Brown Almighty in Bourbon Mix
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 10/4/2012 4:19:29 PM
Last Updated: 10/6/2012 3:20:04 PM

Brown Almighty won the Sunny's Halo Stakes on August 4.
Photo: Hodges Photography/Lynn Roberts

After becoming the first stakes winner for freshman sire Big Brown   this summer, Brown Almighty will try to secure his first graded win Oct. 7 in the $150,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.

Brown Almighty earned a trip to the winner’s circle in his first start when he posted a clear victory in a one-mile maiden special weight race on the turf at Arlington Park. Trainer Tim Ice then sent Brown Almighty to Louisiana Downs, where he captured the Sunny’s Halo Stakes Aug. 4.

Tri-Star Racing’s and Joe Denson’s Brown Almighty enters the Bourbon off a narrow loss to Java's War in the Sunday Silence Stakes Sept. 8 at Louisiana Downs. Jockey Franciso Torres, fresh off a riding title at Arlington Park, will have the mount on Brown Almighty.

While the Bourbon drew on Oct. 4, the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds is still taking shape because several juveniles who would be top contenders are cross-entered in the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 6 at Keeneland. Those cross-entered horses include With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Balance the Books and runner-up Joha, as well as Craving Carats.

The Bourbon is a Breeders’ Cup "Win and You’re In," race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).

$150,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. III, race 7, approximate post 4:17 p.m. EDT) 2yo, 1 1/16 miles (turf)
PP, Horse, Jockey, , Weight, Trainer
1. Joha (KY), R. Dominguez, 118, M. Maker
2. Ruler of Love (FL), C. Lanerie, 118, J. Scott
3. Really Sharp (KY), E. Trujillo, 118, I Black
4. Strike the Note (KY), B Hernandez Jr., 118, W. Calhoun
5. Fredericksburg (KY), J. Lezcano, 118, M. Matz
6. Balance the Books (KY), J. Leparoux, 122, C. Brown
7. Summit County (KY), S. Bridgmohan, 118, D. Romans
8. Brown Almighty (KY), F. Torres, 118, T. Ice
9. Sonofasamurai (KY), D. Cohen, 118, K. McPeek
10. Roman’s Avenue (KY), M. Mena, 118, D. Romans
11. Slamarama (KY), R. Napravnik, 118, T. Pletcher
12. Craving Carats (KY), K. Desormeaux, 118, D. Romans
13. Road Agent (FL) (AE), L. Goncalves, 118, B Walsh
14. Army Hero (KY) (AE), J. Graham, 118, S. Asmussen

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