philip h. iselin stakes

West Virginia Wonder Runnin’toluvya Goes For 11th Straight In Iselin At Monmouth

Trainer Timothy Grams has only raced Runnin’toluvya once outside of West Virginia – and that was three years ago – but based on the 5-year-old gelding’s recent form spree he feels it’s time to try again. That’s why Runnin’toluvya, the Winx of West Virginia, will put his 10-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s […]

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Harlan Punch KO’s Iselin Foes At Monmouth Park

Harlan Punch made short work of three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park, taking command at the start and never being seriously threatened en route to a 5 1/4-length victory under Joe Bravo. Owned and trained by David Jacobson, the 5-year-old gelded son of Harlan’s Holiday out of Indy […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On The Spa

A total of six Grade 1 races highlight Saturday’s card at Saratoga, four of which are listed as Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Races for this fall at Santa Anita. Highlighting the card is the Travers Stakes with a full field of 14 scheduled to make the gate, and following that race will […]

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Valid Back To Winning Ways With Iselin Score

After two straight losses to Bradester, Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid got redemption with a cruising victory over his rival in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park. It was the 5-year-old gelding’s first victory since winning the G3 Fred Hooper at Gulfstream in February. Trained by Marcus Vitali, Valid is now […]

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Balance of Power Steps Up in Iselin

Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson’s Balance of Power sat last through the early stages before angling out for the drive and wearing down Pants on Fire in the final strides to take the Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 13,256. Jockey Chuck C. Lopez and Balance […]

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Last Gunfighter Gets the Last Laugh in Iselin

After a thrilling stretch duel before 14,006 on track Sunday, John D. Gunther’s Last Gunfighter wore down San Pablo to capture the $150,000 Iselin Stakes by a head at Monmouth Park. Trained by Chad Brown, Last Gunfighter moved wide around the far turn to engage San Pablo, who pressed the early pace. With San Pablo […]

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Where’s Sterling shines in Iselin

Where’s Sterling won the Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park by a length over Southern Ridge. Ponzi Scheme finished third. Where’s Sterling, a 4-year-old son of Northern Afleet, is trained by Nick Canani and was ridden to victory by Paco Lopez. Running time for the mile and one-eighth was 1:48.2. Where’s Sterling […]

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