Jim Dandy Stakes

Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore son of Harlan’s Holiday, who had never raced on the […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Square Off In Saratoga’s Jim Dandy Stakes

Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, at 1 1/8 miles, will feature Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing in a matchup not drawn between winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown series at Saratoga Race Course since 1991, when Derby winner Strike the Gold […]

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El Ganador Del Derby Y El Ganador Del Preakness Se Enfrentan En El Jim Dandy S.

Una de las pruebas centrales de la jornada del venidero sábado 29 en Saratoga será el Jim Dandy S. (G2, $600,000), una carrera de 1800 metros que a pesar de no haber reunido una nómina numerosa tendrá dos protagonistas de gran relevancia. Por una parte estará Always Dreaming, ganador del Kentucky Derby (G1), y por […]

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Durkin Back At The Spa With A New ‘Dream’

Just three years ago, Michael Dubb’s Condo Commando splashed down the final furlong on the last day of August to win the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course. Perched above the track was legendary race caller Tom Durkin, who once again was plying his trade from the booth, just as he had since the […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Rumbo A Los Clásicos Del Verano: Así Marchan Los Tresañeros Más Destacados

En esta entrega hemos querido mantener a nuestros lectores al tanto de la condición actual de los principales tresañeros en campaña en los Estados Unidos, ya cerca de los principales eventos selectivos del verano: CLASSIC EMPIRE: El hijo de Pioneerof the Nile quedó fuera de consideración para el Haskell Invitational debido a que su entrenador Mark […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Breeze Toward Jim Dandy

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming hit the worktab Saturday morning with a four-furlong breeze over the Belmont Park training track, his first work since his eighth-place finish in the Preakness on May 20. The Todd Pletcher-trained Bodemeister colt covered a solo half-mile in 49.96 seconds under exercise rider Hector Ramos. “I thought he went great,” […]

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