Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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G1-Winning Millionaire Taris Sold, Retired

G1-winning millionaire Taris has been sold privately and retired from racing, owner Craig Bernick told the Daily Racing Form Friday. Winner of this spring’s G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs, Taris will be bred to Curlin in 2017. That start in May was her most recent; the 5-year-old daughter of Flatter had returned to training […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Headlines Solid Vanity Field

It’s a big weekend of racing one week prior to the Belmont Stakes, with dual Grade 1 events featured on the card at Santa Anita Saturday. The action kicks off with the G3 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Saturday afternoon, in which 3-year-olds will contest a mile and an eighth on the turf. Camelot Kitten […]

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Clash Of The Titans: Beholder, Stellar Wind, Taris Set For G1 Vanity Mile

With a Hall of Fame resume that already places her among racing’s all-time great distaffers, B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder heads an outstanding field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita. Among those joining the three-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder are last year’s […]

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Tara’s Tango’s New Blinkers Make The Difference In Santa Margarita

Racing with blinkers on for the first time in her life, Stonestreet Stables’ Tara’s Tango pounced from just off the pace to win the Grade 1 Santa Margarita by a length Saturday at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song captured the 1 1/8 mile distance in 1:50.44 over the fast main track for […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Rebel Circus

All eyes will be on Oaklawn Park this Saturday as a competitive field of 14 gets set to tackle the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The $900,000 race, won by Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah last year, offers 50 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Also on Oaklawn’s 11-race card are […]

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Penwith Heads West To Take On Taris, Tara’s Tango In Santa Margarita

Sharp local stakes winners Taris and Tara’s Tango take on eastern invader Penwith as a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares will contest the 79th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles this Saturday at Santa Anita. First run in 1935, the prestigious Santa Margarita has been […]

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Taris Stretches Out Handily In La Canada

Favored Taris made short work of her competition in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita, as she took command mid-way around the far turn under Gary Stevens and cruised to a 5 ΒΌ length victory while getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.38. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by […]

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Birdatthewire Takes On Six Rivals In G2 La Canada Stakes

Formerly trained by Dale Romans, Birdatthewire, fresh off an upset win going seven furlongs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, heads a field of seven older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, Birdatthewire, who is […]

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