BELMONT PARK, Elmont, NY
|1||Awesome Maria||Margin: 2¾||BRIS: 98||TrueNicks: A+||$150,000|
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.
|2||Touching Beauty||Margin: nose||BRIS: 94||TrueNicks: D||$50,000|
2007 | Bay Filly | Tapit - Victory Road, Ikari
Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Raced 2 years. 6 starts, 3 wins, $557,300. Lifetime: 371 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Ikari, Bay, 1991. In 2009: .48 AEI.
Keeneland Association January 2012 Horses of All Ages Sale, $450,000.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2009, $235,000.
Keeneland Association January 2008 Horses of All Ages Sale, $35,000.
|3||Worship the Moon||Margin: 1¼||BRIS: 94||TrueNicks: A||$25,000|
2007 | Bay Filly | Malibu Moon - Evangelizer, Saint Ballado
Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 1 wins, $33,840. Lifetime: 493 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Keeneland Association January 2011 Horses of All Ages Sale, $130,000.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $40,000.
|1||Awesome Maria||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Stanley M. Hough|
|2||Touching Beauty||Edgar S. Prado||James A. Jerkens|
|3||Worship the Moon||Javier Castellano||Mark Shuman|
|4||Southern Truth||Jose Lezcano||Jason Servis|
|5||Heavenly Landing||Ramon A. Dominguez||Eddie Kenneally|
|6||Dashing Debby||Robby Albarado||Steven M. Asmussen|
|7||Speightful Lady||Kent J. Desormeaux||Dale L. Romans|
|8||Worstcasescenario||Alan Garcia||Richard A. Violette, Jr.|
|9||Babai Baby||Rajiv Maragh||John C. Kimmel|
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
Defending winner Heavenly Landing takes on nine older fillies and mares Jan. 5 in the $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park, including Team Block's highly consistent Leading Astray.Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Favored Kauai Katie didn't disappoint in the Sept. 30 Matron Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park when she overcame Baby J at the half-mile pole and increased her advantage to the wire, drawing off to a decisive victory.Sunday, September 30, 2012
Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) winner Kauai Katie puts her unbeaten streak on the line in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 30 at Belmont Park, taking the next step toward the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.Thursday, September 27, 2012
Grade I winner Summer Soiree, last seen finishing second in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) last November, makes her 2012 debut in the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes Presented by Jose Cuervo (gr. IIT) on Saratoga's inner turf.Wednesday, August 22, 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
Gaining the services of jockey Jose Espinoza for the first time, Silver Screamer kicked clear under urging in the stretch to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths in the June 30 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.Saturday, June 30, 2012
The June 30 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park has attracted a diverse group of fillies and mares, with graded stakes winners Ruthenia, Heavenly Landing, and Unbridled Humor being the standouts.Thursday, June 28, 2012
Favored Bizzy Caroline, making her second start of the year, dug in late to edge outsider Heavenly Landing by a neck in the $111,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf June 2.Saturday, June 02, 2012
Frank L. Jones Jr's Tapitsfly, who has started four times this year in graded events and has won or placed in all of them, will carry top weight of 121 pounds in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, May 30, 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
Zagora, who ran third in last year's Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is back for this year running, but this time she's coming off two straight graded stakes wins.Wednesday, April 11, 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
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom worked an easy five-eighths of a mile on turf in 1:04 4/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center March 10 as he preps for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 31.Saturday, March 10, 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
Heavenly Landing, a 19-1 upsetter in last month's Marshua's River (gr. IIIT), will try to keep her perfect turf record intact Feb. 11 when she goes in the $150,000 Suwannee River (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, February 09, 2012