Favored Sistercharlie Tops Brown Trifecta In Beverly D

For the fourth year in a row, trainer Chad Brown saddled the winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park. In fact, he sent out the top three finishers in the 2018 edition of the 1 3/16-mile turf contest. “It’s very rewarding for my staff and my owners and my mentor, I’m […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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Brown Quartet Seeks Trainer’s Fourth Consecutive Beverly D. Victory

Four appears to be the lucky number for trainer Chad Brown who sends a quartet of contenders for the 29th running of the Grade I $600,000 Beverly D. in search of his fourth consecutive victory in the 1 3/16-mile event for fillies and mares over the grass at Arlington International Racecourse. The winner of the Beverly D., […]

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Bloodlines: Diana Winner Sistercharlie Awash In Northern Dancer, Mr. Prospector Influences

Over lunch with John Clark at the Thoroughbred Club some years ago, the sage horse trader and pedigree reader gave me a pop quiz. When he asked, “What’s the most important nick in breeding?” I launched into an esoteric discourse on Nijinsky and Blushing Groom, the marvelous match of Buckpasser and Northern Dancer, and then […]

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Sistercharlie Nails Ultra Brat On The Wire In Diana

Peter Brant’s Sistercharlie earned her second Grade 1 win in the United States on Saturday, getting up in the final strides to out-finish Ultra Brat in the $500,000 Diana Stakes. The 4-year-old Myboycharlie filly got a masterful ride from Hall of Famer John Velazquez, utilizing his rail advantage and helping the filly dig deep at […]

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Brown Has Formidable Trio In Bid For Third Straight Diana Win

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown will hold a strong hand on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as he seeks his fourth training victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares on the grass with an accomplished trio of Sistercharlie, A Raving Beauty, and New Money Honey. The […]

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Good Magic Continues Haskell Preparations; Gronkowski Still Not Ready To Breeze

Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic continues to train forwardly ahead of his return in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on July 29 at Monmouth Park. The chestnut colt by Curlin most recently worked five furlongs in 1:00.86 over the Belmont main track on Saturday. “Good Magic is training well and breezed yesterday really well,” said trainer Chad Brown. Brown added […]

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Brown Calvacade Prepares For Saturday’s Stars & Stripes At Belmont

Fresh off a 1-2 finish in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday, trainer Chad Brown sent out a slew of turf workers Sunday morning at Belmont Park, some in preparation for Stars & Stripes Day on July 7 at Belmont. Brown’s contingent was led by Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational hopeful Analyze It, who breezed five furlongs in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Peter Brant ‘Happy To Be Back’ In The Game

Peter M. Brant had quite a run in Thoroughbred racing in the 1970s and ’80s. There were Eclipse Award winners like Waya in 1979 and Just a Game in 1980, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Belmont winner Swale – the champion 3-year-old he co-owned with Claiborne Farm – in 1984, and champion sprinter Gulch […]

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