KEENELAND, Lexington, KY
|1||Brilliant Speed||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: A++||$450,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Dynaformer - Speed Succeeds, Gone West
Sire: Dynaformer, Dark Bay or Brown, 1985. Raced 3 years. 30 starts, 7 wins, $671,207. Lifetime: 555 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984.
|2||Twinspired||Margin: head||TrueNicks: D||$150,000|
2008 | Gray or Roan Horse | Harlan's Holiday - Historical Drive, El Prado (IRE)
Sire: Harlan's Holiday , Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 22 starts, 9 wins, $3,632,664. Lifetime: 382 yearlings sold, median $56,500.
Broodmare Sire: El Prado (IRE), Gray, 1989.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2010, $140,000.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $55,000.
|3||King Congie||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A++||$75,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Ridgling | Badge of Silver - Wise Ending, End Sweep
Sire: Badge of Silver , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 141 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: End Sweep, Bay, 1991.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2010, $100,000.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $47,000.
Keeneland Association January 2009 Horses of All Ages Sale, $30,000.
Others: Newsdad, $37,500; Crimson China, $22,500; Joes Blazing Aaron, $2,143; Queen'splatekitten, $2,143; Willcox Inn, $2,143; Santiva, $2,143; Wilkinson, $2,143; Praetereo, $2,143; Sensational Slam, $2,142.
|1||Brilliant Speed||Joel Rosario||Thomas Albertrani|
|2||Twinspired||Robby Albarado||Michael J. Maker|
|3||King Congie||Rajiv Maragh||Thomas Albertrani|
|4||Newsdad||Jesus Lopez Castanon||William I. Mott|
|5||Crimson China||Alan Garcia||H. Graham Motion|
|6||Joes Blazing Aaron||Garrett K. Gomez||Michael J. Maker|
|7||Queen'splatekitten||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|8||Willcox Inn||Rosie Napravnik||Michael Stidham|
|9||Santiva||Julien R. Leparoux||Eddie Kenneally|
|10||Wilkinson||Jamie Theriot||Neil J. Howard|
|11||Praetereo||Edgar S. Prado||Todd A. Pletcher|
|12||Sensational Slam||Jose Lezcano||Todd A. Pletcher|
St. George Farm Racing's homebred and dual graded stakes winner Mr. Commons will attempt to overcome the rail post and snap an eight-race losing streak when he faces at least eight others in the June 7 Jaipur Stakes.Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Calumet Farm's Skyring, winless in 11 starts since a victory at Pimlico Race Course last May, found the winner's circle again at the Maryland track in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Thursday, May 16, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Java's War demonstrated he was a legitimate Derby threat with a thrilling last-to-first victory in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin review the importance of race times, discuss Java's War in the Blue Grass Stakes, review performances of Spicer Cub and Incognito, and present a top 5 list! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
View the races and sights from the Blue Grass Stakes weekend at Keeneland.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby from the weekend. Did you think Java's War proved himself as a Derby winner with his last to first finish?Sunday, April 14, 2013
Owner/Breeder Charles Fipke discusses Blue Grass Stakes winner Java's War.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Trainer Ken McPeek discusses Blue Grass Stakes winner Java's War.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Charles Fipke's homebred Java's War overcame a troubled start in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 13 at Keeneland, closing from last to first to earn his way into the field for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.Saturday, April 13, 2013
If you missed the Live Blog, you can read the transcript.Friday, April 12, 2013
This is one of the most wide open editions of the race I've ever seen. So many directions to go.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby. They also break down Saturday's final round of major Kentucky Derby preps - the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes.Thursday, April 11, 2013
"If horses could talk, what a job this would be," said one Gary Contessa, enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Keeneland. "I'd ask that sunofagun right now, 'Do you like that track as much as you like the grass?"Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk are on location at Keeneland to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby.Thursday, April 11, 2013
This year's edition of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes may be wide open, so let's have fun with it and try to bring home a winner.Thursday, April 11, 2013
While Shug McGaughey prepares his usual strong string of horses at the Keeneland spring meeting, more than a few of his thoughts are occupied by the stable's big 3-year-old Orb.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Norm Casse, assistant trainer for Uncaptured and Dynamic Sky, talks about their prospects in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Trainer Gary Contessa discusses Blue Grass Stakes contender Rydilluc.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It was a crowded scene at the April 10 post-position draw for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), as the connections crossed their fingers and hoped for good post positions.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) contenders Rydilluc, Uncaptured, Undrafted, and Dewey Square all turned in pre-race works April 5 at Keeneland. Also working were Dynamic Sky at Churchill and Fear the Kitten at Trackside.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Silver Max, who captured six consecutive races on turf last year, makes his 4-year-old debut March 30 in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Twilight Eclipse ruined the return of favored Newsdad while establishing a new world record for 1 1/2 miles on turf in the $150,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 23, 2013
Four runners from the Feb. 16 Mac Diarmida Stakes, headed by Resolute Group Stables' second-place finisher Teaks North, are among 10 entered to contest the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 20, 2013