SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, Houston, TX
|1||Acting Zippy||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$120,000|
2005 | Chestnut Gelding | City Zip - Stormack, Future Storm
Sire: City Zip , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 2 years. 23 starts, 9 wins, $818,225. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Future Storm, Chestnut, 1990.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $100,000.
|2||Orientate Express||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A||$40,000|
2005 | Bay Gelding | Orientate - Waterwild, River Special
Sire: Orientate , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Raced 3 years. 19 starts, 10 wins, $1,716,950. Lifetime: 420 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: River Special, Chestnut, 1990. In 2009: .98 AEI.
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, $40,000.
|3||Baltimore Bob||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: C+||$22,000|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Malibu Moon - Gabby's Love, Perkin Warbeck
Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 1 wins, $33,840. Lifetime: 493 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
Broodmare Sire: Perkin Warbeck, Dark Bay or Brown, 1982.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December, 2005 Mixed Sale, ($28,000).
|1||Acting Zippy||Robby Albarado||William Don Bennett|
|2||Orientate Express||Glen Murphy||Kelly R. Von Hemel|
|3||Baltimore Bob||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||Helen Pitts|
|4||Gran Estreno (ARG)||Shane J. Sellers||Michael Stidham|
|5||Gretsky||Larry Taylor||George Northrop, Jr.|
|6||Ablaze With Spirit||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steven M. Asmussen|
|7||Going Ballistic||Luis S. Quinonez||Donnie K. Von Hemel|
|8||Pool Play||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse|
|9||My Happiness (ARG)||Bobby J. Walker, Jr.||Bobby C. Barnett|
|10||Red Rock Creek||Chris Landeros||Steven M. Asmussen|
|11||Fifteen Love||Eguard A. Tejera||Jerenesto Torrez|
|12||Real Appeal||Jorge Guzman||Jerenesto Torrez|
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
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
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
Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) winner Pool Play was scratched from the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) the morning of the race, but not due to tendon issues similar to those he has battled in the past.Friday, November 23, 2012
Claire and Frank preview the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 23.Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In his final career start, classic winner Shackleford will try to add one more highlight Nov. 23 in a compelling edition of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.Saturday, November 17, 2012
Game On Dude was named the 125-pound highweight for the $400,000-added Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 23, but is not expected to run. The likely highweight could be Shackleford.Friday, November 16, 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
Bill Farish Jr.'s Pool Play will be pointed toward the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, but the 7-year-old might not be the only Clark starter for trainer Mark Casse.Friday, November 09, 2012
Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.Saturday, November 03, 2012
Game On Dude could put himself atop the favorites list for Horse of the Year with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).Friday, November 02, 2012
Trainer Mark Casse talks about Classic contender Pool Play and his other Breeders' Cup horses.Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Steve looks at Classic horses, and shares some Breeders' Cup photos.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Pool Play won for the first time since suffering a tendon tear last year, and picked a good race to do it. The 7-year-old son of Silver Deputy took the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Oct. 6.Saturday, October 06, 2012
Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of five of six starts this year, will make his first start in almost two months when he carries top weight in the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Outsider Middie spurted away from the field in upper stretch to post a 3 3/4-length victory under jockey Francisco Torres in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap in track-record time over Polytrack at Arlington Park Sept 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Mister Marti Gras goes for a repeat victory in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) as a co-highweight at 119 pounds Sept. 1 on the Arlington Park Polytrack surface.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Alpha Bettor produced a 23-1 upset in the $152,202 Seagram Cup (Can-III) when he edged City Wolf by a half-length for his first stakes victory Aug. 4 at Woodbine.Saturday, August 04, 2012
James Street is back to defend his title in the $150,000 Seagram Cup (Can-III) against six opponents over the Polytrack Aug. 4 at Woodbine.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Going Ballistic, winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) and nearly $1.2 million in earnings, will begin his stud career in 2012 at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.Thursday, February 02, 2012
Bill Farish Jr.'s Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Pool Play has been diagnosed with a season-ending injury that will likely mark the end of his career, trainer Mark Casse confirmed July 21.Thursday, July 21, 2011