Spinaway

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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‘Nice And Relaxed’ Perfect Alibi Works Toward Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s multiple graded-stakes winner Perfect Alibi breezed a half-mile in 49.05 on the Belmont main track Sunday under exercise rider Amy Mullen in preparation for the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16-miles on October 4 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse, Perfect Alibi was perfect in two starts at Saratoga, including a […]

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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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Juvenile Fillies: Former Claimer Cassies Dreamer Heading ‘In The Right Direction’

Trainer Barclay Tagg has sent out eight previous Breeders’ Cup starters and will be looking for his first winner when he saddles Cassies Dreamer in the Juvenile Fillies and Verve’s Tale in the Distaff at Churchill Downs. A 2-year-old daughter of Flatter, Cassies Dreamer was claimed for $50,000 out of her maiden score on August […]

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Restless Rider Cruises To G1 Win In Darley Alcibiades

Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm’s Restless Rider made it look easy in Friday’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades, taking command around the far turn and cruising under the wire a three-length winner. The 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, ridden by Brian Hernandez for trainer Ken McPeek, covered 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main […]

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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Labor Day Extravaganza

A strong three-day lineup awaits horse racing enthusiasts this holiday weekend, culminating with Labor Day on Monday and a pair of Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-olds, potentially candidates for next year’s Kentucky Derby trail. Kicking off the action on Saturday are a pair of Grade 1 races at Saratoga, the Spinaway for juvenile fillies, a […]

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Separationofpowers Steps Forward For Frizette Victory

Klaravich Stables’ Separationofpowers raced greenly in her first graded stakes try, battling for the early lead, then drifting out in the stretch and tiring late to finish third in Saratoga’s G1 Spinaway. This Sunday, the 2-year-old Candy Ride filly was a total professional as she rolled to a three-length win in the Grade 1 Frizette […]

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