CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Pluck||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A+||$540,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | More Than Ready - Secret Heart (SAF), Fort Wood
Sire: More Than Ready , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Raced 2 years. 17 starts, 7 wins, $1,026,229. Lifetime: 1016 yearlings sold, median $80,000.
Broodmare Sire: Fort Wood, Bay, 1990. In 2009: .49 AEI.
|2||Soldat||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A||$180,000|
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||Willcox Inn||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$99,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Harlan's Holiday - De Aar, Gone West
Sire: Harlan's Holiday , Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 22 starts, 9 wins, $3,632,664. Lifetime: 382 yearlings sold, median $56,500.
Broodmare Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2009 Select Yearling Sale, $50,000.
Scratched: Typhoon Slew.
|1||Pluck||Garrett K. Gomez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Soldat||Alan Garcia||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|3||Willcox Inn||John R. Velazquez||Michael Stidham|
|4||Madman Diaries||Jeffrey Sanchez||Wesley A. Ward|
|5||Banned||Joel Rosario||Thomas F. Proctor|
|6||Master of Hounds||John Patrick Murtagh||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|7||Utley||William T. Buick||John H. M. Gosden|
|8||Humble and Hungry||Olivier Peslier||Ignacio Correas, IV|
|9||Air Support||Rajiv Maragh||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|10||Mantoba (GB)||Lanfranco Dettori||Brian Meehan|
|11||Deciphering Dreams||Ramon A. Dominguez||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|12||Rough Sailing||A. R. Napravnik||Michael Stidham|
Calumet Farm's Skyring, winless in 11 starts since a victory at Pimlico Race Course last May, found the winner's circle again at the Maryland track in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).5 days ago
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
If Forty Tales is to achieve further fame it is far more likely that it will be as a sprinter rather than in the Classics.
Lines of Battle, who earned his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) via a win in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II), arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:25 a.m. May 1 after a trip from Ireland.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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
Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's unbeaten colt Soft Falling Rain will get the first major test of his career in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) March 20 at Meydan.Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Godolphin's Sajjhaa gamely drove between horses in the stretch to deny South African champion The Apache a win in the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I), the finale on the Super Saturday card March 9.Saturday, March 09, 2013
South African star mare Igugu will be reunited with regular rider Anthony Delpech for the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 9 at Meydan as she returns to take on Godolphin's Sajjhaa, who defeated her two weeks ago.Thursday, March 07, 2013
Mushreq will continue on a path toward the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) next month after a convincing win Feb. 21 at Meydan in the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II).Thursday, February 21, 2013
After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
While trainer Mike de Kock's lone representative in the Balanchine (UAE-II) on Feb. 21 at Meydan is South African star Igugu, he sends a three-prong attack for the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) two races later.Tuesday, February 19, 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
Swift Warrior made his first-ever start at Sam Houston Race Park a successful one Jan. 26, when he beat nine rivals in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) in a pacesetting effort.Sunday, January 27, 2013
Scarlet Stable's King David and jockey Rosie Napravnik figure to be a tough act in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 26.Wednesday, January 23, 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
Making her first start since a sixth in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Garland Williamson's Hard Not to Like proved her quality with a half-length victory in the $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5.Saturday, January 05, 2013
Runners include Dancing Rain in the Hong Kong Vase, and Master of Hounds in the Hong Kong Mile.Thursday, December 06, 2012
The Dec. 6 barrier draw provided a little added intrigue for the Longines Hong Kong International races, particularly in the $2.8 million Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), where top-rated Cirrus des Aigles drew well.Thursday, December 06, 2012
A celebration of George Vancouver's win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Comments from Trainer Aidan O'Brien and Jockey Ryan Moore after George Vancouver's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.Saturday, November 03, 2012
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan drew post 2 and was installed as the 9-5 favorite Oct. 29 for the $2 milion Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, but must run the race of a lifetime to get the job done.Monday, October 29, 2012