Ocean Vision (Ire)

Saratoga's Hall Of Fame S. Rescheduled Friday

After a deluge of rainfall this past week in the Saratoga Springs area, last Friday's $500,000 GII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. for 3-year-old colts at a mile over the grass was postponed seven days, as an interesting mix of American and European invaders reconvene on the Inner Turf. With conditions which could be soft to yielding, trainer Chad Brown saddles three entries with GISP Appraise (Ire) Kodiac {GB}), Mischievous Angel (Into Mischief) and Carl Spackler (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), while also present is the winner...

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Friday's Graded Turf Stakes Get The Weekend Started Early

With the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a bevy of graded stakes--marked by Saturday's GI Whitney S.--plus, the annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale which begins Monday, Upstate New York once again makes its case as the Thoroughbred fulcrum. To get the weekend started early, we have a pair of Friday graded turf stakes scheduled which will crown winners. First, the $400,000 GIII Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. for 3-year-old fillies serves as the middle sparkler in NYRA's Fasig-Tipton Turf Tiara series. Since Aspen Grove (Ire) (Justify) has elected to take on the...

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U S Navy Flag Sires First Stakes Winner At Deauville

Ocean Vision became the first stakes winner for his three-time Group 1-winning sire (by War Front) with a rallying victory in the Listed Prix de la Valley d'Auge at Deauville on Saturday. A winner at first asking at Dundalk in April, the bay was fourth in his next two starts including the May 21 G3 Marble Hill S. at the Curragh to subsequent Group 2 winner Blackbeard (Ire) (No Nay Never). One of the longer shots on the board, the Tim Donworth trainee raced near the tail of the field...

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U S Navy Flag Off The Mark At Dundalk

Coolmore's U S Navy Flag (by War Front) has his first winner after the Kieran Cotter-trained colt Ocean Vision (Ire) scored on debut at Dundalk on Tuesday. Sent off at 12-1, the bay broke awkwardly and played catch-up initially behind the leading quartet in the card's opening five-furlong maiden. Staying on to take command passing two out, he beat Lady Tilbury (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) by 3/4 of a length. "He actually needs six, he was all over the place early on in the race but came home strong." trainer Kieran...

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