FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Optimizer||Margin: 3½||TrueNicks: A++||$75,000|
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||String King||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B||$25,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Crowned King - String Dancer, Fly a Kite (IRE)
Sire: Crowned King, Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 1 yearlings sold, median $1,000.
Broodmare Sire: Fly a Kite (IRE), Bay, 1982. In 2009: .29 AEI.
|3||Bim Bam||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A++||$12,500|
2007 | Bay Horse | Deputy Wild Cat - Laurel Light, Colony Light
Sire: Deputy Wild Cat, Chestnut, 1999. Raced 1 years. 1 starts. Lifetime: 19 yearlings sold, median $3,200. In 2009: .60 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Colony Light, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
|1||Optimizer||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|2||String King||Jansen Melancon||Charles Craig Smith|
|3||Bim Bam||Gerard Melancon||Steven M. Asmussen|
|4||Unlatch||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|5||Trend||Richard E. Eramia||Michael Stidham|
|6||Strike Impact||Shaun Bridgmohan||Patrick J. Dupuy|
|7||Dubious Miss||Mark Guidry||Paul J. McGee|
|8||Tetradrachm||Leandro R. Goncalves||Paul J. McGee|
|9||James Street||John Jacinto||Josie Carroll|
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
Alpha Bettor, making his first start of the year, upset 2-5 pick Delegation with a late surge along the inside for Justin Stein in a fast renewal of the $197,961 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 12 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.Sunday, May 12, 2013
Delegation should be able to dictate the tempo in the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) in a short field of five May 12, making the 4-year-old son of Speightstown a dangerous commodity on the Polytrack at Woodbine.Thursday, May 09, 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
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
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
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
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
Two Fair Grounds turf stakes scheduled for Jan. 19--the Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) and the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes-- have been moved to Jan. 26 due to the likelihood there will be no turf racing Jan. 19.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Grade I winner Daisy Devine made quick work of four rivals in the $72,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap, going gate to wire for a six-length victory on the turf at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots Dec. 22.Saturday, December 22, 2012
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
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
Boisterous, winner of the Red Smith Handicap and Knickerbocker in his previous two starts, carries top weight of 124 pounds against 11 rivals in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs.Friday, November 23, 2012
James Street, rallying with determination on the outside, collared pacesetter Patrioticandproud in deep stretch and went on to win the xx Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 10 at Woodbine.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Maritimer, winner of the 2011 Coronation Futurity and champion Canadian 2-year-old, makes his first start since March 31 in Dubai in the $150,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 10.Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Son of grass champion English Channel heads into BC Turf with two straight grass wins.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.Monday, October 29, 2012
Favorite Delegation ran like a 6-5 choice should, taking the Durham Cup field wire-to-window to win the grade III Polytrack race over nine furlongs by 1 1/4 lengths over defending champ City Wolf.Sunday, October 14, 2012
The connections of City Wolf hope the five-year-old Giant's Causeway horse gets untracked Oct. 14 in the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-gr. III).Thursday, October 11, 2012