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1943 - 1945:   Alabama held at Belmont Park
1911 - 1912:   No Race
1898 - 1900:   No Race
1893 - 1896:   No Race
1872 - 2011:   Alabama held at Saratoga
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What the Nation is saying about the Alabama...

Princess of Sylmar, one of the most accomplished three-year-old fillies ever to be denied an Eclipse Award, makes her long awaited return to the races Sunday at the Big A.Read More
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  • ekindy · Midnight Lucky was actually nominated for this race. Maybe timing was off, or Baffert didn't want to face Princess too soon, or he found something out west. · 14 days ago ·
  • striped mentality · Bring on Beholder. I'd love to see Beholder win her first race as well, we could have a very fun three way rivalry this year. · 12 days ago ·
As far as royal families go the Stancos hardly ring a bell with anyone outside the world of Thoroughbreds. Take some time to find out about the man behind Princess of Sylmar.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Good for you Elizabeth,whatever the gentleman said to you.your expression on your face was ,as though you just won the Lottery. Wish we knew that was you.We were then standing about 20 feet to your right.Again congrats for making it on the big screen.One other question? Just like the Super Bowl MVPs'. Are you now going to Hollywood? · 200 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Sorry, meant Disney World(what the hell,give them a free plug) · 200 days ago ·
Watch it all unfold as Princess of Sylmar completed the first sweep of the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama Stakes in 24 years.Read More
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  • techiescum · Great horse and great people. Hard not to be happy for them all. Great video and blog Tony! · 240 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · She's had an incredible year. I hope they decide to run her again, I'd love to see her conquer at the Breeders' Cup and face Royal Delta. · 239 days ago ·
Princess of Sylmar, who has won six of her past seven starts, is the 3-5 favorite against five opponents in Saturday's Grade I Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More
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  • travel_vic · horse make the pace NOT the riders. I have NEVER seen a rider break the electronic beam on the teletimer · 242 days ago ·
  • amino998 · And you were just complaining about *semantics* LOL · 242 days ago ·
Continuing her dominance of the 3-year-old filly division, Princess of Sylmar registered an easy victory in the 133rd renewal of Saratoga Race Course's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday. Read More
The 2013 G1 Alabama Stakes has become a case of the haves versus the have-nots. The graded stakes winners versus the new-comers. Most are ready to hand Princess of Sylmar the race, but is there really no other filly that can beat The Princess to the wire?Read More
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  • travel_vic · A double bug apprentice could have just as easily won this as dominant as she was, geared down and hand ridden. · 244 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Well, Montana Native looked good at first, but the heavy weights were just too good today. Nice tri, Jenna! · 244 days ago ·
In the first half of the 2013 Saratoga meeting several horses put themselves squarely into consideration for a divisional championship...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Wise Dan and Princess seem like locks with Palace Malice one Travers away to become a lock. · 247 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Matt Shifman, thanks for writing this. I think you got 3 out of the 5 correct. Princess of Sylmar and Wise Dan are practically locks, and Palace Malice is my pick for the 3yo champ. · 246 days ago ·
HRN spent the day with Princess of Sylmar and her human connections during CCA Oaks day, including a barn visit, a paddock trip, owner's box and winner's circle video and the post race party.Read More
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  • techiescum · Outstanding job on this video Bada Bing and thanks for letting me tag along with you. Go Princess!! · 248 days ago ·
  • Capper · Great behind the scenes footage. Just crazy to think the sire of Princess was a last minute, Plan b type of thing. · 247 days ago ·
When the main track opened Sunday morning following the renovation break at 8:50 a.m., 3-year-old stars Palace Malice and Verrazano were the first horses bounding through the gap, eager to put in their penultimate works for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on August 24. Read More
Kiaran McLaughlin knows his horses are going to be long shots in upcoming Grade 1 stakes, but that won't deter the trainer from taking shots in the Alabama with Darley Stable's/Godolphin Racing's Carnival Court, the Ballerina with Villanesca, and the Travers with Transparent.Read More
so.. I found out today that I will be moving for sure.. Which is a good thing, but I will no longer have access to a tv with cable (or really even a tv at all) HTV does and online stream doesn't it ? I know you have to pay, but its pretty much my only option at this point... unless any of you have any other good ideas xP
