AQUEDUCT, Ozone Park, NY
|1||Awesome Act||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: C||$150,000|
2007 | Chestnut Ridgling | Awesome Again - Houdini's Honey, Mr. Prospector
Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 9 wins, $4,374,590. Lifetime: 319 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mr. Prospector, Bay, 1970.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $240,000.
|2||Yawanna Twist||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: NR||$50,000|
2007 | Bay Horse | Yonaguska - Twist and Pop, Oliver's Twist
Sire: Yonaguska, Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Raced 3 years. 18 starts, 6 wins, $536,355. Lifetime: 292 yearlings sold, median $22,000.
Broodmare Sire: Oliver's Twist, Dark Bay or Brown, 1992. In 2009: .71 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, ($70,000).
|3||Nacho Friend||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A++||$25,000|
2007 | Chestnut Colt | Friends Lake - You'renotlistening, Kennedy Road
Sire: Friends Lake, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 7 starts, 3 wins, $696,400. Lifetime: 180 yearlings sold, median $12,750.
Broodmare Sire: Kennedy Road, Bay, 1968.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $30,000.
Keeneland Association 2007 November Breeding Stock Sale, $62,000.
|1||Awesome Act||Julien R. Leparoux||Jeremy Noseda|
|2||Yawanna Twist||Edgar S. Prado||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|3||Nacho Friend||Joe Bravo||Kelly J. Breen|
|4||Turf Melody||Ramon A. Dominguez||H. Graham Motion|
|5||Shrimp Dancer||Charles C. Lopez||David G. Donk|
|6||Peppi Knows||Richard Migliore||Timothy C. Kreiser|
|7||I've Got the Fever||Channing Hill||John P. Terranova, II|
|8||Wow Wow Wow||Corey S. Nakatani||D. Wayne Lukas|
|9||Three Day Rush||Fernando Jara||Todd A. Pletcher|
|10||Afleet Again||Kendrick Carmouche||Robert E. Reid, Jr.|
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 performances in Kentucky Derby prep races. Who else would you include?Sunday, April 21, 2013
Ron Turcotte looks back on Secretariat's victory in the Gotham.Friday, April 05, 2013
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss throwback horses after Comma to the Top's recent efforts, Salix in the Breeders' Cup, Vyjack, and recent events.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Gotham Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, and the Las Virgenes Stakes.Monday, March 04, 2013
Undefeated Vyjack remains on track for the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) following his terrific victory in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack March 2.Sunday, March 03, 2013
Pick Six Racing's Vyjack remained unbeaten in four starts and proceeded on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with an impressive late run March 2 in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.Saturday, March 02, 2013
If you missed the live blog, you can read the transcript.Friday, March 01, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Gotham Stakes and the Santa Anita Handicap.Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's hard to believe that we're already so far down the Kentucky Derby Trail that the final prep for the Grade I Wood Memorial is on Saturday.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Heavy favorite will have to overcome the far outside post in his 3-year-old debut.Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury.Monday, September 17, 2012
The Pimlico Special (gr. III), returning to the Pimlico racing calendar after a three-year hiatus, has drawn a sold field of 10 handicap horses, headed by Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) winner Alternation.Monday, May 14, 2012
Alternation shocked a strong field in the $400,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 14 at Oaklawn Park, leading all the way for his third consecutive stakes win of the meet.Saturday, April 14, 2012
Champion Hansen, the 6-5 favorite for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was schooled in the gate at Keeneland on the morning of April 13 and then jogged over the Polytrack surface at the Lexington track.Friday, April 13, 2012
Recent grade I winners Hymn Book and Ron the Greek head a strong field of eight for the $400,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 14.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Looking to the future, the most interesting questions about Hansen's pedigree are his ability to stay the Kentucky Derby trip and his future prospects as a sire.
Review how Hansen cruised to victory in the Gotham Stakes.Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Hansen and Empire Way shift Steve's Derby Dozen this weekMonday, March 05, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Gotham Stakes and Santa Anita Handicap.Sunday, March 04, 2012
Juvenile champion Hansen, a leading contender for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) following his smashing win in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III), is expected to return to Aqueduct for the Wood Memorial.Sunday, March 04, 2012
The champion son of Tapit relaxed in the early going before using his brilliant speed en route to a convincing three-length victory in the $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) March 3 at Aqueduct.Saturday, March 03, 2012
Is Hansen worth trying to beat at short odds?Friday, March 02, 2012
Jason and Tom handicap the Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Handicap from Santa Anita Park.Thursday, March 01, 2012
The Gotham Stakes is one of those races that could end up exactly like you thought it wouldn't -- so maybe it will.Thursday, March 01, 2012
With the exception of Eclipse Award winner Hansen, a large but rather unaccomplished field of 13 has lined up for the $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) March 3 at Aqueduct.Wednesday, February 29, 2012