DELTA DOWNS, Vinton, LA
|1||Rose to Gold||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A++||$300,000|
2010 | Chestnut Filly | Friends Lake - Saucy, Tabasco Cat
Sire: Friends Lake, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 7 starts, 3 wins, $696,400. Lifetime: 180 yearlings sold, median $12,750.
Broodmare Sire: Tabasco Cat, Chestnut, 1991.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Select and Open Sale of Yearlings, ($10,000).
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February Mixed Sale 2011, $1,400.
|2||Touch Magic||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: B||$95,000|
2010 | Chestnut Filly | Lion Heart - Unifier, Deputy Minister
Sire: Lion Heart, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $1,390,800. Lifetime: 497 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $25,000.
|3||Sittin At the Bar||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: A||$50,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | Into Mischief - Fast Laner, Mutakddim
Sire: Into Mischief , Bay, 2005. Raced 2 years. 5 starts, 3 wins, $547,080. Lifetime: 44 yearlings sold, median $16,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mutakddim, Chestnut, 1991.
Breeders' Sales Company of Louisiana, Inc. 2011 September Yearling Sale, $30,000.
|1||Rose to Gold||Paco Lopez||Sal Santoro|
|2||Touch Magic||Jesus M. Rios||Antonio Sano|
|3||Sittin At the Bar||Mark Guidry||Brett A. Brinkman|
|4||Madame Cactus||Richard E. Eramia||Steven M. Asmussen|
|5||Salamera||Angel Castillo||Rodolfo Garcia|
|6||Unhedged||Diego Saenz||Thomas M. Amoss|
|7||Floral Sky||Miguel Mena||Mark E. Casse|
|8||Cayllano||Gerard Melancon||Thomas M. Amoss|
|9||Cloudy in Sandiego||Terry J. Thompson||Steve Margolis|
Rose to Gold may bear the distinction of having the most modest sale price of any of filly in the starting gate for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but you would never know it by looking at her race record.Friday, May 03, 2013
The only stakes on the May 3 card to draw a maximum 14-horse field was not the Kentucky Oaks. It was another race for 3-year-old fillies, the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (gr. III), with undefeated Calistoga favored.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Dreaming of Julia, the remarkable 21 3/4-length winner of the March 30 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II), drew post 8 of 11 sophomore fillies and was installed the 3-1 favorite for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jockey Calvin Borel had nothing but praise for Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Rose to Gold after her four-furlong work at Churchill Downs April 26. The Friends Lake filly went the distance in :47 4/5.Friday, April 26, 2013
Here are some of the explanations I received on this year's stellar field of contenders. Which one is your favorite?Thursday, April 25, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders, Dreaming of Julia, Princess of Sylmar, Silsita, and Unlimited Budget, galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Calumet Farm's Broken Spell was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks the morning of April 23 by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Trainer Bob Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay will also not contend.Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Several contenders for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), including four trained by Todd Pletcher, went to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20 as they continued to work toward the May 3 filly classic.Saturday, April 20, 2013
The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.Friday, April 19, 2013
Unlikely Rose to Gold stamped her ticket for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with another dominating performance at Oaklawn Park April 10, splashing her way to a front-running 4 1/2-length victory in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Rags to riches story Rose to Gold, front-running winner of the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) last month, returns to Oaklawn Park April 10 for the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III).Friday, April 05, 2013
Rose to Gold put away heavily favored Flashy Gray in the stretch for a gate-to-wire triumph under Calvin Borel in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 9 at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Flashy Gray, the 6-1 favorite in the recent Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool, makes her stakes and two-turn debut in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 9 at Oaklawn Park.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Bluegrass Hall's Oxbow went wire-to-wire to win the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 11 1/2 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 19. Earlier, Touch Magic took the Silverbulletday.Saturday, January 19, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Into Mischief closed out 2012 as the third leading freshman sire, following late-season stakes wins by his sons Goldencents, Vyjack, and Sittin At the Bar.
Hot second-crop sire Into Mischief is proving the value of Spendthrift Farm's breeding incentive program called "Share the Upside."Monday, January 07, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has announced a raise in stud fee for its leading freshman sire Into Mischief, who will now stand for $10,000 stands and nurses during the 2013 breeding season.Thursday, December 13, 2012
Heavy On Themister, under an all-out drive from Rosie Napravnik, scored a one-length victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.Saturday, December 08, 2012
Rose to Gold returned to dirt and remained unbeaten on it, taking the $500,000 Delta Princess Stakes (gr. III) by half a length Nov. 17 at Delta Downs.Saturday, November 17, 2012
Steve Asmussen-trained Madame Cactus heads wide-open field stretching out to a mile.Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Recent Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) winner Spring Venture tries Polytrack for the first time in the $200,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 6 at Woodbine.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
An overflow field of juvenile fillies will get the autumn meet at Keeneland off and running, with 16 entered for the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) opening day Oct. 5.Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Executiveprivilege, undefeated in four starts for trainer Bob Baffert, makes her dirt debut in the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A field of six 2-year-old fillies, including a recent impressive maiden winner and two stakes winners, are set to contest the Aug. 12 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.Thursday, August 09, 2012
Eight of the 10 contestants in the Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 23 broke their maidens in their last start.Wednesday, June 20, 2012