2011 Personal Ensign (G1)

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What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Personal Ensign (G1)...

Proving her score at 18-1 in the Ruffian Invitational Handicap on July 31 was no fluke, 6-year-old mare Ask the Moon notched her second Grade 1 victory of the Saratoga meet, leading from start to finish Saturday in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational. Read More
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  • footlick · The 6 furlong split was faster than the Woodward, so either she went too fast or they were going slow early in the Woodward, depending on how you view the races. · 955 days ago ·
  • annmatt · I would love for Marty Wolfson to get hold of Rapid Redux to see if he couldn't rise in class...RR certainly has a very nice pedigree that suggests he should have been able to rise above the claiming ranks. · 955 days ago ·
What a difference a few days didn’t make.   When the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational was redrawn on Wednesday after being postponed this past Sunday, the same tough band of fillies and mares had been signed up to compete.   The Personal Ensign now joins the Grade 1, $250,000...Read More
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that there will be no live racing at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 28. Live racing at Saratoga is expected to resume Monday, August 29.   The Grade 1 Personal Ensign, originally scheduled for Sunday, will be re-drawn on Wednesday, ...Read More
  • ohio adversary · According to NYRA officials, Sunday’s forecast called for more than five inches of rain and winds expected to be between 30 and 40 miles per-hour. · 962 days ago ·
Ask the Moon, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, reminds trainer Martin Wolfson a lot of another top-shelf winner he had, Jessica Is Back.   Both mares were claims by trainer Gary Contessa for Farnsworth Stables and soon se...Read More
The options are open for America's top rated horse, which one will her connections choose?Read More
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  • RuffianIŁourdes · I really want to see her run with boys. She doesn't have that much competition with girls. · 969 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · Enough with the Filly races . The best should face the best. Im happy with HDG in woodward..B.L in pacific. If she goes into a filly race I will be very dissapointed · 969 days ago ·
Fox Hill Farms’ star 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace worked five furlongs in 59.60 on Wednesday morning at Delaware Park under jockey Gabe Saez in preparation for a run either in the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign on August 28 or the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward against males on September 3.  ...Read More
One of the most compelling rivalries in sports could see its next chapter unfold at Saratoga on August 28 in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign for fillies and mares. Read More
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  • bornstar · Put em in with the males so we can see just how good these males are. I think either BL or HDG will take em. · 980 days ago ·
  • xMystix · I agree with TimSmith. They have already met each other six times. It is time to see them go against the boys. What's to lose? The older male division is very lackluster (again) this year. Might as well try. It will add even more excitement come Breederscup. · 980 days ago ·
Horse racing needs rivalries. It attracts fans and media attention, which is always great for the sport. Two weeks ago on July 16, 2011, at Delaware Park, Blind Luck met up with Havre de Grace for the sixth time in their careers in what has become one of horse racing’s top rivalries. Here’s their st...Read More
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  • timgsmith10 · How can you say 1 has had a stronger career than the other yet? The season is half finished and maybe one or the other continues to race next year? As of right now HDG and B.L are VERY close in form and I wouldnt be surprised if HDG turns the tables at least 1 more time. And this realistically it will only make the rivalry stronger. · 988 days ago ·
  • footlick · They do seem evenly matched to me. Even though Blind Luck has come out on top more, not much really separates them. Blind Luck may be a little more impressive because she is not as tactical and it is always more difficult for the less tactical horse to win, but still there is not much difference between them as far as I'm concerned. · 988 days ago ·
So, it seems that even after a narrow loss to Blind Luck in the Delaware Handicap, owner Rick Porter may still be pointing his star filly...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · I'm all for the Personal Ensign. A re-match with Blind Luck is far more exciting to me than seeing her against the males in the Woodward when none of them have proven to be standouts this year. · 999 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · I think both would be equally as exciting. I mean, it was exciting when RA attemped to do it even though many were of the thought the older division was softer than normal and she had already faced males twice. If the Whitney results are formal the Woodward would not by any means be any easier than the PE. · 999 days ago ·
A few days after last Saturday’s Delaware Handicap "grudge match" between Blind Luck and Harve de Grace, in which Blind Luck edged her rival by a nose at the wire, there are rumors NYRA may double the purse of the Aug. 28 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga. That would increase the stakes from the pr...Read More