Trainer Simon Callaghan will soon take charge of two stakes candidates from overseas.
Ighraa, a 3-year-old filly owned by Englishman Simon Hope currently
trained by Henri Graffard, will ship in for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks on
Saturday, August 17. Stableford, a 3-year-old colt owned by the
Sangster Family and trained by Brian Meehan in England, is aimed for the
$150,000 La Jolla Handicap on Saturday, August 10.
“Stableford is a nice horse, a horse that has been progressing in
Europe and I think is going to make his mark at the stakes level here.
He’s an exciting prospect,” Callaghan said Thursday morning. “The filly
is a stakes winner and I think she’s going to go into that race (Oaks)
with a really good chance.”