Monday, July 23 2012
SARATOGA RACE COURSE NOTES: Sunday, July 22, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin stood overlooking the training track at the Greentree Training Center on a picture-perfect Sunday morning, marveling at the emergence of Godolphin Racing Stable’s Questing.
A day after the daughter of Hard Spun captured the Grade 1 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by 4 ¼ lengths, McLaughlin recalled the decision to move her to the dirt after she opened the year with two straight dull turf starts. On June 24, in her first start on the main track at Belmont Park, she came home a 3 ¾-length winner in a one-mile optional claimer and earned a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in the process.
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