BELMONT PARK, Elmont, NY
|1||Air Support||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A||$90,000|
2008 | Bay Horse | Smart Strike - Gaze, Danzig
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Danzig, Bay, 1977.
|2||Soldat||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A||$30,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | War Front - Le Relais, Coronado's Quest
Sire: War Front , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 128 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Coronado's Quest, Chestnut, 1995.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $180,000.
|3||Deciphering Dreams||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: C||$15,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Freud - Plinking, Talkin Man
Sire: Freud , Bay, 1998. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 1 wins, $44,016. Lifetime: 143 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: Talkin Man, Dark Bay or Brown, 1992. In 2009: 1.85 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February Mixed Sale 2012, $25,000.
|1||Air Support||Rajiv Maragh||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|2||Soldat||Alan Garcia||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|3||Deciphering Dreams||Ramon A. Dominguez||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|4||Favorite Hour||John R. Velazquez||Michael J. Trombetta|
|5||Liondrive||Jorge F. Chavez||Tim A. Ice|
|6||Dual Citizen||Julien R. Leparoux||David P. Duggan|
|7||The Flying Whizzer||Jose Lezcano||Jane Cibelli|
Aidan O'Brien noted that Lines of Battle was sent to Dubai with the specific purpose of picking up Kentucky Derby-qualifying points offered in the race, and he earned 100 points, assuring him a spot in the starting gate.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Howe Great, the 2012 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) victor whose last win came in the July 21 Jersey Derby at Monmouth, took a strong Keeneland allowance race April 6 in which 2011 Woodbine Mile winner Turallure ran sixth.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Trainer Charlie LoPresti has the somewhat enviable if daunting task of bringing several top-level horses back off the bench this spring at Keeneland, including 2011 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT) winner Turallure.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Soldat, a dual graded stakes winner by War Front, finished in the top two in eight of 12 starts and earned $622,760.Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Favored Csaba ran his stakes winning streak to four and likely stamped his ticket to next month's Donn Handicap (gr. I) with his victory in the $100,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park.Sunday, January 13, 2013
Csaba is the best he's ever been, and if he sails through the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, he'll punch his ticket to his first grade I stakes attempt in the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9.Friday, January 11, 2013
The Aiden O'Brein-trained 3-year-old Imperial Monarch drew position 10 of 11 and was installed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line for the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Oct. 14.Thursday, October 11, 2012
Regally-bred Noble Tune earned a trip to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) with win a visually impressive win in the Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park.Monday, October 08, 2012
Several promising maiden winners on turf including Cerro, Noble Tune, and Quinzieme Monarque will challenge New York-bred stakes winner West Hills Giant in the Pilgrim Stakes.Friday, October 05, 2012
Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.Saturday, September 08, 2012
Stuart S. Janney III's Air Support will be the 118-pound highweight in a compact field of five for the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 8, as stakes action returns to Belmont Park.Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Easy front-runner Turbo Compressor, ridden expertly by Joe Bravo, put his six rivals to sleep and coasted to victory over Air Support in the $505,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 7 at Monmouth Park.Saturday, July 07, 2012
Turbo Compressor, winner of last month's Colonial Turf Cup, will attempt to give trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth victory in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 7 at Monmouth Park.Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Turbo Compressor proved once again that speed can be dangerous. The 4-year-old Halo's Image ridgeling, who makes it a habit of being in front, got out to a narrow lead in the Colonial Turf Cup and won.Saturday, June 16, 2012
Eight-year-old Rahystrada defends his title in the Colonial Turf Cup June 16 at Colonial Downs against a full field that includes five horses that ran in last month's Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Wednesday, June 13, 2012
One race before trainer Graham Motion saddles Went the Day Well in the May 19 Preakness (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course, he will send out Augustin Stables' Smart Bid, the 7-2 overnight favorite in the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Thursday, May 17, 2012
It's easy to see why his connections want to keep Soldat on turf after last year's Triple Crown contender scored an impressive comeback victory at Gulfstream Park March 4.Sunday, March 04, 2012
Soldat will make his first start since finishing 11th in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he goes to post in a turf allowance race at Gulfstream Park March 4.Friday, March 02, 2012
Shkspeare Shaliyah and Pure Gossip turned in strong rallies to win two grade III turf stakes at Belmont Park Oct. 2 and appear headed to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.Sunday, October 02, 2011
Team Valor International's State of Play tops a field of seven and is the horse to beat in the $100,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.Thursday, September 29, 2011
Air Support, coming from the clouds, surged past 20-1 shot Casino Host in deep stretch to capture the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) by a neck over the closing Banned on the turf at Colonial Downs July 16.Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tom, Evan and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend.Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat has been given some time off and will possibly return to racing in the fall, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin July 1.Friday, July 01, 2011
Flying Zee Stables' Street Game set an easy pace and never looked back, crushing a good field of 3-year-old turf milers in the $100,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) June 18 at Belmont Park.Saturday, June 18, 2011
Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support, a graded stakes winner on the Belmont turf a year ago, returns to New York as the one to beat in the $100,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) on June 18.Thursday, June 16, 2011