BELMONT PARK, Elmont, NY
|1||Devil May Care||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$240,000|
2007 | Bay Filly | Malibu Moon - Kelli's Ransom, Red Ransom
Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 1 wins, $33,840. Lifetime: 493 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
Broodmare Sire: Red Ransom, Bay, 1987.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2009, ($400,000).
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $110,000.
|2||Awesome Maria||Margin: 4¼||TrueNicks: A+||$80,000|
2007 | Gray or Roan Mare | Maria's Mon - Discreetly Awesome, Awesome Again
Sire: Maria's Mon, Gray or Roan, 1993. Raced 2 years. 7 starts, 4 wins, $507,140. Lifetime: 496 yearlings sold, median $47,000.
Broodmare Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994.
|3||Nonna Mia||Margin: 12½||TrueNicks: C||$40,000|
2007 | Bay Filly | Empire Maker - Holy Bubbette, Holy Bull
Sire: Empire Maker, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $1,985,800. Lifetime: 212 yearlings sold, median $165,000. In 2009: 2.45 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Holy Bull, Gray, 1991.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2008 Select Yearling Sale, $200,000.
|1||Devil May Care||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Awesome Maria||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Stanley M. Hough|
|3||Nonna Mia||Ramon A. Dominguez||Bruce N. Levine|
|4||Worship the Moon||Javier Castellano||Mark Shuman|
|5||Franny Freud||Channing Hill||John P. Terranova, II|
|6||Touching Beauty||Edgar S. Prado||James A. Jerkens|
|7||Annie's Melody||Carlos H. Marquez, Jr.||Ralph E. Nicks|
Pure Fun, winner of the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, gets her season started in the $100,000 Fathead Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) as the 8-5 favorite in a field of a dozen 3-year-old fillies March 23 at Turfway Park.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Heavily-favored Dreaming of Julia held off My Happy Face in a gritty stretch battle to win the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 6.Saturday, October 06, 2012
Joyce Robsham's homebred Awesome Maria, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, in which she finished third.Sunday, August 12, 2012
Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.Saturday, July 21, 2012
Finnegans Wake looks live in Va. Derby.Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby.Thursday, July 19, 2012
Besilu Stables' Royal Delta headlines the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) at Delaware Park July 21, but the champion filly will have to fend off an old nemesis in Awesome Maria.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Godolphin Racing's It's Tricky, a daughter of Mineshaft who has won or placed in 11 of 12 starts, wore down pacesetter Cash for Clunkers to win the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) on the Belmont Park Memorial Day card.Monday, May 28, 2012
Awesome Maria carries highweight of 124 pounds against four rivals May 28 in Belmont Park's Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I). The Phipps is one of three grade I races on the Memorial Day card in New York.Friday, May 25, 2012
Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace tops the list of horses nominated to the stakes extravaganza that, along with the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), comprise the "Racing Festival of the South" at Oaklawn Park April 11-14.Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Sent off as the 1-10 favorite against five overmatched contenders, E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria was a comfortable winner of the $150,000 Rampart (gr. III) March 31 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 31, 2012
Grade I winner Awesome Maria looked as good as ever romping in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) last month; Where's Sterling leads the field in the Skip Away. Both races are part of the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 28, 2012
El Padrino put the finishing touches on his preparations for the upcoming Floriday Derby (gr. I) with a half-mile workout in :49 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center March 25.Sunday, March 25, 2012
E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria, who hadn't raced since last June, destroyed four foes, including champion Royal Delta, to win the $98,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) by eight lengths at Gulfstream Park Feb. 25.Saturday, February 25, 2012
More than three months after winning the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) and locking up champion 3-year-old filly honors, Royal Delta will begin her 2012 season in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 25 at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Awesome Maria, who hasn't competed since winning the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) last June, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 Jan. 16 at Palm Meadows in Florida.Monday, January 16, 2012
A bay filly by Empire Maker bought the highest price for a yearling thus far at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when she fetched $400,000 from Tim Hyde during the auction's second session Jan. 10.Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Two of the top-ranked juvenile fillies in the nation, My Miss Aurelia and Stopshoppingmaria, will square off for a second time in the $300,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.Wednesday, October 05, 2011
E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria, undefeated in four starts in 2011, will be sidelined for the remainder of the year after suffering a condylar fracture of her left foreleg.Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot.Wednesday, June 22, 2011
With nearly six months in the books we have not solved a whole heck of a lot so far. Fortunately, we have the older females help generate excitement.Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Awesome Maria remained perfect in four starts in 2011 and notched her first grade I win when she kicked away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap June 18 at Belmont Park.Saturday, June 18, 2011
One of three chances for Todd Pletcher, Awesome Maria seeks her first grade I win when she faces a small but solid field in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap.Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Heavily favored Awesome Maria battled Absinthe Minded down the long Belmont Park homestretch to prevail by a head in a thrilling finish to the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) May 21.Saturday, May 21, 2011
Awesome Maria, dominating winner of two graded stakes this year, is the clear standout in a small field entered in the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park May 21.Wednesday, May 18, 2011