Friday, October 12 2012
BOISTEROUS SEEKS 2ND KNICKERBOCKER; FILLIES TAKE TO TURF
BOISTEROUS SEEKS A PAIR OF KNICKERBOCKERS; FILLIES TAKE TO TURF FOR ATHENIA
ELMONT, N.Y. – Boisterous will attempt to earn his fourth stakes win over the Belmont Park turf when he heads postward on Saturday as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 3, $150,000 Knickerbocker at 1 1/8 miles.
Tuesday, October 09 2012
Shanghai Bobby Will Travel to Breeders’ Cup
Undefeated 2-Year-Old Shanghai Bobby Will Travel to
Breeders’ Cup World Championships
October 8, 2012 – Louisville, Ky. – Starlight Racing's undefeated 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby will travel to California to compete in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 8.
BROWN BREEDERS’ CUP BOUND WITH PILGRIM & MISS GRILLO WINNERS
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Chad Brown continued his strong run with 2-year-old turf runners, sweeping the Grade 3, $150,000 Pilgrim with Noble Tune and the Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Grillo for fillies with Watsdachances on Monday at Belmont Park.
The Pilgrim and the Miss Grillo respectively are Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races for the Juvenile Turf and Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Brown said both Noble Tune and Watsdachances will now target those races in early November at Santa Anita.
Monday, October 08 2012
BELMONT PARK NOTES
•Todd’s 2-year-olds emerge from Saturday wins in good order; “Julia” to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, plans for “Bobby” uncertain, maiden winner Darwin evolving
•Romans hoping for firm going in Breeders’ Cup for beaten Jamaica favorite Dullahan
•Multiple stakes-winning Ontario-bred Stormy Lord under serious consideration for G3 Knickerbocker
•Ruthenia, Barocci give Clement barn turf condition hedge for Athenia and Knickerbocker
Sunday, October 07 2012
PLETCHER WINS CHAMPAGNE WITH ‘BOBBY,’ FRIZETTE WITH ‘JULIA’
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his domination of the 2-year-old division in New York, sweeping the 141st Grade 1, $400,000 Foxwoods Champagne with Shanghai Bobby and the 65th Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for fillies with Dreaming of Julia on Saturday at Belmont Park.
28-1 KING DAVID RULES IN JAMAICA
ELMONT, N.Y. – Three weeks after being claimed for $35,000, 28-1 shot King David joined the elite ranks of Grade 1 winners, rallying through the stretch under jockey Rosie Napravnik to upset Saturday’s 63rd running of the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap on the turf at Belmont Park.
Saturday, October 06 2012
BROWN UNLEASHES TURF TALENT IN PILGRIM, MISS GRILLO
ELMONT, N.Y. – Chad Brown has already won four graded stakes at NYRA tracks on the grass in 2012, and if the entries for Monday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Pilgrim and Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Grillo are any indication, the trainer will be stocked with turf talent well into the future
BELMONT PARK NOTES - Friday, October 5, 2012
• Jamaica entrant Cogito looks to give English trainer Meehan his third Grade 1 win at Belmont; Dettori to ride Cogito and two others on Saturday
• Howe Great looking for first Grade 1 win in Jamaica
• Eight turf fillies to vie in Monday’s Pebbles
• Munnings Sister will try to emulate older full brother by winning Saturday stakes
• Fields forming for G3 Knickerbocker, G3 Athenia
• It’s Tricky to remain at Belmont to prepare for Breeders’ Cup
• G3 Pilgrim, G3 Miss Grillo rescheduled for Monday
Thursday, October 04 2012
DULLAHAN ODDS-ON FAVORITE IN G1 JAMAICA ‘CAP
ELMONT, N.Y. – A three-time Grade 1 winner over synthetic tracks, Donegal Racing’s Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite to add a Grade 1 turf score to his resume when he faces seven other 3-year-olds in Saturday’s 64th running of the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.
Although winless in three starts on grass, the chestnut son of Even the Score is graded stakes-placed over the surface, having finished second in his 2012 debut to fellow Jamaica entrant Howe Great in the Grade 3 Palm Beach at Gulfstream Park and third in the Grade 2 With Anticipation last summer at Saratoga Race Course.
TODD’S TRIO TAKES ON FORTIFY IN CHAMPAGNE (G1); DREAMING OF JULIA FACES MY HAPPY FACE IN FRIZETTE (G
ELMONT, N.Y. – After sweeping last weekend’s juvenile graded stakes at Belmont Park, trainer Todd Pletcher will attempt to add victories on Saturday in the Grade 1, $400,000 Foxwoods Champagne and the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette.
Pletcher entered Shanghai Bobby, Archwarrior, and Micromanage in the Foxwoods Champagne, a one-mile race for 2-year-olds. In the one-mile Frizette for juvenile fillies, Dreaming of Julia will carry the torch for the Pletcher stable.
Sunday, September 30 2012
PLETCHER SWEEPS JUVENILE STAKES WITH KAUAI KATIE (G2 MATRON), OVERANALYZE (G2 FUTURITY)
ELMONT, N.Y. – Overwhelming favorite Kauai Katie picked up her second Grade 2 victory and ran her record to 3-for-3 on Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park, taking charge at the top of the stretch and rolling to an easy 7 ½-length victory over Baby J in the 105th running of the $200,000 Matron for 2-year-old fillies.
Two races later, stablemate Overanalyze completed the sweep of Sunday’s juvenile stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher when he closed widest of all through the stretch to take the 122nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Futurity.
BELMONT PARK NOTES; Sunday, September 30, 2012
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Sunday morning, all was well at Bill Mott’s barn, at least for the horses.
“Everybody came back good,” the Hall of Fame trainer said outside his barn. “I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck.