ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington, IL
|1||Middie||Margin: 3¼||TrueNicks: A||$88,200|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Officer - Sweettrickydancer, Green Dancer
Sire: Officer, Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 6 wins, $804,090. Lifetime: 315 yearlings sold, median $28,000.
Broodmare Sire: Green Dancer, Bay, 1972. In 2009: 1.97 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, ($45,000).
|2||Mister Marti Gras||Margin: 2¾||TrueNicks: B+||$29,400|
2007 | Chestnut Gelding | Belong to Me - Miss Marta, Cure the Blues
Sire: Belong to Me , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 7 wins, $261,166. Lifetime: 490 yearlings sold, median $28,695.
Broodmare Sire: Cure the Blues, Bay, 1978. In 2009: 1.96 AEI.
|3||Pool Play||Margin: 4||TrueNicks: A||$16,170|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Silver Deputy - Zuri Ridge, Cox's Ridge
Sire: Silver Deputy, Bay, 1985. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 2 wins, $41,820. Lifetime: 550 yearlings sold, median $50,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cox's Ridge, Bay, 1974. In 2009: 2.46 AEI.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $180,000.
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, $625,000.
Keeneland Association 2005 November Breeding Stock Sale, $60,000.
|1||Middie||Francisco C. Torres||Philip J. Oliver|
|2||Mister Marti Gras||Eduardo E. Perez||Chris M. Block|
|3||Pool Play||Miguel Mena||Mark E. Casse|
|4||Hattaash||Rosemary B. Homeister, Jr.||Charles L. Bettis|
|5||Workin for Hops||Robby Albarado||Michael Stidham|
|6||Prayer for Relief||James Graham||Steven M. Asmussen|
|7||Ballyjamesduff||E. T. Baird||John Haran|
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).Saturday, April 27, 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
Howe Great, the 2012 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) victor whose last win came in the July 21 Jersey Derby at Monmouth, took a strong Keeneland allowance race April 6 in which 2011 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure ran sixth.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Trainer Charlie LoPresti has the somewhat enviable if daunting task of bringing several top-level horses back off the bench this spring at Keeneland, including 2011 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT) winner Turallure.Thursday, April 04, 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
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
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
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
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy, out of action since the spring due to an ankle injury, makes his return in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), the closing day feature of the Keeneland fall meet Oct. 27.Wednesday, October 24, 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
Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of five of six starts this year, will make his first start in almost two months when he carries top weight in the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.Wednesday, October 03, 2012