COLONIAL DOWNS, New Kent, VA
|1||Air Support||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$334,800|
2008 | Bay Horse | Smart Strike - Gaze, Danzig
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Danzig, Bay, 1977.
|2||Banned||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: A++||$111,600|
2008 | Bay Colt | Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli, Capote
Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 133 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Capote, Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2009 Yearling Sale, $130,000.
|3||Casino Host||Margin: 5¼||TrueNicks: A||$61,380|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Dynaformer - Ensenada, Seeking the Gold
Sire: Dynaformer, Dark Bay or Brown, 1985. Raced 3 years. 30 starts, 7 wins, $671,207. Lifetime: 555 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $290,000.
Others: Newsdad, $33,480; Street Game, $16,740; King Congie, $6,000; Crimson China, $6,000; Callingahardten, $6,000; Benergy, $6,000; Thirtyfirststreet, $6,000; The Waco Kid, $6,000; Watch Me Go, $6,000.
|1||Air Support||Alex O. Solis||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|2||Banned||Jose Lezcano||Thomas F. Proctor|
|3||Casino Host||Malcolm Franklin||Chad C. Brown|
|4||Newsdad||Alan Garcia||William I. Mott|
|5||Street Game||Edgar S. Prado||Philip M. Serpe|
|6||King Congie||John R. Velazquez||Thomas Albertrani|
|7||Crimson China||Julien R. Leparoux||H. Graham Motion|
|8||Callingahardten||Kent J. Desormeaux||Garry W. Simms|
|9||Benergy||Corey S. Nakatani||Dale L. Romans|
|10||Thirtyfirststreet||Chris Landeros||Doug F. O'Neill|
|11||The Waco Kid||Frederic Lenclud||Kathleen O'Connell|
|12||Watch Me Go||Luis Garcia||Kathleen O'Connell|
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.
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
Twilight Eclipse ruined the return of favored Newsdad while establishing a new world record for 1 1/2 miles on turf in the $150,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 23, 2013
Four runners from the Feb. 16 Mac Diarmida Stakes, headed by Resolute Group Stables' second-place finisher Teaks North, are among 10 entered to contest the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
View Arch and several of his progeny who have had careers on the race track. View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Newsdad, Ioya Bigtime, and Twilight Eclipse will shake it up Feb. 16 in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, while Starformer and Closing Range tangle in the $100,000 Very One (gr. III).Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Colonial Downs will offer $1,755,000 in purse money for its 16 stakes in 2013. The meet is highlighted by the 16th running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT).Thursday, January 03, 2013
Top local handicap horse Forest Mouse had his consistency rewarded with the most lucrative win of his career in the $218,120 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 2 at the Hobbs, N.M. track.Sunday, December 02, 2012
Global Stage and Forest Mouse, the first two finishers in the Veteran Stakes at Zia Park, head the field for the $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 3, the richest Thoroughbred race of the season at Hobbs, N.M.Thursday, November 29, 2012
Colonial Downs will host a 25-day spring/summer Thoroughbred meet in 2013 from June 8 through July 13 after approval from the Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 7.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Newsdad, switching from turf to Polytrack and shortening up for the closing day $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, swept to a two-length victory under meet-leading rider Julien Leparoux Oct. 27.Saturday, October 27, 2012
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy, out of action since the spring due to an ankle injury, makes his return in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), the closing day feature of the Keeneland fall meet Oct. 27.Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Aiden O'Brein-trained 3-year-old Imperial Monarch drew position 10 of 11 and was installed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line for the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Oct. 14.Thursday, October 11, 2012
Turbo Compressor and Casino Host, both qualifiers for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) later this fall, will take a test spin over the Santa Anita Park course in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30.Thursday, September 27, 2012
Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.Saturday, September 08, 2012
Stuart S. Janney III's Air Support will be the 118-pound highweight in a compact field of five for the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 8, as stakes action returns to Belmont Park.Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Casino Host, a recent addition to the Southern California male turf division, conquered the 1 3/8-mile distance in his first try with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 25.Saturday, August 25, 2012
An automatic berth in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) will be on the line when nine well-matched horses line up for the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 25.Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Turbo Compressor goes after the biggest score of his career Aug. 18 when he heads a field of nine in the 38th running of the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bill Mott pair work for the Personal Ensign Stakes and Woodward Stakes, respectively.Monday, August 13, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.
Champion Acclamation ran his winning streak to seven en route to his second straight triumph in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), drawing away in the stretch after setting the pace on the Del Mar turf July 21.Saturday, July 21, 2012
It didn't go as smoothly as planned but odds-on choice Silver Max got the job done anyway in the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), registering his sixth consecutive turf win on yielding ground at Colonial Downs July 21.Saturday, July 21, 2012
Waterford Stable's Summer Front will run in the $100,000 Duluth Stakes at Saratoga July 22 rather than travel to Colonial Downs for the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) a day earlier, according to trainer Christophe Clement.Friday, July 20, 2012