CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Keep Up||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: B||$66,713|
2007 | Bay Horse | Unbridled's Song - Keeper Hill, Deputy Minister
Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $1,311,800. Lifetime: 666 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
|2||Boisterous||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$21,520|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Distorted Humor - Emanating, Cox's Ridge
Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 8 wins, $769,964. Lifetime: 460 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cox's Ridge, Bay, 1974. In 2009: 2.46 AEI.
|3||Skyring||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$10,760|
2009 | Bay Colt | English Channel - Violet Lady, Seattle Slew
Sire: English Channel , Chestnut, 2002. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 13 wins, $5,319,028. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
|1||Keep Up||Miguel Mena||Alex Clarkson|
|2||Boisterous||Jose Lezcano||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|3||Skyring||Victor Lebron||D. Wayne Lukas|
|4||Swift Warrior||Jose L. Espinoza||John P. Terranova, II|
|5||Optimizer||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|6||Miami Deco||Shaun Bridgmohan||Brian A. Lynch|
|7||Middie||Francisco C. Torres||Philip J. Oliver|
|8||Guys Reward||Corey J. Lanerie||Dale L. Romans|
|9||Global Power||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Thomas M. Amoss|
|10||Depeche Chat||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||George R. Arnold, II|
|11||Temeraine||Jesus Lopez Castanon||Thomas F. Proctor|
|12||Stormy Lord||David Cohen||Ian Black|
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).2 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).4 days ago
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Jim Covello has enjoyed a good deal of success since getting into Thoroughbred ownership a decade ago, but he's hoping Falling Sky provides the icing on the cake in the May 4 Kentucky Derby.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Successful Dan, coming back off a layoff of nearly 10 months, dictated an easy pace and held off the pursuing Boisterous in the final furlong to post a one-length victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 21 at Keeneland.Sunday, April 21, 2013
Trainer Kenny McPeek shared thoughts on Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Pure Fun, who will take on the boys in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes.Thursday, April 18, 2013
There was a time when "the other Dan" was Wise Dan, who went on to become Horse of the Year. On April 21 fans will witness the return of the original, Successful Dan, in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.Thursday, April 18, 2013
Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan easily won the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) by a length over Data Link at Keeneland April 12, successfully making his 2013 debut while recording his sixth straight victory.Friday, April 12, 2013
Morton Fink's reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan makes his 2013 debut for trainer Charlie LoPresti in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland April 12, with only four contenders willing to face him.Thursday, April 11, 2013
An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).Wednesday, April 10, 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
Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.Thursday, March 28, 2013
by John P. Sparkman
Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Dice Flavor, who scored an impressive victory in this year's El Camino Real Derby, has yet to start on dirt.
Optimizer hopped at the break of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) but drew clear in the end, earning his second straight victory over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 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
Surging in the final yards, Swift Warrior prevailed in a tight four-horse finish to the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes for his second grade III victory in a row Feb. 16 on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs.Saturday, February 16, 2013
Roman Tiger and Doubles Partner, the past two winners of the Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT), are part of a full field entered for the 2013 renewal on turf Feb. 16 at Tampa Bay Downs.Wednesday, February 13, 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
Optimizer went wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26 for red-hot Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, who has won three stakes races in eight days.Saturday, January 26, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas looks to continue his hot streak in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, sending out Optimizer in the Jan. 26 turf test for older males.Wednesday, January 23, 2013