Proctor’s Ledge Worth Playing in Diana Stakes

Saratoga (Horsephotos.com) Saturday’s $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga is a race that truly deserves its Grade 1 status. Three of the seven starters have won at this level already, and three more have prevailed multiple times at the Grade 2/Grade 3 level. Not surprisingly, the three Grade 1 winners are conditioned by the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, renowned for his success with female grass horses. His trio is led by #6 A Raving Beauty, [...]

Hawksmoor Among Big Names Entered Saturday at Laurel

Off Limits (right) edges Hawksmoor (left) in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. I) - © BENOIT PHOTO On a quiet Saturday with relatively few graded stakes races on the agenda, racing fans are advised to turn their attention to a quality card at Laurel Park that includes five stakes races. The day’s feature events are the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes and the $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes, which serve as preps for the upcoming Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and [...]

Cambodia seeks first grade one in Matriarch

Cambodia wins the 2017 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. Pic: Benoit Photo. Third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, leading mare Cambodia is out for her first grade one victory in the Matriarch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Nov. 26. Cambodia has improved throughout her 5-year-old season, winning the Gallorette Stakes (G3), finishing third in the Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes (G3), and then coming out on top in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) and [...]

Dickinson Takes On Small But Select First Lady Field

A return to the scene of her biggest triumph could help Dickinson get home in the First Lady Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Oct. 7. Dickinson became a grade one winner when she took out the Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1) at the Keeneland spring meet, defeating Lady Eli. She’s since gone three races without a win, twice finishing behind Lady Eli, who’s not present for this race. However, while it may be missing Lady Eli, Dacita, and Miss Temple City, Dickinson [...]