After Thunder Moccasin's visually impressive win in the Hutcheson Stakes, Starlight Racing's tentative plan is not roses in May but one-turn sprint races -- at least for now.
Thunder Moccasin didn't command huge prices in the auction ring, but he always was physically impressive.
Starlight Racing's Thunder Moccasin followed up his impressive maiden win with an even more stirring performance, as he demolished a short field to take the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park.
Nonsuch Bay, a grade I-winning mare in foal to A. P. Warrior, brought the top price of $210,000 during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington.
Grade II winner A. P. Warrior was represented by his initial winner when his daughter A. P. Song scored by six lengths at Philadelphia Park July 30.
The first reported foal by grade II winner A. P. Warrior is a filly born Jan. 27 at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Versailles, Ky.
A. P. Warrior, a graded stakes-winning son of A.P. Indy, has been purchased by Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm for stallion duty at the Versailles, Ky., farm.
Following the massacre at Churchill Downs on May 6, the initial reaction was that Barbaro's opponents in the Preakness (gr. I) have as much chance of victory as Don Quixote had battling windmills. But, although Barbaro should once again be a formidable foe, there is no reason to quiver and hide from the fiend of Fair Hill.
Three horses, including Florida Derby (gr. I) third-place finisher Sunriver, were excluded when 23 horses were entered Wednesday for Saturday's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that is limited to 20 starters on the basis of earnings in graded stakes.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Brother Derek breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 at Santa Anita Monday.
Finally, after months of picking, probing, and doubting, we've uncovered the mother lode. And that's with the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) still to be run.
Stonerside Stable's Bob and John, winner of the Sham Stakes (gr. III) and third in the recent San Felipe (gr. II), will run next in the April 8 Wood Memorial (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday.
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