2010 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Hdcp. (G1)

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What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Hdcp. (G1)...

Majesticperfection passed his first Grade 1 test with flying colors, wiring the field in Sunday’s $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course, his first start in graded company.   The 4-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday vaulted out of the gate and dictated a swift pace, leadi...Read More
In its first year as a Grade 1, Sunday’s $250,000, six-furlong Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap has drawn a fiercely competitive field for its 26th renewal.   Heading the group is Derrick Smith’s Bribon, most recently victorious in the Grade 2 True North Handicap, also run at six furlongs, on the...Read More
Big Drama, expected to make his next start in Sunday’s Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, arrived at the Saratoga Stakes barn Wednesday morning, taking up residence just down the shedrow from Mambo Meister, also expected for the Vanderbilt. Big Drama defeated Mambo Meister in the most recent sta...Read More
Mambo Meister, third in last year’s Fourstardave and fifth in the Bernard Baruch on the Spa’s turf, had his final blowout this morning for Sunday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, covering three furlongs in 36.11.   With jockey Kent Desormeaux up, the move was the fourth-faste...Read More
Godolphin Stable won eight races – including four Grade 1 races – from 14 starts during the last year’s Saratoga meeting, and the operation appears to have carried that momentum into the 2010 stand at the Spa after Vineyard Haven won yesterday’s seven-furlong James Marvin Stakes in the slop.  ...Read More
Trainer John Terranova reported that Franny Freud, winner of three straight, continues to do “wonderfully” as she prepares for her next engagement, the Grade 1 Prioress at Belmont on July 4.   “She worked really well Tuesday morning [a bullet 59.06] and she’s doing great,” said Terranova of th...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

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