CCA Oaks

Kumin: Monomoy Girl To CCA Oaks, Midnight Bisou To Alabama

Kentucky Oaks and Acorn winner Monomoy Girl will likely make her next start in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 22 at Saratoga, part-owner Sol Kumin told The 3-year-old Tapizar filly is undefeated in 2018 for trainer Brad Cox. “She’ll run in the Oaks, but we’ll probably skip the Alabama because of […]

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Abel Tasman, Elate Exit CCA Oaks In Fine Fettle As Connections Plot Next Moves

Abel Tasman, fresh off her head victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course, was set to fly out of Newburgh Airport early Monday afternoon to return to Bob Baffert’s barn at Del Mar in California. All looked well Monday morning for the Quality Road filly, according to trainer […]

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Mid-Race Move, Determined Stretch Drive Earn Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Victory

The China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman gave fans an exciting rendition of the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday, making a sweeping move to take the lead early in the backstretch and holding off the late charge of Elate to keep her head in front at the wire. Guided by […]

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Opening Weekend At Saratoga Features Five Graded Stakes Races

Stakes action at Saratoga Race Course will get off to a quick start with two graded stakes scheduled for Friday’s Opening Day: the Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George and the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville. The Lake George, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf, is likely to feature a full field led by Dale Romans […]

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Champion Songbird Arrives At The Spa For Coaching Club American Oaks

Undefeated champion Songbird arrived at Saratoga Race Course Wednesday evening shortly before 8 p.m. in advance of her upcoming engagement in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks. The reigning Juvenile Filly champion, Songbird alighted at at 6:19 p.m. at Albany International Airport following a flight from California that stopped in Denver and Lexington, […]

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Relive the excitement of a weekend full of top races from across North America, including the Delaware Handicap and the Coaching Club American Oaks. To see the captions for the photos, please hover your mouse over the top of each photo. If you have any photos you would like to submit, email them to [email protected]

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Zo Impressive headlines CCA Oaks

Zo Impressive, a resolute winner of the Grade 1 Mother Goose in June, will attempt to continue her forward progression when she takes on five opponents in the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The TVG Coaching Club American Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile event for 3-year-old fillies, […]

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Believe You Can to skip CCA Oaks, aim for Alabama

Trainer Larry Jones said Thursday that his Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner, Believe You Can, will not run in Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) on July 21. The daughter of Proud Citizen will instead wait for the Aug. 18 Alabama Stakes (gr. I). “We’re going to sit this one out,” Jones said Thursday from […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Quality Road

By Frank Mitchell The long and winding road leads to “quality” for Ned Evans of Spring Hill Farm in Virginia. One of the premier owner-breeders in America, Evans bred and races Woodward Stakes and Metropolitan Handicap winner Quality Road, who will be one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Unbeaten this year, except […]

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