Step Dancer Becomes First Stakes Winner for War Dancer

Hayward Pressman, Diamond M Stable, and Donna Pressman’s Step Dancer became the first black-type winner for sire War Dancer by capturing the $80,000 Awad Stakes Oct. 31 going 1 1/16 miles on Belmont Park’s inner turf course. Source

Pletcher, Motion Work Breeders’ Cup Contenders

Todd Pletcher looked on Oct. 31 as Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T) contender Halladay and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) runner Valiance breezed on the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Nov. 6-7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland. Source