DELAWARE PARK, Wilmington, DE
|1||Optimizer||Margin: 4¼||TrueNicks: A++||$120,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | English Channel - Indy Pick, A.P. Indy
Sire: English Channel , Chestnut, 2002. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 13 wins, $5,319,028. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
|2||Excaper||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: C||$40,000|
2009 | Gray or Roan Colt | Exchange Rate - Ada Ruckus, Bold Ruckus
Sire: Exchange Rate , Gray or Roan, 1997. Raced 3 years. 15 starts, 6 wins, $479,803. Lifetime: 272 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
Broodmare Sire: Bold Ruckus, Dark Bay or Brown, 1976. In 2009: 2.38 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($30,000).
|3||Two Months Rent||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$22,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Purim - Sharp Tradition, Sharpen Up (GB)
Sire: Purim, Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 9 wins, $928,543. Lifetime: 71 yearlings sold, median $7,500.
Broodmare Sire: Sharpen Up (GB), Chestnut, 1969.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($17,000).
Keeneland Association January 2010 Horses of All Ages Sale, $4,000.
Scratched: King Kreesa.
|1||Optimizer||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|2||Excaper||Alex O. Solis||Ian Black|
|3||Two Months Rent||Javier Santiago||James J. Toner|
|4||Star Channel||Christopher P. DeCarlo||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||Twilight Eclipse||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Thomas Albertrani|
|6||Unbroken||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Steve Epley, Jr.|
|7||Lucky Chappy (IRE)||Jeremy Rose||H. Graham Motion|
|8||Cozzetti||Shaun Bridgmohan||Dale L. Romans|
|9||Miami Cat||Jose C. Caraballo||Philip A. Gleaves|
|10||Corinthian's Jewel||Paco Lopez||George Weaver|
Phipps Stable's Point of Entry captured his eighth victory in 12 starts on grass with a smooth come-from-behind win in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8.Saturday, June 08, 2013
Multiple graded-stakes winner Boisterous heads a noteworthy field in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) for Phipps Stable and trainer Shug McGaughey June 9 at Monmouth Park.Friday, June 07, 2013
Trainer Shug McGaughey said emphatically that turf star Point of Entry will compete in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 8, despite the forecast for rain over the weekend.Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Calumet Farm's Skyring, winless in 11 starts since a victory at Pimlico Race Course last May, found the winner's circle again at the Maryland track in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Thursday, May 16, 2013
New York-bred Lubash posted his first graded stakes win when he came from off the pace to win the Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) in near course-record time May 4 at Belmont Park.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Trainer Christophe Clement will be well represented with two starters in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park May 4, including 2-1 morning line favorite Speaking of Which.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Favored Za Approval took advantage of a hot pace to rally for his first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Appleton (gr. III) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Silver Max, who captured six consecutive races on turf last year, makes his 4-year-old debut March 30 in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.Thursday, March 28, 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
Optimizer hopped at the break of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) but drew clear in the end, earning his second straight victory over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.Tuesday, February 19, 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
Optimizer went wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26 for red-hot Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, who has won three stakes races in eight days.Saturday, January 26, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas looks to continue his hot streak in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, sending out Optimizer in the Jan. 26 turf test for older males.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Favored Grandeur earned his second grade II win from three United States starts when he came from off the pace to capture the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by three-quarters of a length at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 15.Saturday, December 15, 2012
Runner-up as the favorite in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), Grandeur will try to become the first 3-year-old since Bien Bien in 1992 to win the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Unbridled Command, making his first appearance outside of New York, stepped into grade I company with an impressive victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby, the final race of the 2012 Turf Festival Nov. 25.Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lightly-raced Twilight Eclipse put away 3-2 favorite Ioya Bigtime entering the far turn and continued on to post an 11-1 upset win in the W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) Nov. 24 at Calder Casino & Race Course.Saturday, November 24, 2012