While Eugene Melnyk is winding down his Thoroughbred ownership and breeding operation, the multiple Sovereign Award winner will have at least one chance to pick up another Breeders' Cup victory.
Two locally based trainers and a locally trained filly, all of whom went on to national prominence, were inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on the evening of March 12 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
After prepping with a clear victory in the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. III) July 5, Ben's Cat will try to win the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. III) for a third straight season Sept. 2 at Parx Racing.
Margaret Burlingham's Saint Leon led from gate to wire to earn a repeat victory in the Arlington Sprint July 6 at Arlington Park. E. T. Baird rode the Michele Boyce-trained son of Stravinsky who scored by a head over Hogy.
Graded-stakes winners will spice up the action in the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap and $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes June 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Stud Sampaio's Berlino Di Tiger rebounded from an off-the-board finish at Keeneland to win the $138,250 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. III) by a nose over Chamberlain Bridge May 4.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's Icon Ike, two-for-two this year with stakes wins in turf sprints, will face seven foes in the $125,000 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 4.
Chamberlain Bridge and Daisy Devine are the stars of the show in a pair of $75,000 stakes events at Fair Race Course & Slots on "Super Santa Saturday" Dec. 22.
Bridgetown earned his first graded stakes win since 2009 when he ground out a one-length advantage in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 6 at Keeneland.
Four years after taking the 2008 edition of the Woodford Stakes, Chamberlain Bridge will try to win the Keeneland turf sprint for a second time on Saturday.
Favored Ben's Cat surged from third in the final furlong to nip Chamberlain Bridge by a head, winning the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) for the second year in a row Sept. 3 over soft going at Parx Racing.
Veteran turf sprinters Ben's Cat and Chamberlain Bridge, who have combined to win the past three renewals of the Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT), head the field for this year's $350,000 race Sept. 3 at Parx Racing.
Chamberlain Bridge, winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs, returns to familiar territory when he takes on 11 rivals in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint at the track.
Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 2,000th race of his career April 19 at Lone Star Park when Forty Winks won a claiming race under Clifton Berry.
About the only thing left for Chamberlain Bridge to do in his career is win the $100,000 Shakertown (gr. IIIT), a race he's been in three times but has yet to conquer.
Million-dollar earner Chamberlain Bridge snapped a six-race losing streak Dec. 17 when he led throughout to capture the Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds, one of three $75,000 stakes races on the New Orleans program.
Dennis "Peaches" Geier, assistant to trainer Bret Calhoun, had a feeling about last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) with Chamberlain Bridge.
Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge worked a professional half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 in preparation for defense of his Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) title from last year.
Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge, defending champion in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT), tuned up for an expected repeat bid the morning of Oct. 19 by working a bullet five furlongs in :59.
A field of 12, plus two also-eligibles, was drawn for the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. David Ross' Perfect Officer headlines the prep for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
Led by the grade III Turf Monster Handicap, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania will card three lucrative stakes worth a total of $850,000 on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Keeneland has slated 18 stakes--led by five grade I races on opening FallStars Weekend--with purse money totaling $4.375 million for its 2011 fall meeting.
Vinery Stables' Regally Ready ran down Bridgetown in the late stages to win the $111,200 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
It's easy to see why Chamberlain Bridge has been made the 2-1 favorite in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Derby Day.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Antioch Diamond||Claude D. Box||
|Chamberlain Bridge||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Forestry Gold||Rubin Bustamante||
|Future Covenant||Dallas E. Keen||
|Goldzar||Randy J. Granger||
|Hollywood Ice||Scott E. Young||
|Midnight Cabinet SI 82||Jim Hembree||
|Pacific Tsunami||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Thunderpants||John W. Hearne||
|Truly Lucky||Karl Broberg||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|
|San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GG|
|Miami Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GP|