September 26, 1992 |
November Snow, fresh off a pair of Grade I victories at Saratoga, should prove a solid favorite in today's $125,000 Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens, who has also enjoyed an outstanding year with Sky Beauty and Missy's Mirage, November Snow won the Test Stakes at seven furlongs and confirmed her superior form with a thrilling nose victory over Saratoga Dew in the prestigious Alabama at 1 1/4 miles. Chris Antley, aboard in both of those outings, will ride in the 1-1/16 mile Cotillion, which was scrapped last season in a money-saving move but still retains a Grade II ranking.
July 7, 1996 |
Pat Day, the sixth-leading jockey in history with more than 6,700 victories, will be at Philadelphia Park today to pilot likely favorite Everhope in the $150,000 Cotillion Handicap. The daughter of the very successful sire Danzig, out of multiple stakes-producing mare Battle Creek Girl, Everhope will face only four opponents in the Grade II test for 3-year-old fillies. Everhope is owned by the partnership of William Farrish, G. Watts Humphrey and Pam Firman. Ginny Lynn, who defeated Everhope by a half-length in the Dogwood Handicap in their last start at Churchill Downs, will be a solid second choice under veteran Larry Melancon.
September 11, 1987 |
Nine 3-year-old fillies, including three Grade I stakes winners, were entered yesterday for the $134,400 Cotillion Handicap tomorrow at Philadelphia Park. Sacahuista, winner of last year's Grade I Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita Park and the Cotillion's 119-pound highweight, drew into the fourth starting position. She will be ridden by Craig Perret. The filly, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, is still seeking her first win of 1987. Her best outing was a second in the Hollywood Oaks in July, and she was a well beaten fifth in her most recent start, in Saratoga's Test Stakes last month.
September 25, 1993 |
Jacody was so impressive during the summer at Monmouth Park that she was made a solid 5-2 second choice to champion Sky Beauty in the prestigious Alabama at Saratoga. But the daughter of Lost Code was a big disappointment that August afternoon. Afterward trainer Bill Donovan discovered that his prize 3-year-old filly was suffering from a virus that he felt was the cause for her poor showing at the Spa. Today at Philadelphia Park, Jacody will attempt to rebound from that setback when she heads an excellent field of nine in the $150,000 Cotillion Handicap, the Bensalem track's premier race for fillies.
September 30, 2011 |
WHEN PARX Racing officials moved the Pennsylvania Derby from Labor Day to late September, they wanted their signature race to attract horses from the Travers Stakes, serve as a final 3-year-old prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic and attract some stars of the crop. So far, they have attained two of the three goals. Still waiting on the stars. Preakness winner Lookin at Lucky almost came last year. Uncle Mo, the 2010 2-year-old champion, nearly came last week. Lookin at Lucky ended up running a week later in Indiana, near the hometown of owner Mike Pegram.
September 13, 1987 |
Sacahuista led through every stride of Philadelphia Park's $108,800 Cotillion Handicap yesterday, but she was disqualified from her victory for bumping Silent Turn near the top of the homestretch. Silent Turn, who had finished second by a neck to Sacahuista in the 1 1/16- mile, Grade III race, was elevated to the top spot by the track's stewards. Owned by Dennis Diaz' Hunter Farm, Silent Turn had been having a run of bad luck. But her luck changed for the better on a gray, drizzly afternoon in Bucks County.
October 4, 1997 |
Proud Run, who has won all three of her appearances at Philadelphia Park by a total of 26 lengths, is the likely favorite for this afternoon's $150,000 Cotillion Handicap for 3-year-old fillies. Owned and bred by Katharine Merryman in Maryland, Proud Run began her career at the Bensalem track last Dec. 22 with a 10-length romp over maiden claimers and followed with an 11 1/2-length score in a $20,000 claiming test. That was the last time the Richard Hendriks-trained daughter of Proud Truth raced with a price tag on her head.
October 7, 2000 |
Jostle has spent many months stabled on the backstretch at Philadelphia Park but, during her climb to the summit of the 3-year-old filly division, has never had the opportunity to compete at the Bensalem track. That will change today, when Fox Hill Farm's $1.1 million earner heads the $200,000 Cotillion Handicap in her final start before the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4. Jostle, trained by Bensalem resident John Servis, will be a huge favorite in the Grade II event at 1 1/8 miles, facing seven seemingly overmatched opponents.
July 8, 1996 |
Long shot Double Dee's, a huge success at home against New York-breds but a consistent failure in open company, led nearly every step of the way to capture yesterday's $150,000 Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park. Ginny Lynn, the 8-5 second choice, finished 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner in second, a nose before Princess Eloise. Winter Melody rallied mildly along the rail to finish fourth, with the 7-10 favorite, Everhope, far back in last under Hall of Famer Pat Day in the five-horse field of 3-year-old fillies.
September 12, 1986 |
Life At The Top, winner of Belmont Park's Mother Goose Stakes in June, will carry highweight of 121 pounds in tomorrow's $100,000 Cotillion Stakes at Philadelphia Park. The Seattle Slew filly, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, drew the ninth starting gate in a field of 14 3-year-old fillies for the 1 1/16-mile, Grade III Cotillion. Pat Day was named to ride Life At The Top, but he also was named to ride the Lukas-trained Lady's Secret in Belmont Park's Marlboro Cup, which will go off about 70 minutes after the Cotillion.