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‘I Haven’t Put Much Thought Into That Yet’: Brown Unsure Of Next Start For ‘Win & You’re In’ Flower Bowl Winner Virginia Joy

Peter Brant’s Virginia Joy scored the fourth group/graded victory of her career on Saturday in the Flower Bowl (G2) for older fillies and mares traveling 1 3/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course. The front-running effort garnered a career second-best 98 Beyer Speed Figure. Trained by four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, Virginia Joy provided her […]

Pletcher-Trained Saranac Winner Annapolis Aimed For Keeneland’s Turf Mile; JCGC Quartet Pointed To Breeders’ Cup

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher said Bass Racing’s homebred Annapolis is eyeing the $1 million Coolmore Turf Mile (G1) against older runners October 8 at Keeneland after posting an easy victory in Saratoga’s Saranac (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on turf for sophomores Saturday. Annapolis, a dual graded stakes winner, registered a 96 Beyer […]

‘What About Flightline?’ Breeders’ Cup Classic Still Target For Jockey Club Gold Cup Victor Olympiad; War Like Goddess To Train Up To Breeders’ Cup

Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable and LNJ Foxwoods’ Olympiad surpassed the $2 million mark in purse earnings with a prominent two-length score in Saturday’s Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and piloted by regular rider Junior Alvarado, the 4-year-old Speightstown colt subsequently garnered a 105 Beyer […]

Owner Mike Ryan ‘Very Impressed’ As Be Your Best Announces Breeders’ Cup Potential

As a bloodstock agent, Mike Ryan has selected multiple prominent racehorses over the years, including Breeders’ Cup winners and Eclipse Award champions. But the Irishman now appears poised to experience the thrill of high caliber success as an owner with Be Your Best, an impressive winner of Thursday’s $150,000 P.G. Johnson at Saratoga Race Course. Bred […]

‘Class Filly’: Justify Daughter Just Cindy Ready For Top Effort In Spinaway

Clarkland Farm’s Kentucky homebred Just Cindy will look to keep her perfect record intact in Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway, a seven-furlong sprint for juvenile fillies at Saratoga. Trained by Eddie Kenneally, Just Cindy graduated on debut in June sprinting 5 1/2-furlongs at Churchill Downs ahead of a 2 1/4-length score last out in the six-furlong Grade […]

Lukas Will Send Naughty Gal Against Nine Rivals In Sunday’s Spinaway

Holy Cow Stable’s graded stakes winner Naughty Gal headlines a talented field of 10 juvenile fillies in Sunday’s 131st running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway, part of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Dozen qualifying incentive on the road to the Breeders’ Cup in November at Keeneland, at Saratoga Race Course. The seven-furlong main track sprint […]

Antonio Fresu To Make North American Debut With Familiar Partner Meraas

Maitha Salem Mohammed Belobaida Alsuwaidi’s Group 3-winning sprinter Meraas and his Group 1-winning rider Antonio Fresu will make their North American debuts on Saturday at Saratoga in Race 7, a six-furlong optional-claimer for 3-year-olds and upward. “I’m really looking forward to riding for the first time in the U.S. Obviously, Saratoga has a lot of […]

First Captain Giving West Point ‘A Lot Of Confidence’ Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

West Point Thoroughbreds, fresh off their 1,000th career victory as a syndicate, has even more to look forward to Saturday with three live contenders in $1 million stakes, including dual graded stakes winner First Captain, who will seek his first Grade 1 victory in the 10-furlong Jockey Club Gold Cup for 3-year-olds and up at […]