Jim Dandy Stakes

Guillot: Moreno ‘Probably the Most Talented 3-Year-Old in the Country’

Trainer Eric Guillot issued an upbeat bulletin when discussing the potential of Southern Equine Stable’s Moreno, the dominant winner of the Grade 2 Dwyer who is taking on Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy. “He’s probably the most talented 3-year-old in the country,” said Guillot. “If you watch the Dwyer, […]

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Jim Dandy Looks Like a Rematch for Triple Crown Runners

With three different winners of the Triple Crown races, the wide-open race for 3-year-old championship honors starts anew in Saturday’s 50th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course. Heading the field for the 1 1/8-mile race is Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice, who will face nine other sophomores in the […]

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Napravnik on Media Hype: ‘You Just Run With It’

Several months after jockey Rosie Napravnik’s Kentucky Derby bid generated trade and mainstream media hype due to her gender, the rider shrugs off the extra attention. “Completely hyped out of proportion,” she told the Albany Times Union. “To me, it was no big deal. I do think it’s great when people are excited about racing […]

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ESPN’s ‘In the Gate’ Podcast Features Cot Campbell, Previews Jim Dandy & Haskell

Three-year-olds are back in the spotlight this weekend with classic winners Palace Malice and Oxbow set to race in the Jim Dandy and Haskell Invitational. Both colts hope to use their races as stepping stones for an anticipated clash in the Travers Stakes in late August. On the latest ESPN ‘In the Gate’ podcast, Barry […]

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Palace Malice, Will Take Charge Prepare for Jim Dandy

Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice signaled his readiness for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by breezing four furlongs in 49.77 seconds on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Working alone, Palace Malice ran the opening quarter-mile of his workout in 25 seconds flat and never was asked for his best effort by exercise rider […]

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Freedom Child to Return in Jim Dandy

Freedom Child, electrifying 13 ¼-length winner of the Grade 2 Peter Pan, is being pointed toward his first start since the Belmont Stakes in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 27. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, the son of Malibu Moon raced with the pace in the 1 ½-mile Belmont before fading to […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Alpha

When Alpha ran to victory in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday, the bay son of champion Bernardini was adding another notch to the growing list of scores for his sire, who is something of a Spa specialist. The winner of the 2006 Jim Dandy and G1 Travers, Bernardini also sired Stay […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch

This weekend, the Jim Dandy and Amsterdam (both Grade 2), as well as the G1 Haskell will showcase the sophomore class but there are seven other graded stakes, beginning Friday, with the G3 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Marathon at Santa Anita. Assigned the […]

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Field of eight set for Jim Dandy

Eight evenly matched 3-year-olds hoping to step into the void left by the stars of the Triple Crown will gather at Saratoga Race Course Saturday afternoon for the 49th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy. “With I’ll Have Another, Bodemeister and Union Rags not being around, that leaves the door open for one […]

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Baffert sending Liaison to Jim Dandy

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed his Cash Call Futurity winner Liaison as a starter for Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds. The Indian Charlie colt, owned by Arnold Zetcher, has run twice since a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, finishing second, beaten a half-length, in the Grade 3 Affirmed […]

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