Sword Dancer Stakes

Sword Dancer Winner Annals Of Time Out For Remainder Of 2019

An unspecified injury will preclude Grade 1 Sword Dancer winner Annals of Time from returning to the races in 2019, trainer Chad Brown told drf.com on Sunday. A decision has not yet been made on whether the 6-year-old son of Temple City will race next season. “The horse needs a couple of months off, he’s […]

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After Long Absence, Annals Of Time Returns To Graded Stakes Level In Sword Dancer

Entering off an impressive optional claiming allowance win on July 24, Klaravich Stables’ and William Lawrence’s Annals of Time will make his first graded-stakes start since winning the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in 2016 as a 3-year-old in the Grade 1, $850,000 Sword Dancer going 1 ½ miles on the inner turf course on Saturday […]

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Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire ‘Picking Up The Pace’ Toward 2019 Debut

Matthew Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2018, continues to progress toward his 8-year-old debut. Sidelined since an impressive triumph in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park over a field that included 13 graded-stakes winners, five of them Grade […]

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Glorious Empire Makes A Statement In Front-Running Fort Lauderdale Win

Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire proved his mettle once before at the sport’s highest level, winning the G1 Sword Dancer for trainer James Lawrence. After a 13th-place showing in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, run over a very soft turf, the 7-year-old was overlooked in Saturday’s G2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes at odds of 7-1 as rain hit […]

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Canadian International On The Table For Idaho After Sword Dancer Disappointment

The Coolmore partners’ 4-year-old Idaho, winner of the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and recent third in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, journeyed to the United States last weekend to contest the Grade 1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga. The Galileo colt left the starting gates as the favorite for the 1 1/2-mile […]

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Owner Stews Over Rabbit’s Actions In Sword Dancer, Files Appeal

The owner of Roman Approval has filed an appeal of a decision by stewards at Saratoga not to disqualify Inordinate for interfering with his horse at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s Grade 1 Sword Dancer Stakes, won by Inordinate’s stablemate Flintshire. Roman Approval finished sixth, a half-length behind fifth-place finisher Inordinate, who was part of […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

There are six horses with connections who hope that Friday the 13th brings some racing luck in the National Museum Racing Hall of Fame, a Grade 2 Saratoga contest for 3-year-olds. Interactif, from Todd Pletcher’s barn, is the 8-5 favorite. He comes into this 1 1/8-mile turf race off a runner-up effort in the G2 […]

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