A HISTORY OF THE WOODWARD STAKES
08-30-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Woodward is a Grade 1, $600,000 event for 3-year-olds and up at a distance of 1 1/8 miles on Saratogaís main dirt course.. It was held at Belmont Park from its original running in 1954 through 1958, 1961, and 1968 through 2005. It was held at A...
A HISTORY OF THE HOPEFUL
09-01-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Hopeful is a Grade 1, $350,000 event for 2-year-olds run on Saratoga Race Courseís main dirt track at a distance of seven furlongs. First held in 1903, the only time the race has been interrupted was in 1911 and 1912, when gambling at race track...
A HISTORY OF THE DEL MAR FUTURITY
09-03-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Del Mar Futurity is a Grade 1, $300,000 for 2-year-olds going seven furlongs on Del Marís artificial dirt surface. It has been held without interruption since its first running in 1948.
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