KEENELAND, Lexington, KY
|1||Balance the Books||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: A||$90,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | Lemon Drop Kid - Kreisleriana, Seeking the Gold
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Raced 3 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $3,245,370. Lifetime: 444 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985.
Keeneland Association April 2012 Two-Year-Olds in Training, $160,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $37,000.
|2||Brown Almighty||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: B+||$30,000|
2010 | Chestnut Colt | Big Brown - Gone Goodbye, Gone for Real
Sire: Big Brown , Bay, 2005. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 7 wins, $3,614,500. Lifetime: 118 yearlings sold, median $54,675.
Broodmare Sire: Gone for Real, Dark Bay or Brown, 1991. In 2009: 1.36 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Spring Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $22,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, ($47,000).
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $50,000.
|3||Sonofasamurai||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$15,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | First Samurai - Midnite Deelite, Afternoon Deelites
Sire: First Samurai , Chestnut, 2003. Lifetime: 149 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Afternoon Deelites, Dark Bay or Brown, 1992.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2011 Select Yearling Sale, $25,000.
|1||Balance the Books||Julien R. Leparoux||Chad C. Brown|
|2||Brown Almighty||Francisco C. Torres||Tim A. Ice|
|3||Sonofasamurai||David Cohen||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|4||Summit County||Shaun Bridgmohan||Dale L. Romans|
|5||Strike the Note||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||W. Bret Calhoun|
|6||Really Sharp||Elvis Trujillo||Ian Black|
|7||Fredericksburg||Jose Lezcano||Michael R. Matz|
|8||Roman's Avenue||Miguel Mena||Dale L. Romans|
|9||Ruler of Love||Corey J. Lanerie||Joan Scott|
|10||Slamarama||Rosie Napravnik||Todd A. Pletcher|
|11||Army Hero||James Graham||Steven M. Asmussen|
|12||Road Agent||Leandro R. Goncalves||Brendan P. Walsh|
In what he surely hopes is an omen for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) a week hence, trainer Todd Pletcher takes the exacta in the Derby Trial on opening night at rainy Churchill Downs April 27.Sunday, April 28, 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
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
Trainer Chad Brown told Keeneland officials April 8 he will enter Balance the Books instead of Noble Tune in the April 13 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).Monday, April 08, 2013
John Oxley's Star Contender is highweighted at 123 pounds in a field of 11 for the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), but SamSon Farms' Up With the Birds has beaten him and will likely be favored at Keeneland April 5.Tuesday, April 02, 2013
A full field of 12 is expected when Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut March 23 in the $550,000 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.Thursday, March 21, 2013
Trainer Mark Casse will be busy saddling horses at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company stakes races Monday, March 11 where he has entered six horses, including at least one in each of the day's four stakes races.Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Though the race is on the grass, the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles March 3 at Gulfstream Park has the potential to serve as a springboard to the Triple Crown trail.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Promising 3-year-old Balance the Books will not be making his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 3 after missing some training time to a recent fever.Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Willis Horton's Smarty Jones Stakes winner Will Take Charge looks to continue his progress on the road to the Kentucky Derby against nine others in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, February 16, 2013
Southwest Stakes contenders Texas Bling and Brown Almighty were on the worktab at Oaklawn Park Feb. 9, along with Bayakoa Stakes hopefuls Tiz Miz Sue, Don't Tell Sophia, and She's All In.Saturday, February 09, 2013
Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Undefeated 2-year-old champion faces nine opponents in 1 1/16-mile test at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas had an anxious moment when victorious Will Take Charge stumbled while pulling up after winning the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21 at Oaklawn Park, but the Hall of Fame trainer said the colt is doing well.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The connections for Brown Almighty have been planning their colt's dirt debut for months now, and on Jan. 21 their wait will be over when the colt makes his start in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, January 19, 2013
The connections of Joha are comfortable switching to Plan B with their grade I winner, who was withdrawn from the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and will be pointed to a summer-fall racing campaign.Monday, January 14, 2013
Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase horses from the Issam Fares' Fares Farm dispersal at a Keeneland January sale that will feature a larger catalog compared with last year.Friday, January 04, 2013
Grade I winner Joha will be offered as a racing prospect at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, according to Allen Kershaw. The soon-to-be 3-year-old son of Johar will sell the first day of the sale, Jan. 7.Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Ten juveniles seek their first stakes score in the $150,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 1, including a few who have recently been knocking at the door. But the runner horsemen fear most is Avie's Quality.Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Just under four weeks after rolling to victory in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, Uncaptured will target more success at the Louisville track Nov. 24 in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Violence proved profitable in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds Nov. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.Sunday, November 04, 2012
Six other promising 2-year-olds will challenge Vegas No Show in the Nashua, including Bourbon Stakes runner-up Really Sharp.Thursday, November 01, 2012
Five European colts sporting excellent form will face nine North American colts in a full field for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.Monday, October 29, 2012
Bill Mott sent his quartet of Breeders' Cup hopefuls out for their final works Oct. 28, with Royal Delta (:48.96), To Honor and Serve (:47.72) and Flat Out (:48.01) all turning in half-miles.Sunday, October 28, 2012
Royal Delta and Point of Entry, two of the top horses pointing to the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, turned in bullet workouts on Oct. 22 at Belmont Park.Monday, October 22, 2012