GI Travers S.

Tiz Just the Beginning

There were just 56 days between Tiz the Law's (Constitution) dazzling sophomore debut in the GIII Holy Bull S. on the first day of February to his next start in the GI Florida Derby. How much could change in that time? As it turned out, just about everything. So maybe that's why, during a dark time, this bay colt with the bright, white-blazed face was so easy to cheer for. During uncertain circumstances, the Sackatoga silks with the familiar connections brought a piece of near normalcy to the starting gate....

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V. E. Day's First Crop of Kentucky-Breds Bound for Fasig-Tipton

Grade I-winning millionaire V. E. Day will be represented by his first crop of Kentucky-bred yearlings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale scheduled to be held Oct. 26 through 29. Owned by Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant, the son of English Channel won the Curlin S. at three before capturing the 2014 GI Travers over Wicked Strong (Hard Spun). At four, he ran second in the GII Brooklyn Invitational S. He stood his first season at stud at Waldorf Farm in New York before relocating to Doug Arnold's Buck Pond...

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Arrogate Yearlings Keep the Torch Burning

Arrogate's first book of 143 mares, a who's who of some of the top breeding stock in the country, reflected the jaw-dropping career of North America's richest racehorse. Dual Eclipse Champion Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro) was one of several champions sent to Arrogate during his first year at stud. "Arrogate's first book was incredibly special," said Juddmonte's Stallions Nominations Manager Leif Aaron. "Half of the book was graded stakes winners or graded stakes producers, and a quarter of it was Grade I winners or Grade I producers. Breeders brought their very...

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Caracaro Continues Kentucky Derby Preparations

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - With a mix of optimism and respect, trainer Gustavo Delgado and his son and assistant, Gustavo Delgado Jr., have gone about their primary task of the summer: preparing Caracaro (Uncle Mo) of the GI Kentucky Derby. The Delgados are based in South Florida at Gulfstream Park West, but brought Caracaro to Saratoga Race Course in July with the goal of earning enough qualifying points to make the 20-horse Derby. Following second-place finishes in the GIII Peter Pan S. July 16 and the Aug. 8 GI Travers...

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A Most Unusual Saratoga Meet Set to Begin Thursday

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Even though he is healthy and enthusiastic, 91-year-old Gus Ziamandanis will not be able to attend his 70th consecutive opening day at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, July 16. His quest for a remarkable personal milestone was stopped by New York State's coronavirus guidelines that prohibit spectators at professional sporting events. When he understood that it was unlikely that he would get into the grounds for the 10-race opener, Ziamandanis made a reservation for a table at Capital OTB's Clubhouse Race Book in Albany, 33 miles...

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Funeral Arrangements Announced for John DiMario

The funeral visitation for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer John A. DiMario, who trained Runaway Groom to a memorable upset in the 1982 GI Travers S., will be held at Lindenhurst Funeral Home in Lindenhurst, New York, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22. The address is as follows: Lindenhurst Funeral Home 424 Wellwood Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757 The family requests that any donations be made in his name to the Best Backstretch Organzation to support backstretch workers.

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