The fields are set for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 5. First post is 3:15 pm (Central) for card which will feature nine stakes, highlighted by the running of the $ 60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds will be contested on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth ...Read More »
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Stronach Stable’s Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena has settled in at Jimmy Jerkens’ Saratoga barn in good order and is likely to make her Spa debut in the Grade 1, $ 600,000 Alabama on August 19, her trainer said on Friday morning. Jerkens added that the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly is expected to work in the coming days. Last Saturday, she ...Read More »
California Chrome captured the 2016 TVG Pacific Classic. Beholder, the 2015 winner, finished second The 27th running of the $ 1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network, it has been announced. The Grade I mile and one-quarter for 3-year-olds and up, captured last year ...Read More »
Led by Grade 1 Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Exaggerator and the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Creator and Destin, a total of 22 3-year-olds were nominated to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $ 1.25 million Travers on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Exaggerator, who as a 2-year-old won the Grade 2 Saratoga Special ...Read More »
Trainer Chad Brown reported that the undefeated Lady Eli is right on course for her expected return in the Grade 2, $ 400,000 Ballston Spa on August 27 at Saratoga following a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning. Under regular exercise rider Walter Malasquez, Lady Eli worked over the Oklahoma turf course in company with Grade 1 Beverly D.-bound Sea Calisi, with ...Read More »