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Be Your Best Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Miss Grillo

Michael J. Ryan’s Irish homebred Be Your Best will vie for her second stakes score and first at the graded level for trainer Horacio De Paz in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for juvenile fillies, at the Belmont at the Big A fall meet. The Miss Grillo is […]

Irad Ortiz Earns Fourth Saratoga Riding Title, Brown Leads Trainers For Fifth Time

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. earned the Angel Cordero, Jr. Award as the leading rider at Saratoga Race Course for the fourth time, finishing with 55 wins to top Luis Saez and Flavien Prat, who tied for second with 40 wins each. Joel Rosario finished fourth with 39 wins. Ortiz has now earned 20 riding titles […]

Sanford Winner Mo Strike Returns For Monday’s Hopeful

Nasser Bin Omairah’s undefeated Mo Strike will vie for his second graded stakes win of the meet in Monday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Hopeful for juveniles sprinting seven furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox, Mo Strike was last seen defeating a 12-horse field in the Grade 3 Sanford on […]

Epicenter Dominates Fellow 3YOs With Open-Lengths Travers Win, Proves Place Atop Division

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Epicenter, who came up just shy of Grade 1 glory twice this spring in the Triple Crown series, secured both his first top-level victory and a place at the top of the sophomore division with an emphatic 5 1/4-length victory under Joel Rosario in the 153rd renewal of the $1.25-million Runhappy Travers (G1) […]

Jack Christopher Back To Sprint Distance In Saturday’s Allen Jerkens

Jim Bakke, Gerald Isbister, Coolmore Stud and Peter Brant’s Jack Christopher, who suffered his first loss last out in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on July 23 at Monmouth Park, will return to the sprint distance in search of a third Grade 1 triumph in Saturday’s $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial, a seven-furlong sprint for […]

Clairiere Streaks Into Personal Ensign For Another Matchup With Malathaat

This spring, Stonestreet Stables’ multiple Grade 1-winner Clairiere was an underdog when facing reigning Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Malathaat, never having finished ahead of her in four matchups last year. But this year, Clairiere has gotten the better of her familiar rival twice and will look to do so once again in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 […]

Game To The Wire: Caravel Repels All Challengers To Land Smart N Fancy At Saratoga

A good break and a clean trip made the difference on Saturday for multiple graded stakes-winner Caravel, who pounced from off the pace to win the $150,000 Smart N Fancy, a 5 1/2-furlong Mellon turf sprint for older fillies and mares, at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by two-time Eclipse Award-winner Brad Cox, Caravel improved from […]