With Anticipation Stakes

‘Hopefully He Takes Us To The Breeders’ Cup’: Fighting Seabee Wins With Anticipation

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ Fighting Seabee was prominent throughout to capture Wednesday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf route for juveniles at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Ken McPeek, the Summer Front bay was sharp out of the gate under Brian Hernandez, Jr. to lead the field of […]

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Eight Juveniles Line Up For Black Type In Saratoga’s With Anticipation

Field Pass and Our Country, both coming off maiden wins at the track and distance, head a field of eight set to line up for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course. The 15th running of the With Anticipation for 2-year-olds scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course serves […]

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Opry Breaks Maiden In Grand Fashion With Grade 3 With Anticipation

Opry rallied from last in the stretch before closing strong from the outside in the final furlong for an impressive maiden-breaking effort Wednesday in the Grade 3 With Anticipation for juveniles at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Gaillardia Stable and Cheyenne Stables, Opry broke last in a six-horse field as Joyful Heart went to the […]

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Remsen Winner Catholic Boy Pointed To Florida Derby

Grade 2 Remsen Stakes winner Catholic Boy is being pointed for the Florida Derby on March 31 at Gulfstream Park, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of More Than Ready was most recently second in the G3 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. “Timing-wise it’s the best, and everybody on the team seems to agree,” […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Catholic Boy’s Victory Brings Young Trainer Thomas Full Circle

No one could blame Jonathan Thomas, 37, if he had been jumping for joy as the Grade 3 With Anticipation field entered the stretch at Saratoga on Aug. 30. After a bumpy exit from the starting gate, Thomas trainee Catholic Boy found a gap in traffic and inched steadily to victory through the final sixteenth […]

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Catholic Boy Springs With Anticipation Upset, Gives Thomas First Graded Stakes Win As Trainer

Catholic Boy navigated a tough break and late traffic to win the Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Wednesday, giving Jonathan Thomas his first graded stakes win as trainer. Jockey Manuel Franco kept the colt tucked along the inside rail in mid-pack for much of the 1 1/16-mile contest after being bumped at the start, […]

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Serena’s Song Grandson Made You Look Takes With Anticipation

Made You Look, a More Than Ready colt racing for Let’s Go Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, rallied up the rail in the stretch under Javier Castellano to win Wednesday’s Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his fifth win in the turf stakes for 2-year-olds in the last nine years. […]

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Juveniles Stretch Out In Wednesday’s With Anticipation At The Spa

The up-and-coming trainers Arnaud Delacour and Tom Morley saddled veteran sprinters A.P. Indian and Haveyougoneaway to Grade 1 “Win And You’re In” glory in the Priority One Jets Forego and the Ballerina on Travers Day, and will try their touch with juveniles going long on the lawn in Wednesday’s Grade 2 With Anticipation at Saratoga […]

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Azar Rallies Late To Capture With Anticipation Stakes

Azar broke his maiden with style on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course, angling out in mid-stretch and going on to a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the turf. Enjoying a ground-saving trip under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, Azar was content to settle just behind Next Shares […]

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Startup Nation Cruises to Victory in With Anticipation

 Three weeks after debuting with a professional maiden victory, Startup Nation returned to Saratoga Race Course with an even more impressive encore. Making just his second start and first in open company, the 2-year-old New York-bred colt rallied from last to first with a powerful move around the far turn and cruised to a 4 […]

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