La Verdad

La Verdad Will Tackle Males In Fall Highweight Handicap

In what could be the final start of her illustrious career, La Verdad will take on males for the second straight year in the Grade 3, $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack. A daughter of Yes It’s True out of the Hook and Ladder mare Noble Fire, La Verdad has won 16 […]

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La Verdad Eyes Possible Start In G2 Fall Highweight Against The Boys

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint runner-up La Verdad could take on males in the near future as her connections consider a possible start in the G2 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 26. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old mare, who was scheduled to be sold at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, has been retained […]

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Wavell Avenue Charges To Victory In Filly & Mare Sprint

In another exciting Breeders’ Cup stretch run, Wavell Avenue closed quickly down the lane to a 1 3/4 length victory in the Grade One $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday.  The 4-year-old daughter of Graded Stakes winner Harlington (by Unbridled) is trained by Chad Brown and was ridden by Joel Rosario. La Verdad […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A New York Love Story’

For Sheila Rosenblum, a summons for jury duty came at the worst possible time. Rosenblum had to explain to a New York court that the end of October was really not going to work for her. She was a little busy, she explained. She had a horse headed to the Breeders’ Cup in Central Kentucky. […]

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Clement ‘Delighted’ With Tonalist’s Saturday Breeze

A cadre of candidates for the Breeders’ Cup took to Belmont Park’s tracks Saturday morning, led by Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup victor Tonalist, who went six furlongs in 1:14 under exercise rider Lee Vickers in advance of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trainer Christophe Clement said he was “delighted” with the move, […]

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Palace, La Verdad Continue Breeders’ Cup Preparations At Belmont

Trainer Linda Rice’s Breeders’ Cup contingent is right on schedule for their respective year-end championship bids with multiple graded stakes winners Palace pointed to the TwinSpires Sprint and La Verdad taking aim at the Filly & Mare Sprint. Lady Sheila Stable’s La Verdad, unbeaten in five starts this year, including Grade 2 victories in the […]

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Stars Set To Shine At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 189 selected offerings for The November Sale, its premier mixed sale to be held in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, November 1st. The single-session sale will begin at 4 pm. “Our November Sale has a worldwide reputation for offering premium quality, and once again our consignors have supported us with the very best,” […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: No Ordinary Joe

Big Blue Kitten’s tenacious three-quarter length victory in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park was the third graded stakes win of the year for the son of Kitten’s Joy. Aboard for all of the 7-year-old’s starts this season has been ‘Jersey’ Joe Bravo, who is having a banner year. The New […]

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La Verdad Wire To Wire To Win Gallant Bloom

Speedy La Verdad broke quickly and went on well from there, holding off a late-closing Wavell Avenue for a front-running victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. Room for Me was an early presence on her outside as La Verdad ran the first quarter in :22.76 and the half-mile […]

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