Drosselmeyer, winner of the 2010
Belmont Stakes, breezed five furlongs in 1:02.44 over the Oklahoma turf course this
morning. The 4-year-old colt, owned by WinStar Farm, is one of the invitees for
the Grade 1 Sword Dancer for older turf horses on August 13.
Drosselmeyer has not raced since
June 10 when he finished second to stablemate Birdrun in the Grade 2 Brooklyn
Handicap at Belmont . In two previous attempts on the grass
as a 2-year old, Drosselmeyer finished second and third.
In addition to Drosselmeyer, the
Sword Dancer is expected to attract Winchester, winner of a pair of Grade 1
races in New York last year, the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational and the
Woodford Reserve Manhattan; this year’s Grade 1 United Nations winner Teaks North; as well as Mambo Meister, and Bim Bam from the initial invite list
for the race.