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Caramel Swirl Elevated To Gallant Bloom Win Via Double DQ, Caps Graded Double For Godolphin

Godolphin’s Kentucky homebred Caramel Swirl was third past the wire but landed in the winner’s circle regardless following a double disqualification in Sunday’s $250,000 Gallant Bloom (G1), a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Bill Mott and piloted by Junior Alvarado, Caramel Swirl, the 4-5 mutuel […]

BC Dirt Mile Setup: Cody’s Wish Back To Winner’s Circle With Vosburgh Victory

Godolphin’s Kentucky homebred Cody’s Wish overcame a hesitant beginning and the stubborn pacesetter Accretive to capture Sunday’s $250,000 Vosburgh (G2), a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and piloted by Junior Alvarado, the victory provided the 5-year-old Curlin bay a “Win and […]

‘More Seasoned’ Beguine Chasing Graded Breakthrough In Gallant Bloom

Charles T. Matses’ Kentucky homebred Beguine returns to New York from a two-month respite for Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Gallant Bloom, a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up, at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Ned Allard, the 4-year-old Gun Runner chestnut has made two previous outings at Aqueduct Racetrack, […]

Eternal Hope Rallies Late For Jockey Club Oaks Win

Godolphin’s Irish homebred Eternal Hope, patiently handled by Jamie Spencer, arrived in the final jumps to capture Saturday’s $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Jockey Club Oaks Invitational (G3), an 11-furlong inner turf test for sophomore fillies at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the Teofilo chestnut rallied wide from last-of-7 as the even-money favorite to […]

Nutella Fella Powers From Last To Spring 54-1 Hopeful Upset

Trainer Gary Contessa, who sent out 21-1 maiden Becky’s Joker to capture the Schuylerville (G3) on opening day at Saratoga, successfully bookended the meet Monday when Bell Gable Stable’s Nutella Fella rallied to a 54-1 upset under Junior Alvarado to capture closing day’s 300,000 Hopeful (G1), a seven-furlong sprint for juveniles. The Runhappy colt, previously […]

Parnac Romps Gate To Wire In Flower Bowl, Earns BC Filly & Mare Turf Berth

West Point Thoroughbreds and Dream With Me Stable’s Parnac made the grade with a gate-to-wire performance to hold off Grade 1 winner McKulick in Saturday’s $500,000 Flower Bowl (G2), an 11-furlong inner turf test for older fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course. In victory, the 4-year-old French-bred daughter of Zarak, trained by Christophe Clement […]

Timberlake Has 10 Juvenile Rivals In Saratoga’s Closing Day Hopeful

Siena Farm and WinStar Farm’s Timberlake will look to stand out amongst a talented field of 11 juveniles in the 119th running of the seven-furlong Grade 1 $300,000 Hopeful on Monday’s closing day card at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by dual Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox, the Into Mischief colt enters […]

‘Big, Rangy’ Jersey Pearl Ready To Shine In Saturday’s Prioress

Silverton Hill’s Jersey Pearl will look to secure her first career stakes win in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress, a six-furlong sprint for sophomore fillies, at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Darrin Miller, the Bee Jersey chestnut was freshened after a brief winter campaign at Turfway Park that included a third-place finish in the Gowell […]

Echo Zulu Outruns Goodnight Olive In Ballerina Showdown Of Champions

L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Echo Zulu outdueled the reigning champion female sprinter Goodnight Olive and drew off to a 2 1/2-length score in Saturday’s Ballerina Handicap (G1), a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and piloted by Florent Geroux, the 4-year-old […]