Pegasus Parade, part 3
by David Schmitz
Date Posted: 12/6/2000 9:42:05 AM

Continued from part 2

Stephen Got Even (1996, A.P. Indy--Immerse, by Cox's Ridge, $30,000, Lane's End Farm, Versailles, Ky.). Stephen Got Even's 120 Beyer Speed Figure in winning the 2000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) over Golden Missile and Behrens at Gulfstream Park is the highest Beyer of the year. A $1,019,200-earner, Stephen Got Even also won the Gallery Furniture.com Stakes (gr. II) and ran third in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I). His dam, Immerse, was grade I stakes-placed in New York, and his second dam, Baroness Direct, was a graded stakes winner in Southern California.

Chester House (1995, Mr. Prospector--Toussaud, by El Gran Senor, $25,000, Juddmonte Farms, Lexington). Millionaire Chester House won the 2000 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), but it was his solid fourth-place effort in the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in his first start on dirt that stamped him as a true professional. Chester House finished only 3 1/4 lengths behind winner Cat Thief in the Classic in what was his first U.S. start. Chester House, who also was a group winner in England, ran second in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT), and was third in consecutive runnings of the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I).

More Than Ready (1997, Southern Halo--Woodman's Girl, by Woodman, $25,000, Vinery, Lexington). Millionaire More Than Ready got off to one of the quickest starts in memory. He won his first five races, four of them stakes--the WHAS-11 Stakes, Flash Stakes, Tremont Stakes (gr. III) in track-record time of 1:02.56 for 5 1/2 furlongs, and the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) by 9 3/4 lengths. More Than Ready later won the King's Bishop (gr. I) and Hutcheson (gr. II) Stakes, and his stakes-placings included runner-up efforts in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Vosburgh (gr. I) Stakes.

Anees (1997, Unbridled--Ivory Idol, by Alydar, $15,000, Mill Ridge Farm, Lexington). Anees was best on the day it counted most his 2-year-old season. The son of Unbridled won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and was voted champion 2-year-old male.

Commendable (1997, Gone West--Bought Twice, by In Reality, $15,000, Mill Ridge Farm, Lexington). A grandson of Mr. Prospector, Commendable trained up to this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) like a pro and came home a winner by 1 1/2 lengths. He also placed in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Super Derby XXI (gr. I). Commendable's second dam, Killaloe, produced five stakes winners, including major sire Fappiano (by Mr. Prospector).

Elnadim (1994, Danzig--Elle Seule, by Exclusive Native, $15,000, Shadwell Farm, Lexington). A two-time English champion sprinter, Elnadim set a course record of 1:09.72 for six furlongs in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I). His dam, French II group winner Elle Seule, is one of nine stakes winners produced from Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Fall Aspen.

Richter Scale (1994, Habitony--Devine Pet, by Bel Bolide, $15,000, Wafare Farm, Midway, Ky.). Millionaire Richter Scale, who provides an outcross for mares with the blood of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector, captured 10 stakes, including the 2000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. I) in track-record time of 1:07.95 for six furlongs.

Yankee Victor (1996, Saint Ballado--Highest Carol, by Caro, $15,000, Airdrie Stud, Midway, Ky.). Yankee Victor's triumph over Honest Lady and Richter Scale in the 2000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) wasn't the colt's only top race at a mile. He earlier had won the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) and scored in a mile allowance in 1:33.45 in his Met Mile prep.

Intidab (1993, Phone Trick--Alqwani, by Mr. Prospector, $12,500, Shadwell Farm, Lexington). Intidab raced against some of the East Coast's top sprinters. He beat Artax in winning A Phenomenon (gr. II) at Saratoga, ran six furlongs in 1:08.94 in winning the Eillo Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and won the True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

Royal Anthem (1995, Theatrical--In Neon, by Ack Ack, $10,000, Hopewell Farm, Midway, Ky.). Millionaire Royal Anthem won the Canadian International Stakes (gr. IT) and Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) and ran second in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in four U.S. starts. He also was a group I winner in England. His dam, In Neon, was Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.

Running Stag (1994, Cozzene--Fruhlingstag, by Orsini II, $10,000, Adena Springs, Midway, Ky.). An international traveler, millionaire Running Stag was a multiple grade II winner in the U.S., a group winner in France, group I stakes-placed in Hong Kong, and stakes-placed in England. Running Stag won the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) by 7 1/4 lengths.

Vicar (1996, Wild Again--Escrow Agent, by El Gran Senor, $10,000, Darby Dan Farm, Lexington). Vicar proved to be the genuine article the winter of his 3-year-old season at Gulfstream Park, winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) and Florida Derby (gr. I). Vicar, an $835,142 earner, also placed in three graded stakes during his career, including the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).

Catrail (1990, Storm Cat--Tough as Nails, by Majestic Light, $7,500, Wafare Farm, Midway, Ky.) Catrail, who was a two-time champion sprinter in England, will be standing his first season in the U.S. Sire of six stakes winners, he formerly stood at the Irish National Stud.

Yes It's True (1996, Is It True--Clever Monique, by Clever Trick, $7,500, Padua Farm, Summerfield, Fla.). A millionaire and grade I winner, Yes It's True equaled the five-furlong track record of :57.66 in the WHAS-11 Stakes at Churchill Downs in his second start, then set a track record of 1:03.61 in the 5 1/2 furlong Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes at the track in his next start.

K One King (1996, Apalachee--Tis Michelle, by Native Charger, $6,500, Gainesway Farm, Lexington). K One King's big win came in the 2000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I) over Almutawakel, Cat Thief, and Budroyale. He won two other stakes and ran second in the Gallery Furniture.com Stakes (gr. II).

Greenwood Lake (1997, Meadowlake--Au Printemps, by Dancing Champ, $6,000, Stoneriggs Farm, Morriston, Fla.). Greenwood Lake won the 1999 Champagne (gr. I) and Remsen (gr. II) Stakes and finished second in Eclipse Award balloting for best 2-year-old male. He also was weighted within a pound of 126-pound topweight and champion Anees on the Experimental Free Handicap for males.

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