Comely Stakes

Bernardini Filly Bellera Registers First Stakes Victory In Comely At Big A

Mathis Stables’ Bellera showed the form in which she started her career earlier this year, staying just off pacesetter Gold Standard until overtaking her from the outside at the top of the stretch and drawing away a 1 3/4-length winner in the 70th running of the $200,000, Grade 3 Comely for 3-year-old fillies on Friday […]

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Cox Hopes Gold Standard Will Continue To Step Forward In Friday’s Comely

Stonestreet Stables and LNJ Foxwoods’ Gold Standard handled a step up in class with a last-out runner-up effort in her stakes debut and will look for her first win against such caliber as part of an eight-horse field of sophomore fillies in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 70th running of the […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Blamed Stretches Out In Friday’s G3 Comely

Cleber Massey’s Blamed heads a field of eight in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles, as stakes action continues at Aqueduct Racetrack through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 69th running of the Comely, the day’s feature on a 10-race card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, will be […]

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Verve’s Tale Surprises At 20-1 In Comely

Charles Fipke’s homebred Verve’s Tale ran down the favored Lewis Bay to upset Saturday’s G3 Comely Stakes at odds of 20-1, crossing the wire a half-length in front. The sophomore daughter of Tale of Ekati, ridden by Paco Lopez, covered nine furlongs in 1:51.89 over Aqueduct’s fast main track for trainer Barclay Tagg. “I wasn’t […]

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Forever Unbridled Gets Nose Down in Game Comely Victory

Forever Unbridled won Saturday’s Grade III Comely Stakes in her second start off a five-month layoff for trainer Dallas Stewart. The $300,000 contest, restricted to 3-year-old fillies, was held at Aqueduct over 1 1/8 miles on the fast main track. Temper Mint Patty jumped out of the gate to lead the field through early fractions […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Season Surge

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend featured a smorgasbord of great racing around the country. One of the more memorable performances of the weekend was California Chrome’s impressive victory in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. It was the fifth graded stakes win – four of them G1 – of the year for the flashy chestnut, and […]

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Snowbell Leads Wire-to-Wire to Capture Comely

Pacesetting Snowbell, part of a favored three-horse entry for Godolphin Racing LLC, could not be caught in Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. The gray filly, ridden by Luis Saez, ran the first quarter in :25.02 and the half in :50.97, shaking clear of the ever-present Dame Dorothy after six furlongs in […]

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Stubborn Wedding Toast Hangs On to Win Comely Stakes

Wedding Toast went straight to the lead and turned back a late challenge from Toasting on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend her winning streak to four with a hard-fought victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies. The 3-5 favorite, Wedding Toast was hustled to the front by jockey Javier Castellano […]

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