Modesty Handicap

Faufiler Captures First US Graded Stake In Modesty Handicap

Kicking off Arlington Park’s Million Preview Day, Flaxman Holdings’ Faufiler took the afternoon’s first graded stake in the G3 Modesty Handicap. The 5-year-old daughter of Galileo covered 1 3/16 miles over the firm turf in 1:56.12 for trainer Graham Motion, crossing the wire about 1 1/4 lengths in front of the field with Jose Valdivia […]

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Connections Undecided On Beverly D. For Walk Close

Highland Yard’s Walk Close was no worse for the wear after her impressive victory in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse, according to her connections. Ridden to perfection by 2014 meet champion rider James Graham, the fashionably bred daughter of Tapit scored the first graded stakes of her career and second […]

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Walk Close Sprints To Modesty Triumph

Highland Yard LLC’s Walk Close came home best in the Grade 3, $100,000 Modesty Handicap, surging clear for her first graded stakes victory Saturday at Arlington International. James Graham rode Walk Close to her fourth victory in 10 starts. She is trained by Christophe Clement. Longshot Seeking Treasure did the early pace work, running fractions […]

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Riposte Looks To Rebound In G3 Modesty

Ten talented and tough fillies and mares drew in for the 59th running of the Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap, the course and distance prep for the Grade I $700,000 Beverly D. on Aug. 15 – one of the marquee global events for female turf horses. At 1 3/16 miles on the turf, the Modesty […]

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Lady of Shamrock Likely to Head East for Next Start

Two-time Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock is likely to head out of town for her next start. Trainer John Sadler told the Daily Racing Form that he is looking at running the daughter of Scat Daddy in races longer than nine furlongs. As a result, he is looking at either the 1 1/4-mile New […]

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Relive the excitement of a weekend full of top races from across North America, including the Man o’War Stakes and the American Oaks. To see the captions for the photos, please hover your mouse over the top of each photo. If you have any photos you would like to submit, email them to [email protected]

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Fantasia victorious in Grade 3 Modesty Handicap

Fantasia took the lead in the stretch and surged home to win the Grade 3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park by a length over Romin Robin. My Baby Baby was third. Trained by Jonathan Sheppard for owner Augustin Stables, Fantasia was ridden by Rajiv Maragh. Time for the mile and one-sixteenth on the turf was […]

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Trio of Arlington Million preps set for Saturday

Arlington Park will host the final local preps Saturday for the biggest races on next month’s Arlington Million Day card.  The G2 American Derby has traditionally served as a prep for the Secretariat Stakes, the Arlington Handicap as a prep for the Arlington Million and the Modesty Handicap as a prep for the Beverly D. […]

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Several early-season contenders for the Triple Crown races are showcased on both coasts in televised American Graded Stakes action this weekend. Saturday’s Grade 2 Virginia Derby, at a mile and a quarter on the Colonial Downs turf course offers Paddy O’Prado another opportunity to show his affinity for the green stuff. Third in the Kentucky […]

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