CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Machen||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$137,730|
Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 8 wins, $769,964. Lifetime: 460 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
Broodmare Sire: More Than Ready , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997.
Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale, $70,000.
|2||Dominus||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: D||$44,429|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Smart Strike - Cuando, Lord At War (ARG)
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Lord At War (ARG), Chestnut, 1980. In 2009: 2.59 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, ($270,000).
|3||J J's Lucky Train||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A||$22,214|
Sire: Silver Train , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 165 yearlings sold, median $11,000.
Broodmare Sire: Thunder Gulch , Chestnut, 1992.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2010, $35,000.
|1||Machen||Edgar S. Prado||Neil J. Howard|
|2||Dominus||Julien R. Leparoux||Steven M. Asmussen|
|3||J J's Lucky Train||Jose C. Ferrer||William D. Anderson|
|4||Indian Winter||Shaun Bridgmohan||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|5||Indiano||Garrett K. Gomez||Martin D. Wolfson|
|6||Travelin Man||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|7||Beamer||Calvin H. Borel||Carl A. Nafzger|
|8||B G Suavecito||James Graham||Randy J. Granger|
|9||Duca||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
Monmouth Park kicked off its 68th season of Thoroughbred racing May 11 with an enthusiastic crowd of 9,636 on hand despite monsoon-like weather. The New Jersey track reported a hefty increase in handle over last year.Saturday, May 11, 2013
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.
Racing at Monmouth Park returns May 11 in Oceanport, N.J., with a 12-race program attracting a total of 117 entries.Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The makeup of the grade III Derby Trial presents several interesting scenarios that could impact the makeup of the Kentucky Derby field.Thursday, April 25, 2013
Donald Dizney's Bahamian Squall will go up against open company including Silverton Hill's Swagger Jack in the $150,000 Gulfstream Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Multiple grade II winner Dominus has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Seeking redemption from a lackluster dirt effort last time out, Dominus returns to the lawn in the $150,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 12 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Stud El Aguila's Indiano turned the tables on Action Andy with a strong outside rally to take the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 29.Saturday, December 29, 2012
Robert Gerczak's Action Andy and Stud El Aguila's Indiano are headed for a rematch in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 29 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Nominations for five graded stakes events to be run closing week at Churchill Downs were released Nov. 10. Headlining 158 runners are Clark contenders Shackleford, Game on Dude, Pool Play, Take Charge Indy, and Coil.Saturday, November 10, 2012
A. Stephens Miles' Neck 'n Neck comes from off the pace to win the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Nov. 2.Friday, November 02, 2012
Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Neck 'n Neck is the 120-pound starting high weight for his first race against older horses when he headlines the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, October 31, 2012
While Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) contender Wise Dan captivated the attention of many on the Keeneland grounds with his morning breeze Oct. 20, Willcox Inn, Atigun, Golden Ticket, and Brown Almighty were also on the worktab.Saturday, October 20, 2012
Morton Fink's Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan is the star attraction of a power-packed $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Keeneland, where he'll take on 11 other starters 20 days after his most recent score.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The grass proved greener for Dominus at Saratoga Race Course when the 4-year-old son of Smart Strike took the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT). It was his first graded stakes score and his first try on turf.Saturday, September 01, 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
Gantry remained perfect at six furlongs, winning his sixth straight at that distance and winning easily in the Smile Sprint after a third to monsters Shackleford and Amazombie at Churchill Downs.Saturday, July 07, 2012
Trinniberg, Field Commission, and Gantry are highweighted trio in the six-furlong Smile Sprint (gr. II), the $400,000 highlight of Calder Race Course and Casino's Summit of Speed card July 7.Tuesday, July 03, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.
Stonestreet Stables' Hierro broke his maiden over the Churchill Downs main track as a juvenile and returned a winner under the Twin Spires April 28 in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III).Saturday, April 28, 2012
Led by Zayat Stable's talented but lightly raced Paynter, a field of 11 sophomores was entered in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) on opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 28.Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Trinniberg, though 17th on the current graded stakes earning list that determines the 20 starters in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will likely pass the race.Sunday, April 15, 2012
Despite stumbling badly at the break and being rushed up into contention, Donald Dizney's homebred Apriority ran down pacesetter Zero Rate Policy to win the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) by a nose Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.Saturday, December 31, 2011
Grade I winner Capt. Candyman Can, sidelined since June, returns to action in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) as Gulfstream Park rings out the year Dec. 31.Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, all set for next weekend's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with standouts Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo, have another dynamic duo entered in the $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III).Wednesday, October 26, 2011