Alms Grinds Out Matron Victory

Godolphin homebred Alms remains undefeated after a last-to-first performance in Saturday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont, earning her second straight win at odds of 3-5. The juvenile daughter of City Zip, ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Mike Stidham, ran six furlongs over the firm turf in 1:09.30. Alms defeated 11-1 frontrunner Time Limit […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Lonely Road Gives Clement Third Win On The Card In Matron

Robert Evans’ homebred Lonely Road took advantage of a beautiful rail-skimming trip to win Monday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park, holding off the late rush of Monette (9-2) by a head on the wire. Off at odds of 18-1 under David Cohen, the juvenile daughter of Quality Road covered six furlongs over the […]

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Ward Bringing As Many As Five Juveniles For Turf Stakes At Belmont

Well known for his precocious 2-year-olds on the turf, trainer Wesley Ward said Friday that he could have as many as five runners between the $150,000 Futurity and the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron, both for juvenile grass sprinters next weekend at Belmont. Ward said Calumet Farm’s Fayette Warrior is likely to target the Futurity on […]

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Happy Like A Fool Dominant In Matron Stakes

Making her first start in North America since breaking her maiden last Spring at Keeneland, Happy Like a Fool earned her first graded stakes win in only her third career start besting a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Matron Sunday at Belmont Park. Happy Like a Fool broke from post 3 without […]

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Cross-Entered Happy Like A Fool Headlines Competitive Matron Stakes

Making her first start in North America since breaking her maiden on April 9 at Keeneland, Happy Like a Fool for trainer Wesley Ward and owners Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith will headline a competitive field of five in the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron for juvenile fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park. […]

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Juveniles Set to Take Center Stage At Belmont Next Weekend

A quartet of juvenile stakes highlights next weekend’s stakes action at Belmont Park, with the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne and the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette for fillies – both Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races – on Saturday and the Grade 2, $200,000 Futurity and the Grade 2, $200,000 Matron for fillies on Sunday. […]

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Kauai Katie stays undefeated in Matron victory

Kauai Katie won her second straight stakes race and stayed undefeated on Saturday at Belmont when she was the first to the wire in the six-furlong Matron Stakes (gr. II). Rosie Napravnik piloted the 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon to victory in a time of 1:11.26 after sitting behind Baby J and taking over the […]

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By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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