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Breeders’ Cup Winner Twilight Gleaming Tops Cast For Coronation Cup On The Saratoga Turf

Stonestreet Stables’ Twilight Gleaming made an impression across multiple continents as a 2-year-old last year, culminating in a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2), and will make her Saratoga Race Course debut in Friday’s $150,000 Coronation Cup for sophomore fillies. The race is set for 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon turf […]

Classic Causeway A Rousing Success In Turf Debut With All-The-Way Win In Belmont Derby

Classic Causeway earned multiple graded stakes wins on dirt in his eight-race career before trainer Ken McPeek entered him against top-caliber divisional competition for his turf debut in the $1 million Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational (G1). But the son of Giant’s Causeway took to the new surface immediately, surging to the front as a 26-1 […]

McKulick Overhauls With The Moonlight To Take Belmont Oaks Invitational

Klaravich Stables’ McKulick had been knocking on the door for her first graded stakes win with three placings in three attempts before breaking through Saturday when overtaking With The Moonlight in the stretch and powering home a 1 3/4-length winner in the $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1). The British-bred McKulick gave trainer Chad Brown his […]

Champion Echo Zulu, Coming Off Lone Defeat, Has Four Rivals In Acorn

Breeders’ Cup winner and reigning Eclipse Award Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Echo Zulu will look to recapture the dominant form she displayed in her first five starts when cutting back to a one-turn mile in the Grade 1, $500,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Acorn […]

Defending Champ Lone Rock Faces Pletcher Trio In Brooklyn

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a trio of contenders looking to navigate a full lap around Belmont Park’s Big Sandy and thwart Lone Rock’s repeat bid in the 133rd running of the 1 1/2-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Day. First Constitution, Portos and […]

Grade 1 Winner Bella Sofia Makes 2022 Debut In Saturday’s Vagrancy

Bella Sofia will make her anticipated 4-year-old debut in a familiar place, returning to the track where she broke her maiden last year when competing as part of a five-horse field in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Vagrancy for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs on Belmont Park’s main track. The 72nd […]

Tagg To Saddle Doswell In Attempt To Thwart Brown’s Stranglehold On Fort Marcy

Joseph Allen’s Doswell, fresh off a three-month respite, will look to parlay his freshening into additional stakes glory while simultaneously thwarting trainer Chad Brown’s quest for a fifth straight victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Fort Marcy for 4-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles on Belmont Park’s inner turf course. Brown, a four-time Eclipse […]

Nostalgic Upstages Front-Running Favorite In Convincing Gazelle Win

Godolphin Stable’s homebred Nostalgic challenged pacesetter and even-money favorite Venti Valentine before surging up the rail in the final furlong and posting a 1 1/4-length victory Saturday in the $250,000 Gazelle (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack. Nostalgic, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Jose Ortiz, completed the stretch-drive rally to win her […]