First Lady Stakes

19-Length Winner Magna Rose Heads Ohio-Bred First Lady Stakes

A field of 3-year-old Ohio-registered fillies and mares will break from the Mahoning Valley starting gate on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, in the $75,000 First Lady Stakes. The seven distaffers will travel six furlongs over the Austintown dirt. Heading up the field is Magna Rose, a daughter of Magna Graduate out of the mare Woodflower, […]

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A Raving Beauty Leads Gate-To-Wire In First Lady

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables’ A Raving Beauty got back to the winner’s circle for the first time since June in Saturday’s G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in the process. The 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman, ridden by John Velazquez for […]

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Brown Juggernaut Readies For Fall Stars Weekend At Keeneland

Trainer Chad Brown, who is rolling toward a fourth consecutive $20 million year in stable earnings, is ready to pick up where he left off in the spring when he won four graded stakes at Keeneland. Brown has six runners entered in Saturday’s three Grade 1 races. Those horses arrived at Keeneland midweek under the […]

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Juvenile: Full Field Breeders’ Futurity Headlines Shadwell Mile Undercard

The $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity offers an important two-turn prep for the Juvenile and it’s no surprise the 1 1/16-mile test is expected to attract a full field of 14, with Walking L Thoroughbreds’ CAIRO CAT potentially going favored. The 2-year-old son of Cairo Prince already qualified for the Juvenile when he won Churchill Downs’ […]

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Zipessa Upsets First Lady To Punch Breeders’ Cup Ticket

Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa notched her first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, adopting a new off-the-pace strategy and closing down the lane for a 1 1/2-length triumph. The 5-year-old City Zip mare, ridden by Joe Bravo, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:36.99 for trainer Mike Stidham. Zipessa’s win […]

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Casse Scores Tepin’s Saturday Work An ‘A’ At Churchill

Trainer Mark Casse was extremely pleased with champion mare Tepin’s breeze at Churchill Downs Saturday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein worked in company with 2-year-old Keep Quiet, the two covering a half mile in :48 2/5. “I thought she worked extremely well,” Casse told bloodhorse.com. “We gave her a little company and she was […]

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Team Tepin ‘Trying To Regain That Top Form’ For Breeders’ Cup

Tepin has been crowned the “Queen of the Turf” by racing media with her impressive victories in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Woodbine Mile, but she was upset in her final prep race for the Breeders’ Cup by a 29-1 longshot. Photo Call drew out to an insurmountable […]

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Photo Call ‘Faked Everybody Out’ In First Lady; Plans To Be Determined

The turnback to a mile distance in yesterday’s First Lady (G1) unleashed a tiger, otherwise known as Teresa Viola Racing Stable’s Photo Call (IRE). Photo Call’s record includes a win in the 1ΒΌ-mile Rodeo Drive (G1) at Santa Anita, a fifth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at Keeneland and a […]

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Photo Call Shocks Tepin With Front-Running First Lady Performance

Off at odds of 29-1, Teresa Viola’s Photo Call ended Tepin’s eight-race win streak with a front-running performance in the G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, drawing away to lead by 10 lengths in the far turn and hanging on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 5-year-old daughter of Galileo covered one […]

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Keeneland Revises Stakes Race Posts After Power Outage

Due to a power outage this morning, Keeneland has delayed the start of its Saturday, Oct. 8 race card. First post will be at 1:40 p.m. ET rather than 1:05 p.m. Keeneland has carded 10 races, including five stakes. Races will continue on their normal schedule through the day, with 35 minutes between posts. Revised […]

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