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What the Nation is saying about the Ballerina...

Dance to Bristol earned her seventh straight victory and first in a Grade 1, holding off a late charge from Book Review to win the $500,000 Ballerina by a hard-fought head at The Spa.Read More
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. · 329 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 329 days ago ·
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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
Sometimes a horse catches my eye just because it has a name that I like... In the case of Dance to Bristol, it was a combination of many things: name, color, and breeding.Read More
Dance to Bristol, neck winner over Classic Point in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap on Monday, came out of the race "super" and is on course for a return to Saratoga to contest the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina at seven furlongs on August 23. Read More
With a relentless charge between horses inside the eighth pole, 4-5 favorite Dance to Bristol ran down Classic Point in the final strides to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap by a neck on Monday at Saratoga Race Course. Read More
Impressed by Moment in Dixie's sharp score in an optional claimer on Wednesday, trainer Jimmy Toner said he would give careful consideration to running the 4-year-old filly next in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina on August 23.Read More
The 2012 champion female sprinter's return has been highly anticipated. She's back on the work tab and making her presence known. Read More
Switch and Turbulent Descent are the first two mares to punch their tickets into Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with “Win and You’re In” victories...Read More
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · If John Gosden so chooses to bring them both to America for the BC F&M Turf? He's got Izzi Top with a "win and your in" for winning the G1 Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland. She just finished 2nd in the G1 Prix De l'Opera at Longchamp on Arc day, Sunday. He also has star 3YO filly, The Fugue, with a "win and your in" slot for her win in the G1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood earlier in the season, too. Both of those fillies could be huge players in the F&M Turf if Gosden brings them? It sound like The Fugue is pretty certain to be sent but I haven't heard yet one way or another if Izzi Top is going to be sent to Santa Anita or not? · 638 days ago ·
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  • jinlie01 · Dust and Diamonds in this F&M Sprint · 617 days ago ·
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Groupie Doll stamped herself as the early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint with an authoritative win at Keeneland.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I can't think of any right off the top of my head. Groupie Doll has had a stellar year, even finishing on the board against males and at distances that were not her best. · 638 days ago ·
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  • AnnaK · You see, I barely even know this girl, now I have to really check her out. Never seem to understand the sprinters very well. · 638 days ago ·
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Returning to the scene of her most important career victory to date, Turbulent Descent looked much as she did one year ago...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · I liked it just fine, she took over the race when she needed to, and Nicole H and Derwin's Star are not grade 3 mares in my mind. Turbulent Descent is right at the top of my BC F&M Sprint list as of today. · 684 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · You know me, Brian. I liked her a lot last year, and I still like her. With that being said, I STILL haven't watched the replay. · 683 days ago ·
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The decision to scratch multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky from today’s Grade 1, seven-furlong Ballerina in favor of Sunday’s Grade 1, 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign wasn’t an easy one, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said this morning. Read More
Turbulent Descent returns to the scene of one of her most impressive victories when she makes her second start of the year in Friday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
Mrs. John Magnier’s Turbulent Descent completed her final preparations for Friday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes with a swift four-furlong move over the Saratoga main track. Last year’s Grade 1 Test winner covered the distance in 47.91 seconds.Read More
Godolphin Racing’s It’s Tricky worked four furlongs in a reported “49 and change” on Saturday in what was her first breeze over the Tapeta surface at the Greentree Training Center.Read More
Groupie Doll has resumed training at Churchill Downs following a brief vacation at trainer Buff Bradley’s Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort after her record-breaking performance in the Humana Distaff (Grade I) beneath the Twin Spires on Kentucky Derby Day.Read More
With all the talk lately about who will win Horse of the Year, or who is the best three-year old in the nation, I've decided to do a 180, or maybe it's a 270. I'm not sure. Either way, I choose to shine the light of this blog on a division that is seldom talked about. Today, the ladies have their da...Read More
Hilda's Passion broke alertly and never looked back as she rolled to a 9 ¼-length victory in Saturday's 33rd running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart will be saddling his first Grade 1 starter on Saturday at Saratoga when he sends out Tamarind Hall in the Ballerina. The filly, a former claimer, has already given him his first graded stakes victory in the Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Handicap at Belmont Park in July and the youn...Read More
With two Grade 1 wins under her belt so far this year and a pair of sharp works at Saratoga Race Course, Sassy Image looks like the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video08/23/13Sar97 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Dance to BristolBook ReviewVillanesca1:23.11
View Details08/24/12Sar97 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Turbulent DescentDerwin's StarAll Due Respect1:22.13
View DetailsView Video08/27/11Sar107 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Hilda's PassionTar Heel MomTamarind Hall1:22.06
View DetailsView Video08/28/10Sar107 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Rightly SoWarblingJessica Is Back1:22.58
View DetailsView Video08/29/09Sar107 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Music NoteIndian BlessingInformed Decision1:22.10
View DetailsView Video08/24/08Sar107 fD03+ FBallerina-G1IntangarooMiraculous MissSugar Swirl1:22.18
View Details08/11/89Sar87 fD03+ FBallerina-G1Proper EvidenceAptostarLake Valley1:23.20
View Details08/09/85Sar87 fD03+ FBallerina-G2Lady's SecretMrs RevereSolar Halo1:22.60