Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

Big US Gr1 Weekend Coming Up

Thursday, 21st August 2014

The US will host five major Gr1 races this coming weekend. The quintet of elite events comprises the US$600,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (9 furlongs) for 3YO+ f&m at Saratoga tomorrow night, also the venue on Saturday for the US$1.25 million Travers Stakes (10 furlongs) for 3YOs, US$500,000 King's Bishop Stakes (7 furlongs) for 3YOs & US$500,000 Ballerina Stakes (7 furlongs) for fillies & mares, 3YOs & up. The four Saratoga events will be complemented by Sunday's US$1 million Pacific Classic (10 furlongs) for 3YO+ at Del Mar in California. The latter two events are both Breeders' Cup Challenge races which effectively guarantee the winners a start in the Championship-deciding day held in November 2014. It is the sixth year that the "Win and You're In" championship has been staged. Last year's Travers Stakes was won in a thriller (see extended coverage below) by Unbridled's Song colt Will Take Charge.

« Previous
Return to
21st August 2014 News
Next »