Sword Dancer

Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 149th Travers

Champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will be the title sponsor of the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 25, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. As part of an expanded relationship with NYRA, Runhappy has also been named presenting sponsor of the Grade 1, […]

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‘Consistent’ Sadler’s Joy Gets Castellano Aboard For Manhattan

Trainer Tom Albertrani is hopeful Sadler’s Joy is ready to add another Grade 1 victory to his resume in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan at the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on Saturday. Winner of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga last year with an eye-catching run to the wire, the 5-year-old chestnut son […]

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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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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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Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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Main Sequence Joins Monmouth Park Hall Of Champions

Champion Main Sequence will join Monmouth Park’s Hall of Champions when the racetrack kicks off its 72nd season of racing this Saturday, May 13. A Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred, Main Sequence began his career in Europe where he won his first four starts before finishing second in the 2012 Epsom Derby.  After a winless 2013, […]

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Gaming Commission: Sword Dancer Decision ‘Not Appealable’

Kirk Wycoff of Three Diamonds Farm filed an appeal with the New York State Gaming Commission after stewards at Saratoga made no change to the order of finish in a controversial running of the G1 Sword Dancer on Saturday. According to bloodhorse.com, the commission will not hear the appeal, because “New York courts have long […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Blowout, The Trouble With Rabbits?

Much of the buzz in the racing industry this week has been about the eye-popping performance of Arrogate in last Saturday’s Travers Stakes. How often does a 3-year-old come seemingly out of nowhere to dominate a Grade 1 event so convincingly? In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Dudes: Hitting The Travers Day Card

This article was originally published by the Thoroughbred Racing Dudes. For more original content, free win picks, premium handicapping and more, visit racingdudes.com. The Travers Day card has been drawn and is lining up as one of the biggest days of horse racing this year. The card lends itself to amazing wagering opportunities for those that have been […]

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