alabama

Dunbar Road Skips Over The Slop For Alabama Triumph

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road proved a deserving 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s rendition of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, skipping over a sloppy Saratoga course after the rain delay to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown for third third win on the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

Highlighted by a highly competitive renewal of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s Saturday racing program will feature four other graded stakes on the 11-race card – the first time the track has run that many black type features on one program. TVG’s coverage from Del Mar will start with the first post at […]

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She’s A Julie Launches Determined Bid To Capture La Troienne

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Madaket Stables, and Tim and Anna Cambron’s She’s A Julie had her work cut out for her in the stretch of Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, but was able to run down the erratically-moving Secret Spice to win by about a half-length on the wire. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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Chamois Retired To Flying P Ranch In Alabama

Chamois, a multiple stakes winner of $353,914, has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Flying P Ranch in Hope Hull, Ala. A son of two-time leading sire Smart Strike out of Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes producer Meridiana [GER], Chamois will stand for $2,000, with special consideration to approved mares. […]

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Alabama-Bred Buggin Out Takes Magic City Classic For Fifth Consecutive Year

For five years in a row, Dennis Murphy’s Buggin Out ($3.60, $2.40 and $2.20) has scored a victory in the $50,000 Magic City Classic, a one mile event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Alabama-breds. Guided to victory by jockey Corey Lanerie and trained by Ronnie Ward, the 7-year-old son of Indy was wide […]

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‘Quality Filly’ Midnight Bisou Gets A First Look At Parx Track

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou got her first look at Parx’s main track and paddock on Friday morning just a day before she tries to capture her second Grade 1 victory this year in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. The 3-year-old filly by Midnight Lute enters off […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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Eskimo Kisses Up The Rail To Surprise With Dominating Alabama Victory

Gainesway Stable, Harold Lerner, Andrew Rosen, Nehoc Racing and Magdalena Racing’s Eskimo Kisses provided bettors with a 9-1 surprise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, sneaking up the rail and kicking clear in the lane to win by 6 1/2 lengths. Jockey Jose Ortiz, who won last year’s Alabama aboard Elate, followed the instructions of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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Saratoga’s Saturday Card Features $40,534 Pick 6 Carryover

There will be a Pick 6 carryover of $40,534 into on Saturday’s card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring the Grade 2, $300,000 Lake Placid and the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama. Only one post-time favorite proved victorious in Friday’s sequence, as Pauseforthecause (No. 1X) prevailed in Race 6 by 6 ¼ lengths to return $3.80. Frosted Ice (No. 5, $13) […]

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