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Just as she did in the Grade 1 Diana on opening weekend, Laughing led every step to remain undefeated in 2013 while winning the 25th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa for fillies and mares on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
Humming along through one smashing performance after another, G. Humphrey Watts Jr.'s Centre Court established herself in the past year as one of the best turf fillies of her generation. Read More
Still mystified by Centre Court's last race, trainer George "Rusty" Arnold was feeling much better about his multiple graded-stakes-winning filly on Thursday. Read More
Relive the action from the incredible dead-heat finish in Saratoga's signature race, in TWO big albums!!Read More
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  • MarlanaWalters · Thanks for the link, cool picture! · 595 days ago ·
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  • likin sparks · For the first time in history the infield pond will have two canoes...http://cdn.bloodhorse.com/images/content/Travers2012CanoesNYRA298.jpg · 594 days ago ·
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Eclipse Sportswire was on the scene at Del Mar for the G1 Pacific Classic, where Dullahan redeemed himself with a win over Game On Dude! Also at Del Mar was the G1 Pat O'Brien, a sweep for Bob Baffert's trainees Capital Account and Coil.  At Saratoga, Alpha and Golden Ticket dead-heated fo...Read More
Zagora rocketed to the lead in midstretch and went on to set a course record in the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa, presented by Jose Cuervo.Read More
Zagora, who finished third in an attempt to defend her title in the Grade 1 Diana on July 28, will attempt to regain the winning thread in Saturday's Ballston Spa at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
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  • ashley.tamulonis · I just looked at her career record, and my initial thought was, "WTF???" 15 starts this year, and she has yet to win anything above the claiming level. Stranger things have been known to happen, but I'd say she is really up against it in a G2 race facing the likes of Zagora, Tapitsfly, and Hungry Island. · 600 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · LOL, ashley. I just meant as a long shot to maybe add to the bottom of a super, possibly. · 600 days ago ·
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Trainer Dale Romans could have two runners on Travers Day, with Grade 1 winner Tapitsfly under consideration for the Grade 2, 1 1/16-mile Ballston Spa presented by Jose Cuervo, and Quick Wit, who won the Grade 3, off-the-turf edition of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame last week, an outsid...Read More
Daveron kicked into high gear in midstretch and wore down pacesetter Tapitsfly in the final yards to win the 23rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Eddie Castro, the 6-year-old mare broke alertly and settled in fourth along the hed...Read More
Aviate 1st n 2nd with Romacaca,Daveron,Mekong Melody,Desert Sage,and Tapitsfly
For the second time in her career, Frank Calabrese’s turf mare Romacaca is riding a five-race winning streak, and on Saturday the 5-year-old will seek to make it six when she runs in the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa at Saratoga Race Course.   The 1 1/16-mile grass race drew a field of nine fi...Read More
Dynaslew collared front-running Silver Reunion with a furlong to go and went on to post a half-length victory Saturday afternoon in the 22nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   Patiently ridden by Eibar Coa, the 4-year-old Dynaformer filly sat just ...Read More
As far as the stakes races on the card, here’s how I see them: Race 8, The Ballston Spa (G2) - #8 CHEROKEE QUEEN is in position to rebound from a foul-up at the start of the Matchmaker last time out at Monmouth as she lost jockey Elvis Trujillo leaving the starting gate.  She entered that race....Read More
Four weeks after finishing less than a length apart in the Grade 1 Diana, Dynaslew, Maram and Phola hook up again as they take on Miss Keller in Saturday’s 22nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   The Ballston Spa is the first of five graded stakes ...Read More
Phola tuned up for her expected start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa with a late-morning work over the Oklahoma training track turf course. With jockey Ramon Dominguez up, the 4-year-old Johannesburg filly breezed a half-mile in 49.25.   “It looks like she handled the soft ground well, whic...Read More
Yesterday’s Grade 1 Diana winner Proviso exited her narrow victory in good order, trainer Bill Mott reported Sunday morning.   In the Diana, the Juddmonte Farms homebred stalked a modest pace and held off multiple challengers to prevail by a head and earn her third consecutive Grade 1 win, and ...Read More
Salve Germania, the longest shot in the $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap (gr. IIT), charged down the center of the stretch to tag favored Rutherienne by a head at the wire on a soggy Saratoga Melon Turf Course Aug. 29.Read More
Originally pointed to a fall campaign at Belmont Park, Godolphin's Cocoa Beach came out of a stakes win at Saratoga earlier this month so well that her connections have opted to run her Aug. 29 in the $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video08/24/13Sar101 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2LaughingPianistHard Not To Like1:40.37
View Details08/25/12Sar91 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2ZagoraHungry IslandSummer Soiree1:39.07
View DetailsView Video08/27/11Sar81 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2DaveronTapitsflyRomacaca1:40.09
View DetailsView Video08/28/10Sar81 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2DynaslewSilver ReunionMiss Keller1:40.58
View DetailsView Video08/29/09Sar91 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2Salve GermaniaRutherienneMy Princess Jess1:47.25
View Details08/21/08Sar81 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2Wait A WhileCarriage TrailRutherienne1:39.70
View Details08/23/07Sar81 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2Wait A WhileVacareMeribel1:40.00
View Details08/26/06Sar81 1/16 mT03+ FBallston Spa-G2My TyphoonKaren's CaperAsi Siempre1:41.72