King’s Bishop Stakes

King’s Bishop Winner Capo Bastone to Train Up to Breeders’ Cup

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Capo Bastone, the recent winner of last month’s Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga, will be trained up to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, according to Eclipse President, Aron Wellman and the colt’s conditioner, Todd Pletcher. Capo Bastone will be making his first ever start on the grass […]

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Capo Bastone Comes From the Clouds for 28-1 King’s Bishop Win

Deftly ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Capo Bastone came from off the pace to reel in Mentor Cane in the stretch and register a 28-1 upset in the 29th running of Saratoga Race Course’s Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop for 3-year-olds on Saturday. Capo Bastone left from post position 2 and lagged in 11th […]

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Forty Tales Aiming for Fourth Consecutive Win in Foxwoods King’s Bishop

Forty Tales, one of three entrants for trainer Todd Pletcher, will attempt to extend his winning streak to four and earn his first Grade 1 victory when he competes in the $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The seven-furlong Foxwoods King’s Bishop for 3-year-olds, race 11, is the third of four […]

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TCI: Tough Travers Field Could Reveal Top Three-Year-Old

Jon & Joel recap the Arlington Turf Festival before setting up a huge weekend of racing that is sure to have a major impact on many Breeders’ Cup divisions, including the prestigious Travers S. (G1) for 3-year-olds, as well as many other “Win And You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge stakes this Friday thru Sunday.

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King’s Bishop Stakes Summer Goal for Goldencents

Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents will be pointed for the G1 King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 25. Trainer Doug O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form that the son of Into Mischief would unlikely race around two turns this summer. “We’re thinking about the King’s Bishop,” O’Neill said. “I think his future would be best […]

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Focused Filly: Repole needs to hold it together

At her Focused Filly blog, Molly Jo Rosen suggests owner Mike Repole might want to take a break from making comments to the media for a while.  Rosen says while Repole is a good guy and great for the game, his statements following Uncle Mo’s defeat in the King’s Bishop are just not constructive: “The […]

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Pletcher wants to keep Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty ‘split up for now’

Trainer Todd Pletcher says Mike Repole’s runners Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty will likely follow separate paths in the coming months, suggesting that Uncle Mo will likely continue racing as long as he’s healthy.  Immediately following Uncle Mo’s defeat in the King’s Bishop, Repole said it was possible that was the colt’s last race.  But […]

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King’s Bishop victor Caleb’s Posse heads back to Arlington

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Caleb’s Posse, who spoiled 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo’s bid for a winning comeback in Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop, emerged from the race in good shape and headed back to his home base at Arlington Park early Sunday morning in an attempt to avoid the stormy […]

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Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo exit their races in good order; Ballerina winner Hilda’s Passion to undergo surgery

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that Travers winner Stay Thirsty and Foxwoods King’s Bishop runner-up Uncle Mo came back from their respective efforts in good order, but that Grade 1 Ballerina winner Hilda’s Passion returned with a non-displaced condylar fracture of her right front ankle. “She’ll be going for […]

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Pletcher, Romans bring firepower to Travers Day

Press Release Two days before he is to send out, in rapid-fire succession, three morning-line favorites in three straight Grade 1’s – Hilda’s Passion in the Ballerina, Uncle Mo in the Foxwoods King’s Bishop and Stay Thirsty in the $1 million Travers – trainer Todd Pletcher stood outside his office at Saratoga Race Course and […]

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