Eclipse champion sprinter Big Drama returned from a layoff of more than 6-Â½ months with a 2 1/4-length victory in the $72,750 Whippleton Stakes Sept. 4 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Gesu||Joseph G. Calascibetta||
|Good to Be Seen||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Hear Ye Hear Ye||Stanley I. Gold||
|Lucas Brady||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Manny Who||James Hatchett||
|Mr. Green||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Peace At Dawn||Kirk Ziadie||
|What a Prince||Ronney W. Brown||
Big Drama, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a finalist for champion sprinter at the Jan. 17 Eclipse Awards, will begin his 5-year-old campaign against a short field in the Mr. Prospector (gr. III).
Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the Hal's Hope Stakes Jan. 8 at Gulfstream.
Coffee Boy slipped through along the inside for jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan in the stretch and upset 1-9 choice D' Funnybone in the $194,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. II) Calder Casino & Race Course July 10.
The Dutrow brothers, Rick and Tony, hold the top hands in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II), a seven-furlong test for 3-year-olds Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park.
The $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 15 headlines the annual OBS Day of Champions at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's racetrack.
Too Many Toyz outfought 7-10 favorite It's a Bird to win the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap in the finale of the $1.2 million Florida Million program at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 14. Other big winners included Soldier's Dancer and Sweet Repent.
Jackson Bend and Rosebud's Ridge scored victories in divisions of the Florida Stallion Series for 2-year-olds at Calder Race Course Aug. 29.
Grade I winner Proud Accolade came through with his first winner when his son Mr. Green won June 6 at Calder Race Course in his first start.
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