GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Paddy O'Prado||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: A++||$90,000|
2007 | Gray or Roan Colt | El Prado (IRE) - Fun House, Prized
Sire: El Prado (IRE), Gray, 1989. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 4 wins, $236,987. Lifetime: 392 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
Broodmare Sire: Prized, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: 1.40 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $105,000.
|2||Dean's Kitten||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: A++||$30,000|
Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 133 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Ide , Chestnut, 1993. In 2009: 1.29 AEI.
|3||Our Champion||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A+||$15,000|
2007 | Bay Horse | Value Plus - Little Password, Verbatim
Sire: Value Plus, Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 157 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
Broodmare Sire: Verbatim, Dark Bay or Brown, 1965.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2008 Yearling Sale, $73,000.
Keeneland Association 2007 November Breeding Stock Sale, $27,000.
|1||Paddy O'Prado||Jesus Lopez Castanon||Dale L. Romans|
|2||Dean's Kitten||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Michael J. Maker|
|3||Our Champion||Elvis Trujillo||J. David Braddy|
|4||Asphalt||Rajiv Maragh||Eddie Kenneally|
|5||Bim Bam||Eibar Coa||David R. Brownlee|
|6||Lethal Combination||Jeremy Rose||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|7||Center Divider||Alan Garcia||Christophe Clement|
|8||Cat Park||John R. Velazquez||H. Graham Motion|
|9||Mutiny||Kent J. Desormeaux||William I. Mott|
"If horses could talk, what a job this would be," said one Gary Contessa, enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Keeneland. "I'd ask that sunofagun right now, 'Do you like that track as much as you like the grass?"Thursday, April 11, 2013
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
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Although he was unplaced in his only dirt start, on the score of pedigree, one wouldn't have many concerns about Rydilluc handling synthetic or dirt surfaces.
Watching his Rydilluc dominate a group of 3-year-old turf runners in his stakes debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) March 3 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Gary Contessa may have come to a conclusion.Sunday, March 03, 2013
Though the race is on the grass, the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles March 3 at Gulfstream Park has the potential to serve as a springboard to the Triple Crown trail.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Promising 3-year-old Balance the Books will not be making his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 3 after missing some training time to a recent fever.Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Promising 3-year-olds Dewey Square and Bambazonki each worked five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24 in preparation for the upcoming Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Sunday, February 24, 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
Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans said his Siena Farm 3-year-olds will both make their next starts at Gulfstream Park; he has yet to determine an exact target in Dubai for Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike.Thursday, February 14, 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
Paddy O'Prado's first reported foal is a chestnut colt born Jan. 13 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Coming off a splendid three-race campaign at Woodbine, Forte Dei Marmi looks to wrap up the year on a winning note in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 24.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Turbo Compressor goes after the biggest score of his career Aug. 18 when he heads a field of nine in the 38th running of the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Point of Entry built a 3-race win streak in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park July 14, drawing off to a solid 3 1/2-length victory while 4-5 favorite Treasure Beach failed to hit the board.Saturday, July 14, 2012
f Americans are going to have any chance against the mighty Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), they're going to have to show what they're made of. They can start July 14 in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes.Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dullahan, rested after his third-place showing in the Kentucky Derby, will be seeking vindication when he tackles I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes for Jerry Crawford's Donegal Racing partnership.Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Dean's Kitten, a grade II winner and a stakes winner all three years he raced, has been retired from racing after suffering a bowed tendon while being prepared for his 5-year-old debut.Thursday, May 17, 2012
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado is back at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington following colic surgery May 11 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The son of El Prado is expected to recover fully from a twist in his large colon.Saturday, May 12, 2012
Donegal Racing's Dullahan turned in what trainer Dale Romans called a maintenance work at Churchill Downs April 28, going five furlongs in 1:01 1/5.Saturday, April 28, 2012
Simmard and Newsdad, separated by only a nose in the recent Mac Diarmida (gr. IIT), will battle it out once again in the $150,000 Pan American (gr. IIT) March 24 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Howe Great, a turf horse for now, held off Dullahan by one length to win the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) as the 3-5 favorite on the Gulfstream Park lawn March 11.Sunday, March 11, 2012
Paddy O'Prado won the grade III Palm Beach Stakes in 2010, but last year Joes Blazing Aaron came away with the win. He went on to finish sixth in the grade I Toyota Blue Grass and has lost seven straight races.Friday, March 09, 2012
Like the 2010 Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Paddy O'Prado, Dullahan will begin his Triple Crown quest on the turf March 11 in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream.Thursday, March 08, 2012