nijinsky stakes

Tiz A Slam Repeats In Nijinsky, Stretches Win Streak To Three

Chiefswood Stable’s Tiz a Slam was a repeat winner in the $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes after delivering a strong front-end performance on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. With Steven Bahen aboard, even-money favorite Tiz a Slam led most of the way in the Grade 2 event contested over 1-1/2 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course. […]

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Woodbine: Tiz A Slam Chases Back-To-Back Nijinsky Glory For Attfield

Tiz a Slam, last year’s Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes winner, heads into Sunday’s 1 ½-mile turf test at Woodbine on a two-race win streak for owner/breeder Chiefswood Stable. Trained by Hall of Famer Roger Attfield, Tiz a Slam, a five-year-old son of Tiznow, seeks his third consecutive stakes score and second straight Nijinsky crown. Last […]

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Tiz A Slam All The Way In Nijinsky

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Tiz a Slam lasted on the lead in the $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2) to score his second straight graded stakes win on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Overlooked at odds of 10-1, Tiz a Slam followed up his Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes victory over 1-1/4 miles on the Tapeta with another front-end […]

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Comebacking Mekhtaal Faces Brazilian Vettori Kin In Woodbine’s Nijinsky Stakes

European Group 1 stakes winner Mekhtaal will make his first start of the season in Sunday’s $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2), facing seven foes in the 11/2-mile task over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the 5-year-old son of Sea The Stars earned graded turf stakes wins […]

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Dragon Bay Translates Slow Pace Into Nijinsky Victory

Brent McLellan, Russell McLellan and owner/trainer Stuart Simon’s Dragon Bay set a mild pace in Saturday’s G2 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine, then held off the late challenge of heavily favored Can’thelpbelieving to win by about 1 1/2 lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Parading covered 1 1/4 miles on the firm turf in […]

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Up With The Birds Flies Last-To-First To Win Nijinsky Stakes

Sam-Son Farm captured it’s first graded stakes of the year on Sunday afternoon when its homebred Up With The Birds made a bold move down the stretch to win the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths. The 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic covered nine furlongs over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 1:49.18 under […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Tests For California Chrome, Songbird

Opening day at Saratoga has finally arrived! The weekend’s graded stakes action kicks off at the Spa on Friday afternoon with the G3 Schuylerville, a six-furlong sprint for 2-year-old fillies on the main track. Steve Asmussen’s Made Me Shiver was a first-out winner at Churchill and has drawn the morning-line favoritism here, with second choice […]

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Are You Kidding Me Earns Nijinsky Victory

Are You Kidding Me, confidently ridden by Alan Garcia, won his second graded stakes in succession with a brilliant stretch run to capture Sunday’s Grade 2 $209,600 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners and co-breeders Michael Riordan, Ron Kirk and John Bates, Are You Kidding Me arrived at the 1 1/8-mile […]

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Up With the Birds Could Head to Arlington Million Next

One of the most eye-catching performances in North America Saturday was that of Sam-Son Farm’s Up with the Birds in the Grade II Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine. The reigning Canadian Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male defeated a solid field of six turf males – all stakes winners, including Grade I Breeders’ Cup […]

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Up With the Birds Flies Home in Nijinsky

Sam-Son Farms’ homebred Up With the Birds rallied last-to-first to capture Saturday’s Grade 2 $236,400 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce and expertly ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva, Up With the Birds was in full flight for the stretch run to win going away. It was the second stakes win on the […]

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