Spinaway Stakes

Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi Headlines Friday’s Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s Spinaway (G1) winner Perfect Alibi heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 68th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on the first day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet. Contested at 1 1/16 miles over the main track, the Darley Alcibiades is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner […]

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Bloodlines: Sky’s The Limit For Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi

Sky Mesa (by Pulpit) got his third U.S. Grade 1 winner from 13 crops of racing age when Perfect Alibi won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 1 after a game contest with the Into Mischief fillies Frank’s Rockette and Figure of Speech. On the same day, Sky Mesa’s juvenile daughter Sky Kitten finished […]

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Perfect Alibi Rides The Rail To Spinaway Victory

Tracy Farmer’s Perfect Alibi needed no excuses in Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinaway, squeezing through at the rail to defeat 9-5 favorite Frank’s Rockette by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire. The 2-year-old Sky Mesa Filly, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Mark Casse, was recording her second straight win at Saratoga after a defeating […]

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1-2 Adirondack Finishers Perfect Alibi, Frank’s Rockette Rematched In Spinaway

Tracy Farmer’s Perfect Alibi has already won a graded stakes this summer at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will look to notch her first Grade 1 victory on the historic track as part of a seven-horse field of juvenile fillies in the 128th running of the $350,000 Spinaway at seven furlongs on […]

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Irad Ortiz To Pilot ‘Level-Headed’ Sippican Harbor In Juvenile Fillies

Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, a stylish winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway, put in her final Breeders’ Cup prep this morning covering seven furlongs in 1:28.65 seconds under exercise rider M.C. Brock at Belmont. “She’s a willing work horse but I did work her in company with a turf horse that needed a work and […]

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Pharoah’s Half-Sister Chasing Yesterday Captures Anoakia Stakes

A return to the home-front proved an elixir for heavily favored Chasing Yesterday, as she ran down talented It’sjustanillusion late to win Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke. A chestnut daughter of Tapit owned and bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Equine, Chasing Yesterday is trained […]

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Rosario’s Stakes Hat Trick Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

In one of the more contentious ballots of the year, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for August 27 – September 3, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Bloodlines: ‘More Improvement To Come’ For Spinaway Winner Sippican Harbor

The result of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga was a positive milestone for second-crop sire Orb (by Malibu Moon), whose 2-year-old daughter Sippican Harbor came from last to first and won the stakes by two lengths. This filly had won her maiden in masterful style by 17 lengths in her previous start for […]

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‘Thrilling’ Sippican Harbor Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor is in good shape following her impressive last-to-first, two-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga, trainer Gary Contessa said Sunday morning. The 2-year-old filly by Orb won her second straight start after breaking her maiden by 17 lengths on August 12 at Saratoga. The victory came after placing fifth […]

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