GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Lilacs and Lace||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$60,000|
2008 | Chestnut Filly | Flower Alley - Refinement, Seattle Slew
Sire: Flower Alley , Chestnut, 2002. Lifetime: 136 yearlings sold, median $17,500.
Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, ($35,000).
|2||Cathy's Crunches||Margin: 5½||TrueNicks: A++||$20,000|
2008 | Bay Mare | West Acre - Miss Atticus, Atticus
Sire: West Acre, Bay, 1995. Lifetime: 69 yearlings sold, median $7,000. In 2009: 1.42 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Atticus , Chestnut, 1992.
|3||Sister Glady Oh La||Margin:||TrueNicks: D||$12,000|
Sire: Strong Hope , Bay, 2000. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 6 wins, $767,460. Lifetime: 142 yearlings sold, median $27,533.
Broodmare Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $3,500.
Others: Game to Run.
Scratched: Seismic Speed.
|1||Lilacs and Lace||Russell A. Baze||Duane Offield|
|2||Cathy's Crunches||Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|3||Sister Glady Oh La||Hector R. Romero||Steve M. Sherman|
|4||Game to Run||Julien Couton||William Delia|
Jim Covello has enjoyed a good deal of success since getting into Thoroughbred ownership a decade ago, but he's hoping Falling Sky provides the icing on the cake in the May 4 Kentucky Derby.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Favored Lady of Fifty earned her third straight stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields when she once again led all the way to capture the $100,260 California Oaks Jan. 21.Saturday, January 21, 2012
A front-running winner of the one-mile Corte Madera Stakes last month, Lady of Fifty will attempt to stretch her speed a little farther in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 21.Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sarah's Secret, whose unbeaten streak ended at four when she weakened in the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) this summer, returns to action in the $100,000 Harold Ramser Sr. Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita turf Oct. 16.Thursday, October 13, 2011
Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Lilacs and Lace was sold to a Japanese breeder for an undisclosed amount and was sent to that country shortly after the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), according to former majority owner Jim CovelloWednesday, June 08, 2011
Fox Hills Farms' Joyful Victory, runaway winner of Oaklawn Park's Honeybee (gr. III) and Fantasy (gr. II) in her past two starts, tops a stellar cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Who will win this year's Kentucky Oaks? Will it be a Joyful Victory? Is it time for a Summer Soiree? Are you expecting a Street Storm? Or will the results be Plum Pretty?Tuesday, May 03, 2011
R Heat Lightning, the likely favorite in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) for trainer Todd Pletcher, put in her final drill prior to the race April 30, working a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, April 30, 2011
Team Valor International's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Summer Soiree worked a quick six furlongs in 1:10.80 on her own under jockey Gabriel Saez April 23 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 23, 2011
With the addition of Suave Voir Faire and Royal Delta to the list of prospective starters in the 137 running of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are 16 fillies listed as "likely" or "possible."Friday, April 22, 2011
There are several special aspects of the story of Lilacs and Lace, a homebred daughter of Flower Alley who burst onto the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) scene with a victory in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I).Friday, April 22, 2011
Read about the name meanings of some of this year's Kentucky Oaks-bound fillies.Thursday, April 21, 2011
Highlights from weekend racing including foreign races.Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Lilacs and Lace, who won the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9, gained a sibling just hours later when her dam delivered her full sister.Monday, April 11, 2011
Lightly-regarded Lilacs and Lace shocked many in the crowd of 23,155 racing fans who turned out to watch the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9.Saturday, April 09, 2011
Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables' homebred filly Kathmanblu, a stakes winner on grass and dirt, will attempt to transfer that form to Keeneland's Polytrack surface April 9 in the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Summer Soiree takes on 10 rivals in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 26 at Turfway Park. The one-mile Polytrack contest is one of five stakes on Turfway's 12-race program.Wednesday, March 23, 2011
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Gilbert Campbell's homebred Watch Me Go enters Derby fray & focuses spotlight on sire West Acre, from the immediate family of Tale of the Cat and Pulpit and Johannesburg and Minardi.
Lilacs and Lace, under a vigorous ride by Russell Baze, collared front-running Cathy's Crunches past the 16th pole and drew off to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $92,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 1.Saturday, January 01, 2011
The talented Cathy's Crunches, riding a three-race win steak in Northern California stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, heads the field in the $100,000 California Oaks as the new year starts at Golden Gate.Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Odds-On favorite Will O Way, responding to strong urging from jockey Russell Baze after being headed in the homestretch, held off the charging Point of Reference by a nose in the final stride, winning the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 31.Saturday, January 31, 2009
David and Jill Heerensperger's Sky Mystic reeled in the field and returned to her winning ways for trainer Greg Gilchrist when she won the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields in a late rally Feb. 2.Saturday, February 02, 2008
Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger's Sky Mystic, a 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa, in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 2. The question is, will the Kentucky-bred filly return to her winning form?Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Eastlake Avenue wore down her Jerry Hollendorfer-trained stablemate Glorification in the stretch and earned a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.Saturday, February 10, 2007
Arnold Zetcher's House of Fortune ran away to a 17-length victory over three outclassed rivals in the $77,025 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.Sunday, March 07, 2004