Distaff Handicap

Come Dancing Goes Gate-To-Wire In Distaff Handicap

Blue Devil Racing’s homebred Come Dancing was sent straight to the front and never looked back notching her fifth career victory in the Grade 3 $150,000 Distaff Handicap on Friday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack. Guided by winter meet leading rider Manny Franco, the 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon broke on top and set opening fractions […]

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Holiday Disguise Up Late To Take Graded Debut In Distaff Handicap

Making her graded stakes debut, Lady Shelia Stable’s Holiday Disguise closed late to best her rivals, capturing the Grade 3, $150,000 Distaff Handicap on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 7 with Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, Holiday Disguise stalked the field of seven from fourth position as stablemate Sounds Delicious set swift fractions […]

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New York-Bred Highway Star Surprises In Distaff Handicap

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Highway Star surprised a short field of six in Sunday’s G3 Distaff Handicap, settling along the rail behind horses and rallying in the stretch to record her second graded stakes victory by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Girolamo, ridden by Angel Arroyo, covered seven furlongs over […]

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Paulassilverlining An Easy Winner In Distaff Handicap

Vincent Scuderi’s homebred Paulassilverlining was the easy winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Distaff Handicap, drawing away at the head of the lane to win by 3 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper covered the seven furlongs over Aqueduct’s fast main track in 1:22.01 for trainer Michelle Nevin. “She’s been training so well and in […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On Arkansas

The Grade 1 action kicks off early this week with Friday racing, including the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn and the Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland. Untapable will look for back-to-back wins in the 1 1/16-mile Apple Blossom, but faces Call Pat, who bested her last out in the Azeri. Also shipping in to challenge are […]

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La Verdad Back To Winning Ways In Distaff Handicap

Off since a seventh-place finish in the G3 Fall Highweight last November, Lady Sheila Stable’s La Verdad coasted home much the best over three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. It was the 5-year-old mare’s 11th win in 17 starts. Winner of the Distaff last year, La Verdad broke sharply […]

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La Verdad Runs Away With Distaff Handicap

La Verdad, returning to open company off an impressive stakes win against New York-breds, blasted off from post position 1 and never looked back in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap for filly and mare sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Seeking her seventh win in her past eighth starts and her first in a […]

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Kauai Katie Comes to Distaff From Nine-Month Layoff

Kauai Katie, unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Prioress in July, will return to the races on Saturday when she faces an evenly matched field of filly and mare sprinters in Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at six furlongs. As a 2-year-old, Kauai Katie won her first three starts, including the […]

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Cluster of Stars Sharp Winner of Distaff Handicap

Cluster of Stars made a successful jump to graded stakes company with a impressive 2 3/4-length victory in the Grade 2 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct April 13. The 4-year-old daughter of Greeley’s Galaxy remains undefeated in five lifetime starts for owner Turtle Bird Stable and trainer Steve Asmussen. A field of four went to the […]

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