GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Silver Medallion||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A+||$120,000|
2008 | Bay Colt | Badge of Silver - Another Vegetarian, Stalwart
Sire: Badge of Silver , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 141 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Stalwart, Bay, 1979. In 2009: 1.48 AEI.
Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale, ($25,000).
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $150,000.
|2||Jakesam||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B||$40,000|
2008 | Gray or Roan Colt | Smoke Glacken - Deputy Sarah, Deputy Commander
Sire: Smoke Glacken , Gray or Roan, 1994. Raced 2 years. 14 starts, 10 wins, $759,560. Lifetime: 406 yearlings sold, median $32,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Commander, Dark Bay or Brown, 1994.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $70,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $20,000.
|3||Positive Response||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: A||$24,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Pomeroy - Lisa's Approval, Farma Way
Sire: Pomeroy , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 109 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
Broodmare Sire: Farma Way, Dark Bay or Brown, 1987. In 2009: 1.05 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company June Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale, $21,000.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $35,000.
Keeneland Association January 2009 Horses of All Ages Sale, $15,000.
Scratched: Anthony's Cross.
|1||Silver Medallion||Russell A. Baze||Steven M. Asmussen|
|2||Jakesam||Frank T. Alvarado||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|3||Positive Response||Julien Couton||William E. Morey|
|4||Comma to the Top||Corey S. Nakatani||Peter Miller|
|5||Formula Gold||Hector R. Romero||Lloyd C. Mason|
|6||Bluegrass Reward||Juan J. Hernandez||Steven Miyadi|
B. Wayne Hughes, Richard Mandella, and Garrett Gomez score stakes double as Jimmy Creed takes Potrero Grande after Beholder wins Santa Anita Oaks.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Comma to the Top, Jimmy Creed, and Camp Victory all bring grade I victories into the Potrero Grande (gr. II) at Santa Anita, vying to become the West Coast's top sprinter.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss throwback horses after Comma to the Top's recent efforts, Salix in the Breeders' Cup, Vyjack, and recent events.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
by John P. Sparkman
Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.
Favored Comma to the Top, making just his second appearance outside of California, proved a tenacious winner of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) March 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, just a week after making his last start.Saturday, March 02, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Dice Flavor, who scored an impressive victory in this year's El Camino Real Derby, has yet to start on dirt.
While Comma to the Top registered his biggest win in the 2010 CashCall Futurity (gr. I), the Bwana Charlie gelding has placed in three straight graded stakes, including a clear victory in the Daytona Stakes to close out 2012Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sahara Sky, benefitting once again by a super-hot pace, flew home on the outside to capture the $200,750 San Carlos Stakes Feb. 23 for his second grade II stakes win in a row at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, February 23, 2013
Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Southwest Stakes, Sabin Stakes, El Camino Real Derby, and San Vicente Stakes from the weekend.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Southern California shipper Dice Flavor, whose only four starts had been on grass for trainer Paddy Gallagher, burst away from the field past mid-stretch to easily win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 16.Saturday, February 16, 2013
Pete Denk and Frank Angst handicap the El Camino Real Derby and Mac Diarmida Stakes.Thursday, February 14, 2013
California Derby champion Zeewat will face eight rivals, including a pair of colts trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 16.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Versatile Comma to the Top, who has produced wins on dirt, synthetic, and turf, as well as going long and sprinting, brings his best form recently into the $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Zeewat, a front-running 3 1/4-length victor in the Gold Rush Stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer one month ago, is the one to beat in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 12 Golden Gate Fields.Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Lenny and Steve discuss Tweebster, Comma to the Top, and the Horse of the Year. Plus, an interview with Gary Stevens. Sponsored by Darby Dan FarmWednesday, January 09, 2013
Status change results in grade I winner Comma to the Top securing third graded stakes victory of his career.Thursday, January 03, 2013
It was the wrong lead but the right result for Comma to the Top, who slugged his way to victory while becoming racing's newest millionaire in an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Daytona Stakes Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita Park.Thursday, December 27, 2012
The 2012-2013 winter/spring meet at Golden Gate Fields, featuring 101 days of Thoroughbred racing in Northern California, opens Dec. 26 with a nine-race program.Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) attracted a dozen entrants to the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29 including Great Mills, most recently fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the course.Sunday, December 23, 2012
Grade I winners Comma to the Top and Smiling Tiger tackle four entrants from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, making for an intriguing Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 3 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Thursday, November 29, 2012
Southern California shipper Gladding will attempt to overcome a five-month absence as the favorite for the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23 at Golden Gate Fields.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comma to the Top and Mensa Heat, one-two finishers last out in the Pirate's Bounty Stakes, get a Sept. 28 rematch in the Eddie D. Stakes (formerly Morvich, gr. IIIT) on opening day at Santa Anita for the 2012 autumn meet.Tuesday, September 25, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.