There was a time when Mother Goose Stakes (G2) was considered one of the premier races in North America for 3-year-old fillies.
This was in an era when legends like Cicada, Dark Mirage, Shuvee, Chris Evert, Ruffian, Mom’s Command, Go for Wand, and Serena’s Song had honored the winner’s circle after winning the popular bets.
And, of course, there was the 1991 release, the famous “Mother of All Gooses,” when a thin-nosed Meadow Star prevailed over the Lite Light, which was owned by hip-hop star MC Hammer.
Recently, Mother Goose lost its first class status in 2017, but the most recent winners, Dunbar Road and Midnight Bisou are both first grade winners.
Canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mother Goose returns from its one-year hiatus on June 26 at Belmont Park With a five-horsepower revamp he might not have carried the star power of years past, but he would say a lot about the depth of the 3-year-old’s pony division.
While the squad leaders, Malath And the research results , may meet on July 24 at American Oaks (G1) Training Club in Saratoga Race Course In the rematch of Malathaat’s epic victory in the neck of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), the $250,000 Mother Goose should highlight the nominees not only for the Oaks, but also on August 21 at the Alabama Stakes (G1) at the spa and September 25 Cotillion stakes (G1) in PARKS RACE.
In particular, the 1/16-mile single-course Mother Goose should be quite revealing of the undefeated Three Chimneys Farm Always Karina , who makes her debut on her bets after a great first match, decisive and wildcard win for coach Chad Brown.
“She looked like one of Chad’s best two-year-olds last year but had a relapse and came back in three and so far, very good. Now the real test is happening. It’s a real race when they put a ‘G’ next to it,” said Doug Cawthen, Vice President of Chimney Farm. The three.
Daughter of the late Malibu Moon from her homeland More than ready Miss Always Reddy’s mare, was a four-length winner in her six-furlong debut on April 11. Channel trackمار. Then Brown, a four-time Eclipse winner, recently put it back in the optional custom claim race on May 20 at Belmont Park and took an easy 9/3/4 victory at the flat mile.
“I think it’s a good starting point in terms of distance and now we’ll see if she can handle the step up in the class because it’s obviously going to be a very challenging race. We think she has talent and she deserves the opportunity to participate there,” said Kothen. “You always dream of going to the top races, but you have to take your steps and that’s a very good step. She has to beat some really good foals to move on to the next stage.”
Stonestreet stables CLEARER He turned in a powerful effort for head coach Steve Asmussen at the Kentucky Oaks, where he rallied from eighth and missed third by a nosedive. Winner of the Fasig-Tipton (G2) Rachel Alexandra Stakes in February, she then finished second at the Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) in her final preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Never seen since finishing fourth at the Kentucky Oaks, she definitely has a distance pedigree as the daughter of Horse of the Year twice kerlin From Stonestreet’s multiple-winning Class 1 mare Cavorting (Bernardini ).
Coach Todd Pletcher will attempt to match fellow Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas with six record wins from Mother Goose, sending Shadwell Stable’s Zaajel . local daughter Street feel outside Asia (dahir ), was a tired seventh in the Edgewood Stakes presented by Newport Racing & Gaming (G2T), which was also her first on turf, and is now back on the main track where she won the Forward Gal Stakes (G3) just in second from the start of her career quarter to.
She was sixth at Fair Grounds Oaks before Edgewood.
Rico and Michael Bohm Alaujama , a Click on it The filly, also makes her debut after breaking her boys on her fourth attempt and following up with a win on April 30th instead of an elective to claim the race in Churchill Downs She advances from eight.
“We’re really excited about her,” said coach Rusty Arnold.
The field also includes New York-born Gary Barber He commits harm… he commits harm Daughter of Mark Cass who trained in hurt who finished third on June 5 in the Acorn Stakes (G1), 1 1/2 behind after the search results.
The Mother Goose (4:40 p.m. after time) will be eighth of Saturday’s 10 races on a card that also features Wild Applause Stakes on grass for 3-year-old fillies.
Belmont ParkSaturday, June 26, 2021, race 8
- Second row
- 1 1/16 m
- 3 yo fillies
- 4:40 pm (local)