Sword Dancer Invitational

Sadler’s Joy Last-To-First In Sword Dancer

Woodslane Farm homebred Sadler’s Joy bounced through the post parade for the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational like a horse with something big on his mind. Just 2:24.58 later, the 4-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy came flying down the outside of Saratoga’s firm turf course to win in a last-gasp effort which defeated both Money […]

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Erupt, Idaho Lead European Charge For G1 Sword Dancer Invitational

The first two of three expected European invaders for Travers undercard stakes took to the track for the first time on Monday morning, nearly two days after entering quarantine. Niarchos Family’s Francis-Henri Graffard-trained invader Erupt appears one of the expected favorites in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer on the strength of his victory last fall […]

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Travers: Discounted Grandstand Tickets Available In Advance

 The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand admission tickets in advance will save $5 off the price of admission the day of the event. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission on Travers Day, Saturday, August 26, will be $15. A limited number of […]

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Brown Looks Ahead With Turf Stars Flintshire, Sea Calisi, & Lady Eli

The morning after he saddled 18 runners on the Travers Day card, it was business as usual for trainer Chad Brown. Brown, who is leading the training standings in his quest for his first Saratoga title, worked several horses Sunday morning over the Oklahoma turf, including Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes winner Sea Calisi, who […]

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Flintshire Wins For Fun In The Sword Dancer

Juddmonte Farm’s homebred Flintshire was the runaway winner of Saturday’s G1 Sword Dancer Invitational, a Breeders’ Cup “Win And You’re In” Contest for the Longines Turf this fall at Santa Anita. His 1 3/4-length victory assures him an entry fees-paid berth to the race in which he was second two years ago. A 6-year-old son […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On The Spa

A total of six Grade 1 races highlight Saturday’s card at Saratoga, four of which are listed as Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Races for this fall at Santa Anita. Highlighting the card is the Travers Stakes with a full field of 14 scheduled to make the gate, and following that race will […]

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Another Trip ‘Down Under’ Possible For Globetrotting Highland Reel

Highland Reel may be adding to his frequent flyer miles once again as his connections mull another crack at the Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate later this year. Racing.com reports that trainer Aidan O’Brien is considering the race for the 4-year-old son of Galileo, who finished third to Winx in the 2015 edition. He later went on […]

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Al Khali To Stud In New York For 2016

Al Khali, the multiple graded stakes winning son of Medaglia d’Oro, has retired to stand at Keene Stud of New York for 2016. According to the Blood Horse, he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500 at the farm near Amenia. Owned by Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable, Al Khali was trained by Bill […]

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Globetrotting Flintshire Proves Best In Sword Dancer

Juddmonte Farms’ Flintshire, who has made starts on several continents, took over on the far turn and cruised to a dominant victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Saturday afternoon. It was the first U.S. win in the second stateside start for Flintshire, who was runner-up to Main Sequence in […]

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With Main Sequence Retired, Twilight Eclipse Hoping For Sword Dancer Redemption

West Point Thoroughbred’s Twilight Eclipse had the ostensible misfortune of meeting Main Sequence during his summer and fall sweep of top turf stakes, with Twilight Eclipse finishing no worse than 1 ¾ lengths behind the eventual champion in four consecutive Grade 1s last year. The talented son of Purim should stand to benefit from the […]

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