KEENELAND, Lexington, KY
|1||Derby Kitten||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: C+||$120,000|
2008 | Bay Horse | Kitten's Joy - Blush, Menifee
Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 133 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Menifee, Bay, 1996. In 2009: 1.56 AEI.
|2||Prime Cut||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: B||$40,000|
2008 | Bay Horse | Bernstein - Life Happened, Stravinsky
Sire: Bernstein, Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $173,120. Lifetime: 373 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Stravinsky, Bay, 1996.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $475,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $55,000.
|3||Casper's Touch||Margin: 2¾||TrueNicks: A+||$20,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Touch Gold - Lizzy Cool, Saint Ballado
Sire: Touch Gold , Bay, 1994. Raced 3 years. 15 starts, 6 wins, $1,679,907. Lifetime: 354 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2009 Select Yearling Sale, $50,000.
|1||Derby Kitten||Julien R. Leparoux||Michael J. Maker|
|2||Prime Cut||Edgar S. Prado||Neil J. Howard|
|3||Casper's Touch||Alan Garcia||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|4||Silver Medallion||Javier Castellano||Steven M. Asmussen|
|5||Hurricane Lake||Calvin H. Borel||Jeff Bonde|
|6||Taptowne||Corey J. Lanerie||Wayne D. Mogge|
Whether Winning Cause is a good horse anywhere else is still to be tested, but he sure likes Keeneland's Polytrack.
The April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) offers 20 points and a potential place in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starting gate, but not all contenders in the last-minute prep will aim for the first Saturday in May.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun, seeking to secure enough points to get into the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is set to challenge males in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland.Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oaklawn Park specialist Cyber Secret ran away with the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for track owner Charles Cella April 13 as heavily favored Fort Larned folded.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Trainer Mike Maker was represented by his 1,000th career winner March 16 when Magical Season won the third race at Fair Grounds.Saturday, March 16, 2013
Top local handicap horse Forest Mouse had his consistency rewarded with the most lucrative win of his career in the $218,120 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 2 at the Hobbs, N.M. track.Sunday, December 02, 2012
Global Stage and Forest Mouse, the first two finishers in the Veteran Stakes at Zia Park, head the field for the $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 3, the richest Thoroughbred race of the season at Hobbs, N.M.Thursday, November 29, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.
Multiple graded stakes winner Silver Medallion has been retired following a suspensory ligament injury he sustained during a workout at Belmont Park.Friday, May 25, 2012
Simmard was assigned high weight in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs at 1 1/2 miles May 26, and it's easy to see why.Wednesday, May 23, 2012
An experienced field of older runners face off at Arlington in the grade III Hanshin Cup May 19 with a slew of recent winners set to go in a very competitive heat.Thursday, May 17, 2012
Eight stakes winners are among the entrants for the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass May 5 at Belmont Park, with Boisterous the 5-2 morning line choice.Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Trainer and Mike Maker and Thoroughbred owner Harvey Diamond have been down the Derby trail together...but this time they mean it.Saturday, April 28, 2012
Last year's juvenile champion gets in his final drill for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at the Churchill Training Center, working in company with Derby Kitten.Saturday, April 28, 2012
The longest shot on the board at 70-1, All Squared Away pulled a massive upset in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) when he overtook Hammers Terror late to win by 1 1/2 lengths April 21 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 21, 2012
Bob Baffert trainee Castaway is the most likely of the 11 horses entered in the April 21 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) that, should he win, could find himself in the starting gate on May 5 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Will it be grass or dirt for Lothenbach Stables Mister Marti Gras? He was entered in the Feb. 25 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf and the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) on dirt on the same card.Monday, February 20, 2012
Get Stormy, making his first start since he was eased out of the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last fall, led throughout in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Feb. 11 for his third grade I win.Saturday, February 11, 2012
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Thursday, February 09, 2012
Silver Medallion has found a home on grass since arriving at Todd Pletcher's barn last fall, but he'll face the toughest test of his career in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 11.Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) not only drew a full field, but many of the entrants are recognizable names with both turf and dirt experience. It should make for an interesting race, as a field of 12 will do battle.Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Californian Steve Marshall has purchased 125-acre Ardmore Farm near Versailles, Ky., the first Kentucky farm developed by Briggs & Cromartie Thoroughbred Consultants. The deal was brokered by Biederman Real Estate.Friday, December 30, 2011
Black Rock Stables' Silver Medallion pulled clear in the stretch and coasted home for an easy 1 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) on closing day at Calder Casino & Race Course.Friday, December 02, 2011
Trainer Christophe Clement may have the one to beat in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) with Brushwood Stable's 4-year-old colt Mr. Ryder following a third-place effort last out in the Oct. 15 Knickerbocker Stakes.Monday, November 28, 2011
Humble and Hungry earned the first stakes victory of his career when he soared past his rivals near mid-stretch to easily upset the $111,200 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at rainy Churchill Downs Nov. 3.Thursday, November 03, 2011