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‘Yesterday Was The Best Win We’ve Ever Had’: Casa Creed Provides Connections With Meaningful Victory In Fourstardave

After owning Thoroughbreds for nearly two decades, Lee Einsidler of LRE Racing secured what he considers to be his best victory to date with Casa Creed in Fourstardave (G1) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, a “Win And You’re In” qualifier for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Keeneland. Casa Creed squared off against multiple […]

‘She Looks Terrific’: Nest Pleases Pletcher With Saturday Breeze Toward Alabama

Dual Grade 1 winner Nest, previously under consideration or the Runhappy Travers (G1), breezed Saturday at Saratoga in preparation or the $600,000 Alabama on August 20, completing a half-mile in :50.60 in company with debut maiden winner Up to the Mark [:50.02]. “I thought she did very well. [She] went a little bit easy the […]

Green Hoping For Ultimate ‘Jackpot’ With Promising Juvenile Gulfport

Owner Terry Green of Jackpot Farm has spent the past several decades in the casino business, having been a driving force in expanded gaming legislation in his native state of Mississippi. On Saturday, Green will hope to hit a different kind of jackpot when ultra-talented 2-year-old Gulfport seeks his first graded stakes victory in the […]

Maple Leaf Mel A Sentimental Debut Winner For Englehart

When two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells was mulling over names for a 2-year-old New York-bred Cross Traffic filly that he had just purchased for $150,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in May, he suggested to trainer Jeremiah Englehart that the filly be named for his longtime assistant Melanie Giddings. Three months […]

Regal Glory Prepares To Take On Male Rivals In Fourstardave

After beating some of the best in her division in three starts this year, Peter Brant’s Regal Glory will face males for the first time in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. The one-mile turf test is a Breeders’ Cup “Win And You’re In” qualifier, offering the winner […]

Pletcher: Whitney Winner Life Is Good Possible For Woodward, Breeders’ Cup Classic

When CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm’s Life Is Good crossed the finish line two lengths the best in Saturday’s 95th running of the, $1 million Whitney (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, it marked the fourth time Hall of Fame conditioner Todd Pletcher was awarded the trophy for the historic nine-furlong event for older horses. Looking […]

‘We’ll See’: Matareya’s Next Start TBD After Third As Test Stakes Favorite

While conditioner Brad Cox went into the Longines Test (G1) with full confidence in his post-time favorite, Matareya, he was by no means dejected after the Pioneerof the Nile filly was handed her first loss of the year when third in Saturday’s seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course. “It was unfortunate, but […]

Golden Pal, Chi Town Lady Have Sights On Breeders’ Cup Following Tactics-Changing Graded Stakes Wins At Saratoga

Trainer Wesley Ward changed tactics with Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Westberg’s Golden Pal, and Castleton Lyons’ Chi Town Lady for their respective stakes engagements and was rewarded with meaningful victories from both horses this weekend. Ultra-talented turf sprinter Golden Pal captured Friday’s 5 1/2-furlong $300,000 Troy (G3) at Saratoga Race Course, […]

Art Collector To Target Charles Town Classic After Easy Alydar Score

Bruce Lunsford’s Kentucky homebred Art Collector returned from a five-month layoff in style, garnering a 101 Beyer Speed Figure while defending his title in the $135,000 Alydar at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the 5-year-old Bernardini horse entered the restricted nine-furlong test for older horses from an off-the-board effort over […]