Ten Things You Should Know: Summit of Speed
1) The Summit of Speed at Calder Race Course in Miami, Florida currently comprises four graded sprint stakes.
2) The graded stakes on the Summit of Speed lineup includes the Grade 3 Azalea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, the Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes for 3-year-olds, the Grade 2 Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up, and Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The Smile Sprint is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, the winner qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
3) The four races that make up the Summit of Speed card were run prior to the inaugural Summit in 2000. The Azalea and Carry Back have been on the Calder schedule since 1975. The Smile and Princess Rooney were inaugurated in 1984 and 1985.
4) The first Summit of Speed in 2000 offered over $1 million in purses. The wagering handle for the first Summit broke the Calder Race Course record, with over $8 million bet on the 12-race card.
5) In 2000, Caller One won the Carry Back Stakes. He went on to win the next two editions of the Dubai Golden Shaheen on Dubai World Cup night.
- February 17, 2019
Inti Goes Wire to Wire in February Stakes in Tokyo and Gains First Automatic Berth into 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic
Shigeo Takeda’s 5-year-old homebred Inti (JPN), the 2.6-1 favorite under jockey Yutaka Take, controlled the pace throughout Sunday’s 36th running of the one-mile, $1,879,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, winning by a neck over second choice Gold Dream (JPN), and secured the first automatic berth into this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
- February 15, 2019
February Stakes on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse is First Automatic Qualifier for 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic
Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
- February 8, 2019
Dora Delgado, Drew Fleming and Justin McDonald Promoted