A Siphon colt turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Monday during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training. He covered the distance in :21 3/5 at Calder Race Course in Florida.
Eugene and Laura Melnyk's grade I-winning Tweedside, who was retired earlier this year after a 20-start career, will be bred to Storm Cat during the 2004 breeding season.
Crowned Dancer, among the leaders of Southern California's Triple Crown hopefuls last year, will attempt to show he belongs with the best of this year's 3-year-old crop in Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III).
Trainer Christopher Paasch is a new resident of Lexington, Ky.
Paasch and his partners have recently purchased a tract of the old 505 Farm and have renamed it Victory Haven Training Center.
A Roar filly named Reverberation zipped an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5, posting the fastest time for the distance Saturday during the first session of the final under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Florida stallion Tactical Advantage, whose runners have earned $2.5 million this year, was euthanized Dec. 26 because of neurological problems
The $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) lost one of its prime prospects Saturday when trainer Christopher Paasch announced that Crowned Dancer, the winner of the Hollywood Juvenile Championship, is sick with a virus and will not make the race on the final day of the meeting, September 11.
Florida-bred Crowned Dancer led throughout under Alex Solis to win the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on Saturday, upstaging the Bob Baffert-trained Kafwain, the even-money favorite in the six-furlong event for 2-year-olds.
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