MOUNTAINEER CASINO RACETRACK & RESORT, Chester, WV
|1||Prayer for Relief||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: B+||$451,500|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Jump Start - Sparklin Lil, Mr. Sparkles
Sire: Jump Start , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 1 years. 5 starts, 2 wins, $221,265. Lifetime: 264 yearlings sold, median $17,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mr. Sparkles, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: .59 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $80,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, ($39,000).
|2||Rush Now||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: A||$150,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Tiznow - Dirty Rush, Wild Rush
Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 15 starts, 8 wins, $6,427,830. Lifetime: 427 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Wild Rush, Bay, 1994.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2009 Select Yearling Sale, ($290,000).
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $280,000.
|3||Sherriff Cogburn||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$75,000|
2008 | Bay Colt | Vindication - Sweet Nanette, You and I
Sire: Vindication, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Raced 1 years. 4 starts, 4 wins, $680,950. Lifetime: 231 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: You and I, Dark Bay or Brown, 1991.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $50,000.
Scratched: Fred High.
|1||Prayer for Relief||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|2||Rush Now||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Anthony W. Dutrow|
|3||Sherriff Cogburn||Perry Compton||Don Von Hemel|
|4||Infrattini||Calvin H. Borel||Paul J. McGee|
|5||Awesome Bet||Alan Garcia||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||Little Drama||Kendrick Carmouche||David Fawkes|
|7||Dreamy Kid||Joseph Talamo||Neil D. Drysdale|
|8||Skipping the Score||Deshawn L. Parker||Troy Rankin|
|9||Loranger Native||James Graham||Michael Stidham|
After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lucy's Bob Boy didn't give the bridge-jumpers a scare when he took the early lead and coasted in workout-like fashion to win the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 20.Saturday, April 20, 2013
The West Virginia Racing Commission April 16 approved the expenditure of more than $2 million for projects and promotions at two racetracks.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Overnight races will receive a 10% increase compared with last year when Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort commences its 63rd season of live Thoroughbred racing Friday, March 1.Monday, February 25, 2013
After a hard-fought finish in the Louisiana Handicap, Mark Valeski and Infrattini will face off once again in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Z Thoroughbreds' homebred Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory, accomplished over four different tracks, by outfinishing odds-on choice Mark Valeski in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds.Saturday, January 19, 2013
There wasn't much sunshine to be found at Gulfstream Park Jan. 19 as Golden Mystery opened the Florida Sunshine Millions program with a romping victory in the $150,000 Filly and Mare Sprint.Saturday, January 19, 2013
The West Virginia Racing Commission Jan. 18 approved allocation of more than $1 million in purse and bonus money for this year's grade II West Virginia Derby, and also allowed for race schedule changes at Mountaineer.Friday, January 18, 2013
Grade I winner Emma's Encore gets her 4-year-old season started in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint, one of two sprint stakes on the special program for state-breds Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Godolphin Racing's Buffum came out running and never stopped as he posted a gate-to-wire score in the $150,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 27.Saturday, October 27, 2012
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.Thursday, October 25, 2012
Closing weekend at Belmont Park is highlighted by a pair of grade III races, with both the $150,000 Bold Ruler Handicap and the $150,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap for fillies and mares set for Oct. 27.Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Russell Road will try to overcome a two-month layoff as he aims for his third victory in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic as the 2-1 morning line favorite on the night of Oct. 20 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Barry Schwartz's homebred The Lumber Guy rallies from just off the pace to win the six-furlong Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont in his first start since mid-May.Saturday, September 29, 2012
Outsider Middie spurted away from the field in upper stretch to post a 3 3/4-length victory under jockey Francisco Torres in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap in track-record time over Polytrack at Arlington Park Sept 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Mister Marti Gras goes for a repeat victory in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) as a co-highweight at 119 pounds Sept. 1 on the Arlington Park Polytrack surface.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation became a millionaire with a victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup at Remington Park Aug. 11, but he had to work for it.Monday, August 13, 2012
Alternation seeks redemption against a short field of four others in the $200,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park Aug. 11, but Zayat Stables' speedy Prayer for Relief presents a challenge.Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Whitney Invitational Handicap, West Virginia Derby and more!Sunday, August 05, 2012
Jockey Corey Nakatani and Macho Macho let Louisiana Derby winner (gr. I) Hero of Order do the dirty work wearing out 3-5 favorite Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), then rolled to victory Aug. 4.Saturday, August 04, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and the West Virginia Derby this week.Thursday, August 02, 2012
The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's Hansen, one of 10 3-year-olds entered for the Aug. 4 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will finally get to race with a blue-tipped tail.Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Take Control, the first foal out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, will make his second start after a layoff of 2 1/2 years in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 28 at Del Mar.Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be aboard 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen when the colt makes a start in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 4, owner Dr. Kendall Hansen confirmed July 25.Wednesday, July 25, 2012