GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Dice Flavor||Margin: 3¾||TrueNicks: C||$120,000|
2010 | Chestnut Colt | Scat Daddy - Afleet Summer, Afleet
Sire: Scat Daddy , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Lifetime: 131 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
Broodmare Sire: Afleet, Chestnut, 1984.
Barretts Equine Limited May 2012 Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $100,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $80,000.
|2||Nina's Dragon||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: A||$40,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | Tizbud - Just Lookn, Synastry
Sire: Tizbud, Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Lifetime: 32 yearlings sold, median $3,150.
Broodmare Sire: Synastry, Bay, 1983. In 2009: .56 AEI.
|3||Counting Days||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: A||$24,000|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Mingun - Cuanto Es, Exbourne
Sire: Mingun, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 45 yearlings sold, median $5,500.
Broodmare Sire: Exbourne, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $12,000.
|1||Dice Flavor||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||Patrick Gallagher|
|2||Nina's Dragon||Julien Couton||Lloyd C. Mason|
|3||Counting Days||Dennis Carr||Carla Gaines|
|4||Carving||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|5||Zeewat||Russell A. Baze||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|6||Wildcat Moon||Kyle Frey||Jeff Bonde|
|7||North Pacific||Frank T. Alvarado||Len Kasmerski|
|8||Rush In||Juan J. Hernandez||William E. Morey|
|9||Manando||Aaron T. Gryder||Bob Baffert|
On the bubble for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Tiz a Minister has been entered in the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes, the featured event for California-breds April 27 at Hollywood Park.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
American interests He's Had Enough and Dice Flavor take on top Godolphin contender Secret Number in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 30 at Meydan, three of 12 sophomores entered for the 1900-meter event.Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Horses featured include: Law Enforcement (pink #4), Ocean Park (yellow #1), Invincible Ash, Dice Flavor (pink #6), Sole Power (orange #9), Balmont Mast (orange #2), Animal Kingdom (white #2), and more.Tuesday, March 26, 2013
El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Dice Flavor visited Meydan Racecourse's all-weather track for the first time on March 24 following a check-up at the local equine hospital after his long travel from California to Dubai.Sunday, March 24, 2013
Champions Animal Kingdom, Royal Delta, and Trinniberg lead an eight-horse American delegation set to fly to the United Arab Emirates, leaving Florida at approximately 9 p.m. on March 19.Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Baffert's Flashback, Power Broker and Tiz the Truth also work for upcoming prepsMonday, March 18, 2013
With his dominating 3 1/2-length allowance score going 1 1/16 miles March 15, War Academy is ready to join the Derby party, according to both Bob Baffert and Mike Smith.Friday, March 15, 2013
Withers Stakes (gr. III) winner Revolutionary heads a group of 13 sophomores considered probable for the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 30.Friday, March 15, 2013
Flashback and Goldencents, acknowledged by most as the leading 3-year-old males in Southern California, meet for the first time in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 9 at Santa Anita Park.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.
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.
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
Odds-on Zeewat overcame a less than ideal trip to claim the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 12 at Golden Gate Fields for his second straight stakes score around two turns.Saturday, January 12, 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
Odds-on favorite Goldencents got his start on the Triple Crown trail off to a solid start with a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 5 at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, January 05, 2013
The Triple Crown season at Santa Anita Park begins Jan. 5 with the Sham Stakes (gr. III) led by Goldencents, recent winner of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) and runner-up in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I).Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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
Tom and Pete preview the CashCall Futurity.Thursday, December 13, 2012
He's Had Enough, who missed by a head winning the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) last month, and Nashua Stakes (gr. II) victor Violence face a quartet from the Bob Baffert barn in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I).Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Trainer Bob Baffert, long a major player in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), formerly the Hollywood Futurity, expects to have four entrants in the Dec. 15 renewal.Sunday, December 09, 2012
Favored Carving, co-owned by Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller, made it back-to-back wins for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 10.Saturday, November 10, 2012
The revamped "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series kicks off Sept. 29 with points awarded to the top four finishers in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge (Eng-II) at Newmarket and the FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.Thursday, September 27, 2012