AQUEDUCT, Ozone Park, NY
|1||Gemologist||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$600,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Tiznow - Crystal Shard, Mr. Prospector
Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 15 starts, 8 wins, $6,427,830. Lifetime: 427 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mr. Prospector, Bay, 1970.
Keeneland Association November 2009 Breeding Stock Sale, $310,000.
|2||Alpha||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: A+||$200,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Bernardini - Munnaya, Nijinsky II
Sire: Bernardini , Dark Bay or Brown, 2003. Lifetime: 305 yearlings sold, median $135,000.
Broodmare Sire: Nijinsky II, Bay, 1967.
|3||Teeth of the Dog||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: B||$100,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Bluegrass Cat - Deputy Reality, Deputy Minister
Sire: Bluegrass Cat , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 206 yearlings sold, median $27,500.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
Keeneland Association January 2013 Horses of All Ages Sale, $20,000.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $80,000.
|1||Gemologist||Javier Castellano||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Alpha||Ramon A. Dominguez||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|3||Teeth of the Dog||Joe Bravo||Michael R. Matz|
|4||Tiger Walk||John R. Velazquez||Ignacio Correas, IV|
|5||The Lumber Guy||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Michael E. Hushion|
|6||Street Life||Junior Alvarado||Chad C. Brown|
|7||My Adonis||Elvis Trujillo||Kelly J. Breen|
|8||Casual Trick||Corey S. Nakatani||Nicholas P. Zito|
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.Sunday, May 12, 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
The Lumber Guy, a finalist for the 2012 Eclipse Award for male sprinter, was named New York horse of the year, champion 3-year-old male, and champion male sprinter during the NYTB awards banquet April 15.Monday, April 15, 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
Soft Falling Rain got a less than ideal trip in the $1 million Godolphin Mile before storming to victory in the first race on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 30 at Meydan.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
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's unbeaten colt Soft Falling Rain will get the first major test of his career in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) March 20 at Meydan.Tuesday, March 26, 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
Sahara Sky, benefitting once again by a super-hot pace, flew home on the outside to capture the $200,750 San Carlos Stakes Feb. 23 for his second grade II stakes win in a row at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, February 23, 2013
Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, February 20, 2013