Bessarabian Stakes Offers Rematch of Ontario Fashion Stakes Rivals

Moonlit Promise winning the 2018 Sweet Briar Too Stakes at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo) If the field for Sunday’s $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine seems a bit familiar, that’s because the seven-furlong all-weather sprint is essentially a rematch of last month’s Ontario Fashion Stakes (gr. III) over the same track. The top four finishers from the Ontario Fashion—Silent Sonet, Jessica Krupnick, Moonlit Promise, and Code Warrior—are set to face off again, along with the sixth-place finisher [...]

A Star in the Making? Stormy Embrace Crushes Princess Rooney Stakes

Stormy Embrace winning the Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) - Coglianese Photos Look out, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contenders—there’s a new female sprinter in the spotlight, and she’s fast. Seriously fast. If you had never heard of Stormy Embrace prior to her blowout win in Saturday’s Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, you can be forgiven. The four-year-old daughter of Circular Quay had run but once before in graded stakes company, finishing ninth in [...]

How to Bet the Princess Rooney Stakes

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) As we enter the second half of the 2018 racing season, the schedule of “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs is starting to heat up. In fact, the first Win and You’re In event for the Filly & Mare Sprint will be held on Saturday, that being the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong event that has been won by some [...]