FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Mark Valeski||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A++||$90,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Proud Citizen - Pocho's Dream Girl, Fortunate Prospect
Sire: Proud Citizen , Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 16 starts, 3 wins, $638,822. Lifetime: 273 yearlings sold, median $30,000. In 2009: 1.72 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Fortunate Prospect, Dark Bay or Brown, 1981. In 2009: 1.47 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($22,000).
|2||Cool Street||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: C||$30,000|
Sire: Street Cry (IRE) , Bay, 1998. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $5,150,837. Lifetime: 399 yearlings sold, median $90,000.
Broodmare Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997.
|3||Golden Ticket||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A||$15,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Speightstown - Business Plan, Deputy Minister
Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 10 wins, $1,258,256. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
Keeneland Association April 2011 Two-Year-Olds in Training, $100,000.
Scratched: Golden Yank.
|1||Mark Valeski||Rosie Napravnik||J. Larry Jones|
|2||Cool Street||John Jacinto||Bernard S. Flint|
|3||Golden Ticket||James Graham||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|4||Hero of Order||Shaun Bridgmohan||Gennadi Dorochenko|
|5||Infrattini||Miguel Mena||Paul J. McGee|
|6||Macho Bull||Iram Vargas Diego||Gennadi Dorochenko|
|7||Raison d'Etat||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
Dominating Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I) winner Fort Larned will be pointed to the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Ian Wilkes said on the morning of June 16.3 days ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned put his early season problems behind him June 15 as he scored a front-running victory in the $536,300 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.4 days ago
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Can Ron the Greek win again?4 days ago
Earners of a combined $9.5 million will line up including defending winner Ron the Greek, Breeders' Cup Classic victor Fort Larned, impressive Alysheba Stakes winner Take Charge Indy, and Ben Ali victor Successful Dan.Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In his final serious preparation for the June 15 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I), Fort Larned breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 over Churchill Downs' muddy main track June 10.Monday, June 10, 2013
Four contenders for the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I), including top-weighted Successful Dan, worked June 8 for the upcoming 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs.Saturday, June 08, 2013
Successful Dan worked a strong six furlongs over the Keeneland Polytrack June 1 after trainer Charles LoPresti changed his mind about vanning to Churchill Downs due to expected showers and thunderstorms.Saturday, June 01, 2013
Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.Monday, May 27, 2013
The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.Friday, May 24, 2013
There was a time when "the other Dan" was Wise Dan, who went on to become Horse of the Year. On April 21 fans will witness the return of the original, Successful Dan, in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.Thursday, April 18, 2013
The 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song proved doubters wrong March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when he held off Mark Valeski for a determined 1 3/4-length New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) score.Saturday, March 30, 2013
A power-packed field will assemble for the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds. In the lineup are Graydar, Bourbon Courage, Flat Out, and Mark Valeski.Thursday, March 28, 2013
A year after Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake with a front-running score in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, he returns as one of the favorites in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Believe You Can looks to parlay a Feb. 2 tally at Fair Grounds into victory in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 9; Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order will wheel back in the Duncan F. Kenner on the same day.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski overcame traffic troubles and ran down a cavalcade of horses in the stretch of the $148,500 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After a hard-fought finish in the Louisiana Handicap, Mark Valeski and Infrattini will face off once again in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds.Wednesday, February 20, 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
by John P. Sparkman
It took five years for that hope to be fulfilled.
Z Thoroughbreds' homebred Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory, accomplished over four different tracks, by outfinishing odds-on choice Mark Valeski in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Trainers comment on the offspring of Speightstown they have raced. Read the full feature in the Jan. 12, 2013, issue of The Blood-Horse.Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Fifteen 3-year-olds, including Travers Stakes (gr. I) dead-heat winner Golden Ticket, are entered in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 25 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Friday, November 23, 2012
Ken McPeek talks about Breeders' Cup contender Atigun and plans for Golden Ticket.Thursday, October 25, 2012
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.Thursday, October 25, 2012
Golden Ticket, dead-heat winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), was not pre-entered in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and will be out for an undetermined period of time, trainer Ken McPeek said Oct. 23.Tuesday, October 23, 2012
While Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) contender Wise Dan captivated the attention of many on the Keeneland grounds with his morning breeze Oct. 20, Willcox Inn, Atigun, Golden Ticket, and Brown Almighty were also on the worktab.Saturday, October 20, 2012