CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Mr. Sidney||Margin: 1½||BRIS: 103||TrueNicks: A++||$101,896|
2004 | Bay Horse | Storm Cat - Tomisue's Delight, A.P. Indy
Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $570,610. Lifetime: 462 yearlings sold, median $325,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $3,900,000.
|2||Inca King||Margin: 3¾||BRIS: 102||TrueNicks: C+||$32,869|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Sir Cat - Inca Prize, Prized
Sire: Sir Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. Raced 4 years. 14 starts, 7 wins, $401,185. Lifetime: 166 yearlings sold, median $10,000. In 2009: 1.28 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Prized, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: 1.40 AEI.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $8,500.
|3||Seaspeak||Margin: 2¼||BRIS: 97||TrueNicks: A++||$16,434|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Mizzen Mast - Somerset West, Gone West
Sire: Mizzen Mast , Gray or Roan, 1998. Raced 3 years. 11 starts, 5 wins, $554,146. Lifetime: 268 yearlings sold, median $18,000.
Broodmare Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984.
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, ($19,000).
Scratched: Artic Cry.
|1||Mr. Sidney||Kent J. Desormeaux||William I. Mott|
|2||Inca King||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steven M. Asmussen|
|3||Seaspeak||Robby Albarado||Ralph E. Nicks|
|4||Thorn Song||Mike E. Smith||Dale L. Romans|
|5||Tizdejavu||Jon Kenton Court||Gregory Fox|
|6||Wise River||Jamie Theriot||Clark Hanna|
|7||Passager (FR)||Jono C. Jones||Roger L. Attfield|
Guys Reward, stalking three wide into the stretch on a soggy Churchill Downs turf course, drew clear approaching the furlong pole to win the closing night Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) by two lengths July 1.Sunday, July 01, 2012
Four D Stable's homebred Turallure seeks his first win of 2012 in the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 1 at Churchill Downs, taking on five other older turf contenders as the 122-pound highweight.Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dual grade I winner Thorn Song was represented by his first foal at John Harris' farm near Coalinga, Calif., on March 5.Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Making his first start on turf in his 10th time out. Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan made a powerful stretch move en route to a 2 3/4-length win in the $203,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 4 at Churchill Downs.Monday, July 04, 2011
The Churchill Downs' meet ends with a bang with the Firecracker Handicap. Can you predict the finish order?Friday, July 01, 2011
General Quarters, who scored the biggest turf win of his career last year at Churchill Downs, returns as the 119-pound high weight in the $175,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 38-day spring meet.Friday, July 01, 2011
Ahmed Zayat, who seems on the cusp of winning a classic race any time now, as been in the headlines for all the right and wrong reasons in his six years of Thoroughbred ownership.Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The first mare bred to dual grade I winner Thorn Song is believed to be in foal.Thursday, March 31, 2011
Grade II winner Tizdejavu had his first mare confirmed in foal.Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Thorn Song, who underwent stem cell therapy after developing laminitis, will enter stud at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Pope McLean will stand grade II-winning miler Tizdejavu at his Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2011.Monday, December 27, 2010
Headache charged home late to capture the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Park July 24, giving owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Mike Maker and jockey Julien Leparoux back-to-back wins in the main events.Saturday, July 24, 2010
Trainer Mike Maker, who has won five Claiming Crown races in the past three years, brings a pair of strong contenders into this year's main events July 24 in Inca King and Headache.Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Jason Shandler looks at the Turf Division, dominated by Gio Ponti in 2009.Friday, July 16, 2010
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I), finishes eighth in his first race since last November.Sunday, July 04, 2010
With no logical dirt race to choose from, D. Wayne Lukas has decided on the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT), a turf contest July 4 at Churchill, as the starting point for Mine That Bird--or at least he is thinking about it.Friday, July 02, 2010
Mine That Bird, the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, zipped five furlongs in :59 2/5 over a muddy track at Churchill Downs on June 28 as he completed preparations for his first start of 2010.Monday, June 28, 2010
Thorn Song, who was severely injured in his final start at Del Mar last summer and had "an almost zero chance" at survival after developing laminitis, has made a remarkable recovery thanks to breakthrough stem cell therapy.Thursday, February 11, 2010
Horse owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer Mike Mitchell said Feb. 9 that the horse Thorn Song, for whom Zayat Stable received an insurance payment, is still alive in California.Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Even though Zayat Stables has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Fifth Third Bank will continue its push to have a trustee named to oversee the operation.Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Mr. Sidney, a 2009 grade I winner, will enter stud in 2010 at Alec Head's Haras de Quesnay near Deauville, France.Sunday, November 22, 2009
If there is one thing you can always count on in the Breeders' Cup it's that it will have it's share of longshot winners and mid-price overlays who get lost in the handicapping frenzy that is so much a part of the event.Friday, November 06, 2009
Battling with pacesetter Karelian through the stretch, Court Vision poked his nose in front just before the wire to win a thriller in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 10 at Keeneland. It was the first win in six tries this season for the 4-year-old son of Gulch, who will now go on to the Breeders' Cup.Saturday, October 10, 2009
Court Vision, scratched from the Oct. 3 Kelso Handicap (gr. III) after it was taken off turf, reappears at Keeneland for the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 10. The 4-year-old colt will look to use the race as a springboard for next month's Breeders' Cup.Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Trainer Sid Attard, tied for the top spot among trainers at the 2009 Woodbine meet, sends out a tough duo in the $200,000 Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) for turf sprinters at Woodbine Aug. 29.Wednesday, August 26, 2009