular pilot Richard Hamel, the British Columbia-bred daughter […]

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Come Dancing Overcomes Slow Start To Capture First Grade 1 In Ballerina

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s homebred Come Dancing did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, despite missing the break and going wide throughout the seven-furlong contest. The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon still managed to dominate her rivals by 3 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:21.48 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by […]

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Victress, Calgary Caper Score Graded Stakes Wins On Hastings Holiday Program

From her perch in the saddle, outrider Vicky Gilker was outwardly sobbing while husband Rob at track level was bravely holding back tears. Victory celebrations sometimes result in such emotions at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Gilkers, owners and trainers of their pet 5-year-old chestnut mare Victress, graced the winner’s circle with jockey […]

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Marley’s Freedom Completes Baffert, Smith Double With Ballerina Win

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom kicked clear in the final eighth of a mile to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths, at 9-5 the third consecutive favorite to win a G1 on the Travers undercard. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame covered seven furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:21.39, giving trainer […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Hopes To Continue Pattern In Grade 1 Ballerina

Carl R. Moore’s multiple graded stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm will try to become the third filly in six years to sweep the Grade 2 Honorable Miss and the Grade 1, $600,000 Ketel One Ballerina as she heads a competitive field of nine on the Travers Day undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 40th running of […]

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Honorable Miss Winner Finley’sluckycharm ‘On Target’ For Win And You’re In Ballerina

Trainer Bret Calhoun said Carl R. Moore’s Finley’sluckycharm came out of her 2 1/4-length win over Vertical Oak in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss on Wednesday in good order and remains on target for the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina on Travers Day, August 25. “We’re very happy with how she bounced out […]

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Notis The Jewell Completes Stakes Hat-Trick With G3 Ballerina Win

Jockey Richard Hamel gave Notis the Jewell a final love tap, sprung out of her saddle and said to the throng of well-wishers in the winner’s circle: “Isn’t this fun?” On this crisp and cool Sunday afternoon at Hastings Racecourse on the eve of Thanksgiving, the script didn’t call for Notis the Jewell to win […]

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By The Moon Gets Easy Fractions, Fights Down The Lane For Ballerina Victory

Samantha Siegel’s By The Moon avenged her half-length defeat in last year’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes by pulling out a victory in the 2017 running, simultaneously earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. The 5-year-old Indian Charlie mare got out of the gate well and was allowed to lead the […]

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Paulassilverlining Y By The Moon Chocan De Nuevo El Sábado En El Ballerina Stakes

Desde que Paulassilverlining pasó a la caballeriza de Chad Brown, la hija de Ghostzapper ha corrido tres veces con igual número de victorias, todas por tan solo pescuezo de ventaja. Así las cosas, la cincoañera regresa a la acción este sábado en el Ballerina S. (G1, $500,000), carrera en 1400 metros que pertenece a la […]

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