WOODBINE, Rexdale, ON , CAN
|1||Alpha Bettor||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: C||$89,883|
2008 | Chestnut Horse | Alphabet Soup - Scatter Buy, Relaunch
Sire: Alphabet Soup , Roan, 1991. Raced 4 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $2,990,270. Lifetime: 301 yearlings sold, median $12,820.
Broodmare Sire: Relaunch, Gray, 1976. In 2009: 2.66 AEI.
Adena Springs Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $27,000.
|2||City Wolf||Margin: 4½||TrueNicks: A++||$29,961|
2007 | Chestnut Horse | Giant's Causeway - Baby Zip, Relaunch
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Relaunch, Gray, 1976. In 2009: 2.66 AEI.
|3||James Street||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A+||$16,479|
2007 | Bay Horse | El Prado (IRE) - Alleynedale, Unbridled
Sire: El Prado (IRE), Gray, 1989. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 4 wins, $236,987. Lifetime: 392 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
Broodmare Sire: Unbridled, Bay, 1987.
|1||Alpha Bettor||Tyler Pizarro||Daniel J. Vella|
|2||City Wolf||Luis Contreras||Reade Baker|
|3||James Street||Justin Stein||Josie Carroll|
|4||Pool Play||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse|
|5||Stunning Stag||Gerry Olguin||Sid C. Attard|
|6||Incredicat||Alex O. Solis||Ian Black|
|7||Medidocihospisurg||Jesse M. Campbell||Steven Chircop|
Alpha Bettor, making his first start of the year, upset 2-5 pick Delegation with a late surge along the inside for Justin Stein in a fast renewal of the $197,961 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 12 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.Sunday, May 12, 2013
Delegation should be able to dictate the tempo in the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) in a short field of five May 12, making the 4-year-old son of Speightstown a dangerous commodity on the Polytrack at Woodbine.Thursday, May 09, 2013
Pool Play will try to add a graded stakes victory on turf to a career resume that includes graded stakes scores on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) April 25 at Keeneland.Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the loaded Donn Handicap field.Thursday, February 07, 2013
Grade I winners, at ages 8 and 9, respectively, face talented field at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas looks to continue his hot streak in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, sending out Optimizer in the Jan. 26 turf test for older males.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Favored Csaba ran his stakes winning streak to four and likely stamped his ticket to next month's Donn Handicap (gr. I) with his victory in the $100,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park.Sunday, January 13, 2013
Csaba is the best he's ever been, and if he sails through the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, he'll punch his ticket to his first grade I stakes attempt in the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9.Friday, January 11, 2013
Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) winner Pool Play was scratched from the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) the morning of the race, but not due to tendon issues similar to those he has battled in the past.Friday, November 23, 2012
Claire and Frank preview the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 23.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In his final career start, classic winner Shackleford will try to add one more highlight Nov. 23 in a compelling edition of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.Saturday, November 17, 2012
Game On Dude was named the 125-pound highweight for the $400,000-added Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 23, but is not expected to run. The likely highweight could be Shackleford.Friday, November 16, 2012
James Street, rallying with determination on the outside, collared pacesetter Patrioticandproud in deep stretch and went on to win the xx Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 10 at Woodbine.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Nominations for five graded stakes events to be run closing week at Churchill Downs were released Nov. 10. Headlining 158 runners are Clark contenders Shackleford, Game on Dude, Pool Play, Take Charge Indy, and Coil.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Bill Farish Jr.'s Pool Play will be pointed toward the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, but the 7-year-old might not be the only Clark starter for trainer Mark Casse.Friday, November 09, 2012
Maritimer, winner of the 2011 Coronation Futurity and champion Canadian 2-year-old, makes his first start since March 31 in Dubai in the $150,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 10.Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.Saturday, November 03, 2012
Game On Dude could put himself atop the favorites list for Horse of the Year with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).Friday, November 02, 2012
Trainer Mark Casse talks about Classic contender Pool Play and his other Breeders' Cup horses.Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Steve looks at Classic horses, and shares some Breeders' Cup photos.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Favorite Delegation ran like a 6-5 choice should, taking the Durham Cup field wire-to-window to win the grade III Polytrack race over nine furlongs by 1 1/4 lengths over defending champ City Wolf.Sunday, October 14, 2012
The connections of City Wolf hope the five-year-old Giant's Causeway horse gets untracked Oct. 14 in the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-gr. III).Thursday, October 11, 2012
Pool Play won for the first time since suffering a tendon tear last year, and picked a good race to do it. The 7-year-old son of Silver Deputy took the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Oct. 6.Saturday, October 06, 2012