Beldame Stakes

Wow Cat And Farrell Set For Rematch In G1 Beldame

Peter Brandt and Vendaval Stud’s Wow Cat leads a group of eight fillies and mares looking to test each other in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park. Wow Cat, a 4-year-old Chilean-bred filly by Lookin At Lucky, is trying to advance off her third-place finish in the Grade 1 […]

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Alabama Winner Elate Faces Older Rivals In Beldame Stakes

A field of seven fillies and mares will run in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. The 79th running of the Beldame is the third of four graded stakes races on the day’s stacked card, which features the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and also includes […]

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Forever Unbridled Dominates Beldame As Heavy Favorite

Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled was the easy winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park, geared down nearing the wire to win by 2 1/4 lengths. The royally bred 4-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song out of Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, under a hand ride from Joel Rosario, covered nine furlongs over […]

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Classy Field Of Seven Fillies And Mares Set For G1 Beldame

Grade 1 Apple Blossom winner and millionairess Forever Unbridled heads a field of seven talented fillies and mares, including four other graded stakes winners, who were entered for the 76th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile Beldame will be contested as race 10 on the first […]

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Belmont Fields Shaping Up For First ‘Super Saturday’ On Oct. 1

The fields are shaping up for the first of two spectacular ‘Super Saturdays’ of racing on Saturday, October 1 at Belmont Park leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park. The Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational for 3-year-olds and up, will headline an exciting […]

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Wedding Toast Faces Five In G1 Beldame

Godolphin Racing’s Wedding Toast, a dominating winner of the Grade 2 Ruffian and the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps this spring, will find herself back amid comfortable surroundings this Saturday at Belmont Park, taking on five rivals for her racing return in the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame. A seven-time winner from 11 career races, including a […]

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Princess of Sylmar Charges to Victory in the Beldame Stakes

In the days leading up to the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational, trainer Todd Pletcher said it was critical for jockey Javier Castellano not to take his 3-year-old star filly Princess of Sylmar out of her track-and-attack running style when facing older champion Royal Delta. In the Belmont Park paddock on Saturday, in the minutes […]

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Crist: ‘Staying Within Division Should Be Out of Fashion by Fall’

On Saturday, Belmont Park and Santa Anita will play host to 11 graded stakes races – 10 of them Grade 1’s – in what has been dubbed ‘Super Saturday’. Some of the races that will be run are the prestigious Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Beldame at Belmont Park, and the Awesome Again and […]

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Royal Delta, Princess of Sylmar Square Off for Beldame Crown

The two leading female stars of racing, both streaking toward divisional championships, will collide Saturday when Royal Delta takes on Princess of Sylmar in the 74th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational at Belmont Park. Victory in the Beldame, a one-turn race run at 1 1/8 miles, automatically qualifies the winner for entry […]

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Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup is just five weeks now, so that means a plethora of key prep races this weekend. There are 10 Grade 1 races taking place on Saturday at either Belmont or Santa Anita, and another handful of graded stakes sprinkled throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, also at the New York and […]

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