Always one to think big when it comes to his horses, trainer Ken McPeek has two of Saratoga Race Course's biggest races in his sights.Read More
After such a monstrous effort in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, speculation arises ... What’s next for Dreaming of Julia?Read More
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  • amino998 · The fact that she began her career late in her 3 yo year may have had something to do with it. ;) · 380 days ago ·
  • darlene · I,personally, like that a filly would have to face males prior to Derby to get in As stated the fillies that have won Derby had faced males before the win I don't think this was a mistake or oversight by CD · 380 days ago ·
Whether or not Shackleford can win the Grade 1 Clark Handicap today, his dam Oatsee has already proven herself a very special broodmare.Read More
The Classic Division has one clear leader, though he is far from a decisive one. If others step up, while he falls, who has the best chance to take his place as Horse of the Year?Read More
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  • Floridaf · I could agree with Point of Entry for HOTY. · 564 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · sullivan, if you check the profile on my blog and the last name on this name you'll see they are the same. I am DeadHeat, this is just my FB login. · 564 days ago ·
Should Questing take the Fitz Dixon Cotillion, should she stay with the girls or tangle with the guys for the Breeders Cup Classic?Read More
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  • Floridaf · I don't think Questing beating MMA is written in stone. MMA likes the distance of the Cotillion, but I do agree that Questing is brilliant. · 581 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · buds, notice I did say should she win it in the fashion of her last three. If she does not then ladies classic it is. If she does then I don't see how the thought can't be entertained, especially knowing the MMA likes this distance when Questing may prefer longer. · 581 days ago ·
Another great Saratoga meeting has ended and for Matt Shifman, this one proved to be his favorite...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · I love the two year-olds. I got to see Dreaming of Julia, Kauai Katie, and My Happy Face win, so that was special. I think Archwarrior and Sign will make some noise down the road. My Miss Aurelia was superb, too! · 591 days ago ·
  • Capper · Brian, I thought you'd go with your boy Steamin' Willie Beamin as your horse of the meet. He's not the fast 3yo in his barn, I'd give Alpha the nod. 2 time G1 winner at the meet & part of only "official" dead heat in Travers history. · 590 days ago ·
On a day filled with big races and big performances, one young filly stood above all the rest...Read More
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  • ruffed grouse · Not just the star of the week but the star of the meet to this point. A difficult horse to ride as she wants her head in order to relax , if you grab her up Im sure she would fight you. I have been on a few like this, they can give you a really uneasy feeling. · 606 days ago ·
  • digidot · I read it in an article on either bloodhorse or drf not to use the whip unless needed in her NEXT race. · 598 days ago ·
I was there last Saturday to see Questing dominate!! Very impressive
"Arlington is KILLER," said Eclipse Sportswire's Scott Serio of this week's photo gallery, and we have to agree!Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video08/17/13Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Princess of SylmarFiftyshadesofhayCarnival Court2:03.21
View DetailsView Video08/18/12Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1QuestingIn LingerieVia Villaggio2:01.29
View DetailsView Video08/20/11Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Royal DeltaIt's TrickyPinch Pie2:03.13
View DetailsView Video08/21/10Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Blind LuckHavre de GraceActing Happy2:03.89
View DetailsView Video08/22/09Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Careless JewelMilwaukee AppealCasanova Move2:03.24
View DetailsView Video08/16/08Sar91 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Proud SpellMusic NoteLittle Belle2:04.08
View Details08/18/07Sar91 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Lady JoanneLear's PrincessOctave2:03.62
View Details08/21/04Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Society SelectionStellar JayneAshado2:02.70
View Details08/16/03Sar91 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Island FashionAwesome HumorSpoken Fur2:05.08
View DetailsView Video08/17/02Sar91 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Farda AmigaAllamerican BertieYou2:04.68
View Details08/18/01Sar91 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1FluteExogenousTwo Item Limit2:01.88
View Details08/17/96Sar81 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Yanks MusicEscenaMy Flag2:03.06
View DetailsView Video08/11/90Sar101 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Go For WandCharonPampered Star2:00.40
View DetailsView Video08/12/89Sar81 1/4 mD03 FAlabama-G1Open MindDearly LovedDream Deal2:04.20
View Details08/09/69Sar61 1/4 mD03 FAlabamaShuveePit BunnyHail To Patsy2:06.40
View Details08/08/44Bel61 1/4 mD03 FAlabamaViennaTwilight TearThread O' Gold2:03.60