CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Kathmanblu||Margin: 8½||TrueNicks: D||$99,525|
2008 | Bay Filly | Bluegrass Cat - Abba Gold, Devil's Bag
Sire: Bluegrass Cat , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 206 yearlings sold, median $27,500.
Broodmare Sire: Devil's Bag, Bay, 1981. In 2009: 1.81 AEI.
Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale, ($475,000).
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, ($57,000).
|2||Missyoulikecrazy||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A++||$32,105|
2008 | Chestnut Filly | Lion Heart - Seattle Way, Seattle Slew
Sire: Lion Heart, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $1,390,800. Lifetime: 497 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
Keeneland Association November 2011 Breeding Stock Sale, $425,000.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, ($285,000).
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $230,000.
|3||Suave Voir Faire||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: B||$16,052|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Filly | Suave - Avie's Song, Lord Avie
Sire: Suave, Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 90 yearlings sold, median $5,000.
Broodmare Sire: Lord Avie, Bay, 1978.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2011 Mixed Sale, $55,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, ($37,000).
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2009 Select Yearling Sale, $30,000.
|1||Kathmanblu||Julien R. Leparoux||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|2||Missyoulikecrazy||Robby Albarado||Eddie Kenneally|
|3||Suave Voir Faire||Sal Gonzalez, Jr.||D. Michael Smithwick, Jr.|
|4||Aide||Garrett K. Gomez||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|5||Gran Lioness||Shaun Bridgmohan||W. Bret Calhoun|
|6||Sweet Deal to Win||Jon Kenton Court||Troy Newton|
|7||Missed the Point||Tony Farina||George R. Arnold, II|
Gal About Town finished second best to Sign in the Oct. 28 Pocahontas (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, but trainer Bret Calhoun is hopeful she'll build off that effort and prove best in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dual graded stakes winner Kathmanblu, a 4-year-old daughter of Bluegrass Cat, has been retired from racing.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A competitive filed of older fillies and mares, including previous Arlington Park graded stakes winner Upperline, comprise the lineup for the May 26 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington Park.Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tracy Farmer's La Gran Bailadora, fifth in last year's Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) after a slow start, will give it another try April 20 in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for fillies and mares at Keeneland.Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Jockey Club in 2009 with Super Saver before sending him off to win the Kentucky Derby, completed the first part of the double again with Gemologist Nov. 26 at Churchill.Saturday, November 26, 2011
WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher hope history will repeat itself, as likely favorite Gemologist leads a field of 11 juveniles in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland this week.Thursday, October 13, 2011
Behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go, Winter Memories somehow found a way out, passing the entire field inside the sixteenth pole to win the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in unbelievable fashion Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.Saturday, September 17, 2011
Winter Memories, beaten for the first time this season last out as the heavy favorite, shoots for her first grade I win in the $250,000 Garden City Stakes Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Fast-closing Hungry Island ran her winning streak to four races when she blew past her rivals in the final furlong to take the $150,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) going away by 2 1/2 lengths at Saratoga.Sunday, August 21, 2011
Facing Winter Memories would seem an unenviable task for anyone right now, which is why the NYRA stakes coordinators should be commended for actually finding six 3-year-old fillies to face her in the Lake Placid.Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bizzy Caroline, making her stakes debut, kicked clear late to register a 2 1/4-length win in the $138,125 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf course June 18, earning her third consecutive win.Saturday, June 18, 2011
Glen Hill Farm's Banned, a smashing winner of the American Turf (gr. IIT) in his most recent start, returns to Churchill Downs as the heavy favorite for the $100,000 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) on June 18.Thursday, June 16, 2011
Two weeks after demolishing a field of optional claimers, Craig Singer's homebred filly Salty Strike became a graded stakes winner, as she returned to Churchill Downs June 4 to take the Dogwood (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths.Saturday, June 04, 2011
Of the eight entrants drawn for the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III), not only do all of them have one-turn wins at Churchill Downs, but six of them have stakes wins over the track.Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Strictly from a handicapping standpoint, I will give you my three top picks for the Kentucky Oaks and tell you why.Friday, May 06, 2011
Fox Hills Farms' Joyful Victory, runaway winner of Oaklawn Park's Honeybee (gr. III) and Fantasy (gr. II) in her past two starts, tops a stellar cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Wednesday, May 04, 2011
A visual look at the fillies in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Who will win this year's Kentucky Oaks? Will it be a Joyful Victory? Is it time for a Summer Soiree? Are you expecting a Street Storm? Or will the results be Plum Pretty?Tuesday, May 03, 2011
R Heat Lightning, the likely favorite in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) for trainer Todd Pletcher, put in her final drill prior to the race April 30, working a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, April 30, 2011
Robert and Lawana Low's Fantasy (gr. II) runner-up Arienza worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 over a fast track April 29, but her trainer said she is still up in the air for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Friday, April 29, 2011
Dr. William Dobozi is bound for the Kentucky Oaks with a filly from the only broodmare he owns.Tuesday, April 26, 2011
R Heat Lightning, the likely Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) favorite, and Kathmanblu braved a steady rain and sloppy track conditions at Churchill Downs to put in timed workouts just after the track maintenance break April 23.Saturday, April 23, 2011
With the addition of Suave Voir Faire and Royal Delta to the list of prospective starters in the 137 running of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are 16 fillies listed as "likely" or "possible."Friday, April 22, 2011