Tapit Dominates Top Of Market On First Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The march of Gainesway’s cornerstone sire Tapit through the very highest points of the North American auction market continued on Monday during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, powered by the evening’s two most expensive offerings. The duo headlined a session that posted average and median sale prices well in excess […]

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Three More Days: Lake George, Schuylerville Kick Off Saratoga Opening Weekend

The 147th summer of thoroughbred racing at historic Saratoga Race Course gets underway on Friday with a 10-race card that includes the first two of 69 stakes worth a record $18.7 million during the 40-day meeting. Saratoga’s traditional opening day feature, the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies, is joined this year by the […]

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Spanish Queen Reigns Supreme In American Oaks

Emerging as one of the stars of the 3-year-old female turf division, Spanish Queen added another jewel to her crown with her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s $400,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. Sent off the odds-on favorite by bettors, Spanish Queen raced a comfortable third under jockey Brice Blanc behind pace-setting Feathered. […]

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Feathered Flies To Victory In Edgewood Stakes

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered made her turf debut a winning one when she led from the start to capture the G3 Edgewood Stakes by two lengths at Churchill Downs May 1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie, who had finished second to Take Charge Brandi in the […]

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Take Charge Brandi All Heart in Starlet Victory

Take Charge Brandi firmly stated her case for champion 2-year-old filly honors Saturday at Los Alamitos with a gritty wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Starlet Stakes. It was the third consecutive stakes victory for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner. Striding out confidently towards the lead under guidance from Victor Espinoza, the 6-5 […]

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Pletcher: Plans for Daredevil Undecided; Feathered to Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that both Grade 1 Champagne winner Daredevil and Feathered, third in the Grade 1 Frizette, exited their efforts in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races in good order. Plans for Daredevil, who was awarded a Beyer Speed Figure of 107 for the Champagne, and earned an all-fees-paid […]

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Juvenile Fillies: By the Moon Springs Upset in Muddy Frizette

Jay Em Ess Stable’s By the Moon took charge at the top of the stretch and held off a group of late challengers to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, stamping her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on October 31. The second-place finisher in the Grade 1 […]

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