I suppose this had to happen, but I don’t like it and something is wrong here. One of the great races of this country, the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park, has lost its status as a graded event. This sad news came out of the recent annual meeting of the American Graded Stakes Committee, which stripped the Futurity of its Grade 3 status. For many decades the Futurity was THE race to win if you had a promising 2-year-old of either sex.
Led by Gun Runner, West Coast, and World Approval, the Stars of Saratoga are set for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar Race Track in California. Gun Runner swept the Whitney and Woodward stakes, both prestigious Grade 1 events, by a combined 15 ½ lengths, setting himself up for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and a third meeting with Arrogate.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Trainer Dale Romans is in a confident frame of mind for the Hopeful Stakes. He will saddle Free Drop Billy in the final Grade 1 race of the Saratoga season, worth $350,000 for 2-year-olds at 7 furlongs on Labor Day. The historic event has drawn a field of eight, with Free Drop Billy on the outside under jockey Robbie Albarado for the Albaugh Family Stable. Free Drop Billy won at first asking on June 15 at Churchill Downs, marked by a strong stretch rally.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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