Champion Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits Clash In G1 Forego

The Grade 1, $600,000 Forego will be the midway point of seven graded stakes races on the Travers Day program as a field of 10 will run seven furlongs hoping to gain a berth to Del Mar in early November as part of the “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series for the Grade […]

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Songbird Headlines Quartet Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races On Travers Undercard

The Travers may be the main attraction Saturday at Saratoga, but Fox Hill Farm’s two-time Eclipse award winner and surefire future Hall of Famer Songbird takes a backseat to no one and her greatness will be on display when she starts as a short-priced favorite in the $700,000 Personal Ensign at 1 1/8 miles. The […]

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Songbird Headed To Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Champion Songbird will be heading back to the Spa for the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Stakes, owner Rick Porter told drf.com on Sunday. The 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro will ship to Saratoga the week of the Grade 1, $700,000 race, which will be held at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. It is a […]

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‘A Million Reasons To Get Beat’: Drefong Fine After Eventful Bing Crosby

Thirty yards out of the gate, Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes went from high expectations to high anxiety. When 2016 Eclipse Award sprinter Drefong suddenly shot to the left at the gap where the chute meets the main track, sending Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith flying, the race was changed and so were the […]

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Ransom The Moon Avoids Trouble For Bing Crosby Win; Drefong Dropped Smith At Start

Jeffry Wilke and Agave Racing Stable’s Ransom The Moon was able to avoid the loose horse and subsequent trouble to win Saturday’s G1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/2 lengths, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint over the same course in November. Race favorite Drefong shied toward the gap […]

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Baffert: Tough Bing Crosby A Win And ‘Lay Down For A Week’

Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes is a “Win And You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge series qualifier for the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on November 4. Considering the quality and depth of the field of 10 – after the scratch Friday morning of Big Macher – and the effort that’s going to be required, the […]

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Drefong Reaparece Este Sábado Buscando Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Sprint

La última vez que vimos correr a Drefong fue en la Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) en Santa Anita, el pasado 5 de Noviembre. El hijo de Gio Ponti logró una lucida victoria, su quinta en seis salidas, y logró méritos suficientes para llevarse el Eclipse Award como Campeón Sprinter. Drefong reaparecerá finalmente este sábado 29 […]

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Champion Drefong Takes On 10 Challengers In Bing Crosby Stakes

What could be considered, until further notice, the Top 10-plus one fastest horses on the grounds were entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 72nd running of the Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes. The first Grade I event of the summer season, with five more to come, is contested at six furlongs, generally determines the meeting’s sprint […]

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Masochistic To Make 2017 Debut In Triple Bend

Star crossed Masochistic, who has by any measure, a most unusual lifetime resume, will make his 7-year-old debut going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes—his first start since being disqualified from second place purse money in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Fifth in his […]

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