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Trainer Todd Pletcher reported that Discreetly Mine, front-running winner of the Grade 1 King’s Bishop, came out of his 1 ¼ -length victory in good order and would most likely train up to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.   “He came out of it very well,” said Pletcher. “We felt kind of handcuffed the ...Read More
Dynaslew collared front-running Silver Reunion with a furlong to go and went on to post a half-length victory Saturday afternoon in the 22nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   Patiently ridden by Eibar Coa, the 4-year-old Dynaformer filly sat just ...Read More
As far as the stakes races on the card, here’s how I see them: Race 8, The Ballston Spa (G2) - #8 CHEROKEE QUEEN is in position to rebound from a foul-up at the start of the Matchmaker last time out at Monmouth as she lost jockey Elvis Trujillo leaving the starting gate.  She entered that race....Read More
Four weeks after finishing less than a length apart in the Grade 1 Diana, Dynaslew, Maram and Phola hook up again as they take on Miss Keller in Saturday’s 22nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   The Ballston Spa is the first of five graded stakes ...Read More
Phola tuned up for her expected start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa with a late-morning work over the Oklahoma training track turf course. With jockey Ramon Dominguez up, the 4-year-old Johannesburg filly breezed a half-mile in 49.25.   “It looks like she handled the soft ground well, whic...Read More
The largest group of European equine invaders in the last seven years remains on schedule for an Atlantic crossing in time for the upcoming Grade I Arlington Million now two and a half weeks away on Aug. 21.   That list is headed by Kirsten Rausing’s Lady Jane Digby, a 5-year-old mare who defe...Read More
Given a heads-up ride by Mike Smith, Proviso struck to the lead in the final furlong and held off a pair of challengers to win a thrilling 72nd renewal of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.   Proviso entered today’s race off two consecutive Grade 1 victories at a m...Read More
  • medlocke · What a super race-mare Prince Khalid Abdullah has in Proviso. Having now reeled off three consecutive Grade 1 wins in a relatively short time in America. It could have actually been four Grade 1 wins if her victory at Keenland in the Spinster Stakes had stood. But the Stewards D.Q.'d Proviso in that race and placed her second. Moving Mushka up to 1st. Proviso has definitely gotten better and more seasoned with age. This mare from Great Britain has raced, and raced well, the likes of Zarkava and Goldikova back when all were younger in 2008. But it's been in America that Proviso has really flourished and come into her own. · 1439 days ago ·
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Forever Together will attempt to become the first horse to win the Grade 1 Diana three consecutive years when she takes on a contentious group of fillies and mares in Saturday’s 72nd renewal of the $500,000, 1 1/8th-mile event over the Mellon Turf at Saratoga Race Course.   Named the 2008 Cham...Read More
  • medlocke · Forever Together is a great mare, with a great late closing kick. But Proviso has really been on fire of late. I like Proviso to beat Forever Together in the Diana. JMO. · 1440 days ago ·
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Four fillies and mares targeting Saturday’s Grade 1 Diana worked out on the Oklahoma Turf Course Monday morning.   With exercise rider Danielle Hodsdon aboard, Forever Together prepared for her attempt to win the Diana for the third consecutive year with a 59.60 bullet breeze around dogs.  ...Read More
Todd Pletcher has already won six Saratoga training titles, and a deep barn will help his chances of garnering his seventh crown in 2010. Saratoga will offer six graded stakes between July 28 and August 2, and Pletcher will have leading contenders in five of those races.   Pletcher will get thi...Read More
It was a typically busy Sunday in the Todd Pletcher barn, with the usual list of notables working at Belmont Park on Independence Day.    On the main track, last month’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Quality Road worked an easy half-mile in 48.84.    “It was just an easy ...Read More
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  • tweeter · and in regards to not beating Quality Road in the Met Mile he was gaining on him and if other trainers would have taken there shots at him other than ian wilkes with warriors reward and derek ryan with musket man instead of letting him go 45 and change to the half ,, mm might have had a shot to beat him..... john Velasquez was all out to hold him off...5 other trainers were so in awe of Quality Road that they told there jockeys to ride to get a piece.... Musket Mans crew should enter a rabbit if he goes to the Whitney and ensure a solid pace,,,,, · 1465 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Only problem for Musket Man in the Met, was that Quality Road, even after a sub 1:09 three quarters simply re-broke and said goodbye. He wasn't going by then or later. · 1464 days ago ·
