Alydar Stakes

Tom’s D’Etat ‘Confirmed’ For Step Back Up In Class In Woodward

Returning to the workout tab on Saturday for his first breeze since winning the Alydar on August 2, G M B Racing’s multiple graded-stakes placed runner Tom’s d’Etat completed four furlongs in 50.24 seconds at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The 6-year-old sired by Smart Strike picked up his first victory of the year […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Alydar

Scoring his second career stakes victory, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat laid right off a fast pace, made a two-wide move coming around the far turn and glided home to victory in Friday’s $100,000 Alydar in hand under jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga Race Course. The lightly-raced 6-year-old son of Smart Strike, who won […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Gets Class Relief In Friday’s Alydar

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat leads a talented field of nine for Friday’s $100,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for 4-year-olds and up on the main track, to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Al Stall, Jr., the 6-year-old Smart Strike horse boasts a record of 6-2-1 from 12 […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Patch, Outplay Looking To Rebound In Sunday’s Alydar

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by a pair of runners as he seeks his third victory in the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 milesĀ on Sunday at Saratoga. Calumet Farm’s homebredĀ Patch, the bay Union Rags colt who became famous on the 2017 Triple Crown trail for his uncommonly cycloptic vision, will carry the banner from […]

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Mohaymen Scheduled For Return To Kentucky After Colt Was Eased In Alydar

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Monday that Mohaymen will travel to Shadwell Farm in Kentucky in the upcoming days as his owner, Shadwell Stable, decides his future. The 4-year-old son of Tapit returned to the dirt in Sunday’s $100,000 Alydar at Saratoga, where he finished last in the five-horse field after being eased to the wire […]

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Bay Of Plenty Cruises To Front-Running Alydar Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Bay of Plenty took command early and left his competition behind, winning comfortably in Sunday’s $100,000 Alydar Stakes at Saratoga. Favored Palace Malice, midpack early, made a strong move on the far turn but wound up finishing fourth. Guided to the early lead by jockey Joel Rosario, Bay of Plenty ran the first […]

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Alpha Back From ‘Freshening’ in Alydar Stakes

Godolphin Racing’s Alpha, whose biggest victories have come at Saratoga, returns from a six-month layoff in Sunday’s $100,000 Alydar for older horses going 1 1/8 miles on the main track. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the 5-year-old son of champion Bernardini has not raced since running fifth while trying turf for the first time in the […]

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