FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Touch Magic||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B+||$75,000|
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.
|2||Gal About Town||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: B+||$25,000|
Sire: City Zip , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 2 years. 23 starts, 9 wins, $818,225. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Devil His Due , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2011 Yearling Sale, $64,000.
Keeneland Association January 2011 Horses of All Ages Sale, $32,000.
|3||Smitten||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$12,500|
2010 | Gray or Roan Filly | Tapit - Hi Lili, Silver Deputy
Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Raced 2 years. 6 starts, 3 wins, $557,300. Lifetime: 371 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Silver Deputy, Bay, 1985.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $280,000.
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $175,000.
Scratched: Seaneen Girl.
|1||Touch Magic||James Graham||Patrick Devereux, Jr.|
|2||Gal About Town||Jesus Lopez Castanon||W. Bret Calhoun|
|3||Smitten||Rosie Napravnik||J. Larry Jones|
|4||Irish Lute||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||Dallas Stewart|
|5||Finding More||John Jacinto||Kellyn Gorder|
|6||Flashy Campaign||Leandro R. Goncalves||Thomas M. Amoss|
|7||Estonia||Shaun Bridgmohan||Neil J. Howard|
|8||Brotherhood Singer||Jon Kenton Court||Garry W. Simms|
|9||Ciao Bella Luna||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun|
|10||Afrodita||Iram Vargas Diego||Gennadi Dorochenko|
Trainer Todd Pletcher said May 4 the four Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) participants from his barn, including winner Princess of Sylmar, "came out of the race well."Saturday, May 04, 2013
With seven 3-year-old fillies contending in mid-stretch, Maggi Moss' So Many Ways proved best late to win the $177,150 Eight Belles Stakes May 3 at Churchill Downs.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
With jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, Naveed Chowhan's Seaneen Girl posted her final workout for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the morning of April 29, breezing a half-mile in :48 4/5.Monday, April 29, 2013
Bernie Flint on Kentucky Oaks entrant Seaneen Girl.Monday, April 29, 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
After showing little in two prior stakes attempts this year, Ciao Bella Luna relished a return to a synthetic surface April 14 at Keeneland, capturing the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIT).Sunday, April 14, 2013
Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) victress Unlimited Budget has been pegged the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, in her season debut.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Karl Krieg's 3-year-old homebred Makors Finale captured the Horse of the Year title for 2012 at the Washington Champions Annual Awards banquet held the night of Feb. 16 at Emerald Downs.Sunday, February 17, 2013
Believe You Can is likely to make her next appearance in the March 9 New Orleans Ladies Stakes while stablemate Mark Valeski will aim for the Mineshaft Handicap, and other Larry Jones contenders are on the move.Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards have disqualified Sign from her victory in last season's Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs following a positive test for methocarbamol (Robaxin).Monday, February 04, 2013
by Ann Peters
One of the surprise stallion developments of 2012 is Spring At Last, who finished second behind Henrythenavigator on the year-end first-crop sire rankings.
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
Grade III winner Circle Unbroken makes his 2013 debut Jan. 19 in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, stretching out in distance and taking on eight other 3-year-olds including Canadian stakes winner Avie's Quality.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Seaneen Girl, making her first start for Dr. Naveed Chowhan and trainer Bernie Flint, fought her way past favored Gal About Town to win the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, November 24, 2012
Gal About Town finished second best to Sign in the Oct. 28 Pocahontas (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, but trainer Bret Calhoun is hopeful she'll build off that effort and prove best in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Steve Asmussen-trained Madame Cactus heads wide-open field stretching out to a mile.Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Sign overcame a sluggish start and powered home to win the $168,150 Pocahontas (gr. II) by four lengths on opening day of Churchill Downs' fall meet Oct. 28.Sunday, October 28, 2012
Trained by Todd Pletcher for Sheldon Nitenson, 2-year-old filly Danalake finished first or second in her four starts at Delaware and now will ship to Churchill Downs for the Pocahontas Stakes.Thursday, October 25, 2012
Spring Venture, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Patrick Husbands, stayed unbeaten while prevailing under a hand ride Oct. 6 at Woodbine in the featured $205,361 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III).Saturday, October 06, 2012
Grade I winner Spring At Last has already sired two winners from his first crop of 2-year-olds to race, including the impressive filly Seaneen Girl, who won handily by 5 3/4 lengths at first asking June 22 at WoodbineFriday, June 22, 2012
The first three finishers in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will square off again at the Louisiana track when they return for the Feb. 25 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III).Monday, February 20, 2012
The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Favored Bouquet Booth held off Daisy Devine in deep stretch to win the $98,000 Silverbulletday Stakes by a neck at Fair Grounds Jan. 22 for her third consecutive victory.Saturday, January 22, 2011