Monomoy Girl Stands Out in Acorn Stakes

Monomoy Girl winning the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) - Coady Photography With a purse of $700,000 and a prominent place on the racing calendar, the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park is one of the most prestigious events in the country for three-year-old fillies. Held at one mile around one turn, you can usually count on the Acorn to attract a blend of fillies cutting back in distance from the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) five weeks earlier [...]

Lessons from tough Breeders’ Cup for punters

World Approval was one of just two favorites to win at the Breeders' Cup. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher. OK, hands up – who out there thought Mor Spirit, Moonshine Memories, Unique Bella, Lady Aurelia, Lady Eli, Drefong, and Bolt d’Oro would all be beaten at the Breeders’ Cup? It’s not often that only two one of the 13 Breeders’ Cup favorites win, as happened at Del Mar this year. But in an unpredictable year, only World Approval and [...]

Open look about Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Separationofpowers is too strong in the Frizette Stakes (Coglianese Photos) Successive grade one victories in California have hurled Moonshine Memories into favoritism for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 4th, but it’s still a race where the form lines aren’t easy to establish. Moonshine Memories won both the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) and the Chandelier Stakes (G1) in a very professional manner – getting into a stalking position quickly, attacking on the final turn, and extending [...]

Spinaway Placegetters Seek Frizette Compensation

The two horses beaten into the minor money by Lady Ivanka in the Spinaway Stakes (G1) are seeking a grade one triumph in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park Oct. 8. Maya Malibu, second by three-quarters of a length in the 7-furlong Spinaway, and Separationofpowers, a further 3 ¼ lengths behind in third, resume their rivalry, this time over a mile in the Frizette, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race which earns an automatic entry to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [...]