Midnight Bisou kept her perfect record this season intact by running down fellow multiple Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Elate through an epic stretch battle and emerging a nose in front at the wire in Saturday's Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti at Saratoga Race Course.
Six stakes, $1.5 million in purses and 95 thoroughbreds on tap Friday at the Spa for NY Breeders' Showcase Day
Horses bred in the Empire State will have the spotlight to themselves when New York Breeders' Showcase Day returns to Saratoga Race Course for the sixth time on Friday.
Rupp Racing's Owendale will have one final work in Kentucky before travelling to Saratoga next week for the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday morning.
Trainer Chad Brown enjoyed a remarkable day of racing on Saturday at Arlington Park, sweeping the final four races on the card, including Grade 1 scores in the Arlington Million, Beverly D. and Secretariat as well as a win in the Grade 3 Pucker Up, with Bricks and Mortar, Sistercharlie, Valid Point, and Cafe Americano respectively.
Baffert pays tribute to late friend following McKinzie's victory in Saturday's G1 Whitney; Game Winner on target for G1 Runhappy Travers
For Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, McKinzie's victory in Saturday's Grade 1 Whitney was especially satisfying as it demonstrated the 4-year-old's full potential and also served as a tribute to his friend, the late racing executive Brad McKinzie.
Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames "Queen of Saratoga" and "Grand Dame of Saratoga" among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, NY.