King’s Bishop Stakes

Bonus Offered To Juveniles By Runhappy At Saratoga In 2020

A $100,000 bonus will be paid to any offspring of champion sprinter Runhappy who wins an unrestricted maiden race during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course in 2020, when his progeny will race for the first time as 2-year-olds. The bonus will be paid by Jim McIngvale, whose colors Runhappy carried while winning seven […]

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Hail To The Chief: G1 King’s Bishop Stakes Renamed In Honor Of Late H. Allen Jerkens

The New York Racing Association is proud to announce that the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at historic Saratoga Race Course, New York’s premier summer race for 3-year-old sprinters, will be renamed in honor of H. Allen Jerkens, recognizing the legendary late trainer’s immeasurable contributions to the sport of horse racing. The $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens […]

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Smarty Jones Winner Uncontested Off Derby Trail, To Be Aimed At Shorter Races

Uncontested will target shorter races after fading in the final quarter-mile to finish eighth in Saturday’s G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, trainer Wayne Catalano said Sunday morning. Following a record-setting wire-to-wire victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes, the son of Tiz Wonderful finished sixth as the Southwest favorite after surrendering the lead turning for […]

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Drefong Parlays Soft Opening Quarter Into Easy King’s Bishop Victory

Charles Chu’s Drefong cleared the entire 12-horse group of sophomores at the start of the G1 King’s Bishop, then found a soft opening quarter to his liking as he was able to power away down the stretch to an easy 3 1/4-length victory under veteran Mike Smith. The son of Gio Ponti galloped home in […]

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Runhappy Doing ‘Excellent’ After Breakout Victory In King’s Bishop

One day removed from earning her first graded stakes victory with her first start at Saratoga in the Grade 1 NYRA.com King’s Bishop, trainer Maria Borell was still elated with the performance of 11-1 longshot Runhappy, who set a stakes record, completing the seven furlongs in 1:20.54, just .14 seconds shy of the track record […]

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The Big Beast’s King’s Bishop Victory ‘Overwhelming’ for Trainer Dutrow

Trainer Tony Dutrow readily admits that The Big Beast isn’t easy to handle, which made the colt’s victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop that much more gratifying. Dutrow said the colt, who stands at 17-1 hands, is the largest horse he has trained and has a penchant for escaping his handlers. […]

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The Big Beast Scores Big Win in King’s Bishop

Making his first start in stakes company, The Big Beast ran down pacesetter Fast Anna late to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. Fast Anna broke sharply, setting the early tempo. The Big Beast, who led start to finish in his last two starts, settled back third, […]

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Coup de Grace Aiming for Third Straight Win in King’s Bishop

Coup de Grace, a comfortable winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam on July 26, will return to Saratoga Race Course to compete as the favorite on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop. The seven-furlong King’s Bishop for 3-year-olds was carded as race 10 and will serve as the second leg of […]

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Wildcat Red Headed to King’s Bishop

Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red is being pointed to the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop on August 23, trainer Jose Garoffalo said Thursday morning. Third in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, the 3-year-old son of Grade 1-winning sprinter D’wildcat will leave New Jersey for Saratoga around August 10, the trainer said. The […]

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Connections of Wildcat Red Mull Options at Saratoga for Colt’s Next Start

Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red, third in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, may make his next appearance at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Jose Garoffalo said Monday morning that the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers at 1 ΒΌ miles and the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop at seven furlongs, both on August 23, […]

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