Two prominent horses being pointed to this year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, Judy the Beauty and Midnight Lucky, will enter the seven-furlong race off long breaks. Both have shown ability to win off long breaks.
Here is a selection of noteworthy pedigrees for yearlings set to sell at Keeneland's September auction Thursday, Sept. 11, the final day of Book 1.
Midnight Lucky had nearly a year since her last race, but lost none of her class in the interim. She rumbled into the stretch of the $330,600 Humana Distaff (gr. I) at Churchill and widened away to a 4 1/2 length victory.
Rumor, victorious in the Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 10, has been installed the 5-2 favorite in a field of nine fillies and mares entered in the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 4.
Trainers comment on the offspring of Speightstown they have raced. Read the full feature in the Jan. 12, 2013, issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Trainer Jonathan Sheppard reached the 3,000 win milestone Sept. 17 when he saddled Fugitive Angel to a neck victory in the seventh race at Delaware Park.
Trainer Buff Bradley admits he doesn't remember every horse foaled on his Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort, Ky., but he certainly remembers the birthday of Humana Distaff (gr. I) winner Groupie Doll.
Sassy Image will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) when she faces a strong lineup in the 26th renewal of the seven-furlong test May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 2,000th race of his career April 19 at Lone Star Park when Forty Winks won a claiming race under Clifton Berry.
Informed Decision, a 2009 Eclipse champion, delivered her first foal, a colt by Street Cry, at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., on March 11.
Grade I winner Mona de Momma, a 5-year-old mare by Speightstown, fetched $1.55 million from Jon Clay of Alpha Delta Stables during the last hour of the Faisg Tipton November sale. She was consigned by Lane's End, agent.
Dennis "Peaches" Geier, assistant to trainer Bret Calhoun, had a feeling about last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) with Chamberlain Bridge.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale's reputation has improved dramatically in recent years.
Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge, defending champion in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT), tuned up for an expected repeat bid the morning of Oct. 19 by working a bullet five furlongs in :59.
Keeneland has slated 18 stakes--led by five grade I races on opening FallStars Weekend--with purse money totaling $4.375 million for its 2011 fall meeting.
Devil by Design, making her season debut for trainer Bill Mott, overcame early trouble to take control in the final furlong, winning the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) July 3 at Arlington Park.
Grade I winners Dr. Zic and Hooh Why head a field of eight older fillies and mares in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park July 3.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos has made a successful recovery from colic surgery April 19 and has resumed stud duties at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was informed May 18 that a trainer has filed an appeal of the results of the April 14 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Fresh from her record-setting win in Keeneland's Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III), Embur's Song returns to Woodbine for the first time since last summer in the $150,000 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 14.
Jerry Romans' filly, a daughter of Broken Vow, rallies from off the pace to win going away; 4-year-old filly was longest shot on the board at 16-1.
Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, is recovering from colic surgery performed Tuesday, April 19, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.
It didn't take long for Shotgun Gulch to move on to her next challenge after winning the April 14 Vinery Madison (gr. I) under Garrett Gomez.
Shotgun Gulch passed favored Amen Hallelujah in deep stretch to post an 11-1 upset in the $300,000 Vinery Madison (gr. I) April 14 at Keeneland.
St Trinians will return off a lengthy layoff to face six fillies and mares in the $150,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Cassidys Pride||Manuel A. Estevez||
|Double Espresso||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Dr. Zic||Joan Scott||
|Dubai Majesty||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Free Flying Soul||Bruce Headley||
|Informed Decision||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Mona de Momma||John W. Sadler||
|Pretty Prolific||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Rated Fiesty||Jerry Hollendorfer||
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