KEENELAND, Lexington, KY
|1||Stephanie's Kitten||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$240,000|
Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 133 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Catienus , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, ($17,000).
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($30,000).
|2||Heart of Destiny||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$80,000|
2009 | Chestnut Filly | Lion Heart - Doc's Destiny, Doc's Leader
Sire: Lion Heart, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $1,390,800. Lifetime: 497 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Broodmare Sire: Doc's Leader, Chestnut, 1986. In 2009: 1.20 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2010 Select Yearling Sale, ($12,000).
|3||Putthebabiesdown||Margin: 3¾||TrueNicks: C+||$40,000|
2009 | Bay Filly | Closing Argument - Turtle Beach, Out of Place
Sire: Closing Argument , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 138 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
Broodmare Sire: Out of Place, Chestnut, 1987.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $32,000.
Others: Frolic's Revenge, $20,000; On Fire Baby, $12,000; And Why Not, $1,000; Tu Endie Wei, $1,000; New Wave, $1,000; Ann of the Dance, $1,000; Egg Drop, $1,000; Venetian Sonata, $1,000; Flashy Lassie, $1,000; Cheerleader, $1,000.
|1||Stephanie's Kitten||John R. Velazquez||Wayne M. Catalano|
|2||Heart of Destiny||Edgar S. Prado||James E. Baker|
|3||Putthebabiesdown||Alan Garcia||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|4||Frolic's Revenge||Juan C. Leyva||Milton W. Wolfson|
|5||On Fire Baby||Joe M. Johnson||Gary G. Hartlage|
|6||And Why Not||Garrett K. Gomez||Michael R. Matz|
|7||Tu Endie Wei||James McAleney||Reade Baker|
|8||New Wave||Julien R. Leparoux||George R. Arnold, II|
|9||Ann of the Dance||Rajiv Maragh||James P. DiVito|
|10||Egg Drop||Joseph Talamo||Mike R. Mitchell|
|11||Venetian Sonata||Jesus Lopez Castanon||William R. Helmbrecht|
|12||Flashy Lassie||Kent J. Desormeaux||Garry W. Simms|
|13||Cheerleader||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun|
Stephanie's Kitten came back of the layup and got the job done May 4 in the Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Hungry Island, winner of the same race in 2012, was second by a neck.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Padua Stables' Authenticity held off On Fire Baby in a fierce stretch battle to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) by a head May 3 at Churchill Downs. The 6-year-old mare sets a stakes record of 1:42.09 for 1 1/16-miles.Friday, May 03, 2013
Marketing Mix was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for her 2013 debut, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (presented by Longines) (gr. IIT) on the Derby Day undercard. Hungry Island, last year's winner, returns.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Nearly one year after securing a victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Brereton Jones homebred Believe You Can returns to racing at Churchill Downs in the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) May 3.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Oaklawn Park stewards have suspended jockey Joe Johnson three days for his winning ride aboard On Fire Baby in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). The suspension runs April 17-19.Monday, April 15, 2013
Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.Friday, April 12, 2013
Grade I winner Grace Hall, seeking her first win of the 2013 campaign, will face six opponents in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 12 at Oaklawn Park as the 118-pound top weight.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can returns to Fair Grounds Feb. 2 to make her 2013 debut in the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes against five other older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tu Endie Wei, the Sovereign Award-winning champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, died Dec. 24 in Kentucky while undergoing an operation for fibrous adhesions.Thursday, January 03, 2013
Defending winner Heavenly Landing takes on nine older fillies and mares Jan. 5 in the $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park, including Team Block's highly consistent Leading Astray.Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Canadian champion filly Tu Endie Wei has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Brereton C. Jones at his Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Beaumont Stakes winner Gypsy Robin headlines a field of 14 sophomore fillies for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) Oct. 20, including Killer Graces and Via Villagio from the West Coast barn of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.Wednesday, October 17, 2012
New York-bred Dayatthespa took the lead early and scored a two-length victory in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) on the turf at Keeneland Oct. 13, remaining unbeaten in 2012 with five wins in a row.Saturday, October 13, 2012
Wayne Catalano talks about Stephanie's Kitten, who runs in the QEII on Saturday, including her prospects for the Breeders' Cup.Thursday, October 11, 2012
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Evan examines how weekend races will affect the Breeders' Cup race card.Monday, October 08, 2012
An overflow field of juvenile fillies will get the autumn meet at Keeneland off and running, with 16 entered for the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) opening day Oct. 5.Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Back on her favorite track, Tu Endie Wei engaged 1-2 favorite Roxy Gap along the inside and refused to give way en route to a one-length victory in the $170,843 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
With an eye-catching final burst, favored Stephanie's Kitten prevailed by a half-length in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 19.Sunday, August 19, 2012
Five of the top six finishers from the July 25 Lake George Stakes, including top two Centre Court and Better Lucky, return to fight for supremacy in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT) Aug. 19 at Saratoga.Thursday, August 16, 2012
Undefeated in six races before losing badly in her last start, Agave Kiss will attempt to start a new streak at a new track when she faces six rivals in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Even though it's more than a week away, the Aug. 3-5 stakes extravaganza at Saratoga Race Course is taking shape, with the release by the New York Racing Association of a list of probables for the four graded stakes.Thursday, July 26, 2012
Centre Court, weaving through traffic in the stretch run on the Saratoga Race Course turf under Julien Leparoux, got the lead in deep stretch and prevailed in a roughly-run renewal of the $200,000 Lake George Stakes July 25.Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Jockey John Velazquez, sidelined since fracturing his collarbone in a June 16 spill at Churchill Downs, will return to the races July 25 at Saratoga Race Course.Sunday, July 22, 2012