Sword Dancer

NBC Travers Telecast To Include Forego, Sword Dancer

American Pharoah, Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is set to return to the track this Saturday, August 29, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,  in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The 146th running of the Travers is the highlight of an outstanding two-hour program […]

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Spa Treatment: Group 1 Winner Flintshire Saratoga-Bound

Group 1 winner Flintshire, who was second to Main Sequence in the 2014 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, appears set to ship to the U.S. later this month for a start in the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Aug. 29. In an interview with the Thoroughbred Daily News on Thursday, Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for […]

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Main Sequence Flies Late to Win Sword Dancer

Flaxman Holdings’ Main Sequence recovered from a tardy start to rally in deep stretch, collaring pacesetter Imagining in the shadow of the wire to take the Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer at Saratoga on Sunday. O’Prado Ole was quickest away from the rail, but rescinded the lead to Imagining the first time down the stretch. […]

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Imagining Hoping to Rebound in Sword Dancer

The Phipps Stable is in the business of developing stakes horses, and if a horse shows promise, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has license to take all the time he needs to let that potential be realized. Imagining is such a horse. The son of Giant’s Causeway signaled his quality when second at 13-1 […]

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TCI: Turf divisions in spotlight at Arlington, Saratoga

Jon & Joel wrap up the 2-year-old stakes action from last weekend and preview the all-important Arlington Million Day program Saturday in Chicago, featuring a trio of key Grade 1s on the turf that are sure to have major Breeders’ Cup implications. Ed DeRosa is on location at Arlington to give his impressions, and the […]

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Telling, two-time Sword Dancer champ, retired

Telling, an 8-year-old by A.P. Indy, has been retired from racing after passing on the Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park last Saturday due to a suspensory issue.  Owner Alex Lieblong tells the Daily Racing Form he’s fielding stud duty offers for the back-to-back winner of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga (2009, 2010). […]

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Winchester, Grassy possible for Sword Dancer says Clement

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out reigning Champion Turf Male Gio Ponti in next Saturday’s Grade 1 Arlington Million at Arlington Park, also has a pair of live possibilities for the Grade 1, 1 ½-mile Sword Dancer run here at Saratoga Race Course on the same day with […]

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Veitch: Elliott Burch will be missed

There is no doubt trainer Elliott Burch will be missed by the Thoroughbred industry he loved so much. At 86, the great trainer of Sword Dancer, Arts and Letters and Fort Marcy is given a proper tribute by Michael Veitch of The Saratogian.

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Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch dies

Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch died Saturday at the age of 86. Burch trained for more than 30 years.  Three of his stakes winners were named Horse of the Year, including Sword Dancer in 1959.   Mr. Burch’s family distributed the following: Elliott Burch, 86 of Portsmouth, RI and formerly of Garden City, NY […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC HORSE SUPPLIES

While this weekend’s racing may not live up to the previous two in scope, there are still some strong racing experiences for fans and horseplayers to sink their teeth into. The highlight of this weekend’s racing is likely to be the Sword Dancer, a 12-furlong Grade 1 turf race at Saratoga. All eyes will be […]

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