Charles Town Oaks the Highlight of Seven-Stakes Card at Charles Town

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography With seven stakes races on the agenda, the Saturday card at Charles Town is shaping up to be a memorable day of racing with large fields and some very talented horses in action. Let’s take a quick look at all the action…. Race 5: West Virginia-bred two-year-olds will sprint 4 ½ furlongs in the Henry Mercer Memorial Stakes, in which #1 [...]

Large Field Assembles for Wide-Open Gulfstream Park Oaks

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park has certainly taken on a different complexion than was originally expected. The 8.5-furlong Kentucky Oaks prep race was supposed to be the goal for Fly So High, impressive winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream last month. But with Fly So High sidelined by a minor injury, the [...]

Take Charge Paula, Fly So High Face Off in Davona Dale Stakes

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography The Road to the Kentucky Oaks continues on March 3rd with the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, a one-mile race that attracted eight promising young fillies. By far the most accomplished entrant is Take Charge Paula, who has already won four stakes races from just seven starts. The daughter of Take Charge Indy is also 2-for-2 at Gulfstream [...]

Keying Miss Mo Mentum in the Forward Gal Stakes

Miss Mo Mentum winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) Talk about a quality field! Eight three-year-old fillies are set to contest Saturday’s $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, and their accomplishments to date ensure that the race will be worthy of its Grade 2 status. Five of the eight entrants in the seven-furlong Kentucky Oaks prep race will enter the race off of a victory, and three of them have never suffered [...]

Return to Sprint Could See Paula Take Charge

A return to a sprint distance could be enough to get Take Charge Paula her first graded success in the six-furlong Matron Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park Oct. 15. Take Charge Paula (Take Charge Indy) won her first start, at Monmouth Park over five furlongs, by 4 ¼ lengths, leading all the way. She then went into the 5 ½-furlong White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park, where she had plenty in hand after taking part in a speed duel [...]