AQUEDUCT, Ozone Park, NY
|1||Eskendereya||Margin: 9¾||TrueNicks: B||$450,000|
2007 | Chestnut Colt | Giant's Causeway - Aldebaran Light, Seattle Slew
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: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $250,000.
|2||Jackson Bend||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A+||$150,000|
2007 | Chestnut Horse | Hear No Evil - Sexy Stockings, Tabasco Cat
Sire: Hear No Evil , Chestnut, 2000. Lifetime: 6 yearlings sold, median $10,500.
Broodmare Sire: Tabasco Cat, Chestnut, 1991.
|3||Awesome Act||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: C||$75,000|
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.
|1||Eskendereya||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Jackson Bend||Calvin H. Borel||Nicholas P. Zito|
|3||Awesome Act||Julien R. Leparoux||Jeremy Noseda|
|4||Schoolyard Dreams||Ramon A. Dominguez||Derek S. Ryan|
|5||Carnivore||Justin Shepherd||Joseph W. Delozier, III|
|6||Most Happy Fella||A. R. Napravnik||William Badgett, Jr.|
Evan Hammonds recaps the effort of Freedom Child in the Peter Pan Stakes and digs up some Triple Crown history from Freedom Child's 2012 racing career.6 days ago
A familiar name appeared on the worktab at Calder Casino & Race Course on May 5: dual grade I-winning millionaire Jackson Bend is back in training.Sunday, May 05, 2013
Wood Memorial (gr. I) runner-up Normandy Invasion has been getting 'sharper and smoother every day he's been here,' trainer Chad Brown said at Churchill April 27, after the Tapit colt breezed five furlongs in :59 flat.Saturday, April 27, 2013
Jockey Javier Castellano has committed to ride Fox Hill Farms' Wood Memorial (gr. I) runner-up Normandy Invasion in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Thursday, April 11, 2013
Just as a reminder to those who have now dismissed Verrazano as a potential Kentucky Derby winner, take note of past Derbys.Tuesday, April 09, 2013
David Nunn and Formal Gold rekindle memories.Monday, April 08, 2013
Vyjack, whose four-race winning streak at Aqueduct ended with his third-place finish in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 6, returned from his efforts with some mucous detected in a post-race examination, his trainer said.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez sustained a slight fracture of his first rib on the right side and a small bone chip near his right wrist as the result of a spill in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Undefeated Wood Memorial winner (gr. I) Verrazano and runner-up Normandy Invasion are headed for a rematch in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Verrazano turned back the challenge of Vyjack and held off a late-closing Normandy Invasion in a formful edition of the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who will saddle heavy favorite Verrazano in the April 6 Wood Memorial (gr. I), gently debunked the "Derby Jinx" about a horse winning the Kentucky Derby without racing at 2.Friday, April 05, 2013
If you missed the Live Blog, you can read the transcript.Friday, April 05, 2013
Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and UAE Derby, but did any performances affect the TCI Top 10? They also breakdown this Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Wood Memorial (gr. I). Watch ItThursday, April 04, 2013
Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Verrazano was assigned post 8 as the 4-5 favorite on the morning line for the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) to be run April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Joel Rosario returned to Gulfstream Park to ride the April 3 program, but the 28-year-old jockey hadn't really come back to earth after riding Animal Kingdom to victory in the Dubai World Cup March 30 at Meydan.Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Verrazano and Normandy Invasion, leading contenders for the upcoming $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I), both posted bullet moves March 31 at Palm Meadows Training Center.Sunday, March 31, 2013
Pick Six Racing's Vyjack was declared ready for $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) to be run April 6 after breezing March 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Other key contenders also were on the tab in New York and Florida.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Calvin Borel will be aboard Always in a Tiz in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Dominick Schettino confirmed March 28.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Remsen runner-up needs to finish first or second to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.Tuesday, March 12, 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
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
Jackson Bend, a multiple grade I winner who was retired from racing in October, will not stand his first season at stud in 2013 after it was determined that he would require more time to recover from a training accident.Monday, January 28, 2013
Wildcat Heir, who ranks atop Florida's leading sires' list, will stand in 2013 for $8,000, down from his 2012 fee of $10,000.Sunday, November 11, 2012
Unbridled's Song, who is just four short of his 100th stakes winner, will stand in 2013 for $60,000.Sunday, November 11, 2012
Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend, who raced for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and owners Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei of Jacks or Better Farm, has been retired to stand for $5,000 at Journeyman Stud in 2013.Thursday, October 11, 2012