2011 Acorn (G1)

6/11/2011, Belmont Park
Post Time:
2:34 PM ET
1 mile (Dirt)
3 F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Acorn (G1)...

It's Tricky romped by an impressive 3 3/4 lengths in the Acorn Stakes over heavily favored Turbulent Descent. Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · Both solid numbers and I do think It's Tricky seemed to relish the slop more than Turbulent Descent. Good race by both fillies but I definitely agree, It's Tricky ran awesome. · 1037 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Tricky is also a NY loving filly. Probably gave her a huge edge. · 1037 days ago ·
It’s Tricky barreled into the lead at the top of the stretch and held off heavy favorite Turbulent Descent to upset Saturday afternoon’s 81st running of the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Acorn on the Belmont Stakes undercard at Belmont Park.Read More
  • fastcarsandfasthorses · Wow, what a run in the sloppy Acorn. Does anybody knowIt's Tricky's Beyer? I'm estimating a 97. · 1040 days ago ·
  • fastcarsandfasthorses · It's up on DRF now - 105 Beyer! This is the highest Beyer of any three-year old (colt or filly) going a mile or longer all year. Either this filly really loves the slop or she is maturing into a monster, or both. · 1039 days ago ·
The 2010 Champion Juvenile Filly returns with two solid moves on the work tab and a review of how the Acorn Stakes field is shaping up. Read More
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  • Thoroughbred44 · Only time will tell if she can come back to her 2010 form. Hopefully she can, I'm a fan, she's a great filly, too bad she had to miss a lot of basically her biggest season. · 1046 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · I hope she comes back and is able to run at the same level she left at, that would be very special. Hopefully she'll be able to put together a strong season in the last half of the year (and maybe next year as well). · 1043 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent goes for her 3rd Grade 1 victory in Saturday's Acorn Stakes and 6th win overall.Read More
  • zatt · She's been the best 3yo filly in the nation, in my opinion, and will be my one single of the six consecutive graded stakes on Belmont day. · 1043 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · I agree 100% Brian, she's going to be tough to beat out for the divisional championship if she continues as strong all year. · 1043 days ago ·
For the second consecutive year, TVG will be title sponsor for three of the New York Racing Association’s grade I stakes for 3-year-old fillies; the TVG Acorn Stakes, the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks, and the TVG Alabama Stakes. The $300,000 TVG Acorn is part of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes program;...Read More
Twice a Grade 1 winner already, Turbulent Descent will try to make it three when she faces five other sophomore fillies in Saturday's $300,000 TVG Acorn. Race 6 on Saturday's 13-race Belmont Stakes Day card, the TVG Acorn will kick off the $1 million guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 6 at approximat...Read More
Shackleford is on target for the Belmont stakes after a solid work this morning over the main track at Belmont Park. Read More
California-based Turbulent Descent, who won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks on March 5 and traveled east to win Keeneland’s Grade 2 Beaumont by five lengths on April 17, will log more frequent flier miles when she invades New York to compete in the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Acorn for 3-year-old fillies at ...Read More
The Kentucky oaks is three weeks in the past, the focus on three year old fillies has shifted forward and much like the headlining events for the sophomore fillies the focus of this blog has also changed direction. It starts with the title, Kentucky Oaks Runner will return next year when the Kentuck...Read More
  • zatt · Love the new look, Brian! The Sheepshead Bay should be fun, but I will be at the Arlington Matron in person ... gotta love the fillies! · 1056 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Oh nice, have fun at the races! Definietly have to love the fillies, especially this year! · 1056 days ago ·
I had a plan this past week when I was preparing to take off for my trip to Ireland. I had my laptop, flashdrive and saved files all relative to the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr.2) set to go. My hotel in Dublin had free high speed WiFi and I was eager to continue my coverage of the race and contender...Read More
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  • BigAConfidential · Welcome back, Brian! I must hear about your trip to the Emerald Isle at some point. You and I have both liked Royal Delta for some time. She got a dream setup Friday, yes. But she still capitalized very nicely. Interested to watch the rest of her campaign play out. · 1059 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Thanks Joe, it was amazing! Yes, I've been loving Royal Delta but had her pegged for second here, she really came through in a big way. I remember you called her in my last post, nice job!! :) · 1058 days ago ·
Trainer Mike Puype could wind up looking like a genius by year’s end if Turbulent Descent continues to dominate her competition the way she has in five of her six lifetime starts. After finishing her juvenile season undefeated in three starts including the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet many people had t...Read More
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  • acarl · Good point. I completely agree. Has Pletcher ruled R Heat Lightning out of the Derby? · 1094 days ago ·
  • Tell a Kelly · So what that Tell a Kelly came fifth. It's my favorite girl. · 1091 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent, impressive winner of Saturday’s Santa Anita Oaks, will aim for a Grade 1 summer campaign in New York including the Acorn on Belmont Stakes Day, June 11, and the Test at Saratoga on August 6, according to trainer Mike Puype.Read More

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