Jim Dandy Stakes

Stay Thirsty dominant in the Jim Dandy

Stay Thirsty drew away in a powerful stretch drive to win the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course by five lengths over Moonshine Mullin. Dominus finished third, ahead of Alternation. Stay Thirsty, owned by Mike Repole, was ridden by Javier Castellano, who completed a stakes double after winning the Grade 1 Diana […]

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Colin’s Ghost: Just who was Jim Dandy?

In anticipation of Saturday’s venerable Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, Colin’s Ghost digs around for the story of Jim Dandy, the horse who beat Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers at odds of 100-1: “By the end of the 1930s, Jim Dandy’s name had become synonymous with the possibility of the impossible […]

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Stay Thirsty favored against six rivals in Jim Dandy

Press Release It’s a wide-open race for 3-year-old championship honors, and Saturday’s 48th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course could go a long way in helping clarify the division. The traditional prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on August 27, the 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy drew […]

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Jim Dandy, Diana next focus of NBC/Versus coverage

Press Release The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET on VERSUS with coverage of the Diana and Jim Dandy. The Grade 1, $500,000 Diana, run at 1 1/8 miles on the turf, is expected to draw a stellar […]

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Brilliant Speed gets jockey switch to Velazquez

Brilliant Speed will have a new rider when he goes to post in the Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Saturday.  Jockey John Velazquez will replace Joel Rosario, who rode Brilliant Speed to a third-place finish in the Belmont Stakes and seventh place in the Kentucky Derby. Velazquez has ridden Brilliant Speed in […]

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Saratoga: Sidney’s Candy fires bullet on turf, Stay Thirsty preps for Jim Dandy

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – WinStar Farm’s Sidney’s Candy had his first grass work for his new connections this morning, zipping five furlongs in a bullet 57.60 under jockey John Velazquez on the Oklahoma training track turf course. “It was great,” said Velazquez, who had worked Sidney’s Candy on the dirt at Belmont Park after […]

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Jim Dandy field taking shape

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Grade 1 Blue Grass winner Brilliant Speed, most recently third in the Belmont Stakes, breezed five furlongs in 1:02.69 this morning over the Saratoga Race Course main track in preparation for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy. “We have been pleased with the way he has been training,” said […]

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Saratoga graded stakes news and notes

As always, the Saratoga race meet features a slate of top-notch graded stakes races.  Here are the latest news and notes on some of them, provided by Saratoga Friday afternoon: Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Tizway continues to train forwardly for his next engagement, the Grade 1 Whitney on August 6, working five furlongs in […]

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2010 Travers winner Afleet Express to stand at Gainesway

Press Release Multiple Graded stakes winner AFLEET EXPRESS, tenacious winner of the $1,000,000 Travers S. (G1) in his last racetrack appearance, will stand the 2011 season at the Beck family’s Gainesway Farm, it was announced today. Also winner of the $200,000 Pegasus S. (G3) at Monmouth and third in the $500,000 Jim Dandy […]

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