Natalma Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Size Isn’t Everything When They Run Big

At Thoroughbred sales, size really does matter. Young horses generally need to be at least of average height for their age to attract notice, and those that are particularly diminutive just don’t get as much attention. In the case of the filly Abscond, Jerry Romans, Jr. was willing to overlook her short stature.  He picked […]

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Irad Ortiz Doubles Up As Abscond Nails Natalma Photo

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes, rallying between rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the three-way photo by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz for his second Grade 1 win on the card, covered a mile […]

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Harty Expects No Distance Limitation For Fair Maiden, Who’s Stretching Out In Natalma

Fair Maiden was very impressive when romping by 7 1/2 lengths in the Catch A Glimpse Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs of yielding turf at Woodbine on August 17. On Sunday, the Godolphin homebred will be returning from her Chicago base seeking to extend her win streak to three and become a Grade 1 stakes […]

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Fields Shaping Up For ‘Win & You’re In’ Natalma, Summer Stakes At Woodbine

The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers the winner a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, a Grade 1, $2 million race on November 2, will not be the only race run here this weekend which is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series. On Sunday, the Natalma […]

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La Pelosa Takes Flight In Natalma

La Pelosa, invading from England for trainer Charlie Appleby, rallied from well back and was in full flight through the stretch en route to a one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The $250,000 Natalma, a one-mile turf race, is a “Win and You’re In” race and earns La Pelosa an […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Up And Down The Slate

It’s a big weekend of high-class turf racing north of the border and overseas, with eight of those races being “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup. Plus ready or not, it’s time once again to jump on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as Churchill Downs hosts the Iroquois and Pocahontas […]

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Capla Temptress Ships In To Come Running Late In Natalma

Team Valor International’s Capla Temptress began her career overseas, but shipped over to North America to earn her first graded stakes victory at 5-1 in Sunday’s G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. The juvenile daughter of Lope de Vega, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Marco Botti, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:35.12 […]

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Victory To Victory Gives Casse Another Natalma, Headed To Breeders’ Cup

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Victory to Victory was an impressive winner of Sunday’s G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine, giving trainer Mark Casse his third consecutive victory in the race. Under Florent Geroux, the juvenile daughter of Exchange Rate covered a mile on the firm turf in 1:35.24 to win by 2 1/2 lengths, breaking her […]

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Weekend Lineup: Tepin Chases Woodbine Mile Glory

Fans have long-awaited the return of the “Queen of the Turf,” and the time is just about here as Tepin will contest the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile this Saturday. Up first on a strong Saturday card at Woodbine is the G3 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds over nine furlongs on the Tapeta. Headlining the field is […]

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Tepin ‘Doing Super,’ Final Breeze Before Woodbine Mile Set For Sunday At Saratoga

Tepin, who will bring superstar status to the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, is slated to have her final breeze at Saratoga on Sunday, weather permitting. She is expected to square off against seven foes in the Mile. Earlier this morning it was confirmed that defending Woodbine Mile champion Mondialiste would point to the Shadwell Mile […]

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