BELMONT PARK, Elmont, NY
|1||Mission Approved||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: C+||$240,000|
2004 | Bay Horse | With Approval - Fortunate Find, Fortunate Prospect
Sire: With Approval, Gray or Roan, 1986. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 13 wins, $2,863,540. Lifetime: 291 yearlings sold, median $18,940.
Broodmare Sire: Fortunate Prospect, Dark Bay or Brown, 1981. In 2009: 1.47 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton New York 2005 Preferred Yearling Sale, ($14,000).
|2||Bim Bam||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$80,000|
2007 | Bay Horse | Deputy Wild Cat - Laurel Light, Colony Light
Sire: Deputy Wild Cat, Chestnut, 1999. Raced 1 years. 1 starts. Lifetime: 19 yearlings sold, median $3,200. In 2009: .60 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Colony Light, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
|3||Gio Ponti||Margin: 3¼||TrueNicks: A+||$40,000|
2005 | Bay Horse | Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, Alydar
Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 5 wins, $360,900. Lifetime: 1075 yearlings sold, median $63,018.
Broodmare Sire: Alydar, Chestnut, 1975.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2007, ($45,000).
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, ($95,000).
Scratched: Wishful Tomcat.
|1||Mission Approved||Jose L. Espinoza||Naipaul Chatterpaul|
|2||Bim Bam||David Cohen||Ron Moquett|
|3||Gio Ponti||Ramon A. Dominguez||Christophe Clement|
|4||Al Khali||Alan Garcia||William I. Mott|
|5||Bold Hawk||Jose Lezcano||James J. Toner|
|6||Straight Story||Javier Castellano||Alan E. Goldberg|
|7||Windward Islands||Julien R. Leparoux||Mark R. Frostad|
|8||Viscount Nelson||Garrett K. Gomez||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|9||Prince Will I Am||John R. Velazquez||Michelle Nihei|
On the final Sunday morning of the 2013 Keeneland spring meet, there was still plenty of activity on the Keeneland backstretch.Sunday, April 21, 2013
Classic winner and champion Animal Kingdom will stand for Aus$38,500 (about $40,000 in U.S. funds) when he enters stud this year at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.Monday, April 15, 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
Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Optimizer hopped at the break of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) but drew clear in the end, earning his second straight victory over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
Optimizer went wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26 for red-hot Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, who has won three stakes races in eight days.Saturday, January 26, 2013
The first reported foal by three-time Eclipse Award Winner Gio Ponti was born Jan. 11 at Huntington Stud Farm in Kleinburg, Ontario.Friday, January 11, 2013
The farm is welcoming the return of Gio Ponti from stud duty in Australia.Saturday, January 05, 2013
Coming off a splendid three-race campaign at Woodbine, Forte Dei Marmi looks to wrap up the year on a winning note in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 24.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gio Ponti, a three-time Eclipse Award winner, will stand in 2013 for $20,000 at Castleton Lyons.Friday, November 16, 2012
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
Wigmore Hall, winless since last year's Northern Dancer Stakes Presented by Vtech (Can-IT), successfully defended his crown when he outfought favored Al Khali in the homestretch over Woodbine's turf course Sept. 16.Sunday, September 16, 2012
Defending victor Wigmore Hall, recent grade II winner Forte Dei Marmi, and Woodbine Oaks heroine Irish Mission top a field of eight for the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech at Woodbine Sept. 16.Thursday, September 13, 2012
Of nine graded stakes trainer Shug McGaughey has won in 2012, eight have been on turf. On Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, the Hall of Famer looks to add to that total when sending Data Link postward in the Bernard Baruch.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Point of Entry stamped himself as one of America's best turf competitors with a four-length triumph in the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18.Saturday, August 18, 2012
Turbo Compressor goes after the biggest score of his career Aug. 18 when he heads a field of nine in the 38th running of the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bill Mott pair work for the Personal Ensign Stakes and Woodward Stakes, respectively.Monday, August 13, 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
Pender Harbour, Canada's champion 3-year-old male of 2011, will try to make it two straight when he takes on five rivals in the Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 1.Thursday, June 28, 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
Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), True North Handicap (gr. II), Just A Game Stakes (gr. I), and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT).Sunday, June 10, 2012
The trio of Boisterous, Desert Blanc, and Top Surprize--the respective top three finishers in the Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT)--figure to make things interesting again in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Despite being in Baltimore, the man who recommended selling I'll Have Another won't be at Pimlico Race Course to watch the colt try to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown.Friday, May 18, 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