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French-born trainer Christophe Clement hit the Big Apple with a 1-2 punch worthy of Marcel Cerdan on Belmont Stakes Day when he saddled the first and second place runners in New York’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap run over that Long Island lawn.   The Manhattan – an annual stepp...Read More
Todd Pletcher is starting to look ahead to Saratoga for two of his horses that ran well on the Belmont Stakes undercard: Grade 2 True North winner Bribon and Grade 1 Just a Game runner-up Phola.   Pletcher is targeting the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at six furlongs on August 8 after the 7-ye...Read More
Proviso, the even-money favorite, took the lead with 220 yards to go and held off a hard-charging Phola to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Just a Game presented by VisitNassauCounty.com on the turf Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park.   Ridden by Mike Smith, Proviso raced on the outside of pacesetter...Read More
  • mdracing69 · Quote from Bill Mott: “I’d probably want to try the Diana [Grade 1, $500,000, 1 1/8 miles on July 31 at Saratoga Race Course] with her. She has run longer races. She won the Spinster at a mile and an eighth but got DQ’d.” · 1495 days ago ·
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JUST A GAME PRESENTED BY VISITNASSAUCOUNTY.COM QUOTES   Bill Mott, winning trainer of Proviso (No. 5): “She’s been a nice filly, but come to hand for us lately. We’ve got a couple Grade 1’s coming up; we’re hoping for more.   “Looking at the [form], I thought the race might shape up as it ...Read More
The Belmont Stakes is now only hours away and while the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown may lack the Derby and Preakness winner, it has no shortage of quality.  There are two colts, First Dude and Ice Box, on the verge of ascending to the top of the 3YO ranks with a win in the Test of the champion....Read More
Proviso, already a Grade 1 stakes winner against males, will face five talented fillies and mares in the 17th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Just a Game presented by VisitNassauCounty.com, which is part of the undercard for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.   Proviso began her career in Europe, win...Read More
Quality Road will have his final tune-up on Tuesday for Memorial Day’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, and trainer Todd Pletcher could not be happier with the way the 4-year-old Elusive Quality colt is coming into the race.   “He’s doing great,” said Pletcher of Edward P. Evans’ homebred, who in...Read More
Phola, making her first start since winning the Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs seven weeks ago, rallied from last place to win the $223,200 Churchill Downs Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) on Derby day May 1.The 4-year-old filly by Johannesburg won by 1 1/4 lengths and covered the mile...Read More
Six graded/group stakes-winning fillies and mares in a field of eight will battle it out May 1 in the $200,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT). Two entrants, Tizaqueena and Phola, come into the race with two victories already to their credit this year.Read More

Phola - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
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Race
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Cnd
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2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video08/28/10Phola8thSar81 1/16 mTBallston Spa-G2 3+ FDynaslewSilver ReunionMiss Keller1:40.58
View DetailsView Video07/31/10Phola6thSar91 1/8 mTDiana Handicap-G1 3+ FProvisoShared AccountForever Together1:47.04
View DetailsView Video06/05/10Phola2ndBel71 mileTJust A Game-G1 3+ FProvisoPholaMy Princess Jess1:34.09
View DetailsView Video05/01/10Phola1stCD71 mileTDistaff Turf Mile-G2 3+ FPholaHot Cha ChaMiss Keller1:38.35
View Details03/13/10Phola1stTam81 1/8 mTHillsborough Stakes-G3 4+ FPholaCure For SaleLiberally1:52.51
View Details02/07/10Phola1stGP61 mileTAllow 4+ FPholaCades BayTalkin Indian1:34.86
View Details10/18/09Phola9thKee61 1/2mTAllow 3+ FFloating HeartShakethemoonAlley Theater1:35.81
View Details09/05/09Phola1stDel71 1/16 mTAlwOC 3+ FPholaSea GullAaroness1:42.93
View Details10/09/08Phola5thKee81 1/16 mTJessamine 2 FLaraghHabayaComplicity1:43.54