Sadler's Joy

Thursday's Racing Insights: Full-Sis to Sadler's Joy Debuts at Spa

5th-SAR, $100k, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 3:21 p.m. ET Woodslane Farm homebred HAIL TO (Kitten's Joy), a full-sister to GISW Sadler's Joy, debuts for Tom Albertrani. Still going strong at age eight for these same connections, Sadler's Joy registered a career high over the Saratoga turf course in the 2017 GI Sword Dancer S. Bobby Flay homebred Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) gets her career underway for Christophe Clement. Flay purchased her unraced dam White Hot (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})--a half-sister to group winners Gagnoa (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and Pour...

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Sadler's Joy Prepares for Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Woodslane Farm's Sadler's Joy (Kitten's Joy) worked a half-mile in :50.03 over Belmont's main track Wednesday morning in preparation for his fourth appearance in the GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Oct. 3. Trained by Tom Albertrani, the 7-year-old finished fourth in 2017 and third in the past two editions of the Joe Hirsch. A veteran of 32 career starts, the late-running horse boasts a record of 7-4-10 with purse earnings in excess of $2.6 million. "We'll be looking at the Joe Hirsch next weekend for him," confirmed Albertrani. "He's doing...

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Brown Trio Faces GI Veterans in Manhattan

Rare is the high-caliber turf contest in New York that doesn't go through Chad Brown and the GI Manhattan S. is no exception. The reigning four-time Eclipse winner as outstanding trainer has the favorite, multiple graded stakes-winning Instilled Regard (Arch). Last seen getting a 102 Beyer when winning Belmont's June 6 GII Fort Marcy S. at a furlong shorter, Instilled Regard has won graded stakes three years running and looks to remedy the lack of a Grade I victory on his resume here. Instilled Regard's reopposing stablemate Devamani (Fr) (Dubawi...

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Zulu Alpha Goes For Title Defense in Mac Diarmida

Already a smashing success story as a former claim turned multiple graded stakes winner, Michael Hui's Zulu Alpha (Street Cry {Ire}) enjoyed a dream run along the rail to earn his first top-level score in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. last out, and the hard-knocking gelding is right back in the entry box as he attempts to defend his title in the 1 3/8-mile GII Mac Diarmida S. Saturday at Gulfstream. Haltered for $80,000 out of a dominant optional-claiming victory in the summer of 2018 at Churchill,...

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Brown Trio Tough in Pegasus Turf

The winner of the inaugural renewal of the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. with newly crowned Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar (Giant's Causeway), the Chad Brown-trained triumvirate of contenders offer an imposing line of attack in giving the four-time Eclipse Award winning trainer his second consecutive edition of the Gulfstream race. The graded-stakes winning Instilled Regard (Arch), Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB})-winner of the 2018 G1 St. James's Palace S.--and the up-and-coming Sacred Life (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) appear to have the trainer's bases covered. "His first...

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