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  1. Hilda's Passion romps to victory in Ballerina

    David Grening

    Hilda's Passion bounced back from her non-effort in her last race in a big way Saturday, taking command soon after the gates opened under Javier Castellano and rolling to a 9 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2011
  2. To Honor and Serve all the way in Remsen

    David Grening

    Five minutes before the horses loaded into the starting gate for Saturday's Grade 2 Remsen Stakes, trainer Bill Mott, standing in the Aqueduct paddock, took a deep breath and shrugged his shoulders.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  3. Rightly So all the way in Ballerina

    David Grening

    Utilizing her speed on a speed-favoring track, Rightly So became a Grade 1 winner Saturday by going gate to wire in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina Stakes by four lengths.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  4. Perfect Shirl best in Lake George at Saratoga

    David Grening

    The gate problems that plagued Perfect Shirl early in her career are a thing of the past, and the 3-year-old filly is now able to show off her true talent.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2010
  5. Garcia's task will be tougher this year aboard Charitable Man

    David Grening

    Though he is riding a better horse, it may not be as easy for jockey Alan Garcia to steal this year's Belmont Stakes as it was last year.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2009
  6. I Want Revenge rallies for Wood victory

    David Grening

    Entering the Aqueduct starting gate, I Want Revenge was supposed to win Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial. Two seconds after leaving the gate, he was supposed to have no chance.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  7. Canadian shipper Marlang takes Saranac

    David Grening

    Marlang shipped down from Canada and led the locals on a merry chase around Saratoga's Mellon Turf Course on Sunday, recording a 1 3/4-length, gate-to-wire score in the Grade 3, $111,100 Saranac Stakes for 3-year-olds.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2008
  8. Commentator wires Whitney

    David Grening

    Commentator, the oldest horse in the 11-horse field, turned the clock back three years, recording a gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2008
  9. War Pass wires field in Champagne

    David Grening

    War Pass leads gate to wire in the Champagne to remain unbeaten.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2007
  10. The Leopard earns spot in BC Juvenile Turf

    David Grening

    The Leopard may have found his spot on the turf.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2007
  11. Dream Rush up to the Test

    David Grening

    Dream Rush left no doubt as to who is the best 3-year-old filly sprinter in the country with a gate-to-wire, two-length score in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Test Stakes at Saratoga.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2007
  12. Unbridled Sidney gate to wire

    David Grening

    Calvin Borel made his first ride at Pimlico a winning one, guiding Unbridled Sidney to a gate-to-wire three-length victory in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2007
  13. Appealing Zophie takes Spinaway

    David Grening

    Utilizing her brilliant speed and an inside post position to her advantage, Appealing Zophie blew away her seven rivals in Sunday's $250,000 Spinaway Stakes, rolling to a 5 1-4-length, gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 race for juvenile fillies.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2006
  14. A clear mission for Flower Alley

    David Grening

    Trainer Todd Pletcher explained that running in the World Cup would mean virtually no down time for Flower Alley.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2006
  15. Indian Vale scores runaway victory

    David Grening

    Bouncing back from the worst performance of her career in last month's Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park, Indian Vale went gate to wire to win Saturday's Grade 3, $107,800 Turnback the Alarm Handicap by 9 1/2 lengths at balmy Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2005
  16. Commentator just edges Saint Liam in Whitney

    David Grening

    A disappointing Saturday turned delightful for trainer Nick Zito in a little over 108 seconds as Commentator went gate-to-wire and held off favored Saint Liam by a neck to win the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2005