Pilgrim Stakes

Structor Gets The Job Done In Pilgrim

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park, taking a bit of a wide trip throughout and holding on to win by about a head on the wire. The juvenile son of Palace Malice, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Chad Brown, ran 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Tuggle Gets Second Chance On Turf In Pilgrim Stakes

August Dawn Farm’s Tuggle will hope for a smooth trip in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf test for juveniles at Belmont Park. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart captured the 2018 Pilgrim for the same connections with Forty Under, who went on to finish sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The veteran […]

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Forty Under Gets Up Late In Pilgrim

Making his graded stakes debut after breaking his maiden on the turf at Saratoga Race Course, August Dawn Farm’s Forty Under closed late in the stretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 2 with Manny Franco aboard, Forty Under stalked comfortably along the rail in fifth-position […]

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With Anticipation Winner Opry Leads Pilgrim Field At Belmont

Set to make his first start since winning the Grade 3 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course, Opry will headline a field of 11 in the 40th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim for juveniles going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf Saturday at Belmont Park. One of four graded stakes races on […]

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Seabhac Dons Blinkers To Break His Maiden In Pilgrim Stakes

Making only his third career start and wearing blinkers for the first time, Donegal Racing’s Seabhac rallied late to break his maiden, winning the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 4 with Luis Saez aboard, the pair stalked from second position as Looking Ready led the field of eight […]

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Oscar Performance Romps In The Pilgrim

Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance scored his second consecutive front-running daylight victory, romping to a six-length win as the 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes on a yielding Belmont Park turf course under Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy, bred in Kentucky by Mrs. Jerry Amerman and trained by Brian Lynch, covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Belmont Fields Shaping Up For First ‘Super Saturday’ On Oct. 1

The fields are shaping up for the first of two spectacular ‘Super Saturdays’ of racing on Saturday, October 1 at Belmont Park leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park. The Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational for 3-year-olds and up, will headline an exciting […]

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Racing Returns To Belmont Park; $10.625 Million In Stakes Highlight Fall Meeting

A total of 42 stakes worth $10.625 million, two “super” Saturdays and fan-friendly activities are among the highlights as thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park for its 38-day fall meet, which runs from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, October 30. On opening day, a field of 10 3-year-old fillies will gather on the turf for […]

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Isotherm Wins Thrilling Finish In Pilgrim

Matthew Schera’s Isotherm surged late to win a close finish at the wire of the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon. It was the third start for Isotherm, who is trained by George Weaver, and the colt’s second win, after a maiden-breaking victory at Saratoga Aug. 22. Jose Lezcano was in […]

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