GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Graydar||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: A++||$300,000|
2009 | Gray or Roan Colt | Unbridled's Song - Sweetest Smile, Dehere
Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $1,311,800. Lifetime: 666 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
Broodmare Sire: Dehere, Bay, 1991.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2011, $260,000.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($85,000).
|2||Bourbon Courage||Margin: 5||TrueNicks: A++||$100,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Lion Heart - Shine Forth, Carson City
Sire: Lion Heart, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $1,390,800. Lifetime: 497 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Broodmare Sire: Carson City, Chestnut, 1987.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2010 Select Yearling Sale, $15,000.
|3||Take Charge Indy||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$50,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | A.P. Indy - Take Charge Lady, Dehere
Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 8 wins, $2,979,815. Lifetime: 374 yearlings sold, median $360,000.
Broodmare Sire: Dehere, Bay, 1991.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($80,000).
|1||Graydar||Edgar S. Prado||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Bourbon Courage||Javier Castellano||Kellyn Gorder|
|3||Take Charge Indy||John R. Velazquez||Patrick B. Byrne|
|4||Flat Out||Joel Rosario||William I. Mott|
|5||Csaba||Luis Saez||Philip A. Gleaves|
|6||Pool Play||Miguel Mena||Mark E. Casse|
|7||Fast Falcon||Jose Lezcano||Nicholas P. Zito|
|8||Ducduc||Jose L. Alvarez||Shivananda Parbhoo|
|9||Citrus Kid||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||John P. Terranova, II|
|10||Ultimate Eagle||Martin A. Pedroza||Michael Pender|
Eric Mitchell recaps the Kentucky Oaks, won by Princess of Sylmar, and the other stakes action on Oaks day.Friday, May 03, 2013
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Two-time Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Flat Out reaffirmed his affinity for the Belmont Park surface April 27, winning the $150,000 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) by a hard-fought head.Saturday, April 27, 2013
Some prominent names -- including Flat Out and Pants On Fire -- are set to clash in the April 27 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Pool Play will try to add a graded stakes victory on turf to a career resume that includes graded stakes scores on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) April 25 at Keeneland.Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Twin Creek Racing Stables' Graydar, back-to-back winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) and New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), will be sidelined for about 60 days after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his left front ankle.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Game On Dude, second in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) in 2011, is among the 52 nominees for and an expected entrant in this year's $1.5 million race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 20.Monday, April 08, 2013
Stuart Janney III and Phipps Racing's Orb, winner of the March 30 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), leapfrogs Verrazano to top the April 1 NTRA 3-year-old poll.Monday, April 01, 2013
The 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song proved doubters wrong March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when he held off Mark Valeski for a determined 1 3/4-length New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) score.Saturday, March 30, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Less than a year after Take Charge Indy first made his mark on the classic scene, his half brother Will Take Charge set forth his Derby credentials.
A power-packed field will assemble for the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds. In the lineup are Graydar, Bourbon Courage, Flat Out, and Mark Valeski.Thursday, March 28, 2013
A year after Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake with a front-running score in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, he returns as one of the favorites in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hunter Simms, who joined Warrendale Sales four years ago, has become a partner with owner Kitty Taylor in the Lexington equine sales company.Monday, March 11, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher had a busy Sunday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center March 3 with more than a dozen stakes runners from his powerful stable hitting the work tab for upcoming stakes engagements.Sunday, March 03, 2013
Stallion operators bullish on upcoming breeding season.Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Graydar in the Donn Handicap and Point of Entry defeating Animal Kingdom in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Sunday, February 10, 2013
An audacious Graydar took it to his more accomplished foes and carried on Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) wire-to-wire for Twin Creeks Racing Stable.Saturday, February 09, 2013
When Twin Creeks Racing Stable's Graydar hit the wire three lengths in front in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 9, it marked a milestone victory for his sire Unbridled's Song.Saturday, February 09, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the loaded Donn Handicap field.Thursday, February 07, 2013
Grade I winners, at ages 8 and 9, respectively, face talented field at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Southern California-based Ultimate Eagle has been confirmed for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park, while other contenders Csaba and Take Charge Indy put in their final breezes for the race Feb. 2.Saturday, February 02, 2013
Favored Csaba ran his stakes winning streak to four and likely stamped his ticket to next month's Donn Handicap (gr. I) with his victory in the $100,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park.Sunday, January 13, 2013
Csaba is the best he's ever been, and if he sails through the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, he'll punch his ticket to his first grade I stakes attempt in the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9.Friday, January 11, 2013
In his final start before retiring to stud in California, grade I winner Coil outlasted Ultimate Eagle by a head after a terrific stretch duel in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 5 at Santa Anita ParkSaturday, January 05, 2013