GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Merit Man||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: C||$100,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | With Distinction - Precise Strike, Precise End
Sire: With Distinction , Dark Bay or Brown, 2001. Lifetime: 146 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Precise End, Dark Bay or Brown, 1997.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Spring Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $75,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2010 Fall Mixed, $2,200.
|2||City of Weston||Margin: 4½||TrueNicks: D||$20,000|
2010 | Gray or Roan Colt | Holy Bull - How About Dattt, Souvenir Copy
Sire: Holy Bull, Gray, 1991. Raced 3 years. 16 starts, 13 wins, $2,481,760. Lifetime: 543 yearlings sold, median $32,000.
Broodmare Sire: Souvenir Copy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. In 2009: 1.14 AEI.
|3||Little Distorted||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: B||$10,000|
2010 | Chestnut Colt | Distorted Humor - Asbeautifulasyou (IRE), A.P. Indy
Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 8 wins, $769,964. Lifetime: 460 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $180,000.
|1||Merit Man||Joel Rosario||Robert B. Hess, Jr.|
|2||City of Weston||Luis Saez||Antonio Sano|
|3||Little Distorted||Javier Castellano||Darrin Miller|
|4||Rockyshomerun||Gary Wilbert Bain||Rowan Dixon|
|5||Cat Five Hurricane||Kent J. Desormeaux||Barry R. Rose|
|6||Brave Dave||Paco Lopez||Edward Plesa, Jr.|
Mylute, runner-up in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:12 1/5 the morning of Apil 14 at Churchill Downs.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was waiting for Orb to take him to Louisville, and the Hall of Fame conditioner should be on his way with the colt's big win in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
A field of 10 has been entered for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park, although three horses are getting almost all of the attention: Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby, and Orb.Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Champion Shanghai Bobby breezed five furlongs at Palm Meadows Training Center on the morning of March 24 in final preparation for a scheduled start in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I).Sunday, March 24, 2013
Baffert's Flashback, Power Broker and Tiz the Truth also work for upcoming prepsMonday, March 18, 2013
Itsmyluckyday was one of three top 3-year-olds trained by Eddie Plesa to work at Calder Casino & Race Course March 9, breezing an easy mile as he prepares for the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Perretti Racing Stable's highly regarded Forty Tales heads a group of thirteen sophomores who stay sprinting -- at least for now -- in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park on March 2.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Three-year-old prospect Carried Interest ran second as the 1-2 favorite in an allowance event at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24 in his first race since finishing second in last fall's Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.Sunday, February 24, 2013
Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Merit Man proved his mettle in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 1, coming back off a runner-up finish to Hightail in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint to prove his class at Gulfstream Park.Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Purchased privately following an impressive victory in his career debut, Little Distorted is scheduled to make his first start for Silverton Hill and trainer Darrin Miller in the Jan. 1 Spectacular Bid at Gulfstream Park.Sunday, December 30, 2012
Bruce Chandler, Robert McKee and partners' Merit Man will be the horse to beat in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes for newly-turned 3-year-olds on the Gulfstream Park New Year's Day card.Friday, December 28, 2012
My Pal Chrisy and Bad Debt were repeat winners in the Florida Million at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 10, while Cash Rules led all the way to capture the $150,000 Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.Friday, November 02, 2012
Bob Hess Jr. trains 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.Monday, October 29, 2012
Jim Glavin, co-owner of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Merit Man, wanted a stable name and colors that stood out.Sunday, October 28, 2012
On a cool morning Oct. 26 at Keeneland, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned in a workmanlike breeze preparing for his upcoming start in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.Friday, October 26, 2012
Favored Brave Dave overcame a bad stumble at the start to register a front-running victory in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 2 at Monmouth Park.Sunday, September 02, 2012
Ten juveniles will go postward Sept. 2 in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park, where trainer Todd Pletcher has entered a trio of developing contenders.Friday, August 31, 2012
Favored Bern Identity stalked a hot pace before sweeping to victory over front-running Handsome Jack in the $200,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course July 22.Sunday, July 22, 2012
Among Todd Pletcher's top 2-year-olds this year are Rose Junction and Onetwentyeight, who headline the $200,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) going six furlongs July 22 at Saratoga.Thursday, July 19, 2012
Michael Dubb's Ancient Rome edged longshot For Oby by a nose in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes on opening day at Gulfstream Park Dec. 3.Saturday, December 03, 2011
Jason, Tom and Evan Ciannello from TwinSpires.com handicap the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Spectacular Bid Stakes has traditionally been the first stakes of the Gulfstream Park meet for 3-year-olds. After a change in the meet schedule, it is now the opening day stakes for 2-year-olds.Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the Hal's Hope Stakes Jan. 8 at Gulfstream.Wednesday, January 05, 2011