Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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Wow Cat And Farrell Set For Rematch In G1 Beldame

Peter Brandt and Vendaval Stud’s Wow Cat leads a group of eight fillies and mares looking to test each other in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park. Wow Cat, a 4-year-old Chilean-bred filly by Lookin At Lucky, is trying to advance off her third-place finish in the Grade 1 […]

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Farrell Wires Shuvee To Earn Millionaire Status

Coffee Pot Stable’s homebred Farrell picked up her first victory since January with a wire-to-wire score in the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Farrell, with regular jockey Channing Hill aboard, broke from the outside post in the field of seven and quickly established control. […]

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Chilean Champion Wow Cat Makes North American Debut In Shuvee

Peter Brant and Stud Vendaval’s champion Chilean-bred Wow Cat will make her North American debut for trainer Chad Brown in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course. The 4-year-old Lookin At Lucky filly was undefeated in her native Chile, winning all eight of her career […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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Walsh Confident Honorable Duty In ‘Top Form’ Heading Into Stephen Foster

Honorable Duty joined a list of 55 horses that eventual Horse of the Year Gun Runner defeated in 2017 after finishing second in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances (GI) but trainer Brendan Walsh hopes the 6-year-old can redeem himself in Saturday’s 37th running of the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs. […]

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Farrell Leads Group Of Nine For Grade 2 Fleur De Lis

Coffeepot Stables multiple graded stakes winner Farrell leads a field of nine fillies and mares as the 119-pound high weight for Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap presented by Budweiser at Churchill Downs. For the fourth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup […]

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Salty Up The Rail For La Troienne Victory; Abel Tasman Fourth

Tracking the pacesetter Farrell up to the far turn in Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, Gary Barber, Chester Prince and Baccari Racing Stable’s Salty appeared to drop out of the contest. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione continued to save all the ground at the rail, however, and the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road re-rallied in the stretch […]

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Streamline Aims For Title Defense In Saturday’s Azeri

A well-matched field of eight, including defending champion Streamline, is entered in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Azeri, which goes as the ninth of 10 races, is 5:32 p.m. (Central). The Azeri is the final major local prep for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap […]

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