Beldame Stakes

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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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch

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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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Mott Packs BC Power Once Again

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships just over a month away, we’re getting down to the final major prep races before the big event. This Saturday at Belmont Park features half a dozen graded stakes – five of them Grade 1’s – that will give racing fans something of a preview of what’s to come […]

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Scott: ‘Lead up to Breeders’ Cup less compelling than it used to be’

On Saturday, Belmont Park will host six graded stakes races-five of them grade 1-in what is billed as ‘Super Saturday’. The majority of the New York-based horses will use those races as their last major prep for the Breeders’ Cup, held on Nov. 2-3. In his column at The Saratogian, Jeff Scott laments the ‘lack […]

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Breeders’ Cup plans hinge on big weekend coast to coast

Several top Breeders’ Cup contenders will be in action this weekend, running in major fall stakes from New York to California.  How they perform will not only help establish their form heading into Breeders’ Cup weekend in early November, but it could also determine which race, if any, they run in at Churchill Downs. Top […]

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Havre de Grace will use Beldame as BC prep

Owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones have decided to run Havre de Grace in next Saturday’s Grade 1 Beldame, rather than the Jockey Club Gold Cup, in hopes that the race will be an easier prep for the Breeders’ Cup, reports David Grening in Daily Racing Form. “We just felt with the amount of […]

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Blind Luck breeze set for Wednesday; next start October 1

Blind Luck is expected to breeze Wednesday at Hollywood Park in her first official workout since August 17, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer tells the Blood-Horse.  Hollendorfer said he hasn’t been working the filly at Del Mar because she doesn’t like the surface. “She didn’t like training at Del Mar, and when a horse doesn’t like something […]

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Havre de Grace exits Woodward in good order, points to Beldame

Havre de Grace, who came out of her Woodward victory in good order, will likely make her next start in the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes on Oct. 1 at Belmont Park, said trainer Larry Jones. According to a Racing Form report, Havre de Grace shipped out of Saratoga early Sunday morning and was expected to […]

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WHAT NEXT FOR Z?

After stretching her undefeated streak to 18, the connections for Zenyatta seem unsure about the next step in her campaign that looks to end in a repeat Breeders’ Cup Classic win. The two possibilities look to be the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park or the newly named Zenyatta Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Santa Anita both […]

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