Jim Dandy Stakes

Code Of Honor May Bypass Jim Dandy, Train Up To Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor will more than likely bypass the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets in favor of training up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24. Owned by William S. Farish, Code of Honor was a recent winner of the Grade 3 […]

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War Of Will ‘Effortless’ In Breeze Toward Jim Dandy; Tacitus ‘Going Good’

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will breezed in company with John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday as the sun rose over the Saratoga main track. With Tyler Gaffalione in the irons, War of Will, breezing outside of Strike Silver, overtook his stablemate down the lane and galloped out […]

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Improved By Belmont Effort, Former Claimer Tax Targets Grade 2 Jim Dandy

Tax has trained forwardly following his fourth-place finish in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Trainer Danny Gargan said Tax, who breezed four furlongs in 48.20 seconds on July at Belmont Park, has settled in well at Saratoga and will point to the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at nine furlongs […]

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War Of Will Stabled With Casse’s Saratoga String, Could Target Jim Dandy, Travers

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will is now stabled with trainer Mark Casse’s contingent in Saratoga and could potentially target the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. War of Will, who ran ninth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8, registered a […]

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Casse: Distance Only Question For Moon Colony In Belmont Derby; War Of Will ’50-50′ For Jim Dandy

John Oxley’s Moon Colony will look to handle a stretch out in distance in the 1 ¼-mile Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Moon Colony has never run further than 1 1/16 miles in seven previous career starts. But […]

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Scratched From Ohio Derby, Global Campaign To Aim For Jim Dandy

Global Campaign was unable to contest last weekend’s Ohio Derby due to a quarter crack, but according to horseracingnation.com the talented 3-year-old son of Curlin is being aimed at a start in the July 27 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga instead. “The main thing is, he’s already proven he’s a nice horse,” said co-owner Sagamore […]

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Pletcher Looks For Seventh Jim Dandy Victory With Vino Rosso

A field of five 3-year-olds will be sent from the gate in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. The 55th running of the 1 1/8-mile route will be broadcast on Saratoga Live from 6-7 p.m. nationally on FS2 from 4-7 p.m. and shown regionally on MSG+, FOX Sports Prime Ticket and […]

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Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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‘Minor Setback’: Gronkowski Misses Scheduled Breeze, Jim Dandy Not Ruled Out

Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski has been aiming for the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 28, but a missed breeze this weekend could interfere with those plans, reports drf.com. Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Lonhro most recently breezed a half-mile in :49.24 at Belmont Park on June 23. “Gronkowski had […]

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Cloud Computing Confirmed; All Three Triple Crown Race Winners To Enter Mid-Summer Derby

Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Monday morning that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade 1 Preakness winner Cloud Computing will enter the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga. By Maclean’s Music, a son of multiple graded stakes winner Distorted Humor, Cloud Computing impressively won his debut […]

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