Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.
Sahara Sky, benefitting once again by a super-hot pace, flew home on the outside to capture the $200,750 San Carlos Stakes Feb. 23 for his second grade II stakes win in a row at Santa Anita Park.
Sahara Sky took advantage of a blistering pace to tally a one-length victory from off the pace for a 21-1 upset in the $150,500 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.
Grade II stakes-placed El Nino sired his initial winner when his son Senor Rain scored at Del Mar Aug 12.
Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been relocated to Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Stakes winner Quick Action was represented by his first winner when his son Eternally Fast won July 17 at Calder Race Course.
Tasha's Miracle, a graded stakes winner both years she raced, has been retired from racing because of an ankle injury.
The first foal by El Nino was foaled Jan. 12 at Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla.
Sarava, the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner when Belo Sorte won Dec. 5 at Turfway Park.
Grade II stakes-placed El Nino has been moved to Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farm near Seymour, Ind.
Spanish Steps, a full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner July 24 at Del Mar.
Longtime Ocala, Fla.-based trainers Caroline and Rob Webster recently closed on the purchase of 55 acres of Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South that includes a 5/8-mile dirt track and half-mile turf course.
The Daddy's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 21 at Hidden Lake Farm near Otisville, N.Y.
El Nino, a grade II stakes-placed runner at Saratoga, will enter stud in 2008 at Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South near Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. realized increases in average and median prices during the open sale portion of its annual August yearling sale that finished Aug. 24 and recorded a final gross total nearly the same as last year.
- By Ron Mitchell
Florida-based stallion Spanish Steps had a breakout day during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select yearling sale, as he emerged as not only the leading first-crop sire but also the second-leading sire by average.
Sarava, who upset War Emblem in the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will relocate to Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla.
Multiple stakes winner Quick Action will move to Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif., for the 2007 season.
The Daddy, a grade II winner who captured three of four lifetime starts, will stand the 2007 season at Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla.
Stakes-placed Conscience Clear sired his first winner from his first starter when his son Individual King won July 12
Stakes-placed Conscience Clear will be relocated for the 2004 breeding season to Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla. He will stand for $2,500.
Stakes-placed Conscience Clear has been retired for stallion duty at Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
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