Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey and jockey Julien Leparoux took advantage of a quick pace set by Socialbug to take charge in the stretch and post a facile victory in the Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs May 26.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Beat the Blues||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Fortune Play||John A. Booker, Jr.||
|Gleaming||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Good Deed||Steve Margolis||
|Honey Chile||Wayne M. Catalano||
|Island Bound||Katharine M. Voss||
|Page Springs||Dan L. McFarlane||
|Speedacious||W. Bret Calhoun||
Apropos, owned and bred by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, seems to have found a good spot in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes May 26, when she will face eight opponents in the six-furlong sprint at Churchill Downs.
It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.
The colt was born at William Shively's Dixiana Farm and is out of Shively's stakes winner Gleaming.
Beat the Blues, runner-up in Churchill Downs' Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) the last two years, gets the win May 27 in wire-to-wire fashion.
Grade II winner Funnys Approval will try to return to top form when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes on Memorial Day May 27 at Churchill Downs.
Vuitton came from well off the pace to edge favored Beat the Blues by a nose in the $100,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 11, capping a sensational afternoon for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.
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After finishing second to Groupie Doll in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) in November, Dust and Diamonds looms as a prohibitive favorite in the Adena Springs Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park
Groupie Doll put her winning streak on the line at Keeneland and preserved it emphatically Oct. 6, taking the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) by 6 1/2 lengths while pushing her earnings past the million mark.
Groupie Doll, a winner of three straight graded stakes by a combined 14 lengths, headlines Keeneland's $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 6.
Headed by national female sprint champion Musical Romance and multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent, the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park came up as an exceptionally tough race.
Turbulent Descent returns to the scene of one of her most impressive victories when she makes her second start of the year Aug. 24 in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
C C's Pal closed into a torrid pace and held off a late run from Island Bound to get the victory Aug. 3 in the $200,000 Honorable Miss (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.
C C's Pal, who has won or placed in 22 of 30 starts for owner Eric Fein and trainer Rick Dutrow, tops the eight-horse field of older fillies and mares entered in the Aug. 3 Honorable Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.
Roxy Gap, enjoying a solid campaign so far this year with a pair of graded wins and two seconds in her past four starts, tries to transfer her form to turf against a good field in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT).
Maple Lane Farm's Ariana D, third in each of her last two trips postward, has accepted high impost of 121 pounds for her engagement in the $150,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
Gleaming earned her third stakes victory of the year when she posted an upset over odds-on favorite Bold Affair in the $145,500 Sweet and Sassy Stakes at Delaware Park June 23.
For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.
Island Bound picked up the first added-money victory of her career when she came from off the pace to take the $110,100 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 2.
The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious, and Gleaming highlight a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the June 2 Winning Colors (gr. III) to be run under the lights at Churchill Downs June 2.
The promising filly Contested disposed of pacesetter Good Deed near mid-stretch and cruised to victory in the $110,000 Eight Belles (gr. III), her stakes debut for trainer Bob Baffert May 4 at Churchill Downs.
Contested, a lightly raced daughter of Ghostzapper from the Bob Baffert barn is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Wide throughout, Roxy Gap wore down a determined Honey Chile in deep stretch to earn her first graded stakes win by a neck in the $183,200 Whimsical (Can-III) at Woodbine April 22.
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