A quick update on grade one winner Ring Weekend. He’s pointing for either the $100,000 Lure Stakes on August 6 at Saratoga or the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1) on August 13 at Saratoga.
The 5-year-old Tapit gelding ran a huge second off an extended layoff in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) on May 21 at Pimlico. He had a minor setback that prevented him from racing in the King George Stakes at Woodbine earlier this month, but he came back and had a great breeze on the turf at Fair Hill on July 15.
The Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) is the ultimate goal for this talented Graham Motion trainee. This year’s Breeders’ Cup is held at Santa Anita, which is where he won the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) in 2015.