CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Hierro||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: C||$139,886|
2009 | Chestnut Colt | Hard Spun - Brief Bliss, Navarone
Sire: Hard Spun , Bay, 2004. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 7 wins, $2,673,470. Lifetime: 249 yearlings sold, median $53,475.
Broodmare Sire: Navarone, Chestnut, 1988.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $350,000.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2010 Select Yearling Sale, ($80,000).
|2||Paynter||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: C||$45,124|
2009 | Bay Colt | Awesome Again - Tizso, Cee's Tizzy
Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 9 wins, $4,374,590. Lifetime: 319 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cee's Tizzy, Gray or Roan, 1987.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $325,000.
|3||Stealcase||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: A++||$22,562|
2009 | Chestnut Colt | Lawyer Ron - Steal the Show, Cat Thief
Sire: Lawyer Ron, Chestnut, 2003. Raced 3 years. 26 starts, 12 wins, $2,790,008. Lifetime: 68 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cat Thief , Chestnut, 1996.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $320,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2010 Selected Yearlings, ($35,000).
Keeneland Association November 2009 Breeding Stock Sale, $35,000.
|1||Hierro||Julien R. Leparoux||Steven M. Asmussen|
|2||Paynter||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|3||Stealcase||Shaun Bridgmohan||Mark E. Casse|
|4||Bourbon Courage||Miguel Mena||Kellyn Gorder|
|5||The Black||Calvin H. Borel||Doug F. O'Neill|
|6||Motor City||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||Ian R. Wilkes|
|7||Quick Wit||Corey J. Lanerie||Dale L. Romans|
|8||Saint of Saints||Kent J. Desormeaux||Dale L. Romans|
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.
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Champion sprinter Trinniberg heads a strong field for the 79th running of the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) to be run May 4 at the Louisville track.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 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
The 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song proved doubters wrong March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when he held off Mark Valeski for a determined 1 3/4-length New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) score.Saturday, March 30, 2013
A power-packed field will assemble for the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds. In the lineup are Graydar, Bourbon Courage, Flat Out, and Mark Valeski.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.Tuesday, March 05, 2013
An audacious Graydar took it to his more accomplished foes and carried on Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) wire-to-wire for Twin Creeks Racing Stable.Saturday, February 09, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the loaded Donn Handicap field.Thursday, February 07, 2013
Grade I winners, at ages 8 and 9, respectively, face talented field at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 06, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.
Paynter's recovery from life-threatening battles with laminitis and colitis after his victory in the 2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park was voted by fans the 2012 NTRA Moment of the Year.Thursday, January 17, 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
Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed Dec. 26 that his Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter will ship from Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center near Elkton, Md., to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's California barn Dec. 29.Wednesday, December 26, 2012
At year's end we typically see many of our favorite stars move into retirement or second careers. In spite of the many fan favorites and talented athletes who have left the track, one thing remains...their finishes.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National.Saturday, December 08, 2012
After seeing reaction to their initial five nominees, Penny Chenery and the Secretariat Vox Populi Committee have added two more nominees in Paynter and Shackleford.Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Game On Dude put his disappointing Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) behind him with a gritty front-running win in the $250,000 Native Diver Stakes Presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association Dec. 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Saturday, December 01, 2012
Game On Dude, looking to rebound from his seventh-place finish as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), drew the rail for the $250,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Multiple grade I winner Game On Dude heads an expected field of six or seven in the $250,000 Native Diver Stakes - Presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association (gr. III) Dec. 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Sunday, November 25, 2012
Shackleford gave his fans something to remember in the final start of his career with a gate to wire victory in the 138th edition of the $447,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs.Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) winner Pool Play was scratched from the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) the morning of the race, but not due to tendon issues similar to those he has battled in the past.Friday, November 23, 2012
In his final career start, classic winner Shackleford will try to add one more highlight Nov. 23 in a compelling edition of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.Saturday, November 17, 2012