GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Nordic Truce||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: B||$60,000|
2007 | Bay Colt | Yes It's True - Nyramba (GB), Night Shift
Sire: Yes It's True , Bay, 1996. Raced 3 years. 22 starts, 11 wins, $1,080,700. Lifetime: 450 yearlings sold, median $50,000.
Broodmare Sire: Night Shift, Bay, 1980.
|2||Bim Bam||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: A++||$20,000|
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.
|3||Call Shot||Margin: head||TrueNicks: B||$10,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Tale of the Cat - Sweet Monarch, Wavering Monarch
Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 5 wins, $360,900. Lifetime: 1075 yearlings sold, median $63,018.
Broodmare Sire: Wavering Monarch, Bay, 1979. In 2009: 1.25 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $235,000.
|1||Nordic Truce||Julien R. Leparoux||Christophe Clement|
|2||Bim Bam||Eibar Coa||David R. Brownlee|
|3||Call Shot||Jose Lezcano||Wayne M. Catalano|
|4||Lucas Brady||Cecilio Penalba||Manuel J. Azpurua|
|5||Guys Reward||Rajiv Maragh||Dale L. Romans|
|6||City Trooper||Javier Santiago||George Weaver|
|7||Raging Wit||Kent J. Desormeaux||William I. Mott|
|8||Mr. Vegas||Edgar S. Prado||Michael E. Hushion|
|9||Our Champion||Eddie Castro||J. David Braddy|
|10||Bernie the Maestro||Jeremy Rose||Milton W. Wolfson|
|11||Hellen's Choice||Eduardo O. Nunez||Kathleen O'Connell|
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
Grade I winners, at ages 8 and 9, respectively, face talented field at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 06, 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
Grade I winner Emma's Encore gets her 4-year-old season started in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint, one of two sprint stakes on the special program for state-breds Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Citrus Kid, making his first start since September of 2011, held off 3-year-old El Padrino in a comeback race for both Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, December 19, 2012
An inside trip and a good kick at the head of the lane made all the difference for 2-year-old filly Mystic Love, who beat the boys at odds of 16-1 Dec. 15 in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, December 15, 2012
The $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes may be ungraded, but the Dec. 16 renewal at Gulfstream Park still drew a strong collection of top contenders.Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tate's Landing, impressive 3 1/4-length winner of the $100,000 Laurel Futurity Oct. 27, will face a bigger test in a deeper field for the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 15.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Parent's Honor capped a big day for Ken and Sarah Ramsey at Gulfstream Park Dec. 1, taking the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at odds of 16-1 to give the owners their fourth winner on the card.Saturday, December 01, 2012
Hollinger will find an opportune spot in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino, in spite of hauling high weight on the Florida oval's closing day.Tuesday, November 27, 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
Nominations for five graded stakes events to be run closing week at Churchill Downs were released Nov. 10. Headlining 158 runners are Clark contenders Shackleford, Game on Dude, Pool Play, Take Charge Indy, and Coil.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy, out of action since the spring due to an ankle injury, makes his return in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), the closing day feature of the Keeneland fall meet Oct. 27.Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Considering his last attempt over a sloppy track, Quick Wit was far from a lock to win an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but the 10-1 shot prevailed Aug. 10 at Saratoga.Friday, August 10, 2012
Evansville, Ind., native lights up the Churchill Downs meeting with Guys RewardTuesday, July 10, 2012
Guys Reward, stalking three wide into the stretch on a soggy Churchill Downs turf course, drew clear approaching the furlong pole to win the closing night Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) by two lengths July 1.Sunday, July 01, 2012
Four D Stable's homebred Turallure seeks his first win of 2012 in the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 1 at Churchill Downs, taking on five other older turf contenders as the 122-pound highweight.Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dullahan and Shackleford were among the stars from trainer Dale Romans' barn that posted published workouts at Churchill Downs June 23.Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wise Dan, a grade I winner in his final start of 2011, picked up right where he left off in his first race of the year, romping by 10 1/2 lengths while setting a Keeneland Polytrack record in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes.Sunday, April 22, 2012
Casino Host, with a well-timed ride by John Velazquez, closed with determination on the outside to post a half-length win in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds April 1.Sunday, April 01, 2012
Smart Bid, who has claimed both of his graded stakes wins over the Fair Grounds turf course, will try to defend his Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) title against nine others in the $400,000 turf race on April 1Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Classy 6-year-old Smart Bid nailed pacesetter Mr. Vegas on the wire to score as the favorite in the $122,500 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 25.Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mr. Vegas set a comfortable pace and had enough left in the stretch to defeat Dubious Miss in the $100,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds.Saturday, January 21, 2012
Eight-year-old gelding Dubious Miss has been close to winning graded stakes numerous times on Fair Grounds' turf course, and he will be given another shot Jan. 21 when he takes on seven in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.Wednesday, January 18, 2012