Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes

Spiced Perfection Overcomes Stumbling Start For TCA Victory

Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Peter Deutsch’s California-bred Spiced Perfection (4-1) put in an athletic performance to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, overcoming a bad stumble at the start, closing from last and holding off the challenge of Dawn the Destroyer to win by a head on the wire. The 4-year-old […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Chalon ‘Peaking Now’ For Delacour

Lael Stables’ Chalon, a Laurel Park stakes winner in her 4-year-old debut this spring, breezed Saturday morning ahead of her next engagement in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) Nov. 3. Chalon went five furlongs in 1:01.80 over the all-weather track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., where […]

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Golden Mischief Survives Objection In Thoroughbred Club Of America

Juddmonte’s Golden Mischief was very quick into stride in Saturday’s G2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, but settled off the pace and rallied in the stretch in order to get the victory. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, sent off at odds of 9-2 under jockey Florent Geroux, covered six furlongs on Keeneland’s fast main […]

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Juvenile: Full Field Breeders’ Futurity Headlines Shadwell Mile Undercard

The $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity offers an important two-turn prep for the Juvenile and it’s no surprise the 1 1/16-mile test is expected to attract a full field of 14, with Walking L Thoroughbreds’ CAIRO CAT potentially going favored. The 2-year-old son of Cairo Prince already qualified for the Juvenile when he won Churchill Downs’ […]

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‘She Can Do Anything’: Torrent Tunes Up For ‘Win And You’re In’ At Keeneland

Westrock Stables’ Torrent, third in last year’s Lexus Raven Run (G2) in her most recent Keeneland start, worked a half-mile in :47.80 over a fast track Mondaymorning for trainer Ron Moquett. Working solo, Torrent produced fractions of :12.20, :23.40, :35.60 and out 5 furlongs in 1:00.60. “She likes this track and seems very relaxed here,” Moquett said […]

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Finely’sluckycharm Finishes The Job In Thoroughbred Club Of America Stakes

Carl Moore Management’s Finley’sluckycharm was a determined winner of Saturday’s G2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint next month at Del Mar. A 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, 4-5 favorite Finley’sluckycharm was between horses down the backstretch, forced wide on the turn but rallied […]

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Irish Jasper’s Thoroughbred Club of America Win A Milestone For Farish

Irish Jasper won an all expenses paid entry to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the First Defense filly’s co-owner William S. Farish earned a coveted Keeneland Bowl when the Chad Brown-trained 4-year-old rallied up the rail to win the Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Keeneland […]

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Fioretti Springs Upset In TCA Stakes

Fioretti came home strongly Saturday at Keeneland for a 17-1 victory over Heykittykittykitty and reigning female sprint champion Judy the Beauty in the Grade 2, $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes. It was the first graded stakes win for the pair of 5-year-old Fioretti and her jockey, Sophie Doyle. She is owned by Two Hearts […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Leigh Court Takes Command in TCA Stakes

Making an eye-catching move around the far turn, Melnyk Racing Stables’ Leigh Court kicked clear late to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday. Coming on for second was Southern Honey; Stonetastic, coming off an 8 1/2-lengths victory in the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes in August, […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Judy the Beauty Denies Groupie Doll Second TCA

Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Judy the Beauty sat off the early pace set by Gypsy Robin and just behind Groupie Doll in the TCA. Leaving the far turn, Groupie Doll moved three wide at Gypsy Robin and Livi Makenzie with Judy the Beauty right on her flank. Judy the Beauty, ridden by John […]

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