Zayat Stables' grade III winner E Z Warrior is to make his next start in the July 29 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert said after the chestnut son of Exploit worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 over a fast main track at Santa Anita on Friday morning.
Zayat Stables' odds-on choice E Z Warrior, making his first appearance in more than six months, remained unbeaten in three starts for trainer Bob Baffert with a measured front-running victory in the $80,000 San Miguel for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park on Sunday.
Buyers have been busy as bees trying to sort out the prospects from the pretenders at the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Harry and Tom Meyerhoff's Vegas Play won an eventful running of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship for state-bred 2-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.
Knights Templar gave jockey Constant Montpellier his first added-money score of the 2005 campaign, rallying from just off the pace to take Saturday's (U.S.) $113,636 Ontario Debutante Stakes at Woodbine.
My Turbulent Miss died May 13 at Our Mims Retirement Haven. Farm owner Jeanne Mirabito said she found the mare in one of the farm's paddocks. The mare was 29 and will be buried at the farm.
A filly by Langfuhr consigned by Crupi's New Castle Farm zipped an eighth in :10 1/5 to post the fastest workout at the distance at the second session of the "Under Tack Preview" for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Exploit, who ranked eighth on the 2004 second-crop sire list by progeny earnings, has been sold to South Korean breeders.
Grade II winner Exploit, who ranks among the leaders on the second-crop sire list by 2004 and lifetime progeny earnings, will be relocated to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.
Byron Rogers, former bloodstock and stallion nominations manager at Arrowfield Stud in Australia, is the new director of the stallion division at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
Robert and Beverly Lewis' homebred Courageous Act made his stakes debut a winning one Saturday at Santa Anita Park, winning the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes for 3-year-olds.
A 2-year-old filly from the first crop of Exploit sold for $75,000 Tuesday to top the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age at Timonium in Maryland. Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage purchased her from Danzel Brendemuehl's Classic Bloodstock, agent.
My Place Toknight, a filly by out of Place, turned in the fastest quarter mile work of :22 Friday during the second session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Grade II winner Exploit was represented by his first winner
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. concluded their four-day fall mixed sale with the second of two open sessions Thursday afternoon with continued gains in average, but a slight dip in median. After a pair of consignor preferred sessions recorded solid increases in both average and median, the two open sessions posted a raise in average of 3.4% over a year ago.
Showing continued strength in the middle market seen at Keeneland September and the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale opened Monday with solid gains in both average and median. Monday's session, the first of two consignor preferred sessions, realized an average of $13,643 -- a 23.8% increase over last year's comparable figure of $11,019. The median, $9,500, posted a healthy 35.7% gain over last year's median of $7,000.
The fact that William T. Young's stallion extraordinaire Storm Cat led the Keeneland July yearling sale by average hardly sent shock waves through the industry.
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