Tag Archives: Cotillion

Unique Bella ‘Doing Very Well’; Long-Term Goal Could Be Sept. 23 Cotillion

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade III, $ 100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Don Alberto Stable’s talented sophomore filly Unique Bella had to be withdrawn from consideration from both the Santa Anita Oaks and the Kentucky Oaks with shin soreness, but it appears ...

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Songbird Flies Away From Toughest Field Yet In Cotillion

Lauded all week as the toughest field that Rick Porter’s undefeated Songbird had yet faced, the G1 Cotillion proved facile for the sophomore daughter of Medaglia d’Oro as she glided to her 11th career victory under another hand ride from Mike Smith. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird covered the 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44 flat, ...

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Songbird Facing Stern Test In Grade 1 Cotillion

After taking Saratoga by storm with two virtuoso performances, Songbird returns East for an encore in Saturday’s $ 1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. A perfect 10 for 10 after decisive wins in the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama in upstate New York, the jet-setting Songbird takes on five rivals in the 50th running of the Grade 1 ...

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Nyquist, Exaggerator Lead Pennsylvania Derby; Songbird Heavily Favored In Cotillion

Nyquist holds off Exaggerator to win the Kentucky Derby; the colts will have a rematch in this Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness winner Exaggerator head a field of twelve three year-olds Saturday afternoon at Parx Racing in the $ 1.25 million G2 Pennsylvania Derby.  The nine furlong test is scheduled for 5:45PM local time.  The purse ...

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Songbird Arrives At Parx For Cotillion Stakes

Undefeated champion Songbird has arrived safely at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA Monday evening. The sophomore daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was flown from Santa Anita Monday morning, then vanned in to the track this evening. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee is scheduled for a start in Saturday’s $ 1 million Cotillion Stakes, where she will face five rivals. Songbird, unbeaten in ...

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Songbird ‘Plenty Ready’ For Cotillion After Monday Work

Undefeated champion Songbird will put her perfect 10-for-10 record on the line in two weeks’ time when she ships to Parx Racing in Pennsylvania to contest the Grade 1, $ 1 million Cotillion Stakes. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of Medaglia d’Oro breezed at Santa Anita Monday morning, recording a bullet five furlongs in :58.80. “We feel like she’s plenty ready,” ...

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