Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella didn’t have everything go her way during her return to racing in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (G3) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park, but her class was more than enough to make up for some uneasy early moments. After a slow break put her in last, the Tapit  filly […]

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Flameaway Battles to Victory in Off-the-Turf Bourbon

Mark Casse-trained Flameaway got his nose down on the wire in a sloppy, off-the-turf edition of the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for 2-year-olds at Keeneland Oct. 8. The race was automatically downgraded from its grade 3 status when it was moved to the main track from the grass course because of wet conditions. It will […]

Romantic Vision Holds Off Martini Glass in Spinster

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Romantic Vision pulled away from all but one in mid-stretch during a sloppy run for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. Martini Glass was the only threat, and moved alongside the Lemon Drop Kid  mare late, but Romantic Vision again kicked away to take the 1 1/8-mile test in […]

Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette

Klaravich Stables’ Separationofpowers rallied in the Belmont Park stretch to secure her first graded stakes victory by open lengths Oct. 8 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1).  The Chad Brown-trained Candy Ride  filly finished third last time out in the Sept. 2 Spinaway Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.  Separationofpowers, b, 2/f Candy Ride (ARG) […]

West Coast Begins Work for Breeders’ Cup Classic

The signs are pretty clear. Gary and Mary West’s West Coast is a different animal than he was early in his 3-year-old season. “He’s changed a lot,” trainer Bob Baffert said of the Flatter  colt, now a two-time grade 1 winner after back-to-back scores in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and the […]