United Nations Stakes

‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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Hunter O’Riley Circles Field In United Nations

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley was able to run down Zulu Alpha in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, earning his first top-level score at the age of six. The gelded son of Tiz Wonderful, ridden by Paco Lopez for trainer Jimmy Toner, covered 1 3/8 miles over Monmouth […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot, United Nations

This weekend features the conclusion of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting as well as top-level action stateside at Monmouth Park with the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes. Though not a graded stakes, the 120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs boasts a field overflowing in quality as Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief faces off against […]

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Brown, Maker Come Loaded For More Success In United Nations At Monmouth

Trainers Chad Brown and Michael Maker, who have accounted for the last two winners of the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., have each entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s 66th edition of the Grade 1 grass race. The United Nations, for 3-year-olds-and-up at a mile and three-eighths on […]

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Champion World Approval Retired, To Reside At Breeder’s Live Oak Stud

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred World Approval, Eclipse Champion Turf Horse of 2017 and winner of that year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing. The gelded 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet is the last foal produced from the blue hen mare Win Approval. He is a half-brother to Champion Turf […]

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First Grade 1 Win Catapults Gallardo To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the United Nations (G1) aboard the longest shot in the field, Antonio Gallardo earned his first Grade 1 victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 25 – July 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of […]

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Brown Longshot Funtastic Leads Gate-To-Wire In United Nations

Three Chimneys Farm’s Funtastic surprised at 23-1 in Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, leading the field of nine from gate-to-wire under Antonio Gallardo. A 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, Funtastic was the longest odds of the four Chad Brown trainees in the race. He held off favored stablemate Money Multiplier by a half-length […]

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One Go All Go ‘Likes The Competition,’ Ready For United Nations Challenge

Trainer Charles “Scooter” Dickey has not been bashful about testing One Go All Go against the best turf competition available since he took over as the sturdy gelding’s conditioner nine races ago. So the presence of four horses trained by Chad Brown and two by Mike Maker – 1-2 in turf earnings nationally a year […]

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Maker-Trained Bigger Picture Aims For Repeat In United Nations

Almost a full year later, trainer Michael Maker still has his doubts when he watches the replay of the 2017 United Nations Stakes that Bigger Picture will find a way to get through on the rail to win the Grade 1 race. “I still wonder how he got there,” said Maker. “Let’s just say there […]

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