Ballerina

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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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Reyes Guides Longshot Brave Nation To BC Premiers Victory At Hastings

Antonio Reyes rode Brave Nation to victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 BC Premiers Sunday at Hastings Racecourse. Richard Hamel rode Here’s Hannah to victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina Saturday. Reyes and Hamel. Hamel and Reyes. They are literally neck-and-neck in the current Leading Jockey standings. Not even Hastings’ Hall of Fame race […]

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Come Dancing ‘Nice And Easy’ In Gallant Bloom Victory

Sent off as the 1-5 post-time favorite, Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing didn’t disappoint her backers earning her fourth win from five starts this year, capturing the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sunday at Belmont Park for fillies and mares over the main track. Breaking form post 3 with Hall of Fame […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Blockbuster Travers Card

A wide-open field of 12 is set to go to post in the 150th running of the Travers Stakes, the headliner on Saturday’s Saratoga Race Course card featuring seven stakes races, including six Grade 1’s. Saturday’s Travers Stakes will be televised live on FOX from 5-6 p.m. ET. Undercard coverage will also be televised on […]

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Abel Tasman Eyes Distaff; Elate May Be Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert didn’t bring a Triple Crown winner with him, and he didn’t even have a 3-year-old for the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course, but he still showed up for the races on Travers Day. And so did the two horses he sent out, with¬†Abel Tasman¬†edging Elate by a head and winning […]

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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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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 149th Travers

Champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will be the title sponsor of the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 25, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. As part of an expanded relationship with NYRA, Runhappy has also been named presenting sponsor of the Grade 1, […]

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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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