Stephen Foster

Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Alydar

Scoring his second career stakes victory, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat laid right off a fast pace, made a two-wide move coming around the far turn and glided home to victory in Friday’s $100,000 Alydar in hand under jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga Race Course. The lightly-raced 6-year-old son of Smart Strike, who won […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Gets Class Relief In Friday’s Alydar

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat leads a talented field of nine for Friday’s $100,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for 4-year-olds and up on the main track, to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Al Stall, Jr., the 6-year-old Smart Strike horse boasts a record of 6-2-1 from 12 […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul jumped to No. 3 (165 votes) after the second week of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his stirring win on Saturday evening in the Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs, the first North American “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division. Seeking the Soul trails […]

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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Stewart: ‘Keeping Our Options Open’ With Stephen Foster Winner Seeking The Soul

Veteran trainer Dallas Stewart was back to work Sunday at Churchill Downs to figure out the next option for Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul. “We got back at it at 5 a.m. this morning and looking forward to the future,” Stewart said. “He bounced out of […]

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‘He’s Really Taken To Churchill Downs’: Determined Gift Box Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday to begin preparing for Saturday night’s 38th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade 2) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program at Churchill Downs billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser.” “He’s really taken to Churchill Downs well […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster, Maximum Security

A loaded “Downs After Dark” card is on tap at Churchill Downs this Saturday featuring total purses on the evening at more than $1.8 million. Sunday’s Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth is not graded but figures to be among the most watched races this weekend as Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Capture The Prize In Stephen Foster?

Leading the field in the Grade 1, $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes is Gift Box, with earnings of $979,160. Although Seeking the Soul ($2.9 million) and Yoshida (JPN) ($2.1 million) have earned more to date in their careers, Gift Box appears to have better recent form and a good shot to go over the million dollar […]

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