2009 Cotillion (G2)

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What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Cotillion (G2)...

The American Graded Stakes Committee announced April 30 it has reached an agreement with the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission that will result in reinstatement of the grades to several stakes.Read More
In an unprecedented move, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee has taken “graded” status away from three races in Pennsylvania that had already been run in 2009 because the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission failed to follow drug testing protoco...Read More
Three Pennsylvania stakes races, including the Pennsylvania Derby, have been stripped of their graded status for 2009 because the state’s racing commission did not follow required drug-testing protocol, according to to a report Friday on Bloodhorse.com.Read More
After obliterating the field in the Alabama Stakes (G1) in her most recent start, Careless Jewel will seek her fifth consecutive win on Saturday in the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (G2) at Philadelphia Park. Read More
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  • rossington · After seeing her performance at Philadelphia Park today, and her 2 other recent romps in the Alabama Stakes and the Delaware Oaks, Carless Jewel is a filly that has really come into her own. She may be the one to beat in the Ladies Classic if Zenyatta runs against the boys, and maybe even if she doesn't. Carless Jewel and Icon Project are 2 fillies that I think either could more than hold their own with Rachael Alexandra or Zenyatta. · 1655 days ago ·
  • Rossington · With Rachael Alexandra on the sidelines for the rest of the year, and the 2009 Breeders Cup Classic or Ladies Classic likely to be Zenyatta's swan song, I anxiously await the 2010 racing season. I think it possible that next year we may get to see a race somehow, somewhere that both Rachael Alexandra and Careless Jewel may both be entered in. What a speed duel that would be. I think it's possible because R.A. isn't likely to run every race she run's next year against colts. That said, they're likely to hook up somewhere down the road. That's a race I won't want to miss. · 1630 days ago ·
Donver Stable's Careless Jewel won just as a 3-10 favorite is supposed to, as the talented filly led every step of the way in a no-doubt-about-it 3 1/2-length victory in the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.Read More
The Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup will be run at Belmont Park on Saturday, October 3rd, and the favorite for the ten furlong test will likely be Belmont Stakes (G1) and Travers (G1) hero Summer Bird. He is the other bird no more, and he has become especially dangerous since adding blinkers and showin...Read More
  • medlocke · I'll give Summer Bird credit where credit is due. Winning the Belmont and the Travers is more than respectable. But even his tactical speed and stalking trip will not help him on Saturday if the Belmont track stays dry. Quality Road's speed on a dry track, I think, will just prove to much for Summer Bird to tackle. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprise to see it be Macho Again making the big run at and trying to catch Quality Road just like he did against Rachael Alexandra. · 1656 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Summer Bird does have some advantages in the JC Gold Cup. He is a grade one winner at Big Sandy and exits a grade one victory at ten furlongs. He has enough tactical speed to keep Quality Road in his sights as well. That being said, I still think Quality Road will prevail on Saturday. Summer Bird may have peaked in the Travers, while Quality Road should be rounding back to his Florida Derby form. Probably not a great betting race but I'll be glued to the TV nonetheless. · 1656 days ago ·