Ballston Spa Stakes

Brown Looks To Continue Saratoga Dominance With Ballston Spa Trio

A select field with a decided international flavor will assemble Saturday for the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa for turf fillies and mares, one of six stakes on the undercard of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga’s leading trainer, Chad Brown, who has won four of the […]

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Brown Stacks The Deck In G2 Ballston Spa; European Transplant A Raving Beauty Heads Trio

A Raving Beauty heads a trio of three entrants for trainer Chad Brown in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Ballston Spa is for fillies and mares and will be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Mellon turf course. It was carded as the 12th race […]

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Lady Eli Sigue Su Rumbo A La Breeders’ Cup Con Sólido Triunfo En El Ballston Spa Stakes

La valiente Lady Eli logró dos cosas el pasado sábado 26 en Saratoga: por una parte, tener una carrera más de entrenamiento con miras a la Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1); y por la otra, reivindicarse de lo que fue la primera derrota de su extraordinaria campaña. La hija de Divine Park obtuvo […]

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Lady Eli Se Despide De Saratoga Ante Cinco Rivales En El Ballston Spa

En una decisión de último momento, el entrenador Chad Brown decidió inscribir a la espectacular Lady Eli en el Ballston Spa S. (G2, $400,000) de este sábado 26 en Saratoga. De las seis yeguas que tomarán parte en la carrera de 1700 metros, tres pertenecen a su establo. Lady Eli reapareció precisamente en la edición […]

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Stellar Field Of Six Fillies And Mares Set For Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa

A small but stellar field featuring a quartet of Grade 1 winners are set to gather for the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 29th running of 1 1/16-mile Ballston Spa for fillies and mares 3 and up on the turf is one of seven stakes, six of […]

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‘A Long Way Back’: Lady Eli Makes Long-Awaited Return In G2 Ballston Spa

Thirteen months after her last start, Sheep Pond Partners’ undefeated Lady Eli will look to make a triumphant return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on the turf at Saratoga Race Course on Travers Day. Trainer Chad Brown saw Lady Eli, who is 6-for-6 in […]

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Lady Eli ‘Very Much On Target’ For Ballston Spa Aug. 27

Trainer Chad Brown reported that the undefeated Lady Eli is right on course for her expected return in the Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa on August 27 at Saratoga following a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning. Under regular exercise rider Walter Malasquez, Lady Eli worked over the Oklahoma turf course in company with Grade 1 Beverly […]

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Dacita Mows ‘Em Down To Win Ballston Spa In U.S. Debut

Closing with a rush from eighth at the furlong pole, Chilean-bred Dacita collared Grade 1 Just a Game winner Tepin in the final stride to win the Grade 2 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes by a head at Saratoga on Saturday. Ridden to victory by Javier Castellano, who a half-hour earlier guided Keen Ice to a […]

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Abaco Wins Thrilling Finish in Ballston Spa

Phipps Stable’s Abaco made a breathtaking late run from well back to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. Longshot Nightsong broke swiftly and led the field into the first turn and down the backstretch, with heavily favored Filimbi just a few lenths behind. Strathnaver and Nellie Cashman were prominent […]

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Laughing Gets Last Giggle in Ballston Spa

Just as she did in the Grade 1 Diana on opening weekend, Laughing led every step to remain undefeated in 2013 while winning the 25th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa for fillies and mares on the turf at Saratoga Race Course. Pianist closely tracked the winner from her outside for […]

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