Lake Placid Stakes

Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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Rushing Fall Bounces Back In Lake Placid To Give Edwards First Saratoga Win

Bob Edwards and his e Five Racing Thoroughbreds had never won a race at Saratoga, but Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf champion Rushing Fall changed that on Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano in the Grade 2 Lake Placid, sat just off the pacesetter and exploded in the stretch, […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Alabama, Lake Placid Trifecta Keys

For this weekend’s play, let’s zero in on the two graded stakes on Saturday’s card at the Spa. Neither one looks to be a “bombs away” race but they both have enough interesting contenders that perhaps we can make some money with trifecta “keys,” that is singling a horse in each of the tri slots. […]

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Proctor’s Ledge Holds Off Uni In Paceless Lake Placid

Patricia Moseley’s homebred filly Proctor’s Ledge was able to sit behind a slow pace in Saturday’s G2 Lake Placid, then rally down the lane to take the lead in mid-stretch. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper had plenty left to hold off the favored Uni by three-quarters of a length on the wire, scoring her second […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate’s Chance For Redemption

Arrogate has already laid down a record that will be remembered for quite some time, but his loss in the San Diego Handicap has pundits wondering exactly what his place in history will turn out to be. This Saturday, he has a chance for redemption in the TVG Pacific Classic, and trainer Bob Baffert believes […]

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Time And Motion Turns The Tables On Catch A Glimpse In Lake Placid

Phillips Racing Partners’ homebred Time and Motion defeated top turf filly Catch A Glimpse by a neck Sunday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes at the Spa. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit covered 1 1/8 furlongs in 1:48.39 under John Velazquez for trainer Jimmy Toner, turning the tables on Catch A Glimpse, who’d beaten her in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird In The East, Pacific Classic In The West

Another fantastic weekend of racing is upon us this weekend, with the appearance of Songbird on the entry sheets at Saratoga as well as a Pacific Classic showdown for the ages at Del Mar. Kicking things off on Friday is the re-drawn G2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga, for juvenile fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on […]

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Catch A Glimpse Goes For Ninth Straight Win In Sunday’s Lake Placid

How do you beat Catch a Glimpse? That’s not easily answered, considering she is 8-for-9 in her career, and hasn’t lost a race since July 30, 2015. Nonetheless, the connections of seven 3-year-old fillies are hoping Catch a Glimpse, who is undefeated on the grass, doesn’t bring her typical “A” game when she runs in […]

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